Castello Ristorante Antico
Some local favorites from the pasta menu include spaghetti alla chitarra, rice pasta primavera, linguine ai fruitti di mare and rigatoni profumo di bosco. Other popular entrŽes include French cut veal chop, veal sorrentina, pollo alla griglia and pollo alla Romana. Guests can also choose from a selection of artisanal pizzas at Castello Ristorante Antico, and the restaurant also offers catering for special occasions and events, as well.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Our entire experience was horrible from start to finish! We show up , everyone was running around seemingly to be confused. They finally seat us out in a tent across the parking lot that had not even been set up. This tent was freezing until an hour later when someone came back and finally changed the propane tank. We place our order , we ordered wine and a martini, he came out holding both drinks with one hand (no tray) basically spilling. He puts my wine glass down, another server comes over going “you took my wine!”, proceeds to take my glass away from me to take to another table and gives me another random glass of wine, and my server goes “I don’t trust this wine glass”, so takes my wine away again...We then decide to get a bottle of wine, I already have a glass it took 30 mins for my friend to get her glass, along with bread. Then our main dishes show up out of nowhere a few minutes later, at this point we hadn’t received our appetizers or the bread or the glass..so we sent the dishes back. Finally the bread shows up, we basically got a toasted loaf of bread (that you would make for yourself at home) , the table next to us got completely different bread (bread you would typically be served at an Italian restaurant), also cold and a rock (we didn’t eat it). Appetizer was fine , then our dinner came back out, for a second time... then we decide to order dessert. We ordered a dessert that included berries, whipped cream and sauce. The dessert shows up MINUS the whipped cream berries and sauce, and he actually tried to serve it to us as if nothing was wrong. I go “where is the whipped cream berries etc? His response “oh we’re out of those”. He actually expected us to be served and eat this half completed dessert. Naturally we sent it back and requested another dessert. As we’re finishing up our meal. We’re not even done eating before the servers are trying to come and take them away. WORST experience I have EVER had. Will NEVER eat here again or recommend!!!!!!!!
Amazing food and service!!!! Our server Samantha was the best, very professional and knowledgeable. Will definitely revisit.
The staff was amazing ! Just wanted to thank the support staff
Ukrainian server Anatoly was very helpful, nice guy. Food was great 10/10. Had to eat in the outside area because there's a limit of 10 people inside. Was pretty chilly so bring your jackets!
We waited for 2 and a half hours and did not get our food, we got ignored my the waiters. We reminded them multiple times and they still didnt bring it. Will not be coming here again
Pretty bad service, especially by a blonde lady Samantha, whom was really rude and acted very careless in many ways. Reserved this restaurant in advance (1 week ahead) for indoor, however they had placed us outside, although many others before and after us were seated inside. Everything took really really long: got our drinks only 40 min after arriving, food an hour + after arriving. Few of the items that we ordered were actually not in stock, however we were told about it about 20 30 minutes after ordering. Despite out of stock items, no availability inside and such a bad attitude from one of the staff, we were still charged full price.
I am not recommending this restaurant.
Great food, great value, excellent service! Will definitely come back again!!
the quality of food was awfull
Love the food and their service !!
This was a horrible experience. We arrived on time for our reservation. We checked in with the hostess and were told to wait to be called. While we were waiting, we noticed several people in the front vestibule (more than should be allowed in the building under red zone restrictions - plus one girl wasn’t even wearing a mask and was never asked to do so by staff). We were feeling uncomfortable due to the restaurant’s failure to follow Covid protocols. Then we were told that our table had been given to another couple in error and we would be seated outdoors instead (on their very squishy patio). We decided to leave and will never return!
During this difficult time we all tried to help out our local restaurant owner as much as we can.
We came about Castello last night and brook our reservation. As we arrive the place is very beautiful and nicely renovated.
We both have been to many restaurants around the world and some of the most amazing restaurant in Toronto.
Samantha was our host and not only she’s so accommodating and sweet, she manage to arrange our seats where we have requested.
Our waiter was Yurity, WOW let me tell you, he was one of the best waiter we had EVER..... my husband more of a simple person but I like a good service.
Because of the situation the wine selection was limited but Yurity was willing to let us try many different options until we find the right one.
I love Italian food and have been to Italy so let me tell you this place food was amazing. You guys all need to try their homemade chilli oil sauce that’s made in-house and can be purchased.
While we having dinner Samantha came by to check if everything was good and came about finding our her grandparents own the place and we meet PAddy as well.
We left with some left over and had the next morning and it was still amazing.
We definitely would recommend this place if you’re looking for good traditional Italian food and amazing services.
We will be visiting Castello soon and they have catering services as well.
Love the waiter Ukrainian , hostess not very pleasant the moment we walk in she make us feel rush , Covid days you want to feel welcomed, but the waiter save the night food is ok , place is pretty
The food was so beautifully presented and delicious. Thank you for the amazing experience. We highly recommend your restaurant. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Boutique Gourmet Italian, Delicious Food and wonderful service.
Had one of the specials of the night, braised short ribs.....they were 90% fat and once you cut the fat off, there wasn't anything to eat!
However, they did replace this meal with another, once my wife brought this to their attention. It was a chicken dish and was much better.
My wife had the lambchops and they were OK.
Food just OK, but service was very good.
We will try again, perhaps the chef was just having an offnite.
Great people great place for a family night. The server went out out of his way to help us out.
Great atmosphere and a super waitress. The food was superb !
Chicken was rubbery had to send it back. Ordered penne ala vodka and my husband ordered Penne in tomato sauce , pasta over cooked. Calamari to start and antipasto plate was good. Didn’t like the ambience . Couldn’t hear any music and only heard
People next to me. Would not go back.
