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“Authentic Italian restaurant in Rye” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Simply Italian

Simply Italian
The Grist Mill, The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
01797 226024
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Ranked #12 of 68 Restaurants in Rye
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The simply Italian family is set in a Lovely 17th century mill! We have 2 floors in the main restaurant and yes it looks Italian as well! We alo have a great garden if you enjoy alfresco eating! Serving pizza and pasta and lots of specials! Very children friendly we love families we do so ome and be part of our family too! Let Maurice and all the family take care of and feed you while enjoying our lovely town of rye! Ciaoooooooo see you soon
London, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian restaurant in Rye”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Now this was a little gem we found - it served authentic Italian food, with great service and good value for money. The manager / owner was very accommodating and advised us well on food choices. We had a mix of pizza & pasta and both were fantastic - I'd go as far to say that the pizza was in the top 5 pizzas I've ever had.

The décor was traditional wooden décor with an old bar downstairs and a decorative vespa upstairs!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lydd, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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“Simply Eccezionale”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I was feeling a little lost one afternoon and, seeking some inspiration, I though "I've not been to SI in Rye for a while - time for a visit". This place is just super friendly, the food is brilliant, the service great and excellent value for money. I'll be going again.... and again.... and again...

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chagford, United Kingdom
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“What a Great find in Rye”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

'Simply Italian' has got is so right !!

What a wonderful position opposite the Quay side at the West End of the High Street yet double vista that allows outside seating

Serving traditional Italian meals with style from a comprehensive and affordable menu and I could not resist ordering the Spaghetti & Meatballs in a rich sauce topped with parmesan cheese.....mouth watering excellence, I have never tasted better.

Plenty of room on both the Ground & First floors and staff that take a genuine interest in their clients and are both pleasant and courteous.

Children are more than welcome

Well Done 'Simply Italian'

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rye, United Kingdom
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“Great place for a family meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

for those visiting our wonderful town this is a great place for a family meal - freshly made pizzas and other good Italian dishes - great service and good value

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Disappointing on the second visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We have been to this restaurant before and it was great so decided to book again this time whilst in Rye.
We were a little disappointed. The menu was good as always and so was the food.
We did feel however we were being rushed the whole time. We were early for our table and so had a little time to play with. Once we got to the table I hadn't even taken my coat off or looked at the drinks menu before the waiter was there to take the drinks order.
It was the same when it came to ordering the food, they came back 2 or 3 times before we were ready.
The food itself was good though and the children both enjoyed their colouring in etc.
Would we rush back again? No unfortunately. Being rushed throughout put us off. They were not that busy as the whole of the upstairs part of the restaurant was empty.

Visited April 2014
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