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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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Niamey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Italian food at its best. Start with the salad bar, move on to a nice tagliatelle in truffle sauce, and Top it all off with cassata con cioccolata, followed by a macchiato with whipped cream. Marvellous!

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Thank tancred2014
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Purely out of this world, the best Italian outside of Italy. Their salad bar in itself is one full meal. Make sure you go there in an empty stomach.

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Thank strongpallet
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best italian food in town. Service was a little slow. Many foreigners come here to dine. The italian owner greets you when you come in. Must make reservation for dinner, otherwise he won't let you in.

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Thank Mary A
United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had the pleasure of having dinner here one night. The food is great and was one of the best meals i've had in any restaurant around the world. It was a welcome change. be sure to make reservations and prices are not high compared to USD$

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Thank Traveler121429
Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant. If you want Italian food you must go here. Important note: you must make reservations in advance or you will not get in.

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Thank JohnB7987
jack1978
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18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The food is average and it is overpriced. The owner sitting at the front is very rude and not very welcoming. The bad attitude seems to be contagious among the staff. There are a lot of alternatives in the city that actually care about their customers and offer good food. I don't recommend overpaying for a food and being treated... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I gather pretty much the last outpost from the italian occupation. A classic beautiful restaurant from An era that is being rapidly erased. Bob Geldof thought they had the best pasta he had ever eaten - Id say Bob may not get out too much but it is certainly good. If you've had enough injera and need italian this is... More 

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Thank Chris R
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

My neice is vegan so perfect for her as the antipasti was extensive..pasta was great large portions service proper old school italian seriously worth a visit .

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Thank Jacquie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

One of the best Italian restaurant I have been to.Top quality pasta,ravioli,antipasto,seafood,steaks and deserts.

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Thank Raffi N
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Every time I visit Addis I am treated to the Castelli experience. Menu is excellent and food quality is superb. A testimony to the place is that some of the waiting staff are still there 18 years after my first visit. Worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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?