ASK Italian - Durham

The Durham ASK Italian restaurant can be found in the smart, modern Walkergate Centre, a purpose built restaurant and bar complex. The menu is brimming with delicious and authentic Italian dishes. Perhaps start with mushrooms al forno; oven baked mushrooms stuffed with garlic, grana padano cheese, onions, breadcrumbs and mushroom, served with a garlic mayo dip. Main courses include Italian insalata tricolore with tomato, avocado, mozzarella, rocket, red onion, spinach, pine nuts and a pesto dressing. Situated close to the Gala Theatre, ASK Italian provides a great dining choice for theatre goers, offering well priced, good quality Italian food in stylish surroundings.

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Information

Address
Unit 4
Walkergate
Durham
DH1 1SQ
Restaurant Style(s)
Family Restaurant
Restaurant Cuisine(s)
Italian
Pizza
Open Hours
Monday - Thursday : 12:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday : 12:00 - 23:30
Sunday : 12:00 to 22:00.
Average Price for Meal
£19
Average Price for Main Course
£9

Credit Cards Taken
All Major Credit Cards

Special Offers

This offer entitles you to 2 courses from this set menu. Offer available Monday to Friday until 5pm only. Orders must be placed before 5pm. Book this offer

Offer available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only. This offer entitles you to 3 courses from this set menu. Book this offer

Location

Menu


ANTIPASTI
Antipasti Selezione (n) NEW
A few of our favourites laden on a succulent selection
platter; butterfly king prawns, stuffed mushrooms,
marinated olives and a charming oven-roasted tomato,
baby mozzarella and green pesto salad, along with
garlic bread and a devilish dip of garlic mayo.
Great for sharing! 10.95
Cod and Pancetta Fishcake NEW
Light, crisp and golden, this cod, haddock, pancetta
and spring onion fishcake is garnished with salad and
rounded off beautifully with a lemon and parsley
mayo dip. 5.25
(Subject to availability)
Prawns al Piccante
The juiciest of king prawns with a little kick; baked in
a tomato, chilli and basil sauce, served with our warm
bread fresh from the oven. 5.95
Garlic Bread (v) 3.75
Garlic Bread with Cheese (v) 4.25
Marinated Olives (v)
A stunning bowl piled high with juicy Mediterranean
olives, almost too picturesque to eat. Almost! 2.55
Warm Spinach &
Mushroom Dip NEW RECIPE
This creamy dip is divine with toasted rosemary
ciabatta and our warm bread fresh from the oven.
Great for double dip sharing purposes! 6.75
Bruschetta (v)
An ASK classic. Marinated tomatoes, red onion, basil
and fresh rocket form a colourful cocktail of flavours
on toasted Italian bread. Anointed with extra virgin
olive oil, what else? 4.45
Capra Grill (v)
This countryside classic features crumbly melted goat's
cheese on ciabatta with caramelised onions and beef
tomatoes. Nestled on a mixed leaf and marinated
tomato salad with a balsamic and olive oil drizzle. 4.95
Prosciutto and Mozzarella Crostini
Oven-baked parcels of baby mozzarella and prosciutto
ham on a lightly toasted crostini served on a fresh
rocket garnish and drizzled with balsamic glaze. 4.75
Mushrooms al Forno
Baked mushrooms with a luscious stuffing of
mozzarella and grana padano cheese, onion,
garlic, chopped mushroom and breadcrumbs,
served with a garlic mayo dip. 5.25
Insalata Pomodoro e Pesto (v)(n) NEW
An elegantly simple salad in Italian colours -
oven-roasted tomato, baby mozzarella and green
pesto make this a fresh and tasty combination. 4.25

