ASK: "Another Italian chain" Ask Italian Tip by Dabs

Ask Italian, London: 6 reviews and 6 photos

  Stromboli pizza
by Dabs
  • Stromboli pizza - London
      Stromboli pizza
    by Dabs
  • Spaghetti carbonara - London
      Spaghetti carbonara
    by Dabs
  • Polpette al Forno - London
      Polpette al Forno
    by Dabs

We had intended to go to Buona Sera at the Jam which I found recommended in my guidebook and Time Out Cheap Eat's. The kids were really excited when they saw the funky loft style seating and said they wanted to eat there but after looking at the menu which seemed anything but kid friendly coupled with a 45 minute wait we walked back down the street and found ASK and decided to eat there instead.

ASK is another multiple location Italian chain in London, comparable in style and price to Strada. The service was very quick and attentive, we had a very pleasant waiter. The place was pretty empty especially for a Saturday night, maybe the Italian chains in London have expanded beyond the saturation point?

Favorite Dish: I ordered a Stromboli pizza with pepperoni and that was pretty good, better than what I had at Pizza Express. David ordered spaghetti carbonara, the others ordered Polpette al Forno, penne pasta with beef meatballs, peppers, onions, and chiles, everyone loved their pasta.

Mains run from about 6-9 and the menu is pasta, pizza and salads.

Address: Multiple locations
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Gloucester Arcade, 56/60 Wigmore St.,48 Grafton Way, 121/125 Park St., 197 Baker St., 41/43 Spring St., 52 Upper St., 34 Shad Thames & Chaplin Square
Phone: +44 20 7835 0840
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Italian

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Aug 23, 2008
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


Dabs Visits Here Frequently!


“Never put off til tomorrow what you can do today”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 1 5
Forum Rank:
0 0 0 2 1

Have you been to London?

  Share Your Travels