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Simply Italian

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The Grist Mill The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
01797 226024
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carshalton surrey
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The service is good, the waiters and waitresses are friendly. The food is lovely, the ingredients are fresh and good quality. The children's menu offers a good range of choices and includes dessert for a reasonable price. We visit whenever we are in the area and will continue to do so. A great place!

Thank myaura
Bicester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had the meat pizza which was very nice, and a crembrule desert also very nice.. Nice find good staff we have visited in the past (a few years ago) it was nice the as well!

Thank Carl K
Hitchin UK
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was left disappointed with my family visit. The food is so average. Virtually no garlic on the dry garlic bread. The finger bowl for the garlic prawns arrived 10 minutes after the plate had been cleared away and the waitresses complete lack of English was comical if not slightly ridiculous. Apparently the garlic prawns sauce was uninspiring and left... More 

Thank travellingabout
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was my wife's birthday and she decided to spend it in this restaurant as my wife loves Italian food (we are from Bedford which is full of Italian food joints!). First of all it was busy... On a Tuesday night! Which tends to be a good sign. The food was mega fast and the service was good. In fact... More 

Thank Dale M
Sharow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an ok lunchtime pizza here with a calamari starter. Nothing special on either count really but I wasn't expecting it to be and was not disappointed. The setting was pleasant enough and thanks to a very warm summers day I was able to sit outside in a very cosy courtyard. I would think that on a warm summers evening... More 

Thank Allister M
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was my first visit. It was Sunday evening and it was starting to get busy. I'll keep it short. Positives : nice original decor, smiley service( including managers ) , tasty pizza , delicious seafood risotto with good amount of seafood and super delicious soft chocolate cake. Negatives: 1. mussels were served in MARGARINE sauce and not butter! Mussels... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arriving in Rye we wanted to relax and enjoy the ambiance of good food, wine and food with good friends. Simply Italian meet the standard we required. The ambiance of the summer terrace busy with families enoying the ambiance. Our waiter helped us before we even parked the car! We all love good italian and were delighted to be told... More 

Thank dianne01K
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Starter arrived with Main course. I have ordered special pasta, Black ink spaghetti with clams, King prawns and squids £15. When plate arrived there was 2 prawns some pieces of squid and mussels instead of clams. It wasn't special at all. The waiter apologies and told me that I would have a free dessert at the end which I didn't... More 

Thank Djrichard74
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a table on the morning on the Friday for 8pm when we arrived I'm glad we did as it was heaving people were getting turned away and told half hour wait so I would recommend you ring and book. To be truthful we weren't expecting much with it being a chain albeit a small chain. We were shown... More 

Thank stu&jess
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13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not very tasty, i ordered creamy tangliattele. It was served with just creamy sauce and mushrooms, nothing else! Not even other vegetables or ham...just pasta and mushrooms!

Thank Sung Eun Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $24
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Grist Mill The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: 01797 226024
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

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