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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
  • Email: Castellowest@yahoo.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
  • "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
  • "Luncheon items were reaonably priced. Restaurant offers a quiet respite for dining."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant in my neighborhood several times. This time my experience was not as good as usual. We sent back the calamari because it was chewy. They exchanged it for Oyster Rockefeller but the spinach tasted too creamy. The gnocchi had too much butter in it. My veal chop marsala was very flavorful however, the waiter did not ask me how I wanted it cooked and it was too rare for me to eat. My friend ordered the scallop entree and they were the smallest scallops we ever saw. I think this restaurant is going downhill fast and the owner needs to be more observant before it is too late."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The food was amazing. The restaurant was very nice and our dinners were very very good!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We had our annual Christmas lunch here and were very impressed. Will continue to eat here throughout the year, also."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Food was good, service was good, Ambiance was good. A little pricey. Lacking some of the Italian kitchen table feeling."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Castello's has a wonderful varied menu and a pretty dining room, I was the only one of 7 who has dined there before and everyone enjoyed their meals. I will be returning."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "Food,service,&ambience are good. Special prices are too pricey.Waiter shoul tell cost of each specialty item"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "John was our server and he was excellent. Allowed us to take our time, knew the menu specials very well. Extremely friendly ....Excellent Service"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Even though we had reservations, no table was held for us. We were told we would have to eat outside.. We were reluctantly given A table inside. The restaurant was bustling. A waiter did finally come over and was very professional. However, that was the last that we saw of him. Our appetizer, stuffed mushrooms came and were hot and tasty. Bread was also provided. We brought our own wine and they opened it for us at no extra charge. My husband and I both ordered the ravioli with hazelnut sauce. It had three large shrimp and four very small scallops. Everything was fresh but the ravioli, homemade, were limp and a bit tough. The sauce was nice tasting but thin. The fish lacked flavor. The room was nice but we were not overly impressed."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Good food, great service and good pricing. My husband and I were there recently and enjoyed our dinner and the appetizers. Definitely would go again."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "If you like to feel ignored, this is the place for you! My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and were seated at a table in the corner. It was downhill from there. We sat without acknowledgment for a good 15 minutes with several "I'll be right with you". Menus were already on the table and not presented to us. Finally someone came and gave us water. Then we waited another 10 minutes for the waiter to show up and recite the specials for the evening. Each entrée was placed without much fanfare and a lot of waiting in between. Finally the waiter shows up with the dessert tray and says I apologize but its not my fault (have no idea what the apology was for, but apparently it wasn't his fault!). Definitely would not recommend."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2013