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Castelli Restaurant

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Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Lilongwe, Lilongwe, Malawi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having failed to get through on the telephone we took off chance to turn up at 6.50 pm to see if we could secure a table. The doors thankfully opened at 7 and warm welcome. Attentive service and advise on the choice of food and wine. Very good pasta, less good steak, excellent wine and even better ice cream.

Thank Carol H
Auckland, New Zealand
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived at 7pm as arranged and waited for the doors to be opened. The waiters (different ones from time to time) took an age to take orders, then to deliver the drinks and then for the food to arrive. When it did it was average at best.

Thank chrissuekiwi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well Known Italian restaurant and the ambiance is excellent. Make a reservation as it is always crowded. Celebrities are regular visitors of the restaurant. We had an excellent and delicious assortments of fresh seafood. The starters were also great.

Thank SushilBaguant
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has an interesting ambience, but the food is mediocre at best. I would not recommend.

Thank John L
Bern, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Ristorante Castelli is definitely a worth visiting. Rather on the upper price end, it offers excellent Italian food in a unique atmosphere - well kept over time... Parking may be a bit of a hassle, but this won't spoil your appetite. I give 4 stars "only" because the noise level is rather high and the service, while already good, could... More 

Thank Peter S
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

This is a restaurant with character. We could be in 1960 (with all its good things and bad things). The restaurant is inside a house and each of the rooms of the house is a small dining room. The service is outstanding, the food very good and the wine also quite good. Recommend the truffle pasta.

Thank underwatergirl
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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!

Thank tancred2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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.

Thank strongpallet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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.

Thank Mary A
United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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$

Thank Traveler121429

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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?