We had a very enjoyable meal here. Food was excellent, done well, and reasonable portions. The service was equally very good. As it is winter, didn't notice if outside seating was an option. What also was nice was the availability of several larger round tables what can accommodate groups of 6-8 enabling all to socialize (as opposed to a longer table where people on the ends can not converse with those at the other end). Being a BYOB is also a big plus. Already scheduled to return with a larger group.
3/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely meal. I love
We had a lovely meal. I love this BYOB gem! Great list of specials. My daughter had left her cell phone there and they called us just as we were getting home. I love this restaurant.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Make reservation with restaurant
There must have been a problem booking a reservation on open table instead of booking it directly. I booked a reservation on open table for 4 people and when we got there, they did not have it. I suggest booking directly with the restaurant. It is a BYO restaurant and they have nice stemware and decanters. Other than a bad ceasar salad, the food was terrific. Osa Buca, pasta, fish were all top notch. I would have no hesitency about going back.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A solid choice
Costello's put's all of the pieces together for a consistently pleasurable dining experience. Great menu plus ample selection of additions. Pleasant and efficient staff. Excellent food - fresh, nuanced, delicious. Can't go wrong.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, service, and just a great evening!!
If you go off the menu, the specials a pricier than you expect - but it's so good it barely matters!!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Make sure you ask the price
Make sure you ask the price of the specials up front or you may be surprised at how much more they may be than anything listed on the menu. Other than that everything was very good.
5/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time dining
This was our second time dining at Castello's and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent! The service also was very good. The temperature dropped while we were there and we said something and it was fixed right away. We recommend Castello's!
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth searching for since it is set back from the road and hard to see their sign. Good Italian food without the excessive sauces that is served in so many restaurants. Nice leisurely service when dining (not just eating) out with friends.
5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a lovely upscale Italian restaurant in Blue Bell! The staff is very courteous, they definitely want to make you comfortable, and they want you to have a great experience when you are there. The food was excellent and I would recommend it to friends. It is nice to know that delicious eatery is right around the corner!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
got together with another couple for dinner. prompt seating. nice atmosphere. knowledgeable waiter. numerous great appetizer and main course specials that all sounded great. dinners were done perfectly, my chicken dish was the best I have had in a while. will be going back.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A rare find
Excellent food, attentive service, lovely ambiance, and BYO make for an exceptional experience. Prices are a little high but no more than other fine dining spots, but the food is certainly far better than many of those other places. Castello is quickly becoming our new favorite 'go to' for special occasions! Love that it's right here in Blue Bell.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great service
The staff was eager to serve us and was friendly and helpful. The food was heavenly and reasonable.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good meal
Benn here several times now and have always had a very good meal and service.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
High end BYOB
Great food and service. Very creative menu and specials. I have been here seven times and have always had an excellent evening.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was DELICIOUS! The sauces on the meals were fantastic. I had the crab meat with mushrooms in cream sauce and my husband had the oyster rockefeller. I had the tortellini as entree and my husband had lobster ravioli. The bread was fresh and delicious and great for sopping up the cream sauce. The staff was very professional and responsive. Tuxedo cake for dessert was great. This location is great for parties. Very nice and we highly recommend.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
new gterat option
Wonderful service, food and pleasant ambience - staff welcoming and cordial - food truly exceptional: grilled artichokes and dover sole were marvelous.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
All was excellent except for
All was excellent except for a waiter who we've had a few times. I request that he be a little less rude and portentous. This is one reason we have yet to return. Other than that, the food and ambience is wonderful.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd time lunch visit also GREAT
I returned to Castello for another lunch with my aunt. On a boiling hot day, Castello was serene and comfortable, lovely music playing in the background. Just as with our first lunch visit a few months ago, we were totally pleased with our experience. I highly recommend anyone looking for a nice spot for a leisurely lunch and conversation...go to Castello. We'll be back again.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
the wait staff was friendly,
the wait staff was friendly, outgoing and actually entertaining without being intrusive. People make the experience pleasant or not Our experience was very pleasant.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful find in Blue Bell
This lunch was my first time at Ristorante Castello - but it will not be my last. It was a beautiful day and their outdoor dining area is perfect for enjoying not only the weather but also a relaxing lunch. I would highly recommend going for a wonderful dining experience.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of eight had an
Our group of eight had an absolutely wonderful time. Service was great---we brought champagne and were given champagne glasses without asking. Food was wonderful.
8/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've been there three times
I've been there three times in the last couple weeks. The service is always attentive and friendly and the food is consistently very good.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been here several times both for dinner and lunch and have never been disappointed. Great BYOB with excellent Italian food. One of our favorite spots.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Menu was extensive, food was
Menu was extensive, food was delicious and the service was great!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the sautéed artichoke appetizer
If the artichoke appetizer is avaliable, order it! It's one of those dishes you order because you like artichokes, but from the first bite you find yourself in a new realm of deliciousness. Part of the experience is the suprise. you just don't expect artiechokes to taste that good. Several days later the taste memory still gives me pleasure.
While the rest of the dishes did not reach this sublime level, they were very good. My wife and I have eaten there twice and have yet to have anything that was less than excellent.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd Visit Did Not Disappoint
Four of us enjoyed a lovely dinner on a Wednesday night. Our friends were not familiar with the area or the restaurant, and were pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious, and the service, very good. We will return, I am sure.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went with a group of family members and everyone in the party ordered some type of salad. John, our waitstaff, was very attentive to every detail. We went on a Saturday afternoon and it was empty, but I know that there is typically a crowd during the week. The salads were delicious and the service excellent.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was rushed. We were
Service was rushed. We were asked for our dinner order repeatedly. Our table was not even- the leaf was tipped and two of us are worried that plates would slip off (!we did point this out to waiters).
Food was a bit bland this time.
We generally love the food here but won't rush to come back
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is one of our favorite
This is one of our favorite restaurants. There were six of us and we all loved what we ordered. The artichokes are the best we've ever tasted. They are grilled and made with olive oil and garlic!!!!! Delicious bread!!!! All the salads were outstanding. I had grilled shrimp, asparagus and mushrooms (not on the menu) and it was no problem making that for me. The service is one of the best we have ever experienced. In the summer they have an outdoor patio which is great!!!! Thank you for a fabulous dinner and exceptional service.
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed the ambiance and the service but most of all the food was absolutly delicious and a great change from the numerious Southern Italian restaurants in the area. A great find for the Nothern Italian food.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Good PLace to Dine
The food served at our table of four was outstanding and we all had different first and second courses. We will return for dinner again!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
John was our server and he
John was our server and he was excellent. Allowed us to take our time, knew the menu specials very well.
Extremely friendly ....Excellent Service
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took my mother-in-law for her birthday. This was her first time and my husband and mine's third. We all really enjoyed it. The food was fantastic. Best part was we went early on a Sunday and it was empty. We had the whole place to ourselves.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent although the specials were somewhat overpriced. Decor is lovely, and they now have a liquor license which came as a surprise to everyone in the place. Habib is very personable and friendly - added to the charm of the restaurant.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM