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“buono, ma...”

Castelli Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 269 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“buono, ma...”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

In the suggested restaurant list of my hotel, there was a sentence: Castelli, one of the best african restaurant according to CNN.
I said, i must try it.
Anyway it was quite a deception.
The mix of antipasti was heavily overpriced (be careful!).
The pasta was good.
Service: standard, nothing special.
Last point: next time, i'll go elsewhere.

Visited July 2012
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Home made pasta and truffle sauce!”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Used to live in Addis and Castelli was a fave place to eat - can thoroughly recommend the antipasti and the pasta with truffle sauce! Recommended the place to friends who visited in March and they loved it so much, they went there twice during their short time in Addis!

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank KAWJuba
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A must”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Everything was delightful and fresh. M Castelli was here to advise and chat a bit, which was really enjoyable. The staff knows the work and is perfect. Desserts are to die for and of course you have to end your evening there with the house grappa. Castelli's is an institution, and I will go back at each and every trip to Addis.

Visited April 2012
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Thank AAEORD
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A taste of Ethiopia's Italian period”
Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

Long standing, high quality Restaurant. Worth a visit whenever you are in town. Traditional menu and service but the unique history is compelling.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Italian in Addis”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

The Antipasti, Ravioli and Tiramisu were great, a delight. Go, on second thought - Run.
if possible call to reserve.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Chli1970
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