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Ask Italian - Saffron Walden

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62 High Street, Saffron Walden, England
+44 1799 520500
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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347 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't get me wrong there's nothing terribly wrong with ASK except for the over-priced drinks that are very mediocre. We paid £23 for a bottle of Sauvignon blanc that would struggle to justify £5 in a supermarket and £25 for prosecco that would cost perhaps £6-7. The Food was quite nice but nothing special - my general rule of thumb... More 

Thank AndyMcGonegal
Level Contributor
61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby and I decided to have a late lunch/early dinner. ASK has a great menu and we have eaten in a few Ask restaurants now. Would we go back to the one in Saffron Walden? NO. It is a lovely building but it needs a new lick of paint / decoration inside - looking a little tired and the wall... More 

Thank Malttaylors99
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

For your average, faux Italiano chain high street eatery this place is fine. Foods ok, staff are nice, it's clean and in the centre of town. The food is recognisably Italian in style and although nonna would probably turn in her grave she would probably admit that it's along the right lines. Get the bins moved or at least covered... More 

Thank Beefylover
Epping, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Although it was there busy time,12.45, the service was appalling. We were shown to our table by a very bored and uninterested waitress. She left us two menses, didn't ask us if we wanted to order a drink and disappeared. After sitting and waiting for 17 minutes she had not even taken our order, so we gave up and left.... More 

1 Thank paulF5692MX
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

There were 5 of us having lunch - pasta and pizza were ordered together with dough balls and garlic bread. The garlic bread was very tasty and everyone enjoyed it, the dough balls I wouldn't order again. The pasta was fairly tasteless and frankly I wouldn't bother ordering it again. The pizza looked good and from the feedback from those... More 

Thank NicolaTravelAgentAU
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Nipped in for lunch whilst on a road trip around Essex. Had the new cheese dip starter which was nice. Had to send the main courses back as they were cold. To their credit they gave us fresh portions rather than warm up the originals.

Thank Alan H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We booked an evening meal at this restaurant when we went to visit friends from the town, The 'warm one' sharing starter included a variety of tasty nibbles and was enjoyed by all four in our party. Two of us had risottos and the other two calzones. The risotto pescatore in particular was excellent with a lovely taste, plenty of... More 

Thank Robsdav
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

It is what it is.... a chain. Service is good, the staff are very friendly. Undercooked veg could not be rectified as its cooked as per the company standard. So hard i couldn't eat it!! Prawns are great, pork belly fabulous! !

Thank teresawells2014
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Never been to Ask before. Took my fussy 6 yr old son there for dinner after school, so it was very quiet. We had pizzas, served on wood platters. Have to say, can't remember having had a nicer pizza! No miserly toppings, Frankie and Benny's style! The kids deal was a good deal. Pizza with a starter of garlic bread,... More 

Thank Warren B
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Of the numerous low-end Italian chains in England these days, ASK seems to a bit better than the others. At least in Saffron walden, I think this because of the service and mentality. People who work there appear genuinely focussed on their customers.

Thank Andrew H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 High Street, Saffron Walden, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
  • Phone Number: +44 1799 520500
ASK Italian in Saffron Walden 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 Saffron Walden menu and, if you like what you see, book a table.

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