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

Thank mohammed a
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank djopm
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank fikirsemail
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Khyber
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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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 

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.

Thank Alexandra M
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We went to Castelli's for a family lunch. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very comfortable. It was old world decor with an understated elegance. It was classy without being snobbish. Everyone had a wonderful time. My mouth waters just thinking about the meal I had here.

Thank Mahilet B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Great food Italian with an Ethiopian twist. Great service and very friendly. Wine was good. Cramped rooms but still plenty of room. I would happily recommend.

Thank 69Armstrong
Lilongwe, Lilongwe, Malawi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?