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Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell
Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell

Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ristorantecastello.com
  • Phone: (215) 283-9500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am -3:00pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We are a professional catering company !
    Off premises catering!

    Special catering menu can be found at to:www.ristorantecastello.com
    Build your own budget !
    Full tray feeds between 12 &15 people
    Half tray feeds between 7 & 8 people
    Prices are on the menu
  • Private Party Facilities: Beautiful elegant intimate dining!
    Used for special events!
    Great options :
    - large seizes of windows view
    -private facility
    -Audio / visual equipment
    -special banquet Menu
    -continental breakfast business meeting available
  • Private Party Contact: Castello (215) 283-9500

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wissahickon library blue bell
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The only ultimate parking in Blue Bell
    130 parking spaces
    Very convenient!
A word from Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell
Casual Fine Dining, Northern Italian Cuisine. Fresh Fish Daily-Dover Sole & Branzino etc..., and Homemade Pasta. Private dining room for parties and business meetings and outdoor dining.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Been here before - if first visit would be last -- service was at best mediocre - my food was only fair - my fellow diners enjoyed their food more then I"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Excellent service from the minute you walk in the door until you leave. Wonderful menu and if you don't see exactly what you want they will bend over backwards to tailor a dish for you. Anything I've ever ordered has been great. Truly one of the best choices for an intimate dinner or a group celebration."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "A true neighborhood gem. Although the food is pricing, once you take your first bite you understand why. The freshness of the cuisine and the flavors of this Italian cuisine are to die for. The restaurant is always clean and the inside is somewhat like a story book, beautifully designed. The wait staff are friendly, personable and professional. When I dined with my mother, we had two servers assist us and both provided excellent service. By far the place to eat if you want an experience you can't easily find elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "There were six of us and all enjoyed their meal. We have been here several times for lunch as well and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Very limited number of tables for two. Appears they are very busy and don't seat two people at a table for four."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been visiting Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell for many years and always look forward to an excellent meal. We have always been impressed with the professional servers and the kitchen turns out delicious food. My only quibble is that one has to ask the cost of the evening's specials."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We had an early reservation - so service was great. Food never disappoints - I had the oysters Rockefeller - yum! For entree I had the Dover Sole which was light and delicious !! Love it here. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal and service. BYOB an added benefit!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Set in the back of a business campus, Castello's wasn't easy to spot. But well worth the search. Great food and a full service bar that still allows BYOW was a selling point for us. The staff was friendly and attentive. We have already booked it for an upcoming party."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant based on the comments of others at Open Table and were totally pleased! Our dinner choices were excellent; we wouldn't hesitate to return. The whole dining experience there has resulted in recommendations to our friends!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Overall delicious as always, but double the price since it was Mothers Day. Not cool"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I found Castello's because I was invited to a baby It was fantastic and best food!!! I took my mother for dinner on mothers day it was fantastic again!!! Everyone is very nice and pleasant. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The prices were up 5 to 6 dollars more & the menu was limited! Table cloth was STAINED & there were 3 chip wine glasses! What kind of fine dining is this! Food was good, a little on the salty side. Ordered dessert, ask if the Cannoli was made with ricotta cheese or vanilla , they said it was ricotta, the Cannoli hardly had any cheese in it at all, nothing like Isgro's or Termini's. Also my son order a cream brulee, well they disappointed here also! The dessert look like it was left over and just reheated and tasted horrible, we informed the waiter, he removed the dessert and apologized. Also kid’s meals for a 3 year old and a 4 year old $15.00 for chicken fingers, a bit much! Not worth the money at all that we spent for a table of eight!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was awesome, it was 4 of us and we all ordered something different and all 4 dishes were great. I think they were a bit overwhelmed with the amount of people that were there and the service suffered a bit. I would want to go there on a regular night and not a holiday to see if things are different but overall we had a great time."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Dined here on Mothers Day. I am always dismayed to see favorite restaurants limit the menu and jack up the prices on holidays. They manage a full menu on a busy Saturday night, but can't handle it on Mothers Day? All entrees were at least $4 to $5 higher ( kids chicken fingers and fries $17.95!!!), and the menu was very limited compared to the regular menu. Had my heart set on some favorites that didn’t make the cut. Service was great but adding an automatic tip for 6 people was not necessary. Wouldn’t go back on a holiday because of these changes."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great dinner with friends. Everything was great. Food, service,prices."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We dine here often. It's a local spot where the owner is on site and the place runs smoothly and food Is delicious. The servers couldn't be nicer friendlier or more polite. We bring all our friends here and they then make it a regular spot for themselves. We love the byob option and the full bar availability. It's a unique and great idea. Will definitely be returning soon!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We ate dinner here for my birthday. There were five people in our party, we sat at a round table which I requested. This is the first time that we ate at this restaurant. Loved the food and decor. We will definitely come back. The service was great."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The food is superior Italian, not your typical spaghetti and meatballs. A true dining experience."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Food was very good as usual. Seated relatively quickly with reservation. Service and food delivery however, were much slower than on prior visits. Restaurant appeared to be well attended. I'm hoping that service hiccup was only because they were short staffed."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Happily surpised to see such a vibrant crowd at 8pm on a saturday night! That being said, i guess the large crowd tied up the wait staff - we ordered a drink from the bar and 25 mins later we had to ask the hostess who our waiter was so we coukd get the drink. A few mins later the drink arrived and a second waiter came over and was very condescending to us. He remained that way throughout the evening. Otherwise, a really lovely time at a restaurant that served a lot of meals and each one was very good. Caesar salad coukd use some attention - like out of a bag with store bought croutons."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food, service and overall experience was awesome. I had the Osso Bucco and it was to die for. Always #1 on my restaurant list. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I've been there many times and the food is always very good and the service is excellent (attentive, but not smothering)."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious but our waiter was not able to answer any questions about the food (what kind of sausage, where from?) or the wine. I felt awkward asking questions as a result. But the gnocci was fantastic and everything else delicious as well. A real find!!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Everything is made fresh daily & you can tell. This is truly a dining experience. Never disappoints!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "BYOB- which is awesome. Food is decent, not the best Italian I've had but good for a date night. Little hard to find, it's tucked in the back of an office complex."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This is one of those restaurants, or perhaps one of those waiters, that in addition to the regular menu, had 2 to 3 salad specials, 2 to 3 appetizer specials and 2 to 3 entree specials, but would not provide the prices without our asking. Even when we asked for the prices for 2 of the items, the waiter described the rest of the specials without providing the prices. Restaurants know that it is awkward for diners to ask for prices and use this to their advantage. However, my new policy is that if you do not tell me the price for each special without my asking, I will not order one."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had an early reservation so it wasn't crowded or noisy. Service was attentive and food was delicious. We were able to have a cocktail first from the bar and we also brought in a bottle of wine. Offering this as an option is outstanding! Definetly will go back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Been there 10 times. Excellent food. Ask for the old dining room or porch due to noise in the new dining room. friendly service. Great Value."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I love Castello, the food is really good and the dining room is so warm and comfortable, the service is also top notch."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We ate at Castellos last Friday evening and we were very pleasantly surprised. Although we had been there before with a group, my husband and I ate by ourselves and it was an enjoyable experience. Their clams casino were to die for and both of our entrees were delicious and memorable. Desert was the final "icing on the cake"! Since it is a BYOB, we happily drank a bottle of our favorite Riesling. We will be going back very soon!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We made a reservation for four on Open Table for 5:45pm on a Saturday night. When we arrived, the restaurant was nearly empty and the hostess showed us to a table set for 3 next to the swinging door to the kitchen. She called to a server to add a 4th place setting which would put the chair directly in line with the swinging doors. We politely asked to be seated at the next table over. She said it was taken. We asked about three more empty tables but she said they were all taken. Then she said that we were shown to the "kitchen table" because we made our reservation online! She was so rude and dismissive! We did stay and sat on the enclosed, heated patio. The food was excellent, the service fair, but our arrival was awful."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I have hosted two birthday dinner parties recently at Castello and enjoyed both immensely. The food was outstanding only to be overshadowed by the great service. Attention to detail was self evident when you first encounter the owner and his staff. John our waiter was exceptionally good and added some nice energy and fun to both birthday dinners. If you like wine the BYOB option for wine is a great idea but it is always good to know they have a full bar if you need it. Great place and outstanding food!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I thought everything was perfect from the staff, to the food, and then to the dessert! I have lived in the area for 8 years and this was my first time going to this location. I definitely plan on returning!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Would highly recommend Castello at Blue Bell. Food and service were both very good. My eggplant appetizer was tasty and refined. My brocciola and rigatoni main course was excellent. The service was attentive and professional. My wife and dinner companions also enjoyed their selections. I can vouch for the callimari and crab fra diavalo appetizer which was tasty with a generous amount of crab and just enough bite. Their coffee is excellent. The dining space is compact with tables pretty close together, but the space was adequate and the noise level moderate- we were easily able to converse cross-table. A cut above most Italian places in the area."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Friendly, attentive staff. Great food, owner accessible to patrons. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Nice spot good food and presentation. We also appreciate the fact that BYO"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "You will be amazed by the knowledge of the staff. The "specials" practically outnumber items on the menu! It is especially nice when the owner actually makes his rounds throughout the dining room. Can't say enough about the food - simply amazing! You can't go wrong with Castello!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We have been here several times for lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. We were a party of six and each person was very pleased with their meal. Between the six of us we covered a wide selection of their food pasta, fish, veal beef. certainly will be back again."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "The food and the atmosphere was nice, but more expensive than what I would pay for a usually meal."
    Dined on 1/14/2014