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Castelli'sRestaurant at 255

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3400 Fosterburg Rd, Alton, IL 62002-7310
+1 618-462-4620
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Alton, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been going hear almost 50 years. So many great memories. The fried chicken is the best I have ever had and the portions are huge! The house Roman salad is the best salad anywhere. The service is always top notch.

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Thank srsplato
Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here with great expectations. The wait staff and fried chicken were great. Side dishes and bread left a lot to be desired. The bread was dry and store bought. Soups were really salty. Cauliflower was tasteless. Might go just for chicken in the future.

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Thank Stephen Z
Grafton, Illinois
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Castelli's signature salad dressing is very tasty. The pasta dishes are wonderful. However, we always go for the fried chicken so we don't have to fix it at home. The pork chop dinner is also very good. My only disappointment is the closeness of the tables. Often times I over hear the next table's conversation. We've never had a bad... More 

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Thank 4cory
Chicago, Illinois
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2,067 reviews
1,114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,384 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Castelli's Restaurant at 255, formerly Moonlight, opened in 1937 and is owned, operated and managed by the fourth generation of the Castelli family. Located at 3400 Fosterburg Road in Alton, it has grown in popularity over the years and draws customers from St. Louis and the Metro-East area. The signature item is fried chicken made from a secret, trademarked recipe.... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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133 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This popular Alton dining spot offers good food at reasonable prices from an extensive menu. Six different meals were ordered from our table of eight and all but one was up to expectations. The restaurant, large but divided into smaller seating areas, is well furnished, clean and provides good service. Prices range is on the lower end. In business since... More 

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Thank 564BobM564
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is the first time I've had lunch here for business in 10 years. The chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes were excellent. We use them for takeout around holidays all of the time. The staff was very polite and attentive to detail. We will definitely be back to dine in.

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Thank Fletchjr1
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Castelli's since it was originally Moonlight. Most of us still call it that. Either way, they have yet to disappoint. The chicken is absolutely wonderful. You cannot find this good of fried chicken so close to home. The batter leaves these deliciously flavorable little "crunchies" as we call them. I also really enjoy the chicken... More 

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Thank Amber Marie B
Brighton, Colorado
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Met here with classmates for our 62nd. class reunion.The staff was great and the food and service was even greater. price very reasonable.

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Thank JIMCINDER
Alton, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Love their food! Also love their family packs for pick up and take home. Great food at a great price!

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Thank ckwooden
Alton, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Castelli's (Also called Moonlight) has the best fried chicken around. Their Italian food is also great. But I should be saying "All their food is great. The house salad dressing is outstanding. The service is fast and friendly. Ever one needs to good here and try it for themselves.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3400 Fosterburg Rd, Alton, IL 62002-7310
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +1 618-462-4620

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