Castelli's Moonlight Restaurant at 255
3400 Fosterburg Road
Alton, IL 62002
Hours of OperationFri, Sat: 11am-10pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs: 11am-9pm
It has been over 74 years since Alfonso Castelli opened Moonlight Restaurant. It gained instant popularity and has grown consistently through several expansions and is now owned, operated, and managed by the 3rd and 4th generations of the Castelli family.
In October 2008, grandson Phil and great- grand children Tracy and Matt have re-assumed the leadership of this proud family dining tradition and formed a new company, PMT Management, Inc., to take over management of the famed restaurant. Once known as the only "local" landmark restaurant serving the Alton, Illinois area, “Castelli’s Moonlight at 255”, is now a St. Louis area favorite drawing diners from around the world.
One of the most popular items is the fried chicken. The TALK-N-CHIC™ is a house secret, trademarked recipe that has been passed down through the generations. This item is so popular that 70% of past dining patrons order this famous chicken. That's a lot of chicken, especially when you consider that the restaurant seats 325 at a time and serves more than 800 on any given Saturday night.
Castelli's Moonlight at 255, also offers other homemade specialties such as the “Roman” house salad dressing, tortellini, and ravioli. All are absolutely delicious! If you're a steak, chop or seafood lover, you can't go wrong. The menu from top to bottom is wonderful and the prices are a great value. If you fancy a quality bottle of wine, there is a selection for every pallet and budget.
We invite you to dine with us at Castelli’s Moonlight at 255. Where you’re always treated like family.