Where can I find your menus and prices?
Please visit our Menu page and select your preferred restaurant for prices.
Does ASK Italian cater for special dietary needs?
Yes, we cater for special dietary needs. Please ensure you tell your waiter before placing your order. We try to be really flexible to make dishes to suit your requirements.
Our Menu indicates vegetarian dishes and our Menu information page highlights our vegan and non-gluten dishes alongside a list of allergens.Any of our pizzas (except the Calzone range) and classic pastas (excluding Ravioli) can also be made with non-gluten containing ingredients. Our nutritional information page lists calories and other nutritional information to help you make an informed choice.
If you have any further questions please Contact Us.
Does ASK Italian use Halal meat?
We use both halal and non-halal chicken. The halal chicken is halal at source; our kitchens don’t operate halal procedures. All our other meats are non halal. We’re committed to high animal welfare standards and as such all animals are stunned before slaughter.
Dishes on our menu that contain chicken which is halal at source are: Penne al Pollo della Casa, Pizza Pollo Piccante con Pancetta, Risotto con Pollo e Funghi, Calzone Pollo, Chicken lecca-lecca, Penne Arrabiata con Pollo.
If you have any further questions please Contact Us.
My favourite dish is no longer on the menu, can I still order it?
We hope you'll love our new dishes but if an old favourite is no longer available we may be able to cook it to order depending on the dish and the ingredients available in our kitchens.
Does your dish descriptions mention every ingredient?
Our dish descriptions don’t always mention every single ingredient, so feel free to ask if you’re unsure. If you have any specific dietary requirements, we have a full allergen menu to help you make a decision. Please note that allergens contained within our condiments or extra toppings are not included.
How does your kitchen cater for multiple ingredients?
Our suppliers and kitchens handle numerous ingredients and allergens. Whilst we have strict controls in place to reduce the risk of contamination, unfortunately it is not possible for us to guarantee that our dishes will be 100% allergen free. Please speak to the restaurant manager if you have any food allergies prior to placing your order so we can take extra care preparing your dish. Keep an eye out for any pesky stray olive stones, seafood shells or little fishbones.
Where do your eggs come from?
As part of our commitment to improving our sustainability with the SRA (Sustainable Restaurant Association), we have pledged to transition all of our eggs, including those used as ingredients in sauces and desserts to fully free range by 2020.
What is ASK Italian’s approach to Acrylamide?
Acrylamide is naturally created when many common foods that are rich in carbohydrates are heated. For example, it can be created when heating or cooking certain foods at a high temperature, in some of the foods we serve such fried potatoes and pizzas — foods that can be found in just about every restaurant and home.
We acknowledge that there is consumer concern about acrylamide in cooked foods and have taken precautions to minimise the amount that is present in our food.
We follow best practice advice from organisations such as Food Standards Agency and Food and Drink Europe. We use only potato varieties low in sugar that are specifically for chips and fried potatoes.
We cook our food to a golden yellow colour which is recommended practice and can be visually checked by our chefs. Any burnt or darker colour food is discarded. We have a rigorous cleaning regime for all our cooking equipment, ovens and fryers to ensure that any charred or burnt product is removed and cannot be transferred to the food we serve.
We are proud of the food we serve to our customers and strive to ensure only correctly cooked meals are served.
What's ASK Italian's policy on single use plastic drink straws?
We know how incredibly harmful plastic straws are to animals and the environment, so have made a commitment to remove all single use plastic drink straws from our drinks. Straws will still be available on request, as we understand that for some people using a straw is easier.
To ensure that every team member is aware of the change, and the environmental and animal welfare reasons behind it, so we make it a focus for our team members during training.
What is ASK Italian's approach to the welfare of chickens used in its dishes?
ASK Italian is proud of our animal welfare programs and the journey we are on to improve animal care. Over the last several months, leading animal welfare organisations in Europe have developed criteria that would raise the welfare standards of chickens raised for meat in Europe.
Consistent with our history of listening to customers and animal advocacy organisations and in addition to our own initiatives. ASK Italian is committed to exclusively providing products that meet the standards set out in the Better Chicken Commitment/European Broiler Ask throughout our entire European Operations by 2026. These higher standards of care include:
1. Comply with all EU animal welfare laws and regulations, regardless of the country of production.
2. Implement a maximum stocking density of 30kg/m2 or less. Thinning is discouraged and if practiced must be limited to one thin per flock.
3. Adopt breeds that demonstrate higher welfare outcomes: either the following breeds, Hubbard JA757, 787, 957, or 987, Rambler Ranger, Ranger Classic, and Ranger Gold, or others that meet the criteria of the RSPCA Broiler Breed Welfare Assessment Protocol.
4. Meet improved environmental standards including:
At least 50 lux of light, including natural light.
At least two metres of usable perch space, and two pecking substrates, per 1,000 birds.
On air quality, at least the requirements of Annex 2.3 of the EU broiler directive, regardless of stocking density.
No cages or multi-tier systems.
5. Adopt controlled atmospheric stunning using inert gas or multi-phase systems, or effective electrical stunning without live inversion.
6. Demonstrate compliance with the above standards via third-party auditing and annual public reporting on progress towards this commitment.
ASK Italian is committed to raising animal welfare standards and is proud to be the first restaurant chain in the UK and Europe to commit to bringing these important changes to fruition.