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Castelli Restaurant

Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“antipasti” (41 reviews)
“pasta” (77 reviews)
“cassata” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Infront of Mahmoud music shop | Piassa, Mahatma-Gandhi St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Been here many,many times.... it is true the standards or food and service are no where near as good as in the past The owners greeting as awful as ever... but this will never change The food for Addis is good .... for some reason...More

Thank Glen F
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Had dinner with 4 friends at Castelli's last night. I have been putting off eathing here because of so-so reviews, but was feeling nostalgic about how great the food was in the mid-90s. Unfortunately, the so-so reviews do not really tell how terrible this restaurant...More

1  Thank C S
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Old world feel. Many famous patrons with pictures at front. Wonderful little rooms off main hallway. Ask for mixed anti pasta plate to start. The pasta is home made and perfectly prepared. Service is lovely. All round top destination

Thank James W
Reviewed 22 April 2018

This notable Italian restaurant is set in one of a few remaining historic buildings in the center and memory of the Italian past in Ethiopia. It’s in the old city (Piazza) of Addis, south of Minilik Square and easy to find. The rich buffet in...More

1  Thank Martin Z
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Solid Italian food in a traditional local atmosphere. different small rooms in a house style building. Supposedly was once best Italian in Africa and in Addis. Hard to know but is still a solid performer, lots of traditional Italian classics done well and great place...More

Thank wavedavey
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I went to castelli with my girlfriend, she booked a table inadvance, which you must not forget other wise they won't give you a table but when we showed up the owner decided to give us a table infront of the kitchen which had a...More

Thank Ahmed Y
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Amazing food and not nearly as expensive as I thought it was going to be. I had the truffle pasta and it was amazing, I highly recommend it!

Thank SpecialKay84
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

In general: disappointing and too expensive for the quality you get. Pasta was great, but had too much sauce. Steak with bacon and olives was horrible - it drowned in fat. When I mentioned it to the waiter, no response. Antipasti, bread and salad were...More

Thank Elisa Z
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Their dishes are pretty amazing for what Ethiopia has to offer in general. Their prices are pretty steep for what it is.

Thank Teekay M
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Absolutely a classic. Been here many times for almost a decade. Each time I come to Addis, I will make at least a trip here. Oh, their pasta dishes. Tagliatelle cream sauce w ham, Ravioli with Ragu, etc... There are many Italian restaurants in Addis...More

Thank John T
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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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