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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Pistachio Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)fit for foodies (16)special occasion (10)good for groups (6)romantic (5)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • This was only our second time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    This was only our second time dining at Pistachio Grille. Both times we had a wonderful experience. I have recommended PG to all of my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Without Exception
    MHelman18
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    The food at Pistachio Grille was exceptional as always and the service was wonderful. Our waiter, Victor, was attentive, suggested several specials and added to our enjoyment of the meal. John, our server delivered our food as quickly as it was prepared in the kitchen. My wife and I have never been disappointed in either the appetizers, the entrees, or the scrumptious desserts and would heartily recommend this restaurant to all who appreciate wonderful food served by an excellent staff at a BYOB restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolute Hit! Will definitely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Absolute Hit! Will definitely be back and posted their website to my FB page to spread the word!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time and it was excellent.
    Kevintitze
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    First time and it was excellent. Will return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is terrific, a real find
    Triman1
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Food is terrific, a real find in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a a great BYOB find in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    What a a great BYOB find in Ambler! The food was fresh and fabulous. The server was outstanding. We will eat here again and so will our friends who dined with us. Pistachio Grille is a 'keeper'.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time to Pistachio Grille
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    Second time to Pistachio Grille and it was great just like the first time. They were out of what I was coming to eat so that was a bit of a bummer but my second option was good eats as well. Will def be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was the third visit for
    VivaldiVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    This was the third visit for my wife and me; it never disappoints. The food is imaginative and delicious, the ambiance is understated and romantic, and, on this particular occasion, our server, Victor, was knowledgeable and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always enjoy this neighborhood
    Rose
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Always enjoy this neighborhood gem. Food is very good and the chef is consistent. Service is friendly and attentive. Ambience though tight and small is relaxed. This is definitely my favorite BYOB in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Nice neighborhood restaurant with above average food. Easy parking. Friendly and knowledgable wait staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A gem in Maple Glen
    BeverlyT
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    A nice gem tucked away in Maple Glen to be enjoyed by friends and family. Great service, great ambiance, great food and with a BYOB, what more could you ask for!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This fantastic little BYO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    This fantastic little BYO is something you could drive right past and not even notice, but once you step inside, you will be back over and over again! All of their food is excellently prepared and delicious; with a friendly staff to make sure your wine glass is always full! The shrimp and crab bisque is always a great starter (but if they have the butternut squash soup, definitely try that!). Their entrees have creative twists and turns that tickle your taste buds and you certainly leave there full and happy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An unpleasant dinner
    painfreeVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Our waitress was way below standards. She was loud and inappropriately personal. She failed to review all the daily specials. She used the annoying first person plural context repeatedly. "How are WE doing?; Do we need more wine?" Etc. Honestly, I did not come to dine with her!! The bread basket was cold and the end piece was stale. 3/5 entrees were not hot enough. My order was not handled properly. I ordered a salad special and an appetizer special for my dinner. The cool risotto (temperature, not awesomeness) came out without the salad. The latter finally arrived when I was half done with the risotto. One entree, linguine and shrimp, was totally bland. The lobster tortellini were excellent. Overall, this was an unpleasant experience!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seafood; eat food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    PISTACHIO GRILLE delivered one fully A+ dining experience, all the better for the following features. 1) A 5:30 reservation made us the very first patrons to arrive, so our service was nonpareil, plus the place was nice & quiet throughout our meal. 2) It's a BYOB; we therefore splurged on a bottle of Santa Margherita pinot grigio--always a treat! 3) Because it was a Lenten Friday, we were pleased to read & hear excellent seafood options, including some awesome daily specials. My own "special" was a delicate, fresh & delicious red snapper, broiled to perfection, served with lump crabmeat & grilled artichoke heart. My friend likewise ordered a "special"--homemade lobster ravioli in a blush cream sauce--which was superb as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have been here several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    We have been here several times and have always had a delicious meal with very good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is fantastic, the
    Foodlover
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    The food is fantastic, the service is great. Can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost but not quite.
