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Simply Italian

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10-12 The Waterfront, Eastbourne BN23 5UZ, England
+44 1323 470911
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68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to visit this restaurant whilst in Eastbourne Marina. Great food great service and a great location. Reasonably priced and very tasty. Not massive portions but adequate. You should visit Simply Italian.

Thank Chucklelee
Palm Springs, California
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food friendly service. Calamari starter was good but expensive for a small portion. Nice place for lunch on a sunny day.

Thank Lionel P
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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301 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This looks to me a nice independent resturant. I was only there for coffee but the cappuccino was nice and frothy and the deal with cake at £3.75 is extremely reasonable. Please do watch this as someone got stung for more than they thought it was going to be.

Thank John T
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dear john thanks for taking the time to review my tradiotional trattoria on the lovely marina of Eastbourne. Well spotted that we are independent and part of 4 trattoria's run bi me and Mi lovely family. Gotta agree with you that we are nice obviously but hope to see you again for food and see if we can raise that... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We moved to the harbour a year ago and have just fallen ...in love with the staff and food. We moved from Brighton so not used to the area and it makes a difference because we live here and not just coming for the day. If u r lucky enough to meet Gi Gi the manager or Arianna, Alenia ,... More 

Thank Dee S
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very tasteless pizza with frozen seafood swimming in water poured off the water before eating. Just about 5 mussels on top. ate one small slice and picked off the mussels left the whole pizza no one even asked if it was ok just took it away and presented me with the bill most expensive slice of pizza I've ever... More 

2 Thank Tomtomfood
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dear Tom Thanks for taking the time to review my traditional Italian trattoria as promised I am coming back to you after reading your opinion of my seafood pizza. We make our dough fresh using only the best 00 flour great divella plum tomatoes and fior di latte mozzarella. Yes our seafood is frozen but we defrost it gently then... More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice enough and pleasant atmosphere, but food rather average, bland and under seasoned, other better Italian restaurants in the harbour than this.

2 Thank antoniowingrove94
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dear Antonio thanks for taking the time to review my traditional Italian trattoria on the marina. I myself along with my family team in Eastbourne are all Italian and I'm so sorry that you feel that our simple approach to food was in your opinion average. I use great Italian products in all my dishes and we let those flavours... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided "Italian" would be nice prior to a visit to the pictures. After reviewing the options on line we plumped for Simply Italian. Our first visit but not our last! My wife and I were welcomed and made to feel comfortable at our table of choice. The house wine was excellent and our two pasta choices were both very... More 

1 Thank Philip B
Pevensey, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family meal to celebrate my wife's birthday. 4 adults and 4 grandhildren. Welcoming staff. Drinks quickly ordered & delivered. Had garlic breads to eat whilst main meals​ prepared. Mains arrived and enjoyed by all. Chocolate pud for all but one afterwards (one of our reasons for choosing this restaurant after discovering this delicacy at their Battle branch). All good. Would​... More 

Thank BPPevensey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was just about OK. We had to return a pizza as it had someone's hair in it. My main course Lasagne was again ok, but nothing special but what was disappointing was that it was barley enough to be classed as a starter. I think you really need to look at your pricing or increase your portion... More 

1 Thank Andy R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant excelled when a local choir Concentus, together with a visiting German choir totalling 121 people spent the evening of 19th April 2017 at S. I. Luigi and his wonderful staff delivered excellent food with great efficiency, patience and fun in what turned out to be quite a rowdy evening as we were allowed to bring our keyboard in... More 

1 Thank Sonia P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10-12 The Waterfront, Eastbourne BN23 5UZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Eastbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 470911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?