ASK Italian York

3.8
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12 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
With so many things to do in York, you’re going to work up an appetite; visit the ASK Italian restaurant on Blake Street and you’ll experience a beautiful blend of cultures: outstanding Italian cooking in a magnificent historic building. Our chefs produce a sumptuous menu stuffed with classics, drinks to suit all budgets and gorgeous gelati.
Book a table in The Grand Assembly Rooms, built almost 300 years ago in the Palladian style of architecture, and you’ll be eating in a stunning setting beneath chandeliers and surrounded by Corinthian columns. Where else will you sample authentic Italian cuisine in a room with such impressive architectural heritage?
What 12 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
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3.7
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4.1
ambience
3.6
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Staff took quite a while to approach us at the main door.. We had arrived 30 mins early, so appreciated that it may be a wait to arrange a table.. we commented that we’d be happy to wait at their bar, to find this isn’t available (?), or at least there isn’t a bar waiting area- which is a shame considering the potential of the location. The Assembly Rooms could be a beautiful venue, but the decor doesn’t match up to this. Feels more like an echoing canteen (especially when small children run up and down the “wasted” space along the edge of the main room. The sound of their feet bounces off of the walls. The staff are helpful but clearly over stretched on a Saturday. The food was ok.. not much to make you go “wow!”. This was my first experience in ASK Italian, and it was rather, sadly, mediocre.

L
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Experience mixed

Amazing venue

Lacked atmosphere-probably time of year

Staff pleasant enough, but lack of clear understanding of

open table system

Also lack of customer engagement/warmth

Difficult to quantity but would not recommend or rush back

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

They didn’t recognize our Open Table reservation. Very disappointing.

LH
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night with friends, everyone enjoyed their meals, pizzas are fantastic. Service was fast too, we will b back!

m
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was tasty. However, two of the entrees were a little cold.

JT
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The atmosphere and decor of the restaurant is amazing. The service was efficient and friendly. The food was good, as you would expect from a chain restaurant, but it suited us for a quick pre-theatre meal.

MG
Nuremberg
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food wasn’t worth the price. Decent. My chicken on my salad may have been cooked that day but was reheated ..not good. Beautiful building. Our waitress was nice to us and pleasant. The table next to ours was two ladies that apparently kept requesting changes or more from our waitress. Every time she left the table she would make faces and show her exasperation with that particular table. A little unprofessional. It has the potential to be incredible and it just wasn’t.

LN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress that served us was really polite and excellent in her service. The food was delicious and enjoyed the experience. Love the concept of cake and coffee deals for person who wanted something small at the end of the meal. Would be nice to provide nuts free cake for this option. The gelato was nice and reminded me of my time in Venice.

Lovely place to dine when in York should you fancy Italian cuisine

BJ
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was dining alone but the staff were very helpful when choosing the courses.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The building is beautiful but the slow service needs to be improved. My food was cold but the other diners sId theirs was ok.

AG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Booked for 6, couldn't find our booking gave us a table for 4. Very cramped. Barely spoken to by staff. Shame as this is the first time in from the reopen and service is normally great and wouldn't fault it just on this occasion we all felt left out.

V
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, very good service and friendly staff. Beautiful building and ambiance, definitely recommend