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Castelli's Ristorante

Palm Desert, California

(172)
Castelli's Ristorante logo
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Castelli's Ristorante

Palm Desert, California

(172)

Reviews (172)

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P
26 November 2019

The food and service was fabulous! The atmosphere was not so fabulous! Lots of very noisy children we could not hear ourselves think or speak!

S
26 November 2019

The food was fantastic and only surpassed by the wait staff. Flawless service! Attentive servers that allowed us to take our time with our meal.

J
25 November 2019

Delicious food, nice atmosphere

J
13 November 2019

Great traditional italian in Palm Springs

S
6 November 2019

Best Italian food! Fantastic service. Sure to become your favorite place.

T
23 October 2019

John and Greg are the greatest bartenders!!!

S
22 October 2019

Freshest salad I’ve ever had. Spinach leafs were unbelievable. Beets, cheese, same. E Even the Parmesan cheese stood out as the best! I’ve eaten at some of the best Italian restaurants in the country and Castelli’s is tight at the top! I’m in from out of town and will eat there every night I’m here. More...

M
21 October 2019

Staff very attentive and friendly. Seafood risotto delicious jumbo prawns perfect. Special chocolate mousse with grand marnier great.

B
14 October 2019

Great staff and atmosphere.

T
7 October 2019

Good food, great service, lots of food!

P
7 October 2019

Friend.. great food

L
30 September 2019

Always fun!!

R
30 September 2019

Always a treat!

P
30 September 2019

Outstanding as always

J
27 September 2019

Year after year, consistent quality!

J
24 September 2019

Been coming to Castelli's for about 10 years and it just gets better

S
21 September 2019

Excellent food

R
29 June 2019

Fabulous, best food in the desert. Haven't been here in years but it's as great as I remember!!!

C
29 June 2019

The place, atmosphere, service, food was great!!

R
29 June 2019

Great food! Loved it and will definitely go back!

D
29 June 2019

Excellent service, great atmosphere, and the food was delicious. Will be going back here, for sure.

J
4 June 2019

Some of the best Italian restaurants in town.

M
2 June 2019

I hadn't been to Castelli's for years due to moving to Palm Springs. Saturday night we decided to visit them for dinner on Restaurant Week. Our waiter Jaime was polite and very efficient as was all the other waiters. The service was just impeccable and the food to match. I asked Jaime how long they had been open and he told us 31 years. It's no wonder this eatery is such a popular place in the valley and has lasted so long. Thank you to everyone at Castelli's for such a great evening and for being a part of Restaurant Week. More...

N
31 May 2019

Food and service is excellent. It is the best Italian restaurant in the area. It is not cheap, but it's worth it.

M
31 May 2019

Wow

K
31 May 2019

Who can argue best Italians in town.

C
17 May 2019

Best service ever

A
7 May 2019

Amazing food and great service! We are new to the area and this might just be our new favorite spot

J
7 May 2019

Best itslian food in Palm desert.

B
7 May 2019

Impeccable service, excellent food.

C
7 May 2019

Service was excellent. The person making the reservations did a great job of getting us in even though they said it was going to be a little bit later. The entertainment was good it was nice easy listening while we ate. I enjoyed the salmon which was one of the best I've ever had and the fettuccine alfredo was good. The atmosphere was very nice it was cozy and a nice hum of people enjoying themselves. More...

R
7 May 2019

Wonderful atmosphere. Good food. Good service. Don't pass up the eggplant.

K
7 May 2019

Amazing service and food. The pasta and osso bucco were incredible.

D
7 April 2019

Great Italian. Everyone loved their meal. Real Italian family restaurant with great service.

B
7 April 2019

Castelli's has some amazing American-style Italian food. There's an extensive and eclectic menu with some appetizers and entrees worth going back a second night for. And we did. Dijon shrimp, escargot--two amazing starters. The chicken dishes, and the pesto gnocchi were outstanding. Really cool old-world italian ambience. More...

