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Ask Italian - Reading

Orbit House, St Mary's Butts | Orbit House, St Mary's Butt, Reading RG1 2LN, England
+44 118 957 4850
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (16 reviews)
“salami” (3 reviews)
“profiteroles” (3 reviews)
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Orbit House, St Mary's Butts | Orbit House, St Mary's Butt, Reading RG1 2LN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a terrible start to the meal to order then soon after to realise I hadn't brought my purse I had to cancel the order but the staff were very understanding I returned and re ordered but when it came my meal was the...More

Thank Sheila H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was very good we were seated quickly at the waitress was lovely. Great vegan menu which is always a plus. My partner loved his vegetarian pizza and his parents loved their lasagna and calzone. We had starters mains and desserts and the waitress was...More

Thank BobbyAlkali
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at around 4pm on Sunday. Lovely food. Complimentary taster of still lemon to start. Food was really lovely. Friendly staff and good service.

Thank Alibu6
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here one night and it was good! Staff were friendly and the food was served pretty quickly. Would probably come here again.

Thank Roseanne C
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I came here for a birthday meal with some family members. The food was excellent, really tasty. We shared pizza and pasta and had profiteroles for pudding which were amazing. Only issues were it was very noisy and they added an extra item to the...More

Thank LisaC82UK
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Avoid stepping in if you see only one or two people serving the whole restaurant. This would result in you having to wait a very long time before you are attended to and for your food to arrive. However, the quality of the food is...More

Thank Karthik R
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here last night and it was very good indeed. We went because of the 3 course set menu £15.95 offer, didn't like the look of that at all so stuck to the usual menu. Glad we did! Our waiter Thomas was very...More

Thank Wom166
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Not been here for a very long time, thought we would give it a try. Menu has definitely improved, vast choice of main courses and desserts. We all ordered different main meals and all were absolutely tasty and well presented. Desserts were also very enjoyable....More

Thank dodgerreadinguk
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Always visit here with grandchildren on the way to the theatre. Had a lovely meal, all tasty and hot. The children's menu is good, though staff were very willing to adjust. All portions, including children's, are generous, including the chips (very stingy on last visit...More

Thank barbara t
Reviewed 9 April 2017

After an absence for a long time, I went to ASK Italian in Reading this afternoon with my friends again. We ordered olives, garlic bread, mushrooms for starters; sea bass, spaghetti and penne for our mains and finally tiramisu and ice-creams for our desserts. We...More

Thank Elizabeth J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 16
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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: Orbit House, St Mary's Butts | Orbit House, St Mary's Butt, Reading RG1 2LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 957 4850
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Located right opposite the Broad Street Mall in Reading's city centre, ASK Italian offers affordable Italian cuisine in smart, modern surroundings. Well known throughout the UK for their contemporary style and excellent value Italian food, ASK Italian restaurants are a popular dining destination, particularly amongst the after work crowd. The menu is wide and varied, offering mouth watering dishes such as cod and pancetta fishcakes served with a lemon and parsley dip or beef meatballs in a spicy sauce served on top of rigatoni pasta. Desserts shouldn't be missed either with tiramisu and lemon tart on offer. ASK Italian in Reading is a favourite for Italian food and it's easy to see why.
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