2 Padanaram Rd.
Danbury, CT 06811Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.castellorestaurantct.com/
- Phone: (203) 743-3828
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Italian
- Executive Chef: Denny
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: We have a room available for your special occasion, that can fit up to 150 people. Come in and check out one of our many private Tuscany style dinning rooms. We also offer set menus that work for almost any budget!
- Private Party Contact: Arbnor/Denny 2037433828x
A word from Castello
We at Castello look forward to giving our customers a taste of true Italian dining experience-without the expensive price. We like to do things a little differently than most restaurants in our area. That is why we offer table side services like our fresh made Cesar salad, our branzino deboned table side, and mouthwatering desserts like zabaglione or flambé. There’s no rush when you’re here, so come in, take a break from the hustle and bustle of Danbury, and enjoy a night out. Everything we offer is homemade & delicious, from our pastas, meats, seafood and desserts; it doesn’t get any fresher than at Castello. Nori and his staff are awaiting your visit!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
- Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
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Castello reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since July 26, 2014
- Ambiance3.8Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (12)special occasion (8)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (4)romantic (4)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
- Lovely luncheaterouterVIPDined on 11/19/2014This was our second time at Castello, the 1st for lunch. Our friends had veal dishes which they said were delicious. My husband had a chicken special and I had the vegetarian lasagna, both of which were very good. Our shared appetizer of oysters was excellent, as were the desserts. Even better than the food is the service - the people here are attentive and friendly and make dining a very pleasant experience. Lunch seems to be a quiet time, which allows the service to be even more attentive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- In the tradition of old Arthur Ave.RaconteuroftheRepastDined on 11/8/2014Castello's aspires to deliver a familiar Italian/Albanian experience - gracious/empowered wait staff, an extensive menu of familiar fare, with signature dishes prepared/finished table-side; and a conversational ambiance backlit by soft Ital. music. For the most part this experience is achieved. The service, from the hostess to the wait staff, delivers. All are attentive, knowledgeable about the food and willing to cater to requests, altering ingredients, substituting pasta types or adding/subtracting an ingredient. The food is above-average - some great dishes and some average. Pasta could be more al dente, red sauces a bit less sweet. Castello’s delivers a consistent experience and is a place we have added to our restaurant rotation.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- quietanonymousVIPDined on 11/5/2014we went on a wed night around 8pm, only a couple people there so the waiter was attentive, food was pretty good and reasonable prices, would recommend.
- Always excellentLove2eatDined on 10/26/2014We keep going back time after time. I really like the food, the service and and the people there. My kids love it as well.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful food, excellent serviceWeekenderDined on 10/25/2014We had the veal saltimboca and the wild mushroom ravioli. Both were very good and I can't say enough about the high level of service provided. The staff is highly professional and take pride in what they do. We shared the ricotta cheesecake for dessert and it was light and delicious, would recommend this highly. The only disappointment was they were out of the bottle of wine we wanted to order. We decided to go with a glass of the house wine instead which was still a decent quality.Special Features:
- Great as usual!!GeorgeDVIPDined on 10/10/2014Castello's is one of my wife's and mine favorite restaurants in the Danbury area. The food is always wonderful and the service is impeccable.Special Features:
- Wow! Delicious!GoBurghVIPDined on 9/30/2014We had a wonderful meal at Castello's. Food was delicious, and the service was outstanding. This place just really impressed: quality ingredients, good portion sizes, and the limoncello was a perfect way to cap off a great meal. We will be back!Special Features:
- never disappointedBubblesVIPDined on 9/20/2014you know when you find a restaurant tha'ts a gem....this is it! Food consistently wonderful...service efficient without being overbearing...staff friendly..warm and welcoming. You wont be disappointed if you go!Special Features:
- ristorante in a small Italian townPSPSVIPDined on 9/19/2014Disregard the location. It Castello is a first rate authentuc Italian dining experience. You will feel like you are in the dining room of a snall, family run hotel in Italy. Sauces are all home made and delicious. Abd if you have never had a "real" Caesar salad, this is the place. Made at rableside, the fresh ingredients far surpass anything one coukd ever get in a bottle. Make sure to keep toom gor the house- made desserts. The family takes pride in this restaurant. Sit back and enjoy s fine meal!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Overall good - one bad experienceJohnBVIPDined on 9/13/2014While overall the service was and food was good, it was not exceptional. In addition, one diner at our table was served undercooked tuna and the had to wait too long for her food while others ate their meals, being served almost after all others had finished. The food was then served over cooked. This was our second time dining at this restaurant and we may look elsewhere next time in the area.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Special occasionOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 9/6/2014We searched for best restaurants in the area and Castellos came up each time. Reviews were right great restaurant. Food and service excellent. Very professional and catering. Will definitely go back again. Prices were as expected for nice restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice jobhard2pleaseDined on 8/23/2014Fresh food nicely prepared. Not rushed and excellent service. Made for a very enjoyable evening. Even the background music was a good selection.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Family Owned Delicious ItalianBarry09VIPDined on 8/8/2014Very good service with excellent food . Wife had Branzino deboned table side I had chicken Costello Both excellent . Only problem was the night was very warm + so was temperature inside restaurantSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delightful findeaterouterVIPDined on 7/30/2014We recently found out about Castello when we dined at a sister restaurant in Mamaraneck, NY...Il Castello. Danbury is closer to home so we tried the restaurant and were very pleased. Service was wonderful, and the ambiance was very nice. Food was very good - the fresh oyster appetizer was delicious - fresh and very ample. The main courses were also delicious. We are looking forward to a return visit very soon. One suggestion - it would be helpful if customers were informed that there is a way into the restaurant without climbing stairs. I was not aware of this until we left, and wondered how handicapped people enter the restaurant. Otherwise, a great evening.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 115 reviews are from the Castello reviews archive.
