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“Busy buzzing restaurant with atmosphere”

ASK Italian - Exeter
Ranked #103 of 546 Restaurants in Exeter
Price range: $9 - $17
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The ASK Italian restaurant group boasts an excellent Exeter venue, situated in a stunning period building on the green next to Exeter Cathedral. The ASK Italian restaurant has recently gone through an extensive refurbishment. We've created a restaurant with a distinctive new look inspired by modern Italian design. And with the help of our expert friends, including awarding-winning chef Theo Randall, we've created a menu that features a range of simple, classic Italian food and an all Italian wine list.
Reviewed August 16, 2010

Friday night, table for 2 without reservation. Quickly greeted by staff and after a short wait shown to a table. Good service, relaxed and friendly. Extensive menu in a very characterful restaurant. Only niggle is there were loads of lightbulbs not working; I know its not a big thing but its all in the detail! Otherwise a good location, good service and a varied interesting menu.

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Reviewed June 16, 2010

Went for lunch today, food good as was service - all staff terrific !

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Reviewed April 18, 2010

Eight of us ate here early evening the middle of last week; we were seated at a table in the rear section which certainly lacks the attraction of the cathedral view of the front rooms.

Food was very average; overcooked and therefore dry garlic bread, an anti-pasto starter for two sharing with 2 prawns, a couple of olives, some mozarella, a couple of lettuce leaves and little else for £12, a seafood risotto with undercooked rice and a strange bitter taste , dry pasta in a spaghetti carbonara! etc.

The place is in serious need of repair and redecoration to the toilets and staircases. Had I visited the toilets first I'd have realised what were were likely to be in for. A restaurant that is content to leave its toilets grubby,have toilet cubilces with broken locks, poor flush mechanisms and watered down liquid soap can't be bothered by what customers think. Staircase bannisters were worn and dirty with extensive chips revealing several layers of paint. Generally tatty all round.

This place will undoubtedly get a lot of trade because of it's location; it was unfortunately a prime example of a restaurant trading on its location. It made me feel angry that tourists would think this is the best the U.K can do.

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Thank victoriandad
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Reviewed March 16, 2010

Throughly enjoyed my lunch. I think some of these chains are becoming quite pricey, but the food was good and all the seafood had flavour. All round sold performance from ASK

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Thank RuZealand
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Reviewed March 3, 2010

very good location, nice place to eat out. god do with better service though.

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Thank carl121
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