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“Always Special!”
Review of Castelli's

Castelli's
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Ranked #13 of 275 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visit Palm Desert a minimum of 1-2 times a year and always go to Castelli's at least once, it's become a tradition. My wife loves the shrimp, our friends the double pork chops and I the different fish dishes. We try to go early and sit in the front area so we can watch the people arrive; this is a restaurant where lots of locals visit and it's fun to people watch. most of the service staff are long term employees and do an excellent job. Cocktails in the bar are fun, we always look forward to our visits and have never been disappointed......

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Reviewed May 22, 2014

We went to Castelli's because of good reviews we had read. While the food was not terrible it was ordinary. The serving sizes are too large - we prefer quality to quantity. The men chose veal and 3 large pieces were served. In addition, the pasta side was simply penne with a lot of tomatoes. No imagination there. Would probably not return.

1  Thank eandmb
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is our favorite Italian restaurant in Palm Desert. Very classic old east coast style restaurant with great menu and food. The service is old school and excellent. Great piano bar with excellent cocktails.

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Reviewed May 17, 2014

Had a good rating so we went for somehting new. Here is what set thls place apart from so many others; we go to a very high end italian restaurant in La Jolla often but they have dumbed down their menu so i can no longer get one of my favorite desserts because it is not " in demand any more". Castelli's did not have it on the menu either, but when i mentioned it, they had the chef make it on the spot for me. THAT is my definition of good food and great service.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

We had dinner here mid-week and walked in without a reservation. Luckily it was early and we were seated. This place gets busy so a reservation is a good idea. It's busy because of the great food, and attentive service. It's a bit pricey but worth it. We started with the antipasto for two. I had a rack of lamb with risoto and veggies. My wife had lobster ravioli. All excellent.

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