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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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
A truly excellent restaurant

This outstanding restaurant offers a large selection of Italian dishes. The portions are generous and standard and quality of the food is excellent. Ambiance and service are first rate and, above all, prices are below expectations. My wife and I had a most enjoyable evening here and a visit is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
John M
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Woking, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This outstanding restaurant offers a large selection of Italian dishes. The portions are generous and standard and quality of the food is excellent. Ambiance and service are first rate and, above all, prices are below expectations. My wife and I had a most enjoyable evening here and a visit is highly recommended.

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Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dear John Thanks so much for choosing us and your very kind words in your review of my no frills trattoria in our lovely town of rye! We are all about simple food served with a smile at prices that don't make you go "WHAT!" We care so much that our guests enjoy their experience and leave with a smile!... More 

Stevenage
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We ate here on Saturday night despite having failed to make a reservation. They were very accommodating and found us a table for two in the upstairs area. Service was quick and efficient and food was delicious. The restaurant was bustling but extremely well run. It was a pleasure to see everyone working as such a good team with smiles... More 

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Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dear Cheney! Thanks so much for choosing us to us to celebrate your wedding anniversary! So happy we could accomodate you and that you enjoyed it so! Thanks as well for your kind words in your review they mean so much to us! We work so incredibly hard at trying to please as many guests as we can with our... More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our meal here in the nice outside space of the restaurant staff friendly and polite prices reasonable, however very quiet in the day we went back for a coffee, definitely an evening restaurant.

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great food at a reasonable price. Staff extremely friendly. Wide range of food on the menu and its delicious. Would recommend phoning and booking in the afternoon for when you want as they get extremely busy in the evening.

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margate
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

1st visit was just due to location / convenience. Was so good we returned on The second night of our stay. When we returned this year it was one of the things we were most excited about and have just been and are booking again for tonight. Gorgeous Italian food, great service, good wine and a lovely experience overall. The... More 

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Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Wow! We are humbled by your lovely review! You have no idea what a review like yours means to us! We work so very hard at making your experience great! we believe in a no frills approach to food at prices that dont make you go ouchi! simple food served with a smile thats our motto! Thank u from the... More 

Rye, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

a busy pizza pasta place good value for money good house wine priced sensibly a selection of food which includes many favourites good specials board packed with locals you need to book summer and weekends particularly if you want to eat before 8.30

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Amazing food amazing atmosphere brilliant This was our 4th visit here and I have to say it's brilliant. Food is always amazing. Service is always fantastic and with a smilevwhat more could you want definitely worth a visit

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is really authentic Italian food and we had a pleasant surprise with it. This is a hidden gem and we would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoy's good food. The bill was very nice to see as well, looking at £40.00 and this included a bottle of rose wine - not often you can say you had... More 

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Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stopped here for a late lunch a couple of days ago. Sat outside in the beautiful courtyard in the glorious sunshine and had a delicious Italian meal. Food was much better than we expected, lovely wine, friendly and good service - and all at very reasonable prices. Being in Rye was lovely enough but we felt transported to Italy... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Chose to eat here on The recommendation of our hosts at the Windmill B&B. Efficient service, good choice of menu and lovely food.

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Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Thanks so much for yr loveli review of our trattoria in rye! Means the world to us that u enjoyed it! Thanks for visiting our lovely town of rye and yer veri kind support of our Famili business! Love and pizza the head of the simply Italian Famili xxxxxx 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: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups

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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