T
7 April 2019

Great great customer service!

N
7 April 2019

Outstanding

D
7 April 2019

Fantastic service and hospitality, the food was classic Italian cuisine. A gem of a restaurant and experience!

M
7 April 2019

Very solid old school Italian restaurant.

J
7 April 2019

Such excellent food & service! They make you feel very welcome...part of the familia. Love the ambiance. We were so impressed, we hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner there. No disappointments!

T
7 April 2019

Simply the best Italian I've ever eaten...bar none. Get the Cioppino....phenomenal! It's a seafood stew in red sauce broth. ..it's just amazing. Place was packed with locals on a tuesday nite. Don't miss out...go here! More...

D
7 April 2019

Authentic Italian is so well done here!! Congrats!!

D
7 April 2019

This place never disappoints. The piano player is a true talent and asset to Castellis....we had a table very close to the piano. Our waiter (female )was amazing, she was able to make recommendations and knew the bar menu and wine. Michael at the bar is in his element, a real natural, people person who really cares about your dining experience. I don't need to tell you about the food, this restaurant has been in Palm Desert for more than 30 years, same location, that speaks for itself. More...

R
7 April 2019

Great Italian food!

R
7 April 2019

This is by far the best Italian I believe I've ever eaten!

B
7 March 2019

Great service, great atmosphere and very good food.

J
7 March 2019

Beyond belief! 10 star service!!!!

G
7 March 2019

First time dining, what a great experience! I had the salmon and wine! Great, great service!

B
7 March 2019

Best Cioppino in the Valley

L
7 March 2019

WOW!!!!I Incredible service awesome food...looking forward to next visit...

A
7 March 2019

OPEN IN WESTLAKE VILLAGE CALABASAS HIDDEN HILLS CANOGA PARK MR CASTELLIS HOLLYWOOD RUCH AND FAMOUS AWAITS YOUR OUTSTANDING FOOD AND SERVICE

G
7 March 2019

Great food, awesome service

N
7 March 2019

Great

S
7 March 2019

Straight out of the good ole days, this place remains a local favorite! We were fortunate to have a table in the bar and listen to the excellent piano man, and people watching didn't disappoint. The food at Castelli's is world class, drinks and wine selection superb, and their service will spoil you. More...

I
7 March 2019

Fantastic food. Excellent service. So nostalgic and an epic Italian atmosphere.

R
7 March 2019

Always a good time and a good meal.

J
7 March 2019

The best restaurant in town. Ask for Javier and you will ge the best service as well. Best Steak I've evet had.

J
7 March 2019

Old school. Family!!! They remember your name. Garlic rolls....veal parmigian....shrimp appetizer are rockstar!!!! Nice portions. Nice Italian restaurant all around and pizza no one seems to consider. They do a great job all around More...

A
7 March 2019

I went here with a large group and our overall experience was very good. The dinner was delicious (I had the Seafood Portofino) and the appetizers were generous. The only disappointing part was that they took a long time to come with the check. More...

M
7 February 2019

We love the authentic Italian food, bar and service. Many of the servers, bartenders and host greet us by name.

J
7 February 2019

Always excellent. Also very willing to do substitutions and make accommodations.

E
7 February 2019

One of Amy favorite places to go when visiting. Casual dining. We had no less than 3 waiters servicing our table. I had a great chicken dish. My companions each had a different risotto dishes that were exceptional. Veal is fantastic and pasta dishes are also al dente and good. Do not miss this fine Italian restaurant. More...

R
7 February 2019

His was a company dinner, but food and service were very good.

C
7 January 2019

Awesome food and service! Prawns were HUGE and cooked to perfection. Everything else was delicious too! Pianist playing/singing in background. Very nice. Love sitting in front 'garden room'. More...

J
7 January 2019

Great food, lovely atmosphere, and live piano music.

A
7 January 2019

Great employees make a great resturant because they care about the product

J
7 January 2019

Large family reunion, so the separate side room was perfect for us. The food was excellent solid Italian, the waiters were really on the ball and provided excellent service. Had a great time.

D
7 January 2019

Traditional old school Italian restaurant. Large portions

D
7 January 2019

Refreshing wedge & Lido Di Roma salads, Delicious pork chops, shrimp fettuccine, lobster ravioli followed by tiramisu for dessert! And the friendliest and most attentive bar tender and waiters in Palm Desert. Definitely 5 star recommendation. More...

R
7 December 2018

To ask about Castelli's is like asking about the Mona Lisa...you appreciate mastery for what it is while you find that wry smile on your face the whole time you are there . Ron is a gracious host and Roberto the consummate attendant/waiter.ABSOLUTELY THE BEST !!!Oh, the martini's are fantastic... More...

C
7 December 2018

I expected the best Italian food, but was a little disappointed. I had tortellinis in cream sauce, it was good, but not great and service could have been better.

P
7 December 2018

Fun place. Good food.

S
7 December 2018

Hands down, best Italian around! Garlic bread that will blow your mind, and a extensive wine and liquor selection. I have been coming here since I was just a kid (called Andrino's back then) and it has never let me down. The fettuccine is exquisite, and I would highly recommend the Osso Bucco. More...

R
7 December 2018

Amazing and authentic Italian restaurant. Loved it. And the wait staff is great!

T
7 December 2018

This place was fantastic. Possibly the best service from their wait staff I've had at any restaurant. I think I could eat an entire basket of the phenomenal garlic bread! I started with the minestrone soup- out of this world. I honestly don't think I'll order it anywhere else again because no one else can make it like Castelli's! For dinner I had their salmon special. The fish was cooked to absolute perfection and the capers and green onions really complimented the fish well. I also had a side of the gnocchi al pesto- fantastic. It was also surprisingly filling. Skipped on dessert for that reason! Definitely check this spot out for a nice dinner! More...

C
7 December 2018

I wish we had brought more people so we could have sampled more delicious specialties on this menu. The artichoke appetizer and shrimp rissoto were great. Veal was a huge portion and I ate all of it! Spumoni ice cream dessert was so yummy. More...

A
7 November 2018

Very good place

M
7 November 2018

Delicious stuffed mushrooms, & seared artichoke hearts! The authentic Italian aroma and fresh garlic bread were to die for. . we had the lobster ravioli and fettuccine alfredo. Both were delicious but very rich. My sister recommended this restaurant and we can see why it was rated #1 More...

J
7 November 2018

Great Italian food

R
7 November 2018

Excellent food and service.

S
7 November 2018

We are in Palm Springs from Toronto for a business trip. We had heard of Castelli's and decided to go on a whim. My Wife and I have had great dinners in Restaurants around the World. Castelli's is easily in the top 3 ever. The service- thank you Javier- the ambiance; the appetizers, entrées and dessert were uniformly spectacular. Our only regret is that we live 3000 miles away. We will be back! Thank you. Stephen and Hania McArthur. Toronto Canada More...

P
7 October 2018

This restaurant has the feel of a back east Italian restaurant. The service is top notch and the food is very very good. This is the best Italian food I have found in the Coachella Valley. Mama Gina's is not bad this is better, honestly much better. So if you are looking for Italian food this is the place. Enjoy! More...

T
7 October 2018

This is a great special occasion place. It is expensive, but worth it. Food and service are impeccable. Atmosphere is great. You might expect Tony Soprano to sit down at the next table! More...

D
7 October 2018

Amazing service and food to die for

S
7 October 2018

That restaurant is fantastic! Each time we vacation in the area we always go. There pork chops are amazing!!! The staff is always wonderful, great service. Definitely worth the trip

W
7 October 2018

Great!

