Bistro Albertino
Bistro Albertino

Bistro Albertino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistroalbertino.com/
  • Phone: (267) 781-7229
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Agron Hajdari (Goni)
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, BYO Liquor, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer off site corporate or large party catering, setup, delivery, and servers provided if required. We also offer catering for pick up.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a privet dining area that can accommodate up to 40 people, also on Sunday we offer the all restaurant for a privet party that can accommodate up to 60 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Eri 2673933599

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairhill Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bistro Albertino
Bistro Albertino is a chef owned restaurant where chef Goni decided to bring his European experience in Willow Grove and areas surrounding it. At Bistro Albertino you will find from homemade pastas and cheese to tender veal and chicken, from traditional dishes to contemporary dishes. You will feel welcome soon as you walk in, with the enthusiastic front of the house staff will accompany you to your experience with us. We accommodate children as well.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Bistro Albertino reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)fit for foodies (25)good for groups (15)special occasion (11)romantic (5)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Not Much Bang for the Buck
    BillyPop
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    My wife's Veal Parm was a real disappointment. My Bistecca Albertino was OK, but tasted more like goulash. Both entree portions were small. Also, neither soup nor salad were included in the meals, even though the prices for the meals were on the high side. Why would we return here when there is an Italian restaurant closer to us that offers a wider variety, much better tasting food, and enough portions for us to take home every time. This also includes baskets of homemade bread, salad, or, for a dollar extra, outstanding soups.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Value!
    Chad
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Quite a find. When I arrived, I wasn't sure what to expect. The outside of the restaurant is not it's strong point, but the wait staff and food were outstanding. There were 3 of us and we had an outstanding meal for $95 before tip. One of the best meals for the the money I've ever had. Just remember that it's BYOB!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BYOB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was our third time dining here. We reserved the round table for six and it was wonderful. The service was perfect - the table was perfect. The food was delicious. Our bill including tip was less than $60 per couple. Overall - a perfect place to dine with friends!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little Italian Byob
    Steph
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I was told to go here by a good friend so I came with my boyfriend. The service was friendly & attentive. We had the fried calamari to start. It was a good portion and not too heavy. The risotto special was to die for! And you have to get dessert... The white chocolate mousse was so great. Will definitely be going back. Price is reasonable and Byob is always a plus!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    hpesojc
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my wife for Mother's Day with our two kids. The Server was very accommodating. They didn't have a kid's menu but they threw together some penne with alfredo sauce. She said they do not have chocolate milk but she was able to make some. It's a small quiet byo with good food. The kind of place I would go to regularly if I lived in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food at this Byob
    fracas99
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was good not great at this inconspicuous restaurant. Bread was warm and good, and the pesto they served w/ it was tasty. Our meals were good, large servings, but not superb. The issue was the sound level. People esp men were practically screaming and it was impossible to have a conversation. We did not stay for dessert - had to get out of there bc we had a headache!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit noisy, and nervous waiter kid
    bowser
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The waiter that sat us was listening in on our conversations and actually snickered at a joke one of us made (it was a private conversation), so I felt a bit uncomfortable about the coziness of the place. The food, however, was really great, and the primary waited (cannot remember name) recalled the evening's specials easily and was very friendly, and a nice change of pace from the first guy. Maybe the younger kid was new, but he had a lot to learn, in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Round Two - Not so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I met a group of girlfriends for dinner one Friday evening at Bistro Albertino. I enjoyed it so much that my husband & I came back for dinner then very next evening. All though our food was excellent - we were treated totally different. We made a reservation but arrived early so we waited for our table. This was fine. Our table, however, was between the kitchen & the bathroom doors and directly across from an air vent. The vent would be loud for a period of time and then shut off. It would go on and off during our entire meal. Ironically, we had the same waiters as the night before but for some reason, we were not treated the same way. The food was once again excellent. I will be back but I will choose my table.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BYOB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This is a small BYOB. The outside is easy to drive by but glad we didn't. The food was very good and the service even better. Waiters are attentive and knowledgeable. The menu showed very reasonable prices. I, however, ordered a special. I foolishly did not ask the price. It was DOUBLE the menu prices!! Live and learn! Did not take away from an excellent meal ... I will be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Tony
