The food was very flavorful and creative, I had the Salmon . Service was friendly and efficient. Had a nice time and they didn’t rush u
Great restaurant. We went for a celebration. BYOB, and they will give you an ice bucket to chill wine/champagne. Prices are a little high for the portions, but the service and food were excellent. I would go again for a special occasion.
Excellent BYO in Rittenhouse. Small but adequate menu that covers all likes/dislikes. Try the grilled artichokes -- superb. Fresh fish, homemade pastas (and they will split an order), good steaks. Service from accommodating, affable staff.
Anna did a great job knowing what to provide before we asked; great waitress!
Delicious meal. Suggestion for chef: scallops cooked perfectly. Seasoned nicely, but too much salt. Servers were attentive and friendly. Eager to please. We were sitting next to a party of 12 and noise level was so loud, detracted from the experience. Will definitely try again and request not to sit in back next to a large party.
Everything was excellent! Great food and service! Can’t wait togo back again!
Fabulous food always.
We had the goat cheese and beer salad appetizer and while not what we expected it was delicious. Looked like a petit fore with alternating layers of beet and cheese. I had the salmon which was perfectly medium. The sides were not as great - parsnip purée was too sweet with the salmon and the greens were not seasoned well. Portion was a good size. My husband had the boar shank and was very pleased with the dish. Dessert was disappointing. Got the pear in red wine with star anise and the anise overpowered pear. We couldn’t finish it.
It is pricey but since it’s BYOB. That helps. Cash only. Wish they would change that especially at their price point.
excellent food, cozy and buzzy atmosphere, friendly service
This was our first time at this restaurant. My spouse and I were celebrating Valentines Day. We always do this NOT on or near the 14th, to avoid crowds. In that regard, we did very well. We dined on a weeknight, and the restaurant was at most, half full. So, we had a pleasant, relatively quiet dinner, which is especially good for me, as I cannot hear well. We shared a pasta with octopus, and a braised boar shank. Both were delicious, with the pasta dish being especially excellent. The portions are large, and we did take some of the boar home with us. The prices of the courses may seem a bit steep, but the portions were large, and the ingredients were top notch. Also, the waitstaff was very accommodating in wrapping up the leftovers. As we finished our meal, I saw other diners arriving and being seated. One woman motioned that she did not hear well, and her party was seated in the rear, away from other tables, in a quiet spot. This impressed me. We will return, no doubt, as the restaurant is very near our home.
We like this place and go often. Great food, service, and ambiance. Cash only and BYOB.
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!
Always lovely. Terrific service, cozy space, interesting, inventive italian.
We came on slow day and had high expectations after the apps but our dinners were cold
Calamari was as good as any I ever had. Dinner was amazing. Wasn’t super thrilled with the tiramisu, but was still good. Just had better. Overall a wonderful experience from service, food, clientele we met. Definitely going back.
Good food and service. BYOB keeps the price reasonable.
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
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!
Classic delicious food with a beautiful presentation. Friendly attentive staff, with excellent service and attention to detail.
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.
We had a wonderful meal at Casta Diva. The food is outstanding, the service perfect. One couldn't ask for a better experience.
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.
Never disappoints. Great service. Fabulous food Neighborhood gem.
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!
Amazing food, great service, Remember, BYOB Cash Only!
Everything was wonderful
Great food in a wonderful setting.
First time at this restaurant and we were very pleased. Very interesting menu choices and everything we tried was well presented and tasty. Wild boar with pasta a real hit.
Very intimate northern italian style cuisine with homemade pasta that rocks. Romantic and small, perfectly located near Rittenhouse Square. (Full disclosure - it is cash only but there are ATM's nearby). What is awesome? Beef carpaccio, artichokes, calamari, the beets, several types of fish with amazing, crispy skin, trofie. . .could go on and laud each menu item. Prices are great and it's a BYOB.
We love the place, especially that you can bring your own wine. Food is super delicious.
Cold food, unimpressive veal chop returned the food and it was brought back lukewarm. Worse restaurant experience we have had in our ten years in center City.
We walked past this restaurant many times but had not tried it. For my husband's birthday, I thought, why not?! It was outstanding!! The service was excellent and the meal exceeded expectations. I've recommended this restaurant to several people and now I'm worried that I won't be able to get a reservation!!
We were there for New Years Eve so the menu was limited and more expensive. We’ve gone on regular nites and always liked it. I think they did raise their prices. It’s a BYO so that helps. They have wonderful homemade pastas which we always enjoy.
It was New Year's Eve. Food was great, probably more costly than normal menu and probably more noisy.
Seated on time, great BYO option, great service, great food, cash only (as advertised). Recommend
I’ve been coming here for years. I love this gem of a restaurant which defies categorization: low key, sophisticated, cosmopolitan, delicious food. Spent a lovely evening with my adult children enjoying good conversation and lovely food.
Amazing food. Everything is very well made, delicious, portion are perfect size. The only annoying part is that its cash only.
Always great service, food and ambiance. Great neighborhood go to. All cash and BYOB but there is an ATM across the street if you should forget!
This is my second dining experience at Casta Diva. We brought friends with us and everything about our experience was superb. The food was prepared and presented beautifully. It was the kind of food that sits well and you think about later. The menu is limited therefore it’s made carefully. The fresh ingredients were papable with every bite. Nothing tasted heavy or had “sat in the pot all day” taste. Our server’s style was engaging, helpful and on point.
My husband has not stopped talking about his dinner - since I suggested Casta Diva I’m delighted!
We arrived at 6:15 so noise wasn’t an issue but as we left the noise was elevated.
I heartily endorse this restaurant - when food is this good, I like to say it’s made with love!!
It is just so inconvenient to have a cash only arrangement. I know there was a notice of this when I made the reservation - but practically speaking it's a pain. The food was terrific and if you are prepared - great.