Bistro Limoncello
Bistro Limoncello

Bistro Limoncello

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrolimoncello.com/
  • Phone: (508) 393-5440
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner 11AM - 11PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, American, Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 20
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bistro Limoncello
Bistro Limoncello is a hot spot in the metro west area! Old school Italian with an American flair.

NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Bistro Limoncello reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)fit for foodies (13)special occasion (10)romantic (9)good for groups (6)notable wine list (4)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Disappointing all around
    MJT3
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My boyfriend, his parents and I all went to Limoncello based on the reviews we had seen and we have been looking to try something new so we decided to check it out. Our server, Laurie, was pleasant enough but not overly friendly/outgoing. She took our drink orders and came back to drop them off. Then we placed our orders....an appetizer of the risotto balls (delicious!) and a Sinatra dish, Chicken Marsala (parents), a Saltimbuca (boyfriend) and eggplant parm (me). Before she left we asked her for some butter for the bread. "Sure thing". 5 minutes later we had to ask her again because we never got it. We had the risotto balls and the bus girl cleared our plates the way she should. I can't remember her name but she was very nice, very friendly (she had glasses, if that helps)...she kept refilling our glasses for us and very accommodating. We didn't see our server again until she brought our food out. We were a little surprised to see that the table of 6 next to us got their food well before we did but we just chalked it up to us having ordered an appetizer. However,everyone else got their food and everything looked great. My food, as soon as it was set in front of me, I could tell it was burnt. The edges all around the eggplant were black and burnt. Not extra toasted or something ....burnt! I know this wasn't our servers fault but what I do blame her for is for having brought my food to the table like that. I work in the food industry and it's the servers responsibility, after the chefs, to ensure the food going out looks the way it should. Not only that but then we had to waive her down for her to come look at it and take it away. They remade it quickly but I had lost my appetite so I had her just put it in a to-go for my boyfriend to take home (I didn't want it at all after). Overall, it was a disappointing experience. We saw our server a total of 4 times at our table throughout the 1.5 hours we were there. I wouldn't go back to this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another enjoyable dining experience
    Audrey
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were seated immediately for our 7:30 reservation. Service was friendly and professional. Our salads and entrées were delicious and dessert irresistible. We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and Drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Excellent food and service and we will definitely be going back with friend and family
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for us again
    Angela
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I tried this restaurant for the 1st time on a Friday night. When we first arrived the service was fairly quick and the waitress friendly. After that, things went downhill. Once we ordered our meal, we were forgotten. It took 30 minutes get a second glass of wine. The waitress seldom returned to the table to check on things. The ambiance was just o.k. and the prices were fairly expensive. It was not a packed house for a Friday night. Although the food was good, not excellent for the prices we paid, we will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of a kind!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Excellent Food and Service at a very reasonable price. I wish I lived closer to Boston as I would be a frequent diner at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Tedrabs5VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The whole experience here was unbelievable and great menu
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moose
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very expensive for the quality received. No gluten free pasta available although we were told they always have it.
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  • Will definitely be back
    Food4Days
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The owner was very friendly. We were greeted immediately update being seated. Our waitress was very friendly and efficient. We ordered the lobster ravioli special and chicken piccata. Both were delicious! Our waitress recommended the sweet potatoe cheesecake for dessert and it was amazing! One of the best desserts we've ever had. This spot is perfect for a date night. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I had a date night here with a break from the kids. We choose the restaurant because we had heard good things and it was close to where we live. We weren't disappointed. We really enjoyed our dinner, from the appetizer to dessert. Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank goodness for good company
    oldgolfer27
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We have been to this place 4 times now and find it unremarkable. The service was marginal, food was decent but not great. We were one of a few tables and could barely hear each other over the live music. Turn down the volume when the restaurant isn't full!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Michaela
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The service was wonderful and the food was amazing. It was the best meal both my boyfriend and I have had. We will certainly be back! Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I will go back again!
    QTSGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was my second time at this restaurant. I would have given a 4.5 but couldn't. All the food was fabulous except for my entrée which was a special. The meal would have been great if the Candied Walnuts in the recipe hadn't been burnt. The owner came over to check on our table and I let me him know the issue. He had the Chef remake the dinner without the Walnuts which we brought home and was great!!! When you go don't forget to order the Risotto Balls - they are out of this world!!! The Peanut Butter pie was yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food... Slow Service
    FineDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The servers were very nice, but our lunch took over 2 hrs and we had to prompt them to even get it that short. And there were only two tables -- one for a party of 2 and ours for a party of 7. Once we ordered the appetizers, it improved slightly, but even then, there seemed to be long lulls of time when we had to catch someone's attention to get help. The food was delicious. Calamari, Risotto balls, and brushetta for apps, and then many us had different lunch entrees -- all were pleased. Generous portions on the pasta - beware and share!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Double Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great restaurant. Don't let the strip mall location stop you. Great service, great food, elegant without being fussy. The risotto poppers appetizer are better than your Grandmothers! We sat, chatted through two bottles of wine--never felt rushed. We had our share of picky eaters at our table and everyone had a wonderful meal. The destructure cannoli was amazing and very trendy. Traditional meets modern. Perfect! What would have caused a 5 star in Ambiance review? Bring back the entertainment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over all disappointed
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Although I was the only on in my party of four who said I would not car to go back, I do tend to be fussier than most about my dining experiences. The staff was very accommodating. I just was not impressed with my meal and thought I could get a better meal for less money or equal money in other restaurant's I frequent. I did not like the pasta sauce and one of the party members felt that the dish he ordered described as spicy could have had more zip to it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Italian Gem
    Jerry
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was our first time there and it was a most pleasant experience. We shared an appetizer, had three different entrees abd shared a dessert and eveything was excellent. The decor was tasteful, the setting romantic to subdued, the atmosphere was moderate but got louder as the tables filled, the service was above average and the food was served promptly, hot and tasted like it came from Italy. Relax, eat and enjoy every bite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kind of Pricey
    MammaT
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was good but nothing special. Service was OK. Overall kind of pricey, almost twice as expensive as you would expect. $9 for a salad is a little much. $133 for dinner for 2 courses for two + tax & 20% tip (including a $38 bottle of wine) is a tad high for a strip mall restaurant with the host in shorts! At least this time we weren't sitting at the table right near the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Beautiful ambiance, 1st time here, comparable to the Italian family small resturant in the North end. .Sorry to say and a little disappointed that we had to ask the waitress to lite the candle as it was date night, mentioned that fresh grated parmesan for the pasta would be a nice touch and waitress apologized that she forgot to offer it Good to know at the very least that they offer it. Eggplant parmesan was so breaded that I question whether it was prepackaged rather then homemade. That would be insulting to those of us who can make but sometimes just like a night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lot's of lipstick on this pig
    Tamo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Some friends recommend this place, so we decided to take a drive to check it out. When we arrived the place looked dead and we were skepticle. Strike one, the bartender did a short pour on the martini. We were escorted into the dining room by a person who I think was the owner. He came across as an arrogant, Mafia-wannabe, stereotype. We were seated in a room where the music was too loud. We requested the music volume be adjusted to something more appropriate, and they complied. Service was slow. The house salad was way over dressed. My fault, as I forgot to ask for dressing on the side. My pasta dish tasted like the sauce came out of a jar. My wife's salmon was over cooked.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 32 reviews are from the Bistro Limoncello reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I took my girlfriend here the other night. Great service!!!!!Affordable!!!Ambiance could be better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I want to love this place...
    bill33oVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    ...But right now I can still only say I like it. We were there about a year ago and hoped it would be better. I decided to give it another try but I feel the same way at this point. Service is really prompt and friendly. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and I love the (mostly) Italian style music they play. However, the food is average. I had the pasta primavera and my husband had the pasta with sausage special. It seemed for both dishes that the pasta station wasn't letting the pasta drain enough. Our sauces were watery which in turn diluted the seasoning. This was a similar problem we encountered a year ago - just not enough flavor. Everything is okay at the moment and then quite forgettable afterward. Not bad but not great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A pleasant surprise! Tasty!
    jjmffd
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was impeccably prepared and fresh from the oven. Service was friendly and menu-knowledgeable. I had passed Limoncello for years without stopping in. So glad I discovered it! Will definitely go again;
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this Place
    luvthewine
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food is great, owner is welcoming and you can tell he seriously wants you to enjoy your time in his restaurant. I think we got stuck with waitress not on her game. we ordered and got our drinks, and then didn't see here for almost 20 minutes. When dinner arrived, I had ordered a side dish that never came, despite her apologies and 'I'll go it now' promise - nothing. I didn't complain because I was done with my meal by the time she checked on us. I don't take marks off this review because of the service, it was ok. She wasn't phenomenal, she wasn't horrendous either. The food was spectacular, the atmosphere too. (Although someone turned up the music to concert levels, allowing about 5 minutes of loudness before it was lowered)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    Jumbo
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Saw a feature piece on a popular food show PG. Focus was on the owner, hand rolled meatballs and a shrimp dish that won a top three honor. So off we go to find that the restaurant was sold months prior, waitstaff were nice but service level was very low. Prices were high, meatballs were cold (apps and main dish, so yeah, now frozen), shrimp was tough. But the Sinatra music tracks were nice. I won't be back. Suggest you don't waste your money.
