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Permanently Closed - Bistro Limoncello

4.1
184 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Bistro Limoncello is a hot spot in the metro west area! Old school Italian with an American flair.

NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Dessert
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Hours of operation
Dinner 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner 11AM - 11PM
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Phone number
(508) 393-5440
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Bistro Limoncello can accommodate all your private dining needs. Bistro Limoncello Ristorante, old school Italian with an American flair.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (508) 393-5440
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 20
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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

We really enjoyed our night out, the food was exceptional, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect. We will be coming back soon.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Amazing menu from the Brussels sprouts appetizer to the pasta and seafood main dishes and the salads were a great accompaniment! Fresh ingredients, delicious drinks and great presentation. We will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Our first visit and I'm sorry we waited so long. Excellent meal and service with genuine smiles. We'll be be back to sample other menu choices

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Went for a Sat. night dinner with a friend. It was not crowded and our waitress was very accommodating. Ordered appetizer, cocktails (limited number but very tasty) and main entrée. My limoncello scampi was delicious with large tender shrimp. we talked for hours and it felt very comfortable. I would recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Friday night dinner, as always, everything was great. Lorie, was our waitress, always very attentive and always a smile. Great place to relax after a long week. Good is always great!! ps. On fridays now, they have music!! Fun night!!

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2017

We have been meaning to try this place, and a gift card from a friend got us there. Simple menu executed well. Delicious cocktail, good wine list, pleasant, efficient service. The live music made talking difficult, but the jazz trio was excellent. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2017

I try to bring my husband here for lunch at least every other Wednesday. Stacy and John are awesome. I would highly recommend it for any occasion

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

I've had the steak a few times and it was excellent. My wife very much likes their sea food selection

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2017

took over an hour to get our food. We were just a party of 4 and the restaurant was not full

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Hidden gem. Great Italian food options. Not crowded. Downside was mocktails. It was strange it was not busy on a Saturday night. Liked dinner entree of overall service.

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2.0Dined on June 1, 2017

Was looking forward to a Phantom Gourmet pick. The food was luke warm with overcooked pasta and the chicken was chewy. Was surprised that the cappuccino we ordered was not hot at all and the server new this and said she even preheated the cups and offered to microwave our coffees. 🤔 Very disappointed and will not be returning!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Hostess McKenna pleasantly met us! Waitstaff very attentive! Excellent entres served! Veal chop, chicken picatta, haddock, salmon, eggplant parm, and veal parm. All piping hot!
Perfect meal!

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1.0Dined on May 19, 2017

There for two hours, for pasta, on a friday evening after we all worked all day. 6:30-8:30. Service was so slow. One hour to get our pasta dishes, though not many people in there, and waited five minutes for cheese after we got food! As italians, we know how long pasta takes. Manager said there was only one chef and offered free desserts. Would rather have had meals half comped. Not worth the cost and wait. Dont care what phantom gourmet says.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Dinner was just ok, but I give them the benefit of the doubt. It was mother's day and we were the last ones to be seated. I think they were all tired. Starter was mussels in white wine sauce that was very bland and mussels tasted frozen and mealy. Main course Filet Mignon with vegetables and roasted potatoes. Filet was cold and roasted potatoes weren't roasted at all, just boiled. Didn't give the food back as we wanted to go home and we like our steak medium rare - would have been too well done if re-heated. My husband has been there before for a business dinner and he enjoyed it, so I will give them another try someday.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Great Mother's Day late lunch/dinner here scheduled last minute. Risotto bites were fantastic!! Bread and oil were also a huge he hit with kids. Good meal overall!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Veal piccata was very good. Service was friendly and professional. Have dined here several times and while not a good value for large families, it's perfect for special occasions and dinner for two.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2017

service was terrible, slow night - was there for over 2 hours. 25 minutes just to get prosecco that already comes in a small bottle.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Great service, excellent food, nice decor and great bar.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Great place to dine! Wonderful food, good service and quiet atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Once again we enjoyed excellent food and service. We were seated promptly unlike at a Westborough Italian restaurant where we no longer dine. Some visit, I will actually order another dish other than my favorite Sinatra chicken and sausage dish. Well, maybe.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2017

My wife and I enjoy trying new places and returning to ones that stick. This one will not be a return visit. The ambiance is well suited for a night out with no kids. The service, although prompt and attentive, seemed awkward at times. As for the food... I will not go into specifics, but the bread and oil before the meal, were the best part.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2017

4 of us had lunch on a Saturday. We had the dining room to ourselves! The food was prepared well, presented well, and served piping hot. The wait staff had little to do, but were not annoying. They let us chat and relax. We were slow to order and lingered. It was an enjoyable visit with friends that we had not seen for a while.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Four of us came for dinner. I strayed from my go to classics and tried the veal saltimbocca(sp?)
It was OK, I tad too salty for my tastes but still good. They could have added a bit more veal to the plate as it was a bit shy.
All else liked their meals and we all left filled. Total bill with a few drinks $150 plus tip.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

My wife and I were very pleased with every aspect of our visit. We were seated immediately, had bread and water within a minute or two, and were greeted by our waitress immediately after that. Everything we ordered came quickly, and was delicious. The only change I would recommend, is that they list the pricing on the separate Specials menu. My wife and I both ordered entrees (and her appetizers) from it. We likely would have ordered the same had we known the pricing, but I was a bit surprised when I examined the check. Overall, a great local spot, with great service, great food, and mostly reasonable pricing. I recommend that you give it a try.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Bistro Limoncello is a local favorite of ours. The food is always wonderful, tasty, and portions are great. Our server, Marty, was personable, informative, and even as things got busy still responsive to our needs. I tend to pick from the specials offered; which have always been fantastic, but my family loves the veal dishes. We have never been disappointed and we definitely recommend!

