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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."
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.
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!
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
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.
Dinner was delicious as always. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Love this restaurant!!
Always good and never disappointed
Always excellent meal thank you Lenny !!!
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.
Good food We will return
Best Chicken Scarpielo I have even had. Service was excellent, although eating outside was a bit noisy.(but safe).
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.
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 .
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
Sitting on the sidewalk felt just like eating in Rome. The grilled octopus was fantastic. The homemade linguine with all the fish was overflowing and wonderful. The coconut cream pie was scoffed down as soon as the plate hit the table. Davis was our top notch waiter. Love, love, love this place. Would I recommend? Yes, a thousand times, yes!!!
Delicious food and great service. Highly recommend!
Excellent food and service so happy you guys are back.
Love it . Highly recommend this popular class of a place.
Everything it’s excellent!!!
Excellent service and food top notch. Our first night out since pandemic lockdown and staff made us feel like family.
Although the restaurant was empty they kindly wait for us as we had booked a table and served us without rushing. Real customer service here and tasty food
Usually Saturday evenings are not the best time to enjoy a restaurant's best dishes. An exception is Il Castello. Each part of our meal was made to perfection, especially the fish and the pasta.
Your Cesar salad made the "larry" way, of extra garlic and anchovies is just top notch.
The house chianti was perfectly smooth and delicious.
Looking forward to another great meal.
We enjoyed our night from our welcome greeting to our goodbye. Food was delicious service excellent we will Devine be back.
Il Castello is our family’s go-to restaurant. Easy free valet parking. The owner Lenny and his staff greet us like old friends. Service is impeccable, thanks to our waiter Davis. Lenny makes a perfect Margarita, foaming and filled to the brim! Scallops were huge (like hockey pucks!), ravioli was scrumptious. Bread basket is to die for. We’ve already made reservations for our next visit.
Always a great meal here. Interesting specials enhance the menu selections. Last week we both had pasta, homemade squid ink pasta with seafood( a special) , and fettuccine with shrimp and mushrooms. Both were cooked to a perfect al dente. The salad special with beets and pears was a great starter to share. The food and attention to detail and service never disappoints here. The owner Lenny and his maitre d' are the best! One of favorites in the area.
Great restaurant. The duck was spectacular. Friends said the scallops were wonderful and perfectly cooked.
Service attentive without being overpowering. Was my first time there. Can’t wait to go back
Always enjoyed the excellent food and this visit did not disapoint. Service was not quite up to their usual standard, as staff could not quite keep up with Valentine’s Day crowd. Would definitely come again, but maybe not on Valentine’s Day or Mother’ Day!
Our favorite restaurant! We had dinner here on Valentines Day. It was very crowded but Il Castello rose to the challenge. Service never faltered. Scallops were huge and veal with cognac sauce was divine. It never got very loud despite being packed with a line out the door. Il Castello has been a long time favorite of ours and I can’t see that changing anytime soon.
Il Castello is the hidden gem of Mamaroneck. Defined by phenomenal expressions of classic Italian food, Il Castello is comfort food at its finest. My favorite seafood dish in the greater NY area is Len’s Branzino and no one makes a better Caesar Salad. They’re simply perfect. The restaurant also has a beautiful wine list that the owner Len knows inside and out - trust his recommendation every time. I’ve gone to Il Castelo since I was a kid and I’ve gotten to know Len well. His and his family’s commitment to excellent service makes the experience. He remembers what you love and makes sure it’s on your table without you having to ask for it. For special occasions, he’s known for a hidden stash of spectacular wine to pair perfectly with his team’s stellar food. Don’t miss Il Castello and make sure to arrive hungry.
Just a flat-out great restaurant and always consistently great.
Food was very delicious! The service was outstanding. I look forward to coming back.
A consistent winner!
Food was average - service excellent and the overall experience was okay.
Nice neighborhood spot. Food is excellent, portions generous. Specials were all we needed. Branzino expertly filleted tableside, octopus appetizer was extraordinary. Nice wine list but they were out of our first choice.
Very nice place, great staff, nice food, truly enjoyable. Decor is pretty, the staff is welcoming and the restaurant is nice and quiet. Highly recommend for a night out with the family.
We went for New Years Eve and loved it. Very lively. Food and service were great! Chicken Marsala and veal francaise were excellent. We will be returning.
Great food and the service was top notch. I want to go back very soon.
GOOD BUT OVER PRICED ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. ALL THINGS CONSIDERED THER E ARE BETTER PLACES.
We always look forward to dining here! The service is great, there are always plenty of hands. The food is great and a great price. We tell our friends and hope they join us each time we go. See you next time!
Have been to this restaurant several times before. The food is good...in fact very good. The service is ok at best. That being said I think they a little over priced. I eat out often so I consider myself some what informed
That all being said I would return .
Very good Italian restaurant. The special fish was tasty and pasta was very good. Staff was very accommodating
Davis was our server and he was excellent! Amazing food and service as always.
We had a lovely Birthday luncheon during restaurant week.
We were greeted warmly and everything about our experience exceeded our expectations!
Davis provided excellent service! Our food was fabulous and the portions quite generous! I ordered Red Snapper and I don’t think I’ve ever had a better piece of fish! It was cooked to perfection!
We look forward to going back soon!
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 4.7 stars by 797 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.