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Simply Italian

#12 of 71 Restaurants in Rye
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The Grist Mill, The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
01797 226024
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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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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
Outstanding

Went here last night 28/7 and I have no complaints, was a bit dubious about going as having already been to both hastings and battle simply Italians, I wasn't looking forward to it. How wrong I was to tar all of them with same brush! There were 30 of us here for a birthday meal and the staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went here last night 28/7 and I have no complaints, was a bit dubious about going as having already been to both hastings and battle simply Italians, I wasn't looking forward to it. How wrong I was to tar all of them with same brush! There were 30 of us here for a birthday meal and the staff couldn't of... More 

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Sussex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here several times over the last few years and have never had a bad experience. The waiting is efficient and he food quality is very good. The only thing which spoilt our last visit slightly was self-inflicted - we sat outside but had not dressed warmly enough for the British summer!

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Battle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

my very favorite Italian restaurant very busy as usual with a restaurant full of happy diners ..a warm and friendly greeting on our arrival (30 of us) the staff are friendly welcoming and all worked so hard ..our food was superb hot plenty of it and just delicious a huge THANK YOU to Marc and his team looking forward to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

very busy, but our wait for a table was soon over. The food was very good, served by friendly staff, with a buzzing atmosphere. Every table was occupied, by all age groups with everyone seeming to enjoy the way Italians love to please.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were not sure about eating here, as its part of a chain and Italien chains are often disappointing in our experience. However, the food at this place was excellent, freshly cooked and very well done. Even fairly authentic, which is very unusual. Add to that good service, not too slow or rushed, and reasonable prices makes it hard to... More 

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Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dear Andrew Loved your review thanks so much Glad we surprised u and wowed u! We are not a CHAIN! What an awful word... We are a small group of family run trattorias serving simple food served with a smile! We believe you don't need to do anything else! As our guests return time and time again as we concentrate... More 

Rye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent eating place,full of happy diners of all ages.The smiling staff are welcoming and will always try to find a table, even on busy entertainment nights with songs we ALL know! A very good and varied menu cooked 'in house' and no pressure either to order more or vacate your table.A favourite with many Rye residents.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This restuarant is authentic Italian food all cooked to order. Great food and wide variety of menu with Italian beer on offer. Good service and eager to please . We called on speck and were welcomed an d shown to a table without delay although the restuarant was very busy.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

First night of 2 in Rye and I had reviewed this restaurant here before booking for night one. It was a hot evening and this place was very busy (as usual I understand!) and therefore quite warm but not unbearable. We were seated upstairs where the windows were open to allow fresh air in. Now to the food etc. To... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

THe staff was very friendly, everything we ordered was very tasty and fresh made. We didn´t have to wait long though it was crowded. The prices are absolutely reasonable.

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Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review of our family trattoria in lovely old rye! So happy you enjoyed it! Yes we do get quite busy but we manage it well so you don't have to wait to long and the food is still great! We work very hard at that! And yes our prices are very good! The best in rye... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Service was slow, they did come and apologise for the delay offering free drinks but only just before the food arrived. The wine was barely drinkable. Food was average at best. Looked like the sort of place that should have been great, think it might be living on past glories. Just looked a bit faded, run down and in need... More 

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Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dear Chris Thanks for your review of my no frills trattoria in our lovely town of rye. Not sure what day you came as you give no details. So apologies for a slow service in your opinion we do get quite busy ( one of the busiest place in rye ) so as we try not to compromise the quality... More 

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Address: The Grist Mill, The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
Phone Number: 01797 226024
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
Average Prices: USD $9 to $28
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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 to $28
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children

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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