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BREAD & NIBBLES
Italian Olives
Large green Nocellara olives from Sicily.
Spicy Nibbles
A crunchy mix of chickpeas, peas, corn and broad beans.
Rosemary and Olive Oil Bread
Add olive tapenade (v) or spicy tomato dip (v) for £1.00
Garlic Bread
Garlic Bread with Mozzarella
Garlic Bread Speciale with Balsamic Onions
A folded garlic bread stuffed with mozzarella and riserva cheeses.
STARTERS
Antipasto Fritto
Mushrooms al forno, calamari, chicken lecca-lecca, dough sticks and zucchini fritte, served with a spicy tomato dip and garlic mayonnaise.
Antipasto Classico
Milano salami and coppa ham, fresh mozzarella, gorgonzola, rocket salad and rosemary & olive oil bread with smoked chilli jelly and olive tapenade.
Burrata Caprese
Creamier and more indulgent than mozzarella, burrata is served with plum tomatoes, rocket and basil.
Pea & Ricotta Souffle
Twice baked soufflé on a bed of spinach in a rich cheese sauce, served with warm dough sticks
Cheese Fonduta
Rich cheese fondue, crowned with a garlic and herb crumb, served with warm dough sticks. Dip dip hooray!
Spinach & Ricotta Arancini
Crispy ricotta and spinach risotto balls served with a spicy tomato dip.
Mixed Dough Balls
Choose between plain or fontal cheese and chilli, or try a mix. Served with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Whitebait for One
Lightly breaded and fried until golden, served with garlic mayonnaise. MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) approved.
Whitebait for Two
Lightly breaded and fried until golden, served with garlic mayonnaise. MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) approved.
Chicken Lecca-Lecca
Breaded chicken fillets served with a spicy tomato dip and garlic mayo.
PASTA FRESCA
Asparagus & Pancetta Carbonara
Crispy pancetta and asparagus in a velvety sauce made with mascarpone, pecorino and riserva cheeses.
Purple Basil Pesto Genovese w/Chx
Fresh egg tagliatelle in a green pesto and cream sauce, with fine green beans and pine nuts, topped with purple basil pesto - winner of Great Taste 2018 award. Add chicken for 1.95.
KING PRAWN & CRAYFISH
Succulent king prawns and crayfish in a creamy tomato and lobster bisque with a hint of chilli, topped with a large king prawn in its shell.
SAUSAGE & TRUFFLE INFUSED OLIVE OIL
Italian Luganica sausage in a creamy tomato and truffled mushroom sauce topped with mascarpone, smoked prosciutto and truffle infused olive oil.
Purple Basil Pesto Genovese
Fresh egg tagliatelle in a green pesto and cream sauce, with fine green beans and pine nuts, topped with purple basil pesto - winner of Great Taste 2018 award. Add chicken for 1.95.
FILLED PASTA
Crab & Ricotta Half Moon Pasta
Filled pasta with crab and ricotta, in a creamy tomato and crab bisque. Topped with a large king prawn in its shell and fresh samphire.
Beef & Chianti Ravioli
Slow cooked beef and chianti ragu, dressed up for the occasion in this special charcoal black and white ravioli; served with a red wine sauce.
Spinach & Ricotta Girasole
Meaning 'sunflower', these pretty pasta parcels are served with spinach and a mascarpone cream sauce.
Four Cheese Ravioli & Beef Ragu
A long ravioli filled with pockets of four cheese, oven baked on top of a rich beef ragu.
AL FORNO
Lasagne
Green egg pasta sheets with beef and pork ragu, topped with creamy béchamel sauce. GO GRANDE With beef meatballs, coppa ham, extra ragu and cheese 3.50.
Penne Manzo Piccante
Rigatoni pasta with beef meatballs, beef and pork ragu, fresh chillies, roasted peppers and balsamic red onions; topped with mozzarella.
Sausage Cannelloni
Cannelloni filled with a hearty beef and pork sausage ragu, baked in a tomato and basil sauce and topped with mascarpone.
Penne Pollo Della Casa
Seasoned chicken breast, mushrooms and pasta baked in a creamy mushroom and white wine sauce.
CLASSIC PASTA
Fettuccine Bolognese
Our hearty beef and pork ragu sauce is served with flat ribbon fettuccine, they way they eat it in Rome. If you prefer, you can choose spaghetti.
Penne Arrabiata Con Pollo
Chicken breast in a fiery rich tomato and basil sauce. Make it veggie without chicken 9.00.
Spaghetti al Pomodoro
Plum tomatoes, garlic and basil in a rich tomato sauce topped fresh mozzarella.
Spaghetti Lentil Ragu (Vegan)
A hearty ragu of green lentils and mixed vegetables in a rich sundried tomato sauce.
Linguine Carbonara
Crispy pancetta in a rich creamy sauce with mascarpone, pecorino and riserva cheese.
Linguine con Frutti di Mare
King prawns, mussels, clams and squid in a rich tomato sauce.
RISOTTO
Risotto con Pollo e Funghi
Risotto with tender chicken breast slices and sautéed mushrooms in a creamy white wine sauce.
PRIMA
Two Egg Fiorentina
Two soft-baked free range eggs, spinach, olives, mozzarella and mascarpone cheese. Add coppa ham for 1.95.
Caprina
Goat’s cheese, rocket, plum tomatoes and olive tapenade and mozzarella.
Super Green Vegan
A pea purée base topped with tender baby kale, asparagus, peas, red pepper pearls, spinach, balsamic red onions and vegan mozzarella alternative.
Slow Cooked Lamb
Tender lamb shoulder, fontal cheese, roasted peppers, spinach, balsamic red onions onions and pine nuts.
Salami Misti
Milano and fennel salami, pepperoni and smoked prosciutto, roasted peppers and balsamic red onions.
Pollo Piccante Pancetta
Seasoned chicken breast, pancetta, roasted peppers, red chillies, mushrooms, spinach, rosemary and fontal cheese.
Salsiccia
Fiery Calabrian N'duja sausage meat, roquito pepper pearls, balsamic red onions and fontal cheese. We'll add chillies if you like it hotter.
CALZONE
Calzone Pollo
Chicken breast, pancetta, mushrooms, roasted peppers, olives, tomato sauce, and mozzarella.
Calzone Carne Piccante
Pepperoni, fresh chillies, ham, beef and pork ragu, sautéed mushrooms, tomato sauce and mozzarella.
Calzone Goat's Cheese & Spinach
Goat’s cheese, grilled aubergines, roasted peppers, oven roasted tomatoes, spinach, tomato sauce and mozzarella.
CLASSIC PIZZA
Margherita
Tomato and mozzarella with Oregano. Make it Prima 10.00.
Four Cheese Margherita
Sweet dreams are made of cheese - mascarpone, mozzarella, fontal and riserva cheese on a tomato base. Make it Prima 12.00.
Stromboli
Pepperoni on a tomato and mozzarella base. We'll add chillies if you like it hot. Make it Prima 12.00.
Verdure
Artichokes, mushrooms, roasted peppers, fontal cheese and olives dressed with rocket leaves. Make it Prima 11.45.
Pollo e Funghi
Chicken and sautéed mushrooms, tomatoes and mozzarella. Make it Prima 12.45.
About
ASK Italian is one of the UK's leading casual dining restaurant brands with over 110 restaurants across the country. We are driven by a passion for authentic Italian food and culture and work with a number of expert friends, including chef Theo Randall, to bring the best of Italian life to the UK high street.
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