E
7 October 2018

Great veal chop

S
7 October 2018

Absolutely delicious! We had a family of 10 that went. The hotel we were staying at mixed up our reservation and set it for another place so that was a little annoying because we had to wait about an hour but that wasn't the restaurants fault. After we got seated the service and food for everyone was delicious. Glad we went and will return next time in town. More...

R
7 August 2018

The moonlight is a great venue along with great customer service. The steak was cooked to perfection and the fried chicken plump and juicy. Our waitress met our every need. The mozzarella sticks with meaty sauce was great. Enjoyed and italian setting with great staff. More...

M
7 July 2018

Best Italian food...yes!!

M
7 July 2018

Good food,, and atmosphere, great bartenders

K
7 July 2018

Food was excellent and service was outstanding

C
30 June 2018

Absolutely love this place. Have never been disappointed. The wait staff is extremely attentive and friendly. They're garlic bread is amazing, and if you love crab, their crab legs is the best I have ever had anywhere! !! Oh yes and their chocolate lava cake is perfect! More...

E
10 June 2018

Nice place. Small and quaint. The staff are the best in town! I haven't had such great service since I was at a top end restaurant in Los Angeles! Unfortunately, I think the food wasn't as good as the service, and I think the food is very overpriced. At least they have great service. But I would certainly go back. More...

E
9 June 2018

Great traditional Italian restaurant. BEST garlic bread! Excellent service too

J
7 June 2018

Very good, very nice and staff very personal

S
7 June 2018

It's our 3rd time there over 8 years. It is still outstanding!!! A kinda throwback to the Rat Pack days feel of a restaurant. You feel like a guy named Momo should be your doorman. The staff is fantastic and professional. The food? Unbelievably excellent!!! I had the pork chops which I would never order anywhere ever, they were the best dish you could imagine. You want pasta? But cans decide between which one. The will split your plate and give different ones to eat. This place is fantastic!!! You will love it! More...

D
7 June 2018

Our experience at Castelli's was excellent from beginning to end. The service and the food were both fantastic.

M
7 June 2018

Mi primera vez en ese lugar comida rica y servicio excelente.

L
7 June 2018

It was great!!!

G
7 June 2018

Great service, great food. Quiet.

S
7 June 2018

The best Italian food I’ve ever had. Great wait staff too.

R
7 June 2018

Best parmesan garlic bread. The tortellini Romano is my favorite. Leave room for dessert. Entertainment is great

D
7 June 2018

The best in every detail. Old school excellence. Superb.

R
7 June 2018

We always stop for dinner at Castelli's on our annual visit to Palm Desert. It's one of my favorite restaurants.

T
7 June 2018

Always GREAT service and food. The was oso buco was fabulous!

K
7 June 2018

Best Italian food in the desert, hands down. The food is always excellent and the ambiance and atmosphere are wonderful.

M
7 June 2018

We had a fantastic time with John and Greg at the bar, and the people sitting there with us. We started with the calamari, then to the Caesar salad, and then the linguine del mare. Everything was perfect. Delicious, inviting and comforting. It reminded me of being back in the north end of Boston on Hanover St, or Savin Hill in Providence. Thank you. More...

W
7 June 2018

Very good Italian dining, good service and food looks to be a local favorite

G
7 June 2018

A must try Italian restaurant in Palm Desert. Love the pork chops

D
7 June 2018

Classie

G
7 June 2018

Excellent service, fine dining ambiance, extensive Italian Menu, every item we ordered was delicious!

V
7 June 2018

Mostly good, some times u get a great waiter, sometimes totally uncaring. Food usually very good,place can be very noisy esp in that back room. Either or situation and can sometimes depend on if you r dining w someone considered important... More...

P
7 June 2018

not as good as mimmo's down the street

B
7 June 2018

Amazing Food! Amazing Service! Happy 30th Anniversary!!

