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About Castelli's

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.

73098 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily at 5:00pm

Cross Street:
Monterey Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 773-3365

Website:
http://www.castellis.cc/

Entertainment:
Nightly live piano/vocals with Patrick Tuzzolino or Joe Jaggi 6PM.

Catering:
We cater wedding receptions, private parties, or any occasion.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking.

Executive Chef:
Brian Altman

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Daily 5:00PM - 5:00PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

Private Dining

Castelli’s Ristorante’s elegant dining rooms offer the perfect setting for private parties, meetings and banquets. Your group may order from our regular dinner menu or from one of our suggested planned dinner menu's on our website castellis.cc.

Castelli's Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (35)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
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Authentic (30)
Romantic (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Cozy (20)
Live Music (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Casual (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Quiet Conversation (12)
People Watching (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (9)
Business Meals (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 3 days ago

I was surprised that they import their pasta and don't make any on site. I thought the food could have been much better. I did like the experienced wait staff.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

The quality of the food was outstanding. The waiters and bus boys were on the ball.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Two of our party ordered Pasta. Both Pasta dishes were mushy and over cooked. Pasta vongole was very spicy hot, not expected with this dish. Overall food was quite mediocre

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We are vacationing & whenever in Palm Springs, Castelli’s is the place we come back to! Great atmosphere, great service & wonderful food! I highly recommend the salmon if in the menu when there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great service and fabulous food. The noise level was low so it was possible to have conversation among our group.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Best garlic bread in the valley. All their food is delicious and the service was wonderful. The beef carpaccio was also fabulous.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved everything from cocktails in the bar to a superb dinner in the restaurant! The shrimp scampi are to die for!!

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent Italiano in the desert. Fabulous special occasion spot. Delicious food, old world service. Enjoy!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A local classic. Great Italian food, wine, cocktails, and good service..

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was excellent, service extraordinary. Professional, timely, yet not intrusive.

Very nice evening.

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 (Boise)·Dined on November 27, 2017

My husband and I had a great time dining at Castelli's. The piano player was great, he set the mood. Our server was very professional and funny. We felt very at home.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great ambiance and the staff was wonderful and attentive. They did ask me to remove my baseball cap which I didn’t mind. Saw a few celebrities there and the average age was 60 probably. One of the best/expensive/classy Italian restaurants in the area.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Very nice. Great food. Great service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

One of the better Italian restaurants I have eaten at in a very long time. Service professional. Friendly. Menu lots of choices. The meals we had were very , very good. House pasta was to die for. Drinks were right on the money. Would recommend to everyone!!

Will return next time we are in Palm Desert area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was good, but pasta could have been better. We will be back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

There was a black hair in our dessert!
It ruined the evening, which was fair at best to begin with.
Il Corso on El Paseo is the best Italian in Palm Desert area.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Valet park: efficient; service: excellent; food: pedestrian.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Exceptional Osso Buco and 18 oz veal chop Order the Caesar salad with extra anchovies - so delicious.
You can't go wrong with a lemon sorbet with a shot of Limoncello poured over instead of birthday cake!
The service is outstanding - you'd think we were regulars.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We come to the Desert a few times a year. We would never miss a trip down without at least one dinner at Castelli's. It's like a throw back to the brat pack day of dining. (And we are in our 50's) Great ambiance, super service, and food is amazing. Every time we come it is a perfect dining experience for us.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always excellent food and service. Our favorite in the Valley.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The best in the Valley!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Experience was ok.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I was extremely disappointed with our server’s attitude. I ordered a Caesar salad was very disappointing. When I sent it back I received no acknowledgment of the poor quality of the salad and no apology from the waiter. Quite frankly, I was more annoyed at the attitude of the waiter than the dreadful quality of the salad. The entree was excellent.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was wonderful, service impeccable

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and service. We’ll be back.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This isn’t our first time @ Castelli’s & as always it was delicious. They make a great cocktail & dessert

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 14, 2017

David our waiter was outstanding. From the minute we walked in the door we felt like we were family. Food was wonderful and the pace of the meal was perfect. David walked us to the door. I have experienced the perfect dinner!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always enjoy both the ambience and the wonderful Italian cuisine at Castelli’s. Also fun to dine at the bar!! Background pianist playing Frank Sinatra type music. Great place!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Authentic
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Over the top, excellent, consistent, truly authentic Italian cuisine.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Mixed reviews from my husband and me. He liked it and would go back. I was unimpressed with the food but had excellent service and a great martini. Caesar salad was dry and uninteresting. Side pasta was dry and bland. Pork chops were excellent and a generous portion that we split. Great garlic bread!!! And a table of six had trouble having conversations. Miguel and Sergio were great!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

First time to Castellis on a recommendation and it didn't disappoint. Flawless, attentive service. Food was great, wine recommended by server was perfect.
All in all an extremely enjoyable evening and we would do it again.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Off the chain! Everything from the time we sat down to our departure was first class. The food as it should be, was the best part of the night. Very attentive crew. A must do when visiting the Palm Springs area!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Awesome as always..Best place in Palm Springs. We are from Vancouver B.C. wish there was one there.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

OUTSTANDING!!! Amazing service, delicious entrees and yummy deserts! 5 STAR’S all the way around!

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We are in town for vacation at least once a year...always make it a point to go at least once.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Castelli's is the best restaurant in the desert! Great atmosphere and an excellent Italian steakhouse.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was my Birthday and they really gave our table great service. But they do that all the time! Fantastic!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I went with my boyfriend for his birthday, we had great service and the food was amazing!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent atmosphere and great food . great service and nice people watching

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great place. Loved it. Recommended by some locals. Classic Italian food

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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