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Simply Italian

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The Grist Mill The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
+44 1797 226024
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104 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If the food would be as good as the staff is friendly I would give 5 points and please don't get me wrong, the food was delicious and worth the money we paid for it, fresh bake bread to the pasta, lovely pizzas and the cappuccinos at the end of our dinner, everything was good and nice ... But these... More 

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Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this review

Dear Matthias Aha aha I know what you mean about my lovely family team! They are quite unique they work so hard and keep,smiling too! They really enjoy their job and anybody goin in will see that first hand! My partner Maurice runs a great tight ship he is a very able captain in the simply Italian ship! We are... More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited this restaurant after a long stroll all over town on a very pleasant early evening. There is no shortage of restaurants, pubs, cafes and other dining establishments in Rye, but something struck a cord that this would be suitable for quality, medium priced meal. I was not disappointed. There was a wide choice of pizza, pasta and other... More 

Thank Neil D
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a miserable rainy evening this was defintely the place to be. Staff were very pleasant and helpful and the menu was wide ranging and reasonably priced. We particularly enjoyed the seafood risotto and the chicken and mushroom risotto and the bruschetta which we had as a starter. The restaurant has a pleasant atmoshere and was pretty busy although staff... More 

Thank howard64948
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on a night when they had a Rat Pack Tribute act. Was a brilliant night, fantastic food, excellent service, very friendly staff. Would highly recommend.

Thank barriecroucher
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We shared a meat platter starter. Yummy. Then had a salad with items I don,t like left out, wow what a delicious meal. Thank you. The pasta dish was also delicious. Lovely service, friendly staff

Thank sydnie2016
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Very tasty food. Child friendly. Clean, lots of choice, reasonably priced for how good the food is!

Thank Lisa_honey
East Sussex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Simply Italian in Rye on Bank holiday Sunday for a double birthday meal for seven of us, the staff were very friendly & helpful, the food was excellent, we would highly recommend to friends & family

Thank mikeandtrina2017
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on previous recommendations, we had high expectations. House red wine was just okay. The saltimbocca was not made with a thin sliced pork, but rather a loin portion. Never had it this way before. The cannelloni was pretty good, but certainly had better elsewhere. The service was very good; no complaints there.

Thank JaneRichard
Rye, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In March I had my 18th birthday meal here, but that doesn't mean it was my first meal here! Come here as often as possible as anything I've tried here has been nice, spaghetti Neapolitan with Pork and Beef meatballs are the best I've had in any restaurant, succulent and good portion size for all dishes. The staff are lovely... More 

Thank Lucas H
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely evening with family for a birthday meal, there were 9 of us with mixed meal and every one very nice with no complaints. I personally had the chicken and mushroom risotto just beautiful. Great prices, great staff, great atmosphere. Will eat here again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Grist Mill The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 226024
The simply Italian family is set in a Lovely 17th century mill! We have 2 floors in the main restaurant and yes it looks Italian as well! We alo have a great garden if you enjoy alfresco eating! Serving pizza and pasta and lots of specials! Very children friendly we love families we do so ome and be part of our family too! Let Maurice and all the family take care of and feed you while enjoying our lovely town of rye! Ciaoooooooo see you soon

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?