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La-Castelana Pizzeria & Restaurant

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5176 Transit Rd, Depew, NY 14043-4443
716-681-1913
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food!

Best eggplant parm ever! All the food is amazing, the building is old and dated but clean. Service is average. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Laurie M
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Albion, New York, United States
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Albion, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Best eggplant parm ever! All the food is amazing, the building is old and dated but clean. Service is average. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.

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Depew, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Good Italian food. Haven't been there for awhile. Owner (lady) almost like the soup Nazi on Seinfeld. She's yelling at the workers in front of customers. We asked for plates for our bread & were told no! Who wants to put their bread directly on the table? Too bad because we really enjoyed the food but we won't go back.

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Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a yen for pasta and stopped here as it was on the way to another destination. We were the only customers and ordered ziti and spaghetti with meatballs . The dinners were served in literally minutes of ordering.....no wonder, the pasta was so mushy, it must have been precooked and been sitting on hold in hot water. Mentioning... More 

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Lancaster, New York, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I agree that the owner was a little crabby in the past but i think She has taken the reviews of the restaurant to heart & mellowed. This is still my favorite place for sauce & recommend it to anyone who wants a good place for Italian food

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Amherst, New York
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We came here for lunch with some coworkers and it was empty. The place was very dated and dingy. It looked as if we stepped back in time. We sat on the patio which faced Transit Rd and it was very noisy, I highly suggest against it if you want to have a conversation. They didn't have a lunch menu... More 

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Depew, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Food is always excellent. Sauce is tasty and the veal is the best in Western NewYork. It's a can't miss meal every time.

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Orlando, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Of the myriad of Italian restaurants, here is one, which is quite proud of their Sicilian heritage. The original owner, a family tradition, runs this place. The food was individually baked in its own, large helping, serving dishes. We arrived around 5:00 P. M., within the hour, the place was 80% filled with hungry patrons, asserting everyone within, they have... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have been going to La Castalana for over 20 years and go back every time I come home. Even fancy expensive NYC restaurants don't come close to their pasta sauce. The antipasto is delicious too. The servers we have had all these years have generally been nice. A couple even remember us whenever we come in which isn't often... More 

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Buffalo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

If it wasn't for enjoying their food here so much we would never return. Worse part is every time we go there it gets worse and worse... We are use to the terrible service, which we yet again experienced today. You think they would be more friendly and polite to their customers! This time, we noticed the owners actually spent... More 

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Depew, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The owner is as horrible as they come...she tries to take your change or not give you the proper amount. If you leave a tip for the waitress at the front when you pay, the owner pockets it! She was loudly talking about my family and I in front of the restuarant when confronted about the money and she said... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5176 Transit Rd, Depew, NY 14043-4443
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Depew
  • Phone Number: 716-681-1913

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?