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Il Castello
Il Castello

Il Castello Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://ilcastellomenu.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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food is always great here. Service is also always top notch."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food great and the service excellent can wait to go back"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food is always great. The soft shell crabs were outstanding. We were 4 people all shaving different items, all war excellent."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "FABULOUS FOOD! ATTENTIVE SERVICE! JUST GO AND ENJOY!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The staff is so attentive. The food was delicious very fresh and flavorful. A must for foodies."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food and staff are wonderful. They are under the tutelage of Lenny who is the owner as well as host."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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. "
    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."
    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. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • ""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!" "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This is a neighborhood gem. We always enjoy our dinner here and the staff is attentive and pleasant."
    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!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great find. Great food ( outstanding Octopus ). Inviting ambiance. The only thing better than the food was the service. OUTSTANDING !!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Wait staff extremely friendly and polite! Great experience!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Do not miss this wonderful dinning experience, from fantastic service to fresh made entrees..a real find!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Because of a family emergency, we found ourselves having to be in White Plains for a period of time and not knowing where to eat and located Il Castello on OpenTable. ""La cucina", the cooking is superb and consistent. We've eaten at Il Castello four time over two weeks and the quality of the cooking, the combinations of tastes and flavors are excellent ... as is the wine list. The staff is extremely friendly, caring, and attentive. We look forward to out next visit and being greeted with, "Welcome i signori" ... It is very worth a visit!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Had a wonderful lunch with the girls. Food was fresh and delicious and the service was wonderful. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "the fish is always delicious at il Castello as is all the food. Everyone's dinner was great. All the seafood was fresh, Il Castello its a favorite for us to go to with family and friends. I highly recommend that you go...."
    Dined on 3/22/2014