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Il Castello
Il Castello

Il Castello Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://ilcastellomenu.com
  • Email: lennyilc@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (914) 777-2200
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday -Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Pre-Fixed Menu With Open Options of your choice
  • Private Party Contact: Lenny (914) 777-2200

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waverly Ave
  • Public Transit: Metro north
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free valet parking
A word from Il Castello
New York Times Review. (10/23, 2010 by M. H. Reed) WORTH IT! "Rediscovering the Art of Classic Details - Diners missing the serenity and Old World details once offered at the county’s high-end restaurants, many of which are now defunct, can rediscover some of those niceties at Il Castello."
r> Zagat Survey 2011/2012: Food: 24, Decor: 19, Service: 25. This tiny jewel of a place in Mamaroneck, NY packs a big punch with delicious Northern Italian delicacies and an excellent wine list delivered via an impeccable staff. Rich wood, chandeliers and civil sound levels provide an impress-a-date setting at a cost that is not that expensive for the neighborhood. It is recognized for excellence and one of the best Italian restaurants in Mamaroneck.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Things were quiet the day before Easter so we had fantastic service. This place really knows how to cook traditional Italian dishes. The special of the day-a pasta with seafood- was wonderful. The chicken scarpariello had just the right amount of heat. A good place to go in Mamaroneck!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The server read a long list of specials - would have preferred them in writing, because after he read them to us he read them to people at tables on both sides of us and the seating is cozy. Plus the list was so long we couldn't remember the details. Despite an entrance with two doors that create a vestibule both doors were open and it was a chilly night. Some of us were unhappy with the draft. Staff were semi responsive to request to keep at least one of the doors closed when people weren't coming in or out. This was our first time at the restaurant because we usually eat with a relative who needs a level entry. This entry had three steps. Surprised and disappointed to find no handicap entrance."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We always enjoy our time at Il Castello. The food is excellent and the wait staff amiable. It is one of our favorite places to eat!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Always a treat to go to this restaurant. I drive 35 miles to eat here so that says it all."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Il Castillo has become our favorite place to meet friends from New York, as it's halfway between our Connecticut home and queens. We chose it because of location, but have chosen to return again and again because the service, food, and ambience are suburb. Fun, efficient, delicious, and accommodating. Reservations made via open table always met on time. The wait staff navigates the small space like they have all the room in the world. The owners, servers, and bar staff are a well oiled team that always make toy feel welcome, and the food is spectacular."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "For consistently top-notch service and food, it is hard to beat Il Castello. As a special appetizer, the artichoke was cooked perfectly and a real treat. Veal with three kinds of mushrooms was excellent. The branzino is always superb. Service is professional, attentive but not intrusive, and conveys a sense of warmth and friendliness. Portions are generous, and the price is fair. We have dined here several times in the last two years and never been disappointed. Our only regret is that we waited so long to return. We plan to be back soon."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinner, as usual, at this lovely restaurant. Service is probably better than at any 5 star place. Husband said grilled octopus appetizer was delicious as was duck special. Best dessert, cannolis. Somewhat disappointed in fresh strawberries for dessert - not the sweetest, and a minimal portion."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Very good food, serivce & atmosphere. Waiters very friendly & all around a excellent restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Had terrific service as well as the food during Restaurant Week specials. Would definitely go back another time to try the full menu!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Il Costello was more than expected. Small but lovely gem in Mamaroneck on a busy street. The Hudson Valley Restaurant menu offered has many options. Service was excellent. Valet parking is a plus although metered parking is available across the street. Would definitely revisit the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Wonderful food and outstanding service I never went here before and I was made to feel like a regular. Tortellini I have been dreaming about since my visit."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I was really looking forward to fresh pasta that was cooked properly. Sad to say it was a little 'limp'."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I've been to Il Castello 6-7 times in the last 6 months and the experience has been great each time.. Have been weekends prime time, week nights on the later side, with reservations, and sometimes as a last minute drop in. The people could not be more accommodating, and they each take an obvious pride in their food and restaurant. Nice and reasonably priced wine list with good choices at different prices. Specials are always changing and I have enjoyed every one I've tried. Pastas perfectly al dente. Seafood excellent, whether a whole fish (they'll debone for you) or a fillet. Try the Caesar salad for 2 - especially good when prepared at the table for you. One of my 2 favorite places to eat in Mamaroneck!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The place is so small. They catered to their regular customers. Food was so so. Too expensive for food I could get anywhere else."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I Went there on Saturday evening with a party of 10. The Food is outstanding! Definitely will be back. Great Atmosphere and very attentive staff."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Was very impressed on my recent visit. The servers and staff were very accomodating and responsive to our food allergy needs. Also they allowed us to bring our own birthday cake and served it. Everyone commented how great the food was and how quality everything was."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were a table of six. Food was outstanding and service even better! Had a wonderful Birthday dinner."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "A bit pricey for a local meal but very good food and warm personalized superior service."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Excellent food, service,and ambience Happy i am so close"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We are always treat like we are the only quests in the restaurant . Our special table and wine make the evening elegant . After dinner drinks on the house always add to the exemplary treatment ."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We had great good with wonderful, attentive service. Great spot."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "this is our second time here and it just feels great to get excellent service from start to finish. It is a very small restaurant. It is not a usual place for kids but We come with ours and they ge treated with respent and attention. All pastas we have tried are great and the deserts too. It is a bit pricey but frankly, when you get superb service you don't really mind. We will definately recommend and come back!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Consistently good food and service. We go on a regular basis because of those two things and they treat all of the customers like VIP's."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "From the Valet who greeted us graciously opening both doors , to a warm greeting as we entered the restaurant taking our coats, to seating us at a quiet corner table as we requested . The service was impeccable , and the food delicious ! Wine list perfect ! Forget about the tiramisu ! So good ........ Followed by a on the house after dinner beverage ! A very special night and our first visit , that has made Il Castillo one of our "SPECIAL " list restaurant's ."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Overall - GREAT restaurant - poor bar area though...can't even get a drink at the bar before dinner..."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Don't you it when you just find the perfect restaurant? Me to! That's what happened when I dined at sapori! Everyone there was friendly and you could tell that they all enjoyed what they're doing. The service was great and the food came at a fashionable time and was cooked great! This is the first time I dined here but it definitely will not be the last!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Il Castello was a treat. Great food and great service!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Eat here on a regular basis and have not been disappointed. Specials add to a wonderful variety to an already diversifies and delicious menu."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "It was surprising that despite the Christmas day holiday, there were several bus boys and waiters to provide very attentive service. All were very accomodating because restaurant was crowded, and there was a short wait to be seated and then served. Many patrons were regulars, so it was apparent that Il Castello has repeat customers."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Fantastic first experience! The reviews I read were right on! Everything was first rate; great service; great food. Will definitely be back even though it is a 30 minute ride for us. Though it is small I loved the energy. Very clear that they have a very loyal following. I overheard two parties make future reservations on their way out. That says alot."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This was the first time we ate at Il Castello and it won't be the last. Everything about this restaurant makes it a wonderful place to have lunch or dinner, be it a special occasion. The food came out hot and delicious. Don't miss this gem of a restaurant."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Found restaurant by chance and based on its affiliation with Alba Restaurant decided to give it a go. Arrived 15 minutes before reservation but we were seated in less than 5 minutes. Tables are a little crowded, but afford adequate space. Obvious extra holiday staff provided friendly if less than professional service. Our waiter left a special off of his description of specials and I was brought the wrong dinner. Nevertheless, the food was excellent. Given the holiday rush, I will gladly give the restaurant another chance during regular business conditions. Fee Valet parking is a nice touch"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We were a group of four people that went out to dine on December 20. We started with caesar salads and soup then some of us ordered their signature dishes. The food was good but portions were very small. After dinner we also ordered capuchinos, espresso and biscottis but the biscottis were stale. We called the owner to tell him about the portions and he was very annoyed and said that all his customers get the same portion and walked away."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We had a wonderful dinner with family on Saturday night. We were treated like family from Lenny and his staff. The food was fantastic and we will come to see him again and again. Thank you for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Very good. Will definately be back and will recommend to others"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Excellent food prepared from perfect ingredients .the management and waiters create an atmosphere were every guest is appreciated and taken good care of . No one is forgotten . Despite the restaurant being completely full ... Excellent staff training and high morale pays off! We loved the food ..sardines , clams, salads .branzino,sole,veal artichokes ,every dish woos perfect . Highly recommended this mamaroneck faintest gem !!!!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "From the appetizer to the desserts everything was excellent"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Sure, maybe it was the company, but it seems that everything was superb. It goes without saying that the food and service were outstanding. The atmosphere was very pleasant, we were never rushed, and the choices on the menu were quite ample. The restaurant is easy to find, just off the turnpike, and for us although not in the neighborhood, our first thought getting up from the table was we had to return very soon."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "I have been eating at il castello regularly and haver had anything bot a wonderful meal. I was there to celebrate my birthday with my friends and family. We all loved our dining experience !"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We are never disappointed when dining at Il Castillo. Everything is delicious, and service is wonderful and gracious."
    Dined on 11/17/2013