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ASK Italian - Southend-on-Sea

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London Road | Unit 7/8 the Broadway, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1TJ, England
+44 1702 433974
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Essex, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly and attentive staff, complimentary lemonade shot, nice touch. Garlic prawn starter and Barrata pizza both delicious as was the superb pistachio and olive oil cake. On top of all that they can boast of having the cleanest and sweetest smelling toilets I have encountered in a long time.

Thank robt948
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this week with my mum about 6pm midweek for a pre-cinema meal. Enjoyed the free shot of craft lemonade as we sat down. Both had the garlic prawns to start which were lovely and the pizzas we had for main we equally delicious. Our waiter was very friendly - I wish we got his name. Very good at upselling... More 

Thank Bubbless92
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176 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really don't like how they have redesigned this venue with hard wooden seats as it feels like a fast food cafe and not somewhere to linger but perhaps that's the point! Service is polite but impersonal. Food is ok but nothing special and to be honest it is not inexpensive. To be brutally honest it is completely soulless!

Thank MortyJen
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We regularly eat at ask and order Deliveroo from them. In the beginning it was really nice. Today is my birthday and I was delayed on the trains home from work in London so we decided to order Deliveroo from ask instead of go out to eat! The last couple of times we have ordered we haven't had the best... More 

Thank ruth2089
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner had the lobster pasta which was very tasty. We tried the speciality garlic bread but I think the cheesy garlic bread is nicer. They do some pretty decent cocktails for a restaurant too. We like coming here in the evening mid week as it has a nice atmosphere in comparison to pizza express and the staff... More 

Thank moomabell
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice place with helpful and friendly staff. Food was excellent. I recommend to try olive oil cake is delicious.

Thank kadyto
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Came here for anniversary as our place of choice was too busy, even tho didnt book they still found a table for us. The waiter was very interactive and the food delicious . They even changed the type of pasta i wanted with my meal.

Thank KellyVJ
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I have had lunch here twice in the past 6 weeks, once with family and once with friends, and on both occasions have had a poor quality meal. On the first occasion I ordered the sea bass, which was a bad mistake - it turned up looking like a boil-in-the-bag offering. If this had been my first experience of sea... More 

Thank Bod_99
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We went for a lovely meal here on 9th Feb for my birthday, I couldn't fault this place in any way, I come here regularly the food is amazing and the service is always friendly, we had a lovely waitress who gave us complimentary free cocktail and a beer because a lot of what my boyfriend had chosen they didn't... More 

Thank Nadineb28
Woking, Surrey
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148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Came here for Sunday lunch in early January. The meal was good but the service was slow. Really liked the complimentary craft lemonade shots served when we sat down. I'm doing dry January so it gave me an alternative to sparkling water and I ordered a full glass with the meal. The desserts were amazing and worth the wait. However... More 

Thank Mrs_N_of_Woking

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road | Unit 7/8 the Broadway, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 433974
ASK Italian in Southend-on-Sea is a place for great food and warm service. Think fresh bread made to tear and share. A glass of fine wine worth deserving of your time. Delicious main dishes prepared the traditional way. Everything we know and love about Italian food is served straight to your table. Take a look at our Southend-on-Sea menu and, if you like what you see, book a table.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?