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Simply Italian

The Grist Mill The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
+44 1797 226024
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (191 reviews)
“garlic bread” (25 reviews)
“carbonara” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Grist Mill The Strand | The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Such a great restaurant and dog friendly too. It's so popular that it seems impossible to get a table if you don't book. Service is quick, efficient and reasonably friendly. My husband had the most amazing Calzone, which was absolutely huge. My Gnocchi was lovely...More

Thank maccy40
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dearest maccy Wow what a loveli review thank uuuu! Its not impossible to book! At peak times like on a sat evenin its alwais busi but we alwais keep a few tables free for walk ins! Usually we are very good at communicating how long...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited with another couple. Menu is quite comprehensive and caters for all tastes. Food was well cooked and presented and tasted delicious. Price was cheaper than most Italian restaurants so good value for money. Can get busy in summer so best to book.More

Thank John M
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear john Thanks for your lovely review! So glad you noticed our very reasonable prices! Yes i agree with not robbing my guests! All i want is to make an honest living for me and my 60+ family team that many have been working with...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have visited here many time over the period of 10+ years as my family live so close by. We have all always enjoyed our meals here and we will continue to keep coming. For the past year I have become a vegan and now...More

Thank Joanna A
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dearest Joanna Thanks so much for your most loveli review and thinkin its YUMMIIIII! Means the world to us that you think that! Yes peoples eating habits are changing and you are absolutely right we need to advertise the fact that we can prepare any...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been coming here since i was a child but not been back in a couple years but happy to say it is still as amazing as i remembered! Had dinner here on Saturday night, were based in London so was worried we wouldn't be able...More

Thank Jessica G
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Oh dearest jessica What a lovely review and what a compliment that you used to come as a child and now come as a mother with your own bambinoooo! We have been in rye sine 2001 and we have fed so many children like you...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Monday night and this place is full. Packed with tourists and locals. Table booked, always a safe move, and it a safe move. My dear friend Marco, you business is well look after. Mo and the team, resto and kitchen, have provided a great evening....More

1  Thank Joel Michel P
Simplymarc, Owner at Simply Italian, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday
Google Translation

Ahhhhh bonne anniversarie mon petit choux choux Merci buckets mon amis! Un grande KISS from toute le monde in simply...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

This is somewhere we come regularly and you can always be sure of getting something tasty to eat. There is a lot to choose from and it’s family friendly. The service is great and always with a smile. You can’t go wrong at Simply Italian...More

Thank Lisajo91
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal. Even though it was very busy the service was good and the food lovely. We had risotto and lasagne both delicious. I was very impressed by our waiter Nico who had to walk up and downstairs to fetch food and drinks,...More

1  Thank ladystardust27
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Thank you Simply Italian for a great evening. We were a large party of about 20 friends getting together for a farewell dinner atone long table. We had a variety of starters to share. Scallops were fabulous! Followed by yummy pizzas, pasta and sea bass....More

1  Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Great food, lovely decor, good service... scallops were very nice and so was my fiorentina pizza! Will return without a doubt.

Thank emmalucy2016
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Nowadays it’s hard to find a pizza as poor as this. Even in pizza chains as Pizza Express you can find a better one (and that is far to be an Italian pizza too…). Maybe the other food options are delicious and authentically Italian, but...More

1  Thank Luigi333
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Questions & Answers
31 July 2018|
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Response from Simplymarc | Property representative |
Please call my partner Maurice direct on 01797 226024 or Theresa who will be able to deal with your booking directly. Thanks again for choosing us to celebrate such a momentous occasion! I will forward on to Maurice as well... More
Vicky M
7 February 2018|
Response from Simplymarc | Property representative |
Apologies for delay. Yes we have wheel chair access but toilets are upstairs. Also for anyone reading this please call us with any questions that you may have. We are a traditional Italian restaraunt and behind the times... More
19 January 2018|
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Response from Simplymarc | Property representative |
Hiya Vicky apologies for late reply! I'm so sorry we are a traditional Italian restaraunt and in the process of updating our menu. As for vegan choices we are very accommodation and we can cook or prepare anything with the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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