Il Castello

4.8
798 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
REAR OUTDOOR PATIO IS OPEN (and HEATED)
If you prefer outdoor dining please feel free to request it.
All requests will be honored.

New York Times Review. (10/23, 2010 by M. H. Reed) WORTH IT!
"Rediscovering the Art of Classic Details - Diners missing the serenity and Old World details once offered at the county’s high-end restaurants, many of which are now defunct, can rediscover some of those niceties at Il Castello."



Zagat Survey:
Food: 24, Decor: 19, Service: 25.
This tiny jewel of a place in Mamaroneck, NY packs a big punch with delicious Northern Italian delicacies and an excellent wine list delivered via an impeccable staff.
Rich wood, chandeliers and civil sound levels provide an impress-a-date setting at a cost that is not that expensive for the neighborhood. It is recognized for excellence and one of the best Italian restaurants in Mamaroneck.
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DannyB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible roast duck! At an Italian place!

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EileenS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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vipSailorboy
New York Area
199 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate inside for a change. it was quite chilly outdoors. Very generous and well-prepared cocktails. The food came out of the kitchen piping hot and as ordered. The service was impeccable. The Dover sole is done in a white lemony sauce. The duck was real crisp and moist on the inside with a not too sweet cranberry sauce. I do miss the table side service of the Ceasar salad and the finishing of the fish. This always made our dining here a very special treat. They have valet parking if needed. Plenty of street parking and also across the street in the Metro-North parking lot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old gem and always puts a smile on my face when I come here because the staff is so sweet. The food is prepared well and very simple and the fish is so good here! Highly recommend

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FoodScot
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Got there waited patiently for 30 mins to be seated. Meal took 2 and a half hours. Then came with cheque and ask us to pay and leave immediately. That did not go down well. Won’t be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved their outdoor space. Food excellent

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vipAnthonyA
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food & service

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vipJaimeL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place! food is solid, service is so nice and accommodating. highly recommend

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vipEdwardS
New York Area
368 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a small quiet gem
The food was outstanding
Wonderful baked clams
The Caesar salad was to die for
We shared many appetizers
Doc had the grilled octopus
Voot had the seafood special
I had pork chops with peppers
Great.
Bear had pork chops and Danny had the snapper which was outstanding
We were there for over 4 hours
Very fun night

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vipBarbaraL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent in service, terrific food and well done ambience

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vipScottK
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had our first, cozy, warm outdoor winter dining experience-it was wonderful! The service was welcoming, accommodating, attentive and professional. Care was taken to be sure that the patio was well ventilated, all tables were adequately warmed by heaters and socially distanced. The regular menu and specials offered a variety of choices (though not too many as to be overwhelming), portions were generous and all of our food was delicious. Even when I reheated my left over veal scaloppine for lunch the next day it was still tender and moist!

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vipSherryW
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lenny greets his customers warmly. The food is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience as always!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so authentic and so yummy that I order out 3-4 times a week from this cuisine. But I had the best veal Marsala in my life I couldn’t even believe it. I’ve loved this restaurant for years now and it definitely won’t be leaving my list any time soon. Ps their fig and prosciutto special was beyond this world. Definitely recommend for any event

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Suzier
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food not very good. Service adequate. A bit noisy. Way too expensive for quality of food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Won't be back

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Andrew
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. The food is maybe the best in the area. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant: food, service and great outdoor dining!

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vipRaffi
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good, does not disappoint.

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vipRegina
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, with excellent food and drink. Will return again!

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HM79
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal and the outdoor heated patio was perfect. We weren’t cold and the area was well ventilated and the tables well spaced. Looking forward to returning soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is so good I can’t even explain. Even the outside patio which is heated very nicely and completely has ventilation with fresh air.The tables are perfectly distanced from table to table. I had the doversole and my wife had the veal parmigiana and it was great, My mouth was watering the second I saw it come out the kitchen. The wine was great and the staff their is amazing you feel like family right away from lenny and his boys. One of the most coziest restaurants I’ve ever dined at in my life and I 100% would be coming back. Definitely recommend this place and the owner is serious about the covid and keeping his customers safe.

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laureng
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had lunch at the heated patio a few weeks ago and had a wonderful experience all around. The back area felt safe (closed from the elements but still open air) with heaters and tables spaced apart. Lenny provided exceptional service, from recommending a delicious and affordable bottle of wine to splitting our shared entrees onto individual plates in the kitchen. It felt like a professional Italian home cooked dining experience with delicious foods all around. We ended our meal with a tasty cappuccino and homemade limoncello.

We would definitely recommend this restaurant. Thank you for the excellent dining experience!

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vipmetrrey
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new patio in the back yard of the restaurant gives us an additional good reason to enjoy the delicious Italian cooking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal last night. They just opened a newly renovated outdoor rear patio. There was plenty of airflow & heaters so we felt very safe but also warm and cozy. The food is always delicious and we are so grateful for this local favorite!

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vipJaimeL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really nice place! Waiters tried very hard to give top notch experience and were super nice, and there are heaters everywhere throughout the restaurant outside. Very nice outdoor set up, completely covered and very warm. Food was also pretty good.. not the most amazing ever but good quality and will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday, chose to eat inside (enclosed outdoor was available) and we were both very pleased. Since there were fewer tables noise level was nonexistent, not sure what it would be like otherwise, food and service were great

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vipNlg66
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was very nice outdoors and the waiter was very careful and masked. Real italian comfort food, with creative twists like figs and mushrooms on the veal.

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LisaM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious as always. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Love this restaurant!!

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HM79
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and never disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent meal thank you Lenny !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

We were directed towards an alley in the back of the restaurant where we had our dinner. They didn’t have any lighting at all (not even candles), so we used our iPhone flashlights as light sources during our dinner. Fortunately, the services was super fast and the food was really good for what you pay. Overall, the restaurant is pretty good, but I don’t think we’ll be back until they start doing service inside again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Il Castello last night and had another great meal. They have done a great job with their outdoor dining! The newly opened rear patio space is cozy, warm and inviting. There is plenty of airflow and heaters so it feels very safe and comfortable. We are so happy to be able to continue to enjoy Il Castello especially during these crazy times.

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vipChristine
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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vipRaffi
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food We will return

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derf
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best Chicken Scarpielo I have even had. Service was excellent, although eating outside was a bit noisy.(but safe).

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Yummyinthetummy
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

For undisclosed reasons, the menu and staff was from Lenny’s Steakhouse the night we ate at Il Castello. The food was very good, but there were only 3 pasta dishes on the menu. Also,
The dish my husband ordered was not the dish he received. The entree was enjoyable, but no one bothered to tell him what he requested wasn’t available.

Having said that, the open-air setting was lovely. We will return to sample what IL Castello has to offer.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food around. We ordered appetizers fried calamari and special octopus cocked perfectly. For entries we there famous Branzini and a homemade cheese ravioli both excellent. Lenny is always there to make sure things are excellent and every time we it is .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Father’s Day they were able to accommodate everyone and didn’t have to wait for too long for drinks. Food was great, wait staff was awesome

FAQs

Il Castello does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Il Castello also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 777-2200.

Il Castello is rated 4.8 stars by 798 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.