- Great service, lovely rooms.LICDinerDined on 7/13/2014Found ourselves in Danbury on a Sunday evening. Castello made a perfect end to a lovely weekend of visiting regional art museums and friends. The food was very good, the building itself was quite special but it was the owner's family that put it over the top. Attentive and engaging because they love what they do and what they have to offer. Highly recommended.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fine Family Run ResturantLUV2EATOUTDined on 6/28/2014When you climb the stairs you enter a very nice restaurant run by a family that is very interested in providing a complete dining experience from beginning to end. The couple we were dining with was seated at the bar. A server picked up their drinks and escorted us to our table which was representative of the great service we received all evening. The food was excellent, timed very well and at no time did we feel rushed or did we feel like we waited too long for a course. In my experience this is the sign of good coordination between the wait staff and the kitchen. The portions were moderate, yet filling and as we eat often at Italian Restaurants, we can simply say that the food served here was top notch in flavor !Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIPDined on 6/20/2014The positive reviews posted on open table were all on the mark. Excellent food. The Branzino was the best I have had - it was like Dover Sole.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- very good food and serviceBillDined on 6/14/2014This is our 4th time here and every time the service is great and the food, especially the table side branzino, is super.Special Features:
- Pleasent surpriseFoodlover40VIPDined on 6/11/2014Went to a golf school in Carmel NY so we stayed in Danbury Ct. Had no idea where to eat so I went on Opentable. This restaurant looked interesting plus they were giving 1000 pts for dine on Wed night! It was GREAT. Most wonderful service. Food was great. I tried two specials, a arugula ,avacado and hearts of Palm salad and for main course , a Bronzino deboned in front of me! Mmmmm. My husband had a linguini with white clam sauce. The sauce was delicious and the pasta was perfectly cooked , al dente. While we were having our coffees, the owner graciously offered us an after-dinner drink on the house. I don't live close enough to frequent this place often..but I wish I did!Special Features:
- MaPaVIPDined on 6/7/2014Very pleasant---food was good, but not excellent---nice staff. Not many people there---but that made for a quiet, attentive dinner.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 6/7/2014Very enjoyable night out with my husband! Our waiter, Nori recommended we try the branzino, and we were pleased...delicious!!!! See you soon!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- JByrdiefromNantucket1Dined on 5/20/2014Great food, great for parties. Prices are good, not too expensive..... Staff was very attentive to us & we had a group of 6 ladies. Had a great time.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great find!!!dentaldanVIPDined on 5/17/2014Delicious italian at a fair price. The marinara sauce that came with the fried calamari was the best I had outside of Brooklyn. Will definitely go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A findDavekDined on 5/16/2014Had not been to this restaurant for a few years. Turns out I should have been going far more often. Food was very good, service was excellent, and the tableside service (salad and deboning of fish) was a real treat.Special Features:
- Castellotkc5Dined on 4/11/2014In the area for a wedding. Gave it a shot based on OT Reviews. Wow! Food was top shelf down to the veggies. Caesar prepared at table side was one of the best we have ever had. Entrees were perfectly prepared. Service was friendly and largely family-owner dominated. Try it. You'll love it!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Our overall experience hereJlmnDined on 3/28/2014Our overall experience here was great. The attention of the staff was outstanding. Although it was a young staff there attention to detail, knowledge, and service was outstanding. The food was pretty good as well, not great but very edible. The deserts were outstanding. The charm and decor of the restaurant made it very comfortable and warm. We would definitely suggest this place to family and friends and will dine there again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- perfectluannVIPDined on 3/22/2014We were looking for a mid-point rendezvous with friends who live about two hours away. I looked on Open Table for restaurants in Danbury and Castello looked good. We were so happy, that we've decided to come back and make it our meeting and dinner point regularly! It was terrific!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Just like family!OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/16/2014Our expierence at Castello was fantastic! From the moment we walked in to the moment we left we felt like we were apart of the family. You can't the personable service that you get here, anywhere else in the area. Besides the service being phenomenal the food was delicious! Fillet stuffed with crab meat was my favorite!! Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in the area. Great food, great service & reasonably priced for the quality you get here!Special Features:
