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“disappointing”

Castelli Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 262 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Kigali, Rwanda
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“disappointing”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Visited Castelli Restaurant in Addis Ababa, but were very disappointed by it. We got quite a cold welcome, and although our waiter was very friendly, he also seemed quite embarrassed to be there. Meals are expensive by Addis standards, and they do the frustrating con trick of charging extra for veg, potatoes etc. I dont mind paying if it is good value, but this place lacks atmosphere or warmth and so I was left feeling quite let down and as a result left after only one course. The food was good, but would not recommend this place which did not live up to Italian standards of friendliness and service, unless you want to eat in a library!

  • Visited April 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious meal, lovely ambiance and excellent service!”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

We loved our meal at Castelli's! We had heard wonderful recommendations from friends and were not disappointed. The antipasto, wine, pasta, tiramisu and steak were all delicious and reasonably priced. I would definitely return to savor a delicious Italian meal at Castelli's!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank roamie
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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299 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Great Pasta”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

We came here twice. The Pasta is the star of the show as it should be. Depending on what day you visit you may have to book a table. We didn't and got in both times. Most of the crowd seemed like NGO's, embassy staff. not many backpackers in the place.
Yes it costs but it is a treat.

Visited January 2013
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Thank RobE_AdamD
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Staff are rude”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

When arriving there is no welcome; staff are rude although the food is good.
There is a need for a geater focus on customer service.

Visited March 2013
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Thank 21peterm
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Asia
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293 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Superb!”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Our hotel recommended this place - it was superb.

Had grilled vegetables, salad and lasagna - as good as anything in rome. Couple of glasses of pretty good house wine - all for under 30 bucks

Great ambiance - apparently the place has been going for nearly 60 years.

  • Visited March 2013
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