Il Castello
Il Castello

Il Castello

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://ilcastellomenu.com/
  • Phone: 9147772200
  • 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 9147772200

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."

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Il Castello reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (49)fit for foodies (30)special occasion (25)romantic (15)good for groups (13)notable wine list (12)great for lunch (9)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (6)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • very satisfied foodie
    nyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    If anyone says that the food was just ok or overpriced, I can promise they are people who don't get out much. Everything we had was exceptional. The reviews I read about the quality of the food and the service of the staff was on part or better than some of the best and most expensive restaurants in NYC. The quality of the food was many times more than the cost. Anyone complaining about the prices have to be those type of people who complain about everything in life. I promise you, this place is on the top of my list to share with my friends and family. Really, really loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ZEKE3350VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants, the food is consistently great and the service is impeccable under the watchful supervision of its manager, Leo. Here the specials are special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • favola43
    favola43
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is the best restaurant around. The food is perfect and the service is great. It is open for lunch & dinner and either time you will get the best food ever. Il Castello is our favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed feelings
    Vera
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We went on a Tuesday eve at 7pm. Nice to see a place that crowded but it was very noisy. Disappointed with my entree, which BTW took about 50 minutes to arrive - starving!! I had the Vitello Castello - it had 3 small pieces of very thinly pounded veal with one tiny shrimp cut into two pieces. It tasted good but I think for the price of the entree they could have spares a couple two-three more of the pint sized shrimp. The hazelnut and chocolate Gelato were very good but could have shared one, that was a very generous serving. The waiters were exceptional - upbeat and friendly.
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  • Best Italian in Westchester
    Food4thoughts
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A well kept secret of Mamaroneck, Il Castello serves THE BEST Italian food in Westchester County and I'd confidently go as far as to say the best in all of NY. If you are looking to eat in Mama's kitchen but with service like you are staying at the Ritz Carlton, you have come to the right place! Serving authentic Italian cuisine with nothing but the best and freshest ingredients, you will never be disappointed with a meal. Most of the time you won't even have to open the menu because of their ever evolving and creative specials. Lenny and his loyal staff headed by Leo, Tony, & Johnny go above and beyond to deliver 5 star service with their attentiveness, impeccable attention to detail, and professionalism. Here, you are always family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BackfromgreeceVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Too much raw garlic in a number of dishes. The fish was not good.
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  • Yummy
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We love the restaurant. The food is great as is the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in neighborhood
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food is always well prepared. The service makes the meal fun. From Lenny the owner, host,John,Tony, Leo, Sean and Ruben they all help making it a place that you want to return to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service and hospitality
    Grumpy1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I've been coming here for years, mostly for lunch. I can't really pinpoint my most recent dinner other than a little underwhelming considering the bill.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trumpeter
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was outstanding, food was excellent and the setting was very pleasant
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very accommodating
    Mama
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    One person in our party of 4 had dietary restrictions and the waiter went out of his way to insure she'd be pleased with her food. Food was good but the table of 6 sitting next to us was so incredibly loud that it took away from the total dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food is always great here. Service is also always top notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KK2FF
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Have eaten at Il Castello several times and have never been disappointed with the food. Usually very busy, so it's a little loud. Valet parking makes it convenient since there isn't much parking in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food is excellent and very consistent as is the service. They allow you time between courses and always have a long list of specials. One of our favorites.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LIZBETHVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food great and the service excellent can wait to go back
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food is always great. The soft shell crabs were outstanding. We were 4 people all shaving different items, all war excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    Randye
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We have dined at Il Castello at least 5 times now, and every single time we are thrilled with the service, food, ambiance, and how downright welcome we feel. While it is elegant and classic, they somehow also make you feel like family. Flawless service, interesting and scrumptious specials, and always a smile and recognition when you arrive. We have been there when it is crowded, and now also when relatively quiet (holiday weekend). It has become our go-to place to meet friends from NYC (we live in Connecticut) and it will remain so. Gracious, delicious, warm.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    phyllisVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    From the minute you walk in the door you feel the warmth of Il Costello. The owner, Lenny, always has an especially kind greeting for his guests. The service is excellent, the food is excellent - every time!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find
    Jsmad
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I was looking for a restaurant in Mamaroneck to dine at before going to an event, and was more than pleasantly surprised with Il Castello. All the food was delicious, and the service could not have been better. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice dinner out, with great food and quiet atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy in Harrison
    LunchLady