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. We met another couple there for dinner over the weekend. Ordered meatballs and melanzane rollatini for appetizer. Both were delicious. House salad came next, generous size. I ordered the Frutti Di Mare for dinner, it was delicious; again generous portion. Two people in my party ordered the Veal Saltimbocca for their dinner. They felt it was good but too much lemon, taste more like piccata instead. They switched the pasta on two of the dishes but they were quick to make it better with free dessert. Would definitely try again.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Our dinners were very good. The waitress was just adequate. Looking forward to a return visit.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

My husband and I made a reservation for Valentines Day. The menu looked very good, so thought we give it a try. The food was very good. We got a meatball appetizer that was good, but my husband thought could have been a bit warmer. I got chicken parmesean as I wanted to try out the red sauce, my husband got con pollo and broccoli. My chicken parm was amazing. Panko crust was delicious and crispy, the cheese was fresh and perfectly melted, all in all, the best I have had I'm sure. When my husbands meal came he thought it looked light on the chicken in the plate, but he devoured every bite and found it to be quite filling. Don't let size affect your judgement, the portions were perfect.
Our server was polite, and the waitstaff in general were very polite as well. I do think they understaffed for such a big date night. It appeared they only had 2 waitresses serving 20 tables. Though we were served our dinners and dessert fairly quickly, our waitress was held up by a larger table and another arriving table and we didnt' get our bill for 30 minutes after we got our dessert. This is something we hate about eating out. My advice for all waiters and waitresses is to come back shortly after dropping off the dessert and leaving the bill with a 'no rush' comment.
Overall nice place, good food, but you need more staff! :)

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Had a Valentine reservation, were greeted/seated promptly. Table a bit small but OK. Bread basket had 1 type of bread which is fine by us and the bread was good. We shared an appetizer, brussel sprouts, which we both enjoyed. My date had one of the V-day specials, sea bass. I ordered caesar salad and Chicken Sinatra which is one of the normal house specials. Sea bass was very good. Caesar salad was not good at all, not inedible, but the flavors I expected were not there. I order Caesar salad a lot. All the others have been similar; this was bland. The Chicken Sinatra was also pretty bland. Both my salad and entre I could easily have made better at home. Ordered a slice of their lemon cake to go. It was good but laughable for the skimpy size. Service was annoyingly slow. It seemed like there was plenty of help but maybe the kitchen was to blame? Prices seemed a bit high. All in all a very unimpressive experience, will not be back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Staff & service was excellent. The food was good and the dinner specials were very creative. Oysters were not really chilled when served. Otherwise a great experience.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Our waitress was not very good. The other staff was fine. Food was slow and honestly better food and value if we'd gone to Bertucci's. I don't mind spending a lot if it's all great. But that wasn't the case. Even the Caesar salad was somehow bland. Baffling.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Always delicious. Great service!

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2017

The chef refused to have a steak sauce of any type and the sides were tiny. Too many other great places in the area to go to. We will not return there.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2017

Awesome food, friendly staff. I had a veal chop that was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2016

Excellent service and food. Mmmm,m,mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2016

My husband and I are big foodies, and The food here was absolutely amazing, especially their risotto balls. Great service, very friendly and warm. They even treated us to a small glass of limoncello on the house. We'll definitely be back!!!

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2.0Dined on December 22, 2016

This is the third time we have been there and each time has been disappointing. We decided to give it one last try to see if you had improved in 9 to 12 months.

I had the special of sausage and shrimp bowtie pasta with the marinara sauce. As a special it should be something I don't know special? First the dish came out barely warm and second sausage was average sausage at best and a little overcooked. But the worst part was the shrimp which as a dish I love. It was the most robbery and either totally over cooked or somewhat under cooked , it was hard for me to tell. I literally couldn't eat more than two of the fairly large shrimp which was such a huge waste.

Really a very very below average Italian restaurant which I would not recommend to anyone and I don't leave this lightly . I leave very few personal reviews and we go to a lot of restaurants Monthly

They desperately need a new chef.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2016

We went with another couple, we got a couple of apps to share, Arancini and Meatballs, both we fantastic. We each got a different entree, everyone was very satisfied. We'll be back for sure!

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2016

The atmosphere and service was acceptable but my dates tenderloin was grossly undercooked. Set it back and it was a wait to get it back...

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2016

Excellent food, but overpriced. There are better options in the area for a more affordable meal with excellent quality.

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