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Castelli'sRestaurant at 255

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3400 Fosterburg Road, Alton, IL 62002
+1 618-462-4620
11:00 - 21:00
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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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to Castelli's since I was very young, always loved the fried chicken, still do, I recommend Castell's highly. Do your self a favor order more fried chicken than you can eat put the leftovers in the fridge and the next day you will have the finest cold fried chicken you will ever have. The whole menu... More 

Thank 391kente
Breese, Illinois
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Castelli's - the locals will always know it as Moonlight - and the meat tortellini was wonderful. The white cheese sauce was hot, rich and thick, the pasta tender and the whole dish seasoned just right. The service was very good - bread & butter before was a nice touch - and the salads more than fine. Moonlight... More 

Thank mlheerenwordsmith
Alton, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Been going here for years and the fried chicken is my favorite. Large servings. Often will split a dinner. Be sure to order salad with house dressing. The only thing that I have heard is their lack of mashed potatoes to serve with the chicken. Bread and whipped butter here is irresistible.

Thank Janetto01
Alton, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 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.

Thank srsplato
Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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.

Thank Stephen Z
Grafton, Illinois
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 

Thank 4cory
Chicago, Illinois
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2,446 reviews
1,353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,553 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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 

Thank Taylor B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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156 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 

Thank 564BobM564
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

Thank Fletchjr1
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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Restaurant Details

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

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