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Otello Restaurant

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122 Church Road, Hove BN3 2EA, England
01273 729774
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Today
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 27
    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
Early Dinner/ Already busy

We visited this Italian Restaurant after cricket at The County Ground & at 6pm it was already pretty busy for a Sunday evening ...... be sure to book if you can. The usual Italian fare with some good 'specials' The food was good [not outstanding] , with largs portions & the service fast & friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
lmiddleditch
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

we went for a meal before a night out - we arrived early before our friends and we were seen quickly and seated quickly too food was lovely we all ordered from specials menu too

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Worthing, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visited this Italian Restaurant after cricket at The County Ground & at 6pm it was already pretty busy for a Sunday evening ...... be sure to book if you can. The usual Italian fare with some good 'specials' The food was good [not outstanding] , with largs portions & the service fast & friendly. A nice touch was that... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The food was good, did not have to wait too long, service friendly and efficient but why do restaurants have to add Service Charge onto the bill? Surely it is the customer's prerogative whether they tip or not rather than have it imposed on you. There are plenty of equally good restaurants in Brighton & Hove who do not add... More 

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Brighton, England
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

5 of us visited on a Friday night and we booked and the restaurant was very full. We were spoken to by several of the staff who were so friendly on arrival and the service was very good. There is a great choice on the menu and we choose from the daily specials which included swordfish and pasta with prawns,crab... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

There's barely any difference between this and Barcode across the road, its almost as though they are the same restaurant. Again, its average, average food, terrible grumpy service. Its slightly better than barcode if you want a romantic meal, as it is not as loud.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Went here wih future in laws and was very impressed very quick service massive portions great food staff excellent with kids will definitely be returning

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Have used this restaurant on many occasions and can honestly say it is one of the best i have been to, the waiters are 1st class and the food excellent , I keep going back

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I,ve been eating at Otello,s for years, however on my last visit their were no staff I recognized. It was unusally empty, and the food was awfull. Either the owner is away, or it,s changed hands.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was very average, and the waiters could not be bothered at all, the place was quite empty and we ordered second drinks that just never came and waited ages in the hope we'd get a dessert menu but in the end gave up waiting and walked to the till so we could pay and get out of there. Not... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Whilst I appreciate that Saturdays are busy, I cannot forgive not just being moved once but twice and whilst eating. Customer service is obviously not particularly important. There is far better authentic Italian cuisine to be had in Hove! They even had the nerve to question why a tip was not forthcoming ........

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