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Loved loved loved our meals at Casta Diva- the menu is not large but the food is delicious. Be aware that it’s cash only.
Visited on a Friday night. Arrived a few minutes ahead of 9pm reservation. They were kind enough to give us the front table for 2 by the window. The food and service were great! Our waitress guided us through the menu and let us order a half order of pasta so we could try a variety of menu items. When we finished ordering we asked if that was enough food and she said it was the perfect amount - which ended up being true!
Each dish had amazing flavors, complexity, and was freshly prepared. We had the fennel salad, calamari, noodi pasta special, half order of wild boar ragu, and shared the pork chop for our entree. The pastas are made in house and were rich and delicious. The pork chop was charred, juicy, well-seasoned and cooked to perfection. One of the best meals we’ve had in quite some time. Dessert was decadent and a fine ending to a wonderful evening. Don’t forget to BYOB/restaurant is cash only. Total was $125 and worth every penny. We will definitely be back and will recommend to friends/family! Keep up the great work!!
we made our reservation through open table, we had quite a bit of a wait standing in the middle with a few other people and were seated in the hallway which certainly was not a good table for ambiance. Maybe that table should be held for walk ins - just a suggestion.
Other than that your rest is lovely and the food delicious and we always enjoy it.
The menu is small but offers something for everyone. The pasta dishes were delicious and just the right size. The setting is simple and comfortable and the service was very good. Nice evening. Remember, cash only which can make it a bit more difficult.
This place never disappoints. The service is warm & friendly. The food is superb.
Food and service are excellent. A really professional restaurant. Can be noisy, but not overwhelming.
Food and service were excellent. Reservation was honored even though they were very busy.
By far the best Bronzino I’ve ever had!!! Can’t wait to go back !!
Fabulous!! We love this restaurant and they outdid themselves this time. The food is fresh, creative and delicious. A must try.
I’m lucky enough to live around the corner from Casta Diva which serves uniformly great food in a warm and welcoming space. Owner/chef Steve offers a changing and seasonal menu. Salads are perfectly prepared (his Caesar salad is my fsvorite), meat and fish dishes are always enjoyable (my fsvorite are the veal or pork chop or a new preparation of salmon poached in olive oil), and a range of homemade pasta dishes are both comforting and imaginative. Desserts are always spot on with my favorite being the poached pear with some perfectly matched flavor of ice cream.
On top of everything else, Casta Diva is byob, the service is excellent, and when Chef Steve leaves the kitchen to greet his customers, you feel as if he is only cooking for you.
It was so hard to choose what to order because all of the food on the menu sounded delicious. The pasta is fresh and two of our party ordered pasta and said it was delicious (one with boar and one the Bolognese). I ordered the fennel salad and the branzino. Excellent. Fish was perfectly done and flavorful and the salad was lightly dressed (as I requested) and had such interesting flavors. This is a new favorite for us! Will definitely return!
We dined for the first time at Casta Diva last Saturday before attending a concert. The food was tasty and the total experience was charming. I had a delicious salad with paper-thin slices of fresh fennel and apple , followed by housemade pappardelle with wild boar and oyster mushrooms, which was simultaneously savory and delicate. Dessert was beautiful and delicious, a pear poached in red wine served with some of the best gelato I've had in years. My companions had all different menu choices and were equally pleased. Casta Diva is small, the vibe is friendly and the setting is pleasant. We also appreciated that it is BYOB. The service was good; attentive and responsive to our wish to leave in good time for the concert. We will return.
Our server, Guiseppe was wonderful, knowledgeable and helpful. Food was unbelievable. The beef carpaccio was delicious as was the artichoke starter. The pasta with mussels and squid was excellent s was the pasta with octopus.
An outstanding Italian restaurant in the Rittenhouse Square area. The menu has enough variety to appeal to most diners, and the service is excellent. Highly recommended.
Have been Casta Diva regulars (2-3X per month) for years. Staff is exceptional and the food is consistently very good.
