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ASK Italian - Exeter

5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
+44 1392 427127
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“calzone” (18 reviews)
“lobster” (7 reviews)
“garlic bread” (9 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

ASK is our place of choice in Exeter. There is always a friendly atmosphere and a great outdoor space for the kids to play between courses. We love it and go back time after time. Happy days! ;)

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Perfect, polite and attentive service with excellent italian food in pleasent surroundings. Will definitely visit again next time we are in Exeter.

Thank Bry177
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having not been for so long, we called in on a family occasion. It was a great night, food very good, drinks excellent and service friendly and helpful. We were in the room overlooking the Cathedral, it can feel a bit like a bus station...More

Thank Des F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were two for dinner on a Monday evening. Restaurant was busy but we were seated quickly in the main dining room. Linguine carbonara and risotto were both tasty. Side salads were fresh with a nice dressing. White wine was well chilled. Service was friendly...More

Thank foulaman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

visited this restaurant on a lunchtime.sat down waited along tome to take our order had water to drink.some people had complimentary drinks but we didn't perhaps they were regulars.had spaghetti and ravioli which was so good.had a voucher code which I used glad to have.was...More

Thank michelle n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner here last night to celebrate our engagement with a small baby, they were extremely welcoming! The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. Will definitely be back!

Thank Abby-Gail G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really good lunch served by a very helpful Italian waitress. Typical Italian garlic bread and everything was fresh and prepared with love, even though it was pretty packed

Thank Toby H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've had lunch here several times but on this occasion we had a commitment and needed to be away within the hour. We were given a cheery, friendly 'meet and greet' which was appreciated on this very wet lunchtime. The service we had from our...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with two friends for a late lunch. I had the Sea Bass and asked for chips to accompany it instead of new potatoes. My friends had either risotto or pasta. My sea bass was cooked perfectly and I can honestly say the chips...More

Thank Georgie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a bad experience back in June at Exeter ASK. Invited back for a complimentary meal as a gesture of goodwill. Manager Matt was extremely professional. He made us feel very welcome and valued customers. The food was great, compliments to the chef. Thomas "the...More

Thank Karl B
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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$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, 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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