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Otello Restaurant

122 Church Road, Hove BN3 2EA, England
01273 729774
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Ranked #114 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
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Is such an irony when you read a review and regonise the person who wrote it...mr claynus.:) i was there with my wife.for dinner..and we saw few a little what was going in his table.from the first moment he cames it look like to pretend all the attention ..like to be the only one in the restaurant,,the waiter was there... More

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Hove
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Came here for a birthday celebration, and we left very flat following an exhibition of how not to treat customers by the snotty and disinterested waiters. Despite getting there early, and only 2 or 3 tables actually being occupied, the many waiters milling around the place took no interest in us at all. When the order was eventually taken, the... More

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

OTELLO was our choice from the many restaurants on Hove High Street firstly because it looked so attractive and fresh, secondly because the menu was varied and quite extensive, thirdly because the prices seemed very good, and lastly because the restaurant seemed fairly busy already, which I took as a good sign. We were a group of four, and the... More

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have been here many times over the last 20 years or so. Last night was so bad I have to write this review. Food at best is average. Service was so bad it was frustrating. We seem to have 4 waiters all of whom ignored us. The waiter who took our order left half way through the table to... More

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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

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 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 restaurant reviews
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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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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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