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Castelli's

4.7
4.7
3380 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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

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What 3,380 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Italian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Italian

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  1. a

    anon

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Seemed pricey, but we are in from out of state, so we don’t know the norm. Definitely will return on future visits to the area.
  2. S

    Shari

    Palm Springs

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Castelli’s is always quality in service and food! Prices seem a little higher but so is everything else! Rima was great!
  3. DW

    DavidW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Our water Gabriel was a new waiter (3 star ) but our server Jose stepped in and made it a great experience. 5 Plus stars for Jose!
  4. JW

    JenniferW

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the pear salad, the bread is always amazing, our service was fabulous, and my husband is crazy about the chocolate mousse. We will be back! We make this one of our stops every trip!
  5. MP

    MelissaP

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service. Cool place!
  6. K

    Kelli

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    One person had the ravioli and said it was excellent. I had the shrimp scampi and it was over cooked so was tough, had to get a steak knife to cut the shrimp.
  7. TA

    TARAB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is our favorite restaurant, we drive from San Diego to eat there. However last night, the steak was not cooked correctly and we felt like they were rushing us out and we were there to celebrate our anniversary… kind of a bummer but still our favorite spot in the desert!
  8. r

    robertm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible and the service went above and beyond, even giving us a couple of samples to try from their dessert menu. Highly recommend you try this restaurant.
  9. TL

    TomL

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic menu. Being Italian, I would take my Mother there. The Risotto was done to perfection. The Osso Buco simply delectable. And the wine list—out of sight.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was awesome and we never waited for anything. The food was amazing and served promptly We will always return when we’re in the area
  11. N

    Nicole

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were outstanding at Castelli's, our one negative was the table next to us was so loud we couldn't hear each other talk. I guess this sort of thing can happen anywhere, but it really affected our dining experience.

    Castelli'sResponded 6 days agoNicole, Sorry to hear you had a bad time on that table, next time please let the front desk know and we will gladly move you to a quieter one. However thank you for the review 😊 Castelli’s Ristorante

  12. M

    Matt

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was good. The value for pastas and meat looked good though a $16 caesar that's $32 with salmon would have been better had it been not just a dinner plate in size.

    Castelli'sResponded 5 days agoMatt, We do serve our Caesar with salmon on a nice big dinner plate, because we want to assure there is a fair enough amount of Caesar and our salmon portion is big. But thank you for bringing it to our attention. Castelli’s Ristorante

  13. KG

    KimG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you love traditional Italian food in a lovely atmosphere, Castelli’s is the BEST in Palm Desert! They also offer lots of Gluten Free Choices. Best place to celebrate a Birthday or Anniversary!

    Castelli'sResponded 6 days agoKimG, Wow! what an exceptional review, we really appreciate it.😍 Castelli’s Ristorante

  14. JC

    JustinC

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wife and I are from Texas and spent four days in Palm Springs area. Out of all the restaurants we went to, Castelli's was her and my favorite. They take great care of you to maximize your experience and the food is terrific. In past years I have hosted business dinners at Castelli's and the experience is just as great.

    Castelli'sResponded 6 days agoJustinC, Wow our team works very hard, so when we get an amazing review like yours we really appreciate it. Thank you so much 🤩 Castelli’s Ristorante

  15. JP

    JulianP

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food and service. W e’ve been going there for about six years and never have had a bad meal. Good wine list also.
  16. D

    Diner

    Palm Springs

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Enjoyed our anniversary dinner.
  17. KK

    KarenK

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, elegant setting, but comfortable and homey. Service was excellent, Miguel our server was an absolute delight. Friendly, courteous, knowledgeable about the menu. He was attentive to our needs and requests. The food was fantastic. Six of us and everyone loved what they ordered, Will be back again
  18. HH

    HeatherH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! Great service and ambience.

    Castelli'sResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for the great review and rating! 🤩 Castelli’s Ristorante

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Our waiter never checked in with us and it took forever to get our bill and another while do them to bring my card back.

    Castelli'sResponded 6 days agoSorry to hear that you had such a bad experience with us, did you try to speak to a manager? We would love to have you back and change your dining experience with us. Please call us at (760) 773-3365. Castelli’s Ristorante

  20. RC

    RobertC

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Castelli’s is top notch from start to finish. With impeccable old school service and delicious classic Italian dishes, dining here is a pleasurable experience.

    Castelli'sResponded on September 22, 2022RobertC, Wow! We are so glad that you have had such a great experience with us. Thank you for the amazing review. We appreciate it. Castelli’s Ristorante

  21. CH

    CHRISC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was really good. The veal chop was fantastic. A bit loud but still OK
  22. PS

    PatS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best 5 star restaurant around. Not inexpensive but you have a fabulous experience so it’s worth it!
  23. a

    alanah

    Palm Springs

    62 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Castelli’s has been a long time favorite of mine however when the bartender can’t make an old fashion correctly it’s time to talk. I also ordered the pork chops. They were very hard to chew. Maybe I just made the wrong choices. Not worth the 42$. Waiter was the best.
  24. KK

    KarenK

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary! Tony and Carlos were our servers on the two different evenings that we went there for dinner. They both did a great job, especially Tony! Very personable! 🤗👍
  25. MD

    MartyD

    Orange County

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always. Service is impeccable, friendly and much at of all delicious. Best Neapolitan restaurant in the valley.

    Castelli'sResponded on September 22, 2022MartyD, Wow 🤩 thank you for the amazing review! Castellis Ristorante

  26. N

    Napanut

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Italian food served in style at fair prices. I am so glad that Castelli’s has reopened for the season.
  27. S

    Susans

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, food and service are exceptional.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is impeccable and the food is delicious
  29. JF

    JimF

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and the food was splendid! But what really made it great was the great service provided from the time we walked in. Jack was our waiter/server and gave us good direction on the menu and cocktails. In addition he never rushed us and when we were finished Alan was there to clear our space so there was no waiting. The food was an A and the service an A+!
  30. J

    Jennileah

    Edmonton

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The food was delish, and Miguel was incredible as our server - thank you for the recommendation Ben! J xo✨
  31. KK

    KarenK

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  32. t

    teresa

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food, service, atmosphere. Old-school Italian. Best in all of Palm Desert.
  33. R

    Richard

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    We are new to the area and we have dined here the past two weekends. The first time was very nice inside the front part of the restaurant. Although near the bar it was enjoyable. The second time we were seated in the atrium area. The noise level was loud and we felt extremely rushed. Not to mention we were seated in a corner very smashed in. We are bringing some out of town guests here on the 23rd and we are hoping for a more positive experience. Thank you, The Pagnano's
  34. R

    Review432

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food was delicious. Old world Italian dining. We loved it!!
  35. T

    Timothy1

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Overall this place is a Three. Saved from a 2 1/2 because of the excellent service by a professional wait staff. For starters the wine list is decent and a wide variety is available. Our appetizer of Caprese was two slices of rubbery cheese that probably came out of a plastic wrap package. The balsamic used on the dish was regular balsamic vinegar not the balsamic reduction that is usually used in a finer restaurant. The tomato thickly sliced was not yet ripe. Tasteless. For the main course, one dish was spaghetti Bolognese that was watery and a very little meat. The other dish was a tortellini with prosciutto and peas that could not be finished because of the over seasoning of salt. Perhaps this restaurant was once a great place for today I would never ever recommend someone to go there. One last thing, be ready to eat right away… the food is served almost instantly with no regard to spending time “dining “.
  36. CB

    CathyB

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband & I enjoyed a fabulous dining experience at Castellis. 14 years ago we had our first date there. Thick pork chops, filet mignon, Chilean sea bass & osso bucco are our top 4 choices. Splitting an Al Capone salad was just SO delicious too! 14 years of awesome at Castellis!
  37. MM

    MarkM

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Alway good food , great service, always a bit loud but we keep coming back
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute gem!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a must in Palm Desert. Family owned and you can feel it when you walk in. Best Italian food west of the Mississippi
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    Food was delicious but we were seated in the large back room with several larger tables and the noise was awful. We couldn’t even hold a normal conversation. We should have asked to be reseated because it was much quieter towards the front of the restaurant.

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Castelli's is rated 4.7 stars by 3380 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 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

  • 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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