We love the calamari, caesar salad, roasted cauliflower, pastas, salmon, branzino and the lamb chops.
We highly recommend. BYOB. Good value.
Desserts are also good, but we rarely indulge.
Out of a dozen or so friends I am the only person who is not enamored with this restaurant. I have been there four times..at the insistence of my friends and I still cannot find anything that I like about it. I find it very expensive, and the food just mediocre. My main observation is that the food....and the plates are not hot when it comes from the kitchen. The food looks prepared way far in advance and just replated.
Just perfect! Waitress was so friendly and helped us explore the menu. Pasta was out of this world as was fish. Can’t wait to go back!
Delicious Tuscan-leaning food in a comfortable space with friendly service. We got the beet salad, which had an unusually tangy goat cheese that really made the dish sing. We also got the boar shank over white bean purée and braised kale and pappardelle with mushrooms and roasted wild boar for mains. Both outstanding and, despite both having boar, very distinct from each other. The masterpiece was the flourless chocolate cake with housemate vanilla ice cream. Could’ve been boring but was absolutely awesome.
Always the best. Hone made pasta. Cooked to order lamb chops. Yummy grilled calamari. Count on Casta Diva for a first class experience.
Loved the caesar salad with white anchovies. Delicious branzino, wonderful wild boar over pasta, outstanding gelato. Simply the best!
Tried during center city restaurant week. They were super nice, didn't rush us, and the food was delicious. I would come back again and again!
We tried Casta Diva as it was rated highly and near an event we were attending. We were very pleasantly surprised. It happened to be Restaurant Week so the menu was limited but the choices were superb. Every bite we had was top notch and the service was friendly and thorough. We will definitely return soon to bring other friends. Bravo, a rare BYOB gem.
This was an excellent meal in all aspects for restaurant week’s last day. I can’t think of anything they could have done better.
Food was excellent
excellent as always, my favorite BYOB! consistently very good!
Awesome food and service. Will be back! We shared the appetizers. Irdered the fennel salad and the calamari to share.
The aalad was really nice, light and fresh with a wonderful citrus dressing. The calamari was so tender!
Wonderful meal especially the house made pappardelle and braised Boar. Great Cannoli. And BYOB vino!!!
Delicious dishes, quaint atmosphere, and excellent service. Highly recommended.
I absolutely love this restaurant. Great food, the ability to bring in your own wine, friendly service, and value. We come every time we visit our daughter at school. I’m already planning our next visit.
Great food, service. It is a small restaurant. So, I recommend reservations.
Fabulously delicious food with excellent service...highly recommend!
Always delicious food served beautifully. Our favorite go to!!
My meal at Casta Diva was fantastic. i had the beet salad, the pappardelle pasta, and the flourless chocolate cake. All were delicious. The service was also awesome. Giuseppe was very attentive, friendly and anticipated our every request. Best Italian restaurant and best BYOB in the city!
Creative dishes & excellent service. Food was excellent. Tables too close & noise level is painful.
Food was delicious! We'll be back soon.
Common problem these days is noise volume. I could not hear the person next to me. However, the food was wonderful!! and I will begin bringing ear plugs to all restaurants in the future.
It never disappoints !
Food is excellent and the service is beyond excellent. We had their amazing artichokes and lamb chops and will go back for more real soon!
Keep up the good work!
As always Casta Diva is consistently amazing! My meal was delicious and beautifully prepared. Casta Diva should be considered the best of the best of our fantastic Philadelphia restaurants.
We had another wonderful dinner at Casta Diva. It has always been one of our favorites restaurants for a long time and dinner this week did not disappoint us. The service was very attentive and each course was excellent. Best was we could have a conversation without speaking extra loud. How great is that? ???
We could heard each other and enjoy the meal. That is what dinning is supposed to be and is at Casta Diva.
amazing meal! i will def be back! the waiter was soooo nice too! Everything was delicious!!!