    MrCake43VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    Had read good reviews so took a chance. Offerings were confusing. There is a menu, and second mini-menu they hand you and a laundry list of verbal specials. They also tell you what is not available. Just trying to determine what soups they really had was a trick. Service was slow - dinner took 2 hours and they were not that busy. Food was generally good and well presented. They offered cherry vanilla "gelato" for dessert which turned out to be water ice. Rita's anyone? As a side note, I had mentioned with my reservation that it was my mother's birthday which went completely in acknowledged by the staff. Bottom line: decent food, management can up their game.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst calimarri I ever ate.
    koolmelVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Worst calimarri I ever ate. Greasy and rubbery. My partner's fish special was overcooked and tasteless. Gelati dessert looked and tasted like a Rita's.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We made our reservation via
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We made our reservation via open table well in advance of Valentines Day but when we arrived were first offered the worst seat in the restaurant. Only when we complained did they then offer us a different seat and that was somewhat better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Almost perfect. Fantastic appetizers, Salad, and main courses. Nothing but rave reviews from all four of us. Dessert was "OK". I'll skip it next time. We got a server who was friendly and kind but had nothing to offer in regards to recommendations. Oddly enough she's been there 6+ months and never ate the food??? All the sauces, dressings & nut encrusted dishes are fabulous!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We have travelled past there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    We have travelled past there for several years, not really knowing the inside housed an elegant dining facility. The food was excellent as well as the service and ambiance. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    DissapointingVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    My wife and I really enjoyed this place. Food was outstanding, people were pleasant, we will definitely go back, and have already recommended it too many friends and colleagues.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very oodg. the
    vovo
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    The food was very oodg. the goat cheese appetizer was excellent and imaginative. The seabass, a little dry, but still had good flavor. However the price was too high. Server very pleasant and attentive and auxiliary help always available and looking out for your comfort.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food & service were good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Food & service were good. However, Considering the price of the entrees, it Would be nice if a salad came with the meal instead of having to be purchased alcarte.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't love the New Year's
    MarkSVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Didn't love the New Year's Eve 4 course deal. Quite expensive and too much food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The price fix menu was well
    tsd3849
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The price fix menu was well thought out and the choices were excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was absolutely delicious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Food was absolutely delicious. Service was excellent. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our 2nd visit. We
    Rich
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    This was our 2nd visit. We thought our food was significantly better the 1st time. It was fine this time, but nothing special. Very overpriced considering the quality. For a suburban place to charge city prices, the food should be better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EHH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    The food was excellent however my boyfriend and I were not too into the atmosphere. It just was an awkward resturant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good. The
    fredthehoop
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    The food was very good. The regular menu is limited, but there are a nice array of specials. The service was a bit slow. Our waitress was attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood jem!
    cancunlee
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    Very good BYOB restaurant, with very good food and service. Very small and consequently a bit crowded and can be a little noisy. We do recommend Pistachio Grill and we will be returning there. Just a note: while they have a Sunday brunch, they close early which can be a little tricky. Though supposedly open on Sundays until 1pm, went there once at noon for brunch only to be told they were closing early and wouldn't serve us. And obviously, there also is not Sunday dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have not been to Pistachio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Have not been to Pistachio Grill for some time and we always loved the food. My husband and I were really looking forward to our dinner there on December 1st 2012. We both were extremely disapointed. The oversized spinach salad was bland, the risoto was pastey, and the chicken dish was overcooked. Very pricey, not to have been served top quality dishes. We will be crossing this BYOB of our list.
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  • Early dinner and a movie
    Anita
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    The food was delicious as usual. We have been here many times and have not been disappointed. On this occasion we arrived early and wanted to make a movie.Our server did a great job taking our order, bringing the food and got us out in plenty of time. I shared several dishes with another guest and the server split each one in the kitchen for us which we appreciated. They have always been very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A really great restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    A really great restaurant. Have been here twice, and loved it both times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This is a wonderful restaurant...fo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    This is a wonderful restaurant...food very delicious and well presented. Our waitress was perfect...very friendly and efficient. I live close to the restaurant as do the people I was with...we definitely will go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was outstanding and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    Service was outstanding and the food was very good. I only go back to maybe 20% of the restaurants I visit but would definitely return here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pistachio Grille is a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Pistachio Grille is a great neighborhood BYOB. The food and service are terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Overall good food. Because
    Dave
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Overall good food. Because we arrived 20 minutes late, our server, who was running the floor, advised us as we arrived, that we would have to finish dinner in one hour and ten minutes, as they had 120 people that night and there was a one and one-half hour limit. Needless to say, even if we didn't need the entire time, this got us off to a bad start and we felt under pressure to leave early. We passed on dessert and coffee, which we normally have had in the past. Fortunately, we had a Groupon coupon that saved us $25.00 on our meal. Otherwise, we would have felt worse. We will go back because of the excellent kitchen, but it will be awhile, as we simply didn't feel warmly treated from the beginning and throughout most of the meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had delicious meals (party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Had delicious meals (party of 6). Loved it and will return. Service was great; no rushing on the part of the waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Lesia
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    The food was outstanding. The server made a few great suggestions, which turned out wonderful, and they all work well as a team. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate