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Castelli's, Palm Desert, CA
Castelli's, Palm Desert, CA
Castelli's, Palm Desert, CA
Castelli's, Palm Desert, CA
Castelli's, Palm Desert, CA

Castelli's

4.7
4.7
4392 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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* As of Jan 31, 2023, Castelli's is no longer accepting the $25.00 Hanson's Garage Door Gift Certificates.
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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 38 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 4,392 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

    Great for fine wines

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Italian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for fine wines

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Italian

4,392 Reviews
  1. JuliaM

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutely perfect experience. Even better than we remembered. Best service, great wine rec, and exceptional food. The pork chop is the best I’ve had anywhere. Pesto gnocchi, world class. Prices make it a bit of a special occasion place, but not pretentious in the slightest. A truly A+ experience from beginning to end.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Three of us ( been many times over the years) I had the seafood pasta , others veal and chicken piccata salads to start. Food was prepared just right and flavorful! My only thought was was where we were seated near pass though for guest and wait staff at 5:15 res restaurant not yet close to busy . Lots of people passing by etc. service was excellent! Would have been nice to be away from traffic at 5:15 ( not a busy time)

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  3. tinac

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best restaurants in the desert. The service is impeccable and the food is amazing. The service staff does not miss a beat! the best!!

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  4. SteveL

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    IT WAS THE BEST MEAL I HAVE EVER EATEN!!! Our server Jack did an amazing job!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super busy environment but the service from all the staff was excellent! Our waiter was phenomenal , along with his assistant’s. Food was very good.

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  6. JoyW

    Palm Springs

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant: can't wait to come again. Staff was outstanding.

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  7. ShekharB

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience at Castelli’s… food was excellent, great value and service…. only slight negative was that the noise level was very high, but in a way that is a part of an informal great Italian restaurant…😊 Shekhar

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

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  9. ChrisF

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Castelli’s is a classic. The food, service and atmosphere are all wonderful. This is our favorite Italian restaurant.

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  10. JohnR

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was fantastic. We had heard how wonderful Castelli’s food was. We found it was just ok. Nothing outstanding. Nothing that would bring us back. My linguine was a tad overcooked, too soft for my liking. I expected it to be cooked perfectly. My wife had the Fettuccine Alfredo which was good but the accompanying beef filets, touted highly by our server, was nothing to write home about. For $67, we were disappointed.

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  11. jerryv

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat in front patio. Nice and quiet. Great service and great food. Always enjoy ourselves at Castelli’s. But, we first had drinks at bar. They were pretty pricey ; good ; but at high end of prices.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was exceptional. One of our favorite places to eat in Palm Springs.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite Italian restaurant in Palm desert!I It is absolutely amazing! We recommend it! Food is unbelievably delicious and the service is great!

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  14. BobD

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A good restaurant...good food...good service... but the noise level exceeded jet plane decibel levels. We couldn't talk without shouting...just adding to the din! Probably won't return or recommend.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was excellent as usual. Such an amazing restaurant.

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  16. DlynnA2

    Detroit

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. Wonderful service from Gabriel. We started with the Bruchetta, Al Capone and the signature fish appetizer and all were outstanding. My son and husband particularly loved the white anchovies. For mains we had the veal milinase which was pounded out incredibly thin and was delish. My husband had the signature pork chop, and my son the signature fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp. All were outstanding. My husband also got the seafood pasta as a side which he also said was incredible. Dessert we split a tiramisu. All portions were good sized on the mains. The apps and salad were reasonably sized. Enough to satisfy but not so much that you couldn’t eat your main. Still, this is a place to come hungry because you will want to try it all. Service was professional, warm and attentive. Put this on your Palm Desert list of places to go. You won’t be disappointed. Wine list is also excellent and not extravagantly priced.

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  17. dryanmiller

    New York City

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place all around, the food, service, atmosphere.

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  18. Striper9

    New York City

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everyone enjoyed their apps and entrees. No complaints and we’ll be back 👍👍👍

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  19. DrDee

    Phoenix

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best in the Desert. Hands down. Best pork chops around, Best Ribeye in the Desert too. The best server in Nick. Sorry to hear the terrible news of Michael Castelli’s passing. May he rest in peace.

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  20. kevinp

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, food, and setting! Only complaint was we were in the back room and couldn't see the piano player. Minor issue. Well worth the visit!

