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Simply Italian

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The Grist Mill The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
+44 1797 226024
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal here. Staff are welcoming and friendly. The food came out very quickly after ordering and was very tasty indeed. Good food at great prices with excellent service.

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Thank NickPidgley
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dear Nick Thanks so much for your DELIGHTFUL review! Means everything to us that you really enjoyed your experience with us! We are all about simple food served with a a smile at great prices! What else do you want! We work very hard at making sure you have a great time escaping from life's ups and downs so when... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

While staying in Rye we visited Simply Italian. We enjoyed an excellent meal in lovely surroundings, staff were attentive and the food excellent. Well done.

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Thank steveat87
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dear Steve Wow a perfect ten from you! Thanks so much love youuuuuuuXxxxxxxx Thanks for choosing us we know there is lot too choose from when you visit our lovely town of rye but if you are looking for simple food served with a smile in a nice warm not over themed trattoria with staff that really care that you... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice inside, friendly staff. Had a pizza, pretty decent, actual crust could've been a little thinner? But not really any complaints, a 7 and a half out of ten for it.

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Thank Willnc86
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dearest will Great review thanks so much from the bottom of our beating hearts! As for the crust that's our great fresh dough which is proved well and so rises well in our oven! Beware of thin flat pizzas without the cornicione (frozen dough)!!! Each to their own we all have our preferences! But glad you enjoyed! Xxxxxxx It's what... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really cosy place, food was good and stuff was polite. I would recommend this to everyone. Will come back

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Thank Katriina R
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dear Kat Thanks so much for yr loveli review We really appreciate it! Means we are doing it right! Simple food served with a smile that's us! At great prices in a cosy warm family atmosphere! Love and pizza The head of the simply Italian family Xxxxxxx More 

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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

take the maitre d's advice on the specials on the board, and you can possibly not go wrong, great local fish and shellfish dishes, as well as decent pizzas for the kids

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Thank Catherine L
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Ahhhhh thanks so much for your very kind words! Means the world to us that you enjoyed yourselves! We are all about simple food served with a smile! Glad the kids liked the pizza and we make our own fresh dough and our fior di latte mozzarella is fresh from Naples every week! How about that! Thanks again Love&pizza The... More 

Saint Mary in the Marsh, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have popped in here over a number of occasions and was more than pleasantly pleased to see the in true Italian style it welcomes families with children and in pushchairs. No fancy styling but a very relaxed environment where you can take your time and enjoy the food and banter. On one visit it was someone's birthday and it... More 

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Thank Roman S
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dearest Roman Well thank you so much for visiting us a few times what can I say apart from... Grazieeeeeeeeeee Yes we are very family friendly and why not it's the Italian way afterall! We have been in rye for 16 years now and started like that and we will carry on like that! We are just about simple food... More 

Frome, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was excellent, the staff very good and the food 1st class. It was not overpriced and it was very cosy and warm.

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Thank ilikesheds
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Ciaooooooooooo Thanks so much for your concise but very kind review! We try and hit all the requirements of a good place to eat right on the head! We are about simple food served with a smile at reasonable prices in a cosy warm environment! Thanks so much for choosing us! Love and pizza The head of the simply Italian... More 

East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped out for a quick bite to eat and opted for the steak. The restaurant was very busy and whilst I'm not sure all the staff knew what they should be doing, the food nonetheless was of top notch quality. Would I go again, most definitely.

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1 Thank Gregginny
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dear Greg Thanks so much for your kind review glad you enjoyed your steak! And at 15.95 great price too I feel! Yes we are busy and I use rye to train some of my new staff there for our other trattoria's so some of them bless em are just starting out! But nevertheless they always manage to smile. Glad... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy restaurant so best to book. We have eaten here a few times with friends, the food nice and a very reasonable cost

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Thank SteveMeggs
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dear Steve Thanks so much for your lovely review! Means the world to us that you enjoyed yourself! Yes we are busy but we have plenty of covers and we can usually find you a table quite quickly upon your arrival. Yes our food is nice it's simple and served with a smile what else do you need... Oh yes... More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the start to the finish everything was perfect. We couldn't believe how busy the restaurant was, we were very lucky and had managed to book a table. It had a lovely, buzzy feel, just a fantastic atmosphere. The waitress (Gigi) went over and above anything we've experienced anywhere else, nothing was too much trouble, despite being rushed off her... More 

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1 Thank Deb H
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Cara Deb Grazieeeee so much for your lovely kind review! I will make sure to praise Gigi for looking after you so well! It's our job afterall and we love doing it! It's not rocket science is it nice food served with a smile at reasonable prices! Maurice my partner and all of my family team thank you for choosing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $23
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Kids, 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: +44 1797 226024
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

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