Monday, 12 August 2019

Ask Italian South Bay North Wharf Scarborough 9th August 2019

Ask Italian is a large chain of restaurants, who offer a great selection of vegan dishes and the Scarborough venue is right on the seafront with fabulous views of the harbour.

Ask Italian have highlighted which wines are vegan on the allergen list, yet omitted it from the wine list itself, so many people must miss this most important information and probably avoid the wines altogether.   I chose a very nice bottle of Montesotto Chianti Classico, one of my favourite Italian wines and this was a good one.

We shared dough balls with balsamic vinegar and super green soup to start, served with a clear vegan label on each dish, although these did not appear on our main courses.

The soup was fresh, light and delicious, with fresh pea shoots on top and the dough balls were great for dipping to soak up the soup, we thoroughly enjoyed our starters.

Mains were a pizza with artichokes, mushrooms and roast peppers for Steven and fettuccine with aubergine and a side salad for me.

We were really happy with our choices, the pizza had plenty topping and vegan cheese and my pasta was perfectly cooked with a nice sauce, lots of aubergine and great flavours, with a fresh well presented salad.   We were too full for dessert, although it was tempting with a blood orange and chocolate tart on offer.

I was impressed with Ask Italian, especially for a chain restaurant, as it was better than many independents I have been to and not expensive either.   I would certainly revisit in the future to try other dishes including that scrumptious sounding dessert.

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