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Simply Italian

The Grist Mill The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
+44 1797 226024
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (171 reviews)
“penne” (12 reviews)
“garlic bread” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Grist Mill The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
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281 - 290 of 1,084 reviews

Reviewed August 3, 2016

Great service and food...great for the family. My kids always want to go here for a treat. My son said the chicken nuggets are the best he's ever tasted!

Thank 1066Harriet
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Nice lunch in courtyard garden. Good kids menu. Friendly service and tasty food. Kids colouring in and pencils provided. Worth booking as gets very busy. Does what it says on the tin!

Thank hillee
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We were greeted warmly and seated promptly. We had not booked and there were 4 in our party. We ordered some drinks and they arrived promptly. We were given time to peruse the menu and we were also informed of the specials that day. The...More

Thank hillvallins
Reviewed August 2, 2016

The pizza was delicious, and we were happy that children are accepted. Several other restaurants refused us, because our grandchild was with us.

Thank geertc
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Dropped in for a quick bowl of pasta on a busy Saturday. One of the party had Meatballs, which were apparently superb Another had a pizza, which was amazing I had the seafood pasta, which could not be bettered. An argument as to who had...More

Thank willsalm0n
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at this restaurant many times. The theme is Italy and italian things, with a Vespa upstairs and Birra Moretti in the fridges. The pizza is always circular and very delicious.

Thank Joseph-Santiago
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

On a break in rye and popped in here on a Monday night. Food was excellent, staff were brilliant and engaging. Reasonably priced too, would highly recommend if you like Italian food.

Thank stephenkelly78
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Nice food but tends to get very busy so best to book. Quite a noisy place when full and decor quite basic.

Thank Frances H
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I visited on Saturday late afternoon/evening with a group of 7 and a baby. We had rung ahead to ask if they could accommodate us and they agreed, however when we arrived half an hour later our table wasn't ready. Throughout the whole visit we...More

2  Thank Evie W
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2016

Dear Evie Thanks for reviewing my trattoria in rye. I'm truly sorry in your opinion we made you feel As u explained that's not our intention so apologies. If I can explain we don't do sections when serving your tables it's something we have always...More

Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I visited s!mply !tal!an at the end of my weekend away and had a very pleasant meal with my partner and young child. The food was faultless, very tasty with a good choice of menu. The wait was not long although the restaurant was busy...More

Thank Tony B
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Questions & Answers
April 16, 2017|
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Response from Simplymarc | Property representative |
Yes we do! From 12 and last orders into kitchen are 10pm. Thanks for maybe choosing us! Big hug LOVE&PIZZA on Easter sunday
Patricia P
March 27, 2017|
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Response from Simplymarc | Property representative |
Please call Maurice on 01797 226024 it depends on what day of the week what kind of menu ect thanks again for your enquiry ciaoooooooo love&pizza
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Simplymarc | Property representative |
Yep we are open on Sunday last orders in to the kitchen 10pm look forward to seein you x
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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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