Formerly in North Wales, this Northern Italian BYOB moved to Blue Bell in August 2010 and now offers an outdoor dining terrace and more convenient parking. But the menus remains the same, featuring everything from bucatini all'Amatriciana to penne in blush sauce to various preparations of veal medallions. Up to 15 nightly specials are offered, including signature dishes like osso buco, Dover sole and salt-crusted branzino.
Absolutely wonderful BYOB. Reservations are a must. Food was a bit pricey but worth it. Our server was pleasant, knowledgable, and accomodating.From the moemnt we got there, until the moment we left, I fealt relaxed, happy, and truly enjoyed myself. Go. Now. It's good. Posted by Christopher: Feb. February 13th, 2012 at 8:57 AM
Had lunch there today with a friend and was very disappointed. The waiter referred to all the women as girls. He kept us waiting for 30 mins after ordering before explaining that the simple appetizer and salad we had ordered were delayed. There were only 20 customers and 2 waiters, but our table was largely ignored. Had to work hard to get his attention even for an ice tea refill. I asked for dressing on the side but he assured me that it was very light; the petite salad came swimming in vinagrette. While lunch salads w/o proteins were generally priced at $8 this small portion of the "special" salad turned out to be $12 for a half avocado, half tomato, some mozzarella and almost no greens. I would have remained hungry were it not for the bread. I see no reason to ever return. Posted by joan: Aug. August 23rd, 2011 at 5:43 PM
I dined at Castello Blue Bell over the holiday and it was a great experience. My husband and I went with a party of 6 people and we all enjoyed the food, service and atmostphere. We LOVE BYOB's, so we brought a couple bottles of red between the six of us and my husband brought a bottle of his favorite Svedka Vodka. We were delighted when the server asked my husband if he wanted a martini. Using his vodka, he made my husband's favorite vodka straight up with three olives, chilled to perfection. So nice! The food is outstanding. Authentic Italian is hard to find and this is as good as it get's. We are so happy that Castello is in town! Posted by Jean: Jan. January 4th, 2011 at 9:54 AM
I had been to Castello in North Wales and thought the decor was lovely. When I walked into the Blue Bell location, I was overwhelmed with it's elegance, warmth and cozy atmosphere. . The food was delicious. I had the Dover sole filleted at table side and my partner ordered a pasta dish and both were outstanding. The creme brule was perfect. Our server was warm and engaging which made the evening more enjoyable. I will return again and again! I am so happy that great restaurants are in the neighborhood again.
Elaine Posted by Elaine: Nov. November 9th, 2010 at 11:47 AM
I was there last night with my fiance and mother. We live in the area and have been hearing rave reviews, so we decided to try it for ourselves. We absolutely loved it!
My fiance and I dine out often and we were excited that another BYOB opened in the area. We LOVE BYO's. We brought a bottle of Pinot Noir that was opened as soon as we were seated. Nice! I hate when you have to wait for someone, especially when you just need a nice glass of wine.
We ordered an artichoke appetizer that was FABULOUS! My mother, who doesn't even really like artichokes, loved it. We also had the eggplant parm app that melted in your mouth. The bread is awesome too, so it was hard to resist.
For my entree I oredered the orrichette with crabmeat and asparagus and it was great. My mother had the Veal with Prosciutto and my fiance had the Bronzino (fileted table side). Of course, I tried both and they were delish.
We were a bit full by dessert so we ordered a good warm apple tart to share and a round of cappucinos. The service was really friendly and efficient. They work in teams so everyone is at your service.
We cannot wait to go back especially around the holidays. It's such a charming restaurant and it was truly a great experience! Posted by Ellen: Nov. November 4th, 2010 at 2:33 PM