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About Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell

Casual Fine Dining, Northern Italian Cuisine. Fresh Fish Daily-Dover Sole & Branzino etc..., and Homemade Pasta. Private dining room for parties and business meetings and outdoor dining.

721 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday, 11:30am -3:00pm;
Dinner: Daily, 3:30pm - Close

Cross Street:
Wissahickon library blue bell

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 283-9500

Website:
http://www.ristorantecastello.com/

Catering:
We are a professional catering company !
Off premises catering!

Special catering menu can be found at to:www.ristorantecastello.com
Build your own budget !
Full tray feeds between 12 &15 people
Half tray feeds between 7 & 8 people
Prices are on the menu

Parking Details:
The only ultimate parking in Blue Bell
130 parking spaces
Very convenient!

Private Party Facilities:
Beautiful elegant intimate dining!
Used for special events!
Great options :
- large seizes of windows view
-private facility
-Audio / visual equipment
-special banquet Menu
-continental breakfast business meeting available

Private Party Contact:
Castello: (215) 283-9500

Additional:
Banquet, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for a Date (26)
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Good for Birthdays (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Romantic (20)
Good for Groups (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Authentic (16)
Business Meals (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Casual (11)
Cozy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Very nice overall. We were last to leave but not rushed at all.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

We’re frequent diners at Castello’s sister restaurant, Panache, so we thought we’d try this for my husband’s birthday. We both enjoyed it very much and we’ll definitely return. It’s a BYOB which we didn’t know, but they have alcohol too so no worries there. Veal with crabmeat was exceptional. Tender and great tasting. We had the artichoke app which was superb. Kudos to Sam, our server, who we knew from Panache. Very friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

A great restaurant, always excellent service and consistently good food. Can be a little pricey...but mostly worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, very generous portions, and good service. Tables a little too close (I got tired of hearing about prostate cancer treatments). My real complaint was that the chef was not willing to make something special but relatively simple for me (my birthday) despite my stopping by the restaurant 4-5 hours early to describe what I wanted. Apparently, the chef felt that what I had requested was “beneath “ his creative side (melon wrapped in prosciutto was ok).

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

We like trying new places, and were pretty excited to get a gift card that could be used at either Pinache or Ristorante Castello for Christmas. We often have date nights in Blue Bell, and this was our first time visiting Castello. After the Eagles won this past Saturday, we decided to venture out for dinner as we had a night free of our children. I went online to make a reservation and saw there had been 9:15, 9:30, 9:45 & 10:00 options. We live 40 minutes away, so we chose the 9:45 slot to be safe, and arrived a little early. When we walked in the door, we were taken to our table immediately. Our server went over all of the specials in a manner that was less than inviting. Before we even picked up our menu, he asked if we'd like to get our order in from the specials because the cook would be leaving and he had to get the order in quickly. I asked if we could review the menu for a moment, and requested a wine list. Displeased, he brought the wine list and stood there waiting for my order. Without a glance, I just asked for a bottle of Cabernet, so I could breathe for a moment. While I was looking at the menu, he stood at the table, hovering with an impatience about him. I made a quick selection so as not to take a moment too long, and immediately regretted the rush. In my hurry, I did not order something I was very much interested in having. I feel as though these reservation times should not be made available if a guest is to be rushed in making a selection. This leads to uncomfortable, rushed dining. We were not the last table to leave, and did not feel very welcome. In my opinion, the food was par for a lower cost, casual dining experience. This may only be due to the cook ending his evening. While this experience leaves a bad taste in my mouth, I will give the benefit of suggesting that it may have been different if the reservation times were not made into the closing hour of the restaurant. Thank you.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was a 10 except for the chocolate peanut butter cake. That was a bit on the drier side. Our entrees (veal and lamb) and service were excellent as always.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fish tasted frozen. Crab meat was in too much mayo. Servers were very good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was great, and the service is top notch. Will go again.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our experience at Castello's was good with the exception of the service. Our waiter Sam was excellent, however I rated the service as poor because Sam did not have any help. We were a party of 11 so either management did not care or did not plan accordingly.

The bread baskets sat empty and so did our water glasses. We sat for quite a while after dinner without anyone clearing the table. Sam noticed this and promptly cleared our plates himself so we could have coffee and dessert. A bus boy was around (with a less than cheerful attitude), and my husband observed him on his personal phone more than off. It never ceases to amaze me how management (non-existant) and other employees can stand around and watch a coworker struggle.

When a restaurant is priced like Castello's, you expect to receive service accordingly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was my first time dining at Ristorante Castello, the service was friendly and the specials were explained in detail. The noise level was very good and made conversation easy. Our entire party was very happy with their meals and would return.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

John our waiter was excellent. So very welcoming. He listened to everyone and made them feel welcomed to the restaurant.
The food selection, quality and service were all five star.
We will be back.

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Dinner with daughter who was home for the holidays.
Excellent!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We’ve been to this restaurant many times where everything was great. However this time fish entrees were not that good with one being “fishy”.

