Pistachio Grille
Pistachio Grille

Pistachio Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thepistachiogrille.com/
  • Phone: (215) 643-7400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm,

    Sunday: 8:00am - 1:00pm;

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Chef Raymond Mosscardelli
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Norristown Rd
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking available.
A word from Pistachio Grille
Welcome to The Pistachio Grille, where nuevo world cuisine meets the relaxed environment of this intimate BYOB. Enjoy our attractive ambiance as Ray Moscardelli, chef and owner, serves up the freshest of fish, seafood, and gourmet cuts of meat that he hand-picks himself daily. All of our delicious meals are made to order.
Chef Moscardelli, a graduate of the prestigious Johnson and Wales Culinary Institute, designs his menus to cater to the distinguished palate. Reservations are highly recommended, especially on weekends. A full catering menu is also available upon request. All major credit cards are accepted. BYOB.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Pistachio Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)fit for foodies (15)special occasion (9)good for groups (5)romantic (5)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • little disappointed
    crphillyVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Waitress came up and told us all the things they were out, at 8PM. Calamari was supposed to be "hot and spicy" but was bland with almost a sweet coating. Duck "breast" was 3 medium pieces and 1 small end piece. Gnocci with bolognese sauce was good, and quite large. Cappucino was tastless, and the key lime tart was super sugary and heavy. It's ok, but nothing to rave about. Several people left because after waiting 20 minutes or more their table still wasn't ready, and they had reservations.
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  • There is nothing more to say
    Effortless
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    There is nothing more to say that the questions didn't cover. On line reservations to dessert this was a memorable experience!! Thanks
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They rushed our salad course
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    They rushed our salad course to deliver our dinner.
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  • Happy Valentine's
    James
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Good romantic night with the wife. We would go back
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service recovery
    LowergwyneddfamilyVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Found a bit of sharp plastic in my salad (after starting to chew it). After notifying our waiter, he was very apologetic. The service recovery was excellent. Our food was great...Veal Scallopini (for me) and Veal Medallions (for my wife)...was very tasty. The wait staff was attentive, but not overbearing...especially impressive given that this was a busy Saturday night. The bread and pepper (that the staff makes sure are never empty) remind me of eating at my grandparents in South Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually good, but not tonight
    skardmVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Was this an off night or is the chef and service now changed?? Had lunch here last week and loved it. Tonight, the food was not as good. That was also negatively affected by the servers clearing all the unused tables starting before 7 PM. I guess they decided no one else was coming that night. Therefore there was the clanging of silverware and dish collection for most of our meal. The atmosphere changed from pretty table settings to nothing on tables. The movement of the servers clearing was a distraction. We were eating instead of dining.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local BYOB had an off night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The menu options: awesome. Dinner - ok. Dessert -disappointment. Ex: I split a spinach salad with figs & goat cheese. Dressing on the side, maybe it would have tasted better if tossed with dressing. Short ribs were the winner. My friend complained her ahi tuna sauce was 2 spicy and $31 to expensive. Another friend didn't love her lobster risotto. Another friend had gnocchis , which would have been a good side dish but not an entree. The dessert tray looked very enticing. The choc. soufflé honestly was the worst one I had ever had. The key lime pie wasn't tart, the brownie w/ ice cream was fine. The winner was a cobbler with berries, served warm with ice cream. I will go back. I have been there before and the meals were much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We have dined here several times and have never been disappointed. Service is consistently excellent as is the food. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, only a few mis-steps
    TMcNerney
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    I met a friend for dinner on a Wednesday night at Pistachio Grille. The appetizers were great as always...I have been there 5 times and the calamari does not disappoint. However, I ordered a chicken dish that was a little disjointed. The tarragon mushroom sauce over the chicken was excellent however the addition of out of season mealy tomatoes to the sauce almost ruined it. My friend ordered the wedge salad and said it was great. The dessert of peanut butter pie was excellent however the key lime pie was bland, most of the flavor was in the crust. All & all it is still one of my favorite places to go, however I will know to stick with the crab cakes, no chicken dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a gem
    konariffic
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    This was a second visit to Pistachio Grill in the past few months. It is still excellent. Promptly seated. We did have a reservation. Portions are more than adequate with excellent variety. Purposely left room for dessert and was not disappointed. The key lime tart was zingy and creamy. The waitress was a delight.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local restaurant
    MeRoVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Always great food. Very accommodating for food needs.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place to have a Decent Meal
    RysdesVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    The fried goat cheese salad was delicious. My swordfish was a little over done. But it's still good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    LowergwyneddfamilyVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Very good preparation of food. Beware the specialities which have a high price tag.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delish
    pickyeater
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    the food was delicious the presentation terrific.... the server ( young woman) was the best server we ever had there...sometimes the male servers they use are not very accomodating....this server was attentive friendly informed....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    gene
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    appetizer of ahi tuna ($16) was excellent...........entrees of duck and fried oysters ($28 each) were just ok..........that's all we had and bill was $88 including tax/tip.......overpriced for what they offered
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  • No Latte Zone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    The appetizers were good. The main courses were adequate, but not memorable flavors. No one refilled our water during the course of the meal. I asked for more bread and was brought bread after asking twice and had to ask for butter. The busboy took away my knife and bread plate and did not replace them, but did bring the bread. The portions were generous, so we asked to have the remainder packed up. The leftovers were never brought to us. Desserts looked mediocre, so we ordered 2 lattes. The lattes looked and tasted like dishwater with foam on top. I did not taste any coffee in the cup. Would not return, there are two many new restaurants to try. For a $70 meal, I expect better service and flavorful entrees.
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  • Pistashio Grille a favorite
    Epark
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    We have been back to the Grille on several occasions. The food is always outstanding. If you happen to get Victor as your waiter it's a huge plus because he's an excellent server that adds so much to the experience. We enjoy the "real" wine glasses that are often overlooked when dining at a BYOB. Looking forward to the next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch At Pistachio Grille
    Madamgaga
