Bistecca by Il Mulino

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BISTECCA by IL MULINO combines its heritage of hand-crafted pasta, local seafood and farm-fresh vegetables prepared in the classic fashion of Abruzzo’s cuisine with the comforts of a modern Steakhouse, it’s meticulously selected meats hand-cut by our Executive Chef and its skillfully appointed wine menu featuring the very best varietals from around the globe. Join us for an unforgettable meal and let our world-class service indulge you from the moment you arrive.
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HelenC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food overall but extremely disappointed they did not have lobster tail on the menu. Our server, Leroy, was excellent. The garlic bread on the caesar salad was delicious. Molten lava cake was to die for.

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SteveD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Friendly staff. Manager stopped by to see how we were doing. Nice.
Short rib ravioli were excellent. Nice salad selection.

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ginar
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was very poor Took to long for each course to be served and forever to get our drinks

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HeatherG
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Unfortunately, food was extremely over priced, portions small and food was sub par. Staff was wonderful.

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vipLouisC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Tried two different nights. While service was good. The ambiance is lacking first off the lighting is extremlu dark and one night we were seated next to the kitchen which the door was consistently left open with kitchen smells not pleasant.
The biggest complaint was the steaks both were order medium rare on being a filet and the other a strip steak came out well done both evenings. It wasn’t just us but heard other complaints from others seated around us as The complaint was made to the waitress but, no management ever came to the table which was unfortunate. Feel bad for waitstaff that’s is complained to - it is not there job to cook the food or fix the problems find this the chef and management jobs. Poorly run! Won’t be returning.

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JoanneS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

the food was excellent and the service was good. would definitely go again and definitely recommend to anyone.

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MicheleP
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and the service was outstanding! Will definitely come here again, loved it all around!

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JoannF
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and our waiter was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was amazing my steak was a tad overcooked but the taste was still great.

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SylviaP
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did a wonderful job considering just opening up after the COVID closure. Was a limited menu but still the same quality as always. Everyone did their part to make sure we were comfortable and safe for our dining pleasure.

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NicolaC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. Would highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress is amazing. Service is absolutely exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I have been to this establishment before the pandemic and the food was much better then and I loved it. This time The Cesar salad was mushy; the veal Marsala was one thick piece and a same size piece of some starch ( not lean and tender as I had it before ) and the octopus was one piece instead of 2 and very meaty (not the same as it was before). Also if you charge $65 for a steak would it hurt to add a potatoe ($2.99 for 5 lbs.) on the plate. It came with no mushrooms or topping . I know everything was separate but come on.....a baked potatoe! I was so excited to go there again and it was a major disappointment .....won’t return . I never cared about the check but paying $401 with all of us leaving with nothing positive to say I felt I wasted the money. Let me end by saying that the 3 prior times I was there I loved it...somethings wrong !

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MichaelY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We were the first customers of the evening. The bathrooms were not cleaned from the night before. The men's room had no towels and the garbage was full. The ladies room had no toilet paper and the garbage was also full there. Little basic things that makes you wonder how the kitchen was cleaned.

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AngeloO
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner myself and wife look forward to coming back really soon

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DebraF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was prepared perfectly. Nice presentation, cooked perfect and delicious. Service was not rushed at all, but a little slow for us. Regular menu is a la carte and pretty expensive - expect to pay $70-$100 per person, but the Special Priced Fixed Menu that they going on now as a promo is a great value. $39 per meal, salad, entree and desert all included. 4-5 entree selections. Something for everyone. Must be seated before 6pm for the Price Fix Menu and you have to ask for this menu.

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KarinaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food! Hate having to walk through the smokey casino, but the food is great. Will try something different next time! 😊

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staceya
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was amazing! Unfortunately the rest of the experience was less impressive. We waited 8 minutes after being seated before someone approached us. The only reason I know if was 8 minutes is the manager approached us and apologized for us waiting 8 minutes and bought us a round of drinks. We waited at least another 10 minutes for our drinks to arrive. Our appetizers came out quickly and then we waited and waited for our entrees and next round of drinks. Our waitress was non existent. She just seemed to disappear. It was very surprising to us knowing the reputation and prior experiences we've had with Il Mulino restaurants. It was not even a busy night. I could not imagine what the service would be like if it had been.

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Pricey and had some issues. We expected better service. The filets were perfect but the service was rough.

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ProfBob
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at Bistecca we had an excellent meal and outstanding service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in the Poconos!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good experience, only complaint is the amount of time it took before we got our drinks and we ordered food

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was outstanding. There was chaos with your waiters. We had to different waiters and drink orders were wrong on three different occasions, waited long periods of time for a waiter came back to our table, and at times they looked confused. I would recommend my friends/family and I would come back to dine because of the food.

