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Orbit House, St Mary's Butts | Orbit House, St Mary's Butt, Reading RG1 2LN, England
+44 118 957 4850
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always visit here with grandchildren on the way to the theatre. Had a lovely meal, all tasty and hot. The children's menu is good, though staff were very willing to adjust. All portions, including children's, are generous, including the chips (very stingy on last visit so seem to have addressed this) Service was friendly and efficient. If you have Tesco... More 

Thank barbara t
Reading, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After an absence for a long time, I went to ASK Italian in Reading this afternoon with my friends again. We ordered olives, garlic bread, mushrooms for starters; sea bass, spaghetti and penne for our mains and finally tiramisu and ice-creams for our desserts. We enjoyed our meals because they were all really delicious! I am always a slow-eater but... More 

Thank Elizabeth J
Reading, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ask is a chain and the Reading restaurant isn't anything extra special but never the less it is clean, well priced and the food is yummy so you can't go wrong! The wait staff are friendly and the menu has lots of options. Good choice of wines too! Recommend the 'nojito' non alcoholic cocktail for something refreshing but alcohol free... More 

Thank Lizzie S
Reading, United Kingdom
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766 reviews
557 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Once again this place delivers. Great food, friendly service and sensible prices. Difficult to ask for more from a chain restaurant.

1 Thank Donald M
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I took my Fiancée, here for an early Valentines Day (Im working a late this year, but didn't want her to feel un-appreciated). We started off with the Cheese balls (but hold the chill) and the meatballs (with the chilli) and they where both absolutely gorgeous!!!. When our main course arrived, while everything was perfect with my meal, my partners... More 

Thank kevwuk1986
Stroud, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We are in our 40s and I am a really fussy eater, but enjoy popped in yesterday Saturday 10th Feb, and the food was the best I have had in a long time,we had a 3 course meal and sides and drinks, the baileys pudding was to die for, lovely and warm, lively friendly staff could not fault it 1... More 

Thank angelflower1974
Reading, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We used to come to Ask a lot more, but stopped when they changed their menu to have less food we liked and when the service became slower. We have eaten here twice in the last month and although the staff member who served us was very friendly, it was hard to get their attention. On the first occasion, staff... More 

Thank S B
Reading, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

My wife and I visited Ask for a get-together with former work colleagues. We have previously visited Ask and were pleased we chose this again for our venue. The food was superb with good size portions, the service was first class and the 6 of us spent a few very relaxed hours catching up with our news. Our waiter was... More 

Thank Graham W
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Good food, good service what more do you need? Food was hot and tasty and what you expect from a chain restaurant, service was polite and quick. Worth a visit if your in an Italian kind of mood !

Thank Sheppardave
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This was the second time I had been to a branch of Ask in the last couple of weeks, this time it was for a work meal. There was 12 of us and I have to say they did pretty well with service as nearly everybody had a different meal. I had a thin crust pizza that was pretty filling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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: Orbit House, St Mary's Butts | Orbit House, St Mary's Butt, Reading RG1 2LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 957 4850
Located right opposite the Broad Street Mall in Reading's city centre, ASK Italian offers affordable Italian cuisine in smart, modern surroundings. Well known throughout the UK for their contemporary style and excellent value Italian food, ASK Italian restaurants are a popular dining destination, particularly amongst the after work crowd. The menu is wide and varied, offering mouth watering dishes such as cod and pancetta fishcakes served with a lemon and parsley dip or beef meatballs in a spicy sauce served on top of rigatoni pasta. Desserts shouldn't be missed either with tiramisu and lemon tart on offer. ASK Italian in Reading is a favourite for Italian food and it's easy to see why.

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