It was way too noisy. We cannot hear each other sitting closeby. They did not tell the other customers to quiet down even when we asked them.
Great food and friendly people. Would definitely do it again!!!!
Lovely find, great server, food and drinks were really good. Need to go back for the pizza, so fresh and homemade. Would definitely go back.
Great service, we felt very comfortable.
Both the food and wine are reasonably priced and they were delicious as well.
I am very happy to find this place near where we live. We will definitely go back to this restaurant.
We truly enjoyed every minute of our amazing dinner at Castello Ristorante Antico!! The talent that went into the homemade pasta was both delicious and visibly appealing. The calamari was the absolute best I have ever had. We will definitely return to this fantastic restaurant when we next visit the Vaughan area. Such a fabulous dining experience from beginning to end.
We sat outside and the setting was very nice. We had ordered Calamari to start. Our main dishes were shrimp linguine and argula risotto. All three dishes were excellent. The service was also very good. Staff are very friendly and engaging. Haim was our waitor. We hope he is there next time we go.
Amazing service, proper sanitized during covid. Definitely would return.
Drove by this place and decided to book a reservation for later that evening. Our server and hostess were so nice, and provided a great experience! The food was to die for! I was expecting it to be a lot more expensive for the quality and presentation of the food, but it had to be one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had. We finished with coffee which was amazing, and a piece of their cheesecake. We devoured the hot oil they provided for our app (bruschetta), and loved it so much we bought a bottle! We live an hour away from this restaurant, and I will 100% drive that hour again to have a delicious, filling meal! Thank you so much.
Olympia was a great waitress!
Initial wait for service was a little long however they were quite busy. Service was great throughout dinner. Food was excellent; definitely will come back.
Excellent restaurant great value. Will recommend to all my family and friends
Great service and great food. Always able to accommodate a reservation.
Took my wife to Valentine’s Day dinner,, got seated fast , service was great and food is amazing,great authentic Italian food , our family normally reserved this place for occasions here..
highly recommend this gem to anyone who wants to experience a home cooked Italian meal,who’s looking for a great dining experience & quiet & intimate..
Will gladly be heading back soon
Awful experience for what was supposed to be a romantic New Years Eve dinner. Whoever answered the phone so I could confirm my reso was horribly rude. They sat my boyfriend and I in a secluded corner alone essentially behind a curtain like they were embarrassed by us. They didn’t tell me they’d be giving us a reduced menu so the majority of what we wanted to order wasn’t available. They got our order wrong. They left the sticker on the lemon with our calamari. It was just so bad. Would never go back or recommend.
Thank you for a great evening. Our party enjoyed all our meals, waitress was nice and very friendly. Owner Maria was nice she came over to talk to us about a party we were considering to have at Castello Ristorante Antico. Unfortunately we declined only due to time slot available. I would recommend this restaurant to friends. Thank you
A nice family friendly restaurant. The food is average as well as the service. They messed up our orders twice but we’re quite apologetic.
It really saddens me to write a review like this
We arrived at 6:20 am were seated right away
Olga our waitress came over and introduce herself took our drink order and ordered our starters
We didn’t get them till 7;15
When they arrived we order our main
1 Quattro stagione
I Spaghetti ala chitarra
I pasta with chicken and pesto
1 pasta ala vodka
Our main arrived at 8:20!!!
When it arrived there was an error with one of the pizza
We did not receive the Quattro di stagione
It was a totally different pizza
There were no artichokes on it
When we notified the waitress about this she argued that it was the right pizza
Then we called the manager over and explained what has happened
She agree yes it was not the right pizza
She went back and reorder the correct one
She left and Olga return stating that she punched in the correct order but the cook had mad an error and would be making a new one
Then the manager returned and told us that
When the cook went to get the artichokes he notice that they were not a good quality to put on the pizza
So he just sent one that he thought we would like
Are you kidding me!!!
First 2 different stories
Then no one came to the table to tell us that there wasn’t anymore artichokes and would we like something different
They decided for us!!!
Also our drinks were never refilled always had to ask for mor water
Olga was more interested in a table of quests who knew all the waitresses !! They were seated 40 mins after us but received their meals way before us she was constantly huffering over that table!!!
Forget about all the other Guests that where seated !!!
In the end we finished our meal that took almost 3 hours to eat and paid our bill and left
Also they gave us a free pizza to take home
I’m sorry but a restaurant who claims to be the best Italian restaurant around need to relook at that claim
Thank you for listening
Good food and good venue for a party (baby shower, bridal shower, birthday or engagement party), but we went for our wedding anniversary and still enjoyed the experience
Because it’s also a venue for party, it meant the service was a little slow, (it took a while for the waiter to take our order, however after we placed our order, food came very quickly). This is because the staffs were attending to the 3-4 different events taking place.
Nevertheless I would still return - husband loved it too
Friendly and helpful staff. Delicious food and reasonable price.
Celebrated our Mom’s “80th” Bdy here. Incredible Service...our waitress was Patricia, she was fantastic! Food was great. My Mom was a chef for 37 years and loved it here. Trust me that says a lot. Extremely accommodating, comfortable atmosphere. Will definitely come back again for no reason other than for a nice dinner out. Don’t let the location tucked in a strip mall fool you. A little diamond in the rough.
Thank you everyone for a memorable evening.
We cannot say enough good things about Castello Ristorante. We went there for my daughter's 25th birthday and were blown away by the food and the service. There are a lot of good Italian restaurants in Woodbridge but this must be the best one that we have gone to. Everyone in our party ordered a different type of pasta and each person raved about their food. The appetizers and salad were very good as well and the bread was excellent.
An amazing dining experience and we will definitely go back.
Castello Ristorante Antico offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 264-9248.
Castello Ristorante Antico is rated 4.3 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.