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Orbit House, St Mary's Butts | Orbit House, St Mary's Butt, Reading RG1 2LN, England
+44 118 957 4850
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Reading, United Kingdom
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721 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Once again this place delivers. Great food, friendly service and sensible prices. Difficult to ask for more from a chain restaurant.

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Thank Donald M
Reading
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my Fiancée, here for an early Valentines Day (Im working a late this year, but didn't want her to feel un-appreciated). We started off with the Cheese balls (but hold the chill) and the meatballs (with the chilli) and they where both absolutely gorgeous!!!. When our main course arrived, while everything was perfect with my meal, my partners... More 

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Thank kevwuk1986
Stroud, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are in our 40s and I am a really fussy eater, but enjoy popped in yesterday Saturday 10th Feb, and the food was the best I have had in a long time,we had a 3 course meal and sides and drinks, the baileys pudding was to die for, lovely and warm, lively friendly staff could not fault it 1... More 

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Thank angelflower1974
Reading, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to come to Ask a lot more, but stopped when they changed their menu to have less food we liked and when the service became slower. We have eaten here twice in the last month and although the staff member who served us was very friendly, it was hard to get their attention. On the first occasion, staff... More 

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Thank S B
Reading, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Ask for a get-together with former work colleagues. We have previously visited Ask and were pleased we chose this again for our venue. The food was superb with good size portions, the service was first class and the 6 of us spent a few very relaxed hours catching up with our news. Our waiter was... More 

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Thank Graham W
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, good service what more do you need? Food was hot and tasty and what you expect from a chain restaurant, service was polite and quick. Worth a visit if your in an Italian kind of mood !

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Thank Sheppardave
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the second time I had been to a branch of Ask in the last couple of weeks, this time it was for a work meal. There was 12 of us and I have to say they did pretty well with service as nearly everybody had a different meal. I had a thin crust pizza that was pretty filling... More 

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Thank Alec B
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This was the first time we had visited - the food was tasty, staff polite and friendly but the toilets were really dirty.

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1 Thank Minny53Mouse
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Return visit with granddaughter on way to theatre. Service was excellent, as was the food. But - £3.75 for a portion of 18 chips. Really, there were so few that I counted them. Admittedly they were very nice chips, but that's over 20p each. Should have complained, but it was very busy. Other portions were very generous.

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1 Thank barbara t
United Kingdom
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242 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had a voucher so thought we would try this place again. service was good (if robotic!) and the food was very very good. 3 of us had pizza- all deemed excellent, and the sea bass was cooked perfectly (although the dish is padded out with new potatoes) and tasty. 2 people shared the ice cream profiteroles and they were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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