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ASK Italian - Exeter

5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
+44 1392 427127
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good28%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“calzone” (19 reviews)
“lobster” (6 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (5 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
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101 - 110 of 518 reviews

Reviewed 1 September 2016

Went to this place for my leaving lunch with work. They were able to accommodate a large group of us and the food was delicious and very filling. The only down side was how long the food took to arrive- which meant we were all...More

Thank Megan F
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great venue close to the cathedral and hidden in an old building. Outside and inside seating all in very relaxed style. Pretty standard fare but well presented and plenty of choice. £90 for three all in.

Thank Stuart_Away_Again
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

My family has lived in Exeter for over 20 years and for some reason we had never been to this branded restaurant before. Well to my surprise the courtyard situated just away from the Cathedral green was really well laid out, and the service was...More

Thank samseni
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in here for lunch on the off chance with my daughter and had a delicious treat with fantastic service from Kelly - olives & garlic bread starters followed by lobster & prawn tagliatelle which was really tasty and packed with seafood - my daughter...More

Thank Deb R
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had a fantastic meal here with the kids, who were also very happy with their food and colouring. Beautiful light in the front room with views of the cathedral and such a nice calm atmosphere. Light years away from Pizza Express across the green...More

Thank AmyExeter
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I love this place, it's great for families and for couples or friends. The food is good, sometimes when they are busy, it can take a while for the food to arrive, so I arrive by 12pm if I have the kids with me for...More

Thank Zara R
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Had a recommendation buy a colleague to try ASK and it was a perfect experience. The staff were very polite and professional and not a notepad in sight, all orders taken and remembered and for a table of 6 with special orders the food came...More

Thank snellzy
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Ask Italian is in a pretty position opposite Catherdal , We had our usual meal, Penne Al Pollo Della Casa £10.95 , was not as nicely made as our local Ask restaurant in Crawley West Sussex , it was fairly Dry & over cooked ,...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We all had a lovely evening last Friday great service great food and excellent value for money.. Could not fault it ! Will definitely be going back very soon ♥️🍷🍾

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a great setting right by the cathedral, ideal for a Summer evening meal in the sunshine. We enjoyed a limoncello cocktail and mojito before our meal. I thought the food was much nicer than on previous visits to Ask restaurants, which have...More

Thank Wendy W
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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