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Bistro Albertino is a great little find. Food was phenomenal. A quiet place with great food. Can't ask for more. I will definitely be returning there again.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real standout
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Had a very good experience. Party of 4 dined on a Friday night. All dishes were very good to excellent. Server friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Clearly executing at a level beyond most restaurants in the area. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Local spot
    LebocarmanVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    My daughter and I were looking for a place to have dinner near the Willow Grove Mall and checked out OpenTable. We were glad to find somewhere close by that had so many Great Reviews. So rather than a chain Mall dinner we tried here and were pleasantly surprised. Everything was excellent and I would highly recommend Bistro Albertino for fine Food with a home cooked Flare.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    Chris
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Second time at the restaurant and it was again excellent food and service. Tried different dishes this time, both specials. Veal chop was the best I have ever had. My husband had mushroom ravioli with seafood in a light crème sauce - it was amazing! Go to this hidden gem!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good experience
    Ellie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Enjoyed Saturday night dinner at this neighborhood BYOB. Excellent service, reasonable prices, very tasty food. We had baramundi that was delicious. A companion had veal marsala that she loved. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in the rough
    grandpaherm
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great place for excellent food at a reasonable price. Have ben liking for a good place to eat before going to the Keswick theater, finally found one that's perfect for the night out. The God was high quality and very well prepared. Service was fast and friendly. No complaints, definitely somewhere you can enjoy a God meal anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Little Italian Restaurant
    RysdesVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    What a pleasant surprise! We had no idea what we're getting into when we purchased the Groupon certificate. But we enjoyed our dinner thoroughly. My husband and I both had seafood dishes. The seafood was very fresh. We had Tiramasu for dissert. It is very light and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find !
    DfreedVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Ourstanding ! Food and service were excellent . Great find and will be back .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really enjoyed our first
    dancingdiner
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We really enjoyed our first time at Albertino. I would have never known it was there if I hadn't found it on open table. Service was attentive but not stifling, food was good, portions a bit smaller than many italian places so less to waste or bring home depending on your preference. Noise level and closeness of tables a bit of a problem, I would definitely not go for a romantic dinner. But if you're looking for good food worth the price, then I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go early
    LilyVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    This last visit to Cafe Albertino was the best yet...went with a friend right after work SO the place was empty..we were the first diners, two other parties came after we had been served. The food, of course, was terrific. fresh, tasty and served perfectly.. The service this time was also very good...(we were the only two in the dining room) I certainly reccomend this restaurant to anybody who appreciates good Italian food at reasonable prices...Just dont try it Friday or Saturday nights when the place is jammed with diners, and the wait staff does not keep up with the demands...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Again, service and food wonderful.
    itbtVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Again, service and food wonderful. This was our 6 the time and never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best!
    PaulaVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Wonderful local gem with amazing food. Staff is very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Opus125VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Don't let the location fool you. This is a BYOB local gem. Food is always good, service is always friendly. It's no longer a secret so make sure to make reservations on the weekend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    whiteflowerVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We are so lucky to have this gem in our neighborhood. The food is always well prepared and beautifully presented - more like an upscale restaurant that you would find in center city, Philadelphia. We enjoy taking new people to Albertino's and watching their reaction at the quality of the food and service is at this unassuming little place. We have made this our go to local restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new find.
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Can't wait to come back to try many other dishes on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was outstanding.
