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The Rex

23 Church Street, Ventnor PO38 1SN, England
+44 1983 853355
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (41 reviews)
“prawn starter” (2 reviews)
“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
23 Church Street, Ventnor PO38 1SN, England
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with an amazing view. Abdul was very friendly. It's got to be the top Ventnor choice.

Thank GVR
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I suspect better for Pizza than pasta although pasta was fine. Perhaps a little lacking in atmosphere (very modern interior), but some great views. Eccentric, but friendly owner!

1  Thank ScoobUK
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Rex is an art deco inspired eaterie with stunning views over Ventnor bay. Very tasty pizzas that have to be the best value in town,imaginative pasta dishes and tasty desserts.The owner Abdul is charming and attentive.Give the Rex a try, well worth a visit!

Thank happygannet
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We visited twice during our week in Ventnor, the pizzas and pasta were very nice. Very friendly welcome and great view across the bay. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Wonderful young Sicilian chef who masterfully combined two starter, calamari and king prawns with a wonderful salad which was perfect! Ordered a pizza to be collected in the evening and it was really as good as others have said. Friendly service, loved the place and...More

Thank Dordic
Reviewed 13 March 2017

There is a new chef at the Rex who does the most amazing pizzas and pasta well worth a visit they also do take away pizza /////they also do fish dish of red mullet reccomend do give it a try

Thank Baracudabob
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is a must if you are in the Isle of White. The food was soooo good, the cocktails too and the atmosphere was warm and very friendly. It is in a wonderful position in Ventnor and in the summer there is a balcony you...More

Thank josettem344
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

If you're ever in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight and like pizza, the best pizza in town is at The Rex at 23 Church Street, Ventnor PO38 1SN I can highly recommend the Medlin pizza. Tell the owner, Abdel, that Nick Medlin sent you!

1  Thank Medlin58
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Rex last night for a family birthday and had another superb evening. The owner Abdul makes you feel extremely welcome as soon as you walk in. The Art Deco styled restaurant has a good atmosphere and enjoys views over Ventnor bay. The...More

Thank Maccanutz
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We spend half our time in the Island, live close to the Rex and eat there regularly at least twice per month. It's worth a visit just for the views and ambience. It's friendly and the service is great. It's probably best known (at least...More

Thank BillNichols
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Church Street, Ventnor PO38 1SN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Ventnor
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 853355
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The Rex in Ventnor has one of the best views in town, overlooking the famous Ventnor Bay headland. Serving Italian food, freshly prepared and cooked on the premises by resident Chef Ricardo including pizza, pasta, salads, pollo, steak, appetizers, calzone. The Rex has fast gained the reputation for the best homemade pizzas on the Isle of Wight and authentic Italian pastas with secret recipe sauces made entirely from fresh ingredients. Good value, relaxed style dining with friendly service and super views. Open 10am. Lunch 12-3pm. Dinner 6-9.30pm (later if booked in advance). Closes at midnight. Live music on Mondays and sometimes on other evenings.
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