PASTA
Spaghetti alla Bolognese
Simple and downright delicious. The classic tomato
and minced beef bolognese sauce. 7.95
Linguine Gamberi e Rucola NEW RECIPE
Flavoursome king prawns sautéed in caper butter,
white wine and a dash of pomodoro, tossed in
linguine with fresh rocket. Finished with a cheeky
squeeze of lemon and garnished with lemon zest
and oven-roasted tomatoes. 9.95
Penne e Pollo Pomodorini Basilico
Perfectly marinated chicken breast rests alongside
oven-roasted tomatoes and mushrooms in a tomato,
garlic and fresh basil sauce. 8.95
Fusilli alla Cacciatora
For those in favour of a little less sauce, try these pasta
twists simply twirled with butter-cooked chicken breast,
wild mushrooms, red chillies, fresh thyme and garlic.
Finished with baby spinach. 8.75
Spaghetti Carbonara
Smoked pancetta, pecorino and grana padano cheeses
cooked in garlic and fresh parsley make up our popular
version of this creamy Italian classic. 7.95
Rigatoni e Polpette NEW RECIPE
Magnificent beef meatballs are ablaze with pasta tubes
in a fiery tomato sauce, cooked with mushrooms, garlic
and green chillies. 8.75
Spaghetti al Pomodoro (v)
Pasta at its purest and simplest, with freshly chopped tomatoes, torn basil and ground black pepper. We will
gladly add chillies for the spicy souls - just ASK! 6.25
Penne Paesana (n)
Rustic green pesto and ridged pasta with marinated
chicken and sautéed mushrooms, adorned with a
crunchy crown of toasted pine nuts. 8.75
Penne del Giardino (v) NEW RECIPE
A nourishing winter's garden of oven-roasted courgettes, peppers, green beans, peas, red onion with cherry
tomatoes and baby spinach in a light tomato sauce. 8.25
Ravioli Burro e Pesce
A delicious cocktail of crayfish, crab and smoked
salmon, combined with mascarpone cheese and
packed into large ravioli parcels. Graced with a
crisp white wine, spring onion and dill sauce
and topped with fresh rocket. 9.75
Ravioli ai Funghi e Ricotta (v)
Delightful half-moon egg pasta envelopes packed with
wild mushrooms and ricotta, served in a creamy wild mushroom, thyme and white wine sauce and garnished
with sautéed oyster mushrooms. 8.95
Polpette al Forno NEW RECIPE
The ASK version of this classic Milan dish; oven-baked rigatoni pasta tubes with large beef meatballs, green
chillies, fire-roasted peppers and caramelised onions
in a pomodoro sauce, served with a side salad.
Find out why the Milanese are never hungry! 9.55
Penne al Pollo della Casa
Seasoned chicken breast with mushrooms, pasta
and fresh thyme are at home baked in a creamy wild
mushroom and white wine sauce and served with
a side salad. An old favourite! 9.45
Lasagne
Good things come in four layers. Like the ASK lasagne,
made with egg pasta sheets, a delicate béchamel and
our own special bolognese sauce. Includes grana padano
cheese for extra crumbliness, and accompanied
by a side salad. 9.50

MAINS
Pollo Marsala NEW
This delightful new dish features a roasted seasoned
chicken supreme served with a sauce of mushroom
and Marsala wine, green beans and roasted new
Charlotte potatoes. 10.95
Salmone Rustico (n) NEW
Natural, fresh and succulent - a fillet of Scottish
salmon deliciously roasted and served with butter
beans, red onion, black olives, cherry tomatoes and
white wine sauce, drizzled with green pesto makes
for an epic rustic feast. Served with green beans and
roasted new Charlotte potatoes. 11.95
(Subject to availability)
Risotto Pollo e Funghi
Tender chicken breast slices and sautéed wild
mushrooms cooked in a creamy white wine sauce.
Garnished with sautéed oyster mushrooms and a
sprig of fresh thyme. 10.95
Risotto Frutti di Mare NEW
A rich and majestic risotto boasting king prawns,
clams, mussels and squid, creamily prepared in white
wine, garlic, spring onion and tomato. 11.95
Risotto Vegetariana (v)
Succulent caramelised leeks and oven-roasted
tomatoes give an excellent flavour to this vegetable
risotto, along with courgettes, peas, artichoke and
black olives. Made with cream and white wine. 9.25
Terrina Mediterranea (n)
Hearty casserole of chicken breast and king prawns,
baked in a rich tomato sauce with butter beans, black
olives, red peppers, garlic, pine nuts and raisins, with
a dash of white wine and herbs. Served with our
warm bread fresh from the oven and a side salad. 9.55

