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Castelli's, Palm Desert, CA

Castelli's

4.7
4.7
4451 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Womens designer hats are allowed.


* As of Jan 31, 2023, Castelli's is no longer accepting the $25.00 Hanson's Garage Door Gift Certificates.
**The promotion has expired**

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 773-3365
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Victor Martin
  • Catering
    We cater wedding receptions, private parties, or any occasion.
  • Private party facilities
    Castelli’s Ristorante’s elegant dining rooms offer the perfect setting for holiday parties, client appreciation, sporting events, birthdays, presentations. Our newest VIP room on 2nd floor features 65"TV, balcony, fireplace & restroom. View prix fixed banquet menu's and wine list castellis.net
  • Private party contact
    Linda O'Melia: (760) 773-3365
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Desert
  • Cross street
    Monterey Ave.
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking.
  • Entertainment
    Nightly live piano/vocals with Patrick Tuzzolino or Joe Jaggi 6PM.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,451 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Good for special occasions

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Italian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Good for special occasions

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Italian

4,451 Reviews
  1. Donghia

    Palm Springs

    168 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    168 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure, with some of the best food and service in the valley. A hiccup with one of our orders brought complimentary desserts for the table that were fabulous. Highly recommend. It is noisy.

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  2. JimR

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When we travel to Palm Springs every year. we always do a reservation at Castelli's. One of our all time favorite Italian restaurants.

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  3. GaryW

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service could not ask for anything more. The meals were great among the best Clams I have had

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  4. MikeR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    I do not like to sit on the front patio I asked to be sat in the restaurant. They told me no, and if I didn’t come in an Uber, I would’ve left.

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  5. DonL

    Denver

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Let me start by saying service was EXCELLENT. The bread starter is super tasty. We followed that with the Escargot - love their preparation, but I would suggest 4 pieces of bread. Next up was my Caesar salad, good but not great, need to steop this one up. Then came my Osso Bucco and my wife's Risotto de Funghi, both were REALLY, REALLY good. And huge portions. I struggle with $56 for the Osso Bucco, but it didnt disappoint. Ok, we will go back (again and again).

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  6. MrMB22

    Columbus

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Way too loud! People need to be more self aware & considerate of other & not just raise their voice.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Great service! Castelli‘s is an automatic and never disappoints! One of the best places in Coachella Valley. We’ve been going there for 25 years and it didn’t disappoint again.. Can’t wait to go back

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Gabriel was a great waiter and a joy to talk too, explaining the history of Castelli’s.

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  9. LAFoodLove

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had bruschetta and buccatini pasta -?delucious!! We also really enjoyed the spumoni pie! Our server was attentive but not over-the-top…this is my new favorite Italian place! Definitely recommend it!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was delicious. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and his recommendations were marvelous. Great spot for dinner.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Italian restaurant in the Coachella Valley

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  12. Devros275

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Dinner, we enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be coming back next year. Food is excellent!

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  13. JeniferI

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Nick was terrific! The Negroni cocktail was delicious, as well as the caesar salad and fettuccine with shrimp.

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  14. SarahD

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible. If you’re in Palm Desert and don’t come here, you’re doing something wrong. Jaime was the best server and the food was out of this world. Can’t recommend enough!!

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  15. Foodie

    Seattle

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was fantastic! Service was great. The venue itself was just ok.

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  16. PatCarroll

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting this restaurant recommended by a friend. Requested a quiet area and we were granted a lovely, quiet corner where we could easily have a conversation. Very attentive, helpful staff. Food and wine very good.

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  17. JessicaB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was so kind and the food delish. Will def be back!

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  18. Arlene

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The pork chops served to another table looked amazing! Will definitely order them next time. The side dish eggplant parmagani was delicious as was the lava cake desert.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Costelli is my favorite restaurant in the valley. It is the best quality of food service and ambience is at the top of my list every time.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Old Italian charm. Great food & service. Ambience was wonderful! We loved it!

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  21. TomE

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time. Started out at the bar, and the bartender was very personable, and made great drinks. The piano player was a real plus! Moved on to dinner, and all four of us thought the food was great! The service was excellent. We are discussing whether or not we want to go back again this week!

