Le Castagne Ristorante

★★★★★
Family-owned upscale restaurant featuring traditional northern Italian cuisine in a modern setting.
  • 1920 Chestnut St

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Cross street: S 19th Street

    Map & Directions
  • 215-751-9913

About Le Castagne Ristorante

Hours
Mon-Thu 12pm-9:30pm Fri 12pm-10pm Sat 5:30pm-10pm

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A friend invited me to lunch at Le Castagne and now I'm hooked. I ordered chicken scaloppine and I loved it. I'm coming back to this restaurant, that's for sure.

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A friend invited me to lunch at Le Castagne and now I'm hooked. I ordered chicken scaloppine and I loved it. I'm coming back to this restaurant, that's for sure.

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Brunch at Le Castagne is heavenly. I have tried almost everything in the menu and I can say they're all good. The tuna salad tastes amazing.

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Brunch at Le Castagne is heavenly. I have tried almost everything in the menu and I can say they're all good. The tuna salad tastes amazing.

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From the salad to pastas and desserts, this place will surely amaze you. I love their selection of wine too. Many of their ingredients are imported from Italy which made this Italian experience authentic. Best in Philly!

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From the salad to pastas and desserts, this place will surely amaze you. I love their selection of wine too. Many of their ingredients are imported from Italy which made this Italian experience authentic. Best in Philly!

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I love this place. Been coming here to months now. I always get a seat in minutes and the menu selection is great. Wines and desserts are amazing too. I love their Gnocchi! Surely the best in Philly.

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I love this place. Been coming here to months now. I always get a seat in minutes and the menu selection is great. Wines and desserts are amazing too. I love their Gnocchi! Surely the best in Philly.

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Sunday brunch is always enjoyable when spent at Le Castagne. My comfort food is their french toast stuffed with nutella. I always order their tuna salad.One thing that I also like about this restaurant is the warmth of their staff.

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Sunday brunch is always enjoyable when spent at Le Castagne. My comfort food is their french toast stuffed with nutella. I always order their tuna salad.One thing that I also like about this restaurant is the warmth of their staff.

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I celebrated my birthday at Le Castagne and I had no regrets. They made my birthday special. My friends and I loved the house-made garlic sausage with tomatoes. They also serve heavenly desserts.

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I celebrated my birthday at Le Castagne and I had no regrets. They made my birthday special. My friends and I loved the house-made garlic sausage with tomatoes. They also serve heavenly desserts.

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Dinner at Le Castagne has always been a pleasure. They serve the best Italian food. The staff are courteous and pleasant.Their pork tenderloin are to die for.

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Dinner at Le Castagne has always been a pleasure. They serve the best Italian food. The staff are courteous and pleasant.Their pork tenderloin are to die for.

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Le Castagne has the best Italian food in Philly. If you want to chill and share a hearty meal with your friends, this is the place to be. I love their brunch. I try to choose healthy options so one of my favorites is the yogurt con

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Le Castagne has the best Italian food in Philly. If you want to chill and share a hearty meal with your friends, this is the place to be. I love their brunch. I try to choose healthy options so one of my favorites is the yogurt con

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Ive been going to this place over and over again. I never get tired of it. For salad, you can try Insalata dip ere (mixed greens with balsamic). Pasta must-try is their Gnocchi. The best in town! Then you can also go for their pollo

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Ive been going to this place over and over again. I never get tired of it. For salad, you can try Insalata dip ere (mixed greens with balsamic). Pasta must-try is their Gnocchi. The best in town! Then you can also go for their pollo

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Le Castagne is Italian food at its best. I always come back for the Insalata ai frutti di mare. This dish is perfect for me because I am a fan of seafood. It has marinated calamari, mussels, clams and shrimp. I also love pasta, my

3
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Le Castagne is Italian food at its best. I always come back for the Insalata ai frutti di mare. This dish is perfect for me because I am a fan of seafood. It has marinated calamari, mussels, clams and shrimp. I also love pasta, my

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If you are a first-time in Philly then this is the place to be. If you are into Italian food, Le Castagne can offer you authentic pasta dishes at its best. Try the Gnocchi, it??s the best one I??ve ever had in my life (no kidding!) The place is cozy and the staff are world class. Great food; great place; what more can you ask for?

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★★★★★

If you are a first-time in Philly then this is the place to be. If you are into Italian food, Le Castagne can offer you authentic pasta dishes at its best. Try the Gnocchi, it??s the best one I??ve ever had in my life (no kidding!) The place is cozy and the staff are world class. Great food; great place; what more can you ask for?

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They have great pasta; fresh meals and excellent cocktails too. I love their homemade Gnocchi and Ravioli. Their bread is always fresh too. No one does Italian better than Le Castagne.

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They have great pasta; fresh meals and excellent cocktails too. I love their homemade Gnocchi and Ravioli. Their bread is always fresh too. No one does Italian better than Le Castagne.

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Hats off to Le Castagne! They have true Italian food at its very best. There Ravioli is the best in town. I would say no one does Italian food in Philly like they do. The food is large sized and the sauces are always perfect with any dish.