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  • Okay food, poor service
    SamMVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Hearing that Limoncello was under new ownership, we decided to give it a second chance. We had more or less given up on the previous ownership, so we were optimistic. We were also disappointed. The waiter came over reasonably promptly and was pleasant, but that is about the best that can be said. We ordered two appetizers, which seemed to take quite a long time to arrive. About twenty minutes after placing our order, bread arrived on the table. Less than a minute later, our entrees arrived. We pointed out that we never received the appetizers, and the waiter made excuses. The entree was just okay, veal saltimbocca that used some ham other than prosciutto and lacked a trace of sage. It was also a salt lick. Not much to recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Attentive and affable
    CallistoVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Our waitress, Priscilla, made our experience for lunch on a quiet Sunday most pleasant. Excellent service - she was friendly, attentive, and thoughtful. Our entrees were tasty and well-prepared, albeit not extraordinary. The chef was able to readily adjust my pasta order due to an allergy. Thank you!
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  • unimpressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    While the service was great, really the food was not impressive. My calimari app was good but my wife's rissotto app was very bland. The entres were likewise bland and didn't leave much of an kmpression on us.
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  • Has gone downhill
    Libbby
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This used to be wonderful. My husbands meal came cold. Mine was hot in places and cool in others. I could mix mine together and was fine as it was a pasta dish. His was steak...we sent back and waitress told us she would request a new plate..not just microwaved. Need I say more... This was so disappointing..it was his birthday. They took the price off the bill...but the meal was ruined.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unassuming
    Cosmo
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    What a spot. The staff is wonderful, live singer is great, and the owner is always there to greet you. What else can I say. Oh, and the food is outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • flavorful food!
    wilcar65
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Although the service was very slow and there was a "minor mishap" with the meatballs, which I was very much looking forward to, the food was terricfic. I ended up having to substitute the homemade sausage for the meatballs and it was tasty. My partner had the chicken franceis and ate every last bit.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait staff
    Raza
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Waitress and bus girl were very good. They always seemed ready to serve us and super friendly with smiles. We liked them very much. I ordered the Limoncello shrimp and pasta dish I had once before. It was not as good this time but still nice. I think the pasta was not coated in the light lemon sauce so I got many bites of plain pasta. It just didn't do it for me this time. The martini I had was amazing, but almost fell off my seat when they charged us $12 for it! It was one of the best I've had though, thank God I only ordered one. Good experience over all. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Cueball
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent. Great dessert choices. Management was very involved and checked in. Overall...great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    lindaVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had good salad, chicken piccata! After a service blooper with chicken/veal masala, that was good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not sure we will go back.
    Joan
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was okay, not great. Service was just so sub-par I'm not sure we would go back. Wrong dinner brought to the table, TWICE. Was not told the dinner specials (we heard another server tell their client). Front store tried to make it better but by then it was ruined. Also, very loud. The Clientele that are there seem to have been there before and were telling the host where they wanted to sit (4 or 5 times). It's not that big. Romaine's across the street is a much better bet for dinner, service, ambiance, and price.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friends birthday
    Alice555
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Music was very old - needed better sound track. Waitress needs to know more about the menu- she found out- but came across as though she just didn't know. Good food- cleaned my plate! Good service! Thank uou
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food - not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was average, not worth the prices that they charge. One person in our party ordered the half broiled chicken with parmesan risotto. She was particulary looking forward to the risotto, but she received potatoes instead. They didn't even tell her about the substitution. The chicken was dry. The waitress was very defensive when we mentioned it. They took $7.00 off the bill and said they would take care of us the next time we come in. We won't be back. I was charged $11 for a white russian and it was listed on the bill as an Absolute martini. Waitress said they are the same price, so it didn't matter what the bill said. I didn't ask for Absolute in my drink. Usually the waitress asks if you want a special vodka.
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  • New Owners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We heard there were new owners at Bistro Limoncello so we decided to give it a try. I am so glad we did! The food was amazing! My wife had a NY Strip and it was better than any area steakhouse. I had one of the chefs features, short ribs, they were out of this world, fork tender and seasoned perfectly. My in laws had the chicken parm and the seafood Marco. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was impeccable, shortly after we sat the manager come over and explained the different wines they had to offer to us. The bottle we picked was excellent. Our dirty dishes were cleared promptly after each course and our server was very friendly. We look forward to dining at Limoncello again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mothers day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    my mother and in-law [both ederly] enjoyed themselves left with doggie bags food was hot delicous apps was fresh and tasty wait staff attentive
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Food was fair. Chairs were uncomfortable. Will not return anytime soon.
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  • Delightful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had a great evening at Limoncello. The service was well paced, we never felt rushed. The wine steward was a great help and recommended a wonderful wine that was well within our price range. The food was plentiful and portions large enough for another meal. The antipasto and the desserts were excellent. The restaurant had a noise level that allowed conversation. We will be returning to Limoncello.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate