Although typically eaten with a fork, pasta can also be eaten twirled around buttery bread sticks or slurped straight from steaming saucepans. Challenge customary consumption with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian dinner and drinks at The Red Pepper in Summerville.
Voted Best Italian Restaurant by the readers of the Summerville Journal Scene in both 2008 and 2009, The Red Pepper offers Italian enthusiasts authentic fare in a casual and comfortable setting, serving a comprehensive dinner menu that includes family-recipe gorgonzola bread ($5). Start your escapade into Italian eating by dipping lightly breaded fried calamari into fresh sauces ($9.50). Savor classic recipes, such as sweet Italian sausage served over penne in a spicy arrabbiata sauce ($15), or stuffed pastas, including house specialty lobster-and-ricotta ravioli in a lobster-cream sauce ($18). Meat-minded munchers can chew on seared beef filet medallions in a shallot-and-pine-nut-laced gorgonzola cream sauce ($20) or sautéed veal marsala served with pasta ($22).
Sit outside on an airy covered deck while enjoying renowned Italian chef Jim Giuffre's family-inspired dinner selections, made from scratch using high-quality ingredients. Pair your freshly prepared fare with a selection from the family-owned-and-operated eatery's abundant wine-and-beer menu.
The Red Pepper
The Red Pepper is an Italian eatery with rich roots. Owner Fred White first learned the ropes of the restaurant business at his grandmother's Italian restaurant in Rochester, New York, mastering the art of crafting sweets and savories from fresh ingredients such as tomatoes, basil, and ricotta cheese. He went on to open lauded eateries across the country, then settled with his family in the Charleston area and opened The Red Pepper in Summerville. Here, locals relish hoagies, pizzas, and other sumptuous New York–style Italian food. Red umbrellas and baskets of flowers dot an outdoor patio, drawing diners into the fresh air for alfresco meals and drinks.
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