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Hats off to Le Castagne! They have true Italian food at its very best. There Ravioli is the best in town. I would say no one does Italian food in Philly like they do. The food is large sized and the sauces are always perfect with any dish.

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This is by far one of the best Italian restaurants I've ever been to... and I've been to A LOT! Every dish I've ever had there is incredible - very delicious and satisying. Accompanying the great food was the impeccable service and great

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This is by far one of the best Italian restaurants I've ever been to... and I've been to A LOT! Every dish I've ever had there is incredible - very delicious and satisying. Accompanying the great food was the impeccable service and great

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The one thing I appreciate most with Le Castagne is their customer service. Their staff is very accommodating, nice and always with a smile. They will go their way to assure that everyone has a great dining experience.

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The one thing I appreciate most with Le Castagne is their customer service. Their staff is very accommodating, nice and always with a smile. They will go their way to assure that everyone has a great dining experience.

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I've been to a hundred of restaurants, and Le Castagne ranks right up there with the best. All the dishes are scrumptious and plated nicely, but for me, their Rigatoni with sausage and spinach is the one that stands out the most. The

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I've been to a hundred of restaurants, and Le Castagne ranks right up there with the best. All the dishes are scrumptious and plated nicely, but for me, their Rigatoni with sausage and spinach is the one that stands out the most. The

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I had one of the most satisfying dining experinece at Le Castagne. The food is simply delicious and the staff is nice and accommodating. Great ambiance as well.

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I had one of the most satisfying dining experinece at Le Castagne. The food is simply delicious and the staff is nice and accommodating. Great ambiance as well.

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My office just had dinner at Le Castagne last week and we were surprised by its splendor. Nice ambiance that captures the essence of Italy. It's like they are bringing Italy right at your table.

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My office just had dinner at Le Castagne last week and we were surprised by its splendor. Nice ambiance that captures the essence of Italy. It's like they are bringing Italy right at your table.

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I had a fantastic night at Le Castagne. Everything went fine - from the ordering of food to billing out. The waiters are very friendly and attentive. And what I love most is that we weren't rush to order something. The food also was

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I had a fantastic night at Le Castagne. Everything went fine - from the ordering of food to billing out. The waiters are very friendly and attentive. And what I love most is that we weren't rush to order something. The food also was

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Excellent place! Le Castagne is as close to perfection as any restaurant is going to get. The food was glorious. Everything was prepared and presented with elegance and high-regard. I had the Peperone ripieno and Gnocchi al tartufo bianco as they were both recommended in previous reviews and they were both delicious. If you have been to Italy and know how good their food there is, all you have to do is go to this place and your taste buds will think you are there.

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Excellent place! Le Castagne is as close to perfection as any restaurant is going to get. The food was glorious. Everything was prepared and presented with elegance and high-regard. I had the Peperone ripieno and Gnocchi al tartufo bianco as they were both recommended in previous reviews and they were both delicious. If you have been to Italy and know how good their food there is, all you have to do is go to this place and your taste buds will think you are there.

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Le Castagne is by far the best Italian restaurant in Philly. I am so impressed with the food we ordered. They're all delicious, most especially the seafood dish. It had perfectly cooked shrimp, clams, mussels and calamari. The sauce was

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Le Castagne is by far the best Italian restaurant in Philly. I am so impressed with the food we ordered. They're all delicious, most especially the seafood dish. It had perfectly cooked shrimp, clams, mussels and calamari. The sauce was

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We had a wonderful dinner. There were 10 of us, celebrating our parent

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We had a wonderful dinner. There were 10 of us, celebrating our parent

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Last March when I visited Philly I went to Le Castagne and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Therefore, it was only but natural that I go again the moment I went back to this Philly. Did I enjoy my meal this time around, yes! Their standards have been maintained and they have kept every meal as authentic as possible. Staff was very welcoming and hospitable - very attentive but not overbearing. Menu had a good variety and food was wonderful! See you again, guys, on my next trip to Philly!

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Last March when I visited Philly I went to Le Castagne and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Therefore, it was only but natural that I go again the moment I went back to this Philly. Did I enjoy my meal this time around, yes! Their standards have been maintained and they have kept every meal as authentic as possible. Staff was very welcoming and hospitable - very attentive but not overbearing. Menu had a good variety and food was wonderful! See you again, guys, on my next trip to Philly!

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I was in Italy a few years back and I will never forget the Gnocchi there. I hadn't had Gnocchi that tasted that good since, not until last night at Le Castagne. I tried the Gnocchi di Patate alla Sorrentina. It was served very quickly and

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I was in Italy a few years back and I will never forget the Gnocchi there. I hadn't had Gnocchi that tasted that good since, not until last night at Le Castagne. I tried the Gnocchi di Patate alla Sorrentina. It was served very quickly and

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The food are scrumptious and bursting with flavors. I tried their Pappardelle alla Bolognese and I absolutely loved it. It was served with a rag

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The food are scrumptious and bursting with flavors. I tried their Pappardelle alla Bolognese and I absolutely loved it. It was served with a rag

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The best Italian food I've ever had. Definitely sets the standard. At this point, I don't see any reason why I should go to any other Italian place in town. They are never as good as Le Castagne. I've been going to this place for quite sometime now and it seems that the staff has remained the same. Service is fabulous; food and ambiance are superb and it's good value for your money.

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The best Italian food I've ever had. Definitely sets the standard. At this point, I don't see any reason why I should go to any other Italian place in town. They are never as good as Le Castagne. I've been going to this place for quite sometime now and it seems that the staff has remained the same. Service is fabulous; food and ambiance are superb and it's good value for your money.

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Magnifico! This place is still one of my all-time favorites. The wait staff and the owner are the friendliest people I??ve ever met. It's a great family restaurant as well as a great place to take your date. Be sure to try the Gnocchi al Tartufo Bianco and Petto di Pollo alle Castagne. These two are sumptuously delightful. I also love the Italian feel in this restaurant. My friends and I had a wonderful time. The owner was really nice; he even gave us samplers of their Choco Cherry Puddings!

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Magnifico! This place is still one of my all-time favorites. The wait staff and the owner are the friendliest people I??ve ever met. It's a great family restaurant as well as a great place to take your date. Be sure to try the Gnocchi al Tartufo Bianco and Petto di Pollo alle Castagne. These two are sumptuously delightful. I also love the Italian feel in this restaurant. My friends and I had a wonderful time. The owner was really nice; he even gave us samplers of their Choco Cherry Puddings!

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I had a truly great evening with my wife here. In just one night, Le Castagne became our number one favorite Italian restaurant in Philly. This was certainly NOT a place where we felt rushed in to order something. Impressive was the list

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I had a truly great evening with my wife here. In just one night, Le Castagne became our number one favorite Italian restaurant in Philly. This was certainly NOT a place where we felt rushed in to order something. Impressive was the list

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My boyfriend and I had a great time here. I loved the lighting of the place. It was dim, which gave the restaurant a romantic feel. The food also was delicious and bursting with flavors. We left full and satisfied.

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My boyfriend and I had a great time here. I loved the lighting of the place. It was dim, which gave the restaurant a romantic feel. The food also was delicious and bursting with flavors. We left full and satisfied.

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This place is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever dined in. (NO JOKE!!!) I was pleased with the many pastas and steaks to choose from. I also tried their other cuisines that are truly Italian.

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This place is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever dined in. (NO JOKE!!!) I was pleased with the many pastas and steaks to choose from. I also tried their other cuisines that are truly Italian.

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I had a really wonderful time here. The service is really impeccable. They are willing to go extra mile for you. I ordered a particular vodka, which they don't have, and what the waiter did was he bought the vodka that I want from anotehr

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I had a really wonderful time here. The service is really impeccable. They are willing to go extra mile for you. I ordered a particular vodka, which they don't have, and what the waiter did was he bought the vodka that I want from anotehr

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Surpassed my expectations of a typical Italian restaurant. Le Castagne is different, from the large selection on the menu to the ingredients. Just ask the owner they were glad to fill me in on what is used to make the dish (tasty )

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Surpassed my expectations of a typical Italian restaurant. Le Castagne is different, from the large selection on the menu to the ingredients. Just ask the owner they were glad to fill me in on what is used to make the dish (tasty )

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I never leave LeCastagne without a satisfied smile on my face. I've visited here many times in the past 3 years, sometimes for lunch, but most of the time for dinner, and the food and service never fail to please. If it's you're first

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I never leave LeCastagne without a satisfied smile on my face. I've visited here many times in the past 3 years, sometimes for lunch, but most of the time for dinner, and the food and service never fail to please. If it's you're first

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At last an authentic Italian restaurant, the chairs, tables marble all very authentic. Le Castagne has such an extensive variety in their menu, what I love is their different kinds of pasta's like the Ziti, Bucatini, and my all time

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At last an authentic Italian restaurant, the chairs, tables marble all very authentic. Le Castagne has such an extensive variety in their menu, what I love is their different kinds of pasta's like the Ziti, Bucatini, and my all time

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I'm vegetarian, so I don't usually enjoy it whenever I get asked to eat out with friends. Last weekend my friends made an evening reservation at Le Castagne. I called the restaurant in the morning to see if they can accomodate making a

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I'm vegetarian, so I don't usually enjoy it whenever I get asked to eat out with friends. Last weekend my friends made an evening reservation at Le Castagne. I called the restaurant in the morning to see if they can accomodate making a

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This is my go-to place for Italian dishes. Their food is just delicious and will definitely delight your taste buds. I always feel like a king whenever I dine here. Every meal that I ordered was worth every dollar.

The last time I was

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This is my go-to place for Italian dishes. Their food is just delicious and will definitely delight your taste buds. I always feel like a king whenever I dine here. Every meal that I ordered was worth every dollar.

The last time I was

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Took my mother there for mothers day last May. Arrived 15 minutes earlier than my reservation. Sat at the bar and waiting for about 30 minutes, but I was patient because the place was packed. Watched a table of 8 get seated before me (that arrived well after me)....so I asked the hostess when my table would be ready. She apologized and said that their reservation was before mine, and that I need only to wait another 15 minutes, and was apologetic. I accepted this, because for the 5 years previous, my bi-monthly/monthly visits had been nothing short of pleasant and wonderful.

Then, another gentleman walked in and sat next to us at the bar...alone. He asked the barmaid for a table in the back and said, "I want a table in the back". The barmaid walked to the hostess and talked for a minute or two, and all of the sudden this chump gets seated in the back....all with me staring down the hostess like a bull at a matador.

She actually had the guts to say, "I'm really sorry, but we accidentally gave your table away". She offered us free drinks (when we've been sipping on martinis for an hour already)....way to be responsible!!

My mother interjected that we watched the entire atrocity unfold...to which the hostess said sternly, "We would NEVER to that on purpose!!".

After lightly scolding the hostess for daring to raise her voice to my mother.....instead of leaving (like any NORMAL person), I left my faith in Anthony, the manager whom I had known for 5 years, who had been known to take special orders (with 24 hours notice) just to have their amazing branzino that my fiance loved so much. Crappy day, but I figured we'd eat for free and just chalk it up to a long day for the hostess (see how retardedly easy and forgiving we are? LOL).

Service was great as always, and food was nothing short of delicious (though diluted from the steam still pouring from my ears).

When the manager Anthony came, I told him the story, and told him politely that his hostess (later found out was also his WIFE) had no right yelling at a patron, especially when she was neither rude nor yelling at her.

Anthony's response blew my mind....."Jim, I'm really sorry that we ruined your Mothers Day". It took every ounce of my self control not force his nose through the back of his head.

My mother wrote to Skip De Masci (spelling could be wrong....one of the 3 owners with Anthony)...who attempted to contact me to attempt to make amends...but to be honest....a LIFETIME of free dinner wouldn't convince me to go.....and even if accepted I would have a difficult time stopping myself from river-dancing on his face.

Do NOT go here unless you are confident your service will be PERFECT, because you will be insulted and uncompensated. The food is good, but you can find better and cheaper elsewhere in the city.

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Took my mother there for mothers day last May. Arrived 15 minutes earlier than my reservation. Sat at the bar and waiting for about 30 minutes, but I was patient because the place was packed. Watched a table of 8 get seated before me (that arrived well after me)....so I asked the hostess when my table would be ready. She apologized and said that their reservation was before mine, and that I need only to wait another 15 minutes, and was apologetic. I accepted this, because for the 5 years previous, my bi-monthly/monthly visits had been nothing short of pleasant and wonderful.

Then, another gentleman walked in and sat next to us at the bar...alone. He asked the barmaid for a table in the back and said, "I want a table in the back". The barmaid walked to the hostess and talked for a minute or two, and all of the sudden this chump gets seated in the back....all with me staring down the hostess like a bull at a matador.

She actually had the guts to say, "I'm really sorry, but we accidentally gave your table away". She offered us free drinks (when we've been sipping on martinis for an hour already)....way to be responsible!!

My mother interjected that we watched the entire atrocity unfold...to which the hostess said sternly, "We would NEVER to that on purpose!!".

After lightly scolding the hostess for daring to raise her voice to my mother.....instead of leaving (like any NORMAL person), I left my faith in Anthony, the manager whom I had known for 5 years, who had been known to take special orders (with 24 hours notice) just to have their amazing branzino that my fiance loved so much. Crappy day, but I figured we'd eat for free and just chalk it up to a long day for the hostess (see how retardedly easy and forgiving we are? LOL).

Service was great as always, and food was nothing short of delicious (though diluted from the steam still pouring from my ears).

When the manager Anthony came, I told him the story, and told him politely that his hostess (later found out was also his WIFE) had no right yelling at a patron, especially when she was neither rude nor yelling at her.

Anthony's response blew my mind....."Jim, I'm really sorry that we ruined your Mothers Day". It took every ounce of my self control not force his nose through the back of his head.

My mother wrote to Skip De Masci (spelling could be wrong....one of the 3 owners with Anthony)...who attempted to contact me to attempt to make amends...but to be honest....a LIFETIME of free dinner wouldn't convince me to go.....and even if accepted I would have a difficult time stopping myself from river-dancing on his face.

Do NOT go here unless you are confident your service will be PERFECT, because you will be insulted and uncompensated. The food is good, but you can find better and cheaper elsewhere in the city.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Management is heartless and careless

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We recently had dinner at le castagne with family visiting from europe. The service was terrible from the moment we walked in the door. The hostess had trouble locating the reservation although it was confirmed. The wait staff was disinterested and seemed bored with their duties. The waiter who came to give the specials had difficultly describing them and acted as if he didn't know what the food was via his delivery and pronounciation. The wine steward or waiter or who ever he was had no idea who ordered the wine, poured it into a carafe plopped it on the table and walked away. We ordered Pelligrino which was poured , only to have tap water poured on top of the Pelligrino. When it was brought to the attention of the wait staff, there was no response or apology for incompetence.
The wrong appetizer was brought for one of our party and no apology. She had to wait so long for her dish everyone else was finished. Food very forgettable.
When the bill came the tip was added into the itemized bill and missing from the credit card slip. When we questioned the waiter and he said it was a computer error, we would be signing a credit slip that was $53 less than what was actually inputed into the computer. How many guests would had added additional tip not realizing that 18.5% was actually added and they didn't know???? Unfortunately we couldn't express our displeasure by forgoing the tip as it was added.
We will never go back there, it was a disgrace.

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We recently had dinner at le castagne with family visiting from europe. The service was terrible from the moment we walked in the door. The hostess had trouble locating the reservation although it was confirmed. The wait staff was disinterested and seemed bored with their duties. The waiter who came to give the specials had difficultly describing them and acted as if he didn't know what the food was via his delivery and pronounciation. The wine steward or waiter or who ever he was had no idea who ordered the wine, poured it into a carafe plopped it on the table and walked away. We ordered Pelligrino which was poured , only to have tap water poured on top of the Pelligrino. When it was brought to the attention of the wait staff, there was no response or apology for incompetence.
The wrong appetizer was brought for one of our party and no apology. She had to wait so long for her dish everyone else was finished. Food very forgettable.
When the bill came the tip was added into the itemized bill and missing from the credit card slip. When we questioned the waiter and he said it was a computer error, we would be signing a credit slip that was $53 less than what was actually inputed into the computer. How many guests would had added additional tip not realizing that 18.5% was actually added and they didn't know???? Unfortunately we couldn't express our displeasure by forgoing the tip as it was added.
We will never go back there, it was a disgrace.

Pros: none-

Cons: service, service, service , food

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We went here the night before our daughter's college graduation. It was "just right" in that the service level, food quality, and overall atmosphere made us feel that we were experiencing a "special" night.

Prices were on the higher side, but for what we were looking for, the restaurant really worked well.

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We went here the night before our daughter's college graduation. It was "just right" in that the service level, food quality, and overall atmosphere made us feel that we were experiencing a "special" night.

Prices were on the higher side, but for what we were looking for, the restaurant really worked well.

Pros: excellent food, attentive service, not pretentious.

Cons: pricey

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I recently dined @ Le Castagne for my third and last time. Every other experience I had with this restaurant was outstanding...until last night. I was totally confused by the new wait staff...all of whom seemed like they have never served a table before. All of our three courses took decades to get to the table, and moreover we could not get the attention of one person that worked there to refill our cocktails. The food was not as I remembered it. The pasta was bland and my wife's $37 veal chop was over done! When we finally made it to the door after paying our bill, we noticed that the hostess along with management were relaxing at the bar with drinks in hand!!! Not a good look for a restaurant billed as "fine dining" Sadly, I have to say, my once favorite Philadelphia restaurant has gone down the tubes. Management should be ashamed!!

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I recently dined @ Le Castagne for my third and last time. Every other experience I had with this restaurant was outstanding...until last night. I was totally confused by the new wait staff...all of whom seemed like they have never served a table before. All of our three courses took decades to get to the table, and moreover we could not get the attention of one person that worked there to refill our cocktails. The food was not as I remembered it. The pasta was bland and my wife's $37 veal chop was over done! When we finally made it to the door after paying our bill, we noticed that the hostess along with management were relaxing at the bar with drinks in hand!!! Not a good look for a restaurant billed as "fine dining" Sadly, I have to say, my once favorite Philadelphia restaurant has gone down the tubes. Management should be ashamed!!

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: EVERYTHING

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I agree with several other reviewers that the service was much less than expected for an upscale restaurant. The food is very good but is also very pricey.

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I agree with several other reviewers that the service was much less than expected for an upscale restaurant. The food is very good but is also very pricey.

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Center City Philadelphia is full of "Italian" Restaurants but 1 place I recently dined at is the real deal. The food is freshly prepared. You could tell is wasn't waithing in the kitchen under heat lamps for someone to order it. The pasta is heavenly. Homemade. There is no other way to describe it. Cooked to perfection. The way real Italians eat it. Not mushy and drowning in sauce. My sea bass was excellent with just the right amount of seasoning. Fish must be cooked a certain way or it will dry out - this was perfect. Of course try to save room for dessert - the homemade gelato is an excellent choice. If you know good quality food then you will enjoy this place. Obviously those that did not enjoy their food at Le Castagne are the Olive Garden type - cheap imitation "Italian" food.

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Center City Philadelphia is full of "Italian" Restaurants but 1 place I recently dined at is the real deal. The food is freshly prepared. You could tell is wasn't waithing in the kitchen under heat lamps for someone to order it. The pasta is heavenly. Homemade. There is no other way to describe it. Cooked to perfection. The way real Italians eat it. Not mushy and drowning in sauce. My sea bass was excellent with just the right amount of seasoning. Fish must be cooked a certain way or it will dry out - this was perfect. Of course try to save room for dessert - the homemade gelato is an excellent choice. If you know good quality food then you will enjoy this place. Obviously those that did not enjoy their food at Le Castagne are the Olive Garden type - cheap imitation "Italian" food.

Pros: Fresh pasta cooked the right way

Cons: parking

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I had visited Le Castagne on Valentines Day. First let me start by saying the restaurant is beautiful from the time we walked in we were met with an amazing atmosphere. The hostess was incredibly friendly when she greeted us and took our coats. When we sat down it was more of the same great experience the staff was friendly and happy to take time explaining how the food was prepared as well as recommend a wine to go with our meal. The food was just incredible everything was so delicious. I had the duck and my date had the ravioli with the truffle and brown butter, i tried her meal and they were both simply delicious. I've been talking about this experience for weeks with my friends. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone.

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★★★★★

I had visited Le Castagne on Valentines Day. First let me start by saying the restaurant is beautiful from the time we walked in we were met with an amazing atmosphere. The hostess was incredibly friendly when she greeted us and took our coats. When we sat down it was more of the same great experience the staff was friendly and happy to take time explaining how the food was prepared as well as recommend a wine to go with our meal. The food was just incredible everything was so delicious. I had the duck and my date had the ravioli with the truffle and brown butter, i tried her meal and they were both simply delicious. I've been talking about this experience for weeks with my friends. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone.

Pros: Parking next door, excellent service, amazing food.

Cons: None that i can think of.

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The good service here ended with the Hostess, she did a great job taking our coats. My wife and i were waiting for the rest of our party so we headed over to the bar and had to wait several minutes while the bar tender continued a conversation with an off duty staff member. when the some of our party arrived they sat us and we proceed to wait approximately 15 minutes to receive a drink menu. once the rest of our party arrived we waited another 5 minutes and finally were given 2 drink menus, from our oafy waiter. The waiter, who had a fine demeanor was nice but his presentation of the specials was absolutely painful, he obviously has trouble memorizing. Finally after another 10 minute wait 8 of our 9 members received menus and we had to chase down the next available waitstaff (the Sommelier) to get our 9th. This is a great chance to mention that the Sommelier was a moron. The wine we order was unavailable and when we asked to see a menu he preferred to suggest something from his copy of the menu. He also was unwilling to tell us the price of his recommended bottle. he said i was "$40ish", and as we tried 3 wines from his selection he continued to pass cynical comments referring to the experience as a "regular wine tasting". the food was fine but would be great at 60% of their menu price. though the big complaint past the price was that my wife got a half portion of gnocchi and when the $17 plate arrived we all looked around for to see if there was a child in our party because the tiny portion was no bigger than kids bowl of macaroni and cheese. all in all the decor is weak and out of date, the staff is terrible, except for the hostess, the food is fair but not for the price, and if you are looking to ruin a first date or wreak an anniversary this place is perfect. Don't ever go here. and expect to wait a long long time for everything and anything.

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★☆☆☆☆

The good service here ended with the Hostess, she did a great job taking our coats. My wife and i were waiting for the rest of our party so we headed over to the bar and had to wait several minutes while the bar tender continued a conversation with an off duty staff member. when the some of our party arrived they sat us and we proceed to wait approximately 15 minutes to receive a drink menu. once the rest of our party arrived we waited another 5 minutes and finally were given 2 drink menus, from our oafy waiter. The waiter, who had a fine demeanor was nice but his presentation of the specials was absolutely painful, he obviously has trouble memorizing. Finally after another 10 minute wait 8 of our 9 members received menus and we had to chase down the next available waitstaff (the Sommelier) to get our 9th. This is a great chance to mention that the Sommelier was a moron. The wine we order was unavailable and when we asked to see a menu he preferred to suggest something from his copy of the menu. He also was unwilling to tell us the price of his recommended bottle. he said i was "$40ish", and as we tried 3 wines from his selection he continued to pass cynical comments referring to the experience as a "regular wine tasting". the food was fine but would be great at 60% of their menu price. though the big complaint past the price was that my wife got a half portion of gnocchi and when the $17 plate arrived we all looked around for to see if there was a child in our party because the tiny portion was no bigger than kids bowl of macaroni and cheese. all in all the decor is weak and out of date, the staff is terrible, except for the hostess, the food is fair but not for the price, and if you are looking to ruin a first date or wreak an anniversary this place is perfect. Don't ever go here. and expect to wait a long long time for everything and anything.

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I'm sorry to say that my experience here was awful. We had a reservation for four and were ready to have a good evening and buy food, wine, dessert, etc. We were also dressed professionally, so I don't think we were bringing down the real estate values all that much. But we were treated very poorly all the same, ignored, slow service (or no service) and the food, when it came, was mediocre at best. I think that there are other places to have much better -- and more kindly served -- Italian food in Philadelphia.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm sorry to say that my experience here was awful. We had a reservation for four and were ready to have a good evening and buy food, wine, dessert, etc. We were also dressed professionally, so I don't think we were bringing down the real estate values all that much. But we were treated very poorly all the same, ignored, slow service (or no service) and the food, when it came, was mediocre at best. I think that there are other places to have much better -- and more kindly served -- Italian food in Philadelphia.

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The food was very good, and the atmosphere nice, but those are the only good things I have to say about Le Castagne. The service was really poor all around. We sat at the table for about 15 minutes before we got menus and I had to even ask for them. The waiters for the most part were not very professional in the way they spoke to us being too familiar and informal and even a bit "cheeky" for a place that tries to give an upscale feel. My order was put in wrong and they brought the wrong food to me. We had to wait a long time for everything...for them to bring menus, for them to come take our order, for them to clear the table, for them to come with the check. We were told that they don't bring the check until the table asks, which is fine except that for a good 5-10 minutes there were no waiters in the dining room at all. When I went to the restroom I saw about 4 waiters standing in the back drinking sodas, so that could be where they all were. We had to send the check back twice because there were three items on them that were incorrect and that we didn't order. I have since found out that they overcharged the credit card that the bill was paid on. I will not be going back to this restaurant and I will recommend that none of my friends go there either.

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★★☆☆☆

The food was very good, and the atmosphere nice, but those are the only good things I have to say about Le Castagne. The service was really poor all around. We sat at the table for about 15 minutes before we got menus and I had to even ask for them. The waiters for the most part were not very professional in the way they spoke to us being too familiar and informal and even a bit "cheeky" for a place that tries to give an upscale feel. My order was put in wrong and they brought the wrong food to me. We had to wait a long time for everything...for them to bring menus, for them to come take our order, for them to clear the table, for them to come with the check. We were told that they don't bring the check until the table asks, which is fine except that for a good 5-10 minutes there were no waiters in the dining room at all. When I went to the restroom I saw about 4 waiters standing in the back drinking sodas, so that could be where they all were. We had to send the check back twice because there were three items on them that were incorrect and that we didn't order. I have since found out that they overcharged the credit card that the bill was paid on. I will not be going back to this restaurant and I will recommend that none of my friends go there either.

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I must say this restaurant was really good. We went for a very special reason to celebrate my aunt being breast cancer free for 5 years. We asked prior to making our reservation if we could have a pink table cloth on the table where we would all be sitting. The manager had no problem changing it from white to pink in honor of my aunt. It was a surprise dinner for her! Plus, the food and drinks were very good and everyone there was soooo nice! I've been there once a few years ago and I would definitely go back again and recommend it to everyone!

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★★★★★

I must say this restaurant was really good. We went for a very special reason to celebrate my aunt being breast cancer free for 5 years. We asked prior to making our reservation if we could have a pink table cloth on the table where we would all be sitting. The manager had no problem changing it from white to pink in honor of my aunt. It was a surprise dinner for her! Plus, the food and drinks were very good and everyone there was soooo nice! I've been there once a few years ago and I would definitely go back again and recommend it to everyone!

Pros: Staff so nice, great food and drinks!

Cons: None!

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I ate here after getting a $50 gift certificate for the place. We had to have a $100 food tab to use it. So we ordered a ton of food- we got tomato and mozzarella salad, bruschetta, gnocchi, pork tenderloin, filet, and chocolate cake for dessert. This added up to about $110. But then we had to have wine, and we were talked into a $60 bottle- we only planned on having a $30 one. So anyway, the food was really good, both the steak and the tenderloin were amazing. The only downside is that the price is kind of high, and the cheapest bottle of wine is $30. Service was great.

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★★★★☆

I ate here after getting a $50 gift certificate for the place. We had to have a $100 food tab to use it. So we ordered a ton of food- we got tomato and mozzarella salad, bruschetta, gnocchi, pork tenderloin, filet, and chocolate cake for dessert. This added up to about $110. But then we had to have wine, and we were talked into a $60 bottle- we only planned on having a $30 one. So anyway, the food was really good, both the steak and the tenderloin were amazing. The only downside is that the price is kind of high, and the cheapest bottle of wine is $30. Service was great.

Pros: Food good, Service

Cons: Price, expensive wine list

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This is a great restaurant for the dating world. It is a little bit pricey but the service and food make up for that. It has a great atmosphere, and the location is in the heart of philly.

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★★★★☆

This is a great restaurant for the dating world. It is a little bit pricey but the service and food make up for that. It has a great atmosphere, and the location is in the heart of philly.

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Ive been a frequent customer since I can remember. Courteous and very accommodating staff. And the owner is superb! Most of their ingredients are imported from Italy which makes every dish as authentic as it can get. Le Castagne is the

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Ive been a frequent customer since I can remember. Courteous and very accommodating staff. And the owner is superb! Most of their ingredients are imported from Italy which makes every dish as authentic as it can get. Le Castagne is the

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This is definitely the greatest Italian place on this side of the earth! Love love love it here. Everything is a must try. I personally love the Gnocchi! Try this place if youre in Philly.

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This is definitely the greatest Italian place on this side of the earth! Love love love it here. Everything is a must try. I personally love the Gnocchi! Try this place if youre in Philly.

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Le Castagne is probably one of my favorite restuarants and is a regular "go to" when my boyfriend and I want a decent Italian dinner. I have tried several dishes from their menu. The Gnocchi and Porchetta stand out in my mind. People rave

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Le Castagne is probably one of my favorite restuarants and is a regular "go to" when my boyfriend and I want a decent Italian dinner. I have tried several dishes from their menu. The Gnocchi and Porchetta stand out in my mind. People rave

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I am not a big Italian fan but Le Castagne surely changed my mind. Had one my most amazing meal ever! The food tastes fantastic and is so fresh as well. Very creative recipes and very unique and high-class taste! The wait staff has always

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I am not a big Italian fan but Le Castagne surely changed my mind. Had one my most amazing meal ever! The food tastes fantastic and is so fresh as well. Very creative recipes and very unique and high-class taste! The wait staff has always

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I tried Le Castagne's beef carpaccio and was pleasantly surprised. It's a thin slice of beef thats really paper thin and have truffle oil and lemon juice topped with microgreens. I'm sure will be ordering it when go back there.

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I tried Le Castagne's beef carpaccio and was pleasantly surprised. It's a thin slice of beef thats really paper thin and have truffle oil and lemon juice topped with microgreens. I'm sure will be ordering it when go back there.

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The best thing about Le Castagne is their selection of wines. Whenever I dine there, I sample the wines they offer. They serve whiskey, scotch, and vodka as well.

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★★★★★

The best thing about Le Castagne is their selection of wines. Whenever I dine there, I sample the wines they offer. They serve whiskey, scotch, and vodka as well.

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One thing I like the most when eating at Le Castagne is their staff. Nice, accommodating and friendly. They will make sure you have a wonderful time while there.

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★★★★★

One thing I like the most when eating at Le Castagne is their staff. Nice, accommodating and friendly. They will make sure you have a wonderful time while there.

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This is such a charming restaurant with a staff to match it. From the moment you walk in the door, you would feel you have entered into another place at the other side of the world. It feels and smells Italy in here! The food!?...

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★★★★★

This is such a charming restaurant with a staff to match it. From the moment you walk in the door, you would feel you have entered into another place at the other side of the world. It feels and smells Italy in here! The food!?...

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The Peperone Ripieno and Spaghetti Alle castagne were delicious. The Tiramasu was the best I ever had! And they make most of their ingredients homemade! The owner was very friendly too. I wish that every restaurant owner could have the

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★★★★★

The Peperone Ripieno and Spaghetti Alle castagne were delicious. The Tiramasu was the best I ever had! And they make most of their ingredients homemade! The owner was very friendly too. I wish that every restaurant owner could have the

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I make it a point to eat at LeCastagne at least once every two weeks. For me, it's like a reward that i look forward to receiving. With LeCastagne's authenticity, it feels like I've gone to Italy without the hassles of traveling and the

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★★★★★

I make it a point to eat at LeCastagne at least once every two weeks. For me, it's like a reward that i look forward to receiving. With LeCastagne's authenticity, it feels like I've gone to Italy without the hassles of traveling and the

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The service and kitchen staff were awesome. The Veal Chop rocks. Carpaccio is delicious with a nice amount of great Reggiano Parm on top and a perfect amount of lemon acidity. Taglioni black pasta with seafood ...great, White truffle

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The service and kitchen staff were awesome. The Veal Chop rocks. Carpaccio is delicious with a nice amount of great Reggiano Parm on top and a perfect amount of lemon acidity. Taglioni black pasta with seafood ...great, White truffle

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If you ever wish to have a nice Italian experience in Philly, go to Le Castagne Restaurant. They offer top notch Italian dishes. Most of their ingredients are imported from Italy on a daily or weekly basis; so you can expect only the most

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★★★★★

If you ever wish to have a nice Italian experience in Philly, go to Le Castagne Restaurant. They offer top notch Italian dishes. Most of their ingredients are imported from Italy on a daily or weekly basis; so you can expect only the most

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Le Castagne is the place to be for great Italian dishes. I personally crave for their Gnocchi. Its definitely the best in town! They serve light Gnocchi with some fresh tomato sauce and a little mozzarella that gives just enough richness

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★★★★★

Le Castagne is the place to be for great Italian dishes. I personally crave for their Gnocchi. Its definitely the best in town! They serve light Gnocchi with some fresh tomato sauce and a little mozzarella that gives just enough richness

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Lots of white gauze, marble and stainless steel embellish the third of the Sena family restaurants (La Famiglia, Panorama), which looks as if it would fit nicely in Milan. Here, the refined Italian cuisine is given a more northern touch…

 

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