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Ask Italian - Reading

Orbit House, St Mary's Butts | Orbit House, St Mary's Butt, Reading RG1 2LN, England
+44 118 957 4850
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“salami” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Orbit House, St Mary's Butts | Orbit House, St Mary's Butt, Reading RG1 2LN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

having booked a table for 4 with a note that we had seats for a show at the Hexagon, we were disappointed to wait 50 minutes before we received our meal. Only ordered mains to make it quick and just as well. Restaurant not at...More

Thank beval2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find and helpful staff. You know what you are going to get at ASK and we weren’t disappointed. Tried the beef and Gorgonzola pizza and it was strangely excellent. Decor good, rather retro, and it was busy, even on a Monday night. Would...More

Thank 35Russell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

ASK ITALIAN VARIES FROM TOWN TO TOWN. TODAY WE HAD A VERY GOOD MEAL BUT STAFF WERE OF MIXED ABILITY.. The person in charge seemed to be dropping food and plates all the time. Where the junior staff seemed to cope really well.

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 9 October 2017

only ordered mains, was with two other guest they ordered pizzas but the toppings well if you could call them toppings hardly anything on them,I had a chicken dish which was not too bad but could have been warmer so assume it had sat on...More

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a nice, relaxing atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful and the service is quite quick. I would recommend this place for informal dining.

Thank kraftterrier
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food, the salami Misti pizza was delicious! Service a little slow, we had to ask to order as sat for a while waiting but other than that the staff were nice

Thank mrsh839
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Arrived to find a half-empty restaurant (with the whole back empty) and no certainty if we could have a table or not. Once this was sorted, we sat down and ordered drinks, sharing starter and calzones. Drinks are ok, not too bad priced, olives were...More

Thank idasben
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Starters of cheese fondue and dough balls was lovely, however disappointed to find that there was no pepperoni available in the resteraunt. Had to adapt our order which impacted on our overall enjoyment of the main course.

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Come here often for lunch and we are always looked after so well. The manager Stuart goes the extra mile to be friendly and welcoming and Maria and Monika are amazing!! Love the risotto rosso and the stuffed mushrooms are so good! I can't wait...More

Thank satya792
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I really liked the food here. Although they charge you for water which is a bit pricey. But the pizza was very well made. A good place to have a nice dinner with friends.

Thank Shani W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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: Orbit House, St Mary's Butts | Orbit House, St Mary's Butt, Reading RG1 2LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 957 4850
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Located right opposite the Broad Street Mall in Reading's city centre, ASK Italian offers affordable Italian cuisine in smart, modern surroundings. Well known throughout the UK for their contemporary style and excellent value Italian food, ASK Italian restaurants are a popular dining destination, particularly amongst the after work crowd. The menu is wide and varied, offering mouth watering dishes such as cod and pancetta fishcakes served with a lemon and parsley dip or beef meatballs in a spicy sauce served on top of rigatoni pasta. Desserts shouldn't be missed either with tiramisu and lemon tart on offer. ASK Italian in Reading is a favourite for Italian food and it's easy to see why.
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