- Very enjoyableDinner42Dined on 2/21/2014The special menu of the evening was incredible. However, it would have been better to have it printed out as there were so many selections. And the check came as a bit of a surprise since, with tip, we crossed the $200 line. But in all fairness, we enjoyed apps, salad, entrees, dessert and cocktails for this special birthday. Very nice evening. Staff and service superb.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The food at Castello is outstandingBarryDined on 1/14/2014The food at Castello is outstanding. I don't think I have had better pasta anywhere. It was simply perfect. I would recommend it to anyone.Special Features:
- I was unfamiliar with DanburyPeteDined on 1/8/2014I was unfamiliar with Danbury and chose this spot based on other OpenTable reviews. It exceeded my expectations with excellent service, fantastic Branzina, and an unrushed pace for the meal. Awesome cannolis as well....Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Meal like in ItalyOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 1/4/2014From the appetizers to the dessert, everything was phenomenal. Very pleased with our choice! Will be back soon.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Holiday DinnerWinemakerVIPDined on 12/29/2013I had a nice dinner with my family and kids. The staff were very nice and attentive. The food is always tasty and everyone at the table enjoyed themselves. The oso bucco and the sole were good. It was raining hard, so the overhead parking was helpful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Bravo CastelloOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 12/27/2013My party of 3 enjoyed our experience at this Danbury gem. We all had the Cesar salad made table side and we agreed that it was one of the best things we've ever eaten. Very satisfied with our choices of main course, veal chop special, branzino and wild mushroom ravioli. Servers were very polite and mindful. Can't wait for our next experience!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Bit Like HomeIbervilleDined on 11/17/2013Having grown up in New Orleans I'm used to eating at some of the world’s best restaurants. At Castello, the atmosphere is like a quaint villa in a small but well heeled town. The service is very pleasant and friendly and makes one feel right at home. The Menu has a great selection without reading like a book. The food is prepared with passion and just the right amount of flavor. Everything is made fresh. Order the Caesar salad for two if you want a treat. All in all, one of the best dining experiences to be found anywhere in Danbury. Warning: There are Italian restaurants that claim to be the best in the Tri-State area. You might want to test that claim by visiting Castello. I’m positive you’ll find a new Gem of Italian food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- It was truly our pleasure!stephanieTDined on 10/26/2013Great place, with fabulous food & fantastic service that matches it all. We adore this place! We loved it our first time, and we love it just as much this time around. Hands down the best cesar salad I've ever had. If you're looking for real Italian food & experience-this is the place.Special Features:
- It was so cold we had a hardDonerite1Dined on 10/26/2013It was so cold we had a hard time getting through the meal. Waiter could not get the r.ight bottle of wine , did not pay much attention. Pasta was very good but not so much for the rest.Special Features:
- Consistently excellentStivVIPDined on 10/19/2013The experience dining at castello is always a pleasure with the tremendous service and accommodation .. The branzini fish is outstanding alone with ceaser salad . We always lock forward to next visit .Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- delightful eveningstephanieTDined on 10/19/2013Castello is always one of the few places that we look forward to dining at. Whether it be a special occasion, or just a date night. The clams with linguine are a true delight, as is the chicken Castello. The espresso martini—a sip of heaven, great way to end a long week of work. We always leave here feeling impressed with our experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Worth itJohnDDined on 10/19/2013the attention to detail is superb. We love this place because they take their time with each of their guests. while making our table side cesar salad, our waiter was a comedian, kept us laughing as he was making the salad, which was delicious all 5 plates were wiped clean. Our main courses were just as good, maybe even better. its rare that you find a restaurant that offers services like Castello in the Danbury area so make this place a must go!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.