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Simply Italian

#10 of 60 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, Lunch, Dessert, 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
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lovely building, very busy so you would need to book. Lots of choice and not too expensive. We had a range of meals and all of it was nice except the risotto which appeared to be made with ordinary rice. However I would go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Mandy C
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited during a particularly busy afternoon and the staff found us a table very quickly despite the fact we hadn't booked, the food came very quickly and it was ok, nothing spectacular but again, they were clearly very busy, because of this we felt quite rushed and we weren't offered desserts which was disappointing.

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Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dear Kiki Thanks for your review of my trattoria! Sorry that we didnt wow you! It's a bustling noisy Italian full of atmoshere some may say when the kids are off! We are a no frills trattoria serving great honest food with a smile at great value compared to many other places! Sorry it wasn't to your liking in your... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

lovely building, very busy so you would need to book. Lots of choice and not too expensive. We had a range of meals and all of it was nice except the risotto which appeared to be made with ordinary rice. However I would go again.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I was in Camber Sands for a football tournament from Friday the 22nd of May to Monday the 25th of May and visited Simply Italian on the Saturday and Sunday nights. Saturday night. Excellent food and service. Very helpful and experienced waitress and particularly attentive to the needs of my 3 kids. Sunday night was a complete contrast. Served by... More 

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Rye, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

An excellent family restaurant that caters for all occasions. We love going when it is someones birthday, as they make you feel special getting everyone singing to you!! The food is fabulous with comforting 'regulars' and delicious 'specials' including locally sourced fish. An excellent choice for family or friends, smart or casual.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Delicious meal with a large group of friends. Staff were helpful and efficient. Restaurant is large with an outdoor space and plenty of seating upstairs. Food was lovely and good value. Will definitely revisit if in Rye.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very attentive staff! Warm welcome, excellent food. Nothing to dislike! Had the special of the day whilst my companions had pizza and a chicken dish! The house wine was pretty good too! Well of course we had to have the most fattening deserts too! Yummy is the only word!

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Crawley
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were spending one night in Rye to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary. It was a toss up between the hotel restaurant or a restaurant in town. We chose the latter, wandered into town and spotted Si. It was very busy and we had to wait for about 10 minutes for a table (always a good sign).... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have recently ate at this very rustic italian,the food was nothing short of amazing....very authentic and a great atmosphere.The staff we're all very nice and the service was quick-the building is over 500 years old which adds to the joy of eating at this restaurant. We had a main meal,starter,dessert and a drink and it 1as very reasonably priced.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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168 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

On our last day in Rye we had a desire for Pizza and we decided to go to this place after having read very good reviews on TA. After a few minutes of waiting we were shown to our table and given the menu. The décor is very rustic with old massive beam on the ceiling. I might have mentioned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We've made 2 visits in the past year to Simply Italian in Rye and enjoyed both of our experiences. It generates a loud buzz and dishes out good food to boot.

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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 - 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?