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The Grist Mill, The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
01797 226024
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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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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  • 32
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Simply Italian , lively atmosphere , lovely food.

A lively yet cosy place to eat. The menu was quite extensive and the food was lovely . Very good value for money too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
TracyJeanD
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

A lively yet cosy place to eat. The menu was quite extensive and the food was lovely . Very good value for money too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We can only echo other reviews - we visited several times over the Easter period - the staff joked had we booked breakfast as well for the following day! It never failed to disappoint , even when busy. The only downside to the Restaurant are the number of toilets which are not sufficient when it is busy. Best to book... More 

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oxford, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I have been to simply Italian on occasions for a couple of years now, and I can safely say I have never been disappointed. The manager seems to run a tight ship, with his team always working hard to deliver great customer service. I cannot recommend the garlic bread and the lasagne enough. The lasagne is the nicest I have... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

love the food and lively atmosphere in Simply Italian, we always eat here when we visit the area. would advise booking over the weekend to avoid disappointment - its always busy.

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had small pizza margherita and calamari fritti. really nice glass of pinot grigio the calamari were so good i had to ask for another portion. paul the manager was very friendly thankyou

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great meal out with friends, always great food and drink and helpful friendly staff, look forward to visiting again soon.

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Rye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have been here several times, the most recent last week, and I have yet to have anything less than a fantastic meal. Although always busy for dinner, as long as you make a reservation that matters not. We enjoy leisurely meals here, never feeling rushed, and always feel as though we got more than our money's worth.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The location is perfect the food is perfect, and the prices are perfect. So much so that we even asked the chef if they could make an item not on the menu and they were more an accommodating. We also had two young babies and they had not problems interacting and accommodating them as well. A must if your in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We came to visit Rye and came to 'Simply Italian' for an evening meal. The staff were very friendly and the menu had a great selection which was great as my children are quite tricky to feed. The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and the food was delicious and not overpriced .Are bill came to just over £50 for four... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Lovely friendly atmosphere, lovely food at a reasonable price. All 8 of us were very happy with our meal so thankyou to the manager and the lovely French lady that served us.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Grist Mill, The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: 01797 226024

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 27
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?