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ASK Italian - Exeter

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5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
+44 1392 427127
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were down in Exeter for the Coca Cola lorry so expected it to be busy however the staff just couldn't cope with the demand they had. We were seated after a long time of waiting and weren't offered their tasting lemonade which was a shame. We had to ask for our drinks order to be taken after waiting so... More 

Thank Jessica W
Torquay, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were visiting Exeter Xmas shopping and we had a voucher to use here. Was the first day of opening since the terrible fire in the nearby hotel which was really upsetting to see actually and how it's affected nearby businesses so we really wanted to support this one. I have to say it's the best food... More 

Thank kateyp1973
Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great selection on the menu The staff were helpful and attentive The location is great and easily accessible with parking nearby

Thank Jus491
Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We have eaten here many times and always had a great experience. Whether you eat inside or in the courtyard (when the sun is out), the service is impeccable and the food is tasty and plentiful. There is always a warm welcome from the staff and a happy buzz inside and out. All ages are catered for and if you... More 

Thank swallowtail2016
Weston, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Good Italian food in a nice environment, this restaurant is in an old building situated in the Cathedral square. Service was a little slow but the waitress was friendly and professional. The menu was typical of a group restaurant but varied and the food was good. I would visit again.

Thank Mikesol
St Ives Cornwall
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Good food, good selection, lots of different rooms to sit in so didn't actually see all the restaurant. Staff very helpful and knowledgable we weren't charged for our sweet and they were very grateful that we told them, not sure if our waiter would've had to pay for it! Ladies toilet a long way and a fair few stairs, never... More 

Thank xfilesfan
Darlington, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The location of Ask is a big plus - opposite the cathedral - in an old building that has been sympathetically adapted. The food was very good, especially the pizzas, with attentive staff. This was a good dining experience - so good that I went a second time in my short stay in Exeter!

Thank probbo
Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

If patience was a virtue this restaurant would be the most virtuous. 6 adults and 3 noisy grandchildren. The manager was brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble. Food was great. Clean plates all round! Kids loved the pudding! Pasta was superb. Our 3rd visit on our 3rd trip this year to Exeter. Highly recommend

Thank Geoff R
Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Lacking seasoning and favour for the pasta dishes, pasta was below average, house wines were nice, and staff were helpful, but taste and flavour was lacking big time, disappointing, I would not recommend.

Thank MorryTrips
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited ASK Italian, Exeter recently for a special birthday meal. The staff were super accommodating, we were able to choose our table as well as decorating prior to our arrival. Upon arrival for our meal we were greeted by super friendly staff and guided to our tables where we ordered drinks. We then swiftly ordered our starter and mains. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 17
Pizza, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 5 Cathedral Close, Exeter EX1 1EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 427127
The ASK Italian restaurant group boasts an excellent Exeter venue, situated in a stunning period building on the green next to Exeter Cathedral. The ASK Italian restaurant has recently gone through an extensive refurbishment. We've created a restaurant with a distinctive new look inspired by modern Italian design. And with the help of our expert friends, including awarding-winning chef Theo Randall, we've created a menu that features a range of simple, classic Italian food and an all Italian wine list.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?