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73098 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3902
+1 760-773-3365
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17:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 13:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New Jersey
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had dinner here on a busy Saturday night. Our table was outside and somewhat cramped and noisy. Definitely ask for a table inside the restaurant because we dined here before and enjoyed the evening more then. Food is southern Italian at its best. Veal parm, cioppino special, pasta and salad all great. Service was good too. Next time we wait... More 

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Graham, Washington
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Italian done well. Very good service. LARGE portions. Signature pork chops with carmelized apples was excellent. Halibut was prepared wonderfully. Veal piccata done right. Roasted artichoke marinara for appetizer was great. Escargot Italiano was excellent with great garlic sauce. Sides of pasta marinara were good. Garlic bread with dinner was hot and tasty. Tiramisu and cheesecake for dessert were winners.... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three couples enjoyed an evening of dinner and piano music. The dinner was excellent and the service best in the area. We have eaten in several prestigious restaurants and the food and service is the best.

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, I know Frank Sinatra ate here. Yes, I know it's a local legend. But, to be honest, the food was fine, but not great. Pasta overcooked, although the linguine with clams was good. The veal chop was nice, and the pork chops were ok, but the cooked apples with them were way too sweet for me. The staff were... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best restaurant in the area that we have visited, and we come to the area yearly. Service is unbelievable and food is outstanding.

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Palm Desert, California
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128 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently, my wife and another couple had dinner at Castelli's Restaurant. We elected to sit on the patio which was cozy and comfortable. Service was excellent (Jaime) and the food very good. They have an excellent menu which is slanted on the Italian side, but a good selection of other entrees as well.

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Westford, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was very crowded and people were streaming in. Our table was not ready at reservation time, but once we were seated we had great food and service.

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Thank StanMakovsky
Vancouver, Canada
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116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite casual setting and dinner. Food was good, as you would expect in such an establishment. We had to wait past our reservation time, but it was Valentine's Day, so totally booked. They had a set menu that night. Server readily allowed me to order one of their standard items not otherwise on that night.

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Kimberley, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 13:00
Monday
17:00 - 13:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 13:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 13:00
Thursday
17:00 - 13:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?