ASK Italian Edinburgh

3.8
13 reviews
£25 and under
Italian

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Casual
If you’re looking for a good Italian restaurant in Edinburgh city centre, you’re sure of a truly great experience at ASK Italian. From the excellent service provided by our team to the classic and modern Italian dishes prepared by our chefs, we’ve created a little taste of Italy just off Princes Street. We’re just a short walk from Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Castle and the Esplanade, the National War Museum and the Traverse theatre, and we’re open all day. So whether it’s a coffee, bread and nibbles to break up the sightseeing, a hearty lunch pre-shopping or a full five-course Italian meal with family and friends, we’d love to see you at ASK Italian.
What 13 People Are Saying
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WilliamM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very well placed Italian restaurant near the centre of Edinburgh. Booking was easy. Taken to our table promptly and drinks supplied very quickly. Meal - starters arrived in a reasonable timescale but or main course was about to be delivered whilst we were eating our starters. Only blot on a very good meal. Glad to recommend

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LisaB
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve visited this restaurant many times, never disappointed with the food. It is always tasty and flavoursome. A great choice; even have a vegan menu.

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Aster
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The seafood linguine was terrible. The seafood had not defrosted on the inside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A lively place to eat and the food prices are typical of similar establishments. However the customer service tonight was extremely slow with no communication. The starter came out just as bread however pretty certain it had accompanying dips/ sauces and once questioned on this the waiter panicked and provided balsamic vinegar which we didn't raise any further due to our hunger and being with children. The time between the starter and the mains was 40 minutes which anyone with kids will know is a lifetime. This was a Saturday night so understandable but the fact there was no communication was infuriating. The head waitress lady (I presume as she had a white shirt on) did not raise a smile the entire time I seen her walk by and serve. Our waiter albeit was nice enough to deal with however was definitely not the sharpest tool in the box .

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Really like Ask, but this visit was slightly disappointment. About 5mins late due to a bus, the service seemed to reflect a indifference about arrival, as week kept getting forgot about and also my food was disappointing as not all the ingredients in stock.

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JenG
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were friendly n attentive, food was lovely. A nice relaxed atmosphere.

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HeatherH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back again soon ,it was a lovely evening .The food was hot and well presented and the service was fantastic .

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SusanM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable meal here, friendly service, very reasonable prices and delicious food. I wa looking for somewhere to go that was not filled with Christmas parties, loud and expensive as a lot of places are at this time of year. Would definitely return. Would also suit families with young children.

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vipEdinpomme
London
197 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Bruschetta bread a bit too crispy. All courses very acceptable, none exceptional. Ambiance ok for us, might be quiet for some.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant

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Michelle
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service. Had a lovely time.

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AndrewF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our booking from OpenTable didn’t come through to the restaurant so the server ignored us for first 10 minutes before seating us. He was quite rude. Otherwise food was fine but don’t risk bookIng through OpenTable as it doesn’t work despite having a confirmation email.

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Tanmac
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful evening at this restaurant with my sisters after a long day's shopping and walking around the Christmas Markets.
We had a great time. The food was absolutely fantastic starting with the dough sticks and fondue followed by very tasty pastas. We shared a few bottles of delicious red wine ( reasonably priced). The sevice was excellent; efficient and very friendly. I would recommend this venue as it has everything to make an evening special.

FAQs

ASK Italian Edinburgh does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat.

ASK Italian Edinburgh is rated 3.8 stars by 13 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.