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Caffe Casta Diva

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227 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5669 (Locust)
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Had an early dinner here Sat. night and had a great meal. We had calamari, and gazpacho for appetizers. Both were great. Wife had pasta dish with pesto and scallops, which was fantastic. I had pasta and shrimp with fava bean, and avocado, which was ok but not as good as wife's. All pasta is home made. Will definitely go... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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161 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I 100% agree with the vast majority of locals, this is a great place to enjoy a wonderful Italian dinner. We go rarely only because the choice in this neighborhood is great. Our meal was not rushed, service was impeccable and the offerings were superb. Four of us shared 3 appetizers, two entrees and one dessert. More than enough for... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I have been a fan of Caffe Casta Diva for several years. Don't know why I have never given it a review. Everything here is perfect...food, service, and ambience. Steve is the chef/owner. In addition to preparing one great dish after another, he is a prince of a guy. I happen to prefer BYO's so that I can bring my... More 

Thank bruce g
Portola Valley, California
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

My daughter and I came here for dinner on an unseasonably cold April night after 48 hours hard travel on the road. The dining room is really small and the tables are close together, but we had just enough room that we weren't claustrophobic or bumping into the diners near us, so it came across as welcoming and cozy. I... More 

Thank Googoose25
Palo Alto, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

My daughter and I had dinner at Casta Diva last week (February, 2016) and had a wonderful evening. The food was outstanding. I recommend the wild mushroom soup, which was redolent with wild mushrooms. I highly recommend the Duck Trio, which included duck breast, duck confit, and fois gras, each with a sauce that was the perfect complement to the... More 

Thank Tom H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

There are tons of great restaurants in Philly which get a ton of press, and Casta Diva should be added to that list (or maybe not since it would be harder to get a table). I lived around the corner for 10 years and finally got around to eating there. I always assumed it was just another generic BYOB, but... More 

Thank Phil N
Cheshire, CT
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We so enjoyed our meal! This 50 something mom from CT took her two adult children (both students) out for a great dinner after arriving in Philly at 8:30pm last Friday night. What fun we had and thank goodness we had reservations for 9:00. Our waiter was great, suggesting we try some things we'd never have selected on our own... More 

Thank AlisonMCheshire_CT
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

My, my, my. Looking for amazing quality, inspired, value priced BYOB? Well my loyal fans, this is the place. Cozy, BYOB, Cash Only... this local favorite was quite the treat for me and my dinning partner. Wildly creative with a date like atmosphere, you can eat here for any occasion. the dishes change frequently so you will never suffer from... More 

Thank David J
Belmont, Lancashire.
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200 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant and told us about a well stocked wine store where we could buy on the way. The initial greeting and general service was friendly and helpful, the food was delightful and the ambience in the smallish, cosy room very pleasant. A very nice evening meal.

Thank ChrisRudd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place is particularly nice for those who appreciate the BYOB type of restaurant. The food is a solid B+, and I especially enjoyed a salmon trio that I had last year.

Thank Jennifer H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5669
  • Public Transportation: Bus 17 stops at 20th & Locust. Buses 9, 12, 21, 42 stop at 20th & Walnut.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215-496-9677

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