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Castelli Restaurant

Italian, African, Pasta, Ethiopian
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Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
571757
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 67
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  • 46
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  • 20
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  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good Italian test

They serve us steak, pasta , Ravioli the test of steak and pasta is number one they are clean very attractive. What I hate from the restaurant the space is very tight and wetress are not cooperative and it very had to get them back. And the owners seems they don't care since they are at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Tewodros G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

They serve us steak, pasta , Ravioli the test of steak and pasta is number one they are clean very attractive. What I hate from the restaurant the space is very tight and wetress are not cooperative and it very had to get them back. And the owners seems they don't care since they are at the reception. The value... More 

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Legetafo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A family owned Italian restaurant serving classic Italian food. Many visitors enjoy the variety it presents. appointed in the old piazza area atop the churchill road summit. Needs renovation. A bit pricy but reasonably good food.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Located in the old part of Addis, met at the front desk by a very Italian host / owner and served traditional Italian food, this must be one of the nicest places to eat in Addis.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Ate there in April. Everyone raves about the place but in reality it is just a good neighbourhood check tablecloth Italian. That is not to disparage it but its not designer cooking. I think its the usual expat problem of living on bad imitations of your home/familiar cooking to the point where you sigh with relief when someone gets it... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Had a business dinner, unfriendly welcome reception by the owner and the food with service was mediocre if even less. Wine list short but inexpensive and quality was okay.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Someone should inform the owners here that fascism ended in Ethiopia and Italy over 80 years ago. The racial judgement is just pathetic in this day and age. The starters are pretty good...easy as they are all imported The pasta is decent but not great compared to the other options in Addis. The meat is not good. Overcooked/undercooked, not marinated... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It has been many years since visiting this restaurant. Over the past 15 years I always make a point of visiting this lovely establishment. The staff have been here for ever which is a testament to loyalty and the service levels are impeccable. The food is always fresh and cooked as desired. As per the title.. As good as ever.... More 

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Cambridge, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The food was mostly good -- excellent steak with red wine. The cold buffet was on the bland side, also. It didn't help that our waiter incorrectly told us that the price was "by weight," so we took small quantities only to discover when the bill came that we were charged by plate. Service was very slow and not attentive.... More 

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Djibouti, Djibouti
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went last week with a colleague. Loved the Calamar salad and the Lasagna. Good location near Piazza and well decorated. It is a pitty that they do not accept anybody for lunch after 14h 30.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Overpriced. Terrible location. Poor service. Not sure what the geriatric owner is playing at. Difficult to take business guests as service can be denied randomly. Tends to look down on Asians. All in all a place to avoid except for the truly masochistic.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, African, Pasta, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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