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  21. JerryW

    Palm Springs

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ahhh; the Best Pork Chop ever! So tender and flavorful, and my friend's steak & lobster was pretty darn good too... Great waiter and helpers as always

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  22. Seaside6

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed Castilli’s and it’s quite popular. The food was good but not “elevated.” Sort of noisy. Our servers were nice and friendly but a drink order never came & our bread basket was removed from our table when our food arrived. Price point on the higher side for the food, which was standard in the industry, but not truly phenomenal.

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  23. readytoeat

    Milwaukee

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It usually starts with a waiter for a bad score doesn’t it? And the food this night was the worst I have ever had there. Came at us fast and pushed us out unsatisfied

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  24. LisaL

    Chicago

    334 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    334 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner with very good service. I ordered my favorite meal of osso bucco that was fantastic and my husband had the linguine with bolognese sauce and sausage. We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine. Thanks We can’t wait to return the next time we return to Palm Springs

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  25. GlennH

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Castelli's and would NEVER go to the desert and not eat there!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious. We are Italian food snobs and this was very good. Great service, very attentive, and would definitely come back.

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  27. GeorgeS

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was over and above. Our actual waiter was horrible. The assistant was WONDERFUL...if it was not for him, I'm not sure we would have ever been served. The actual waiter helped a table that was sat after us while we had NO service. Your kitchen is spot on, but your wait staff (sorry to say) suck..

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  28. DMcMurtrey

    Orange County

    78 reviews

    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never disappoints. I wish you could give 7 stars for service because that is what they deserve. The food is so excellent and authentic.

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  29. TreH

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent! It was a very busy night and the experience was worth the extra 15 mins wait to be seated. Great service.

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  30. Phillyfilly

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Party of four in the back dining room arrived at 5:20pm and seated comfortably. The waiter was busy with a large table so would speak to us for a few minutes then go over to the larger table, which was fine except when he migrated during mid-sentence of my friend. As the dinner progressed the food was pretty good but then a bunch of waiters started moving tables and chairs in and out of the dining room! Was very disruptive to our dinner “atmosphere,” The manager came over and said they are preparing the dining room for a party and that’s “just the way that it is.” Poor management style. We spent over $600 on the meal so would think a small apology or even words of empathy would have been a small gesture of customer appreciation. I do not recommend this restaurant due to the inconsiderate management style.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place and try to come here each time when we visit Palm Desert! The food is good and the service is great! We highly recommend it!

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  32. Rocky

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent‼️ whenever we come to the desert, we make it a point to go to Castelli‘s

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  33. JoLa

    Portland

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very very noisy but we were not a super quiet group either as there were 10 of us. Fantastic service & everyone enjoyed their meals

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  34. LarryB

    Phoenix

    175 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    175 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service/server and food were great as always. Wonderful Italian dinner. Great ambience. We visit every time we’re in town.

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  35. Tequilasue

    Palm Springs

    48 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I rarely share bad reviews. I only do outstanding reviews. Back room awfully noisy. Food bland. Food served too quickly. Quality of food poor. I was embarrassed and we paid bill as no one enjoyed the meal. Sorry folks. Had better experience sitting outside or main room without shouting.

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  36. LisaL

    Chicago

    334 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    334 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal with excellent service from Gabriel. We enjoyed our veal Marsala and pork chops. Everything was delicious. Thanks

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as usual! Great food, great fun, efficient wait staff!!

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  38. uJthom

    Orange County

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Castelli was very good. We had the famous pork chops and they were the best. We also had the Insalata Della Casa which was a wonderful salad . I loved the old-fashioned Palm Desert ambience. We look forward to coming back again.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you want authentic Italian with great service in an atmosphere that makes you think Luca Brassie or Frank Sinatra may be dining at the next table, this place is for you! The Caesar Salad, veal dishes and fettuccine Alfredo are world class and the wine list is excellent. I’ve eaten there at least 10 times and marvel at how good the service is. These waiters are pros and many have been there for years! This is not a chain with a formula, but simply the best REAL Italian food and service in the region!

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  40. Livermorejim

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service & food is always impeccable! I tied the Sea Scallops over pasta for the first time and it will become my go to in the future!

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Castelli's is rated 4.7 stars by 4392 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 38 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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