Castelli's

4.7
2752 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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lwall
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re not from the area but we make a point to dine at Castelli’s every time we come to the desert.

The staff are all very friendly and helpful. They make you feel like part of the family.

The food is delicious and fairly priced. Drinks are well made and generous.

We’re planning to go again this trip!

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BenG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my wife's birthday as we do every year because our very first date was dining at Castelli's!

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vipDonghia
Palm Springs
56 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose was a wonderful, professional waiter.
Food was fabulous.
Osso bocco and veal Milanese outstanding as was the Caesar salad and house dessert.
Will be back to dine again soon ❤️

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viplauries
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Place was very good not great. Enjoyed the bar area more than the back of the restaurant due to noise level. Couldn’t hear a thing. All and all good Italian with live music in the bar and very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Not a welcoming environment at all. Food was very nasty and had my husband and I in the toilet all night long (TMI). Over priced for what it is as well, we will not be returning.
Also there valet system is horrible and needs work.

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ScottE
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner- totally a hit!!

LB
vipLarryB
Phoenix
116 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business meeting that went well. Love this restaurant especially when seated in the main bar dining area. Our server … Nick was awesome and entertaining as usual. Food service and presentation was great as always. Love this place and love the food. All of it. We dined here twice this week. If I lived in PS I’d dine here weekly.

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KyleC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and excellent food. Would host our colleagues again

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vipscjo3
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service by Jaime was impeccable and friendly at the same time. Food was wonderful. Lovely experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Castilli’s has been a favorite of ours for years, and they knock it out of the park every time! My husband and I try to have dinner at Castilli’s at least twice during our one or two week vacation in Palm Desert, and we’ve never been disappointed. The seafood is outstanding, and so are the pastas; however, the veal chop is essentially indescribable because it’s so delicious!!

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AJEB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by our waiter Bralio! Owner Michael
Castelli was busy working the patrons assuring everybody was well taken care of. An excellent family run restaurant!

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MikeO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner very much.

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PeterG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as Always! Had a great table and the staff was top notch once again. Can’t make a trip to Palm Desert without going at least once.

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SandraF
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had an enjoyable evening with delicious food, service a bit slow.

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ThaisB
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic birthday dinner!! Excellent food, service. Ambiance lacka a bit but overall we LOVE Castelli's and return again and again!

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vipLarryB
Phoenix
116 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner. Service was efficient and very timely. Will be dining here again later this week. Just can’t get enough of whatever we eat!

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vipJohnW
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was great food and service, will be back, not a inexpensive restaurant, expect to spend money, but worth it.

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AnnaP
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

There was too much noise to enjoy a quiet evening. The prices were higher than expected.

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GaryM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian place in the Desert! Fantastic service and food.

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vipARegular
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual. Will never disappoint you

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was very Bland. Service was very good. Not as good as it use to be.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Server was awesome and really made the night special for us! Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice elevated experience with great food!

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vipmellow1
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and fabulous!

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SteveZ
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Castelli’s never disappoints. Great service - ask for Gabriel - and delicious food. We’ll be back!

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vipJohnA
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must anytime I’m in the desert. Food is awesome, waiters are pros. Never been disappointed
Going back tomorrow!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was above great and the food is awesome. The live piano player really makes it a nice evening out.

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Bravo
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lived in Palm Springs for 22 years and drove by many times. Yesterday was our 46th wedding anniversary and in trying to decide where to eat Castelli's was our choice.
The food was absolutely delicious and our server Joe and his bussers were extremely good. Will definitely be back.

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Noname
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We dined at Castelli's for 20+ years on a yearly basis. After the last 3 times of having to send back food, I most likely will not be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday dinner for my husband tonight. Excellent service and the food was outstanding. Great flavors and presentation. Our waiter Tony was really fun. Thanks for the great night. we will be back again.

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JackS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

2 people don’t drink. Spent $160.00 for two meals no appetizers. Mentioned wife’s birthday when making reservations. Waiter brought dessert to share without asking, and charged for it. Won’t be back.

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viptavhb
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised! Service was better than expected - extra shout out to our server Tony! He was on point!
All of us had a pasta dish & not a complaint was heard! The specials sounded delicious but we were there for pasta - delicioso!!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love going to Castelli’s and it’s always on our list when we come to Palm Springs every November for a couple of weeks. Food is great, service is awesome and the only downside is the level of noise in the restaurant. Not a good place to go if you are looking for a quiet place to talk. But we love it regardless!

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JohnR
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Other than being loud inside it was great. The food is especially good. Best Osso Bucco that I've had in a long while. They also have a very nice wine list.

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MartinH
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall awry

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RogerM
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was very attentive. Signature pork chop so tough it was undesirable. Waiter offered to bring something else but we declined. By the time a different dish was brought to the table the other diners would have been finished. Shame for $50 for a pork chop. Vegetables very delicious. Water glasses always kept full and refreshing with a lemon slice in each glass. Excellent garlic bread. Table was by the door where wait staff assemble so a bit noisy. Nice that they brought the birthday girl a dessert as well as a delicious tiramisu as an apology for the pork chop. Overall seems to be a high end locals hangout appearing a bit like a clique with certain staff.

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vipKenH
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Regrettably, after dinning recently at Castelli’s I must report it was one of the poorest and least enjoyable dinning experience.
Service was very poor and our wait staff seem not very interest in servicing our table.
The food, while served timely, was not well cooked and tasted of old grease or oil.
It was not a dinning experience which we care to repeat.
I will be seeking other Italian restaurants when desirous of good Italian food.

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vipLaur23
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael the bartender was very personable and made us feel welcome. Lobster ravioli and veal cannelloni are delicious. Spinach salad was excellent too.

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Castelli's is rated 4.7 stars by 2752 OpenTable diners.

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