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Otello Restaurant

122 Church Road, Hove BN3 2EA, England
01273 729774
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Ranked #115 of 190 restaurants in Hove
Price range: $21 - $41
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Italian food is possibly my favorite, and as such have tried them all in this town and many others. Otello used to be the absolute business. Portions that were out of control, great ingredients, flavour, presentation, excellent staff and a buzzy environment to make that high energy environment every Italian restaurant should have, including chefs shouting over the over used,... More

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Brighton,England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went to Otello's for a Birthday celebration and we had a great time. We were served by a very friendly waiter who happens to be Greek and he was excellent and made the night for us. The food was consistently good around the table from the comments and the service was quick, efficient and non intrusive. Have been here... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Today we went to the Otello cafe for lunch. We were only three if us in the cafe. The service was not great. The menu stated they had panini's on a request. I was told by the miserable waitress they do not do them. After going to ask the chef she asked what filling I wanted. When it arrive 45... More

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UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I am delighted to say that since our last visit Otellos has vastly improved. We visited on Fathers day and had delightful food and excellent service. We were not rushed in any way, and the children were well catered for from the children's menu. I was also very pleased to see that no extra tip was now being sought after... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Been here twice and it was pretty poor both times so needless to say I won't be going again. Service was ok but the food was just plain and nothing special. What upset me was the fact that when I asked if the staff get all the tips I was told NO! The management take a HUGE % of it.... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Starter of garlic mushrooms, was like tinned button mushrooms in garlic butter very bland and pretty tasteless, although pate was very rich and tasty(but that's as good as it got) mains again very bland, chicken was processed. Staff rude and frankly uninterested in your opinion. Not a bad looking restaurant good location just a shame about the rest.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Have been a few times now as food is excellent. However the service is rather iffy. Seems to depend on who serves you, a few are very good and attentive but others are rather brusque and unfriendly. Not sure that I shall go back as not a cheap night out and sometimes feel that the customers are a bit of... More

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Eisenach, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Friendly place. The food is really nice. My first choice for Italian food! Suitable for families/friends/couples/business and solo eaters!

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RG146LD
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

...at reasonable prices in an area where food is generally as expensive as parking! Good sized portions and the food did have taste. Would we eat here again? Yes!

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Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Went to this restaurant tonight and was astonished at the bad service! We waited 20 mins for someone to take our food and drinks order as no-one came to take a drinks order whilst we looked at the food menu, this is standard at restaurants/cafes but was absent here (?) , after I had waved for the waiter to come... More

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