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“Ok but could be better”

Ask Italian - Colchester
Ranked #80 of 520 Restaurants in Colchester
Price range: $9 - $17
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: ASK Italian in Colchester 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. Take a look at our Colchester menu and, if you like what you see, book a table.
Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is a typical ASK restaurant, it is ok but nothing to special. The staff are very friendly and the service is good. The food was pretty good without being amazing.

Thank harry w
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

My partner and I ate here last week for dinner, we have a Taste Card and used it to obtain 50% off food.

The restaurant decor is pleasant, a nice relaxing atmosphere and the staff were extremely friendly. The only down side (and it's quite a big thing) is that they seem to like to overcook things in the oven here! I noticed a couple of other people's dishes beinf brought out looked a bit burnt, and when our appetisers came and then our starters a short time later they were all burnt! The bread was black and tasted like charcoal, the king prawns were black and very over-cooked, and the deep fried calamari were like bullets they were so over-cooked.

We were very disappointed....

The restaurant redeemed itself somewhat with the mains (porchetta and a pasta dish) and the desserts were absolutely delicious, so save some room for them. If the starters had been up to the same standard as the mains and desserts I'd give this 4 or 5 stars but it only gets 3 due to lots of charcoal on our plates! We might go back again and give it another try, afterall using the Taste Card on Mon-Thur gets you 50% food for 2 people so is a good bargain. If we go back I'll let you know how it goes....

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Thank Misspinkpanther72
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is the second time I have been here now and once again the food was excellent, the place was very busy but the service was still very good with friendly staff. My daughter had a money off voucher which made it great value for the money. The restaurant is slightly off from the centre of town and parking can be difficult, better to go after 6pm when you can park accross the road. There were special menus with 2 or 3 course prices and the normal menu. Although it is part of a chain the atmosphere was nice.

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Thank Christine J
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Good for a chain restaurant. Slightly off the beaten track in the town. Child friendly and very accommodating staff. I have only eaten there during the day, not tried evenings yet. Look for money off vouchers on their website.

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Thank Fussy215
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Lovely atmosphere and freindly service. The food was lovely and nice portions. Great for a snack ,dinner or lunch. Will be visiting soon.

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Thank Harry L
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