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Permanently Closed - Pistachio Grille

298 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Welcome to The Pistachio Grille, where nuevo world cuisine meets the relaxed environment of this intimate BYOB. Enjoy our attractive ambiance as Ray Moscardelli, chef and owner, serves up the freshest of fish, seafood, and gourmet cuts of meat that he hand-picks himself daily. All of our delicious meals are made to order.
Chef Moscardelli, a graduate of the prestigious Johnson and Wales Culinary Institute, designs his menus to cater to the distinguished palate. Reservations are highly recommended, especially on weekends. A full catering menu is also available upon request. All major credit cards are accepted. BYOB.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Fusion / Eclectic, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm,

Sunday: 8:00am - 1:00pm;

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 643-7400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Raymond Mosscardelli
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Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly for more details.
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Cross street
Norristown Rd
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Parking details
Ample parking available.
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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OpenTable Diner (Wales)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We were really looking forward to this, but unfortunately disappointed. Most of the food was ok, but my dessert (creme brûlée) came out burnt to the crisp on top and ice cold on bottom...I really couldn’t even believe a chef would let that get to a table. Plus the restaurant was very cold, and the bathroom had NO heat, I literally saw my own breath. Not so good experience and we won’t be going back :(

vipAllGood (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was excellent
Service was bad
25 minutes to get a menu
They were out of one of the specials and one of the regular meals at 7:30
Second order of bread took 20 minutes to arrive
Entrees took almost an hour to get
Vegetables were cold
Not particularly concerned about these obvious issues
Overall disappointing

vippmrthird (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Business meal and everyone love it! It's a BYOB so great to bring what we like! Bread and onion peppers free and excellent! Soup fantastic! Meals grea too!

Jeannine (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Have been to this restaurant at least 5 times previously and most food was very good - this time all 4 dinners were not good - pasta was undercooked, chicken so tough I couldn't cut it with my knife - not happy

johnco (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

My short rib and my daughter's salmon w/crab were very good, but some of my wife's eggplant dish was sliced too thick and not entirely cooked through. The top of my creme brulee was burnt and the very cold at the bottom. The service was very good.

vipEllen (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

I had been to Pistachio Grill several times for lunch with colleagues but this was our first time on a Saturday night. As always, the food was excellent. The service was attentive and the ambience comfortable and quiet--very conducive for the friendly conversation we craved. A neighborhood gem!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Great service and meals. Quiet enough for conversation.

BevWiz (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent meal as always. Specials and desserts were superb. A hidden BYOB gem in Maple Glen!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

I was very unhappy with my experience. My husband and I went out for a date night. Our sever never read us the specials. They were out of filet and swordfish and the soup of the day. My husband ordered the lamb chops they came out raw. They took it back, but left the veggies and potatoes to get cold. They never apologized. Our waiter never came back over to us. When asked about the specials the hostess was rude. My eggplant was burnt to a crisp. The one blonde waitress in her forties , literally kept giving me the stink eye!! The one of the worse experience I ever had at a restaurant. This is my first review ever, hopefully they read it and realize not to treat people so rudely!

vipdiningwithDiane (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Neighborhood gem! Artful pairing of fresh ingredients,creative menu, fabulous sauces!

Alex (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food, friendly and knowledgeable staff. The cream of mushroom soup was probably the best I've had. Only downer is BYOB. Lucky there is a wine store just round the corner.
Will go back.

vipGaryG (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

3rd or 4th time we've eaten here. Food has always been good but the service this time was extremely slow and not responsive to requests. Arrived at 6:30 and informed the server that we needed to be out of there by 8:00 for a movie. She delayed taking our orders for a good 10 - 15 minutes and the food didn't arrive at our table until 7:30 or so. By the time we'd eaten we had no time for dessert so they restaurant lost out on some additional revenue. Given all the other restaurants around I don't think we'll be back. We've had better food and much better service elsewhere for the same or little more cost.

Lesia (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

Everything was great for me - the soup, entree, etc. Will definitely return another time.

MarieM (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

All of our meals were wonderful. Service was great, never felt rushed. We will be back!

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was good but the order came out totally not how we ordered it! I have been here many times and it's been excellent. Tonight has me not coming back for a while. It was if our order was deliberately ignored. Also our server must have been new as every question we asked her she had to find someone else for the answer.