Seafood is wild-caught or sustainably raised in the wild
Can order one-time or subscribe
What We Don’t Like
High free shipping threshold of $200
Limited seafood selection
Rastelli’s Reviews: Meat & Seafood Transparency
Everything that Rastelli’s sources is certified antibiotic, steroid, and hormone-free. All seafood is wild-caught or sustainably raised in the wild. And organic options are available for beef, pork, and chicken. More about where Rastelli’s meat and seafood come from below:
Black Angus Cattle are raised in large open fields in the midwestern plains and fed a 100% vegetarian diet. Organic beef is 100% grass-fed and finished. And all beef is free from antibiotics, steroids, and hormones.
Seafood is wild-caught or raised-in-the-wild, using certified sustainable practices.
Chickens come from a small farm in the Shenandoah Valley where they’re fed an all-vegetarian, GMO-free blend of corn and soybean meal. They’re free to roam during the day, have houses with natural light, and fresh bedding.
Turkeys are raised on American Humane Association-certified family farms in North Carolina, with regular access to outdoor pastures and an all-vegetarian diet.
Heritage Breed Hogs are raised in open-pasture farms in eastern Pennsylvania following strict standards in animal welfare.
For our Rastelli’s Reviews, we ordered two Faroe Island Salmon filets, two Porterhouse steaks, and six Steak Craft burgers.
All of Rastelli’s protein are blast frozen for freshness and will arrive frozen. They believe that by blast freezing proteins the microbes that would normally break down the fresh protein are inactivated, preserving the current state of freshness. In addition, they vacuum seal all of their products preventing air and moisture from being trapped inside which causes freezer burn (aka frost on your protein) and allows your protein to stay in the freezer for up to one year without compromising quality.
When your box arrives, move all of the protein that you aren’t going to eat in the next day or two into the freezer. When you are ready to cook, thaw your protein overnight in the fridge. Meat will last up for up to 5 days and seafood for 3 days in the refrigerator.
We love to support sustainable fishermen and fishing practices and couldn’t wait to try Rastelli’s Faroe Islands Salmon filets. These Salmon filets are meaty, full of flavor, and really good for you. They are also GMO-free and antibiotic-free and sustainably raised in free-flowing pens in the North Atlantic Ocean. That means they are good for the environment too!
We marinated our salmon filets in an Asian sesame mix for 2 days prior to grilling. We grilled them for about 2 min per side and they came out perfectly juicy and delicious. Rastelli’s Faroe Islands Salmon filets are reasonably priced with 2- 6 oz filets for $15 or 8- 6oz salmon fillets for $59.
Next, we grilled the Rastelli’s Steak Craft Burgers on a mild fall day and ate outside with family. These thick and juicy steakhouse burgers are 100% pure antibiotic-free Black Angus beef and boy can you taste the difference! You can purchase these Steak Craft Burgers in packs of 6, 12, or 24. Our 6 pack was $22 for 6 5.3oz Steak Craft Burgers.
Everything we tried from Rastelli’s was wonderful, but the star of the order had to be the USDA Prime Bone-In, Antibiotic-Free Porterhouse Steaks. Each 18 oz steak consists of a strip steak and a filet mignon separated by a T-shaped bone. These steaks are wet aged for 21 days and hand-trimmed to perfection.
These Porterhouse steaks are simply AMAZING! They were a bit thinner than what we usually see in a strip steak or filet but grilled beautifully. They are full of flavor and naturally juicy.
These steaks would be great for any night of the week (Happy Monday!), but would also be perfect for a date night at home or a special celebration. You can buy 2 18 oz. steaks for $65.00 at Rastelli’s which could easily feed 5 or 6 people.
Shipping is free for orders over $200. A $10 shipping fee is charged for orders between $90-199. A $25 shipping fee is charged for orders under $90.
Rastelli’s Reviews: Bottom Line
We love that Rastelli’s meat is antibiotic, steroid, and hormone-free and that their seafood is wild-caught or sustainably raised in the wild. Everything that we ordered tasted great, even from frozen. The star of the order was the porterhouse steak and we highly recommend giving it a try for your next date night at home. And while their selection of seafood isn’t the largest that we’ve seen, what they do have is sustainably sourced and high quality.
We also love that you can make a one-time purchase or subscribe. The high free shipping threshold is something that we don’t like as not everyone needs to order $200 in meat and seafood, but you can simply pay for shipping, $10-$25 if you are below that amount.
Overall, Rastelli’s is a great value for the quality. They make it easy to get premium, sustainably-sourced meat and seafood delivered to your door for a reasonable price.