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Lunch at Pistachio Grille was nice, quaint, and the food was good. I like the ambience for dinner better than lunch. Very nice venue. Very good food. Very good staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    abcdVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    It's been several years since we've been back here for a meal (I don't know why) and I'm so glad we returned. So many menu choices! Entrees are so large we ended up taking a doggie bag, enough for another meal and a half. Every thing was delicious. It's a byob in my neck of the woods and we'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Fantastic meal...great service... Although you wouldn't know from the outside, Pistashio Grille is a wonderful BYOB in Maple Glen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    My only problem was I forgot to notice that it was a BYO. No problem, great wine store across the street. The short ribs/risotto were absolutely fabulous and when the waiter suggests the key lime tart, even though you weren't planning on it, take it. Great place. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable birthday evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    From the attentive and friendly waiter, to the tasty meal, to the special birthday dessert with candle, the evening was a delight. Would highly recommend them to friends and family. Will definitely return, as the atmosphere was comfortable, the dinner was delicious and attractively presented, the portion hearty and appealing, and the service excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bait and Switch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    The shock of seeing the bill put a damper on the entire experience!!! Ordered specials which we figured would be somewhat in the price range of items on the regular menu. They weren't; they were double the price. When there's that significant a difference it should be noted by the waiter/waitress and it wasn't. Outrageously priced!! Won't ever go back. Not a good experience when you feel like you've been had.
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  • Our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    The pistachio grille has become one our favorite restaurants we have introduced several people to this gem great food nice atmosphere and great service
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pistachio for fathers day
    Our27th
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    good brunch menu , good service, comfortable setting. excellent local restaurant., convenient with good menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great variety
    LVdiner
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Food is very well prepared and fresh. They have a great variety of choices of cuisine which enables you to bing a grop of varying tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • we've had many many many wonderful
    247foodieVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    we've had many many many wonderful meals here. however we booked a table for lunch, celebrating father's day a week early, and the wait staff left early, the lights were dim...and when someone from the kitchen answered the door he politely told us that they had closed early. hmmm.... the manager Victor? called me, as per my request, and suggested that we should mention his name the next time we book a reservation -- not sure what this means, but perhaps he'll do a good deed since the restaurant blew our father's day celebration. this has never happened here before, so hopefully it's a one time event. we will never book breakfast/early lunch here again though. only dinners when we're sure someone will be there....
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  • Fantastic Food & Service
    TMcNerney
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    Delicious short ribs and risotto. Amazing appetizers! This is my fourth trip to Pistachio and it's a hidden gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    pmrthirdVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    Pistachio Grille has been recommended by few neighbors and its a BYOB! Went for first time and found service outstanding despite being very busy! Thoroughly enjoyed food too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious & Delightful
    LadyJ
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    The staff & the food were both excellent! I had cioppino that had an excellent array of seafood followed by a piece of peanut butter pie that melted in my mouth .Looking forward to my next visit,SOON. Thekitchen was quite accommodating with a special request also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Pistachio Grill was an unexpected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    Pistachio Grill was an unexpected surprise. It is a BYOB with excellent food. The staff was friendly and helpful with the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were a little disappointed
    Rosej
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    We were a little disappointed they were out of so many of their entrees. The meals we had were very good but at least five main dishes were unavailable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    Kate2121
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    I stumbled across this restaurant and fell in love with it. The food was wonderful (Filet and Duck) and honestly a surprise. The menu online does not do it justice. Just walk in and try it. You'll find yourself wanting to come back too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • While I was told over the
    AllanVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    While I was told over the phone that Mother's Day would be somewhat of a brunch buffet with some specials - it turned out to be "just a regular brekfast menu" fare. There were some specials added but, IMHO, they did not highlight the occasion so to speak and I think we were lucky to grab the last of one of the dishes The place looked somewhat disorganized although it did get slightly better after some time has passed While we have been to Pistachio Grille before and enjoyed it a lot - this time they fell short of our expectations
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    scarlet
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We ate here on Mother's Day and the server was rude, got our order wrong and then blamed it on the kitchen. The food was cold, it seemed as if it had been precooked and then just reheated (pancakes, homefries). I expected more from this place based on the reviews. I will say that the decor is nice and the host was very nice too. I don't think I will go back though.
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  • We ordered specials that ended
    dlogs59VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We ordered specials that ended up being way over priced. Food was just OK nothing special and certainly not worth what we were charged. Waitress stranded us for twenty minutes waiting for check. Not looking forward to a return trip.
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  • Enjoyed dinner!
    Maryp
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Dinner was very enjoyable. It was an opportunity to try some new flavors.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Never fails to deliver a good meal
    Annette
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Pistachio Grille is one of our "go to" restaurants whenever we cannot decide where to go. The food is consistently good, service is friendly and available and better yet it is a BYOB. Portions are not large but are always tasty. No matter what you like, they have something on the menu for everyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Few Bumps in the Road
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    This was about my 4th time at Pistachio, and I have always loved it. This time there were some disappointments, but not enough to keep me from coming back. I decided I wanted duck, which I was informed they were out of, so I opted for two appetizers instead of an entrée. The first one I picked was oysters and they said they were not in season. That appetizer was listed on a small card that was an addendum to the menu, which I think should have been changed if not available. I ended up getting calamari, which was outstanding, and asparagus risotto, which was much too heavily salted. Luckily the appetizer special we got, goat cheese almondine and salad, was excellent. My companion's Chicken St. Mason was excellent, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    Phyllis
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Good food, good service and a nice place to have a romantic dinner or just get together with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic