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“Great pizza!”

Ask Italian - Cheltenham
Ranked #90 of 479 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $18
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: ASK Italian in Cheltenham is a place for great food and warm service. Think fresh bread made to tear and share. A glass of fine wine worth deserving of your time. Delicious main dishes prepared the traditional way. Everything we know and love about Italian food is served straight to your table.
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Well located in Montpellier. Good Italian food in a pleasant buzzy atmosphere with friendly staff and all at a reasonable price. We visit regularly!

Thank Cheltrav
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

I also went during the Literature Festival week. We were fortunate as we met a friend who had already secured a table and it is obviously a popular place, as it was a Monday evening and full!
We had the rissotto which was excellent and only had time for a main course. I found the staff fairly amenable and efficient and it is a good place for a pre theatre or performance meal. Sadly, nothing that stands out but I did not see anyone waiting, although the service could have been swifter.

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Thank Margaret F
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We visited the restaurant during Literature Festival week in Cheltenham. We knew it would be busy so booked a table, however, we still had to wait 25 minutes for a table. Then the person on the door ignored us and gave other couples, who were behind us in the line, a table first! He was rude and did not made any attempt to apologise for the waiting time. There were many others in the line waiting who were getting annoyed. Once seated the waitress was very attentive and ensured that we ordered and received our food quickly.
The food was okay but seemed quite small portions for the cost.
The overall experience wasn't great and so we only had a main meal and drink before leaving. It was a disappointing evening as we had been once before and enjoyed the meal and atmosphere. We won't be visiting there again!

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1  Thank N T
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Mixed feelings... It didn't start off too well - we had a table booked for 7.15pm but didn't get seated until about 20 minutes afterwards. During this time we were stood waiting in a cramped area at the door which kept being opened and closed and letting the cold air in. I feel sorry for the people sitting by the door as there was constantly about four parties at a time waiting to be seated, bumping into their chairs as there wasn't really the room for us to be there. They had clearly overbooked as the situation continued like this throughout the evening - it just came across to us as greedy!

Anyway, the food was served very quickly - not sure whether this was a good thing or a bad thing. One of the four dishes had to be sent back as it was not hot. Two of the meals were tasty (king prawn risotto), one described as 'boring' - a vegetable pasta dish, and the other average - seafood linguine which was loaded with what I thought was too much pasta and sauce, I could only manage half of the dish. All in all the feeling was that it was overpriced... Just 6 prawns in the king prawn risotto apparently. It was also felt that the wine was overpriced at £18 for the house white - it was nice but nothing special, this is a pizza pasta restaurant after all!

What made up for it was the delightful staff who were cheerful and helpful and also apologetic and efficient regarding the dish that wasn't hot.

All in all it was ok but really not worth the money.

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Thank LadyHelenJenkins
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Good for a quick pre-concert / theatre meal. The food was tasty- we had bread and tapenade starters, then calzone and rigatoni, which were both tasty (and on the spicey side) and two beers. Good value at £32. The service was efficient and the young staff were very pleasant without being intrusive. We needed to be in and out in an hour, and did this with time to spare.
The only thing I didn't like was the decor - what a mess! Amixture between bistro chic minimalist and 1970s kiddy-colour plastics. The tables were also too close together. So, food and service were very good, atmosphere dreadful.

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Thank Bigjake33
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