Great ambience -perfect forGreat ambience -perfect for business lunch- noise level low
Have already recommended to friends.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMilan modern in PhillyLe Castagne has a striking appearance -- more like a high end restaurant in Milan, than an Italian restaurant in Philly. It is modern, with widely spaced tables. The high ceiling helps keep the noise level down. This place is perfect for a business lunch or dinner.
The food is excellent, the choice good. The only odd thing is that the service doesn't match the appearance of the restaurant or the quality of the food. The servers are sweet, young females. They try hard but it is weird to get your appetizer before any wine appears on the table, and for the server not even to notice this. We had to call over the maitre d' to get our wine.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, portionsFood was excellent, portions a little small but reasonably priced for the quality. Wait staff was inexperienced, but pleasant. I would go back and not be afraid to recommend Le Castagne.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen the cat's away ..........Nornally, there's a falloff when 2 key people
take a vacation before Memorial Day, Not
so here. Lisa, my favorite hostess & the
person who helps keep the restaurant on
the right track, was filled in very amply by bright, cheerful
2 young ladies who had a smile on their
faces & were very attentive to our group
of 4. Michael was on vacation, and so we
were in the hands of the sous chef - which
turned out to be a seamless transition.
Everything we ordered was perfectly cooked
& served piping hot.,5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative Italian food.Great menu and presentation. Also good for gluten free. I highly recommend this restaurant.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellentI have visited Le Castagne several times over the years and have always been impressed with the quality of the food, the elegance of the room and the competence of the servers. It has usually been fairly empty at lunch as it is a little off the normal restayurant scene, but it delivers really good food at reaonable prices and has been around a long time, so it must get busy at other times. It's especially appropriate if you want a quiet place for either a romantic meal or a business lunch. I had the tomato soup and gnocchi and both were excellent. I did not have dessert thsi time, but have had it in the past and they were well made and fresh.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal for 6. EveryoneExcellent meal for 6. Everyone enjoyed it. Wine list pricey but good selection. Highly recommended.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, great andDelicious food, great and friendly service - a winner!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will be back!!We had dined at Le Castagne a few years ago and remembered it to be enjoyable. We were so happy to have tried it again. The food was excellent. The veal chop was outstanding and the Soul delicious. I did find the pasta sauces a bit heavy, but still enjoyable.
The service was fabulous! Our waiter was as professional and extremely personable.
We will visit Le Castagne again.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant made pastaThe restaurant made pasta is excellent. The service is attentive without being overbearing. And you do not leave hungry.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was tasty, service wasFood was tasty, service was attentive and courteous, and decor was beautiful. I don't usually eat gnocchi but these were light and delicious. The canned music was too loud and did not add to the ambiance but they turned it down upon request. Overall, I thought the menu was too pricey for frequent visits.2/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDining room is lovely. FoodDining room is lovely. Food was very good. It was restaurant week so the choices were limited. I'd like to try it again with the full menu. We liked what we ordered but had trouble finding items we were interested in.1/21/2013 12:00:00 AM