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Le Castagne

832 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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For elevated, authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Philadelphia, head to Le Castagne and enjoy the beautiful food and equally pleasing atmosphere. Le Castagne has a wonderful selection of inventive appetizers, but one of the top choices must be the salumi e assagi vari, an artisanal meat platter with pickles, artichokes, crostini and pate. Delectable entrée specialties include the pollo contadino, Amish chicken with pumpkin, mushrooms and Brussel sprouts, the slow-braised lamb timballo d’agnello brasato on garlic crostini topped with a poached egg and the short rib costole corto, with pistachios and root veggies. Choices also include the gnocchi al tartufo bianco in a truffle cream sauce, the veal ravioli ripieni di vitello and the pappardelle alla Bolognese with beef, veal and pork.

Add to the charm of your meal at Le Castagne with a fine glass of wine.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 751-9913
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Delone
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Cross street
20th & 19th
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Parking details
Street Parking is available. Public lot also available (adjacent to building).
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Public transit
Route 17 Septa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

Food and wine are great just difficult to have wait staff pay attention to you. Short staffed we were told.

vipDavidV (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

The staff is friendly and they have a very nice assortment of wines. The food is fresh and very tasty. It is a must for the Philly resident and great place to experience if from out of town. I will be back and highly recommend to my friends.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

We had a lovely "restaurant week" meal choosing the salmon and veal cutlet as our main courses. The service was friendly and their suggestions were helpful. The drinks were as delicious as the food- Manhattan on the rocks (my husband is very picky and he was very pleased) and Cosmo. We look forward to going back for Happy Hour at the bar which appears to be a fun time.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

Went for restaurant week dinner. Pasta and my chicken entree were both outstanding; the desert was average. The portions were on the smaller side. Service was professional and attentive. Its a small space, but well done. Overall, really enjoyed our meal.

vipMaryP (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2016

Visited during restaurant week. Food was tasty and service was very good. I would go again.

jake (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2016

Both variants if the gnocchi were good and very good portion sizes when ordered as appetizers.

Sandy (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2016

Le Castagne is an excellent choice for a business or casual lunch in its neighborhood. While the menu is small, the food is always prepared well, and the kitchen is flexible with special needs (such as adding a fish dish from the dinner menu to lunch time)

vipJakesDad (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2016

I know many people that really enjoy Le Castagne, but I wasn't impressed. Our server was very professional but cool, and hesitated to make any recommendations from the menu, saying that "everything is excellent." I guess from her perspective, better to be diplomatic than helpful. But contrary to her declaration, everything wasn't excellent. I had the crudo, which was tasty but not in any way inventive, and then the Dover sole, which was slightly overcooked. The sole came with *cold* mashed potatoes and a side of flavorless string beans. I can't imagine ever going back to Le Castagne when there are so many terrific restaurants in town.

Mickey (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

A great and attentive preserver of regional Italian cuisine. Stick to meat and fish, sometimes exquisite in preparation. Beautiful presentation and fine deserts.

JJJB (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very nice.