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ASK Italian - Exeter

5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
+44 1392 427127
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“calzone” (19 reviews)
“lobster” (7 reviews)
“garlic bread” (9 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Give this place a wide berth... We know times are hard. However when booking a table the last place you expect to be put is upstairs in a back room with the washing machine and overflow kitchen prep area. The atmosphere was missing as there...More

Thank Rob73w
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Ask Italian in Exeter today and had a great meal with service to match, washed down with a very tasty wine. We had a table by the window which overlooked the cathedral. A very pleasant atmosphere in the restaurant which enhanced our enjoyment.

Thank Alex_Fleming508
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nothing I experienced warranted some of the low rated reviews posted; went on a Friday evening, no reservation, Christmas market in full swing. Staff were great, Calzone was excellent and the setting brilliant (if you like historical buildings); only reason not to give a better...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Eight of us went for a Thursday evening family meal. After being shown to our table we were ignored for some time. After catching a waiters attention we ordered our drinks and food at the same time. Ignored again and had to ask for our...More

Thank Martyn B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I came here with a friend for lunch last Saturday. Being the time of year that it is, we had to wait around 15 minutes for a table as it was so busy. Once seated we ordered straight away as we anticipated a wait on...More

Thank Pi-Anna-3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you to all at ASK Italian for looking after us at our works Christmas meal. The food was absolutely delicious, I have a new favourite drink(Italian twinkle!) And I'm officially now in love with chocolate gnocchi! The staff were lovely, helpful and charming and...More

Thank Nikki G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with family to Ask & had a penne dish with chicken & mushroom with a sauce,when it came the penne on the op was hard,a few peices of chicken & mushroom hardly any sauce,I had to ask for more sauce but really it...More

Thank tomdooley2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large group of us visited on a Thursday evening. Table had been booked and we arrived early. The table was set out and we were warmly welcomed by the Manager and waiter. Our group involved people with discounts through work, which clashed a little....More

Thank matthews4037
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I previously visited this restaurant in October and gave the visit a 5* review however this visit wasn’t as good unfortunately and I’m sad to say that it was due to one member of staff. We had a “BuyAGift” voucher to use which entitles us...More

Thank TomC1990
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Light lunch, complimentary fresh homemade lemonade shot, great service. I had the Chicken pizza with added chili, just great. Superb, attentive service as well. Good job!!

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16 June 2017|
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Response from simonboley | Reviewed this property |
ive only visited a couple of times and have never had that problem but to be fair both times it was on the quiet side which clearly helps..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 427127
The ASK Italian restaurant group boasts an excellent Exeter venue, situated in a stunning period building on the green next to Exeter Cathedral. The ASK Italian restaurant has recently gone through an extensive refurbishment. We've created a restaurant with a distinctive new look inspired by modern Italian design. And with the help of our expert friends, including awarding-winning chef Theo Randall, we've created a menu that features a range of simple, classic Italian food and an all Italian wine list.
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