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ASK Italian - Exeter

5 Cathedral Close, Exeter, EX1 1EZ +44 1392458165

((((* Italian
Main course: £9
Food spend: £19

Excellent service with good food. Very friendly atmosphere. A most enjoyable evening.

Peter 13 September 2014
from Watford

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Housed in a striking period building opposite Exeter Cathedral, ASK Italian Exeter offers traditional Italian cuisine in relaxed, unpretentious surroundings. ASK is close to the Guildhall Shopping Centre, and the Royal Albert Museum.

Driven by a passion for authenticity, classic Italian food and culture shine through at ASK. The ASK Italian menu reveals both classic and modern Italian flavours with special ingredients like lobster, king prawns and slow-roasted Tuscan classic pork belly porchetta, whilst Italian Luganica sausage features in the fresh pasta dishes. Choose one of the crispy stone-baked pizzas with a great choice of toppings, or create your own from the wide range of ingredients. Sweet-toothed diners can indulge in a selection of decadent desserts, including a gooey chocolate amore and the apple cinnamon pizza dolce.

With an obsession for soulful Italian food and ingredients, ASK Italian restaurants showcase Italian cuisine at affordable prices. There is a popular kids menu, and premium award-winning Italian beers are available alongside Italian wines and soft drinks.

Exeter ASK Italian is a family-friendly Italian restaurant in the heart of the city, a 7-minute drive from Exeter Central Rail Station.

ASK Italian - Exeter

5 Cathedral Close, Exeter, EX1 1EZ

Contact +44 1392427127
Reservations +44 1392458165

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Customer reviews for ASK Italian - Exeter

4.2 ((((* (based on 96 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((*** by from Exeter

    Food was lovely but service was rubbish. We wanted a dessert but after waiting 20 mins for someone to come take our order we decided against it. When we mention this to the manager we were just told they are unstaffed and was rude in telling us.

  • ((((( by from Watford

    Excellent service with good food. Very friendly atmosphere. A most enjoyable evening.

  • ((*** by from Exeter

    The service was slow. One of the meals for the main course (there were 6 of us in the party) was not served at the same time as the others and we had to wait several minutes for the remaining meal (they were very apologetic and we were given one complimentary cocktail as an apology). The quality of the food was good.

  • ((((( by from Exeter

    Had a lovely evening. We sat out in the courtyard as the weather was nice and we were given a complimentary glass of prosecco as it was our anniversary. Couldn't fault any of it.

  • ((((( by from Mortehoe

    We received a warm welcome, the service was friendly and efficient, and the food was great. Even better was the glass of Puglian red wine served at a good temperature - rounded our meal off beautifully. Couldn't fault the whole experience. Wish there was an Ask nearer to home

  • ((((* by from Exeter

    Excellent service- polite, friendly and quick. Great choice of menu. Happy to accommodate special requests in terms of food orders.

  • ((((* by from Mold

    nice meal and good value

  • ((((( by from Exeter

    nice setting, staff have always been good, polite and attentive.We have never had a poor experience at this restaurant.For the price and what it is it is excellent, although I prefer the old door entrance and the artwork is missing!!

  • ((((( by from Tiverton

    The best staff we have ever come across!

  • ((((* by from Seaton, Devon

    Ask Exeter is in an old building, recently refurbished, overlooking the cathedral. You can eat inside, out at the front or in a small courtyard at the back.
    It is a standard menu, but there are often specials and seasonal changes. We have found the food to be good value and of consistent reliability; in several years of using the restaurant, they have never let us down.
    There is a short but adequate wine list, Italian beers and soft drinks. There is no non-alcoholic beer; it would be useful if they could include one.
    When very busy, service can be a little chaotic and occasionally slow, but it is always friendly and obliging.
    All in all, this is a friendly restaurant with a charming ambience — one of our favourites.

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