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Otello Restaurant

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122 Church Road, Hove BN3 2EA, England
01273 729774
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Okay for quick, standard Italian food.

Been there for ages, loved by some locals but I find the food exceedingly average. In fact the first restaurant I went to when I moved to hove 20 years ago! Had an air of sophistication then but now with so many Italian restaurants in the vicinity it seems rather dated and old-fashioned. Nice... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Vince F
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Been there for ages, loved by some locals but I find the food exceedingly average. In fact the first restaurant I went to when I moved to hove 20 years ago! Had an air of sophistication then but now with so many Italian restaurants in the vicinity it seems rather dated and old-fashioned. Nice calzone pizza. V`very good for large... More 

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Brighton
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We have been here many times over the years, and the food has been consistently good and a broad choice ideal for families and larger groups. This time the service was particularly efficient and friendly, despite being a full Saturday night.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Food has always been good but service not so. Have bee a few times in the last six months and the food is still great and the service is much better. Would definitely recommend.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Otello is practically a Hove institution and is a large, bustling pizza/pasta and Italian mains sort of place. Very popular with families and in the summer when they open up onto the street, it's very pleasant in the evenings too. The food is not haute cuisine, but I have been there many times for light lunch, where they have some... More 

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UK
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The first time I ate here I was blown away by the food, it was amazing!!! I recently ate here again and I have to say the food wasn't great. I'm not sure what happened but the food was not of the same calibre, maybe a different chef was on or maybe it was due to it being a bank... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Dont be fooled by the previous reviews. Have been to Otellos countless times. It's reasonably priced and always good. The portions are huge, I had mussels to start and they were big enough for a main. Service is always lighthearted and friendly. Never disappoints.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The title says it alt. It's also noisy. Why it's crowded is beyond me. Waiters are pleasant and jovial, but what can they do? That's the way it is.

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brighton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went here for lunch with a group. Advertises £8.95 lunch outside. Inside you are not offered this menu. You have to ask for it. The order was taken in a very perfunctory manner and the food was dull. Bill included a 10% service charge but the credit card machine invited you to add a gratuity. Trattoria Nantaise - Leonardos that... More 

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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I love coming here with friends as the staff are friendly and the food is excellent value for money. Couldn't ask for more. The atmosphere is great and the large open windows are super for summer dining

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We jumped in of the Street, restaurant was almoast empty. We've been served by the waiter who doesnt speak English well. He doesnt brought to table soft drink menu. Drinks served were flat, but we enjoy our starters (smoked salmon and home pate). We had two pizzas as a main course, mafioso was not bad, but other one with prawns... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 122 Church Road, Hove BN3 2EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Hove
  • Phone Number: 01273 729774

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 41
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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