Reservations are a necessity on a Fri or Sat evening. We were immediately seated. Appetizers looked very tempting but we know the portions are good size so, to our loss, we skipped the appetizers. The Mediterranean salad was a pleasant surprise with canned pears, cranberries, and mandarin orange slices. I had a veal dish with artichoke hearts in a light tomato sauce. There could have been more sliced artichoke hearts. It came with a few small red potatoes and nicely cooked asparagus spears. I would have preferred a little pasta to the potatoes. My wife had a shrimp and linguini topped with some arugula. The three shrimp were large and the macaroni properly cooked. We were full but went for the tartuffo anyway. Creamy ice cream and lots of chocolate sauce topped off a near perfect meal. I had a Ruffino Chianti that was delicious. The waitress was most pleasant. But, we did not come there for the food. The duo Alan and Eve were performing. We have been following them for about 6 years. They sing karaoke style, and know hundreds of songs. They take requests. We think they sound like some of the people that sang the songs originally. Eve sang "Believe" by Cher and sounded like Cher. Alan sang a few Sinatra songs and sounded like Frankie. They have a faithful following. At least 17 diners (out of about 30, the restaurant seats only about 50) were there to hear them and dance to their music. And some of these dancers could be performing on "Dancing With the Stars". They were that good! And they are friendly, meaning you can start a conversation with these total strangers and be treated like old friends. All in all, go dine at Castalia for a delicious meal. If you go when Alan and Eve are performing it is a special bonus and expect to be three times entertained, once by the meal, twice by Alan And Eve and third by the other dancers.
Prices are average and expect to pay about $125. per couple including drinks, meal, salad, a shared dessert, coffee, tax and tip.