Castelli's

4.7
2882 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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4.8
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambiance was amazing.

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vipShari
Palm Springs
64 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service- as always!

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vipDiana
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriel our waiter was wonderful!!!
Food always delicious. Nice specials.
Valet service super courteous and very much appreciated.

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vipNata
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered this wonderful place about 8 years ago, and since then we never miss an opportunity to visit it every time when we are in Palm Desert. Sometimes we simply drive all the way from Orange county to Palm Desert just to have a dinner at Castelli’s… because it totally worth it! This is by far THE BEST Italian restaurant we ever visited ( and we’ve seen a lot)! Everything is perfect here – the food, the service, the ambience, and most importantly – the people working over there. Consistently welcoming, polite and accommodating. My greatest thank you to the owner of this place who helped us tonight to get our perfect 5 stars experience while dining at Castelli’s. He did it with such a chick and elegance! The food was – as always – impeachable. The best pasts, the best salad, the best desert, and the best Rose. Local patrons are really lucky to have this gem in their neighborhood and be able to dine here on a regular basis!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Food was delicious as always and excellent service even with the restaurant very crowded as it usually is!!

JB
JimB
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best restaurant we ate at in the desert!
Ate there 3 times in 3 weeks as it is excellent!

KJ
vipKristineJ
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The menu is amazing! So many good choices! My sis and I shared the special tenderloin in a wine mushroom sauce. We also shared a wedge salad too. The food was all wonderful. The steak done to perfect medium rare and could cut with a fork!!! We ordered a Chianti and it was perfect! Great vibe in bar before we were seated! Owners very personable and hands on! Love it. Will be back.

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Slocat
London
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always try to dine at Castellis when we are in the desert.


We were seated in the front (class enclosed area in front of the restaurant proper), which is much quieter than in the restaurant itself. This was our choice, as inside can be very noisy. We enjoyed everything, from the cocktails (martini for him, perfect rye Manhattan for me), to the delicious bread, salads (Caesar for him, beet for me), entrees (Oso Buco for him, cannelloni for me), and the sautéed spinach. The red wine we chose paired well. Because we were there for our anniversary, we were gifted a cheesecake, but were too full to eat it. We came home with enough leftovers for a great lunch and a dessert for tonight’s dinner!
Happy campers!

SA
vipSAYONNA
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We usually enjoy this place but very disappointed this time. Waiter
Showed up with mask hanging
below his chin. The corkage fee is listed at $20 on their website and we were charged $30. Manager came to
Explain (also no mask) and said they have not changed it yet. We felt
The gracious thing would
Have been to honor the website statement. That did not happen.

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vipjllsms
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Waiter was friendly and helpful. Great service.

RG
vipRobertG
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want the best veal chop you'll ever eat . Go to Castelli's Of course anything you eat there is great

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vipAleenB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Castelli’s never fails to impress. They’ve got terrific food in our server Mandi was very delightful. Will be back again and again.

BJ
vipBevJ
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I’ve been to this establishment at least a dozen times. After my last visit NEVER AGAIN.
From the moment we walked in the owner, Michael was rude and claimed he did not see my open table reservation and then had the audacity to say to never book on OpenTable. And that, everybody knows to call him directly for reservations. He claimed he never received our reservation.

Interesting though.. today OpenTable sent me a request asking how was my dinner last night… So… I guess Michael at Castelli’s found my reservation after all.

The pictures on the wall, are nice but that’s your past, move forward and know you can’t treat people poorly. El Paseo is the place to be, Castelli’s is no longer an “A” establishment thus you need to be nicer to people, especially women.

EL
vipEricL
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as always. Waitress was covering too many tables, so service was a little slow but it was a first date and gave us more time to talk.

DK
DonnaK
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. We were seated in a back room but we had a large group; noisy room .

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food in an energetic environment

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Donna
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The seafood in the pasta dish was onercooked and rubbery. The Caprese salad was 3/4ths mozzarella and 1/4 th mushy flavorless tomatoes.

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vipQueensshopper18
Toronto
84 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at this restaurant and won’t be the last. Food was wonderful as was the attentive staff. Large restaurant with nice decor. Staff all wore masks and were very knowledgeable about the food selections. Loved our meal!

JR
JaneR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Service superb!
Great dining, any day of the week.

RB
RuthB
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience4

One pasta was cold the other soggy and overcooked. Veal was soggy and cold. Have been there many times and enjoyed but this was a bad experience. They knew, but still only removed one dish from the bill. Would have been gracious of them to comp the whole meal. We sent the food back two times and each time it came back cold. By the third time we gave up. Shame on them for not handling the bill. It appears there was no manager there either.
The piano player was terrific

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DanZ
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely wait staff. Fun place. Old school piano and rat pack atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipboulderfan
Oklahoma City
32 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all wonderful! Can’t wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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vipnahdjas
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it. Our server was outstanding and
gave us great recommendations on what to order. Ambiance was nice with piano playing in the background. Can’t wait to go back.

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Alma
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service was great!

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ode2food
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, service. Too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Pre MCCallum

JB
JohnyB
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a great experience! Tony our waiter was awesome. My gnocchi pesto and ravioli dishes were great! Awesome experience and restaurant had a great vibe of energy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great classic
Some things are better unchanged.

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vippistolita
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Pasta was overcooked. I could have done better. Antipasta and bread was old school.

PS
vipPalmSpringsDiner
Palm Springs
509 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This established restaurant has a loyal following, and for very good reason. The food is good, with culinary and pricing options for all tastes and budgets. From the warm and friendly greeting upon arrival to the genuine and heartfelt "good-byes," and everything in-between, it's a wonderful experience to dine at Castelli's, and we are always eager to do so!

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Katie
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always return here when in the area! One of our favorites!

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viprosie
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is our second time at this restaurant. The food is quite good however not overly generous. The bread is terrific snd they make a good martini. The tables are quite close together so the noise level is loud. My biggest issue is they are one of the few restaurants that will not give separate bills ..not advantageous to seniors!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son and I shared a Caesar, one with & one without anchovies. He had lobster ravioli and I chose cannelloni. Both were excellent. Servings are smaller than they used to be but certainly adequate. Service was prompt and friendly. Would definitely go again for a special occasion.

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vipDonghia
Palm Springs
62 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was a superb server. Excellent meal as always.

BJ
BarbieJean
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. One of our favorites, however we were asked to give up our table after a couple of hours.

KH
KenH
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice waiters, food and evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner Michael is always on top of his staff. My wifes bday experience was outstanding.

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Castelli's is rated 4.7 stars by 2882 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.