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US$11 - US$41
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Neapolitan, Campania, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant with parents tonight and we all had a great meal. Food is so tasty and fresh. Staff fantastic too. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely ambience and good service. They make their own pasta and the pasta dishes are delicious. However, best to give the desserts a miss as they weren't great and weren't home made.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our new Favourite restaurant in Hove We had been looking for a new place to go in Hove with a wow factor. Semola is definitely our new favourite restaurant. It has a beautiful Italian feel. When you go inside it is very cosy and Italian...and the food is great. Best Pasta in Hove. The owners are realy nice and charming and look after their customers. Since our friends recommended it i have been there several times We love it!!!!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Aperol Spritz in Hove! The location is very nice and staff very welcoming and friendly. I would definitely recommend Semola to family and friends.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here many times and have always thought the food and service to be good. I run a dining group called Brighton Dining with Friends. Last Friday, however, the food and service was far from lovely. In my case the pasta (lasagne) was...burned and dry. The waiter could see that he was delivering a bad dish but did it anyway! It was inedible. If a dish as bad as that was served in Naples (where the owners come from), the clientele would express their displeasure in no uncertain terms ! Others in my party had varying degrees of success but none of them will go back there. I will give them the benefit of the doubt and return once more. I couldn't see whether the original Italian chef was there or not but hope that he will be there next time.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely restaurant. We shared a Greek salad to start which was so fresh and ample for 2. I had the pasta pomodoro for main which was very tasty and for dessert the lemon grandma cake which was divine! Lovely wines, the staff were...very attentive and great to chat to. We’ll definitely be back!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 September 2021

I was recommended this small genuine Italian eatery in Hove and wow, what a find. I honestly have not tasted pasta this good outside of Italy before. The staff are delightful and nothing is too much trouble. There is an extensive menu that includes pasta,...pizza and regular mains. It is reasonably priced for the quality of food. If you want a genuine Italian (Unlike most of the local "Italian" restaurants) then do not delay, book a table you will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 31 August 2021

I am Italian, I went there with my girlfriend yesterday for the first time. I can say Come in semola if you want to have a good cooked and awesome pasta. There is a nice and relaxed environment, very good Italian food and an awesome...service made by Luca. Prices worth the quality. All great, we will come back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

We fancied Italian so did a bit of research on Tripadvisor. Semola came out top in Hove and having eaten there we now know why! Intimate with less than 10 tables and an inviting atmosphere and very authentic . We sat by the kitchen so...we could see the chef preparing the pasta , which tasted amazing! Every dish was phenomenal. And even though they’d had a busy bank holiday weekend and run out of the odd thing they took the initiative about what they could substitute the ingredients with so we could have our first choices. Warning - The garlic bread is very garlicky and LARGE. Fresh natural ingredients cooked to perfection ( summed up by the teenage element with us) washed down with Sicilian rosé. Will be backMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 29 August 2021

We went here on the last evening of our Brighton mini-break and even though we were a bit late we had a lovely meal and friendly service. We chose Semola because we were allowed to take our two dogs with us which most restaurants in...the area don't allow. Absolutely nothing to complain about, it was perfect...thank you to all the staff!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Yes, Semola offers takeout services.

Yes, Semola is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Semola is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5