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NancyJ
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had gone for my daughter’s 25th birthday... the food was very good and servers were nice. They even brought my daughter a plate with Happy Birthday on it and chocolate wine on it for everyone at the table!!!...except for her friend that was pregnant. Only thing that was disappointing to us is how LONG the meal took. We had appetizers, entrees, and desserts. We were there for 3 hours. We do like to relax and take our time eating and not to we rushed. However, when you arrive at 7:30pm, you don’t expect to leave at 10:30pm.

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ChristopherP
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit here. The food was absolutely amazingly incredible. We ordered & shared plates. Butternut squash ravioli & the veal tenderloin. The veal was just completely well prepared & cooked to perfection. The ravioli was also cooked to perfection & tasted wonderful! We will definitely be coming back!!

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Christine
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to take a weekend away on whim. I made reservations for 6pm Saturday and we are certainly glad we decided to go here. The food was amazing but what made our night that much better was our outstanding waiter. I really wish we could remember his name. We even waited a few minutes after we were done to see if the manager would come back so we could tell him about our amazing experience. The food was cooked to perfection and perfect portions. The waiter checked in often and was by far one of the most polite and personable waiters we've ever encountered. I can honestly say I have never in my life had a waiter shake my hand and say it had been his pleasure to serve us at the end of our meal!

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ronaldc
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

LIGHTING A LITTLE TOO LOW. MUSIC WAS TOO LOUD. SHOULD BE "BACKGROUND MUSIC" NOT TO THE POINT PEOPLE HAVE TO RAISE THEIR VOICES TO TALK OVER IT. SERVICE WAS GREAT WITH EXCEPTION THAT MEAL TOOK QUITE AWHILE TO COME FROM KITCHEN. I DID ASK A MAN IN CHARGE TO LOWER MUSIC AND HE HANDLED MY COMPLAINT EXTREAMLY WELL. HE HAS GOOD "PEOPLE SKILLS". NICE TO SEE THAT. WILL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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Josephr
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife eat there for dinner very good service very good food

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Dolly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good and the pre fix at $39 is a great value

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JenniferG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the most AWESOME!!!!! dining experience I have had in long time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and Brittany at the bar is terrific!

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GARYC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had the branzino. It was excellent, but the potion of 6 ounces was small for the 42 dollar cost

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the bar. Brittany was the bartender and server both nights. She is a gem. Professional, personable and excellent at what she does. They are lucky to have her.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We had high expectations for Bistecca but our experience did not match. Staff was friendly but wait times for drinks and food were exceptionally long. Good was good but the prices were exorbitant.

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MichelleM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from the time you are seated. The bread is absolutely delicious. They bring a delightful whipped butter and a Tamponade.
The appetizers are a great portion to share. The truffle fries is enough for a table of 4. the lobster bisque is liquid gold. Pure deliciousness. All the ingredients in every dish is so fresh! We dined here 2 times and each time was truly delicious. There wasn’t one thing I would change. The whole experience was super. The wait staff is so attentive. We will surely return soon.

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JoanneM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and every course was delicious!

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vipuptowngirl
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Horrible experience start to finish. Had an 8pm reservation, did not get seated right away even though there were tables open. It took forever for someone to get us water, let alone take our drink order. Our food came out an hour after we ordered it, and one entree was wrong. The waitress offered to bring us a shrimp cocktail on the house, although we already had a shrimp cocktail for an appetizer.... not comping the one we had offering another one while knowing one of the two people at the table was a vegetarian...? Then the manager was walking around offering free rounds of drinks to guest for the delays and never came to us, meanwhile our food was just as delayed and wrong on top of it. The food was as bland as could be and my husbands steak was not cooked how he requested it but he was to hungry to return it... we spent two hours there mostly just waiting. Not to mention hearing the waitstaff complain to each other and even the manager about whatever was going on. So unprofessional.

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LaurenG
Poconos
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried Bistecca for the first time and quickly realized this is our new date night dinner spot! Food was delicious, portion sizes are great and the service was quick and very friendly. A must try is the fresh mozzarella, tomato and arugula salad appetizer. The freshest, creamiest mozzarella ever! The bread basket is wonderful too. Two kinds of bread perfectly warmed with spreadable butter and a tomato garlic like jam. The best part was the chicken parm. I don't know how they do it but the light crispy breading makes this so unique. Looking forward to our next dinner experience with them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Main server took our order while two other servers cleared table. There was a long wait for server to come over. I was served the wrong meal, so my friend's meal hot cold waiting for me. When we asked for bread, we were told they didn't have any left. Our original main server never came back to our table to check on us. Manager did take my meal off the bill. Food was very good, but service was poor.

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barbaras
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Possibly the worst restaurant I have ever visited. The food was not edible. The bread was old, my steak was too salty to even eat (and I asked for no salt). I was disappointed from beginning to end. This restaurant bears no resemblance to any other Il Mulino I have dined at.

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