Unbelievable! Awesome! Fantastic!
Unbelievable! Awesome! Fantastic! An unqualified success! If you have not tried out Bistro Albertino yet you are in for a real treat.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Penne Vodka was very good. My wife tasted mine and ordered her own. Great little neighborhood Bistro. We ll be back.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
They Did It Again
Once again the food was AWESOME. Same with the service.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding-
The food was outstanding- one of the best antipasti salad ever
The meals were prepared in a timely manner and presentation was lovely
Would definitely dine again.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We hope this gem is successful! Sunday was our second visit and was as spectacular as the first. VERRRRRY good food! Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. We hope to return again and again.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
When you first pull up it doesn't look like much but when you get inside the Resturant is very nice. The food was excellent and the service was great! I defiantly will be going back again.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
a mother's day RSVP: not crowded, excellent food and service. The grilled calamari app was tender and tasty, main courses were delicious. A BYOB-hard to find a better place to bring your own wine. We will be back.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service here were wonderful. I loved the Penne Alla Vodka which had pancetta. My husband ordered a special fish dish that was fileted at the table.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian Restaurant
We had a great meal at Bistro Albertino. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I will recommend this restaurant for sure.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as always!
we have been back three times now with different people...they all love it!
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly recommend for great food and BYOB. Enjoyed the fish specials, which were very flavorful and moist. Owners are joyful and fully engaged in the dining experience.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
VERY NICE EXPEREANCE
TOOK MY WIFE THERE FOR HER BIRTHDAY. WE HAVE BEEN TO MANY LOCAL "SPOTS" TO MANY TO NAME AND WHATED SOMETHING NEW. FOUND ALBERTINO'S ON TRIPADVISOR. FOUND IT VERY NICE AND WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS! AND WILL GO BACK AGAIN.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although somewhat smaller than other restaurants, this one makes sure your palate is totally satisfied, with delicious desserts to boot. Definitely worth a repeat performance.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food - slow service
The restaurant is nothing to look at, but the food is really good. My arugula salad was delicious and the pasta with seafood in a white wine sauce was the best that I have had. We made reservations on our way to the restaurant but had to wait about 45 minutes for a table. It was a Saturday night and they were packed. There were so many people waiting ahead of us. It's a BYO which we love and they opened our bottle while we were waiting, which helped. Our waiter was extremely pleasant and as attentive as he could be while juggling all of his tables. We will definitely go back on a week night. It is not fair to judge a restaurant on a Saturday night. But our food was wonderful and everything that came out of the kitchen looked great.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprise, surprise, surprise!
Very inauspicious location. Great food if you love Italian specialties, and who doesn't? Mostly Southern Italy, but some Italo-American and Northern Italian. Much much more than a red gravy stop.
Every aspect of this place is done well and with care to detail. Prices are reasonable, meaning that when you factor in the quality, the value is astronomical.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't usually bother with
Don't usually bother with reviews, but this is worth an exception. Dinner for party of 5 (including a 3 yr old). Very enjoyable experience. They accommodated the child nicely. The food for the adults was very tasty and very well prepared and presented.
The desserts were outstanding -- a touch of limoncello in a very light cannoli filling was unique,
remarkable, and much enjoyed. Add in the reasonable prices and the fact that it's byob, and
it's clearly a winner. Interesting touch: if you don't finish your wine, they'll store it so you can
have it on your next visit. All in all, this looks like a real gem and we look forward to
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must try!!
Traveling from TN for a special birthday and to view a family historic house in Philadelphia. The food and special things they make this restaurant a 'must try' for anyone looking for authentic Italian food. Highly recommend.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
From outside, doesn't look like much, but really neighborhood find.
Food outstanding, service really fine. 6 of us, all would definitely
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a very nice restaurant. Portions were not large but delicious we would definitely go again.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday - Group of 7
We went here for a birthday a couple nights ago. From the outside, the place does not look like anything special; however, inside the restaurant has ambiance and an Italian feel. We went on a Monday night and were one of only two parties in the restaurant. The service was good, a little slow, but I expect that with "home cooked Italian food." Food was really tasty! We finished the meal with some complimentary shots of Limencello and a couple (paid for) desserts that also received positive reviews from the group. Overall, the outside looks pretty shabby and I'm unsure about what service would be like if there were more people dining in the restaurant, but our experience was great and we'd go back again.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
we have never been disappointed with our food choices!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find
Neighborhood restaurant. Very good food, nice atmosphere. Have
gone twice, and will be back.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Find for Foodies
We dined at Bistro Albertino for the third time in less than 3 weeks and found the food and service to be consistently outstanding. We dine almost exclusively at BYOB restaurants so that we can enjoy wine from our cellar without the ridiculous mark ups charged in restaurants with liquor licenses. Bistro Albertino not only has a nice variety on their regular menu, but they feature specials that have changed each time we dined there in a 3 week period and were fresh and delicious. The service is friendly and professional. The restaurant is clean, though the decor is nothing special and lacks a bit of ambiance.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Focus on the Food!
This is a small, unassuming BYOB with truly exemplary dishes.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We couldn't have asked for
We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Service was friendly and the food was outstanding. The homemade pastas were delicious as were the desserts, especially the tira misu. The complementary homemade orangecello was the perfect end to a perfect meal.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find!