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    FABULOUS FOOD! ATTENTIVE SERVICE! JUST GO AND ENJOY!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We opted for outside dining
    LadydiVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The weather was perfect and they asked us to sit outside and have our glass of wine since our table wasn't ready! We decided it was so nice outside to eat dinner there as well. They were very accommodating. Food was delicious and three of the four of us had fish specials. Very happy with presentation and taste but the dinner was very pricy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • lovetoeat601VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The staff is so attentive. The food was delicious very fresh and flavorful. A must for foodies.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must Try
    Alwaysintrouble
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A fine dining establishment. I took my Mom and Wife for dinner and the food and service were terrific. I will be returning and recommending this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous food
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food and staff are wonderful. They are under the tutelage of Lenny who is the owner as well as host.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day
    mrdsVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My family recently celebrated Father's Day at Il Castello. Our 11 month old grandson was present. The wait staff and the maitre d' were very welcoming and understanding of our grandson's messy eating habits. More important, however, our grandson LOVED his meal. By himself, he ate 3 large ravioli with relish and enthusiasm. We had a delightful meal!!!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Timer Will Become a Regular
    FirstTimer
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The food was delicious and plentiful. The wait staff was excellent and attentive to every need. Will definitely frequent this restaurant on a regular basis since we dine out often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is excellent
    Ronnie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I love the family feel of this neighborhood restaurant. The staff is super friendly and make you feel right at home. I have been there four times and every dish I have tried has been delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvdiningVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Waiters and owner are very hospitable, they remember your favorite drink and food. No waiting to have your order taken. Food is specially made on request. Food is upscale and fantastic.
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    good for groups, romantic
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  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I came here for lunch with a colleague of mind for the first time, and what a find! I enjoyed a salmon special which was cooked to perfection, the service was very attentive and quick. Not to mention we me the owner who works as a server himself, how humbling ! We will definitely be back here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The number of times I've been to this restaurant is the best measure of my experience. The food and service are always excellent. My wife almost always has the Bronzino --the freshest whole fish is meticulously filleted tableside. I have tried many things on the menu and have never been disappointed. I particularly love the seafood salad appetizer which I usually start with.
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  • Vincent Zeccolaa
    ZEKE3350VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    THE HALLMARK OF A TRULY GREAT RESTAURANT IS MAINTAINING CONSISTANCY IN THE PREPARATION OF DISHES AUGUMENTED BY SUPERIOR LEVELS OF SERVICE. IL CASTELLO CONTINUES TO BE IN THE TOP TIER OF RESTAURANTS IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY.FROM THEIR TRADEMARK TABLESIDE BRONZINO TO THEIR FRESHLY MADE PASTA ONE IS NEVER DISAPPOINED. WE HAD OUR FIRST MEAL TWO YEARS AGO AND HAVE BEEN A REGULAR EVERSINCE. IN FACT LENNY THE OWNER'S GENIAL PERSONALITY MAKES EVERY CUSTOMER FEEL LIKE A REGULAR. HIS STAFF OF SERVERS HEADED BY LEO AND JONNY ARE POLITE AND ATTENTATIVE. RECENTLY I REQUESTED A DISH OF MY DESIGN THAT WAS NOT ON THE MENU; SPAGETTI WITH GARLIC AND OIL WITH SPINACH, HOT RED PEPPERS AND CHOPPED GRILLED SHRIMP WAS SUPERB.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Delicious food
    John
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    "The food and service is always very good at il Castello . You are greated warmly and treated very nicely throughout your visit. The food is always really good. It's a very cozy restaurant, too!"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Jackie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is a neighborhood gem. We always enjoy our dinner here and the staff is attentive and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best!
    NotEasyToPleaseVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Il Castello gives a whole new meaning to the concept of "Yummy!" It has become our favorite restaurant. We have to drive over an hour to get there, and we still can't keep away. Host Lenny and his staff are as superb as the food and the wine list, and that's really saying something. Don't miss this remarkable restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great find. Great food ( outstanding Octopus ). Inviting ambiance. The only thing better than the food was the service. OUTSTANDING !!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • No longer a go to spot for us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was a favorite for us, but not any longer. The service was terrible, the wait unpleasant. There is no place to wait in this small space, and they clearly overbook. This is unfortunate as the food is delicious.
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  • service was the only problem
    opentableaddictVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was good, but the service wasn't. The host was great, got us seated fast, we were a larger table. But then we were almost forgotten. hen it took forever to get out orders in. Our waiter seemed frazzled all night. It was busy. It was noisy and our waiter had a very soft voice and couldn't speak louder so we missed 1/2 the specials. The food was good. The branzino expecially was good. the salads could use more seasoning, and the fact that it took 10 minutes for the waiter to return with pepper didn't help. Otherwise, if you are in the area and need decent food and not a chain restaurant, not a bad choice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a wonderful brunch this past Sunday...food was great and the service was fantastic....they couldn't do enough for us!! They were great and I would highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • yummy!
    aimles1
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food was excellent. Wait staff extremely friendly and polite! Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Must
    LuvfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Do not miss this wonderful dinning experience, from fantastic service to fresh made entrees..a real find!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 298 reviews are from the Il Castello reviews archive.