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Chapellis Italian Restaurant

50949 Washington St, La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 564-9835
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Ranked #8 of 101 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Simi Valley, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We dined at Chapelli's on Mother's Day weekend with a group of eight friends. The staff was uniformly friendly and helpful, from our host down to the busboys. The atmosphere is old world Italian, with a lot of dark ornate woodwork and dim lighting. Our group sampled a number of dishes, starting with the calamari which was quite good, fresh... More

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Newport Beach, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We visit this restaurant a couple times a year when we are in the dessert. Every visit seems better than the last. Friendly people, ran into Arnold Palmer there one night even though he owns a restaurant down the street

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Visiting from Seattle and saw the reviews on Trip Advisor regarding restaurants. Chapellis lived up to its reviews in terms of food and service. If you want great Italian food, this is the place to go. The seafood risotto was superb as was the lasagne. The bread pudding desert that came with the meal was mediocre and I wish that... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Don't let the location put you off. It's a wonderful restaurant with a neighborhood feel. Be sure and make reservations, as it's very popular. Small and intimate - hence a bit noisy when it's busy. The specialties of the house come with salad and dessert (bread pudding) - both of which are delicious. I ordered the chicken piccata and it... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Quality neighborhood restaurant. Selection was not extensive but food was good. I had baked cod Puttenesca which was excellent. San dabs also good. Restaurant is small. Service was good. Salad with main course was average. Bread pudding was included with price for dinner. No espresso available which is disappointing.

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Mountain View, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This place was wonderful. I ended up having dinner at the bar and John the owner was the bartender pouring a good reasonable drink. The Lentil soup was made with a very tasty sausage but the bolognese sauce was superior. The people were friendly and accommodating. Forced some very tasty cheesecake and only laughed a little when I order a... More

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Irvine, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

What an amaazing experience! We had made reservations at Chapelli’s for our anniversary celebration. We arrived at the appointed time and were seated immediately at a nice corner table by the window. As some others have said here, you might not expect a place like this in this location but the restaurant is amazingly cozy and intimate. Very soon after... More

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Redding, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Enjoyed the staff, food, and atmosphere. We felt like we were dining with the local people, who had already found this gem. Thankful Cory had returned my call for reservations. Memorable Valentine Dinner.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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220 reviews 220 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We were treated to this dining experience by a former employee. I had no idea what to expect, and not knowing the name of the restaurant, not sure of the type of cuisine. Our reservation was for 8:30 and arrived right on time. Our arrival was anticipated as we were immediately taken to our table in a great location. We... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Very intimate restaurant. Great for couples as it was very quiet and dark. Service was amazing. Ambience was great. The food was good and would give it 3 out of 5 stars. Everything else gets 4 stars.

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Additional Information about Chapellis Italian Restaurant

Address: 50949 Washington St, La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone Number: (760) 564-9835
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  La Quinta
Cuisine: Italian

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