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Simply Italian

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The Grist Mill, The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
01797 226024
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • 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 the Best

Recommend by the hotel we were staying. Thoroughly recommended my so many on TripAdvisor. Having spent an evening in Simply Italian thoroughly recommended by my partner and I. The staff are so warm friendly & efficient to. The food is not only beautifully presented it tastes so full of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Mark M
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommend by the hotel we were staying. Thoroughly recommended my so many on TripAdvisor. Having spent an evening in Simply Italian thoroughly recommended by my partner and I. The staff are so warm friendly & efficient to. The food is not only beautifully presented it tastes so full of flavour and fresh. To top it all it was such a... More 

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Thank Mark M
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a lovely lunch end of January, restaurant busy even though it was early on a Friday Lunchtime. Had the lasagna, really tasty. Will most certainly visit again.

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Thank Valsong777
UK
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really nice and quaint restaurant. The food was very good, served hot with good service. We had lasagne and carbonara, which was faultless

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Thank traveljunkit
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the food and excellent service. Love going there. Good size portion and love the Pancotta my favourite11

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Thank Tracey H
Hythe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Pizza I have ever tasted. Service great, atmosphere great and food simply delicious. Well done. I run a small retirement Camera Club and we dragged fourteen of us in there all frozen We couldn't have chosen a better place to eat. Great. The Manager even let us take pictures of their display Vespa. Go there you will not be... More 

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Thank Tony B
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Ahh wow yippie hurrah another satisfied guest! That why we do it! Thanks again for your lovely words it truly means the world to us! We are are real people and so its so important to us that you have a lovely time! Glad you enjoyed yourselves and for your valuable support and choosing us as there is so much... More 

Romsey, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pizzas here are amazing, turns out that the pizza chef is Italian and it shows. In fact all the food is lovely. We were there on a freezing cold January and it was buzzing, so good is the food. Located on the old quay in a lovely old warehouse. Lots of exposed brick and stone and simply decorated. Not... More 

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Thank Sue W
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant never fails...we rang to ask for a table at 20 minutes notice, no problem! The staff are incredibly friendly and obviously enormously popular, it seems most arriving clientele are welcomed as old friends, that's the kind of atmosphere they create, and it's great. The cooking is excellent, the surroundings honest and it's a pleasure to be a part... More 

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Thank Geoff37
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking is busy but available front and back. Staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of the menu. We found some items not available, although a nice selection overall. Sadly only one selection of bottled beer was on offer, and not that of the menu selection. Downstairs can get crowded. Table sizes for two are adequate, but small for four people.... More 

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Thank Just_the_cook
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review... I'm really sorry to read it and I apologise for everything I truly do!! I mean it! Sorry about the parking but really not my fault speak to the council or use public transport or maybe park a little out of rye and walk! You are obviously a guest that doesn't like busy restaraunts... More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent. It serves genuine Italian food with all the love that the Italians put into their food. Superb flavours and served hot at the table. The service was excellent and everyone was genuinely friendly. On top of all that, they are fully open all day. We highly recommend eating here.

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Thank Roger C
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Ciaooooooooooo roger Thank you for the OUTSTANDING review we completely deserve it! Aha aha we work so hard at makin your little escape into our family trattoria a treat and the best! SIMPLE FOOD SERVED WITH A SMILE! That's what we do... We don't know how to do it any other way! Yep we open all dai quite a rare... More 

Rye, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family eat here a lot, its our first choice for family meals when the diners are of all ages from the newest arrival to the great grandparents. The staff are so friendly and helpful, providing colouring materials to entertain the 7 year old and a container of hot water to warm the baby's bottle. They are always happy to... More 

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Thank RyeNana
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Thank u from the bottom of our dear beating hearts for yr lovely review! It means the world to us! It truly does! Oh yes we work so hard and we put all our passion into it every day! To hear that all the family eat here. 4 generations to be precise is the biggest compliment you can pay us!... More 

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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 - 26
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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