PIZZA & CALZONE
Margherita (v)
For an experience of pizza purity, choose this
all-time mozzarella and tomato classic. 6.25
Estiva NEW
This intriguing pizza is baked in a traditional way
with tomato and mozzarella, and then, only when it's
fresh out of the oven, topped with baby mozzarella,
prosciutto and a layer of fresh rocket. 8.95
Vesuvio
For serious spice fiends - even the dough of this pizza
is flavoured with red chilli flakes. With tomato,
mozzarella, pepperoni, fire-roasted red peppers
and fresh red chillies. 8.75
Fiorentina
A fresh egg, cooked however you like it, takes centre
stage on this classic pizza, alongside fresh baby spinach, tomato, mozzarella, grana padano cheese and
black olives. 8.25
Stromboli
Named after a volcanic island north of Sicily, this
pizza boasts mozzarella and tomato, deliciously
topped with pepperoni. 8.25
Napoletana
Juicy marinated king prawns with caramelised onions
really make this adventurous pizza stand out. Tuna,
anchovies, black olives, capers and fresh dill on a
bed of tomato and mozzarella bring it all together. 8.95
Pollo Piccante
Moist and succulent chicken pieces with mushrooms,
fire-roasted red peppers, tomato and mozzarella. 8.95
Vegetariana (v)
A veggie smorgasbord featuring fire-roasted peppers, aubergines, mushrooms, tomato and mozzarella. Not forgetting the caramelised onions for the perfect
sweet balance. 7.95
Tropicale
The sweet and the savoury make this pizza substantially scrumptious - mozzarella, tomato, ham, mushrooms and
juicy pineapple chunks. 8.25
Four Seasons
This traditional pizza boasts an array of country toppings neatly divided into four quarters, including prosciutto, pepperoni, artichokes, mushrooms, capers and black
olives. Mozzarella and tomato form the basis, fragrantly sprinkled with rosemary. 8.95
Why not ASK for an extra topping?
Meat/fish 1.20 Vegetables 80p Cheese 1.00
Calzone con Carne Piccante NEW
Our flaming spicy meat feast calzone extraordinaire
is a pizza envelope bursting with pepperoni, ham,
pancetta, beef meatballs and chillies, not to mention mozzarella, pomodoro sauce, caramelised onions
and served with a salad garnish to cool the fires
of deliciousness. 9.55
Calzone di Pollo e Pancetta
Juicy chicken breast slices, pancetta, sautéed leeks
and mushrooms are a succulent combination with
mozzarella and classic pomodoro sauce, all lovingly
folded into a pizza envelope, served with a
salad garnish. 8.95
Calzone con Funghi e Formaggio (n)
Crumbly goat's cheese, three types of mushroom and
fresh spinach combine with pesto, mozzarella and
pomodoro sauce to create a perfect filling for this
folded pizza, sprinkled with grana padano cheese
and served with a salad garnish. 8.75

