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Pistachio Grille
Pistachio Grille

Pistachio Grille Details

  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Me and my husband ate here on Saturday night. The food was very good, not great. My husband had rack of lamb and I had chioppino. The lamb was medium rare, not rare as requested, though the better choice. The fish in the chioppino and the pasta were overcooked. We had calamari for an appetizer and that was excellent. They serve very good bread with sweet peppers in olive oil and that is an excellent treat to start your meal. I wish our whole meal was as good as that was. Pistachio Grille is a BYOB"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food is good and the service is hit or miss. The waitress comes off as ambivalent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Pistachio and we chose it because it was nearby and it was a BYOB. First of all I want to say that the staff was very friendly and they did a great job. However the attention to detail and the food was just mediocre. When we sat down I had a dirty fork that wasn't noticed until I had to tell the waiter to bring me another fork. It was a very hot day outside and the restaurant wasn't very cool inside and was a bit uncomfortable. I had the crab and shrimp bisque soup, which was service slight warmer than luke warm and had neither any schrimp or crab meat in it. My mom got the veal scaloppini and she said it was too tough to cut and she didn't like it. I had the duck and it was good, but not outstanding."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We live nearby but had never eaten here. We we're looking for outside dining so decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised by how cute the place is and very impressed by the friendliness of the staff and the taste and presentation of the food. My wife had crab and lobster bisque and I had gespacho. Both very good. I had vegetable lasagna which was too cheesy but my wife had swordfish that was very good. We ate outside which was pleasant but is situated on the parking lot which actually was very quiet. Being BYO was additional bonus. Staff was incredibly attentive and pleasant. We will be going back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Didn't realize they were open for lunch.It was fabulous as dinner is. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This was our second time there and it was great! We really enjoyed our dinner meals - many of the options are unique. Looking forward to returning."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Pistachio's is favorite of ours, in an area where the are few really good restaurants. We decided to introduce a special friend to the place, since she lives at Foulkeways, a nearby retirement community. She loved it, and took a number of business cards to share with her friends. She and I both had the crabmeat martini appetizer, which was fabulous! I added 2 other appetizers, including Pistacio's wonderful fried oysters. She and my husband both ordered the veal scallopinni. This was the one disappointment of the night. The veal was overwhelmed by the veggies that were cooked with it. But the creme brûlée was very good. Don't forget to bring your own wine!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Really liked the atmosphere - wonderful staff and the type of place to do a mother's day brunch. Food was underwhelming. Eggs benedict was overcooked and the french toast was thin and a tad bland. Still enjoyed the experience but would hope the food would match the ambience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "From my experiences, as well as others I have heard, they are consistently friendly and have a good choice of delicious food!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Been to Pistachio Grill many times. Food was excellent, disappointed in our waitress, she was a bit gruff."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We have been here many times and will go back again. Food is consistently great as is the service."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This was our first time at this restaurant. We loved the ambience and Laura our server was very attentive without being intrusive. The complimentary bread and roasted peppers were great. We ordered the calamari which was a little overdone and chewy for our taste. Salads are huge so it's better to split one. Entrees were generous and we all enjoyed our selection and agreed we would come back again to try some of the other selections. All in all, this was a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the food - however did not know this is BYOB - or that in PA you have to buy wine at a special outlet - so had a 'dry' meal. Such a good meal, my husband and I returned the next evening with another couple, AND two bottles of wine. The key lime pie is killer - my husband's fave so have had all over the country, and this might be the best. Service was casual but friendly and attentive. You may not think to frequent this restaurant based on the strip mall location, but the ambience inside and white table cloths make you forget the location once you are inside. Highly recommend you try."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Ordered a seafood special over pasta, and the seafood was fresh but the pasta was mushy. I expected a better meal for $31. The veal dish was very good. Staff was friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I have been to Pistachio several times But never for lunch...decided to go with a friend...she had a coupon or something that she wanted to use.,.. First, they were not open at 11 am..(reservation was for 11 ) we both had the crab bisque..it was so so ...the crab was hard to find, and it was dark and not hot enough..Then I ordered the chicken quesadilla, only to be told that they did not have any sour cream...(I almost offered to go across the street to the big supermarket, I'm sure they sell sour cream)anyhow, I took it ...it was ok... Dont think I'll be back for lunch...maybe the regular chef does not do lunch???"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We've been to Pistachio Grill before and it has been one of our favorite spots. The food is very good, well prepared and presented, and right-sized portions. The atmosphere is also commendable, -- comfortable and with an ambiance appropriate for a small, intimate dinner. It is a BYOB, definitely our preference! We had one problem which, while not taking away from the food itself, was reflective of a service problem. Generally there are three menus, one with prices and then without prices a small one and the verbally presented specials.. Prior to ordering, we asked the server for the prices. She told us (there were 4 of us) the prices, we ordered, and then when the bill came, the prices for two of our dinners were $10 more each. Didn't fix."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "There is nothing more to say that the questions didn't cover. On line reservations to dessert this was a memorable experience!! Thanks"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "They rushed our salad course to deliver our dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Good romantic night with the wife. We would go back"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We have dined here several times and have never been disappointed. Service is consistently excellent as is the food. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Always great food. Very accommodating for food needs."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "The fried goat cheese salad was delicious. My swordfish was a little over done. But it's still good"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "The food is fantastic, the service is great. Can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 2/23/2013
  • "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...."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Very good preparation of food. Beware the specialities which have a high price tag."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/3/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "Fantastic meal...great service... Although you wouldn't know from the outside, Pistashio Grille is a wonderful BYOB in Maple Glen!"
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2013