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Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
571757
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Waiters were rude and lazy Food was disgusting and not fresh Owners seem not to care There are plenty of better restaurants in Addis, give this one a miss.

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a restaurant this is. Absolutely authentic Italian cuisine all prepared from scratch on the premises. The pasta is a delight. Castelli is is a well kept secret, seemingly known to discerning locals but few tourists. The tables fill up quickly at lunch time, with locals out for typical Italian family meals. Clean, quick, efficient and affordable with lovely service... More 

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Australia
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is reputably one of the best restaurants in Addis Ababa. On entry you will be gruffly greeted by a large non-English speaking gentlemen and a printed sign telling you credit cards are unacceptable; cash only! Guidance will be offered to the nearest ATM in a nearby busy street. Individual doorms are small and packed with too many tables. Private... More 

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San Francisco
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147 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are tired of injera and tibs, give Castelli a try. It's a nice, white-table cloth restaurant, but not overly expensive (probably even a tad less than a Habesha 2000 or Yod Abyssinia meal). It was one of our better meals in Addis. The inside is very cozy. It reminded me of Husk in Nashville (ok, it's definitely not... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tried to call for reservation because i heard reservation goes over a month. Really bad and rude people who talked to me and said they will not take the reservation until the date is near. I do not care how busy the restaurant is we have also a busy life but treat your service with respect

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Thank tsion_berhanu
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

All things is good, location,food,service all things and things and the best things that they all smile

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Thank Mai S
Seattle
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Ever since I started traveling to Ethiopia in 2013, I have heard rave reviews of Castelli. On a more recent trip, I decided to try it out - what a let down. The owner was incredibly rude to my entire party, except for me because I spoke Italian with him. The food is fairly good Italian, but there are better... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Highly recommend by expats. Salad bar especially good. Main course and service - Good. Semi-private dining.

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New Delhi, India
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Good ambience and good spread of Italian food. Loved different types of pasta available there. Be sure you book before you reach this resturant.

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Thank vivek772015
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I went to Castilli for dinner with friends I search for Resturant more than hour at the end I found it. Castilli located in piazza it's old area and not that much safe at night. I like the style of the Resturant old but no body is welcoming , all worker are looking not happy because the owner lady is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: 571757

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?