Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell

4.6
1084 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Northern Italian Cuisine in a casual fine dining atmosphere. Fresh fish daily-Dover Sole, Branzino, etc., homemade pasta and daily meat specials. Private dining room for parties and business meetings and outdoor dining.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipThemI
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

5/8/2021
Food was very good, service, on a slow night , was pathetic .. Party of 5, 4 dinners were served at more or less same time, though one was the Bronzino special, with the smallest piece of fish ever served ..alas, 5 minutes later , another plate of Bronzino was provided, must have found the rest of portion!  5 th entree was delivered 10-15 minutes after the first 4.. bread? Oilve Oil was there, no bread..we asked the server for bread , yet never arrived...Water? You get one glass...not a refill to be found... for a place that wants to compete with other white linen table cloth restaurants, this place is lacking...It was our first visit, and shame on us..we should have stayed with Blue Bell Inn.

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nancyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to catch up with friends. Food was excellent!

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vipGolfGirl
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and very enjoyable.

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2Eat
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 of us ordered the tuna special. It was topped with a large sweet scallop and cooked perfectly. Service was attentive and as customers we felt appreciated. Will be back.

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JimF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time great food. Enjoy every time we go. Service is always great. Plus it's A BYOB

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been there for the first time and it will not be the last! We had langostine and mussels seafood pasta, porcini pasta, burata salad with arugula and a very delicious sauce, fried calamari and bruschetta was if you want to drink wine it is BYOB, for others they have a bar.

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vipLLBD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Our food as always was excellent, that is one of the reasons why I brought my cousin who is from Italy there. She speaks with a heavy accent. I mention the accent because our waiter mocked her. He was so rude. He kept saying well I’m Irish so I don’t know what that is. He ripped the menu out of my hands after we ordered two entrees , well there was three of us, so I didnt even have a chance to tell him my order before he was gone from the table. This went on and on. My advice is if you don’t care for people, find a new job! Because being hospitable and providing a good service is what this Industry is all about.

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vipGary
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been here for some time and was better than ever!! Can’t wait to return.

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vipDebbi
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we've had in a long time. My husband is still raving about his veal chop!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday at Castello’s with our two young children. We sat outside next to beautiful outdoor heaters. The staff was very friendly to our daughters and accommodating to children’s food choices. Our meals were delicious. We had a lovely night and look forward to visiting again!

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Babes
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The waiter was attentive.

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vipFrank
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceeded my expectations.
Great service and food. Enjoyable

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HolliM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying Ristorante Castello really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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vipEnchanted
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Friday lunch gathering for dear and close friends. Entire party was delighted with food, service and level of comfort. Much appreciated!

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2Eat
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We stopped going to Castillo’s , even though we enjoyed the food, because the service was so bad. Well we have been back 3 times this past month. Felt very safe, well spaced between diners. Excellent food and service. Can’t wait to try more things on the menu and their specials. Like the option of Bring your own wine or being able to order a drink from the bar. Definitely will be back again soon.

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vipzapetitie
Philadelphia
113 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding whole bronzino, cleaned by chef, and superb service by John. A simply elegant place & satisfying meals.

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vipmaralynh
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious!

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vipDottie
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent, food was very good and they were very kind to let us stay as long as we liked.

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vip4Coco
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and friendly and attentive service. Interesting menu. Nice, local restaurant in an informal setting.

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Halloweenbride82
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Our waitress was very sweet but the support staff needed some training, i.e. reaching over me to pick up my husband's dirty dishes rather than walking to the other side. This has become our favorite go to place despite the service this time. We've had excellent service in the past.

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Sldaruba
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to this restaurant ! Staff is always lovely and food is fantastic all the time!! Wonderful!!

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HeatherB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great local place to have an upscale meal in a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere.

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viptxs10s
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

From the start, was just underwhelmed. Sat at the table for a while until we get spoken to by waitress.. ordered the grilled calamari and it was over cooked and rubbery. The food was under seasoned too. Really disappointed

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vipLindaW
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were following all the COVID guidelines for safe dining. The food was excellent as was the service.

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vipWendyK
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants to go to. Always great food and staff is always pleasant

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DavidS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were excellent.

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vipDIneoutoften
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Most frequently our "go to" place. We can always anticipate good food for good value and, since it is a byob, we can take the wine we like. On this particular visit we invited an elderly friend to join us as a going away time together before she moves. As predicted, the menu was inviting with lots of choices; our selections came out prepared to our liking. However, there were two things for which we had to apologize to our guest: a group of (I believe 8) millennials were dining/celebrating before we arrived and were still there when we left; making conversation difficult, and, secondly, we had to explain that our server wasn't normally so careless and "rough" serving food and retrieving dinnerware. The pandemic has been hard on everyone; I am pretty sure this evening was a "fluke." Too bad it was the evening we chose to invite a special guest!

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KimD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!

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margocooks
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were alone in the back dining room, so plenty of space to converse freely. After delicious apps of Oysters Rockefeller and fried oysters, we had quite a long wait for dinner. We wondered whether the chef had forgotten about us, but noticed the dining room was rather full as we sat down. The staff assured us it was on its way. The food was very good. Dessert was a take-out as we had to get back to let the pooch out!

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JillianL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic, especially a few of the pasta dishes on the menu (gnocchi, bucatini, etc.) I would strongly recommend this place to anyone looking for great food with a nice yet laid back atmosphere. Distancing was good and we felt completely comfortable with indoor dining.

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vipDIneoutoften
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Castello never fails us; the food is always good and the service friendly. This week’s “special” menu contained a bevy of intriguing appetizers; I chose a special beet and goat cheese salad and then two appetizers as my entree; never disappointed me and I was glad I made the decision.
Since it was my birthday, I was happy to hear John’s voice as he sang me a personal Happy Birthday. A wonderful evening all the way around.

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JackieL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We had a wonderful evening with friends!

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vipNormG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

3 of 4 meals was not very good. My wife’s fish was full of bones.

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RobV
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great menu and service. Food was delicious and will eat there again.

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JulieM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. A little over priced but nice that they allow you to bring your own wine.

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JimD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always.

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viptennisdiner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and prompt service will return again

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William
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Kitchen was extremely slow getting food out even though the restaurant was not overly busy. Server seemed somewhat frustrated by this.

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vipgaron0817
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good experience but they put people at tables too close together.

FAQs

Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 283-9500.

Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell is rated 4.6 stars by 1084 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.