This place is amazing. The mushroom risotto was as good as any risotto I have eaten in Italy. The grilled calamari was moist, flavorful and cooked perfectly. They serve a basil pesto and sun dried tomato pesto combined with bread. This was also delicious on the whole grilled Bronzino we ordered. I can't wait to go back!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood find
This is a favorite neighborhood restaurant with very good food and great service. My favorite dish is the seafood and pasta with either red or white sauce. I love the white sauce which is thin and flavorful, not thick and goopy. The seafood is cooked perfectly. The arugula salad has a lovely dressing. It's a byob and everything is reasonably priced.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food and no rush service
Tried out Bistro Albertino after reading great food reviews online and it lived up to the reviews. Our party of four enjoyed our salads, entrees and desserts. Pasta done perfectly, great tomato sauce and delicious tiramusu!. While others mentioned slow service, we enjoyed not feeling rushed by our pleasant, polite and accommodating waiter. Only negative comments was that the bread was toasted and a little stale tasting and was not up to par with the rest of the meal. Also, the place is very noisy when even half full, and it was sometimes hard to hear others in our party.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service, food, ambiance all too good to be true!
Homemade desserts were yummy.
Owned by two brothers, they went out of their way to make us feel at home.
This place is a keeper!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
food out of this world!
What a wonderful surprise to find this charming eatery with the unassuming facade. We drove past it, but fortunately we did turn back. Everything about our dining experience was superb! We were entertaining a friend from AZ, and our expectations were strictly based on previous reviews, so I was a bit nervous, but as soon as we were greeted, I knew it was going to be fine. And it was! From the mussels appetizer to the tiramisu finale, everything was prepared perfectly. This is now on my permanent list of places to go for a reliable meal,
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the meal. Never felt rushed. Chicken parm was very good. We didn't leave room for dessert. Look forward to the next time.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Neighborhood Gem
Love finding a great neighborhood restaurant that has quality & fabulous tasting food . It was our first time there & we were celebrating my Mom's Birthday ... I would definately come back !!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food, our waiter
Wonderful food, our waiter made great suggestions and very attentive without being a nuisance...loved the BYOB.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've eaten here several times and the food is always excellent. Great fish and pasta. Glad to have such a good restaurant in the neighborhood.
8/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not our first visit, nor our
Not our first visit, nor our last. Birthday dinner. Excellent grilled calamari and mussels. Original fish order was not quite fresh -- restaurant apologized (supplier problem), no problem to order something else (grilled bronzino), which was perfectly fresh and well prepared. Also excellent sauteed spinach with garlic -- not fancy but very well done. Dessert was the best cannoli we can recall having -- light filling with a slight lemon flavor. And complimentary limoncello at the end. Prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend this restaurant. Disregard the old, negative reviews on Yelp. For some reason, positive reviews (of which at least 2 have been submitted) seem to have disappeared from that site.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Lilttle Gem In Willow Grove
My friend and I went to lunch based on great reviews by Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent, the Mussels and Risotto were to die for. And the chocolate mousse with the orange cello was absolutely the best. The owner, chef, waiter was wonderful. I would highly recommend and would return.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, friendly atmosphere
My friend and I were looking for a place to dine mid-way between her home in NJ and mine in Delaware County so we looked to Willow Grove. Bistro Albertino fit the bill. It is so unassuming outside but we were delighted with the wonderful service and the excellent food. We did not realize it is a BYOB, and since it was our first visit we were offered a complimentary glass of wine. The menu offers diverse choices that challenged me to step outside my comfort zone and I was amply rewarded. I will recommend to friends in the area and definitely return.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
very clean and comfortable.
very clean and comfortable.
very conducive atmoshere for a business lunch
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bistro Albertino - what a find!
This was our first time at Bistro Albertino - but it won't be our last! Don't let the unassuming outside full you - inside it is a lovely little restaurant with friendly service and absolutely outstanding food. We took some friends who have very expensive taste and they were totally impressed that the food measured up, even though the price is very reasonable! At the end of the meal, we all agreed that it was one of the very best dining experiences we had ever had.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my favorite neighborhood Italian restaurants. The food is always good and portions are very fair. I loved my spaghetti with clams, my husband loved his veal, and the Pescatore's were excellent. It was very busy and we had to wait a little longer than we wanted to, but it was worth the wait.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little restaurant.
Food was good. Table was ready on time. Nice people. The veal portions were a little small. Although I would go back again because it was good, I think the protein portions could be a little bigger.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our dinner...
Food was very good and we would try it again. Only problems were that we were not seated for over half an hour after our reservation. Also, we had too many waiters for the table and one didn't know what the other was doing! Needs better organization.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. We were the only ones there but it was delicious.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the looks of the outside, the meal should have not been nearly as delicious as it turned out to be. The Gnocchi was super light and flavorful, Bronzinni was well prepared and excellent and the veal chops ample and flavorful. A wonderfully delightful surprise.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good homemade Italian food,
Good homemade Italian food, this was our first time, we will go back. BYOB
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Found this restaurant on Open Table because had other tasks in the area. Had not been aware of it before that.
The appearance of the exterior made me worry, but once inside was very pleased.
The food was very good as was the service. The room was small, but pleasant and well kept
Will definitely go back.
Happy to find this neighborhood gem!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
went to dinner here before going to a show as it is only a few miles away. They have the 3 ingredients needed for success. Good bread, good salad and good sauce.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
All the food was very tasty, including the homemade desserts. We dined with one vegetarian and one nonseafood guest. There is something for everyoen here. Portions will fill you up, but not necessarily large enough to need a doggy bag. Very reasonably priced.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our go to spot when people come in fro out of town a we down feel like traveling into Philly. Food is absolutely perfect. Mussels in red asset we perfect. Probably 25 of them in the bowl for $8.95. Portobello stuff ravioli with crab was excellently prepared. My wife had the gnocchi that were light and airy!! Wait staff is second to none.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time at the bistro and we will be back! The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Very good bread came with a tasty pesto spread. Appetizers and fish entrees were fresh and delicious. Homemade deserts were wonderful. This is a hidden gem!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM