Bistro Albertino

4.7
548 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Bistro Albertino is a chef owned restaurant where chef Goni decided to bring his European experience in Willow Grove and areas surrounding it. At Bistro Albertino you will find from homemade pastas and cheese to tender veal and chicken, from traditional dishes to contemporary dishes. You will feel welcome soon as you walk in, with the enthusiastic front of the house staff will accompany you to your experience with us. We accommodate children as well.
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j
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional. The last few times there food was great but service was a little off. So glad to see John there and of course service was what we've been used to.

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NJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Albertinos food is consistently excellent, great appetizers and specials. The staff is friendly and give great service, John is my favorite.

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service is always spot on...attentive but not overbearing. Food is exceptional especially the risotto, perfectly sized portions. BYOB is always a plus

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SS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never were here before but will definitely be back. Very unassuming place with a great menu. Hidden gem!

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J
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow! Food was EXCELLENT. We started with GRILLED CALAMARI. Our entrees were CHILEAN SEA BASS and SHRIMP IN A PESTO CREAM SAUCE. Absolutely delicious. Can’t say enough about the food here. We have been here several times and are always very pleased. The complimentary LIMONCELLO is a nice ending to a great meal.

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N
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I totally enjoyed our visit to Albertino’s as usual. The whole night was perfect. We will be back, for sure

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TB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wait staff was shorthanded so we were left standing for several minutes when we arrived at our reserved time. Once seated, service was attentive and fine. Our food was excellant. We will be back.

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CM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A dear friend and I met up for dinner and picked this spot as a halfway spot based upon the reviews. We were intrigued and decided this BYOB would be perfect. It was! The outside is nothing to look at; in fact, you’d probably drive on by without giving it any thought. But inside is totally different! Service was excellent and the dishes were delicious. I started with a golden beet salad with oranges and prosciutto on a bed of arugula. Delicious! My entree was a special, a white fish over a delicious risotto. My friend enjoyed her crabmeat and corn ravioli topped with jumbo shrimp. It looked scrumptious. I highly recommend this spot!!

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NA
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently good. The service is always attentive and friendly. A very nice place for gathering with family or friends.

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l
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABULOUS. As always Bistro Albertino is beyond excellent. The food is consistent every time. Can't think of any improvements that I would ever make. Keep up the great work your doing. We'll be dining again with you soon.

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DP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and terrific service. Definitely worth going, great to celebrate special occasions.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. The service was great!

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T
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. The specials are always wonderful.

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P
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal with great service!

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SN
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food
My girls loved the calamari!
Limoncello was to die for!

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m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 7 had a wonderful meal. Four of us ordered a special with cavatelli pasta but they only had two left so two had to have papardelli - all handmade and delicious so everyone was happy. Beautiful and tasty grilled octopus along with caprese for appetizers and both were very nice. The bread was perfect - crunchy on the outside, chewy in the middle. The service from our waiter, John, was excellent (as it has been before). The total bill for 7 people with apps was $225 and it was worth every penny. Thanks for the orangecello shots at the end!

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k
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time checking out this local spot. Prices were fine as were the portions. The homemade pasta was delicious. We all enjoyed the grilled calamari and meatball appetizers. More than enough to share amongst our party of eight. As far as entrees, not a bad meal in the bunch. And all of the servers were friendly and accommodating. We'll be back.

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places for a dinner out. It’s classy but also comfortable, phenomenal food, and the staff is very friendly.
Highly recommend!

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GS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A friendly, rather casual neighborhood suburban Italian restaurant with very tasty food, nicely served. The decor and ambiance need a bit of a upgrade---it seems kind old and tired and not very fresh. But it was good value and good food with fresh ingrdients. Homemade pasta, fine gnocchi, excellent creme brule' and very good spinach salad. The shrimp in my pasta were mercifully not overcooked as must restaurants do!
Shout out for them!

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TC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our go to Italian BYOB. Food is always well prepared and delicious. Our waiter Chris is polite and efficient.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a special spot. Food was wonderful. And I love BYOB!

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SB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Let me start by saying the food was great! Everyone in our party of 4 enjoyed their meal. The server and busgirl were attentive. The food came out in good time. When we first walked in, the restaurant seemed a little dark. It did seem quite loud, like the acoustics were loud in there. Overall, we'd come back and recommend to friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Fathers Day dinner!

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d
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You'd never know by the outside how lovely it is on the inside! Food was awesome. Best veal marsala I have ever had and the chocolate mousse was to die for. BYOB - they serve no alcohol but you can bring your own bottle.

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NS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Just a great place to go . Food is always delicious the service is always promptnstaff is exceptionally friendly and just make it a great experience.

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KH
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!!!!
Everything was perfect . And the orangecello at the end makes it extra special 🙂

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m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten hear a half dozen times now. The quality of the food is outstanding, although they could improve their bread game. Service is great. It's loud in there but no more so that most other restaurants. Would definitely recommend this over almost all other Italian restaurants in the area.

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H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and service was wonderful! Definitely will be going back soon!

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NJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places. The food and the service are always excellent.

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J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bistro Albertino is a hidden gem! We have reserved the restaurant on a Sunday for a large family gathering, which was flawless, and returned for a quiet dinner for two last week. There is no better steak to be had anywhere! The penne pasta in vodka crème sauce was also awesome! Wonderful, attentive service at a family-run, 5-star restaurant! I cannot say enough great things about this place!

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CG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner for three - all meals and the service was excellent. Great value for chicken and veal dishes.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, as usual!

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F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Bistro Albertino. Had reservations for dinner with friends to catch up and to celebrate 2 birthdays. It was a rainy Friday night and the place was packed. We were greeted immediately upon entering and our table was waiting for our party of 7. Our server John was very attentive and gave us great recommendations. The food was excellent from start to finish. Everyone in our party kept asking “how did you find this place?” The atmosphere was very friendly and comfortable. We were actually the last guest to leave the Bistro and never once were we rushed. One of the staff even said “be careful getting home” as we were leaving. So glad we found the Bistro. We will certainly be back again. Well worth the visit. Until next time...

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CL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Food was excellent, but the staff rushed us terribly.
I doubt that we will return.
The girl who refilled the water reached across in front of me while I was
eating - Very unprofessional!
Our friends also felt very rushed and their plates were taken before they were finished.
My husband asked for a second cup of coffee and never received it.

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H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived we were a little skeptical at first due to where it was located. Not your typical Italian restaurant. When we arrived the waiter was very polite. He was very nice through the entire meal. The food was excellent as well as the atmosphere. We are going back next week.

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R
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were there on a Friday evening. The restaurant was very full. Because of that, the service was a bit slow and not as attentive as on a weekday. I recommend making a reservation in advance for weekend dining. The food is still good though.

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LV
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were recommended to your restaurant by friends and were amazed by Everything!! Service, food, price, atmosphere! We will be back. Thank you!!

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RO
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, meals prepared wonderfully, with great taste. We forgot to bring wine, next time.

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HK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FIND A REAL GEM!! Everything from soup to desserts are awesome. This is the place that reminds you how bad chain restaurants are.

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply a treasure hidden in Willow Grove that serves some of the best homemade pasta in the area. Bring some chianti and enjoy!

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