Castelli's
Castelli's

Castelli's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.castellis.cc/
  • Phone: 7607733365x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily at 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Brian Altman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater wedding receptions, private parties, or any occasion.
  • Entertainment: Nightly live piano/vocals with Patrick Tuzzolino or Joe Jaggi 6PM.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monterey Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking.
A word from Castelli's
Named by Zagat Survey America’s 1,000 top Italian restaurants.Enter the doors of Castelli’s and you’ll believe you have just stepped into a small bistro in romantic Tuscany.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Castelli's reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (32)special occasion (28)fit for foodies (23)romantic (21)good for groups (16)notable wine list (12)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Personal Review
    jves
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My 3rd time at Castelli's. Food/service has been excellant every time! During Desert high season, noise level is high(for me),so I prefer front seating and Castelli's has always accommodated me(us). The only negative comment I have is Castelli's did not have Pellegrino water last time. I think the Pelligrino bottle appears a bit more Italian on the table....after all, presentation is part of the experience. Just a minor point. Keep up the great food and service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rat Pack Redux
    GauntessVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This place is old school at it's very best! When you do it really well you stand the test of time and Castelli's clearly does that. Service was impeccable, food was very ample and deliciously presented. We celebrated a 40th Birthday and ordered communally: Appetizer platter for two was enormous and delightful. Calamari was crisply delicious, but our favorite was the grilled baby artichokes. The Godfather platter was the best of all worlds; Scampi, Veal Picatta, and Tenderloin along side of vegetable medley and pasta. It was beautifully split to allow us to also order the Tortellini which was fabulous and consumed to the last morsel. Birthday Girl received her own Spumoni Cake and we all vowed we would be back next trip to the desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, excellent service
    RegularDiner
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had our anniversary dinner here and were very happy with our choice. We sat in the "outdoor" area, which is an enclosed area in the front. It was quiet enough so we could talk without shouting. The wait staff was very pleasant. We both had different veal dishes from the regular menu and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Castelli's is always a treat for my wife and I when visiting Palm Desert. The garlic bread is superb, so good you have to remember to not get too full before the arrival of the entrée.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard to Describe
    MaroisronVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    There are few eating establishments that can stand the comparison to Castelli's. We had a flash flood situation this most recent visit and there was the challenge of power surges. Mike was having a ball chatting up the customers. Ron was pulling his hair getting the servers up and running. I mention this as it wads the perfect case of how a professional team handles adversity. The food was as usual outstanding and the service was impeccable. Don't miss this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love Castelli's!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Service and Food is always outstanding. We have been coming here for years and are never disappointed. Our favorites include the Shrimp Dijon and Pork Chop. We highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    Volunteer4GolfVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A friend told us about Castelli's and the famous garlic rolls, so we had to try it out. Great recommendation, great garlic rolls, great food (pasta) and service. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Old School Italian
    mbkid88
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Has as old school ambience but not over the top or "nasty", they also had a person signing and playing the piano... price is kind of on the higher side but worth a visit at least once. The serving staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Since the serving size was quite large, he suggested a split order for our two boys, which was perfect for them. Top marks for service and food quality.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always!
    gus1216VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    John and Michael continue to do a great job. The best veal chop ever and the pork chops are suberb. Service is realxed and friendly. A good locals place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We come to this area once a year for golf and Castelli's is a must. Great food. Great service. Great drinks. I recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian Food
    Carolyn
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My husband and I stopped in on a warm Wednesday evening and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Castelli's. I couldn't decide between 2 dishes so the waiter recommended having half of each. Both were wonderful. The bread was warm and tasty and I know next time I am in Palm Springs I will go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tired but true
    NaranjaVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food is good, service is good, but it's tired. You can only stand on your laurels for so long before they just get old.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Food
    SandP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent from garlic bread to lobster ravioli to caramel cheesecake with berries dessert. Service was spot on, helpful and cheerfully friendly. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    Ojaiorange
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We had read such wonderful things about the food at this restaurant. We were pleased with the service, being greeted at the door and the waiter was efficient, friendly and explained the menu items well. The food however did not live up to the descriptions. The veal was tough and leathery, the sauces all tasted the same. My partner had the cannelloni, which was smothered in a heavy red sauce, could not even taste what should be a delicate pasta with a nice light filling. No on really asked during dinner if everything was ok, the owner asked as we were walking out the door. Did not get into the bar, we were seated on the covered patio in the front, but did hear some very nice piano music being played during dinner from the bar area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CASTELLI
    degostallionVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Old school desert restaurant. If you close your eye's I am sure you could imagine the brat pack in the bar there. The food and service was very good....If you like Italian you will like Castelli's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alexis
    Alexis
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    When new to the valley we happened to walk in to Casterri's and it was love at first bite. Thank you for your continued excellence in fine dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An exceptional dining expierence!
    FriendsfromWyoming
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I would highley recomend Cestelli's to family and friends. The food, wine, service, and ambience were exceptional. Everyone from the Host, to Waiter, Servers, and Staff treated my wife and I like royalty! Thank You!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time not the last time
    grouchoarnVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Last Saturday we enjoyed a completely enjoyable experience at Castelli's. The food was some of the best we have enjoyed in the Desert area or all of Southern California. We were seated on time and with a friendly greeting. The menu is old school Italian...a good thing. The cheese bread was the best. The Godfather selection was incredible. The service was top-notch. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Way too noisy/food average
    ChrisrmVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    None of our party of 7 thought their food was anything but ordinary. We arrived at 7:30 and they were out of the special, Osso Buco, and also the ribeye steak with gorgonzola from the menu. How can they be out of the special and steak at 7:30 on Saturday night in the summer season? Very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BobJ
    BobJVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The pasta was good… my complaint is I requested the addition of the Italian sausage and if I got a half of sausage it was a lot! It was cut up in such small pieces I could not tell it was part of the dish… The worst part is I was charged an additional $7.50! An exorbitant price for such a small amount! My wife ordered the chicken that was not very good... Dry and tasteless... The resturant was very crowded even in the off-season but you couldn't tell by the prices… One of the most expensive Italian restaurants that I've gone to in the area!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Love2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Loved it food is great, service was great, and great atmosphere
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palm Springs Restaurant Week
    BubbieVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Went to Castelli's for Restaurant Week on Sat. Night. And it was a great choice. The food was excellent and plentiful! The waiter who has been working there for 11 years was also excellent and made our dining a perfect experience. We had the veal piccata for main course and my husband and I split a Ceasar Salad and Canoloni for a first course. The Canoloni was really wonderful and the Cesar Salad was a good salad but nothing special. The veal was great and such a big portion we could have split one dinner! The Desert, Spumoni ice cream pie was as they say "to die for" if you like Spumoni! We sat in the back room which was very quiet. The main dining room was noisy and there was a Bar Scene. The front enclosed patio would be my last choice
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food not up to par
    boblVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Ordered their thick veal chop (which I believe was $48) but it had a large piece of grizzle in the center, They did offer to take it back and provide another one but we were running late for the theater. They comped us with a sliver of ice cream pie and the side order of spinach when they should have taken the veal chop off of the bill.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Locals Favorite
    FoodFan
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I've been coming here for more than 10 years as a local and the food is absolutely fantastic. The place is very welcoming and we love eating here. Love the chicken dish they offer and the pork chops are one of many guests favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food Great Service
    BGinPS
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food is good - we had the pork chops and veal picatta. The service is excellent. A little pricey.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over the top?
    Gary
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Yes. No doubt about it, however it never fails to satisfy and surprise. The satisfaction comes from the quality of the food and the surprise is that all of the staff are real with no pretense.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
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