G
7 June 2018

Hands down my favorite Italian experience in the US. Walking in feels like taking a step back into some awesome film noir, down to the (I'm sure randomly parked) vintage el-camino out front. The food, oh man, it was an excruciatingly difficult choice, but I had a cannelloni that was magnificent. Perfectly cooked, the meat inside was extremely well seasoned, and the marinara and cream sauces were a perfect companion. For dessert I had Castelli's After Dark, which is layers of ice cream and fresh chocolate mousse with fresh berries and a splash of Amaretto. I don't know if I will ever have a more flawless dessert, it was exquisitely simple but an ideal cap to an amazing evening. The service was impeccable, and the prices were extremely reasonable for the area. Come for the ambiance, though, it is nice, quiet, subdued, and absolutely spectacular. More...

H
7 June 2018

Great old school Italian restaurant

G
7 June 2018

Best Italian food I've had in a long time. Worth the effort to come.

K
7 June 2018

Garlic bread to die for!

L
7 June 2018

Excellent food and service.

K
7 June 2018

Most excellent! Food was fantastic and service impeccable!

G
7 June 2018

Great food and service. David the head server and his two helpers were SUPERB! The Maitre'd could be more pleasent specially with new guests.

C
7 June 2018

The waitstaff was great in taking our large group of 15 at a last minute reservation. The food was excellent with large portions. And our table server was kind enough to separate our checks. More...

J
7 June 2018

Amazing food

T
7 June 2018

Great place fabulous food we love the bar area seating and enjoy Patrick on the piano. He is great

M
7 June 2018

Great food and atmosphere. The experience is as good as the good. Will definitely return.

R
7 June 2018

Osso bucco outstanding. After dark dessert a must. Great dining experience

S
7 June 2018

Food was really good. We had an issue with a shard of glass in a Martini, thought it was ice at first. They replaced it. Weird though.

A
7 June 2018

Best Italian in Palm Desert... hands down! Not to mention one of the top ten hospitality personalities in Cali, David Swift! He'll be sure to sweep you off your feet! More...

N
7 June 2018

Fabulous meal and service, just wish they were in Cincinnati, we’d go all the time.

A
7 June 2018

My salad was superb! My friend's meal was amazing, too.

D
7 June 2018

Food and service was above and beyond.

A
7 June 2018

Excellent food and service! Third visit and always completely happy with everything.

R
7 June 2018

This steak I had was the best felt like I was back I Rome having the same thing.

S
7 June 2018

Great food, ambience and service! We have been here twice and will definitely return.

A
7 June 2018

Amazing food and service!

J
7 June 2018

About the best Italian food your going to get in the Desert. Experienced staff to serve you. Reservations a must.

P
7 June 2018

Good food and a quaint atmosphere. If you're not looking for ritz and glitz, this is the place. Seems to be pretty busy most nights.

M
7 June 2018

The place is one of the best in the valley. Old school atmosphere and service. Food is amazing and prices are what they should be. Always a must!!

B
7 June 2018

Authentic Italian fare, but pricey.

S
7 June 2018

First time and it was for my birthday. Food was excellent and the staff was fabulous and very attentive. Definitely coming back. Thank you all for a Five Star visit. More...

S
7 June 2018

Fabulous great food service excellent

R
7 June 2018

Best Italian food.

M
18 March 2018

The food is always good here. The waiters and staff seem to take pride in the quality of service they provide. The portions are large and many items from which to choose. All the specials were seafood last night (3/17/18) but I ordered the linguini Alfredo with chicken. 4 people with appetizers drinks and entrees right around $220. No dessert because we were stuffed. Previously I had ordered the pesto gnocchi, also an excellent choice. Make a reservation and you won't have to wait long to be seated. I wanted to give it 4.5 stars but I can't. More...

S
25 January 2018

Excellent dining experience. If you can appreciate 2 - 3 wait staff attending your table, you'll love this venue. Quality of the menu items ordered were superb. Wine was excellent. Dessert was terrific. Wait staff was very attentive, without being over bearing. Top notch! For sure. Valet service available. Live music in the background lends to the overall relaxing atmosphere. Our table of 7 had no complaints whatsoever. Definitely 5 star dining experience all the way around. Enjoy a wonderful evening out here, you'll not be disappointed. More...

