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Ask Italian - Reading

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Orbit House, St Mary's Butts | Orbit House, St Mary's Butt, Reading RG1 2LN, England
+44 118 957 4850
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very poor although the food was good. The restaurant was quiet as we visited on a Sunday around 5 but the waitress serving us spent most of the time behind the bar meaning we had to go up twice to ask to be served. When we were served things we had asked for were forgotten. Our chips... More 

Thank leigh22112016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good and great value. Service was pretty slow due to there appearing to be only three people on duty !! That said the server was very friendly and did a good job - just rushed off his feet.

Thank Harry W
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't need to waffle on about all the lovely things in an ask Italian, so I will just tell you it is a great environment. Food is great, but a shame that they don't have coke or sprite or Fanta on the drinks menu. Also a shame that you were quite sat by the kitchen on the lower floor?... More 

Thank elo18org
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The food was very lovely. Really enjoyed it. The starter was just perfect. Amazing wine. Will definitely come back.

Thank dagmar1071
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

As always a great menu choice and good value. We had a lovely meal and good value. A nice area for us as tourists and having looked around reading there is not much happening!!

1 Thank rawSurrey
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and a friendly Italian girl make our dinner great! Real pizza home made and Italian beer, what a perfect combination, See you soon!

Thank g_g8686
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had a lovely lunch here and the staff were very pleasant. This offers a varied menu with a good range of nice drinks too. Well recommended

Thank KentDee
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Sat in the restaurant for about 40min without being served .. Only one person serving the entire restaurant ! Won't go back again. Oh by the way the food is great!

Thank Allen M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

we went to Ask Italian a couple of times now.every time the food was very good.the calzone with goat cheese is absolutely amazing.on the drinks menu is still a lot of space for improvement.

Thank cristian n
Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, very friendly staff and great service. Best steak and rocket pizza we've ever had, and the chocolate bomb dessert was incredible. Highly recommend!

Thank Sophie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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: 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?