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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.
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday, 11:30am -3:00pm;
Dinner: Daily, 3:30pm - Close
Wissahickon library blue bell
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
The only ultimate parking in Blue Bell
130 parking spaces
Private Party Facilities:
Beautiful elegant intimate dining!
Used for special events!
Great options :
- large seizes of windows view
-Audio / visual equipment
-special banquet Menu
-continental breakfast business meeting available
Private Party Contact:
Castello: (215) 283-9500
Banquet, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell Ratings and Reviews
Wonderful. Table was ready on time, hostess and wait staff checked to make certain our table was perfect. Promptly filled water glasses, brought fresh baked bread and a cruit of EVOO. BYOB works great along with their bar service and signature cocktails. Try the Roughy topped with crab and, this is one of the few restaurants serving Oslo Bucco. Desert, Pistaccio ice cream and Gelatti. Molto Bene’
We made reservations for the first time for Valentine's Day this year. It was my husband, myself and our 6 year old son. We were seated immediately and from the minute we walked in the door the staff was AMAZING!!!! Scott was our server and he was very knowledgeable about the restaurant and the menu. Scott also interacted great with our son, and was able to offer him chicken fingers and fried which my son LOVED...LOL! I started with a bowl of the lobster bisque it was very good and not too heavy with cream. My husband, who is a Ceasar salad "snob"..LOL, ordered the Ceasar salad with their homemade dressing and he was pleased. I had the rigatoni with shrimp and scallops in the gorgonzola sauce....very good- the sauce, Scott's suggestion was a good choice. My husband went with the lobster ravioli which is said was very good. My husband ordered a bottle of Malbec wine, good choice! (FYI...they are not BYOB, but you can being your own wine or champagne and they won't charge a corking fee - I will keep that in mind for next time) For dessert my son and I shared the cake, sorry I forget the name, but it was chocolate mouse with a creme bruele filling...Yum! Overall, our first experience was awesome and all of the staff was exceptional and the owner should be proud to have this staff represent his establishment....Kudos!
I would have given a higher overall rating if the service was better. We were seated right away and our server came right over. For some reason they switched servers...which I don't like when that's done, especially when the new waiter comes up and doesn't tell you why. After we placed our orders the service dropped. The place started to empty out and we were clearly done our dinner but sat with our dirty plates in front of us for quite some time. I even moved my plate to a cleared table behind us to let them know. Someone picked up that plate but no one mentioned sorry for the delay. We had to ask to have our water glasses to be refilled and no one came by asking if we would like more coffee. Overall the food was good but not certain we'll go back. Would prefer going to Panache up the road.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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