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  22. AnitaT

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nino was great, suggestions he made for wine and food were good. Two negatives: • One guy complained it was hot in there, so he turned the air up and made it too cold and uncomfortable. • Group of 4 golfers came in and were seated behind us. They were VERY loud. Not rude or offensive just too loud for that environment. Put a little damper on our Anniversary dinner. Had to practically scream to talk to each other.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our Anniversary! We love Castellis, noise level sometimes can be loud. Next reservation I will ask for us to sit in the front. Other than that our dinner was fabulous!

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  24. KerriA

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Castelli’s and it was amazing! The service was excellent and the food was amazing! We will definitely be back! Our server was Gabriel Lopez and I highly recommend him!

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  25. KevinC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Festvive! Highly recommend for celebrations. Outstanding service and delicious food!

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  26. Micheleb0706

    Tahoe

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    As soon as we walked in we felt like they didn’t have the time for us. Our waiter seemed clueless and we felt rushed. My Linguine and clams sauce was watery and the clams were u see cooked. Very disappointed considering g our friends recommended this restaurant. We don’t be going back

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  27. Homecook100

    Los Angeles

    141 reviews

    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great Italian food. Good bar with nice selection of wines.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Castelli’s was recommended by a family member and it did not disappoint. From arriving to valet parking, to Jack our server, to the great wine list, complimentary garlic bread, the fettuccine and cannelloni dinners my wife and I ordered, and the delicious tiramisu for dessert, everything exceeded our expectations! We finished the evening with a night cap at the bar so we could take in the rest of the historic restaurant. The ambiance and vibe emitted by this establishment is hard to describe but it definitely took us back to a time when dinner was an experience and the diner was treated like a longtime friend. We will definitely be back next time we visit Palm Desert and would highly recommend it to any and all.

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  29. JimC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was fantastic. Food was really good. I’ll definitely be back when I’m in the desert again.

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  30. Sandy

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of 6 all had a wonderful dining experience. Loved all of our meals. Loud, but everything was excellent.

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  31. DMK123

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic time there! Food was delicious, extensive wine list, service was great! Will definitely be back.

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  32. Branto

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had. Always a fun place to have dinner. Great service and hospitality very professional. I don’t know how they do it so consistently, but glad they do!

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  33. Debra

    Palm Springs

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants in the desert. All around great place with generous cocktails and delicious food.

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  34. Winedude

    Nashville

    601 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    601 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great meal at Castelli’s. The veal parmigiana is wonderful. Great wine list too! Tonight we had great service from Alan. We believe he is a bus boy, but he should definitely be made a waiter. The other great server is Nino.

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  35. CaroleL

    Palm Springs

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints. Love sitting in atrium area.. quite.

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  36. NancyK

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual Castelli’s did not disappoint!! Food was excellent, our waiter and staff were all outstanding. We celebrated a birthday and they helped make it all very special z We were an early reservation so noise was low.

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  37. wino

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eaten there many times always good! Great old style PS restaurant.

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  38. DrMark

    Orange County

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambiance! Wonderful menu covering all of our Italian favorites! The host made us feel welcomed and the wait staff was second to none! We will be back for sure!

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  39. LizR

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There were two tables of six men probably on golf outing trips that were very loud. Next time we would ask to be seated in a different area and it would be just wonderful. Food was great service is amazing and we really enjoyed it after not having been there for probably Over five years. Next season we will definitely be back but we will avoid the tables with the six guys playing up. Thanks so much for listening.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian in the desert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FAQs

Castelli's is rated 4.7 stars by 4451 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Castelli's

73098 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Monterey Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Desert
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Victor Martin
  • Entertainment
    Nightly live piano/vocals with Patrick Tuzzolino or Joe Jaggi 6PM.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 773-3365
  • Catering
    We cater wedding receptions, private parties, or any occasion.
  • Private party facilities
    Castelli’s Ristorante’s elegant dining rooms offer the perfect setting for holiday parties, client appreciation, sporting events, birthdays, presentations. Our newest VIP room on 2nd floor features 65"TV, balcony, fireplace & restroom. View prix fixed banquet menu's and wine list castellis.net
  • Private party contact
    Linda O'Melia: (760) 773-3365
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