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Chapellis Italian Restaurant

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50949 Washington St, La Quinta, CA 92253-2890
+1 760-564-9835
17:00 - 20:30
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Lafayette, Indiana
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for an Italian place the locals love. Stan - our starter on the Stadium Course recommended this place and he was spot on. Really charming, great menu and wine list. Everyone in our party of 6 loved their food and passed plates for sharing. Great last dinner during our trip.

Thank LavaMom3
Diamond Springs, California
1 review
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner. My husband had pasta and I had Cod. The service atmosphere and food was delicious.

Thank Julianna T
Solana Beach, California
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The food at this place is consistently marvelous. A large, diverse menu, with excellent sauces and large portions. We have been there many times over several years, and have always been pleased. It's hard to beat great food at reasonable prices. Make sure to have reservations, because it's a favorite with locals.

Thank southerncal10
San Francisco
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

What a find !! Food was wonderful. The sand dabs were amazing and portion much larger than expected....or needed ! Pastas were tasty also but what even stood out more was the service. You felt like you were in Cheers ! A warm welcome, informed and engaging service staff without being hovered over. Small and intimate but relaxed and comfortable.... More 

Thank kbartaldo
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Nice menu. Good wine selection. Great service. Indoor and outdoor seating. Small venue....Make reservations

Thank Judy P
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We felt the service was very good. The food was decent. None of my party felt they would need to come back. It does get very crowded after 6:30pm. This would not be my go to place for Italian. The deserts were excellent. Gelato and cheesecake both wonderful.

Thank Lynnky
Lake Shore, Minnesota
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487 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Two pilots walk into a bar...sounds like the intro to a joke. (We're in La Quinta on a 4-day layover.) Anyway, we sat at the bar. The other patrons sitting around us were really friendly. The bread was warm and fresh. Had some Chianti wine. On recommendation of the bartender, I had the house signature salad. It was delicious. Then... More 

1 Thank Mark A
Norwell, MA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We were greeted by the owner wine we arrived early. Sat at the bar to wait for our table and were given an appetizer (on the house) of scallops with panko bread crumbs that were SO tender ! Cosy spot for a special dinner .

1 Thank SueScituate
Castle Rock, Colorado
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Strip mall location. Quiet inside. Nice decor. Re-visit for us with last meal several yrs. ago. Muuuuch better this time around. Dinner includes antipasto before and bread pudding dessert; no other dessert options. No after dinner espresso but a good cup of coffee served. Four of us. Veal Scaloppini Torrice, lightly breaded with Parmesan and Lemon butter sauce, served with... More 

Thank 244RogerG244
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017

From the start to finish, it is refreshing to dine in a restaurant run by a tight knit crew. Food excellent classic Italian cuisine! Service excellent, everyone on the staff made you feel like a regular, and this was our first time in. Atmosphere, friendly, warm and cozy. Price is spot on for great quality cared for cooking! Thank you... More 

Thank jimmydartichoke

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50949 Washington St, La Quinta, CA 92253-2890
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-564-9835

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