Bistro Albertino
Bistro Albertino

Bistro Albertino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistroalbertino.com/
  • Phone: 2677817229
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Agron Hajdari (Goni)
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, BYO Liquor, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer off site corporate or large party catering, setup, delivery, and servers provided if required. We also offer catering for pick up.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a privet dining area that can accommodate up to 40 people, also on Sunday we offer the all restaurant for a privet party that can accommodate up to 60 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Eri 2673933599

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairhill Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bistro Albertino
Bistro Albertino is a chef owned restaurant where chef Goni decided to bring his European experience in Willow Grove and areas surrounding it. At Bistro Albertino you will find from homemade pastas and cheese to tender veal and chicken, from traditional dishes to contemporary dishes. You will feel welcome soon as you walk in, with the enthusiastic front of the house staff will accompany you to your experience with us. We accommodate children as well.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Bistro Albertino reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (15)special occasion (8)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (4)romantic (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great find !
    DfreedVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Ourstanding ! Food and service were excellent . Great find and will be back .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really enjoyed our first
    dancingdiner
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We really enjoyed our first time at Albertino. I would have never known it was there if I hadn't found it on open table. Service was attentive but not stifling, food was good, portions a bit smaller than many italian places so less to waste or bring home depending on your preference. Noise level and closeness of tables a bit of a problem, I would definitely not go for a romantic dinner. But if you're looking for good food worth the price, then I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go early
    LilyVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    This last visit to Cafe Albertino was the best yet...went with a friend right after work SO the place was empty..we were the first diners, two other parties came after we had been served. The food, of course, was terrific. fresh, tasty and served perfectly.. The service this time was also very good...(we were the only two in the dining room) I certainly reccomend this restaurant to anybody who appreciates good Italian food at reasonable prices...Just dont try it Friday or Saturday nights when the place is jammed with diners, and the wait staff does not keep up with the demands...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Again, service and food wonderful.
    itbtVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Again, service and food wonderful. This was our 6 the time and never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best!
    PaulaVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Wonderful local gem with amazing food. Staff is very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Opus125
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Don't let the location fool you. This is a BYOB local gem. Food is always good, service is always friendly. It's no longer a secret so make sure to make reservations on the weekend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    whiteflowerVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We are so lucky to have this gem in our neighborhood. The food is always well prepared and beautifully presented - more like an upscale restaurant that you would find in center city, Philadelphia. We enjoy taking new people to Albertino's and watching their reaction at the quality of the food and service is at this unassuming little place. We have made this our go to local restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new find.
    Joey
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Can't wait to come back to try many other dishes on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was outstanding.
    Pete
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The service was outstanding. A very friendly and outgoing staff. The food was rich, but outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    keenan610
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day, without knowing what to expect. Throughout this experience, we enjoyed some of the most unique, delicious Italian food that we ever had. This restaurant is definitely a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines day dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This restaurant is very nice, you have to pay close attention when you're driving because you can drive right by it. The wait staff was wonderful we was over a hour late for our reservations but they still accommodated us and made us feel welcome. We went on valentines day so we had to order from the valentine day menu, wish they had more options but the lasagna cupcake was the best part and the chef came out and introduce himself always a bonus to know who's behind the kitchen overall great experience
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Italian
    Braheem23
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The menu on Valentines day at an Italian restaurant had nothing on it that was Italian. I expected some sort of a salad and some pasta and neither was on the set menu. The salmon that was on the menu was over baring with a black olive taste that made it nasty. As an appetizer there was a lasagna cup cake that was made of seared cheese and had no sauce or paste. Not sure as to why the name lasagna was associated with the dish.
