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Ask Italian - Lewes

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186 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XX, England
+44 1273 479330
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slow service even though it wasn't very busy. Gluten free pizza was not cooked - sent it back but second was also soggy. Overpriced for not great quality food nor service. I'd give it a miss!!

Thank Abythesea
East Sussex
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited late afternoon on Christmas Eve with friends. The food is mostly good. The green olives are excellent and 2 of my friends had the pasta with a langoustine which they both raved about. My calzone was very enjoyable but - 3 were ordered - 2 being meat and the waiter had no idea which was which . This meant... More 

Thank benjyk
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not that busy but food took a long time to be served. Staff very pleasant but could have done with a couple more. Tables that ordered after us got theirs first!!

Thank Dennis S
Lewes, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We visited to celebrate a birthday and we certainly had a good time. The place was buzzing, the service prompt and friendly, the food good quality and well-presented. My Calzone was delicious and everybody else was happy with what they ordered. The desserts were particularly good. All such a change from the previous week when we visited another Italian chain... More 

Thank John L
Plumpton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Considering we hadn't booked we were grateful that we were able to have a large table for our party of 7 on a rainy Sunday lunchtime. Unfortunately that was when the great service ended! After waiting a little while for our order to be taken, a friendly chap came over and took our orders for our starters and drinks only.... More 

Thank clwilliams699
Lewes, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Our third visit to Ask in Lewes and once again they did not disappoint. We had a voucher which made the evening great value (not sure I'd be so happy if I'd paid full menu prices) and as a bonus the Prosecco was on special offer – 25% discount – which was lovely. Service was amazingly fast, even for early evening... More 

Thank tourist1950
Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We enjoyed starters, pasta and a soft drink for £17.50 each. Cheerful service, nice atmosphere. We went in for a late lunch without a reservation.

Thank Elizabeth K
Eilat, Israel
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went again with a party of eight for Dads birthday, had a wonderful evening, staff were friendly, food was superb, this is the second time we have visited with a group in a month and both times were faultless

Thank Rachel B
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival we were informed there was an hour wait for food, which didn't bother us. The staff were super friendly and very apologetic about the wait, even though it didn't feel very long at all. Food was all delicious when it came out and I was definitely not disappointed. 4/5 as the bathrooms were very grotty.

Thank Rosie R
Toronto, Canada
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206 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

When we visit for a late supper, a debate is going on in UK about whether spaghetti Bolognese is an authentic Italian dish. I dive into their ragu with tagliatelle flat noodles and am rewarded with outstanding Italian comfort food, and yes the sauce sticks better that to round spaghetti. A small salad tops off my dish and a pleasant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, 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: 186 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 479330
ASK Italian in Lewes 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 Lewes menu and, if you like what you see, book a table.

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