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Castelli Restaurant

Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“antipasti” (43 reviews)
“pasta” (70 reviews)
“truffles” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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1 - 10 of 298 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh What a flashback of Addis in 80th! Are we talking a real Italian food or not? I will leave the answer for you, Sitting in the middle of a bustty busy Piazza market the real Italian food along with the upscale service is out...More

Thank villanova77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a bad experience in this restaurant. I’d been there a five years ago (it was nice) and I have to say, I’m very disappointed. I hope what happened to me doesn’t happen often. I couldn’t have pasta (in an Italian restaurant?) because it...More

Thank Anna117649
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this when in Addis. Fantastic food terrific wines impeccable service you won't find anything better. It is like stepping back in time. You'd think you'd be in Alba somewhere in the 50's.

Thank Peter_Ahouse
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This the oldest Italian restaurant in Africa. It had everything that Italian from Italy restaurant has. The atmosphere is like it has from the 40 when it was open. I love the blackens the octopus pasta

Thank yonatanbiz
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Last Saturday I visited this restaurant with a colleague of mine. Typical Italian restaurant with the salad table in the lobby. Small and old-fashioned. Restaurant is divided into small rooms. Food tastes as of from an Italian village in Toscane. Wine accords to this. You...More

Thank Rob K
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The venue is a little challenging to find so make sure you know where your going...the building and interior looks and feels 50's Hollywood prime...the restaurant menu is Italian, but with some infusion of local produce...very tasty. Friendly and helpful staff and sensible prices.

Thank Cen W
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The food is really good. The calamari fritti outstanding, and the pasta is probably the best in town. The service is peculiar, and they bring the food in metal trays if more than two choose the same dish. Overall is a place to visit in...More

Thank EDR68
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Not very friendly owner. Has a lof of history with a lot of celebrities on the wall, but honestly Addis Abeba has currently better italian restaurants. Wouldn't return any time soon.

1  Thank Annelies D
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best Italian restaurants, outside of Italy, in the world. Authentic Italian food, delicious, and diverse enough to meet every taste. The ambiance is that of Italy in the 1960s.

1  Thank MeriamX
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Great food and wine, the antipasti counter looked excellent although we didn't try it. The service was very friendly and responsive. It was a shame in some ways that the restaurant is split into little rooms as it removes some of the atmosphere, though if...More

Thank _sabinabrimson
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Questions & Answers
Nihal F
25 October 2015|
Response from NickVgoba | Reviewed this property |
Nihal F, that is a good question. I have got no idea. I will be in Addis this week and hopefully (i) remember to ask friends who took us there and (ii) then remember to post a comment.
3 October 2015|
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Response from Lina J | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you don't waste your money there, cash or card. And I believe only cash.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: 571757
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