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Caffe Casta Diva

$$ - $$$
City Center West
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227 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5669 (Locust)
+1 215-496-9677
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

No negatives, but I can't say it blew us away either. I will say off the top, the service was EXCELLENT! We enjoyed, at least to a degree, all the food we had that included 3 appetizers, 3 entrees and 1 had dessert. Appetizers consisted of one off the specials and was excellent, polenta topped with Italian sausage and seasoned... More 

Thank Mclade
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Came for a birthday party with a table of 6. 8:30 reservation, we were seated at 9:15, and our dinner finally arrived at 10:15. Food was okay, but unless you order 2 entrees and an appetizer, you will leave hungry. I could hold my entire pasta dish in 1 hand. When we left the restaurant everyone went to the mac... More 

Thank Ryan D
Hillsdale, New Jersey
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284 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Small Italian café. You cannot vary from the menu. The pasta Bolognese was good, as was the beet salad and gnocchi. The entrees were average. I had shrimp with a pasta. Shrimp were delicious, couldn't eat the pasta. Lamb chops were so-so. Fish was ok. It is a BYO. Our waiter, Michael, was terrific and fun. We were there with... More 

Thank BarbaraSS
Montpelier, Vermont
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We celebrated my mother in law's 95th birthday here last weekend and were treated like royalty. The staff were very pleasant and the food was delicious. There were 17 of us and we shared almost all of the appetizers on the menu and each ordered an entree. The BYOB piece is an extra bonus.

Thank Kim22726
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Genuine Italian contemporary BYOB in the heart of Philly. A can't miss. Great menu filled with a variety of homemade pasta dishes. Poached pear dessert is one you won't forget. We'll be back soon.

Thank Live55
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My go to restaurants in philly are always byob, all types of restaurants, we came upon casta diva, what a great find it was. Our party of 4 shared the italian meat platter and buratta, pesto and roasted red peppers platter and a caesar salad, all were excellent and served properly and timely. Our entrees consisted of papperdelle w boar... More 

Thank gogreen1
Franklin, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I had a great meal and I hope to return often. This is a BYO so I enjoyed a porter with my meal. I started with the bruschetta. This is a bit different than the usual since it's an assemble-your-own. The cheese was so creamy and the bread toasted just so. For the entrée I got one of the specials:... More 

Thank Scott M
Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 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 

Thank frequentdiner27
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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171 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 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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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-496-9677

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?