ASK Italian - Exeter

5 Cathedral Close, Exeter, EX1 1EZ +44 1392458165

Main Course £9
Food Spend £19

Excellent service with good food. Very friendly atmosphere. A most enjoyable evening.

Peter 13 September 2014
From Watford

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Housed in a striking period building opposite Exeter Cathedral, ASK Italian Exeter offers traditional Italian cuisine in relaxed, unpretentious surroundings. ASK is close to the Guildhall Shopping Centre, and the Royal Albert Museum.

The ASK Italian menu reveals tasty pasta dishes like the ravioli with crab, ricotta and poached salmon or the traditional lasagne. There are a range of fresh salads, and other signature dishes include risotto with oyster mushrooms, chicken and white wine or Mediterranean chicken and king prawn casserole. Fresh pizzas and speciality pizzas prove to be popular, with flavours like goat's cheese, spinach and mushroom or tomato, mozzarella and pepperoni.

Delicious and authentic Italian cuisine is served up at ASK Italian restaurants, all at affordable prices. There is a popular kids menu with healthy choices and an indulgent dessert list. Premium award-winning Italian beers are available alongside Italian wines and soft drinks.

Exeter ASK Italian is a family-friendly Italian restaurant in the heart of the city, a 7-minute drive from Exeter Central Rail Station.

Customer Reviews for ASK Italian - Exeter


(based on 96 reviews)

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3 October 2014 by Heather Hatcher from Exeter
Food was lovely but service was rubbish. We wanted a dessert but after waiting 20 mins for someone to come take our order we decided against it. When we mention this to the manager we were just told they are unstaffed and was rude in telling us.
13 September 2014 by Peter from Watford
Excellent service with good food. Very friendly atmosphere. A most enjoyable evening.
19 August 2014 by Julie Clawson from Exeter
The service was slow. One of the meals for the main course (there were 6 of us in the party) was not served at the same time as the others and we had to wait several minutes for the remaining meal (they were very apologetic and we were given one complimentary cocktail as an apology). The quality of the food was good.
27 July 2014 by Alison Clyburn from Exeter
Had a lovely evening. We sat out in the courtyard as the weather was nice and we were given a complimentary glass of prosecco as it was our anniversary. Couldn't fault any of it.
21 June 2014 by Bridget Brown from Mortehoe
We received a warm welcome, the service was friendly and efficient, and the food was great. Even better was the glass of Puglian red wine served at a good temperature - rounded our meal off beautifully. Couldn't fault the whole experience. Wish there was an Ask nearer to home
2 March 2014 by Siobhean Mccarthy from Exeter
Excellent service- polite, friendly and quick. Great choice of menu. Happy to accommodate special requests in terms of food orders.
20 January 2014 by Michelle Samples from Mold
nice meal and good value
14 January 2014 by John Gray from Exeter
nice setting, staff have always been good, polite and attentive.We have never had a poor experience at this restaurant.For the price and what it is it is excellent, although I prefer the old door entrance and the artwork is missing!!
13 January 2014 by Kim Wootten from Tiverton
The best staff we have ever come across!
10 October 2013 by David Watson from Seaton, Devon
Ask Exeter is in an old building, recently refurbished, overlooking the cathedral. You can eat inside, out at the front or in a small courtyard at the back.
It is a standard menu, but there are often specials and seasonal changes. We have found the food to be good value and of consistent reliability; in several years of using the restaurant, they have never let us down.
There is a short but adequate wine list, Italian beers and soft drinks. There is no non-alcoholic beer; it would be useful if they could include one.
When very busy, service can be a little chaotic and occasionally slow, but it is always friendly and obliging.
All in all, this is a friendly restaurant with a charming ambience — one of our favourites.

ASK Italian - Exeter

5 Cathedral Close, Exeter, EX1 1EZ

General: +44 1392427127
Reservations: +44 1392458165

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