Very nice the shef was amazing the would look around a cook 10 serving at once timing each one to arrive perfectly cooked and hot hot kept warm

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank canoepr1955
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely one of our family favourites! Our sons love going there and the food options suit us all. The manager, waiting team and chefs could not be friendlier. The restaurant was extremely busy but the service remained very good. We’ll be back soon!

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank pgib73
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food itself was incredibly tasty, the pizza was huge, the calzone was great. However one of the managers’ that seemed to be doing desserts amongst other things had poor food safety practices in regards to handling. I saw him on his phone while handling...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Lennox R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went back to Ask for lunch just before Christmas it was oh so much better think they may have a new manager who was very welcoming...The restaurant became very busy and the atmosphere was nice..I always have the same Large King prawns cooked in garlic...More

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank Aggiefinn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

14 of us on Christmas evening. Food came quickly and was tasty. My wife had Cooke dough for pudding and burnt her finger on the dish that was unbelievable hot. The puddings are over priced and not very good at all. The main meals were...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank jonkogel
Reviewed November 29, 2019 via mobile

Took my granddaughter and family out for a meal enjoyed the meal but got a hock at the bill they charged 16-50 for 6 small cokes and 2-50 for a fruit shoot type drink what a rip off will not be going there again

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2019

Staff were very friendly and chatting to us about which bar we were going to next. Food was lovely and service was great. Didn't have to wait too long for our food and everything was hot and tasted good.

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank D M
Reviewed November 19, 2019

We eat here very often, always good food and good service. We can here on a Saturday evening with 12 family members. The service was excellent, the food great and a really busy vibrant atmosphere. Thank you for a great evening. Will be back soon

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank Danpash1
Reviewed November 7, 2019 via mobile

We have been here several times now and every single visit has been great. The food is great, has great hygiene and the staff are so friendly. Tonight we had Nadia Sousa and she was ace. So friendly, smiley and couldn't do enough for us....More

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank cheesecake11
Reviewed October 19, 2019

Great food, and priced accordingly. Staff were very good and attentive, the place its self its strange as it appears only the bottom floor is used. The top part above where you eat is a wide open roof space. The soft drink in question was...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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There's a multi storey car park, will be easy to get a space there, 5 min walk to the restaurant.
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