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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (46)fit for foodies (40)special occasion (35)great for outdoor dining (29)good for groups (17)romantic (14)great for lunch (12)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Was given a gift card. Never had been to this establishment. Took three friends with me for dinner. All of us enjoyed our meal, and the service was above par. All four will return with guests to enjoy. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This restaurant was reccomended by a friend and I was extremely pleased with my experience. The ambiance, the food and outstanding service was everything and more than I expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Restaurant
    Johnny
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We totally enjoyed our dinner at Ristorante Castello. The service was excellent, and the dining room was quiet and elegant, without being too formal (casual attire). The menu has a large selection of authentic Italian dishes, plus there were several interesting specials the night we ate there (including braciole and osso buco. Both the specials and items we had from the regular menu were great. Definitely recommend Ristorate Castello for a nice night out and a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Lisa
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We love going here. BYO if you choose, which is nice. The staff is wonderful. Habib is attentive and caring about your experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Discovery for Italian
    ChippyVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Our first time dining here. We knew of Ristorante Castello when they were in Lansdale but never ate there.. Service was terrific! Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. The owner came over to our table to thank us, a nice touch. It's BYOB but also has a bar which is nice to have the choice. The menu is very nice and simple, but hold on until you hear about the specials. I was impressed, they had an appetizer special, a salad special, and two meat and fish specials. Making your choice very difficult.. The pasta is fresh and the sauces are divine. My 9 year old had the veal and ate everything on his plate. I cut his veal for him with minimal effort so I had to try it and was impressed. Overall a great find. We will be back for sure!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for dinner; BYOB!
    InnaVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We've been to this restaurant quite a few times, and keep coming for more. Service is impeccable, food is creative and always tasty, and you can enjoy your own bottle of wine with dinner - what else can you ask for? We brought many friends there, and will continue to do so. Some specials are a bit pricey, but always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phil
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    First time at the restaurant and the experience was wonderful. We will be back. Excellent food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointing
    AfoodEVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food is always top notch along with the service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always wonderful
    sophie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food and service are so good no wonder that it is always so busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ArmandVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    very well prepared plates, delightful taste and excellent attention makes this restaurant our first choice. Prices are very reasonable and most important we are allowed to bring your own wine. We had a pleasant conversation with the owner who explained to us that he combines the Italian taste with some touches of French and American Cuisine. All fish plates are very fresh, well prepared and they taste like the fish was just caught. Very highly recommended. You need to have reservations, particularly Saturdays
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greatfood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great food and great service. Place was very nice and the there was a great menu selection. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try this hidden gem
    Foodiesx2VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    In Blue Bell-hard to find in an office complex building.Fantastic food,lots of items for vegetarians.2 folks had Veal Castello and Blackened Tilapia and found them delicious,tender,perfectly seasoned and sauced. I had the special appetizer of roasted artichoke hearts, done with stem left on, just delicious. A pasta special had some of the best broccoli rabe ever. They now had a liquor license but do permit bringing your own wine. Service has been great on all three occasions. Try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to our dining list
    AMNT
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food and better service. My wife and I go to Italian restaurants regularly and we will definetly add Castello to our list. BYOB makes it a very affordable fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Power eating..
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went again back to this restaurant after having been disappointed year ago. The food is very good the service friendly and accommodating, however, after having requested a certain area table the very unsmiling hostess refused to seat us. We were accommodated to another table however, it has always baffled me as to why they don't offer the nice tables but have them open the entire time we have been in the restaurant. This was an early seating and its not the first time they refused to seat us there. The tables more than one stayed empty, perhaps, the staff was waiting for some favorite customers. We felt rushed and had our appetizer, dinner and shared a bottle of wine all within 45minutes.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ristorante Castellos at Blue Belll
    volunteer
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The evening was perfect to dine outside; so that the noise level gave us the ability to carry on a conversation. Our wait person, Christy, could not have been more charming and full of information. The food matched all the other needs a restaurant should supply. Will return soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an expierence
    afoodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    great food, service was the best, the noise level @ 7:30 to 9:30 is very very loud. hard to hear your own conversations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
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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
    • Service
    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 94 reviews are from the Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell reviews archive.
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.