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Red Pepper

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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ANTIPASTO
$9.0
Portabella con Gorgonzola
Oven baked sliced Portabella mushrooms topped with melted gorgonzola crumbles and roasted red peppers drizzled with balsamic glaze.
$9.0
Sperlano Fritti
(Fried Smelt) Crispy Smelt deep fried with spinach and lemon rings. Served with a green olive tartar sauce.
PORTATA PRINCIPALS (MAIN COURSE)
All main courses are served with a house garden salad and our homemade focaccia bread.
$16.0
Costiera Amalfitana Lasagne di Carnevale
Meatless. Pastaless. gluten free layers of eggplant. spinach, mushrooms and Italian chesses with a thick pink pomodoro sauce. Wine Selection: Glass of Chardonnay
$18.0
Mardi Gras Cajun Crawfish Mac N Cheese
Crawfish tail meat tossed with smoked gouda, mascarpone and fontina in a creamy spicy baked penne style dish topped with toasted Italian bread crumbs. Wine Selection: Glass of Pinot Grigio
$17.0
Sicilian Pasta Camaluvar
Ground Italian sausage tossed with artichoke hearts. peas. pomodoro sauce and Paccheri Pasta. This dish would be a Fat Tuesday type dish prior to lent. Wine Selection: Glass of Chianti
ANTIPASTI (APPETIZERS)
Classic Italian Meatballs
Served in a Boat with pomodoro sauce. Two Meatballs served in a boat with our house made pomodoro sauce.
Garlic Bread or Gorgonzola Garlic Bread
Topped with fresh gorgonzola cheese crumbles. Our family's special mixture of butter, fresh garlic, and herbs, on an Italian baguette.
Bruschetta ala Red Pepper
(Great for Sharing) Freshly sliced Italian flat bread topped with our balsamic marinated medley of freshly chopped tomatoes, onions, garlic, and basil.
Mozzarella en Carrozza
(Recommended) Fresh mozzarella cheese riding in a "carriage" of egg-encrusted bread. then lightly fried. We serve two of our Mozzarella en Carrozza with a honey mustard sauce or a pomodoro sauce
Calamari
(Best In the Low Country) Fresh calamari lightly breaded and quickly deep fried, served with pomodoro sauce or buffalo sauce.
Cozze Fra Diavolo
(When available) Fresh large North American premium mussels sauteed in a spicy hot pomodoro sauce with a splash of cream.
Antipasto Misto
Sliced Genoa Salami, Capicola, and Cheeses nestled next to a tossed salad of artichoke hearts, capers, Mixed olives, tomatoes, red onion, and peppadews all tossed with our house garden balsamic vinegar.
Carpaccio
Paper Thin sliced raw steak topped with shredded parmesan cheese and a drizzle of Virgin olive oil and nestled next to a bouquet of artichoke hearts and chopped red onions.
Storia (History)
Named by Harry's Bar, Venice in 1950 as a tribute to the Renaissance artist 'Vittore Carpaccio"due to the colors of the dish matching the vibrant colors of the artist's pallet. The dish was inspired by the Contessa Amalia Noni Mocenigo, a frequent customer at Harry's bar, whose doctor had placed her on a strict diet forbidding cooked beef.
INSALATA & ZUPPA (SALADS & SOUP)
Garden Salad
Fresh romaine lettuce tossed with assorted jewels of the garden. Pick one: 1. Creamy Italian dressing. 2. House balsamic vinegar, olive oil. and herbs dressing. 3. Ranch. (Blue Cheese Dressing and house made Caesar Dressing are both $0.50 extra each.)
Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce tossed with parmesan cheese, croutons, and our house made creamy Caesar dressing.
Chicken Caesar Salad
Sauteed chicken on our wonderful Caesar salad.
Salmon Caesar Salad
Grilled salmon filet nesting on our wonderful Caesar salad.
Pomodoro Caprice Salad
Fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, and fresh basil, topped with virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This is one of the oldest and most popular salads all over Italy.
Red Pepper's Specialty Soups
Small bowl, Large bowl. 1. Roasted Red Pepper and Smoked Gouda Bisque with basil and garlic. All entrees are served with a house garden salad and our homemade focaccia bread. (Gluten free Pasta is available so please allow extra time to cook it).
CLASSICI PIATTI DI PASTA (CLASSIC PASTA DISHES)
Spaghetti con Polpette or Salsiccia "The Best"
Two of our large Italian Meatballs or our Italian sausage served with spaghetti and topped with our house made pomodoro sauce.
Spaghetti alla Amatriciana Sugo
(Our very own Family Favorite) Diced bacon, red onions, red pepper flakes, and pomodoro sauce create one of the most well known Roman sauces, originating in the mountainous town of Amatrice outside Rome. The first writing of this sauce dates back to late 1790 in the L'Apicio Moderno by chef Francesco Leonardi.
Melanzane (Eggplant) Parmigiama
Sliced breaded eggplant fried then topped with mozzarella cheese and served with pasta and our house made pomodoro sauce.
Penne alla Bolognese
(This is a classic Italian meat sauce) Ground beef, ground veal, finely chopped vegetables, herb and a touch of cream give this Bolognese sauce its very special flavor. It is tossed with penne pasta.
Penne alla Salsiccia
(This is a classic extra virgin olive oil dish) Italian sausage, onions, and bell peppers, sauteed in garlic, extra virgin olive oil and herbs, tossed with penne pasta.
Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Spaghetti tossed in a mixture of eggs, bacon, herbs, parmesan cheese, and cream.
Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine pasta tossed with The Red Pepper's freshly made to order creamy alfredo sauce.
POLLO (CHICKEN)
All entrees are served with a house garden salad and our homemade focaccia bread.
Diavola Polio
Chicken breast and bell peppers sauteed in virgin olive oil and our spicy hot pomodoro sauce over pasta.
Polio Al Marsala
Lightly sauteed breast of chicken with sliced mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce. Served with spaghetti pasta.
Parmigiana Pollo
Lightly breaded chicken breast, topped with our famous pomodoro sauce and mozzarella cheese, over spaghetti.
Pollo Piccata
Lightly sauteed breast of chicken sauteed in virgin olive oil,, capers and fresh lemon. Served with spaghetti pasta.
Polio Saltimbocca
(Jumps in the mouth) Chicken breast layered with fresh sage leaves and prosciutto. Seared to perfection and served in a sage sherry cream sauce tossed with spinach and crimini mushrooms over fettuccine pasta.
PESCE (SEAFOOD)
Fettuccine Bianco
Sea scallops and shrimp sauteed in a lobster cream sauce, then tossed with fettuccine pasta.
Flounder Milanese
Fresh twin flounder filets lightly breaded then flash fried and finished with a lemon white wine butter sauce served over linguini.
Mista Mare Diavola
(Hot or Mild) Sea scallops and shrimp sauteed in virgin olive oil and our special spicy hot pomodoro sauce then tossed with fettuccine pasta.
Salmone con Senape e Porcini
Pan seared salmon topped with porcini and Dijon compound butter.Served over a bed of linguini pasta tossed in a lemon, caper Piccata.
Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp sauteed in olive oil, fresh garlic, white wine, and spices served over a bed of linguini pasta.
PASTE RIPIENE (STUFFED PASTA)
All entrees are served with a house garden salad and homemade focaccia bread.
Conchiglia Ripiena con Salsa di Vodka
(Stuffed Shells) Large stuffed pasta shells with ricotta cheese and topped with our creamy pink vodka cream sauce.
Lasagna di Manzo
(Meat Lasagna) Lasagna sheets layered with our special meat and cheese mixture, then topped with our house made pomodoro sauce. Add Bolognese sauce (extra cost)
Ravioli di Aragosta con Salsa di Creme di Aragosta
(A house specialty) Specially made lobster ravioli stuffed with a ricotta cheese and finely chopped lobster meat filling, then tossed in our special lobster cream sauce.
Squash Ravioli alla Zucca con Salsa di Arancia Madcapone
Stuffed with Butternut Squash, Ricotta, Sage Brown Butter, and tossed with a mascarpone blood orange sauce.
Toscana Ravioli di Quattro Formaggi con Salsa Alfredo
Cheddar, Gruyere, Gouda, and Pecorino cheese with diced red pepper stuffed in Red Pepper streaked pasta. tossed with diced tomato and basil and Alfredo sauce.
Ravioli al Formaggio
Filled with ricotta cheese and topped with our famous pomodoro sauce.
IL MANZO (BEEF)
Club Bistecca
(Sirloin Steak) Fresh cut 8oz sirloin steak cooked to perfection and served with your choice of one side dish.
Balsamico Bistecca con Rosmarino
(Rib Eye Steak) Prime aged 14oz in house cut rib eye steak, pan seared and finished with a balsamic rosemary sauce and served with your choice of one side dish. (Please allow extra time to cook).
BRACIOLA DI MAIALE (PORK CHOP)
Braciola di Maiale Milanese
(Best pork chop on the planet) A large 14 oz lightly breaded center cut pork chop, house cut from a crown roast, broiled and finished with a lemon white wine butter sauce over linguini.
About
We are a Casual Fine dining Italian Restaurant of 16 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).
PRICE RANGE
USD 8 - USD 24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

