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Assembly Rooms Blake Street | The Grand Assembly Rooms, York YO1 8QG, England
+44 1904 637254
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant is in an amazing building, light and airy with stunning decor. Visited late Sunday afternoon meeted and greeted promptly, and given a free taster of lemon drink.I chose a vegetarian pasta dish and my friend a chicken salad both very tasty, for dessert we had chocolate gnocchi and chocolate profiteroles both yummy. Had a lovely time and received... More 

Thank 46Jude
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Set in York's glorious Assembly Rooms, ASK York takes the mere pizzeria to the ultimate level. Having visited this place a number of times in the past, and finding myself in York a lot lately, I'd hoped to call here again but found it closed for refurbishment for a while. It is now open again. The Assembly Rooms is, in... More 

Thank JEM_Yorkshire
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Set in an old assembly building creates a very grand atmosphere. Ask always have a good standard of service and food. I will return on next visit.

Thank meddy65
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Poor service and food was very slow - the staff were hard to gain their attention and they lacked efficiency overall - will not return.

Thank Anna C
Canton, Texas
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a disappointment! We came in based on the reviews but honestly this is some of the worst "Italian" food I have ever eaten. The clue should have been the fact most reviewers comment on the building design and not the food! My son had a pasta with cream sauce and the sauce tasted like warmed milk and was absolutely... More 

Thank Jerrid322
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146 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is beautiful. The toilets are spotless. The food is average nothing special with not much flavour. My daughter's pizza looked like one from a supermarket. The service lukewarm. We possibly would go again but there's so many more in york much nicer.

Thank cathrynills
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see Ask Italian and the lady there was kind enough to let us inside although the restaurant was not yet open. The sight that met us was awe inspiring. This is because the interior used to be Assembly Rooms and looks exactly as it always did. High ceilings, a group of beautiful chandeliers, tall marble pillars and... More 

Thank MissELaine2016
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in a party of four and my food was perfect the others in the party gave a 8 -9 out of 10 .... service A + friendly staff . Would recommend this place totally and the atmosphere and the building do add to the experience.

Thank markyb45
Scotland, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have previously visited different "Ask Italian's" though I had never visited the one in York. It's absolutely beautiful. It's in a brilliant central location and is a high ceilinged large sized room. Recommend to anyone and everyone - it gives the appearance of a very luxurious restaurant.

Thank Sophie_badminton157
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

we visited York and we was recommended here by our hotel. We wasn't disappointed. Lovely food and staff

Thank chrisliver579

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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: Assembly Rooms Blake Street | The Grand Assembly Rooms, York YO1 8QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 637254
ASK Italian in York 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 York menu and, if you like what you see, book a table.

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