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“Dont be put off by the name and facade. Food is excellent”
Review of il Castello Ristorante Italiano - CLOSED

il Castello Ristorante Italiano
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Leominster, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Dont be put off by the name and facade. Food is excellent”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

I had walked past this restaurant many times. The facade and name are quite awful ! If you do go inside however you will be rewarded with some real quality food. Although they have reduced the size of their menu, it still offers a range of options from simple Italian fayre (in my opinion the best type) to more imaginative dishes from Italy and Asia. Soups are always home made with decent stocks and simple plates of pasta are well cooked and spiced. Curries are great and quite unusual (Sri Lankan influence of the chef) and there are also a number of his individual creations.The small selection of wines are quite adequate and are very competitively priced.
Well worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank n3dux
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Chinthaka W, Manager at il Castello Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for your honest review. We have taken your opinion on board and now has change our name to "il Castello Ristorante Italiano". We do still serve the same delicious menu, so hoping to see you again.
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44 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Plant X Spagehetti!”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Really interesting menu that takes a while to peruse, finally went with the above which was an mix of chicken, chorzio, olives, roasted peppers, chili and garlic. Fantastic. Chef was chatting to everyone during and after their meals, really friendly place

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank mdlalston
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Go there! We need more restaurants like this!”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Surprisingly good. Looking at the menu, we couldn 't help feeling that it was trying to be a Jack of all trades, master of none. On a night when the main chef ( recommended by another resterauteur) was on leave,we were feeling apprehensive.

But the gnocchi was pronounced best in town, the Sri Lankan curry with lemon grass good enough to start planning a holiday to Sri Lanka, the chicken porcini was excellent and the penne pasta so good that it was not offered up for sharing!! well done, sous chef! I'm now looking forward to going back and being more adventurous, and there was plenty of adventurous sounding combinations that I would now be eager to try.

Front of house was one of the partners, who was really sweet and he was promising an unforgettable New Year's Eve party for anyone who booked!

Definitely worth supporting this restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank RachelBerks
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Food”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

We had a lovely meal at Planet X. I had chicken porcini, very nice and also tasted the fish curry which we fabulous and the Gnocchi also scrumptious. We had a wonderful chat with one of the partners and do hope they do well in Maidenhead. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank C K
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UK
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not bad”
Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Had meal here, was ok, starter was so so - the lamb was very nice but not enough. Chicken curry was quite unusual, again not bad. Overall it's ok, wouldn't go out my way to go back

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Thank escotia
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