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“Sublime”

Chapellis Italian Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 124 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Incredible food, atmosphere and wine. Small neighborhood eatery in little strip mall, so it doesn't look too elegant from the outside, but don't be fooled. Great service, obviously found by the locals who seem to know each waiter and who's in the kitchen. A real find, and a real gem.

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Thank PucksterColorado
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

I have no idea how a hamburger joint could be rated higher than this truly excellent restaurant. Our group had four different dishes and we each were very pleased. The service was first-class and the wine very good. We will definitely return next year.

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Thank iataan
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

First thing to note is that you will need a reservation.This place is obviously a popular spot for locals, so is always packed! We ate at 6pm as we had an early start the following morning, and there was not a spare seat in the restaurant.

I had proscuitto stuffed chicken - delicious! It was something like $22 and came with soup or salad and dessert. Wow! Big servings, and a complimentary antipasto plate and bread to start.

The restaurant is small, but very nicely decorated and has a great ambiance. Staff are wonderful.

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1  Thank Lee W
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

The locals know it. The tourists discover it. The "snow-birds" can't wait to get back to it. It's Chapelli's, a small Italian spot near Old La Quinta that just might become your favorite. Chapelli's is the the place where 'everyone knows your name' the owner visits your table and the pasta is excellent. Try the sand dabs! The piccata dishes are local favorites, or throw a dart and try any one of their specialties.
Caution: the secret is not a well-kept one, so reservations are a must. However,if you simply have to visit on short notice, go early and sit at the bar for access to the full menu and a birds-eye view of the fun and friends enjoying this local favorite.

1  Thank Gorgon08
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Have had 1 dinner at Chapellis and really enjoyed it. The restaurant is small. Decor is attractive and intimate. The food was excellent. Four of us ordered 4 different meals and we were happy with all of them. The angelhair pomodoro was especially good. The included dessert, bread pudding, was good too. Portions are generous. Service was good but not great. We were charged a corkage fee of $15 which we felt was high...should not have been more than $10. I would go back.

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Thank JaneSJC
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