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IL Castello

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Carrera 40 #10-A - 14, Medellin, Colombia
3128287
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An excellent meal - highly recommended

We didn't have a reservation so it is best to book. However, it was early and the manager fitted us in. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and the staff were attentive but unobtrusive. The best however is the food. Absolutely delicious. There were four of us, and we all ordered differently but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
carol o
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is one of the better Italian restaurants in El Poblado. It can be very busy at weekends. The starter was a very nice Tomato and Mozzarella salad, the Arrabiata sauce on the penne was tasty (but nowhere near as 'picante' as the server warned me of!), the wine was good, but the service was a bit slow. I waited... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We didn't have a reservation so it is best to book. However, it was early and the manager fitted us in. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and the staff were attentive but unobtrusive. The best however is the food. Absolutely delicious. There were four of us, and we all ordered differently but were equally delighted. The best Italian food... More 

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Joinville, SC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Nice ambiente. You can choose some cheese in the shop as well to ghave as starter. Good wine selection and wonderful pasta. I had a ravioli filled with smoked salmon - great

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New York City, New York
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153 reviews 153 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Ate here three times, each time something different and each meal of high quality. very well cooked pasta dishes, with a special call out for the lasagna. The service was excellent too. Seems to be a very popular choice so best to book.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Had dinner here, adviceable to reserve a table any day in the week. Good athomphere, excellent service and not overpriced. I loved the Ravioli.

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28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

I went twice in my last trip to Medellin, food is fantastic , great service and beautiful ambience. I order meat raviolis with bolognese sauce and it was delicious, my second time I order a seafood salad since I was not very hungry and it was really fresh and delicious. I'll go back next time a return to Medallo.

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Here's a sampler: the anti pasta plate was a salty prosciutto, some rolled so-called mozzarella (not), the spaghetti pomodoro was pasta with bruschetta on top, and the carbonara left me with a bad cheese aftertaste for an hour. we didn't have the heart to let them know how we felt, but our half full plates probably told the tale. Sure,... More 

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White Plains, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is by far one of if not the best Italian restaurant(s) in the Poblado section of Medellín. The service is more highly attentive than most restaurants I've frequented here (and I've been to tons), the food rates very high in the Italian category, and the prices are more reasonable than anyone from New York City would ever expect. This... More 

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Finally, we have a good to telling restaurant Medellin. The other options were truly disappointing. Most are pretty much like chain Italian restaurants back in Miami. This restaurant however is certainly a step above the others. Although the pastas are certainly not freshly made in-house, sauces are quite nice and close to some of the better restaurants we have back... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

All the waiters stand around the perimeter of the restaurant with their hands behind their back waiting to serve you. Once you make eye contact with them, they come to your table. This establishment sets the bar in Colombia when it comes to service. The caprese I had was delicious, the lasagna was not what I had hoped for and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carrera 40 #10-A - 14, Medellin, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
  • Phone Number: 3128287

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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