L
7 June 2017

I enjoyed my meal. The bathroom quality was small compared to the building but I was fine. Over all I loved my experience

M
7 June 2017

Terrific food and service. Excellent mixed drinks! Old place with tons of charm.

T
7 June 2017

The best of the best italian

A
7 June 2017

Great food.! !!!!

V
7 June 2017

Great food. Great staff.

J
7 June 2017

If you are in the Palm Desert Area and looking for good Italian food, Castelli's is the place to go. It is old school with great food. The service is great. We felt as though there was always someone nearby to meet our needs. My water glass never got to half empty. I highly recommend this restaurant. More...

J
7 June 2017

Very good food great atmosphere good waitstaff excellent food

C
7 June 2017

Amazing king crab legs! Come here for good food and great service!

L
7 June 2017

Good King Crab Legs! Amazing service. Music fit restaurant style! Come here if you want good food!

V
7 June 2017

Excellent service. Menu will keep people coming back again and again. Prime Steaks and variety of seafood choices are great. The cheesecake is the best I've ever tasted. More...

E
7 June 2017

First time at Pacifica on a visit to the California desert. The date appetizers were wonderful. I had Sea bass, which was as good as I have had. The half size portions were a welcome option. Service was excellent and the second floor outdoor venue worked well on a warm evening. More...

T
7 June 2017

We absolutely love Castelli's!! We've been coming here for over a decade and it's our favorite italian restaurant in Palm Desert. The garlic bread is addicting, so be very careful...I always get the Fettuccini Alfredo with chicken, and mix it up with a salad sometimes. I highly recommend checking out Castelli's if you want a great meal! More...

B
7 June 2017

Italian at Neapolitan best

J
7 June 2017

Great service, great food, great ambiance!

D
7 June 2017

The best food and service hands down!

M
7 June 2016

A true Italian restaurant. Great food and service.

J
7 June 2016

Great Food..thanks to Dulce !

J
7 June 2016

Great food and the best service ever..loved it

S
7 June 2016

Best cioppino on the west coast, and Michael is the greatest host

N
7 June 2016

I had the most incredible filet of salmon I have ever had in my 64 years.The service was exceptional Ron, the host was engaging this was such a great find in a city I rarely visit that I am returning tonight.

L
7 June 2014

A very nice Italian restaurant that has been a desert favorite for many years. I took a group of friends there a few months ago and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The restaurant is always very busy during the season and I suggest reservations on the weekend. The food is good but the decor is very basic. I think the space was originally built as a store and has been added on to over the years. Many of the newer Italian restaurants in the area have a more modern update decor. If you're looking for a flashy LA or Chicago type Italian restaurant this isn't the place, but if you like good food go here . More...

T
7 June 2013

Beautiful decor, some of the best italian food I've ever had. Our waiter was wonderful and attentive, I couldn't decide between the tortellini Romano and the lobster ravioli so he suggested getting a split of both. Big portions & absolutely delicious! Great place for a romantic date or a nice dinner with family. More...

J
7 June 2013

best in service and best in food...easiest place to recommend ...and the place jumps with locals on Fri and Sat.....and the best thing is that they allow you to split orders w/o surcharge. .. Dont know anybody else who does that and they will make anything for you even if its not listed ..... More...

J
7 June 2013

Outstanding

B
7 June 2010

great italian food without all the buzz.

M
19 November 2007

Castelli's if by far the best Italian restaurant in the Desert. In fact, it just might be my favorite restaurant in the entire Palm Springs area. I am flying down from Seattle for Thanksgiving and looking forward to a great dinner when I get there. Castelli's might even be better then any Italian restaurant in Seattle! More...

J
7 June 2006

enthusiastic staff, good food, lively ambiance with entertainment.

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