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Castelli's

4.7
4.7
3335 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 773-3365

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Victor Martin

  • Catering

    We cater wedding receptions, private parties, or any occasion.

  • Private party facilities

    Castelli’s Ristorante’s elegant dining rooms offer the perfect setting for holiday parties, client appreciation, sporting events, birthdays, presentations. Our newest VIP room on 2nd floor features 65"TV, balcony, fireplace & restroom. View prix fixed banquet menu's and wine list castellis.net

  • Private party contact

    Linda O'Melia: (760) 773-3365

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Cross street

    Monterey Ave.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking.

  • Entertainment

    Nightly live piano/vocals with Patrick Tuzzolino or Joe Jaggi 6PM.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,335 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SF

    SFMediaGuy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall food, service, and experience were exceptional. This restaurant earns its high ratings. Every employee we came into contact with including Michael the owner was happy to be there and wanted to make sure that you were equally as happy.
  2. CP

    CindyP

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time at this restaurant. Very pleasantly surprised. Great food, large portions. Very nice wait staff. Cool bar. We will definitely be back.
  3. RL

    RickL

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food experience
  4. EC

    EddC

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clearly a locals favorite hangout. Excellent food and service. We’re here from out of town so first time here. Bad time of the year due to severe heat.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service.
  6. JB

    JamesB

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our servers were very attentive. Food was great too!!
  7. C

    Charlie

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Castelli's isn't just a restaurant, it's a "state of mind." Everyone is genuinely glad to greet you. The menu is designed to excite an epicure's palate. The ambiance is a little kitsch, charming old world in a time capsule. We always eat on the porch. It's a place I bring visitors...I know they will have a wonderful meal and a delightful dining experience. Charlie
  8. JW

    JoyW

    Palm Springs

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants. Our staff was wonderful and cant wait until we can come again
  9. p

    paulal

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and high quality food.
  10. LP

    LoriP

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, awesome service, just a great night! Thanks Castellis We’ve been coming for 30 years and you never let us down!!!
  11. EP

    EvonP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Drink and order taking server needs to improve his customer rapport. He needs to be trained to be friendly, informative and accommodating in his approach with customers. Entries were tasty. Caesar salad was NOT good. SUGGESTION: Allow customers to request separate checks.
  12. JR

    JohnR

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I ordered Linguine Alla Vongole and it came out watery and soup like. I was appalled! This is one of my favorite dish and have never seen anything like it. I mention to waiter that this is soupy and they offer to take the dish back and have the chef pour some of the water out 😳What a joke. I returned the dish after one bite. My friend asked for plain bread and it came out dry and hard. She mentioned it to the mgr and his remarks were, “we are known for our Garlic bread”. I took one bite and it was salty. Horrible! Ambiance was dark and gross. If you like cheap quality food, service and full of excuses from mgmt, this place is perfect for you. Hire a new chef that knows how to cook Italian dishes.
  13. JS

    JosephS

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Castelli’s has it all with excellent food and service, as well as ambience and value. You are always feel like family with kindness and attention.
  14. W

    Webhead

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service by Rima. She made the evening special.
  15. BC

    BrianC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always.
  16. F

    Firsttimer

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food we ordered was missing some of the ingredients the menu said it would have. We received our food less than 5 minutes after we ordered it and it appeared to be pre made prior to us ordering. The bread was good. The staff was friendly with their regular customers.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    First time at Castelli’s. Food was great, would have preferred to sit inside instead of on patio.
  18. NK

    NathanK

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. Old school feel. Great attentive service.
  19. RP

    RobertP

    Palm Springs

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent! Gabriel was an attentive, friendly and recommended a great meal. Will go back again.
  20. c

    canchord

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday last night and everything was delicious and the service was great. Everything from the valet parking to the waiter and servers. They even surprised my husband with singing happy birthday and a delicious dessert. Most enjoyable evening. Thank you.
  21. TE

    TomE

    Palm Springs

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This has always been our favorite spot for Italian in the Coachella Valley. Once again, our dinner was tasty. I can strongly recommend starting with the Al Capone salad (enough for two to share). I had the rack of lamb. While the seasoning and presentation were nice, it was way past the medium rare that I ordered- more like well done. Not easily forgiven in a place as expensive as this.
  22. RS

    RestaurantSophisticate14

    Palm Springs

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great salads, garlic bread, lamb and mushroom risotto!
  23. s

    sallym

    Orlando

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food by far. Also terrific service.
  24. JP

    JudyP1

    Las Vegas

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Food, service, value was all very good. We will definitely return. The food itself was amazing.
  25. M

    Marco

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant. Aside from good food, you feel like you really had a great night out. Michael is a terrific host. This is old school/ non corporate, family owned unpretentious elegance.
  26. G

    Gustavo

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The house salad was good, pasta pomodoro was alright (for those who like to cooking wine flavor in it), the pesto gnocchi was excellent (tender and flavorful) except it was too salty. Service was excellent.
  27. TA

    TitaniAdam

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We won’t eat anywhere else when in Palm Springs. Ask to sit in Nino’s section and order the “Nino Special”. You won’t be disappointed.
  28. BD

    BusinessDiner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always the best
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic food and the service was top notch!
  30. B

    Benjamin

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Very noisy, between ceiling fans and a/c, cold. Plate of spaghetti and 4 grilled shrimp $34, single small cannoli $10 or $12. Out of their minds.
  31. JN

    JeanneN

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration! It was great and special for our friend.
  32. D

    Donghia

    Palm Springs

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding beef special last night-tenderloin on pasta Alfredo. Delicious and plentiful! Wonderful mean and service as always.
  33. MP

    MPINMAUI

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food - wonderful time celebrating a friend's birthday here. Would DEFINITELY come back again. Wait staff all very friendly/upbeat. The jumbo scallop special was TO DIE FOR!
  34. JR

    JRod

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Owner was very nice. Food delicious. Loved the old school atmosphere.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service
  36. S

    Scott2

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner!
  37. LM

    LorrieM

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Balsamic is too watery
  38. J

    Jgdiner

    Palm Springs

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is the best - the service seemed a bit 'off-putting'. In fact, I personally felt they wanted us to hurry up and leave. We have not been to Castelli's since the pandemic, but we had never before felt the coldness we experienced last evening. We did not see that brusqueness with other patrons.
  39. P

    Pleased

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server was nice, service was fast, literally in and out in 40 minutes. Great food! Will go back again!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience for the first time. Service was incredible! Food was delicious.

FAQs

Castelli's is rated 4.7 stars by 3335 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Castelli's

73098 Highway 111 Palm Desert, CA 92260

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Monterey Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Victor Martin

  • Entertainment

    Nightly live piano/vocals with Patrick Tuzzolino or Joe Jaggi 6PM.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 773-3365

  • Catering

    We cater wedding receptions, private parties, or any occasion.

  • Private party facilities

    Castelli’s Ristorante’s elegant dining rooms offer the perfect setting for holiday parties, client appreciation, sporting events, birthdays, presentations. Our newest VIP room on 2nd floor features 65"TV, balcony, fireplace & restroom. View prix fixed banquet menu's and wine list castellis.net

  • Private party contact

    Linda O'Melia: (760) 773-3365

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