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About Pistachio Grille

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.

521 Limekiln Pike
Ambler, PA 19002
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, American, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Norristown Rd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 643-7400

Website:
http://thepistachiogrille.com/

Catering:
Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly for more details.

Parking Details:
Ample parking available.

Executive Chef:
Chef Raymond Mosscardelli

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Pistachio Grille Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.7

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Delicious food and charming weaitress - will certainly return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

One of our favorite restaurants. Bisque soup was the high lite. However, the veal chop was too heavily breaded. Took away from the flavor of the meat. Would have rather ordered the rack of lamb or the sea bass which my wife enjoyed greatly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2016

the food was very well prepared and the menu was interesting. we had the fried oysters and calamari, a veal dish and pasta with pork ragout. there was only one waiter and he had to run around a lot but overall the service was fine.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Not enough help. Watched the people who came in before us get their dinner. Hadn't been here for a while. Definitely not as good as it used to be

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2016

The meal and service was fantastic! It was Saturday evening, so the restaurant was full . Our reservations was for 3 people and we felt a bit cramped at a table meant for 2.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Calamari and salad delicious.
Chicken Marsala in a very dark sauce .
I think I would try some different next time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Good meal for the price. My biggest problem is the way they squeeze in the tables. It is difficult getting in and out. No room to put your coat on the back of the chair, you have to sit on it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Never let us down. Food and staff are always terrific.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Meet two old friends for lunch. Typically go elsewhere but I recommended the place. Nice selection of sandwiches and wraps. I enjoyed the salmon wrap although the left the skin on the fish. Pleasant place for food and conversation at lunch. For this type of place, I was disappointed in bag of chips with lunch . Preferred side of vegetables, salad or something more classy than bad of chips.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Food was quite good but the noise level made the meal less satisfying

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Second visit to Pistachio Grill. Sorry to say, it is still very uneven. Black Bean soup was delicious. The spinach salad was superb. My dish Chioppino was fair. Although abundant with seafood, the seafood was all overcooked. The red pasta sauce was tasteless. Although I did not finish my dish I chose not to take the leftovers home.....not good enough. My husband had another pasta dish with sausage and chicken. His dish was better. We shared a berry crumble with vanilla ice cream. Tasty but not the right texture. We won't be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2016

Mark is a very good server - very professional. Food continues to impress us and remind us why we keep going back. Highly recommend Pistachio Grill.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Food and service were both excellent. Food was creative and tasty. Service was impecable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2016

They gave our appetizer to the table next to us. I ordered a seafood dinner special that was completely gritty. Waitress never came back to check if everything was ok.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Have been here numerous times and it is always wonderful. Took friends from Ohio and they loved it as much as us. Fabulous BYOB!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2016

Service was very good and attentive, food was solid. I would recommend as solid byob.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2016

The place is clean, the food is consistently good. The price is getting very high. A group of 3 got together for lunch there, 2 pasta with chicken and one salad with grilled chicken. We all just had water to drink. We did each one got a dessert. We each paid $27 for lunch (pasta+dessert). We felt it was high for lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2016

The Pistachio Grill was a wonderful place to have my Birthday celebration with my oldest daughter. We both had a wonderful time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Great chef/owner.
Consistently delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2016

This is a BYOB, otherwise, I feel it is a bit pricey. Our fifth time here and will return because we usually afford this with living social deals.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Convenient for neighborhood dinner. Food always good. Like to go to byob

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2016

The food was delicious. My mother is hearing impaired and it was quiet enough that she could enjoy the conversation..

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Pistachio offered a varied menu along with the chef's specials. The service was great and the food wonderful. All in all a very nice experience.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2016

I've been there before and have enjoyed my meal but on this night, my daughter and I both got the scallops and they were flavorless, even though they looked very nice on the plate. Not sure if it was from lack of seasoning or just a bad batch, but we were both very disappointed. Other two entrees were pretty good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Awesome food and apps.
Great value and well portioned platters.
Knowledgeable waitstaff.

A little too open and noisy, but always great food and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2016

We thought the food was great, although some of the same ingredients were featured in the appetizers, salads and entrees. The flavors got repetitive! Also our biggest gripe was the service was SUPER rushed!! They came to our table 3 times in a span of 5 minutes to see if we were ready to order. They also did not clear plates before serving the next course. Lastly, it was very pricey for a little, local spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Quality food with inovative presentation.Servers try hard to address your requests.
MW

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2016

hostess and servers made you feel a little unwelcome or just slightly like we were inconveniencing them somehow by being there. we eat out alot so believe me when I tell you that there was something amiss regarding the service s for whatever reason (we could hear them whispering about us but I have no idea why...)



must say the food was excellent although we were looking forward to wife's seafood leftovers which they neglected to pack with my pasta leftovers so we didn't get them which was a waste. probably would not go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 14, 2016

The menu is diverse and the specials tempting. I requested a salmon dish on the menu be altered to my liking and it was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2016

I have always enjoyed Pistachio. Been many times...Don't need to write more xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Second visit there - loved it, especially the seafood wedge salad. Lamb undercooked, but came back perfect

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 29, 2016

We had a very enjoyable dinner at The Pistachio Grille. Each person appreciated the presentation and the taste of the meal. The service was personable and efficient. The dining room environment was lovely. The oyster appetizer got a gold star from everyone. We would go back again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Love this place. Food is always good, the atmosphere is pleasant. People are very welcoming.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 7, 2016

My wife and I have been patronizing Pistachio Grille for years. We are never disappointed in our meal. The entree selections are superb, with daily specials that are even better. Highly recommend treating yourself to a fine place to dine in Maple Glen!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2016

Great service! Recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2016

I do not understand why there isn't a line to get into this place. When we first arrived we were the only people but then two other tables came in. The food was so delicious. I ordered one of the specials: scallops over risotto with asparagus and my friend ordered the shrimp ravioli. Both dishes were outstanding. The service was good too. I think they need to advertise more because all the dishes that came out of the kitchen looked inviting. The prices were good and the portion size was great. (I had leftovers) I will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Very nice place. Wonderful service. The Stuffed Pork Chop from their specials menu was delightful. Yum yum in my tum

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Food was excellent, well prepared good value
Only down side was I felt we were being rushed to clean up the table
Was asked several times if I was finished
Individual plates were cleared from the table as soon as that person finished their final bite of food
Slower eaters at the table felt rushed to finish their food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 30, 2016

The food was excellent. Everyone at my table (6) enjoyed the food they ordered. Scallops were sweat and creamy, oysters and mussels were tender. It is a small space however and on a Saturday evening, it was very crowded. I felt a tad crammed into my space and conscious of not hitting the person seated behind me with my chair. I would definitely eat there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 30, 2016

This was our second time here. The first it was a late rainy night and we practically had the whole place to ourselves and had great food, great service and quiet atmosphere to talk. We were looking forward to going back. However,our last visit was not near as good. First of all, not sure if because we made reservation through open table or not but we were put at a table with a hole in the wall to the kitchen covered by a curtain - it was loud! Service this night was very slow as they were busy. We would be waving our hands in the air to try and get someones attention without success. We were crammed in like sardines too. The food is fabulous but costly and small portions. We left and realized we did not get a receipt. I called the next day and since they are a small operation I got a long story that the owner just took the receipts etc and he would get back to me - never did! Sorry to say, we won't be going back!

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