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Ask Italian - Lewes

186 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XX, England
+44 1273 479330
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“calzone” (16 reviews)
“porchetta” (3 reviews)
“side salad” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
186 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a delicious meal this evening and will be returning. Arrived early evening on a Saturday and the restaurant was already busy ( and noisy!) We sat in the window so had good views outside and found it quieter than had we been right in...More

Thank Lotsstill2see
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to Ask about a month after my last visit (and review). A completely different experience. There was a new manager, who was charming and helpful; the staff were on top of the orders, and our pizzas were perfect. Incidentally I would recommend the...More

Thank andrewnb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is of poor quality. Very warm welcome and rather fare price, but no interest in the plate! 😕 That's a pity because usually Italian food is correct in England. I will not go back there and would not recommend that restaurant.

Thank markc0nt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we first arrived there were very few customers , however it was only 5:30pm ! Waitress came to greet us immediately and was very pleasant ,attentive and efficient throughout the meal, couldn't fault the service or the food and they also had a seperate...More

Thank GawnTennis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with a group of friends last Friday evening, 14 of us in total. The restaurant was very busy so I am glad we had pre-booked. Bookings can be made online & their website is very easy to navigate. The restaurant staff were very friendly...More

Thank carlald1969
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There weren't many customers when we arrived, but by the time we left there were a lot more, which made for a good atmosphere. The food was very good, we enjoyed it. Service was a little slow, but on the whole not bad. I'd go...More

Thank Janmar4670
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have not been to Ask in the last two years and now I remember why! A last minute decision to re-visit Ask in Lewes on a Saturday evening found the restaurant two thirds empty, with no ambience or atmosphere and lacklustre service bordering on...More

2  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Better than any Jamie's Italian was our conclusion. Not sure if this might be damning with faint praise or not, but anyway! The food quality was very good, from pizza to seafood pasta. The kids menus were nutritionally balanced and highly enjoyed. Service on an...More

Thank WanderingHK
ASKItalian, Customer Services Manager at Ask Italian - Lewes, responded to this review

Hi HK, Thanks very much for your kind words, which I know our Lewes team will also have read and will very much appreciate. I'm sorry to hear that you've been getting unwanted emails, though - would you mind dropping a quick line to info@askitalian.co.uk...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I ate here at lunchtime recently while shopping in Lewes. We both had pizza with extra toppings, plus water and cappuccino. Service was a bit haphazard although the waiter was apologetic once we attracted his attention and the bill was on the...More

Thank Themayfamilyathome
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Had a good 2 course meal with drinks for 5 adults for £136, a little on the pricey side as we didn't have anything fancy. Service was good and friendly but the plates were not heated, which seems a basic error. Ok atmosphere although kids...More

Thank Patrick M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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: 186 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 479330
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ASK Italian in Lewes is a place for great food and warm service. Think fresh bread made to tear and share. A glass of fine wine worth deserving of your time. Delicious main dishes prepared the traditional way. Everything we know and love about Italian food is served straight to your table. Take a look at our Lewes menu and, if you like what you see, book a table.