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Le Castagne - Permanently Closed

4.0
4
729 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
For elevated, authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Philadelphia, head to Le Castagne and enjoy the beautiful food and equally pleasing atmosphere. Le Castagne has a wonderful selection of inventive appetizers, but one of the top choices must be the salumi e assagi vari, an artisanal meat platter with pickles, artichokes, crostini and pate. Delectable entrée specialties include the pollo contadino, Amish chicken with pumpkin, mushrooms and Brussel sprouts, the slow-braised lamb timballo d’agnello brasato on garlic crostini topped with a poached egg and the short rib costole corto, with pistachios and root veggies. Choices also include the gnocchi al tartufo bianco in a truffle cream sauce, the veal ravioli ripieni di vitello and the pappardelle alla Bolognese with beef, veal and pork. Add to the charm of your meal at Le Castagne with a fine glass of wine.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 751-9913
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Delone
  • Private party facilities
    Le Castagne offers both private and semi-private party facilities. Semi-private (20-40 people); private party facilities being the whole restaurant (50-90 people).
  • Private party contact
    Carlo Sena: (215) 751-9913
  • Neighbourhood
    Center City
  • Cross Street
    20th & 19th
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking is available. Public lot also available (adjacent to building).
  • Public Transit
    Route 17 Septa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 729 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience

NoiseModerate

729 Reviews
  1. melissaL

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and wine are great just difficult to have wait staff pay attention to you. Short staffed we were told.

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  2. DavidV

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is friendly and they have a very nice assortment of wines. The food is fresh and very tasty. It is a must for the Philly resident and great place to experience if from out of town. I will be back and highly recommend to my friends.

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  3. MaryS

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely "restaurant week" meal choosing the salmon and veal cutlet as our main courses. The service was friendly and their suggestions were helpful. The drinks were as delicious as the food- Manhattan on the rocks (my husband is very picky and he was very pleased) and Cosmo. We look forward to going back for Happy Hour at the bar which appears to be a fun time.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for restaurant week dinner. Pasta and my chicken entree were both outstanding; the desert was average. The portions were on the smaller side. Service was professional and attentive. Its a small space, but well done. Overall, really enjoyed our meal.

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  5. MaryP

    Philadelphia

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Visited during restaurant week. Food was tasty and service was very good. I would go again.

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  6. jake

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both variants if the gnocchi were good and very good portion sizes when ordered as appetizers.

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  7. SKM047

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Le Castagne is an excellent choice for a business or casual lunch in its neighborhood. While the menu is small, the food is always prepared well, and the kitchen is flexible with special needs (such as adding a fish dish from the dinner menu to lunch time)

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  8. JakesDad

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I know many people that really enjoy Le Castagne, but I wasn't impressed. Our server was very professional but cool, and hesitated to make any recommendations from the menu, saying that "everything is excellent." I guess from her perspective, better to be diplomatic than helpful. But contrary to her declaration, everything wasn't excellent. I had the crudo, which was tasty but not in any way inventive, and then the Dover sole, which was slightly overcooked. The sole came with *cold* mashed potatoes and a side of flavorless string beans. I can't imagine ever going back to Le Castagne when there are so many terrific restaurants in town.

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  9. Mickey

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great and attentive preserver of regional Italian cuisine. Stick to meat and fish, sometimes exquisite in preparation. Beautiful presentation and fine deserts.

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  10. JJJB

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very nice.

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Google Map for Le Castagne - Permanently Closed

1920 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    20th & 19th
  • Neighbourhood
    Center City
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking is available. Public lot also available (adjacent to building).
  • Public Transit
    Route 17 Septa
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Delone
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 751-9913
  • Private party facilities
    Le Castagne offers both private and semi-private party facilities. Semi-private (20-40 people); private party facilities being the whole restaurant (50-90 people).
  • Private party contact
    Carlo Sena: (215) 751-9913
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