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You want an Italian? Just Ask!
Member Name: katyj10
Advantages: Great food, good choice.
Disadvantages: Bit cramped inside with too many tables crammed in
This is a review of Ask! restaurants, who are an Italian chain. My friend and I visited Ask at Castleford Xscape (a shopping outlet, indoor ski arena and cinema). It was the first time I have ever eaten at an Ask!restaurant.
***Cram 'em in***
The side of the restaurant is mainly glass windows so you get a good view of the inside and can see how busy it is etc. we hadn't booked but were immediately shown to a table. My first observation was that the tables were all crammed in and in very close proximity to each other.
***Seating and placing the order***
Our table was a cosy table for two with a chair and a settee on the back wall. Both were comfy. A waiter arrived with menus immediately and took our drinks order.
There was a lot of choice on this menu, every sort of Italian meal you desire in fact with lots of lovely-sounding desserts to pick from too.
We shared a starter, an assorted antipasti, which came with a small bowl of olives (with pits), 4 x pieces of garlic bread, 2 x sundried tomatoes, 2 x mozarella on a piece of lettice and 2 x butterfly (cut and spread out) prawns and a dip.
For our main meal my friend had a pizza, thin crust and fresh looking with lots of chilli on it. I don't know what it tasted like but it looked really nice. I had a goat's cheese calzone (vegetarian) which was a decent size and tasted great.
For two diet cokes, a glass of red wine, our shared starter, a pizza and a calzone it came to just under £37. We got some discount vouchers with our bill to use next time as well.
It was a bit more expensive than we'd usually pay for an Italian chain eg. Pizza Hut but I have to say the food was nicer, well presented, hot and tasted fresh. The staff were polite and attentive, I would eat there again, it felt special - don't know if it was because it was my first time eating there though!
Summary: Would go again.