Newest Review: ... game after-all. Losing the Ask Italian outlet in Victoria London barely will make a ripple considering Ask Italian has over 130 restaurant... more
I only Ask! why you haven't already been
Member Name: Munchkin78
Advantages: Good food, reasonable prices, friendly and efficient staff
Disadvantages: Wine is quite pricey, we waited a while to get the bill
Ask! are a nationwide chain of Italian restaurants, I have eaten at several but my review mainly focuses on the one in Shrewsbury. They serve predominantly pizza and pasta, although salad and I believe risotto is also available. Starters and desserts come in at around £5 each and the mains range from about £8 to £10, so the price is quite reasonable, however, a glass of wine will also set you back about £5 so that can bump it up. There is a good selection of dishes and drinks to choose from, I've been several times and never had the same main course twice and they've all been very nice.
A group of 4 of us went to the Shrewsbury branch tonight, the service was good and the food came quickly and was piping hot. Between us we had a pizza, a calzone, penne with meatballs and an Italian stew; all were delicious and all arrived at the same time (this sounds fairly basic but I've been to a few restaurants where we've had our food in dribs and drabs!). The portion sizes are substantial but we still found room for desserts and coffee (tiramisu, cheesecake and chocolate cake), and these were also very tasty. The staff are friendly and efficient, the only thing I would really pick up on is that we seemed to wait for a while for the bill, especially as the restaurant was quiet.
In summary I would say it's good food at a good price, it's also quite conveniently in the centre of Shrewsbury.
Summary: If you like Italian food it's well worth a visit