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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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.

Thank JohnB7987
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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 

Thank Chris R

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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?