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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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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

This is a small Italian intimate QUIET restaurant. Of course the food is exceptional but the restaurant itself is so very pleasant. Wonderful service We never miss at least one visit during our winter stays in the valley

Thank Jane J
Halfmoon Bay, Canada
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129 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We enjoyed a great Italian meal for a group of 5 of us and all enjoyed a variety of meals. All were excellent ... The pasta was fresh, the herbs tasty and the combo a great choice. The portions were exceptionally large and no one could finish their meals. This was the only disappointment in an otherwise excellent meal. Wines... More 

Thank Sandra C
Omaha, Nebraska
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

My husband found this restaurant totally by accident when he was walking around the shopping center while I was buying groceries - this was several years ago and we make it a point to eat here at least once on each visit to the desert. It is an intimate restaurant with outstanding Italian food.

Thank DebraL2
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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661 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

This was another great dining experience. The food was outstanding, and the space intimate and comfortable. The five of us enjoyed a leisurely dinner consisting of five courses. We started with an antipasto, followed by a fried calamari appetizer, soup/salad, entrees and finished with a decadent chocolate mousse cake! Great food, great company equals a great evening out.

Dayton, Nevada
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Tried this for the first time upon daughter's recommendation. Food was great. Atmosphere very nice with outstanding service. We really enjoyed it and will go again. You MUST make a reservation. Fairly small restaurant. They must have turned away over 2 dozen people who had not made a reservation. Restaurant was full whole time we were there including bar seats.

Thank Katrina H
La Quinta, California
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133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Chapellis is an ideal Italian Restaurant in my mind, incorporating intimate size, good food, friendly service and nice decor. Pretty sure there are not 19 better restaurants in La Quinta. Chapel is should be rated among the top five - if not #1.

Thank Shermyanne
Fairfield, California, United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Chapelli's is a 4.5 and sometimes a 5 in my book. We had one meal that was not outstanding at our dinner (party of 5). We go to Chapelli's every time we are in the desert. The service is always professional and the food outstanding. We like the atmosphere as well.

Thank Cathleen A
Belfast, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

We booked a table for the Friday night. The restaurant was busy, and quite lively but with a good atmosphere. The mains came with soup or salad and a bread pudding dessert. The fresh bread that came with the small antipasti was hot and delicious and the food very tasty, even though the lasagne was perhaps a little over seasoned.... More 

Thank John O
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

This place is always full!! Management has figured out the magic formula for people: value + ambience = sustainability Primarily an older crowd who are looking for a deal while still getting decent food. Food is good and it's a cute, little restaurant.

Thank PFFree
La Quinta, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Locals restaurant with upscale attitude, intimate atmosphere and favorable pricing. The menu is diversified with something for everyone. Service was exceptional but not overbearing. The owner visits every table to check in, quite a personal touch.

Thank brhdougie

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?