Castellis

★★★☆☆
  • 73098 Highway 111

    Palm Desert, CA 92260

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  • 760-773-3365

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My initial impression was positive. I had a brief conversation with a gentleman I took to be the owner or manager, who promptly arranged for a table. Like the other reviewer, it went downhill from there. Ordered a bottle of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. After taking our order, the bottle appeared. Because I was involved with conversation I just had him open it. Big mistake...it was a bottle of Brunello de Montacino, a bottle costing $50 more than the one I had ordered. I ordered linguine con vongole (linguine with clams). Came out with mussels. Mussels are not clams. They are shellfish, but, if that's the way it will be served it should be indicated on the menu. My companion ordered the seafood risotto which looked like regular long grain rice with tomato sauce and seafood. He stated it wasn't all that good.
When I received the bill, obviously surprised at the amount for the wine. Called over the waiter, who stated it was my fault, even though he brought out the wrong bottle. Asked for the manager, who stated the same, but backed down a bit and knocked $25 off the bill, so they were still making $25 profit on the wine. Upshot is, be very careful when ordering wine here. But even better yet, go someplace else! I also ate at Aldente in downtown PS and thought it was many times better. I don't care WHO has eaten Castelli's. I go to a restaurant for good food and service - and got far from it..

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★☆☆☆☆

My initial impression was positive. I had a brief conversation with a gentleman I took to be the owner or manager, who promptly arranged for a table. Like the other reviewer, it went downhill from there. Ordered a bottle of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. After taking our order, the bottle appeared. Because I was involved with conversation I just had him open it. Big mistake...it was a bottle of Brunello de Montacino, a bottle costing $50 more than the one I had ordered. I ordered linguine con vongole (linguine with clams). Came out with mussels. Mussels are not clams. They are shellfish, but, if that's the way it will be served it should be indicated on the menu. My companion ordered the seafood risotto which looked like regular long grain rice with tomato sauce and seafood. He stated it wasn't all that good.
When I received the bill, obviously surprised at the amount for the wine. Called over the waiter, who stated it was my fault, even though he brought out the wrong bottle. Asked for the manager, who stated the same, but backed down a bit and knocked $25 off the bill, so they were still making $25 profit on the wine. Upshot is, be very careful when ordering wine here. But even better yet, go someplace else! I also ate at Aldente in downtown PS and thought it was many times better. I don't care WHO has eaten Castelli's. I go to a restaurant for good food and service - and got far from it..

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Castelli's if by far the best Italian restaurant in the Desert. In fact, it just might be my favorite restaurant in the entire Palm Springs area. I am flying down from Seattle for Thanksgiving and looking forward to a great dinner when I get there. Castelli's might even be better then any Italian restaurant in Seattle!

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★★★★★

Castelli's if by far the best Italian restaurant in the Desert. In fact, it just might be my favorite restaurant in the entire Palm Springs area. I am flying down from Seattle for Thanksgiving and looking forward to a great dinner when I get there. Castelli's might even be better then any Italian restaurant in Seattle!

Pros: Food and Service

Cons: You might need a reservation

 

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