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“The Red Pepper is for Good Italian”
Review of Red Pepper

Red Pepper
Ranked #2 of 267 Restaurants in Summerville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$24
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We are a Casual Fine dining Italian Restaurant of 15 years. We offer all freshly made to order entrees, as we do not have steam tables in our restaurant. Chef also offers new specials from Italy every week starting on Wen. We offer 10 Italian crafted beers and an all Italian wine menu with both bottles and by the glass. We are in a quint historic old home with 20 tables total inside, and 20 tables on our new screened in covered patio and our open deck. We were rated 4 stars by the Post & Courier and voted best Italian restaurant in Summerville by readers choice. Our owners wife makes our desserts. (Tiramisu, Cannoli, Spumoni (Gelato), Tartufo (Gelato) & Chocolate Hazelnut Torte).
Summerville, South Carolina
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65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The Red Pepper is for Good Italian”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The Red Pepper has very decent Italian food. The Antipasto Misto is excellent and filling with peppers, olives, egg halves, ,prosciuto ham, salami, cheeses on a bed of lettuce with balsamic dressing. Thursday night buy one prime rib and half off for a second. Special deals for wine and other items are offered to patrons on various evenings. Service is good and attentive. Indoor or patio dining available. Full menu for pasta dishes and pizzas. Owners pride themselves on Italian dishes with recipes from the old country e.g. Tuscany. Not gourmet nor exceptional but adequate and you wont leave hungry. Mostly for couples although families are accommodated in a side room or on the patio outside. Interior has booths comfortable for 4 but no more. Bar is separate from main eating areas. Ample parking in the rear.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Arnold R
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Peppers0, Owner at Red Pepper, responded to this review, 6 June 2015
Thank you for dining with us and we hope to see you soon. Fred
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Summerville, South Carolina
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“Good Italian food”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Nice atmosphere, very good food, reasonable prices and excellent service. Have been here three times, twice for dinner and once for a late lunch. Btw, lunch switches over to dinner at 3pm. Groupon had a 1/2 price deal. Everything was well presented and tasted great. The wait staff we've had have been very helpful regarding the menu. Full bar, inside and outside dining, right on the main drag in Summerville.

  • Visited May 2014
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Peppers0, Owner at Red Pepper, responded to this review, 6 June 2015
Thanks for the nice review and for dining with us, Fred
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Summerville, South Carolina
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“Now too expensive”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We were going to Red Pepper every couple of weeks until about 2 months ago when the owner raised the prices way above what we see in other "Italian" places. We understood from a server that the owner jiggles the prices more than any place that person has worked. He has jiggled himself out of two regular customers!

  • Visited March 2014
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4 Thank James N
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Peppers0, Owner at Red Pepper, responded to this review, 6 June 2015
We only changed the prices when our cost go up. We also only buy quality food, so we cannot price our meals from what another restaurant is buying or charging who's standards may not be as high as our. We know this first hand from our delivery people who tell us we are among the few who buy such high quality food. Thank you for you business, Fred
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“Very Nice Waiter”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

the most positive comment I can make about the Red Pepper is the waiter, Victor and his attentiveness.
A bit pricey, portions were good though. Sauce not very spicy, kind of bland.
We probably would not go again for the above reasons.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Rachel K
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Peppers0, Owner at Red Pepper, responded to this review, 6 June 2015
Thanks for coming in. Fred
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“Spaghetti was good”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Ate with family members, first time here. My son and I both ordered spaghetti, we both thought it was very good. Daughter said pizza was good. Service excellent . Garlic bread was delicious. No complaints

Visited May 2014
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Thank Diane R
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Peppers0, Owner at Red Pepper, responded to this review, 6 June 2015
We want to thank the whole family for dining with us. Hope to see you again soon. Fred
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