It is a very charming restaurant with excellent food, service, atmosphere !! They take a few minutes to see what you are really looking to try and have great recommendations!! Also, stop by the cozy little bar for a drink and appetizers!!

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

After finding our first choice restaurant closed for the holidays we decided this was worth a try. All portions were huge! The sausage was piled on the spaghetti, the spicy chicken dish was well received. I think the sauce on the lobster ravioli was more...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Fred W, Owner at Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Thank you for dining with us. There is no cheese in the Lobster cream sauce unless when the waiter was at your table you had him grate Romano cheese on your dish that would work its way into the sauce. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We has a really enjoyable meal. It is pretty good food for the price, but is not what I would call high end Italian. That being said, it really is better than average, and there was a good variety of dishes....it’s not your basic American/Italian/family...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

I try to use trip advisor when I'm in the area. One of the first times though the place did not match the rating. Service was good. Food just average. Maybe is was the Monday night Pasta special, and I should have ordered something else....More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Fred W, Owner at Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

We thank you for stoping in.

Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Everything was wonderful! Service was excellent & food was amazing! Everything was timed right from beverages, appetizers, salads, bread, meal, & dessert. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank HamptonHomes
Fred W, Owner at Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thanks for the review and for dining with us. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Ate at this restaurant about a month ago arriving my wife and I moved to the area from the Napa Valley area. Our first visit was incredible and the food was fabulous. Unfortunately, our second visit was not. It took over 40 minutes for the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Fred W, Owner at Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

With all due respect we had a new server working that night who by mistake overlooked firing your food. My wife was trying to explain that to you and Victor who did have others tables was only trying to help out by bringing out your...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

First time here, we will be moving to Summerville in a year. So we are looking for great restaurants. Well we found one. The food was excellent, and the service was what you would expect in a Five Star restaurant in a major city. The...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Zokker
Fred W, Owner at Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to your moving here.

Reviewed 25 November 2017

Excellent food, terrific service, and an awesome atmosphere gives The Red Pepper a five star rating! The owners go out of their way to make you feel right at home. Victor, one of the waiters always provides outstanding service for us every time we visit!...More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Fred W, Owner at Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thank you for the kind words and for dining with us.

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a great Italian restaurant in Summerville and this place hit the spot! The owner, Donna, was friendly and informative on many different things. It was a lovely evening and we will be back.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Fred W, Owner at Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thanks for the review and for dining with us.

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Give this place a try, as an Italian it is hard for me to find good “Italian” food. This place is great and I have been back several times. I have had pasta dishes several times and was pleased with each. Stop by give them...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Fred W, Owner at Red Pepper, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thanks for the review and for stoping in. Hope to see you soon.

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The menu is posted on our web site. We offer Authentic Italian cuisine. The Chef's menu changes weekly.
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