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Castelli Restaurant

Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“antipasti” (42 reviews)
“pasta” (79 reviews)
“cassata” (6 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the best meals I've had in terms of taste. The sitting is a little tight, with small rooms, but the ambience is still great. You will not find better and more authentic Italian food in Addis.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JPVirdi
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I wasnt expeting much at first, but the food served is faithful to good italian cuisine. The restaurant shows its age (not in a bad way) you can tell its been there a long time which compliments its character. We had to make a resevation,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank narcher0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us visited Castelli on our first night in Addis and were very glad we did. The restaurant is converted from a house so there are various rooms. Very Italian decor and a delicious antipasti tray at the door. I was eager to use...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tracy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Castelli since I was a high school . The food and service is always very good. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoy Italian food

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Joe K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot have changed in Addis but some things are still the same. One of them is this old Italian restaurant whose owner sits up front to greet customers. The food is genuine Italian, probably more genuine than many that are in Italy :). It...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dawit A
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Good food quality and taste awesome Italian cuisine are brilliant Must visit for anyone visiting Addis and for foodie excellent choice

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Spydraa123
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Addis. Make sure you book or come by later in the evening. No niceties but the food makes up for it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RuiFaleiro
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is delivering a 100% Italian quality and the touch of an old times service. The location remembered me some old restaurants in Italy focused on the quality and graduations rather than design and style. Very simple. Book for a table as it’s a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 429stefanos
Reviewed November 9, 2018

We went because we heard this one one of the oldest Italian Restaurants in Addis Ababa, with authentic Italian food. Overall, the food was good. The service was average, although given the excellent service we have received everywhere else in Ethiopia, the service stood out...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Just an Historic Italian Restaurant, service poor and food average. Fortunely many Italian restaurants in Addis with better food and Service. I was told this was the first Italian Restaurant in Addis....

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank joseagustina2015
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Nihal F
October 25, 2015|
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Response from NickVgoba | Reviewed this property |
Nihal F, that is a good question. I have got no idea. I will be in Addis this week and hopefully (i) remember to ask friends who took us there and (ii) then remember to post a comment.
October 3, 2015|
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Response from NickVgoba | Reviewed this property |
Mate, I am not sure...our client paid. My feeling is that cash is king in Addis outside of hotels and well established venues.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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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