Bistro Albertino
Bistro Albertino

Bistro Albertino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistroalbertino.com/
  • Phone: 2677817229
  • 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 WinnerBest Service
Bistro Albertino reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (18)good for groups (14)special occasion (7)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (4)romantic (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was very good. The only con was that we had a table in back of us and they were so loud we couldn't even understand what the waiter was saying. Other than that, everything was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't be fooled by the outside
    anastasia
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The restaurant front is deceiving because it doesn't represent the delicious food and inside decor. It's a BYOB too. Service was good. Specials were a little too pricey to try. ($26.95 for cod. Really?) Definitely would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional, very surprised
    joew
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    What can I say but everything that you want in a restaurant you have here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dinner!
    Chris
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Third time here and we will be back! Ordered pasta with seafood (white sauce) off of the menu and it was wonderful. Generous portion with very fresh and perfectly cooked mussels, clams, calamari and shrimp. Husband enjoyed veal parm served with pasta. Service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All about the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Authentic Italian BYOB -- outstanding homemade food. Menu is somewhat limited but each dish is made to perfection. Relatively new and nothing fancy but this is one of the best Italian restaurants in the Philly suburbs. Service is personable and professional. A great find and quite a bargain!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • small portions
    horrible
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    we have dined here many times before and enjoyed however the portions are much smaller than before
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food and service was very good but the quantity of food served was lacking. We ordered different entrees and needed to fill up on bread.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    whiteflowerVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We love this restaurant and frequent it often. It's in the neighborhood and always consistently good. The food is well prepared and presented, and the staff is always welcoming. I can't recommend Bistro Albertino enough.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another fantastic meal!
    NancyK
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We returned again to Bistro Albertino and were not disappointed. Our appetizers and entrees were absolutely delicious, the wait staff was attentive, and we had an all-around lovely evening in this casual, unassuming restaurant. You can't go wrong here if you're looking for deliciously prepared Italian food, close to home, and at a surprisingly reasonable price point. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great find
    GoodFriendsGoodTimes
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I chose this restaurant based on reviews I found on TripAdvisor. My husband and I met 2 other couples for dinner. Upon arrival at the restaurant I was a bit concerened as the place didn't look like much, and there were only 2 cars in the parking lot. So glad we decided to stay. Food was delicious, and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Little gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We also chose this restaurant based on reviews found on TripAdvisor. Upon arrival at the restaurant just after 6PM on a Friday night, very surprised to find out we were the only customers in the restaurant (Nancy K, one of the two cars was probably mine). A few more showed up later. Great service and the veal parm was delicious. Prices very reasonable for Italian food and the best part BYOB, which we did. Figured out where the crowds were after dinner. Waiting outside at Bonefish Grill and Carrabba's. What are you people thinking in Willow Grove? You have an outstanding bakery in Weinrich's and all the crowds were waiting in line at Dunkin Donuts? Support your local businesses or all you will have left is bland chain places.
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  • LOVE THIS PLACE
    dakotaboyVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We discovered Albertino's when they first opened and have returned time and again. also love that it is a BYOB
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tiny spot Big tastes
    mallgirl3
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    A tiny restaurant in an quiet neighborhood that was absolutely worth visiting. Portions were generous and food was good. Service was friendly,attentive and knowledgable. I would visit again to be sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice touch
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The after dinner shot is a very nice touch. I appreciated the dessert you provided for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic find!
    NancyK
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Bistro Albertino is truly a fantastic find, and a new favorite. Unassuming, in a local strip mall, it is not to be missed for some of the best Italian food around. We enjoyed our meal immensely, have already recommended it to others, and will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Italian dining
    Flourtown313VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was very, very good. The service was attentive and friendly. Parking is a bit difficult, but was able to find a spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat Return
    AllanVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Stumbled upon this place earlier in the year and gave them a try for Valentine's Day Dinner. This time they didn't disappoint either The food was scrumptiously delicious, the service - impeccable!!!! Definitely will be back from more and truly started spreading the word within friends and family to give Bistro Albertino a try!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Producing really delicious food and great specials in a small neighborhood restaurant. Attentive servers make the experience even better. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    suefrVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Again we returned with friends to Bistro Albertino. We love to come here because we are NEVER disappointed. The food is always excellent and the service great as well. We especially love the homemade orangcello!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    JanetS
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This place is a great find. Lunch was great -- excellent food & service, very pleasant atmosphere. Will return for dinner and definitely recommend to friends. A winner!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • helzVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Specials were outstanding as was the service. Food fresh. Amazing pesto spread for bread.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem
    Raddoc
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Great food, great service, can't ask for more. Flounder special was especially good! Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 112 reviews are from the Bistro Albertino reviews archive.
  • Great BYOB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
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    • 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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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BYOB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.