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73098 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3902
+1 760-773-3365
17:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 13:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Kimberley, Canada
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have just returned from a Valentine's day's dinner at Castelli's.The food was delicious. I had swordfish with pasta and my wife had the Pollo Michaelangelo. It has a refined atmosphere and decor but your smart casuals will do just fine.I think this restaurant falls into the "special occasion"category for most of us-my opinion based on prices of entrees which... More 

1 Thank David B
Graham, Washington
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

If you can eat in only one Italian restaurant in the Valley, make it this one. Besides incredible atmosphere, and outstanding wait-staff, the food here is amazing. There were four of us and we all ordered differently, two on the waiter's recommendations. All of us were blown-away by the food, it was great. I had a Chanti recommended by the... More 

1 Thank drpepperi
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Everett, Washington
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking into the restaurant one could tell by the aromatic smells that it would be delicious. So glad we had a reservation as we were immediately seated in this taste of Italy atmosphere surrounded by photos of famous people on the walls. We antipasto which was delicious, a house salad and then Fettuccini al pescatore...amazing. Loved the garlic bread, too.... More 

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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old school authentic Italian. Veal chop melted in your mouth. Bruschetta was outstanding. Only disappointment was the pasta with garlic and tomatoes: very pedestrian flavor and the garlic was burnt. Very attentive service. Will definitely return.

Thank Seth F
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place definitely has a unique authentic Italian vibe. The service was great. Definitely recommend the ny cheesecake for dessert. It is covered in a warm caramel sauce which was sooo tasty.

Thank pv1234
Prairie Village, Kansas
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here with my grandparents who winter in the dessert. Good Italian food with great services. I had the ravioli Florentine which was very good.

Thank KCtiger85
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been to this restaurant a couple of years ago and since we were back in the area thought we would try it again. Waiter was uninterested in serving us. He had no personality. Just took the order. Maybe we were a bother to him? Food was just OK. My sister ordered the Minestrone soup but it seemed more... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived early for our reservation and grabbed a drink at the bar. Table was ready in a few minutes and we were seated in the greenhouse area on the front of the restaurant. Excellent - not overpriced - wine selection (California and Italy). Reasonably priced, wonderful food, great service.

Thank gt8059a
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Castelli's with several couples. While everyone enjoyed their meals we all decided that the Fettuccine Alfredo and the Tortellini with the Alfredo sauce were hands down the best! Rich, decadent and totally awesome! Outstanding service.

Thank camTN
Kennesaw, Georgia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my 70th birthday dinner, outstanding service the moment we walked in the door. The servers were extremely friendly and quick with bread and water (our water glass was never half full). Food was outstanding, best Italian restaurant in Palm Desert.

Thank Franco R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73098 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3902
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-773-3365

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