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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (25)
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Good for Birthdays (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Authentic (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Romantic (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Business Meals (11)
Casual (8)
Cozy (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Seasonal (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fun (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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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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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Chrissy, John and Adrianna made our anniversary dinner so very special! And the food was excellent. Enjoy!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was slow and disorganized. Our waiter seemed as though we were bothering him by just being there and asking if there were any specials. We had much better service from the other waitstaff when they brought out food and stopped to see how we were doing. Restaurant appears to cater to their regulars and the occasional diner is a nuisance.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had been to a business dinner banquet at Ristorante Castello and wanted to try it when the full menu was available. There were lots of choices including specials. My wife had scallops that she said were delicious and I can say the same about the veal osso buco special. Everything was very tasty without being overly spicy. Service was very good, although there was a long wait for our soup (very tasty potato leek). Everything on the desert tray looked scrumptious and the chocolate brulee cake we had certainly was.

Most of the tables in our room were filled at one point on the Friday we dined and the noise level was moderate. People were obviously enjoying themselves, but conversations were still easily held and the tables are not too close together. Plenty of parking is another good attribute. We plan to dine here again in the future because the food we had was so good and there are so many appealing items on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Another great evening, celebrating a birthday and just enjoying great food. The meals always have a unique touch than distinguishes them and ensures we will come back. Service is good as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was delicious and presented beautifully. Though at times, we felt the waiters were a bit pushy and rushing us to order. We did mention to them in the beginning that we wanted to take it slow.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Consistently excellent food, attentive service and friendly inviting atmosphere. Love this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This was my second time eating here and the Food was great. The part the surprised me was the high priced specials. Some of them were $10 to $20 higher than the regular menu items. They did not state the prices of the specials and I would assume they would be a little higher but $20 more than the regular menu items felt like they were trying trick you. I would still go back but with eyes open to specials and will ask the cost in the future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great menu, excellent service, food was delicious. Great value

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

As one of Castello's " regulars" we always enjoy dining there
Everything is top grade, food, service ,value We will be back for sure,

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Another fine meal. Great place to go with the family for a home cooked Italian meal. This is the best restaurant you will find in the Blue Bell/Norristown area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

One of the best meals we have had out in a long time. Both my Wife and I thought that everything was exceptional from appetizer to dessert. Can't wait to go back and try something else.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food is very good. It would be good to either clean the fabric on chairs or replace. The last two times I've been to eat here, the seat cushions were dirty.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Undoubtedly the Premium restaurant in our area. Original cuisine with great service in a pleasant setting. Only negative is it is difficult to find as it is set so far off the highway and without front signage. Well worth the effort to find.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Chrissy and Cindy were so much fun I love them all there all the workers are awesome! Food was great! The seafood risotto was perfect. Could use more shrimp ;) haha and the artichokes were amazing!!! And the desserts were phenomenal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I continue to be satisfied with the service and the food. I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

This was our fourth time here and first for our family and as usual...everything was wonderful! This is our favorite restaurant and it is such a treat each time we visit! The food is top notch and everything else too. We did sit in the larger room this time and noticed that it is a bit noisier than the other smaller room, but not that big of a deal to deter me from returning. Keep up the great service and food and we'll gladly be there to enjoy it! Thank you Castellos!! =)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was a good experience overall, however, I cut my lip on a chipped wine glass. I told the waiter and he gasped, "OMG! I'm going to go tell my boss." And then I never heard another peep about it. I thought at the very least someone would come over to talk to me about it but nothing! So strange!

Also, $9 desserts were eh.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had a wonderful meal. The service was efficient and professional and the food was delicious, especially the rack of lamb special. Thank you for an excellent Sunday evening dinner!

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

This was the third time we visited and we won't be returning after we were asked to leave the restaurant at 8:02 pm because another party had reserved the table for 8:30!!! In addition, this was the second time we specifically requested a particular table when we made our reservation on Open Table and were told when we arrived that that table was unavailable because it was reserved. Then why didn't you call and let us know? Besides, we were disappointed with the food on our second visit and it wasn't so great this time. We did request to speak to the manager but the person who asked us to leave said he was in charge. So the problem is the manager.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Two non- vegetarian meals were excellent. The vegetarian meal was bland and very oily.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times in the past and I always had a good experience. The food is very good and the service is usually also good, but on this visit it was slow to the point we kept following up with the waiter to get our food and drinks. This was our first bad experience at this restaurant and I will go back to check it out again. Normally it is very good!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always consistent and always delicious! The nightly specials never disappoint.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We have been here many times and are never disappointed. Always great food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We have eaten here three times in the last year or so. Each time the service and food were excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food was excellent and the waitress was very knowledgeable about the specials. Staff was helpful as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Was recommended to us and went for a nice Sunday night Italian Dinner. It's a shame you can't see it from the road because you wouldn't know it is there. But maybe that is good so I can keep the secret to myself and pass it on to my friends. The staff was very friendly which only made the food even more delicious. What we had was well prepared, tasted so fresh and so well done. We all want to go back and try something else from the extensive menu. If you can find it...GO!! It's definitley worth the drive!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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