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ASK Italian - Exeter

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

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  • ASK Italian - Exeter - Devon
  • ASK Italian - Exeter - Devon
  • ASK Italian - Exeter - Devon
  • ASK Italian - Exeter - Devon
  • ASK Italian - Exeter - Devon
  • ASK Italian - Exeter - Devon
  • ASK Italian - Exeter - Devon
  • ASK Italian - Exeter - Devon
  • ASK Italian - Exeter - Devon
  • ASK Italian - Exeter - Devon
Main course: £9
Food spend: £19

Good staff and good vegan options ??

Dominic 03 January 2018
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.

Inspired by the Italian way of eating, ASK Italian celebrates mealtimes as an opportunity to connect with one another around the table. Start with a perfect-for-sharing antipasti board from the ASK Italian menu, and enjoy signature dishes from fresh pasta to crispy stone-baked pizzas with a great choice of toppings. And because there’s always room for dessert, diners can indulge in a selection of beautiful desserts including the chocolate Etna, served with plenty of theatre.

ASK Italian restaurants showcase Italian cuisine at affordable prices, with allergen information on hand if ever you need it, plus a fun kids menu. Premium beers, including Sicily’s most famous craft beer, Messina Bira, are available alongside Italian wines, cocktails and soft drinks, like a refreshing craft lemonade.

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 190 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (106)
  • lunch (96)
  • romantic (92)
  • large parties (76)
  • views (67)
  • child friendly (58)
  • business (44)
  • al fresco (41)
  • value (30)
  • entertainment (23)
  • private dining (21)
  • luxury (20)
  • trendy (19)
  • breakfast (6)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • (**** 30 July 2018 by Penelope from Exeter

    Great atmosphere-,good value - highly recommended

  • ((((* 31 March 2018 by Ali from Exeter

    Food was excellent and good value. Very good service. Recommend.

  • ((*** 19 March 2018 by fabienne from Weston-super-Mare

    Great location ,lovely premises , however very disappointed by the service. I had booked a table ahead therefore it did not expect to be placed in a back room with no music , with a view on one side, admittedly looking at the cathedral but on the other side looking at the dishwasher , sink ,overflowing rubbish, clearly not a place to enjoy a nice christmasy Saturday meal. It is a busy time of the year , I understand , but I felt that the person who dealt with our disappointment was quite rude initially , maybe he was under stress but as customers ,we shouldn't have had to feel the impact from it; he must have realized that his attitude was exaggerated as he found us another table and was more pleasant however it is unfortunate that the experience was negative for all of us.

  • ((((( 3 January 2018 by Dominic from Exeter

    Good staff and good vegan options ??

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Patricia from exeter


  • ((*** 30 November 2017 by Pam from Exeter

    Met with three friends, I had organised the meal venue. Ordered off lunchtime special menu. Three different starters, all good. All four ordered carbonara for main. It was awful. Just massive amount of pasta, very little sauce so dry but strangely greasy. The manager was excellent, no charge, offered to replace, we declined. Pleased he dealt with us very fairly, sad about the meal, kind of spoilt the whole experience

  • ((((* 14 November 2017 by Carol from Exeter

    The food was very good but the service was rushed. The waiter was brilliant but they just didn't enough staff.

  • ((((( 6 November 2017 by Luke from Teignmouth

    Very nice place and atmosphere. Food arrived super fast and was very tasty!

  • ((((( 5 October 2017 by Toby from Exeter

    Great food and good atmosphere, service was a little slow but we went at the busiest time! Staff are very friendly and nothing is too much!

  • (((** 9 September 2017 by Donald from Exeter

    We were given a warm welcome on arrival. We both ordered the Pollo al Milano but were surprised to find an enormous helping of undercooked broccoli which we immediately discarded on a side plate which we asked for. The sauce alongside was rather thick and not particularly nice. The chicken and fries were all well-cooked. Afterwards we sat for at least 15 minutes before the empty plates were removed. We were not asked if we wanted a dessert or coffee so we asked for the bill. We also noted that ice was added to our drinks whereas in other places, following the publicity about tainted ice cubes. we would have preferred to be asked. We were disappointed by this visit to a previously favourite restaurant and did not tip, although we normally do so.

    However, every place can have a bad day and we have decided not to cancel a booking for Monday 11th for a reunion with an old friend. We hope that you will not let us down.

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