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“Just OK”
Review of Caffe Casta Diva

Caffe Casta Diva
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Ranked #495 of 4,370 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: Locust
Transit: Bus 17 stops at 20th & Locust. Buses 9, 12, 21, 42 stop at 20th & Walnut.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

The menu is limited, so I don't understand how, on a Saturday night at 8 PM, two of the selections, one of which is the veal chop, their signature dish, were already gone. The other selection that was gone was the only steak on the menu. The food was fine, but nothing special. The service was the bare minimum. There were only 2 servers, so we waited to order and waited to get our bill. The food arrived in a timely fashion.

Visited February 2012
Thank Traverler1
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English first
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed December 11, 2011

Food and service are AWESOME! My wife and I were with 6 others and we all loved the food from Appetizers to Entries. We highly recommend Caffe Casta Diva. Make your reservation, that's a must. Stephen is a great chef and between him and his server's they make you feel like family. I promise, you won't be disappointed.
Dennis and Ellen

  • Visited December 2011
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Italian food in Center City Philadelphia”
Reviewed January 31, 2011

The food at Caffe Casta Diva is amazing. The homemade pastas and specials are always terrific. The menu changes seasonally, but the salmon, whole-wheat fettuccine with mushrooms, and steak are all fantastic.

They have a solid dessert selection including plenty of homemade gelati. The cappuccino's are really well made.

It's BYO and cash only. Reservations can be hard to get on weekends so call ahead! Closed Sunday and Monday.

  • Visited January 2011
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Manchester, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“understated excellence”
Reviewed November 1, 2010

All 5 of us had a great meal - and they catered well for the vegetarian in our family. BYOB, which we liked - there is a good shop just down the road that sold our favourite German beers.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful Dining Experience”
Reviewed December 13, 2009

Five of us ate at Caffe Casta Diva last night and each of us had a delicious meal. The owner/chef only uses the freshest ingredients and his preparations are interesting. The waiter even suggested that we do not order the calamari for an appetizer as the chef was not pleased with the squid that was delivered that day. Even the simplest items on the menu, such as the Caesar salad and the beet salad, were outstanding. We sat in the back of the restaurant which is quieter. Our overall dining experience was wonderful and I highly recommend this byob restaurant.

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Thank Shelly
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