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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Lovely food and drink for the money. We had pizza and gnocchi which is difficult to get wrong. It was lovely. Service was excellent and attention to our usual allergy issues was also perfect. The atmosphere was family friendly but that also means busy and noisy. If your looking for a quiet corner then this isn't it. Special mention to... More 

Thank Georgio T
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying nearby and we're looking for somewhere for dinner. There is limited possibilities in the area and we noticed this place as we drove past. The exterior was not amazing however we thought we would look at the menu. It is a very authentic Italian menu with a good kids selection. The restuarant was fully booked however the... More 

Thank James B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very pleasant meal, very tasty, good portions, good price, polite and welcoming staff. Look forward to returning soon. Recommend booking in advance in peak times.

Thank Tim_and_girls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food really nice staff very welcoming didn't rush us to clear the table even with a very visible line of people waiting to be seated,highly recommend.

Thank Piptheegg
Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Simply Italian with my husband and 4 month old. We arrived around 6pm on a Sunday evening and the place was already buzzing. We were sat at a table with plenty of room for our pram and made to feel comfortable. The restaurant has a genuine Italian vibe, the atmosphere was bustling but also laid back. The hosts... More 

Thank Vizzy82
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying in Rye for a few days and someone recommended 'Simply Italian' so we thought we would give it a try. And we are glad we did, the food was fantastic! In fact it was so good we booked a table for the following night to have more dishes from the menu! Staff are polite, friendly and knowledgeable... More 

Thank FenrisOswin
Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch there with the better half. Good choice on the menu with something for all. Food was lovely with portions just right. Reasonable price.

Thank sarah u
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The servers were extremely friendly and willing to help us pronounce the Italian meals! The food was lovely, it impressed my children, the hardest critics! The décor was vintage and truly Italian. We hope to eat here again!

Thank Awkardlyamazing11
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While recently on holiday in Rye and having already visited the restaurant twice before, our eight year old Daughter chose Simply Italian has her place to have her birthday meal. During the service of our main meal, Pavel, our very attentive waiter told my Daughter that she may choose any pudding from the menu as a birthday treat, no extra... More 

Thank Annemarie P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a nice day at the beach and working up an appetite from lugging all the beach stuff over the dunes - we were looking for a hearty meal in a nice setting. SI exceeded our expectations on pretty much all accounts. The cod fillet in the tomato sauce was amongst the best on the planet and a high recommendation... More 

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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 Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?