Castelli's

4.6
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2152 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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Daily 5:00PM - 5:00PM 8:45PM - 9:00PM

What 2152 People Are Saying
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4.7
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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T
Palm Springs
77 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this restaurant. Pefect fettucini alfredo. Perfect Negoni. Perfect Italian ambience and service.

S
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!!!

BP
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service. It was my first time to dine here and I was very impressed by the service. Jack was a great server. Extremely personable! I will definitely go back when I’m in the area again.

S
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday party this week at Castellis! Lovely round table for 8. Food was fantastic and the round table made for great conversation. Service was very good too.

B
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were greeted at the door and seated promptly in the section we specifically requested. Good start! Love the fact that Castelli’s is a lively local spot, not a chain restaurant. It has the classic charm and character we appreciate. Really enjoy the live piano background music.
Thorough wine list and a complete menu of Italian standards as well as specials. My veal dish was excellent and my wife’s pasta dish was perfect. Service is first rate, prompt and friendly. This is clearly a well managed establishment and a must when we visit Palm Springs several times a year. Highly recommended!

J
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service for a family get together.

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Castelli’s, never disappoints!

ES
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Atlanta and my favorite is La Grotta
Castelli’ s easily gives it a run for its money
Hands down some of the best Italian food I have had and I travel the country for a living and have the opportunity to eat in some of the finest Italian restaurants in the county!
AAA+++
I would easily give it 2 Michelin stars!
And the wine list is to die for!

f
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The homemade canneloni was good but the use of pre-made pasta for most of the dishes was disappointing given the relatively high price. Portions were generous however. Service was excellent but the decor is out-of-date and a bit worn. Overall an okay experience but there are better choices in Palm Desert

r
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The wine list is fine within limits. The piano was good, but was difficult to hear in the main dining room. It is a comfortable, elegant dining experience with an excellent Italian menu. Excellent bar.

DG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Veal Piccante was good the Veal Parmigiana was ordinary. Caesar salad was unremarkable, Tirramasu was excellent .

s
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Waited for some time to try this restaurant but was really disappointed with the quality and the taste of the food. We love Italian food and are very much into pasta. This was not good at all. Ordered Canneloni and Ravioli - had no taste at all. Tasted like it was cooked in a microwave. Absolutely no flavor and the sauces were tasteless. Also had eggplant as a side dish and the eggplant was like eating rubber - since when do you need a steak knife to cut eggplant? Would not recommend for food. But the wait staff was excellent!!

B
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to the desert each year and this is our favorite restaurant. So good we went back the next night.

JP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I want to say how impressed I was with the service we experienced on my birthday dinner. Our wait staff was over the top fun and made the experience a real joy. looking forward to going back when we get back to Palm Springs.

RD
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come to this restaurant when we visit Palm Desert. The food is delicious & the service is outstanding!

TF
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was nice. Food good but we won't rush back. First time I have ever dined and the server never came back to pour more wine from the bottle we ordered. It was self serve. It's just not customary to have to do it yourself.

RH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been coming to the desert since the 70's and this was my first time to Castelli's. What a mistake! The food and service was spot on. I will definetly eat there at least once every time I am in town. I was blown away!

OT
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in the valley.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Tiny was fabulous All wait staff was terrific. Noise is a real problem tho!

E
Pittsburgh
60 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Clearly a local favorite - packed on a Monday night! Salads were very good and the Osso Bucco and Vitello Milanese were excellent and huge portions. Wine was very reasonably priced. If back in Palm Springs will certainly stop here again.

TE
Palm Springs
61 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely a special occasion place. Food and service are consistently excellent, and the bartender makes a mean Manhattan! Try the osso buco. And save room for the tiramisu for dessert.

RB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

perhaps the best veal chop ever........pasta was perfect. old school charm with the benefit of being able to converse without struggle

RS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a glitch, but management took care of it right away. We love this restaurant, it's our 3rd time back.

JC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This appears to be a very popular place with many regulars. Staff and service were good, but the food wasn’t as good as expected. We didn’t order appetizers, and were surprised at how quickly our entrees were brought to the table. That made us wonder if they were not just made to order for us.The risotto under the Osso Buco wasn’t hot, so that order went back. The Veal Milanese was pounded too thinly so it was overcooked. Probably will not return unless we decide to give the pasta a try.

K
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dining at Castelli’s. Food was wonderful !

K
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food here and the service was exceptional. Noise level high so hard to hear dinner companions!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I LOVE to honor our special occasions with the AMAZING food at Castelli’s. From the extraordinary service, to the pianist, to the presence of folks waiting to make sure you never want for anything, this is our spot! Laura our waitress was fantastic! When you go make sure you finish your meal with a piece of sweet Spumoni pie. Now I’ve made myself hungry! Go to Castelli’s, you’ll love it!

A
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Favorite Italian restaurant in Palm Springs area. From Philadelphia where good Italian restaurants are in abundance. Castelli's compares very favorably.

L
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

There was so much noise in the restaurant, the four of us couldn’t even hear ourselves think, let alone hear what our friends were saying. This has been a problem whenever we eat at this wonderful restaurant, which is a shame. I don’t know what can be done to reduce the noise level, but I won’t be returning in the height of the tourist season.

r
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Service poor. Scallops in pasta dish minuscule Will not go back

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great time! I gave up my early reservation and opted for a later one in the bar area at a high top table. I would not do that again. Their bar area is very small and tables are either in front of the reservation stand, kitchen door or front door. Have to make a reservation we’ll in advance to get into this restaurant but their wine list is fantastic and their food is very good. This was my first trip and we had pasta, next time we will branch out and try other items but the pasta was very good. I would recommend to my friends.

D
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Tony treats us like family. Highly recommend

MG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Great Service. It’s the place on our “ must eat list” every time we visit Palm Springs.

r
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Old school....great food....good service...…..crowded ….noisy

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful! The food was great as always. Nice people, live music, everything about this place is great!

j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great meal.

SN
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Warm and inviting atmosphere and reasonably quiet out in the perimeter seating area, away from the inside bar area. Excellent attentive service, solid Italian fare - fresh fish, pasta w meat sauce (all beef, no pork).

T
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous time as usual. Love Castelli’s. Food and wine are excellent. Service is incomparable. Took 4 friends there who had never been. They said it was the best filet they have ever had. We’ve been going to Castelli’s for years and we highly recommend it.

OT
Palm Springs
70 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time here. My scallops were excellent. My husband had a veal marsala special and he said it was just OK. The wine list is pretty extensive and we found a great sangiovese. The service was excellent. It was a bit pricey. I would return but my husband would rather a different Italian restaurant next time.

C
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service, a bit loud because of a large group, but they were having fun and weren’t an issue for us. Just hard to talk over. They were good at adjusting our reservation time as our friends were delayed getting there. Excellent and will be going back soon!