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Castelli's

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73098 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3902
+1 760-773-3365
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 13:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

had dinner on Friday night the 25th of Nov. Great experience, great service, great food. My wife had the eggplant and I had the bone in rib eye. all prepared to perfection. This is one of our favs in the desert and try to make it there at least one night while we are there. If you haven't been you... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrible, the lowest of five rating points. We are no food snobs, good basic food is all we were after. What was served to us was slap-dash Italian food. My goodness, when you serve a Caprese salad at least make sure the dish is not ice cold out the fridge. The Caesar I had was a chopped sloppy cold salad.... More 

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Thank moira-anne
california
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the worst risotto I have ever had. Certainly had been sitting around with no creaminess whatsoever. Lamb did not have much flavor and the Osso Buco was dry and again lacking flavor. Wait staff was really good and did their best to make up for it.

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1 Thank n2r49rs
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bustling Italian restaurant is quite good yet not extraordinary. It is quite popular and has a great vibe. Service is fantastic. They start you will garlic bread which is great, the food is well prepared and everything is timely. The milanese is tasty, the chicken parm as well. Stick to the basics and you will enjoy. Wine list is... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time to Castelli's. I found it to be quite charming and brought you back to a gentler time. The hostess was helpful in changing our table to the Celebrity Room. Our waiter David and his helpers were attentive and engaging. I ordered the Fettuccini Alfredo which was ok, but I will definitely come back to try... More 

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Thank Daphne0801
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very very good, but not excellent. Garlic bread is the bomb. Entrees far too large, can be split without a problem. Chef is really full of himself, walks up to each table and talks about HIM, HIS menu, HIS dishes, etc. But very good food.

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and great staff. The food, however, was very rich and heavy. I couldn't finish but half of my linguine alfredo, a signature dish. Wife couldn't finish chicken dish.

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1 Thank Fritz3rd
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is definitely a great place for that special evening. Incredible atmosphere, food and setting...

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Thank Terry F
Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

It's old It's a traditional eatery IT'S INSANELY GOOD We eat here every time we are in the area....the food is wonderful and the service is impeccable You can't go wrong by eating here I PROMISE!!!!!!

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Thank davefoshee
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Took a little time to find this place (it was dark and we're not from here) but we were glad we did. The staff were very welcoming and the atmosphere is superb. Would like there to have been a cocktail list - sometimes nice to have a suggestion - rather than have to think what you want (we are on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 13:00
Monday
17:00 - 13:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 13:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 13:00
Thursday
17:00 - 13:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73098 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3902
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-773-3365

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?