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All 159 Addis Ababa Restaurants

Castelli Restaurant

Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
571757
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Ranked #34 of 159 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Before I went, I had heard mixed reviews of this restaurant, and afterwards, I'm not sure why. The food is excellent quality, I would say one of the best in Addis. The antipasto especially is very good. I would recommend getting this every time, sometimes I just get this for my meal. You can choose what you want and then... More 

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London
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent. Service was very good. The ambience quaint and lovely. Definitely recommend it

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Bologna, Italy
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Amazing place. the food quality is excellent and so is the service. A piece of Italy in Ethiopia. Must try if You have the privilege to stop by.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

No sign of any celebrities (and no request for a photo of us) but if you want good food at a good price then well worth a visit. Food was good, the wine inexpensive (and specially bottled for the restaurant apparently). Appearances can be deceiving and a simple door off one of the busy side streets of Addis led to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I know Casteli restaurant since my school days The place & the food is really good The biggest problem of this place is the rudeness of the owner Btw his rudeness is beyond cultural As the owner is getting older his attitude is getting even worse Samba

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been here two times only, but both times have I had a very nice meal.Last time I tried their vegetable buffet (italian style) which was a very good choice. Excellent vegetables, cold cut meat, cheeses etc. For main course I had the veal in red wine sause. Also excellent, although a bit more sauce would have been nice.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We went to castelli expecting the best Italian restaurant in Ethiopia, what we found was Mediocre food and lousy and rude service in a very cramped environment. The only element we enjoyed was the parma the rest of food was truly bad.

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Lier, Antwerpen, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We started with the salad bar, which is very tasty. You can choice as much of little you want. Afterwards we took a pasta, very nice taste. Also the service was good. I definitely recommend this resto!

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Horrible, terrible, awful; all words that aptly describe this restaurant, but I can't simply leave it at that and not elaborate. A group of us made a reservation based on the recommendation of a trusted source in the travel industry and, well, let's just say they won't be telling anyone to go here in the future. The moment we walked... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I was blown away with the fantastic dishes this restaurant served and as I have said, I have not had better in Africa ever. We had an array of food to start, beef Carpaccio and Parma ham with salad, and for main various pasta dishes with chili, cheese and ravioli. Beautifully presented, home-made and delicious, all of it. Make sure... More 

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Address: Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 571757
Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
Cuisine: Italian

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