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About Castello

Family owned and operated since 2007
Our Executive Chef/Owner Deme looks to provide Danbury with New York City Quality Food and Service

2 Padanaram Rd.
Danbury, CT 06811
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
North Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 743-3828

Website:
http://www.castellorestaurantct.com/

Catering:
Catering Available in house or off site, call Nori to get more details
at 203 743 3828

Parking Details:
Parking is available underneath the building, as well as on our side entrance.

Executive Chef:
Deme

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!

Private Party Contact:
Nori: (203) 743-3828

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

Special Events & Promotions:
call Nori to get more details
at 203 743 3828

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Castello Will be open christmas eve and will be taking reservations early, come in and enjoy the holiday sprite with our family and ours

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

if you are looking for a great place to spend Christmas day, we will be open and serving our full menu, so make sure you reserve your spot and enjoy the best danbury has to offer

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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open New Years Eve From 4PM to 12PM, please make reservations early . we are also having a complimentary champagne toast at mid-night for those who sick around

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 7:30PM - 9:00PM

Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Fri 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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Castello Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (9)
Good for a Date (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
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Romantic (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Seasonal (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Really authentic and fabulous service. We will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and great service

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 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

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 20, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

I have been coming to Castello for months now, sometimes I find myself there two- three times a week! The food is out of this world, and the service puts this place on top! I have never felt so welcome into a restaurant, most of the workers here are family and they make you feel right at home. The wine list by the glass and the bottle are very well put together giving you some options. If you need a suggestion just ask Nori, he is very knowledgeable. This place still does table side caesar salad is just wow, that is made by the younger brother Zenel. Tableside doesnt end there, they have bronzino and flambé both of which are a great show and taste even better. Fantastic, Highly Recommend!

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 3, 2017

My husband and I had a nice meal at Castello on our way to Boston from Pittsburgh. His seafood risotto was as delicious as my Veal Marsala. The beet salad and homemade bread basket was a welcome treat to our shared beet salad! My husband and I were left wondering why at some point during dinner that we were the only two diners!? Service was excellent too! If we lived close by, we would be regulars!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Naples)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Costello is one of those places the locals know and enjoy. The decor is a bit tired but the food is always good, menu authentic, and service is excellent. Table side prep for apps, entries and desserts is a nice touch.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

After hearing a lot of noise about this place and reading the great reviews, I decided to give ot a shot with my girlfriend. As soon as we walked up the marble staircase we were greeted with a friendly smile and seated promptly. I travel a lot for work so I get to try many places. My girlfriend had the soft shell crabs and shes still talkin about them. I had the 12 oz Rib Eye that was simply cooked to perfection. For appetizers we had the bacon wrapped scallops and the ceasear for two table side, both were amoung the best i've had. For dessert we got the chocolate lava cake that was perfect. I can't forget about the staff who were very well trained and knew their stuff. Castello has become my new favorite restaurant, I highly recommend this place.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Me and the wife went to Castello last night after driving by it for so many years, we have been hearing great things about the place and on arrival we were pleased. The marble stair case takes you from Downtown Danbury to italy. Merlinda(the hostess) took us to our table and even pulled out my wife chair for her. Nori the head waiter made his way to us from another table and greeted us as if he knew us for 20 years. Castello has a great menu but what will keep me going is the daily specials. I have the 12oz rib eye that was cooked to perfection, my wife had a branzino which she loves, which was deboned tableside. We normally do not have dessert but we saw a young man making bananas foster which I haven't seen in a while and it smelt amazing, so we had to get it. This banana foster is in the top 2 all time, neli the young man making it is a funny one. Over all Castello was a hit, me and my wife both enjoyed everything and I don't know if it could have been better. The staff here is welcomeing, professional, and knowledgeable about what they have. If you having been, you truly are missing out on one of Danbury best restaurants and a style of service and cuisine that would make any foodie happy

Tags: Great for Lunch, Organic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was acceptable, however, the servers seemed to pay attention to every other table except us. They completely ignored that we had finished our appetizers and had been waiting
just over 20 minutes before we actually called them over to look into our main course order, and even then, there was another wait. Service needs major improvement.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Amazing food and great service! Truly enjoyed the restaraunt

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Costello's is as good as it gets !! , they are on top of it all.. Just Great !!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on April 6, 2017

My wife and i had a wonderful dining experience. The food was outstanding, as good a veal chop as i have ever had. The waiters were the chef owner's sons, and both very fine, very competent young men. Their mother is the baker with excellent bread and a wonderful Tiramisu. As a finale the espresso and cappuccino were very good, and very hot!
We went into the kitchen and met the chef owner, described by his sons as a behind the scenes kind of guy. We found him to be most gracious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Warm , friendly, good food. Would certainly go back and recommend.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Took some friends to our favorite spot and there where zero disappointments. The service is always great and the food is incredible. The wife and I had a seafood risotto special and it was out of this world. Our friends had the rigatoni bolegnese and the fillet mignon special. It was real quite during dinner because we could not stop eating, it was so good. Never disappointed with Castillo

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

If you are looking for a old style traditional fine Italian dining experience, this is the place to come. We always have a great meal here.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We loved this restaurant. The food was outstanding. The service impeccable. We traveled from out of town and found this restaurant through open table. The only disappointment is we live too far away to go back to Costello's for dinner this weekend!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Table side Caesar salad is a MUST! Make sure to ask to see the wine list as there is much more than the small list on the table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The appetizers & main course was absolutely delicious. The desserts were terrible. The Creme Brule tasted like eggs & had the consistency of scrambled eggs. The chocolate lava cake was crushed & was like eating and uncooked brownie & had no melted chocolate in it whatsoever. For valentine's day they weren't really that busy & yet our service was absolutely poor. We are undecided if we'll go back & try it again

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Family run restaurant, amazing food amazing staff.... Nothing bad to say about this gem
I do think if a restaurant makes an effort with the bread then you will not go far wrong. The bread is off the charts.......
This time we went for valentines and they were not doing the flambé strawberries for dessert as they were too busy but these are amazing
The fish dishes they de bone and serve table side, nice touch and like with the strawberries you get a little show :-)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

LOVE THE FAMILY WORKING, ALL OWNERS ON THE FLOOR, DAD COOKS...

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

We love everything about this restaurant . Went to Castello on a Sunday night with group of six we have a roundtable perfect for conversation . And perfection was followed by a wonderful family owned restaurant and the food was prepared great . We have different things on the menu a long list of specials that included clams Oreganato ,Cesar salad. Table site whole branzini professionally deboned Table site and many other choices chicken dishes veal and homemade pastas !!! Highly recommended .......!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

I can't wait to come back!! Everything from the wonderful service to the delicious food ..top notch

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