    Pete
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The service was outstanding. A very friendly and outgoing staff. The food was rich, but outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    keenan610
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day, without knowing what to expect. Throughout this experience, we enjoyed some of the most unique, delicious Italian food that we ever had. This restaurant is definitely a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines day dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This restaurant is very nice, you have to pay close attention when you're driving because you can drive right by it. The wait staff was wonderful we was over a hour late for our reservations but they still accommodated us and made us feel welcome. We went on valentines day so we had to order from the valentine day menu, wish they had more options but the lasagna cupcake was the best part and the chef came out and introduce himself always a bonus to know who's behind the kitchen overall great experience
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Italian
    Braheem23
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The menu on Valentines day at an Italian restaurant had nothing on it that was Italian. I expected some sort of a salad and some pasta and neither was on the set menu. The salmon that was on the menu was over baring with a black olive taste that made it nasty. As an appetizer there was a lasagna cup cake that was made of seared cheese and had no sauce or paste. Not sure as to why the name lasagna was associated with the dish.
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  • this was our first time to
    AllanVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    this was our first time to Bistro Albertino and it made us wondering how we kept on missing this neighborhood gem all these times before! (can't even BEGIN TO COUNT how many times we drove right past it) Since we went for Valentine's Day dinner - the menu was pretty much prefixed so its hard to judge the regular menu (although base on what we got we have no doubt that it is just as excellent) The food was nothing short of DIVINELY delicious and the service - superb! This is a BYOB establishment so obviously there is no Wine list and/or Bar scene We definitely will be back!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Local BYOB
    Brian
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    It's very hard to find an excellent restaurant in the Willow Grove area, but this one was excellent. The chef was also server for lunch the day we were there and very attentive to us. Will be back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delizioso
    carolngeorgeVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We were really happy to learn about this spot. Friends of ours recommended it. Food was delicious, service personnel all very nice, and ambience much nicer than the street view would indicate. We're very glad we got a GROUPON, and it's BYOB. We'll go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Gem We have made
    foodiegirl
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    A Little Gem We have made Albertino's our go to place. Good food, great prices, friendly staff. They have grown better and better. We almost fear their popularity. For selfish reasons. When they first started we could walk in anytime. Now the hot times require a reservation. On the other hand, it means they will be around for a long time! Casual Gourmet
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in am unexpected area
    Seesaul
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Delicious sauces and home made pasta. Every plated was clean!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The food was delicious, the wait staff was super kind, and the dessert was beyond amazing!.Definitely suggest the cheesecake wwith blackberry sauce mmm :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not recommend
    Nicole
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Awful! Service was very bad. Took awhile to place order. The dinner was not very good not fresh. Will not recommend restaurant.
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  • So Authentic!
    Hypnoman
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I found this place on Open Table for a first date. I went with someone who knows Italian food well. (She cooks and owns a catering business.) Well, this place is 100% authentic Italian food. Nothing is prepared beforehand; it's all cooked to order. They even changed one of their "signature dishes" to accommodate me. We couldn't believe how good the food was. Really. Excellent, great staff, wonderful place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian BYOB
    DianeD
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    3rd time we visited, had a great meal, excellent service, very affordable!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite places to dine
    Yumsters
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Great place, great food, and great service. Even better, it's a BYOB. Been there several times since they opened over a year ago and taken several friends as well - everyone has always enjoyed their meals. Some favorites are the eggplant rolatini, grilled romaine salad, vodka alla penne with pancetta, and so on. Always have a lot of seafood specials daily besides what's on the menu if you like seafood. Just wish they offered additional chicken or pasta specials for those of us who don't. Can't wait to go for their special Valentine's Day dinner and try the cupcake lasagna, filet mignon, and stuffed ravioli with creamy cranberry sauce! Delicious homemade desserts too! Very accommodating and always make you feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    MM13
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food was great, the service was good and its affordable (around $20 per entree), especially considering its a BYOB. . My wife & I have eaten here twice and had a great experience both times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SATURDAY NIGHT DINING
    minnie1234
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food was very good, and the service was great. Had reservation and did not wait. The menu was broad enough that everyone could find something to dine on. The only problem was finding the place, because if you blink you will miss it. Mike H.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.