ASK Italian (Crawley) Review


Reviewed by Steph Leach

My boyfriend and I visited ASK in Crawley for dinner on a week night and we really enjoyed our time there.

Upon arrival we were asked whether we wanted to sit inside or outside.  We chose to sit outside and found the area to be very clean and pleasant.

We were given menus and I ordered Brushetta to start and my boyfriend chose the King Prawns.  The starters were brought out quite quickly – it was easy to notice the fresh ingredients, especially the prawns; the only criticism being that the oiled bread was a little burnt from the cast iron plate but it didn’t spoil the delicious and generous helping of king prawns.

For our main course I ordered the Prosciutto e Bufala pizza.  The first thing I noticed when it was brought out was that it was very well presented on a wooden board.  It tasted delicious.  I particularly liked the fact that the base was not too thick or heavy.  It was just as I had wanted but I had difficulty in keeping my boyfriend away from it too! He ordered the Linguine Alla Genovese and he was asked if he would like chicken with it.  He found his main course to be full of flavour, in particular the sauce was delicious.

We were then asked if we would like deserts to which we said yes.  I ordered the chocolate ice cream.  The ice cream had bits of chocolate in, was very refreshing and was the perfect way to finish off a lovely meal.  My boyfriend had the Torte Al Limone which he found to be light and satisfying without being too sharp or heavy.

Overall the quality of the food was excellent and there was a very good choice of dishes available.

Compared to other restaurants competing for our attention, we felt that we got excellent value for money, very reasonable for the amount, quality and presentation of the food.

The restaurant was very clean and the service was excellent: staff were genuinely friendly and keen to ensure we were enjoying our food.  We would definitely return to this restaurant.

Food quality: 4/5
Value for money: 5/5 (competitive pricing compared to other outlets)
Cleanliness: 5/5 (it has recently been redecorated)
Service levels: 5/5 (unobtrusive and attentive staff)
Available items: 5/5 (we were not told of any unavailable items)
Friendly staff: 5/5 (genuinely helpful and engaging)

Overall rating: 5/5 (Perfect!)

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