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“Excellent Local Italian Eatery.... New Owners Make All the Difference”
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Castelli's
Price range: $13 - $17
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Local Italian Eatery.... New Owners Make All the Difference”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We ate here last night not expecting much at all, but were very pleasantly surprised.
The last time we came here it was godawful, and the food was disgusting. But I'm pleased to see that someone who knows how to cook and take care of customers has now taken over.
Obviously these guys are experienced and know what they're doing, because we had a lovely meal.... and a nice bottle of good red wine. And the service was lovely and professional.
I had the Fettucini Carbonara and my husband had a nice big rump steak on a bed of lovely little kipfler potatoes and spinach.... we were both eating off each others plates.
The serving's were big and I didn't think we'd get through them, but they were so good we had no problem!
We spoke with the waitress and found out they'd only just taken this place over and are slowly smartening it up. And if last night's anything to go on then they're definitely on track.
We'll be back and I'd recommend this to anyone looking for good value Italian / Mediterranean.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Disappointing night out for a special occasions”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

The waitress knocked over my glass of Champagne which I paid $8 for. Did not tell us they close early so were very rude and virtually kicked us out from about 9:30 pm on a Friday night. Very bossy, took all the glasses when we had not finished but were trying to get rid of us, kept telling us to sit down, food took forever to arrive.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank David J
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Rockhampton, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Terrific place to eat!”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

We walked along the restaurant strip from our hotel in West End looking for a place to have a "last supper" with our son who was returning ti university college for the year. The wafting scent of grilled lamb and other meats assaulted our senses when we approached this delightful restaurant. No need to look further! We sat on the pavement - slightly angled table but that was not a big problem - and awaited our menu choices. The food was very good, huge servings (which came in handy when feeding and 18 year old eating machine!) We enjoyed our lamb dishes immensely and we were not at all concerned about the passing foot-path traffic, in fact it added to the whole experience. If you are not looking for a/c and linen table service then this is the place!

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank druzzie53
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Brisbane
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ok for budget medal with a big group”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Pastas over sauced and pizzas over topped. Castellis does seem to be popular with the local uni students and caters for large party groups.

Visited February 2012
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Thank ramjets5
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Ryde, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed November 3, 2011

A great little restaurant and take-away, very popular with the locals. The home-made pasta is tasty and plentiful.

Visited October 2011
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Thank Andy_Viv
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