INSALATA
Filetto di Salmone all'Insalata
Fresh Scottish salmon roasted and served hot on a bed
of rocket, spinach, asparagus, avocado, green beans,
red onion, cucumber and cherry tomatoes. Dressed to
kill with an orange and tarragon dressing. 11.65
(Subject to availability)
Insalata di Pollo e Pancetta
There's nothing like the combo of pan-fried chicken
breast and crispy pancetta, especially amongst a salad
of avocado, red onion, cherry tomatoes, cos lettuce
and baby spinach. A honey and mustard drizzle unifies
the flavours. 9.25
King Prawn al Limone Piccante NEW
Marinated king prawns served hot into an accumulation
of mixed leaves, rocket, spinach, red onion, cucumber
and cherry tomatoes. Drizzled with a tasty lemon and
chilli dressing and crowned with a roasted butterfly
king prawn, straight from the skillet. 9.95
Chef's Salad
Prosciutto, avocado, baby mozzarella, artichoke and
egg make a charming combination, backed up by
tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, peppers, red onion
and mixed leaves. Seasoned with our own lemon
infused oil. 9.25
Chicken Caesar Salad
Our special ASK Caesar dressing graces a deliciously seasoned pan-fried chicken breast served on cos
lettuce with grana padano cheese and freshly toasted
ciabatta croutons. 8.95
Insalata Tricolore (v)(n) NEW
A traditional salad of tomato, avocado and baby
mozzarella, with added mixed leaves, rocket, red
onion, spinach, red pepper, cherry tomatoes and
a smattering of pine nuts. Drizzled with a pesto
dressing. 8.25
SIDES
Roasted New Charlotte Potatoes (v) 2.95
Ciabatta Bread (v)
Served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. 2.75
Green Beans (v) 2.45
Mixed Salad (v) 2.95
Rocket Salad
Served with shaved grana padano cheese. 2.95
Caesar Salad 3.95

DESSERTS
Tiramisu (v)
Italy's most famous dessert, featuring a vanilla sponge
soaked in espresso, deliciously layered with mascarpone
and marsala cream and given a final chocolate dusting. 4.95
Banoffee Pie NEW
Push the banana boat out with this extravagant dessert
on a shortcrust crumb base, topped with banana and a
drizzle of toffee sauce! 4.95
Profiteroles al Cioccolato (v)
Balls of irresistible goodness, packed with Italian-style
soft ice cream and smothered in lashings of hot
chocolate sauce. 5.50
Honeycomb Cheesecake (v)
Luxurious creamy cheesecake on a cookie base,
sprinkled with crunchy honeycomb chocolate pieces. 4.95
Our Chocolate Nemesis (v) NEW
Irresistible hot chocolate pudding with a rich molten
heart of chocolate sauce, served with a scoop of
vanilla ice cream. 5.25
Lemon Tart (v) NEW
Light, tangy and fresh-tasting. Enjoy this sassy lemon
tart on sweet butter pastry, frosted with icing sugar. 5.25
Apple Rustica (v)(n)
Baked apples and almond cream fill this shortcrust
pastry tart, topped with butter crumble and served
hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 4.95
Chocolate Cake (v)(n)
Indulge yourself to the brim with our luxurious
ASK chocolate cake, served warm with a scoop
of vanilla ice cream. Why not? 4.95
Sorbetti (v)
A cool and refreshingly fruity frisson, choose two
scoops from limone (lemon) or lampone (raspberry). 3.75
Gelati (v)
Sometimes the simplest desserts are the best.
The choice is yours, from creamy vanilla, fruity
strawberry or luxurious chocolate ice cream. 3.75
Recioto di Soave Sartori
Try a glass of this sensational dessert wine from
Veneto, boasting aromas of dried fruits. Perfect
with dessert, or even a dessert in itself. 4.95
HOT DRINKS
large regular
Cappuccino 2.45 1.95
Latte 2.45 1.95
Fresh Ground Coffee 2.15 1.85
Mocha 2.45 1.95
Espresso 1.75
Double Espresso 1.95
Double Macchiato 1.95
All of our coffees are available as decaf.
Pot of Traditional English/Earl Grey Tea 2.25
Fresh Mint Tea 1.65
Speciality Teas 1.85
Camomile Cranberry & raspberry
Lemon & ginger Peppermint
Hot Chocolate 2.45