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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%
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“pasta” (44 reviews)
“lobster” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (7 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 536 reviews

Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great selection on the menu The staff were helpful and attentive The location is great and easily accessible with parking nearby

Thank Jus491
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We have eaten here many times and always had a great experience. Whether you eat inside or in the courtyard (when the sun is out), the service is impeccable and the food is tasty and plentiful. There is always a warm welcome from the staff...More

Thank swallowtail2016
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Good Italian food in a nice environment, this restaurant is in an old building situated in the Cathedral square. Service was a little slow but the waitress was friendly and professional. The menu was typical of a group restaurant but varied and the food was...More

Thank Mikesol
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Good food, good selection, lots of different rooms to sit in so didn't actually see all the restaurant. Staff very helpful and knowledgable we weren't charged for our sweet and they were very grateful that we told them, not sure if our waiter would've had...More

Thank xfilesfan
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The location of Ask is a big plus - opposite the cathedral - in an old building that has been sympathetically adapted. The food was very good, especially the pizzas, with attentive staff. This was a good dining experience - so good that I went...More

Thank probbo
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

If patience was a virtue this restaurant would be the most virtuous. 6 adults and 3 noisy grandchildren. The manager was brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble. Food was great. Clean plates all round! Kids loved the pudding! Pasta was superb. Our 3rd visit on...More

Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Lacking seasoning and favour for the pasta dishes, pasta was below average, house wines were nice, and staff were helpful, but taste and flavour was lacking big time, disappointing, I would not recommend.

Thank MorryTrips
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited ASK Italian, Exeter recently for a special birthday meal. The staff were super accommodating, we were able to choose our table as well as decorating prior to our arrival. Upon arrival for our meal we were greeted by super friendly staff and guided to...More

Thank hwat28
Reviewed 29 September 2016

A lovely relaxing evening meal with a table overlooking the beautiful Exeter Cathedral. More than just pasta a pizza on the menu and delicious desserts. We had attentive waiters and the service was prompt.

Thank Marybethx7x
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Chose to eat for lunch as great position next to cathedral green. Nice building with character restaurant at the rear and a more modern area at front. On a warm sunny day would be nice to eat in the courtyard. Lovely pizzas, especially good value...More

Thank KateToon
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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$17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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: 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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