That said, we will be back as we’ve had many good meals at this restaurant. Hopefully This was just a mid-week aberration.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for an early New Years Eve dinner. We had been there before and enjoyed it very much, so expected a similar experience. Was not aware of the special New Years Eve menu, as it was not posted on their website. When we made the reservation, the usual menu was available. I would have preferred the usual menu as they have excellent offerings with good portion sizes. Special NY Eve menu was basic, with surf and turf, veal, and simple seafood offerings. Included first and second courses, but these paled in comparison to their usual menu offerings. I thought the portions on the special menu were too small, overpriced, and choices too limited. While the food was ok, I won't return for special menu again. Instead, we will plan to return again when the usual menu is available. Service and atmosphere were very good and as welcoming and comfortable as always. We have recommended this restaurant to friends and family already. They also give good reviews of the menu and service on normal nights. BYOB for wine & champagne are added bonus, but they do have bar service as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went there for New Year's Eve. Our reservation was for 4:30. We were seated immediately. After our order was taken for a very expensive fixed menu that was not advertised to my knowledge it took a total of 3 hours for us to have salad, cold pasta, and a cool entree and dessert. People at other tables came and went. We were a party of 10. Parties of 7 and 8 came after us and left before us. Not happy with our experience there at all.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Lots of specials offered and a full menu. It is still a byob for wine which we liked! The service was very slow for us on a friday night. Gnocchi is homemade and was delicious. Wish tbey had other options woth less seafood for appetizers. There were large parties in a very small space making it noisy. Overall food was good amd wait staff friendly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everyone in our party was happy with their food except one of the fish dinners didn't say it was spicy...so she couldn't eat it but took it home !!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My uncle and I share a birthday on Dec 26th. This year he is 90 years young and I am 19 years younger. Our long standing tradition of enjoying a meal together (usually Italian) continued this year at a lovely place in Blue Bell. Food, service and festive space all made for a wonderful celebration.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We arrived at 8PM in Christmas Eve. Our appetizers were served in due time. At 9.15 PM we were still waiting for our entrees. As we asked two times to be served without any result, we decided to cancel our order and quit. No apologies!
We think that we will never return to Castello or Panache twin restaurant.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing, authentic Italian however, the atmosphere and our waiter were awful. Our waiter was extremely rude and for the amount of money we were spending he brought our dining experience down. The glasses were dirty with lipstick and there were fruit flies buzzing around the table. Also the restaurant refused to take our gift card claiming the machine was too old. I would go back for the food but never again for a special occasion

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Took our parents here for lunch while back in Philly area for the holidays. Food was excellent. Service started slow as a very large party in the ballroom had everyone's attention. Once I found someone, we were treated excellently. Some of the best Italian food I have had outside of Italy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

A group of friends getting together for a holiday dinner. Great food and service. Always a favorite.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our waiter and server were delightful!! The food was delicious and steamy hot!! Lovely ambiance and the music was delightful in the background, we could hear ourselves talk. We didn't feel rushed and the waiter checked on us at appropriate time.
Recommended Castello to several friends and I will return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very good food. Pasta was outstanding. It does take awhile to get your food but that’s because everything is made to order. We will go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We are regular visitors to the resta...always good and kind of a fancy “Cheers” as you always feel welcome

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food, service, selection always excellent. Like the ability to get a mixed drink and still bring your own wine.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were very happy with our meals and the service which was quite friendly and personal. I would look for a table further from the entrance next time because every time the door opened I got a chill.

We will definitely return soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was good, but the room was freezing. We were four of us and it was very cold in the large room to the right when you walk in. Also, the vegetables are almost raw, a little too crunchy for our liking. Otherwise good. Salmon is very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Extremely busy and noisy. Long wait for our food. Waiter kept checking in with us. Not his fault kitchen could not keep up. Food was good when it arrived

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Love this restaurant. Wonderful pasta dishes. Great, friendly service. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Location parking and service are great.
Appetizers are OK. Main dishes are at best mediocre and often bland not the vibrant Italian food we expected. May be good for business lunch because of location and service but not as a dinner experience

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Truly fine dining. We didn't open the menu one we heard the daily specials.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great meal and service. This Friday evening they had at least 10 specials, maybe more. They needed a print out of all the specials to go with the menu. It was tough to remember all of the details of the specials and it took the waiter about 5 minutes to recite all of them. You didn't want the waiter to have to repeat them. Also, they have a full bar but do allow you to BYOB wine. Great meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was not very good. The food was just ok. Would not recommend or go back.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Party of four and most were very happy with their appetizers and entrées. A couple of us went for menu items, a couple for the specials. Overall, the meal was great until the last 20 minutes where we sat idling for our server, who was very busy, to finally give us our check. The orange roughy was very good and The veal with prosciutto was not as good. Appreciated the ability to take dinner pasta options and reduce the size for appetizers.Our guests were both fans of the lobster ravioli and the hazelnut ravioli specials. Desserts were outstanding however the concept of ice cream and whip cream seemed to throw someone for a loop.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Superb, as always. This is one of our favorite places to dine.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This is a great place to meet friends for a lively dinner. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and beautifully presented. We also like that you can “bring your own wine”, if you choose and no corkage fee. They also have a full bar.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was great, service was superb. Definitely will go back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always consistent. Excellent menu with choices for all tastes. Server, John, personable and knowledgeable. A favorite family dining place. Open Table reservations a plus,

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This place is consistently wonderful. Caesar salad, Vegetable ravioli, Veal Castello, all perfect. 1 had a special ravioli stuffed with salmon snd loved it. Never disappointed here!

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