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122 Church Road, Hove BN3 2EA, England
441273729774
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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: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 30
    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
Authentic Italian

Really nice friendly italian restaurant,serving freshly prepared food the way you want it. The staff are also very accommadating and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
buellighan
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Really nice friendly italian restaurant,serving freshly prepared food the way you want it. The staff are also very accommadating and helpful.

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1 Thank buellighan
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Sat down and ordered drinks. Ordered food and then asked to move table due to a bigger party coming. Moved table and starters arrived with wrong starter a heap of salad ?! Correct salad arrived with a mound of leaves, enough to feed a village.Main dishes arrived meatball dish lacked meatballs about 5 tiny marble size. Pizza ok and slag... More 

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Thank JFish72
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Ate early Saturday evening, staff were lovely to 9 year old daughter, nice friendly atmosphere, excellent starters - calamari and smoked mackerel pate. Ordered pizzas for our main course which were delicious. Daughter had lasagne which she enjoyed.

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1 Thank mrmrsp721
Worthing, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Two course special for £8.95 - what's there not to like! Have to say that the food was good but that is about all I can say! There isn't really any atmosphere in the restaurant, the furnishings look tired and the staff just do their job, sometimes with a smile, sometimes not!

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Thank sharjahsuzy
Hove
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Went along for a family birthday lunch. Service was good and helpful and the menu was nothing special. It seems Italian style restaurants cannot do a meat meal without smothering it in some tomato based sauce. I asked for lamb chops from the specials board and got lamb chops from the main menu covered in a Rosemary based sauce. The... More 

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Thank Roger D
Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Decided to give Otello another try - what a mistake! we used to eat here regularly but stopped because of terrible service poor food but its actually got even worse. They don't care about customers we were offered a table for two but asked for a table for 4 we were expecting friends & my wife is disabled but were... More 

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Thank 158SAM2014
Hove, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This is about as typical an Italian restaurant I can think of. The food is of a reasonable quality, and the portions are huge. I've never been able to find fault with the food, and it's pretty good value. It's not outstanding but it's a pretty good place to eat some pizza or pasta.

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Thank David I
Sussex
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

It's been a while since I've visited Otellos, but we popped in there last night as we were passing. We were served starters promptly. My husbands calamari was cooked ok, but was watery suggesting that the "fresh seafood" was perhaps frozen, but the mains were a complete let down. My husband had a seafood pasta and he was complaining of... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We used to go her more often but I think that the quality has got worse. The starters are massive portions and have a distinct frozen taste about them. But with a menu as large as Otello's it would be impossible to cook everything from fresh. For this reason we both had pizza which is done in the oven in... More 

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Thank ChrisMcQ123
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Sorry Otello but this is not a happy review. We've eaten at here more times than I can remember; we will not be going back. Customer service has dropped over the years, as has the quality & flavour of the food. I used to feel like a valued customer, sadly not anymore. Such a shame as Otello used to be... 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: 441273729774

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?