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ASK Italian - Exeter

5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
+44 1392 427127
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good27%
  • Average23%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“calzone” (19 reviews)
“lobster” (6 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Complete disaster. When we arrived there was no one at the front desk to seat us. After a short while we were greeted by two staff running back and forth aimlessly asking each other were the waiter was. It just screamed paniced and unorganised from...More

Thank Rob J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Armed with my birthday voucher . We were looked after by Ian who managed ASK and his team .. had a fabulous meal and so glad we came .. food Was delicious and service was spot on, as it was a busy Friday night .

Thank sunshine765
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited ask Italian on the 23rd of June with a group of friends. It was for my birthday and we received the worst service I have ever experienced. The waiter was very rude as well as the manager. I was not impressed with this...More

Thank Josh W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had another lovely dinner here on Monday night, where served by the manager who gave us an interesting guided tour of the building. It was lovely to learn the history of this iconic building set a stones through from the cathedral!

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eat in the courtyard, a precocious kids birthday party was underway. We ordered our food, when it eventually turned up....it was cold, the spaghetti had stuck together, obviously had been sat under heaters for a while, having been cooked in advance. We had replacement food,...More

Thank MargaritaDevon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice seating in a courtyard and well looked after by the waiter. Food was disappointing. ..chicken caeser salad was very sad and pizza lacked toppings. Dessert was fine...Over all a lunch not to be repeated.

Thank Alison G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service we experienced felt quite rushed and unfocused; we ended up being overcharged for drinks we didn't order, however this was resolved rather quickly. The food itself was expensive without much taste, was actually quite disappointed. The atmosphere was nice enough, but as the...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Ask Italian Exeter on Friday 26 May 2017 on a day out in Exeter on our way home from holiday in Brixham. The food was excellent and as we had a voucher for 30% off main dishes very good value...More

Thank HullTigerman
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Visited Sunday 18th June. Arrived just after 5.30pm. Place was fairly quiet, but first course took over half an hour to arrive. My son has been a lifelong vegetarian since birth; I have been vegan for over thirty years. We ordered the vegan dough balls...More

Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 17 June 2017

slow and poor service. waiter got order order wrong leading to long delays, food was quite good but wont be back in a hurry

Thank Luke H
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16 June 2017|
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Response from simonboley | Reviewed this property |
ive only visited a couple of times and have never had that problem but to be fair both times it was on the quiet side which clearly helps..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 427127
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.
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