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Casta Diva

4.6
595 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Located just steps away from the Rittenhouse Square Park, Caffe Casta Diva brings to the table simple yet perfectly executed authentic Italian dishes, always using the finest locally and seasonally available ingredients. Bring your favorite bottle of wine to this elegant and sophisticated tratoria and enjoy beautifully prepared seafood and meat dishes, as well as pasta, desserts and bread made in the house. One of the "best kept secrets in Philadelphia" according to the Zagat review. Please note Casta Diva is a cash only business.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Farm-to-table, Organic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(215) 496-9677
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Payment options
Cash Only
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stephen Vassalluzzo
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant directly to discuss and schedule.
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Private party contact
Stephen Vassalluzzo: (215) 496-9677
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Locust
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Public transit
Bus 17 stops at 20th & Locust.
Buses 9, 12, 21, 42 stop at 20th & Walnut.
Additional
BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout
What 595 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPhillyVisitor (Seattle)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

We like this place and go often. Great food, service, and ambiance. Cash only and BYOB.

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vipLawrence (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

I've never had a bad meal here. The staff is attentive - the kitchen is creative - and being a BYO it is a great value!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Always lovely. Terrific service, cozy space, interesting, inventive italian.

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vipjoem (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

We came on slow day and had high expectations after the apps but our dinners were cold

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Tomas (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Good food and service. BYOB keeps the price reasonable.

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DandL (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

we had orchestra tickets and tried to book a couple of other restaurants (with no luck) for a 6 PM dinner on a Saturday night. We'd eaten at Casta Diva before and remembered we'd had a good meal and reasonably quiet as well. We invited friends and once again had a fine dinner with excellent service, BYOB, and basically the usual cost of about $50 per person. The salmon was excellent, the duck and lamb chops we ordered very good. Grilled artichokes were a treat and the desserts we tried (creme brulee and flourless chocolate cake were top-notch. Not sure why Casta Diva isn't noted more often in reviews as a go-to place in Center City

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vipValerie080 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This was the second time we dined there. The menu is relatively small but still plenty to choose from. The courses are beautifully displayed, almost art on your plate. Each bite is delicious. We totally enjoyed our dining experience and will definitely be back. We like it so much that we want to keep it to ourselves so we are always assured a table! Of course, we won't!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Classic delicious food with a beautiful presentation. Friendly attentive staff, with excellent service and attention to detail.

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vipJerry (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

very efficient service and excellent food. The noise level picked up as the restaurant filled up but it was not too noisy to interfere with conversation.

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Localdiner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a wonderful meal at Casta Diva. The food is outstanding, the service perfect. One couldn't ask for a better experience.

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mawzebra (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Casta Diva is a wonderful BYOB near Rittenhouse Square. The chef uses quality fresh ingredients and creates amazing sauces. The service was excellent. Sit by the window for an intimate setting.

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vipBonBon (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Never disappoints. Great service. Fabulous food Neighborhood gem.

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vipKarenr (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food is consistently good here. I tried the wild boar shank for the first time. It was excellent, and I had enough for another meal! My husband had the seafood combo including branzio, calamari, shrimp, scallops - excellent also!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing food, great service, Remember, BYOB Cash Only!

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vipsusiezan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was wonderful

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