Castelli's

4.6
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2168 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Great food, great fun.

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vipSueP
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, except for a very noisy party inside the restaurant. But the food and service were exceptional.
Thank you

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vipMLMILSTER
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Not worth the price

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BrendaR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good authentic Italian ...great service. Wonderful atmosphere. Delicious!

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vipJoshG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

I’d love to speak to a manager to discuss our experience with Tony. Please feel free to call the number listed in the app. Thank you and I look forward to speaking with you

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful dining experience the food was excellent. The service was five star and I will be back again and again.

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marcarooni
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is among our very favorite restaurants in the desert, so when they reopened following the worst of our pandemic, we rushed to make a reservation. So glad we did, as it was akin to visiting an old friend we hadn't seen for a while.

Our dinner for four was every bit as wonderful as we had remembered from previous visits. Great service, excellent food, and just the right ambiance after months (it only felt like years!), of no dining out. When we returned home, I said to my wife, "We're going to be OK; Castelli's is back". What more is there to say.

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vipJohn
Las Vegas
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Castelli’s is one of our favorites for many years. Had a terrific experience, great server, fantastic food!

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TylerD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience here, food and service was excellent and they created a great atmosphere for outdoor dining.

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NormP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend for any occasion. We need support our local community restaurants

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vipKellyA
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love it - best VEAL and FETTUCINI ALFREDO in town!

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LeslieS
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This was their 2nd night open and it showed. The wait staff were great but the kitchen was unable to accommodate my food allergies. Food was under seasoned. Restaurant was packed and there was no social distancing. We cut out meal short when a couple was seated outside next to us, we were inside with an open window, and the mister was blowing inside. Felt very unsafe and we are not even in the at risk demographic.

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vipTerrilm
Palm Springs
82 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sharon
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!!!

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vipBrenPhil
Orange County
10 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.

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vipSusanandrea
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.

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vipBob77
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!

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Jett
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service for a family get together.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Castelli’s, never disappoints!

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vipErikS
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!

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firstimevisitor
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

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roy1
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.

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DougG
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 .

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vipsnappro
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!!

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Billd
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.

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JasonP
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.

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vipRitaD
Phoenix
44 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!

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vipTunaFan
Palm Springs
38 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.

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vipRyanH
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
47 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in the valley.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

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vipEatoutoften
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.

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vipTomE
Palm Springs
66 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.

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vipRobertB
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

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RandyS
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.

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JosephC
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.

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vipKitt
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dining at Castelli’s. Food was wonderful !

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vipKathy
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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Castelli's is rated 4.6 stars by 2168 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.