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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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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, Special occasions, Romantic, 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?