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Castelli Restaurant

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Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
571757
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All things is good, location,food,service all things and things and the best things that they all smile

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Seattle
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever since I started traveling to Ethiopia in 2013, I have heard rave reviews of Castelli. On a more recent trip, I decided to try it out - what a let down. The owner was incredibly rude to my entire party, except for me because I spoke Italian with him. The food is fairly good Italian, but there are better... More 

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Thank Gina K
San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend by expats. Salad bar especially good. Main course and service - Good. Semi-private dining.

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New Delhi, India
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Good ambience and good spread of Italian food. Loved different types of pasta available there. Be sure you book before you reach this resturant.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

I went to Castilli for dinner with friends I search for Resturant more than hour at the end I found it. Castilli located in piazza it's old area and not that much safe at night. I like the style of the Resturant old but no body is welcoming , all worker are looking not happy because the owner lady is... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

I had heard so many stories about Castelli and the quality of the food they serve. I visited three separate times on my first visit to Addis recently I gotta give it to them, this is genuine, legitimate Italian food. Pastas are al dente, meats are well cooked and it's all presented beautifully. The truffle cream pasta and succulent lamb... More 

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Thank djopm
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Castelli is one of my favorite restaurant in addis, It is a very classy place with a very delicious food and a very good service.

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durango
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

First off, the antipasto selection just inside the door is very good and varied. The pasta is house made, the Ravioli and then Fettuccini with truffle sauce excellent. Service is very good and helpful. and prices, although considered an expensive restaurant by Ethiopian standards, are reasonable. The exterior appearance, which might be a put off, belies what lies inside the... More 

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I make sure to stop at Castelli's whenever I'm in Addis: the food is good, the atmosphere is unique, and I always enjoy my time. The wine is good and there is also decent limoncello for after dinner. Most pasta is homemade and the meat and seafood are always fresh. Although my most recent meal did not hold up to... More 

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Thank A J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Castelli -5 people- and we all enjoyed the food and the place. It's not fancy, but clean and offering a sense of local culture.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?