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ASK Italian - Exeter

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

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

Very good food really nice place highly recommended it

Chris Melhuish 12 April 2016
from Exeter

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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 125 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • romantic (75)
  • large parties (66)
  • dinner (61)
  • lunch (54)
  • views (46)
  • child friendly (44)
  • business (39)
  • al fresco (33)
  • entertainment (20)
  • luxury (17)
  • value (13)
  • private dining (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • trendy (5)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • ((((* by from Brixham

    Very enjoyable, good service and lovely atmosphere, I was presented with a dish that looked as if someone had taken care with the food and the presentation. I would go again.

  • ((((( by from Exeter

    Very good food really nice place highly recommended it

  • ((((* by from Weymouth and Portland District

    Great food, good service, a few mistakes from the staff but rectified quickly and didn't detract from a great meal and a great time. Fantastic building too, overlooking Exeter cathedral.

  • ((((( by from Barnstaple

    The staff were very good. It was great to
    Have a gluten free option without being made to feel
    That you were something different

  • (**** by from Exeter

    The booking service via bookatable was excellent. However, the food and slow service was dreadful. We had to wait half an hour and still no one took our drinks and food order. Then we had to ask for it to be taken. The food took ages to come and then they forgot one of the courses. The waitress was apologetic about the wait but I think the kitchen was under pressure. The food was very poor. Tasteless pizzas, the goats cheese salad was a great disappointment just using soft spread goats cheese spread on a bit of stale bread on top of an uninspiring salad.

  • (**** by from Exeter

    I was rather annoyed to arrive at ASK and be told my taste card could not be used as it was Mother's Day. I had booked on the Internet through my taste card and it did not tell me this at the point of booking. Perhaps this could be addressed in the future?
    Also the restaurant was very understaffed and very busy; which was probably why our food arrived lukewarm. Needless to say I won't be going to or recommending this restaurant again.

  • ((((* by from East Devon

    Friendly, accommodating, efficient. Average pizza.

  • ((((* by from Exeter

    Glad we booked. Arrived just before 2pm and it was very busy. Had to wait a few minutes for our table to be ready. Took almost 10 minutes for our order to be taken but once we had ordered and had our drinks we were very happy. I had the croquettes to start and they were divine. We also had the fire sticks as we adore them! I had the meatball al forno dish for my main which I've had before. Apart from the top being slightly burnt it was tasty. My partner had steak pizza which he enjoyed. Our waitress who used to work at Zizzi's was very attentive and made sure everyone in the restaurant had what they needed. Overall very happy and we will return.

  • ((((( by from Exeter

    Service excellent, food excellent.

  • ((((* by from Exeter

    Very friendly service. Our food was delicious - not so sure about the meatballs, nice but a bit dry. Antipasto really lovely.

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