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Castelli Restaurant

Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“antipasti” (43 reviews)
“pasta” (70 reviews)
“truffles” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a fascinating place in old town of Addis Ababa. A truly excellent italian restaurant which is run by the daughter of the founders. Considered one of the best restaurants in Addis and I agree. Strongly recommended!

Thank Torgny K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

By far, best Italian food in Ethiopia and better than most Italian restaurants in Italy. I have been going there for over 20 years and standard is very consistent. Food is delicious. Never disappointed! Need to book early or chances are you will not be...More

Thank Yewub
Reviewed 1 week ago

Castelli has been around for ages and like aging wine is gets better with age! very good service, food taste was excellent and the price is well within the 140-400 range depending on what you order. As commenters have mentioned, book in advance. Their door...More

Thank Etsub Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb italian cuisine...very authentic and good quality food...however a prior bking for dinners is a must..lunch time can be a walk in...vegetarian variety is good too..however the owner (old man)is mad...so just eat,pay and leave... They will not accept their mistake and never replace the...More

Thank Anisha B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Starting with the Parma ham, followed with honest Italian food, whichever you fancy, it gives you the food the way it should be: straight, simple but delicious as it has been for more than 30 years.

Thank George D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place gets packed! be sure to call ahead for a reservation. food was yummy and the celebrity photos in the reception area are fun to scroll through

Thank LaFoz
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Oh What a flashback of Addis in 80th! Are we talking a real Italian food or not? I will leave the answer for you, Sitting in the middle of a bustty busy Piazza market the real Italian food along with the upscale service is out...More

Thank villanova77
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I had a bad experience in this restaurant. I’d been there a five years ago (it was nice) and I have to say, I’m very disappointed. I hope what happened to me doesn’t happen often. I couldn’t have pasta (in an Italian restaurant?) because it...More

Thank Anna117649
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Don't miss this when in Addis. Fantastic food terrific wines impeccable service you won't find anything better. It is like stepping back in time. You'd think you'd be in Alba somewhere in the 50's.

Thank Peter_Ahouse
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This the oldest Italian restaurant in Africa. It had everything that Italian from Italy restaurant has. The atmosphere is like it has from the 40 when it was open. I love the blackens the octopus pasta

Thank yonatanbiz
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Questions & Answers
Nihal F
25 October 2015|
Response from NickVgoba | Reviewed this property |
Nihal F, that is a good question. I have got no idea. I will be in Addis this week and hopefully (i) remember to ask friends who took us there and (ii) then remember to post a comment.
3 October 2015|
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Response from Lina J | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you don't waste your money there, cash or card. And I believe only cash.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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