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Party Size
For 2
Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
9:00 PM
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Castello

4.4
251 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
Family owned and operated since 2007
Our Executive Chef/Owner Deme looks to provide Danbury with New York City Quality Food and Service
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(203) 743-3828
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Deme
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Private party facilities
With 3 different rooms we have everything to help you host your special event. . We also offer set menus that work for almost any budget!
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Private party contact
Nori: (203) 743-3828
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Catering
Catering Available in house or off site, call Nori to get more details
at 203 743 3828
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Street
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Parking details
Parking is available underneath the building, as well as on our side entrance.
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Special events & promotions
call Nori to get more details
at 203 743 3828
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Let us at Castello Help so how much Your Mother means to YOU.
we will be serving our regular a la cart menu along with Specials of the evening
we are now accepting reservations.

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Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 251 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had such a nice dinner on Saturday night my neighbors recommended this restaurant- many gluten free options and nice wine. Everything was delicious can’t heleive I drove by a zillion times and never went there - We will absolutely go back and I might plan my sons graduation party there next year

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The service was quite attentive. The meal was delicious. I started with a special appetizer of sautéed Brussels sprouts with bacon. They were simply wonderful. They weren't bitter as some Brussels sprouts can be, and the crumbled bacon added just enough contrast. My husband ordered the mozzarella caprese with peppers, which he enjoyed. The herb-seasoned breadsticks were delicious, but the Italian bread with balsamic vinegar and olive oil was only fair. I did like the pieces cheese that were served with the bread. My main dish was the chicken scarpariello—chicken with sausage, mushrooms, and thyme. It, too, was delicious, but the sausage was burnt and tough. My husband ordered off the menu: veal Milanese—thin veal cutlet with tomato sauce. It's his favorite, and he said it was wonderful. Another thing I liked was the main dishes were served with vegetables instead of the ubiquitous pasta. We don't drink, so I can't comment on the wine, and we didn't stay from dessert as I had a homemade birthday cake waiting at home for my husband. One this abhor about restaurants these days is the noise level that causes guests to shout, only adding to the noise. CASTELLO was quiet. Granted we ate early, but the noise level didn't increase as other guests arrived. Thank you CASTELLO for a lovely meal. We will dine again soon!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent (table-side) Caesar Salad and wonderful Red Snapper for two. Been there before and will go again.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Castello is an awesome restaurant! Authentic Italian, right in my own front yard! We took our sister-in-law there for her birthday and she liked it very much. "Non-rushed" atmosphere, time to talk, but the service is prompt. The employees/ waiters are all very personable. Great atmosphere. The food is excellent and varied. The salmon I had was cooked to my desire - rare - yet fell off of the fish in its classic "cooked to perfection" chef's skills.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day...
No rose for my Fiancé as advertised. No Moët champagne, none in stock. My fiancé, then ordered a Moscato and they didn’t have that either??
2 couples orders were taken before ours and we were there before them?
Then the valet gives you a ticket, so they can identify your car when you are finished with dinner. You would think, the ticket he gave me didn’t match my keys, I had to locate my keys for my car on their key board.
Will never dine here again, very disappointed especially on a night to celebrate “Valentines Day”... stay away, they seemed as though they were not prepared for the Valentines Day crowd.
Good Luck to those who may still patronize this place, I know we will not and I will not be recommending it to anyone else!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day dinner - crowded, but service was slow but good. Food was very good.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

A bit dated...needs some comtemporary touches. Food is fine, drinks at bar fine, service very adequate.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic family run restaurant. Second time having dinner here. Great service and atmosphere and in house desserts. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Food is always delicious no matter what we order. Ceasar salad prepared table side .....wait staff are very accommodating and will fix something not even on menu. Warm personable servers and wait staff....engaging and humorous.
Try it...you won't be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

This will have been my second time coming to this restaurant. My wife being Italian she loved the environment. The interior decor, the food, and the wine were on point. This place is both suitable for a mature crowd as well as a family crowd. The wait staff were very friendly and constantly visiting our table taking care of our needs and always kindly asking if we needed anything else. When I made the reservation I mentioned that this was for my wife's birthday and due to this we were given what I consider one of the "best spots" for seating. The specials were of a variety and the prices that went along with it were very reasonable as well as the menu items. All in all, if you like Italian food and want to go somewhere considered nice this is the place. Definitely a gem of Danbury.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Another visit, excellent service, food was very good. White wine selection isn't the strongest, but there are a good selection of reds. The place was pretty empty on a Wednesday night, service was very attentive. Would definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Had calamari appetizer &osco booco for dinner — EXCELLENT The table next to us was loud a party of 6 but it was 7:00 New Year’s Eve it should be expected when to much achohol is consumed

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Castello was one of those rare choices where I asked the advice of OpenTable. Meeting friends attempting to locate a mutually distant choice but, wanting to find a rare jewel. Mission accomplished, I'd suggest to anyone the delicious dining experience was greater than my expectation as well as my guest. An outstanding menu only improved by a variety of nightly specials, insightful servers who were accommodating, knowledgeable and attentive. Please add a visit to your 2018 New Year resolutions, a true after the holidays gift to yourself, Ciao!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

This is by far one of the best restaurants in the area and I highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates excellent food, superior service and reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a great Christmas dinner here - it made it easier when we were struggling with being far from family! Amazing family run place with kind and warm staff! Delicious food!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Very good food and service. Went for Christmas dinner and will return again.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent food. And open for Christmas!!! Friendly staff and easy to find location

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Glad I read the reviews, otherwise I wouldn't have found this restaurant. Good food, good service and good value.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Really authentic and fabulous service. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a great time there due to the excellent service by staff who clearly liked their work! Food was great and prepared to our instructions. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2017

First time here, went based on an article on local restaurant ratings. Service was top-notch. Food very good. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

My son brought me here for Thanksgiving and it was wonderful. The food, waitstaff and the owner himself could not have been better. I will definitely bring my husband here next time.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

The perfect place for a get together with friends. Great atmosphere, service and food!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and great service

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2017

very nice Italian food. great service and the tables were really spacer far from each other

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4.0Dined on September 27, 2017

The food is consistently excellent! They make a table side Caesar salad that is Amazing! All pasta and fish entrees rival any 5 star NYC restaurant. That is what we have tried. Also the desserts are homemade and authentic Italian. This is a small family business. Two brothers wait and bus the tables any time we've been there. They are so congenial, funny and polite. The service is impeccable!
The ambiance is old Italian. It could use a little updating.

Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Not busy. Needs Remodeling. Food very good service good but doesn't feel special. No action funny feeling to be in an almost empty large restaurant with only a few diners

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Took a client group for a dinner meeting and had made a number of special requests regarding menu and room set up. Everything was handled perfectly! The staff were highly attentive without being intrusive, and the food and wine were outstanding. I will definitely be back, and I highly recommend the restaurant for personal or business dining!

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4.0Dined on September 12, 2017

We were dining late, so there was only 1other table. The food was good, and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Their food is always fabulous. I keep ordering the branzino ( perfectly cooked and filleted at the table with expertise.The ricotta cheesecake reminds me of my mother in laws.The homemade pasta is perfect!

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

If you're looking for a great taste of Europe, look no further. As soon as you walk in, it feels as if you're in Italy. The ambience of the place makes you feel as if you're right at home with that wonderful, welcoming, & comforting feeling. The service and food was remarkable. I had the spaghetti alla Castello and it had the right amount of spiciness to my dish which made it very enjoyable for me. The service was excellent & efficient, we were able to enjoy our dinner comfortably & we didn't feel like we were being rushed at all. Definitely will be coming back again.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2017

When we are back in town we love having dinner here. The staff is like family, service is wonderful and the food is absolutely amazing. Fresh and always delicious. A must visit.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2017

The service was excellent as was the food. Tableside preparation of Caesar Salad and also tableside service of Red Snapper were phenomenal! Highly recommend to anyone who truly enjoys an outstanding meal with service to match. One of the best restaurants in the area for certain.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Amazing as always!!! Great service, authentic cuisine.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Love the food at Castello and the service is always great.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Castello is a nice place to bring a date. The service here is professional and attentive. Nobody will rush you through your meal, and if you need anything all it takes is a glance at the waiter. This is unusual in an American restaurant and seems a throwback to the old world service model. When you want the check, you need to ask.

This was my second time at Castello and the food was again fantastic. It's always a pleasure to have a caesar salad made tableside in a wooden bowl. Our server did a great job and had a good sense of humor. I had the Chicken Scarpariello and it was delicious. The homemade sausage with a hint of fennel really made the dish shine. My date had Chicken Marsala and that was tender and tasty. I almost got the Branzino again. Last time I was here I got that and it was awesome. The tableside preparation was nice with that dish. A nice wine selection brought us a bottle of Montalcino.

WE skipped appetizers to save room for homemade dessert. The creme brulee had a nice crust and the chocolate lava cake with ice cream hit the spot too.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2017

An outstanding restaurant with a quaint ambiance. Food was spectacular and wine list was well appointed. Will definitely dine here again and would recommend it highly.

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1.0Dined on July 1, 2017

The service was awful!! I made a reservation for 2, and when we arrived, no one was at the desk to give us a table. We waited 10 minutes while 3 different waiters walked passed us and didn't help at all. I finally had to take it upon myself to ask the busboy to find us someone that could seat us. Once we finally got a table, we were given bread but no menus!!! We had to personally ask for those too, and on top of that we had to wait another 15 minutes for someone to come over and take our order. After waiting for food, they didn't clear our plates when we were finished but yet tried to rush us through eating.
Instead of serving up fake smiles and pretending new customers don't exist, they should've been concerned with giving us quality service!! The decor and ambiance was nice, but the service was BAD enough to ruin our experience. Never going back!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Family operated, food was fantastic, service exceptional, table-side food preparation a pleasure to watch. One of the best experiences we've had in quite awhile.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

We have lived in the area for nearly 20 years and had not discovered this little gem. When looking for a spot for after graduation celebrations this popped up as having room for 12. We showed up with 13 and we're seated with no problem. The waitstaff really made dinner fun and engaging. Everyone's meals were excellent too many to list and the deserts fantastic. I will go back!

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