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“Best pasta” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castelli Restaurant

Castelli Restaurant
Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
571757
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Ranked #43 of 150 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best pasta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Excellent food. The pasta is fantastic. We had a selection of foods and starters all very good. Also a good selection of wine.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great place that takes you back to old Addis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I really enjoyed my dinner at Castelli. After reading some of the bad reviews (especially about the owner) I was a little nervous about dining here. I made a reservation (Saturday night) from the hotel and got a booking. I duly arrived and was greeted by a pleasant woman in the reception and shown to my table by a friendly waiter. The tables are in individual rooms in what must have been an office or house. My dinner was great and extremely good value (I'm new to Addis so my benchmark may be high). I will definitely go again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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“Excellent food and excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

They are one of the original restaurants in the Piazza area. Although parking could be difficult, it is worth the hassle as the food is really tasty and the staff is well trained.

Visited March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Castelli Restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

For the hype this restaurant had in the Lonely Planet and on trip advisor i was largely dissapointed after eating here. The service was not too shabby, but the menu food was alongside things i have eaten elsewhere, and i did not find it stood out. The buffet food in the foyer turned out to cost a bomb considering the rest of the menu, and the boss in reception would not let us book a table without an ethiopian number, which we did not have. The opened the doors on two nights at 7.10 normal time, considering they say they are open from 7.00. It was rather average compared to some of the other restaurants in Addis.

Visited July 2012
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Israel
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“Good Food - a bit expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

I had a business dinner in June at this restaurant.
This is a classic Italian restaurant with an Italian cuisine.
The food is not exceptional, but in lieu of alternatives in Addis - it is great. I tried a steak and was quite disappointed, but the starter dishes were good and since we shared everything we always had a chance to find something we liked.
tel 0111-563580 or 0111-571757

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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