Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell
Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell

Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ristorantecastello.com/
  • Phone: 2152839500
  • 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 2152839500

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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Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)fit for foodies (41)special occasion (41)great for outdoor dining (33)good for groups (22)romantic (17)great for lunch (14)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Let me down
    DeanoVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was our third time at Castello, and it is likely out last as the experience has gone down each time. The BYOB is a plus, and their main servers are friendly and accommodating. But the food is lackluster and disappointing. The calamari fra diavolo appetizer was not made with fresh calamari, and the result was a previously frozen chewy mess. The braciole special tasted very good, but when half a toothpick unexpectedly winds up in the back of your throat, you forget about taste. The server was apologetic, but I feel that after such an experience, the restaurant must give something - a dessert on the house, something. Castello gave nothing, so for that and other reasons we won't be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissappointing
    Rich
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We weren't told the price of the specials, as is done at many restaurants, and they were overpriced and to numerous to keep track of. Our chicken Rosmarino was dry and had hardly any flavor. Very doubtful that we would return. One positive was the appetizers were good
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lv2eat
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wonderful restaurant. Food always well prepared and delicious. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Menu selection
    DeLuc
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I was very impressed with the selection of specials on the menu. Fish dishes were excellent. Great dinner overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Day!
    Girlsdayout
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    First girls' day out in over a year. After our morning spa treatments we had an awesome lunch at Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell. The food was great and the staff was extremely attentive. We enjoyed ourselves so much. Thank you!! A++
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience again!
    InnaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We've been there several times; this time we brought two more couples. Everyone loved their food, and the fact that it is BOYB. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodiesx2VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We just found Castello, in Blue Bell. Three of us(1 vegetarian, 2 omnivores) had a wonderful lunch! An unusual gazpacho, heartier than usual, very delicious. 3 Artichokes still attached to the perfectly tender stem, light sauced. Te spinach salad was tender crisp, the walnuts added a delicious crunch, and the light champagne vinaigrette dressing was perfect. Linguini Siciliano had a delicious sausage with the aldente pasta. The Vitello Di Castello pleased one very fussy diner - veal, crabmeat, and artichokes in a prosecco sauce. We like it so much that we are doing takeout for 8 family members this weekend. Must mention that it is hard to find in its office complex, but back off route 73 so even outdoor dining was quiet. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine experience at Castello
    Castello
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Service was attentive; food was tasty, atmosphere relaxed but not casual. A little pricey for some, perhaps, but all in all a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem of a Restaurant!
    jacquieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Phenomenal Food! A great BYOB with unbelievable service - JOHN the head server is Fantastic. He is delightful, funny, professional. The menu is superb - what a selection for anyone - seafood, meats, pastas...and an exciting array of Specials not on the menu. We have made several more reservations through the rest of the year - it's a good - priced restaurant, as well. Tough to find back in an office park area off of 73, but thank God it's there! We love you, Castello's Team!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always outstanding
    RayRVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I have eaten at Ristorante Castello many times and have never been disappointed. The wait staff is pleasant, attentive and efficient. Because they help each other service is seamless. The food, especially the specials, is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    jdiner327
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We love Ristorante Castello. I had forgotten to ask for an outside table but the hostess cheerfully seated us outside. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was prompt, professional and friendly. In our opinion, this is the best restaurant in our area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely discovery in Blue Bell
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Oh a whim, I made a last minute reservation to celebrate my sister's birthday including our four young children. The staff was very kind and attentive and playful towards the children. The small crowd during the early dining hour did not seem to mind our children and were very friendly. The pasta and meat dishes were delicious. We were very happy to have discovered a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Martmaneats
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    my wife, son and I ate there for our 30 anniversary. First time there and had a wonderful time. The wait staff was great and engaging. The food was excellent. The owner was engaging as well. We had truly a wonderful meal/experience/evening. We will definitely go back. Lots!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We went for our ten year wedding anniversary. The food is amazing. Everything we got was so good. They had this artichoke app that's crazy good. The Waiter was so helpful and great. It's a great restaurant. We will go back a million times. My new favorite place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PruneVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Should give 100 points when you reserve a table. Need a more shades porch for outdoor dining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lobster101VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Every time we go to Castello's we love it more and more. Delicious salads with shrimp, chicken was fabulous as well as the salmon. One of our favorites. Thank you Ristorante Castello!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • roxieluv
    roxieluv
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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
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  • Always excellent
    DiningProVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Gem!
    ILuvFood
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My fiancee and I have been there 6 times in the last few months. Ristorante Castello is one of those restaurants that I wish I would have found much sooner. The food is fantastic! We have tried a variety of items on the menu and everything has been top notch. The seafood is fresh and they have the best oysters around. It's not just the food that makes this place a go to place for us. The entire wait staff are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. You really couldn't ask for a nicer bunch of people.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    BelleNicoleVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    LarryRVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seating for two
    BobB
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very limited number of tables for two. Appears they are very busy and don't seat two people at a table for four.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious !
    JayGVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit, plan more
    JoeNVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Had a wonderful meal and service. BYOB an added benefit!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New find
    JLW105
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    LLK605
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TwinsVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Overall delicious as always, but double the price since it was Mothers Day. Not cool
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    Foodlover
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mothers Day Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great!!
    Sammy
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinnerout
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great dinner with friends. Everything was great. Food, service,prices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    pickyeater
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NiNi
    NiNiVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 77 reviews are from the Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell reviews archive.
  • Great BYOB
    vince
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The food is superior Italian, not your typical spaghetti and meatballs. A true dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • had time to savor the meal/ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mygirls2017VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Easter Dinner
    BIGFAN
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've been there many times
    NikNik
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I've been there many times and the food is always very good and the service is excellent (attentive, but not smothering).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.