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  • this was our first time to
    AllanVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    this was our first time to Bistro Albertino and it made us wondering how we kept on missing this neighborhood gem all these times before! (can't even BEGIN TO COUNT how many times we drove right past it) Since we went for Valentine's Day dinner - the menu was pretty much prefixed so its hard to judge the regular menu (although base on what we got we have no doubt that it is just as excellent) The food was nothing short of DIVINELY delicious and the service - superb! This is a BYOB establishment so obviously there is no Wine list and/or Bar scene We definitely will be back!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Local BYOB
    Brian
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    It's very hard to find an excellent restaurant in the Willow Grove area, but this one was excellent. The chef was also server for lunch the day we were there and very attentive to us. Will be back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delizioso
    carolngeorgeVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We were really happy to learn about this spot. Friends of ours recommended it. Food was delicious, service personnel all very nice, and ambience much nicer than the street view would indicate. We're very glad we got a GROUPON, and it's BYOB. We'll go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Gem We have made
    foodiegirl
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    A Little Gem We have made Albertino's our go to place. Good food, great prices, friendly staff. They have grown better and better. We almost fear their popularity. For selfish reasons. When they first started we could walk in anytime. Now the hot times require a reservation. On the other hand, it means they will be around for a long time! Casual Gourmet
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in am unexpected area
    Seesaul
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Delicious sauces and home made pasta. Every plated was clean!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The food was delicious, the wait staff was super kind, and the dessert was beyond amazing!.Definitely suggest the cheesecake wwith blackberry sauce mmm :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not recommend
    Nicole
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Awful! Service was very bad. Took awhile to place order. The dinner was not very good not fresh. Will not recommend restaurant.
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  • So Authentic!
    Hypnoman
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I found this place on Open Table for a first date. I went with someone who knows Italian food well. (She cooks and owns a catering business.) Well, this place is 100% authentic Italian food. Nothing is prepared beforehand; it's all cooked to order. They even changed one of their "signature dishes" to accommodate me. We couldn't believe how good the food was. Really. Excellent, great staff, wonderful place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian BYOB
    DianeD
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    3rd time we visited, had a great meal, excellent service, very affordable!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite places to dine
    Yumsters
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Great place, great food, and great service. Even better, it's a BYOB. Been there several times since they opened over a year ago and taken several friends as well - everyone has always enjoyed their meals. Some favorites are the eggplant rolatini, grilled romaine salad, vodka alla penne with pancetta, and so on. Always have a lot of seafood specials daily besides what's on the menu if you like seafood. Just wish they offered additional chicken or pasta specials for those of us who don't. Can't wait to go for their special Valentine's Day dinner and try the cupcake lasagna, filet mignon, and stuffed ravioli with creamy cranberry sauce! Delicious homemade desserts too! Very accommodating and always make you feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    MM13
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food was great, the service was good and its affordable (around $20 per entree), especially considering its a BYOB. . My wife & I have eaten here twice and had a great experience both times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SATURDAY NIGHT DINING
    minnie1234
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food was very good, and the service was great. Had reservation and did not wait. The menu was broad enough that everyone could find something to dine on. The only problem was finding the place, because if you blink you will miss it. Mike H.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great meals.....
    itbtVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This is the fourth time we had dined here and never had a bad meal. The service is very attentive at this BYOB, We highly recommend dining at this hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing
    matt
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    On the outside a small white building sits hidden on york road. Upon entering you a greeted with a well lit well established italoan restaurant. Its bigger on the inside. The food is unparalleled and the service Devine! Id recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Saturday
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We have been to this restaurant many times and the food and service was extremely good. This Saturday seemed a little different. My gnocchis were over cooked and a little mushy. There was a small amount of water in the bottom of the dish. My dining partner had the meat special but half of the meat was all fat. The vegetables served with the meat were delicious. Bread and pesto served was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food...flavorful...service
    itbtVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Good food...flavorful...service attentive....little light on shrimp portions when ordering a shrimp entree.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    EricVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Food was good, but very small portions and not cheep.
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  • Great BYOB
    Chris
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!!
    TheBeav
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BYOB
    ECSCBKVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keswick
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time dinning there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Would recommend. Very hard to please group (All Italian) very pleased with all the courses. No complaints or negatives here. Byob. Very good service maybe as we were the only table on this wed evening. Enjoyed the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    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!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good homemade Italian food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Good homemade Italian food, this was our first time, we will go back. BYOB
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Surprise
    Veech
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food!!
    Chris
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Great food. We were the only ones there but it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Enjoyed our dinner...
    LLK605
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little restaurant.
    BGMfoodie
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.