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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

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food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.5

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Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Special Occasion (6)
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Cozy (4)
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Good for Birthdays (4)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·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!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Veal not as tender as usual but tasty. Calimari a bit overdone

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Everyone enjoyed their meals. Nice quite atmosphere. Love that they subscribe to Groupon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

A nice place with high prices that suggest high end dining. Alas, the service was pleasant through rather amateurish and the food, though tasty enough, didn't match up the the Center City top-notch restaurant prices. My mushroom arancini apptizer were almost devoid of mushrooms and had little mushroom taste, while my wife's 1/2 spinach salad was pleasant enough but rather ordinary. Her gnocchi in Bolognese sauce tasted like frozen gnocchi (heavy and doughy) and the sauce was unexciting. Some porcini would have helped or a splash of wine or something. My short-rib over risotto was tasty enough---but for $30., the very sweet and un-complex glaze was surprising, as were several large globs of fat. The baby spinach in the risotto, though easy for the kitchen to add, ended up stringy (as baby spinach often does when cooked) which made it hard to pick up easy bites and left a lot of "stuff" in my teeth. Our shared key lime tart at dessert was EXCELLENT and very enjoyable. However, the dessert sampler plate brought in place of a dessert menu looked like tired samples from a few nights before that had been sitting out far too long. Second meal at Pistachio, but I think our last.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Very good, will definitely go back. Server very nice. Food good served hot. Ceasar salad not my favorite too much dressing and could have been tastier but overall very good food. Glad it is close by.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We were 5 people squeezed into a table for 4 - 3 on one side, 2 on the other. Waitress didn't want us to move one to an end, but waiter was ok with it. We requested that 2 tables be moved together but both waitstaffers said those tables would be needed. However, we noticed throughout the evening that the tables were not going to be booked and they could have accommodated us at 2 tables pushed together. HOWEVER, the food was EXCELLENT and well-prepared. We will probably go again in spite of the staff.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This is great food and affordable BYOB. We have gone several times and the chef does amazing stuff!

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Pleasant experience. Cioppino just needed more pasta. Otherwise nice BYOB.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We always like the environment here. The service was nice and staff was friendly. Out of 7 things ordered 5 were good. The special watermelon salad had too many flavors and the chicken dish's chicken was rubbery. But the eqqplant dinner was delicious. The gazpacho and tomato mozzarella salad were both great too.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I had heard good things about this restaurant but I was disappointed. Food was pricy but taste just ok. Maybe an off night but I likely won't return. Too many other tried and true places near by.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Service was prompt, table location was positive, food was fresh and tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 6, 2017

The service was great. Atmosphere was quite. I was there for lunch and I felt the menu items were to "heavy" for lunch. I got a burger is it was over cooked. My friend got a seafood dish (can't remember what) and she liked what she got.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I've always wanted to try this restaurant and I am glad I did. The menu offered many appealing dishes and my husband's gluten-free diet was readily accommodated. That and the fact that it's BYO, make Pistachio Grille a definite place to go back to. Only drawback was our seating. We sat at one of the four-top tables along the wall and there was "very little" room between backs of chairs to adjacent tables. Next time I m going to ask for a table in the middle of the dining room.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 4, 2017

One of my favorite places to dine!!
Fabulous food and service, thanks to Ray and Mark.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great food. Service was excellent. Would highly recommend it

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Wondering chef/owner!! Great meal!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Just a wonderful experience. I had eaten at Pistachio Grill many times for lunch; this was the first time for dinner. Reasonably priced, excellent menu and the food was great. I'll be back for dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Service was efficient and very attentive. Food good but not hot. Didn't bother sending it back. Friend ordered off menu and was very satisfied

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great food, good value. Always interesting combinations.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Food and service were great! Will go back soon.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 24, 2017

This is our favorite local restaurant and it is always excellent! So happy to have a place like this close to home. We had specials this time, but everything on the menu has always exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We have not been there in 18 months
They always run out of food
It was overpriced for the meal we got
The portions were very small
We thought we would give it another chance but we are not going back at all

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This place was just okay. They would not take our Groupon because it was Valentine's Day. And one of the entrees was not just wildly over priced but also undercooked and almost too rich to eat. They also totaled our bill wrong so that it was almost doubled, till we pointed it out and they corrected it. Waiter was nice, though. It's worth another try probably (at least to use our coupon).

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Been here a number on times and am never disappointed. Great food, all made on premises, great service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Great place

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The good was delish but the front room seating was cold and impersonal.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

7 pm on a Saturday night with a Groupon. Wecalways use a groupon. Otherwise, the menu is too steep in peice. They were extremely busy. It was very loud with all the patrons talking. The waitress could not handle herctables properly. This was almost embarassing since we brought our friends here. The food was amazing as usual. Read on if you want details. The bus boy filled our water glasses 3/4 full. The wine glasses were filthy. We told the waitress, yet she forgot to replace them. We snagged the busboy, who took them and did not bring new ones. A third woman brought us newly cleaned glasses after we were almost done our salads. She filles our water glasses to the top. When our food arrived, only 3 of the 4 of us gotvour dinner. No explanation for the 4th. When we called the helper for an explanation, I did not complain that my rack of lamb was not sliced into lambchops as requested and had not been given a steak knife. After the first 3 of us had almost finished, the waitress noticed we did not yet have our sides. When the table was cleared, the waitress thoughtvwe had not yet received our dinner and did not offer us the dessert menu nor the check. She did return after a bit and properly told us about dessert.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We've gone to the Pistachio Grill for years. It has changed owners in that time and quite honestly, I did like their menu better in the past. Having said that, while the menu doesn't seem as interesting, the food is still quite good. I had the shrimp and lobster dish served over risotto. My husband had the short ribs, which are very good. The only problem, and maybe it was just this particular evening, was the service. Our bread never came before the meal, until we asked again for it. We asked several times, to a variety of waiters who came by, to open our wine. Finally we asked about the fourth or fifth time before our waitress, who had a real attitude about both the bread and wine, got someone to open the wine. She said the bread was in the oven and she 'doesn't go into the kitchen.' When the bread finally arrived, it was stone cold. Now, in all fairness, the place was bustling and I only saw about three servers, so maybe it was just an off evening for her----but it did color our experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2017

We went with a Groupon the bill was more then the fifty dollar Groupon , Food and service was outstanding with good presentation it was a little over priced for the amount of food you get but I would go back for a special occasion

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Very good food but a little pricey. Salmon was delicious as was the veal entree. Not very big portions so you might need to order an appetizer or salad with your meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Chef Ray is creative and hard working.
Food consistently wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2017

We come here fairly often, and always enjoy our meal. Because it is a byob, and we had a Groupon, it was a decent value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch
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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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