Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell

4.6
1040 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
4.6
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4.5
service
4.4
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4.3
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JohnK
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. The waiters and waitresses are very friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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venture99
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service!!!

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vipJSKR
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here many times and always good. The gnocchi's are great! The service
is always excellent. Highly recommend. Nice and warm outside dining.

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vipdcfoodreviews
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it there always consistency and food and service

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vipPHILLYPUMPKIN
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food & service excellent. Little expensive but it's a good place to go & celebrate a night out.

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TaraG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual. We were seated in the enclosed outdoor area and the heaters kept it warm. The BYO wine is a nice option. We look forward to returning.

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Lynner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and they had me feel comfortable with the table distancing.

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VictorD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, fine service. We highly recommend it.

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vipjtsun
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect~ as simple as that!! Enjoy it everytime!

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vipWendyK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a good meal here... one of our favorite places to go

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RobPracticingFoodie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a place to celebrate a few birthdays in the family, and wanted to try someplace new or different. (We also wanted to avoid supporting a large chain, and give our business to a smaller / local establishment.) We found Ristorante Castello while doing a search on OpenTable, and I'm pleased to say, we were not disappointed with our selection. Laura, our waitress, was both helpful and patience as we struggled to zero in on our menu selections. The problem was..... 3 of the 4 of us wanted multiple items on the menu. That's a good "problem" to have. (Too many good options....) We all enjoyed our meals. While it's a bit of a drive for us, we'd consider going back.

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PatC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wait staff are consistently exceptional and our latest experience was awesome !

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vipRobbie
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a comfortable experience with great service and terrific food. Drinks were perfect too!

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10Babs
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! Food is always excellent along with the service. The covered patio with heaters is a plus!

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JenH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Definitely will be going back again.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service with an attitude and overrated food. Trying to support a small restaurant to keep them in business but this one was difficult.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Ristorante Castello NEVER disappoints. The food was fabulous and we were lucky to have our favorite waiter, John take care of us. I can’t say enough great things. Still remains my favorite restaurant in the area. Thanks Habib.

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vipcherylb
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outside near the heat lamp. Unfortunately for the restaurant, there were empty tables, due to the cold weather. We felt very safe and enjoyed very good service.

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MicheleO
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always an A plus!

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MicheleO
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Castellos is always good. They make tou feel like family!

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MarcyA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The fried oysters were dry and very overcooked. The sides served with my tuna were cold.
No one stopped by to check in our table after appetizers and main courses were served.
We used to enjoy the restaurant but were very disappointed with our most recent visit there. Not sure if they have had turn over in the kitchen recently.
A shame; we will not be going back.

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vipSeabass
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Sloppy. Getting very sloppy. Was a great place with great service, but it is obvious the staff is getting lazy and the food quality has dropped. Shame

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good dining experience at Ristorante Castello. Consistently good food.

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vipmkelly3520
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was our 5th time with a few months eating at the restaurant. John, our waiter every time is a bit abrupt and frankly, an order taker. When asked if he could substitute a pasta with either linguine or fettucinne - he waited. Then he said "Well which one?" (Maybe yes- we have both would be the correct response). This approach happens frequently with him. He just doesn't make the dining experience a better dining experience.

appetizer was calamari- fried. As John would say "In the 14 years or in the 11 years I've been working here nobody has ever asked for that" when asked for balsamic with oil for bread. I even heard him say it to the next table. And he waent on and on. How about "of course"!The calamari was white. White! Tasteless to boot.

Pasta for dinner. Do they salt their water (?) because again it was tasteless. My first opinion was sky high but visits 2-5 was a no to a no way. Wont be back. Too many other places for good pasta.

PS- the auxiliary service was great!

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MAUREENV
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meals were excellent and wait staff was very nice.

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MicheleO
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Castellos is always good and consistent. The food is always good. A little too pricey. The service is alwayts good too however, this time I had made a reservation on open table and they did not have it and they said they had nothing and we would have to sit outside which I was not crazy about. They did seat us indoors and it all worked out.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A go to for amazing Italian dishes. Even here a hand full of times and never leave upset or uninspired. The food is top notch, the wait staff are friendly, knowledgeable and willing to help you make that hard choice when you’re between two meals. Bringing your own wine saves money but they have great bottles for fairly cheap as well. Definitely a favorite and highly recommended.

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coach
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional and courteous service. Food was excellent and you won’t leave disappointed

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JackP
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ristorante Castello is always our 'go to' place for family get togethers when my daughter and her husband visit from North Carolina. This is the first time we were there at the lunch hour and it was just as wonderful as dinner. Even though our usual dinner choices were not on the menu, we were able to get them just by making the request. The staff accommodated us in every way. For a memorable experience, awesome food and super service I highly recommended.

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Love2try
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and outside dining They have warmer in case the evening goes into cooler temperatures

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Stouty
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for a birthday party with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great, however service and product knowledge needs work especially at prices charged.

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faithp
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was good, but service was so subpar. We could hear staff were exasperated with a coworker(I think he is the head waiter), and it was annoying to hear them bickering. The head waiter is condescending and was out to lunch when we were their. He took our orders and we didn't see him till I needed to finally flag him down for our bill. Even then no interest in how dinner was, or "sorry for the lack of interest in you". It's not the first time this has happened. It's par for the course as I have been here perhaps 1-2 times a year for Castellos. Good food but lacks trained staff. I recommend this restaurant if you want good food and lack luster service. And yes I did tip generously only because it's a tough time for hospitality workers.

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JimD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the lunch specials as well as the everyday lunch offerings.

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pjgreenwood
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service .

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vipDean
New York Area
231 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another awesome dinner and evening at one of our all-time favorite restaurants. The menu choices, the quality of the food and the service was simply “outstanding”. It was great to see Cindy again. Chrissy, Laura and the other servers just couldn’t seem to do enough to please all of us and honor our every request throughout the evening – it was all very much appreciated !!!

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Makingmemories
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food excellent service. We really enjoyed our visit for my Husbands Birthday

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imscas
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The specials, orange rugby and flounder, were excellent. Everything we ordered was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, fantastic food and superb service!

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vipHarriet
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

After several meals at Castello this summer, I don’t plan to return anytime soon. The service has become inattentive and the food quality inconsistent.

FAQs

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

Ristorante Castello at Blue Bell is rated 4.6 stars by 1040 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 bookings at the moment.