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Simply Italian

The Grist Mill, The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
01797 226024
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Ranked #18 of 66 restaurants in Rye
Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The simply Italian family is set in a Lovely 17th century mill! We have 2 floors in the main restaurant and yes it looks Italian as well! We alo have a great garden if you enjoy alfresco eating! Serving pizza and pasta and lots of specials! Very children friendly we love families we do so ome and be part of our family too! Let Maurice and all the family take care of and feed you while enjoying our lovely town of rye! Ciaoooooooo see you soon
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English first
East Malling, Kent, UK
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Have eaten at the Simply Italian in Rochester and this was as good. The food was delicious, the manager was very helpful and friendly and it felt like we were in Italy. They were super-busy as the weather is so hot and the garden was packed but we were still given a table so we could eat with the dog.... More

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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I took the kids (niece, nephew and daughter) to this wonderful restaurant and we were simply delighted!! My child is a picky eater but she loved every bit. We were so surprised that they had our favorite dessert: panna cotta. The pizza and pasta were so delicious we were just in heaven. The service was not the very best but,... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Italians are usually good at coffee and this family is no exception. The menu looked nice too. Pleasant outdoor space beside the restaurant.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Excellent food, reasonably priced, very busy so service was a little slow. but lovely atmosphere, best to book though

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London
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104 reviews 104 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ate here for our anniversary and the whole meal was lovely. The portions are about right and the food is very tasty. It has a nice atmosphere and the service is good. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough - if I lived nearer I would eat here each week!

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Rye
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Booked a table late afternoon for 6pm, food was as usual delicious, it was very busy and service was a bit slower than usual this however did not take away from the lovely food as usual.

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Visited Rye today for the first time and came upon Simply Italian.. Having not visited here before and given that it was 1pm on a Saturday I wondered if we had made the wrong choice when we got inside and it was almost empty.. How wrong I was! The staff were friendly and the restaurant had a bistro feel to... More

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Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Ciaooooo and Mille grazie for your loveli review! It just means so much to us that you enjoyed yr experience in our informal trattoria and that the family looked after u! See you again Marc More

Alton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very busy, fairly priced, efficient and very very tasty. People vote with their feet! May have to book at busy times.

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Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Great review thanks and to the point with 5 stars! Yes people do vote with their feet! We don't always get it right we are human so please tell us and we will put it right for youuuuuuu! Ciaooooo marc More

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We found the restaurant online and set off Easy to find and no parking problem either, though it was a Monday evening I suppose. We were greeted in a friendly manner and given a choice of tables. Shortly after this the restaurant began to fill up with various groupings, large groups and other couples all of whom were accommodated with... More

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Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Means the world to us as a Famili run business when we get reviews and yours is loveli grazie! 5 stars is always great to receive! Sorri u don't leave closer but we do takeaways!..... Great to hear u felt service food and value all good! That's what it's all about! It isn't rocket science we just do it coz... More

Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I got married on 14th May 2014 and decided to have our wedding reception at Simply Italian in Rye. We had used the restaurant several times previously and always found the food and service very impressive. Maurice and his staff pulled out all the stops for us and played a huge part in making our wedding day... More

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