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“Good but food average”
Review of Jamie's Italian

Jamie's Italian
Ranked #170 of 1,133 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: US$19 - US$32
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: JAMIE'S ITALIAN BRIGHTON A partnership between Jamie Oliver and his Italian mentor, chef Gennaro Contaldo, Jamie's Italian has won thousands of fans for its delicious and affordable food since launching their first restaurant in Oxford in May 2008. The Jamie's Italian menu is based on dishes you'd find people eating all over Italy, made with care but delivered without fuss. The family-friendly restaurants are all about serving up rustic, Italian food made using the best possible ingredients, plus fresh pasta that's made on-site every day, and an award-winning children's menu, too. The lovely Brighton restaurant is located on Black Lion Street, a stone's throw from the seafront, nestled within Brighton's famous Lanes. The rooftop terrace is a great spot to enjoy a drink and a bowl of our freshly made pasta or a burger after a trip to the beach, or relax in one of the cosy booths and watch the chefs at work in their beautiful open kitchen. There's something for everyone here, whatever the occasion - a quick bite with friends or a big family dinner - come in and soak up the atmosphere while you tuck into some delicious Italian food.
2 reviews
“Good but food average”
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

Nice place for lunch and staff very friendly but there are better Italian places in terms of the food and the value.

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“Lunch at Jamie's”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Booked online for a Saturday lunch with my wife - very efficient. Turned up at chosen time and seated very efficiently. Ordered drinks which arrived - ordered food and then we realised we were surrounded by noisy, raucous children (we have our own but they are not noisy out). Asked to be relocated which happened graciously and without fuss. My pasta carbonara arrived which was watery and wishy washy. Complained to waitress who apologised, agreed and whisked the food away to be redone. Replacement was very good and we weren't charged for the dish at all.

So overall, a few flaws but rapidly rectified and we had a very pleasant and enjoyable lunch. Staff were very accommodating and efficient.

  • Visited August 2014
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Galway, Ireland
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“Fun, Casual Italian with good pizza & prosecco....”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Enjoyed a fun evening here on Sat last, Jamie's is just what it claims to be, A casual Italian restaurant with a warm & friendly atmosphere! Had a great Pizza & some wonderful service! We will be back!

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Canberra - Australia
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“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The tried and tested Jamie's Italian model is presented at his Brighton Restaurant that is located in a side street just a stones throw from Brighton Pier. The menu was very similar to my only other Jamie's experience in Canberra Australia. Good value and tasty food.

Visited August 2014
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“A Mixed Bag”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Dined on Friday 22 August with my partner. On arrival we waited at the host stand for near 5 minutes without being acknowledged, when we were finally greeted the server just said "follow me". She left menus on our table and just walked away. 15 minutes later she returned to see if we wanted drinks. The drinks were very pricey for what they were (275ml bottle of Italian lager and a small rosè) we then waited another 15 minutes to order our food. We were sat next to the starter kitchen part and we gained a better customer service experience from the chefs in there than our server. The plus side of the visit was the food, I had pizza and my partner a pasta dish. It was very nice and the wait for the food was not long. for the second half of our visit we had a different server for an unknown reason, however, the 2nd server we had was much more pleasant, she even smiled at us. Overall 3/5. Food was good, drinks a bit pricey, unsure if I would go back.

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