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3400 Fosterburg Road, Alton, IL 62002
618-462-4620
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Call it what you will--It's still The Moonlight

This place was called "The Moonlight" for fifty years or so until new management took over a few years ago. Whatever you call it, it is a good, solid, family-run favorite that is very popular with the locals. It's known for it's fried chicken, but the Italian dishes are great too. Portions are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
RamblinGal0526
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Alton, Illinois
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English first
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Well I'll start it off by saying our waiter was good. We ordered spaghetti and meatballs, and the ravioli dinner with meatballs. We had the house dressing on our salads. When he brought out the salads it was just salad, no tomato or onion and it was soaked in their dressing. Salad was limp like our had been sitting in... More 

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Moro, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a group of friends who ordered a variety of food for lunch. We all had salad which was great with the house dressing. I had the fish and chips which was delicious. The white fish was light and flaky. Others in our group had chicken, which is one of the specialties for Castelli's. The chicken was juicy and... More 

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Forrest City
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was VERY VERY GOOD one of the best restaurant in ALTON IL. I will tell everyone about it. The SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AND SO WAS THE FOOD

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greenwood, mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A terrific restauant , famous for its WONDERFUL fried chicken. Generous portions, fast service, reasonable for the size of the portions! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We use Castelli's every time we visit Alton as many of our locals in St. Louis are unaware of it so they get to try something different. And every time they perform. The service is quick, the food is delicious and delivered hot. I'm always please to introduce people to their signature items such as the Roman Salad dressing and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My favorites here are the spaghetti Bolognese and the fried chicken. It's hard to pass up either one. The Bolognese sauce is like none i've tasted in the area and it is a huge portion of pasta. The chicken is broasted and the taste is incredible. I've been there numerous times and have never been disappointed with the food or... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This place was called "The Moonlight" for fifty years or so until new management took over a few years ago. Whatever you call it, it is a good, solid, family-run favorite that is very popular with the locals. It's known for it's fried chicken, but the Italian dishes are great too. Portions are healthy and the price is not bad.... More 

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Bethalto, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The best prime rib in town. No reservations. Famous for their fried chicken, but we always get the prime rib. Service is always great, Our favorite restaurant in the area.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My wife & I were going to the Alton area around dinner time a friend suggested Castelli's . Wow ! What a place ,warm & welcoming ,very efficient and with great food & service. We Will Be Back !

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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you like fried chicken, this is heaven. Formerly known as the Moonlight, Castelli's still makes the most with the bird. Chicken tenders will feed a small army, and the full dinner emphasizes the full part. I have tried pasta and salad there, which don't really rate top marks, but when it comes to chicken, I don't know if anyplace... More 

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Additional Information about Castelli'sRestaurant at 255

Address: 3400 Fosterburg Road, Alton, IL 62002
Phone Number: 618-462-4620
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3400 Fosterburg Road, Alton, IL 62002
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 618-462-4620

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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