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“An Amazing Dining Experience”

Chapellis Italian Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 123 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 22 February 2014

What an amaazing experience! We had made reservations at Chapelli’s for our anniversary celebration. We arrived at the appointed time and were seated immediately at a nice corner table by the window. As some others have said here, you might not expect a place like this in this location but the restaurant is amazingly cozy and intimate. Very soon after being seated, someone was pouring water. Another person was clearing the extra place settings from the table. I could tell already that this was going to be special. Soon another staff member brought bread and an antipasti dish.

When our server, Brianna, came to our table, we ordered a bottle of chianti for our celebration. It didn’t take long for the wine to arrive. Once the wine was open, Brianna went over the menu and we ordered our food. No rush here. She allowed us time to enjoy some wine and relax for a bit. She came back to check on us several times and took time to chat with us awhile.

Entrees here come with soup or salad, and a bread pudding dessert at the end of the meal. I had the minestrone soup and my wife had the house salad with creamy Italian dressing which she described as excellent. I don’t normally have minestrone soup but this was so good. For the entree we had the Tuscany Shrimp and Linguini. The sauce was heavenly and so were the shrimp.

The wine is gone and it’s time for the dessert. Surprise! Since we had mentioned that it was our anniversary, she brought a slice of cheesecake and bread pudding that we could share. Since the cheesecake was on the house, she even offered to bring another bread pudding if we wanted it but we declined.

We live about 2 hours away and go to La Quinta a couple of times a year but had not discovered Chapelli’s before. Our experience was so amazing that it woule almost be worth a special trip just for dinner! I am looking forward to our next dining experience here.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the staff, food, and atmosphere. We felt like we were dining with the local people, who had already found this gem. Thankful Cory had returned my call for reservations. Memorable Valentine Dinner.

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Reviewed 4 February 2014

We were treated to this dining experience by a former employee. I had no idea what to expect, and not knowing the name of the restaurant, not sure of the type of cuisine.
Our reservation was for 8:30 and arrived right on time. Our arrival was anticipated as we were immediately taken to our table in a great location. We were quickly presented with a complimentary bottle of Copla Cabernet , followed by an antipasto, tomato basil relish, and fried calamari, all were delicious! We finally ordered our entrees, though my companions were sure they were to full to eat ( not a fear of mine!).We all ordered the lasagne. Our next course was a outstanding cream of potato, lentil soup. The lasagne was on par with the preceding courses. We ended with bread pudding, two of which I ate. Another gem hidden in a strip mall! Simply a great dining experience!

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Thank CATTSAR
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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Very intimate restaurant. Great for couples as it was very quiet and dark. Service was amazing. Ambience was great. The food was good and would give it 3 out of 5 stars. Everything else gets 4 stars.

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

This has been the best meal we've had, so far, during our holiday here in California. Server was pleasant, efficient and courteous. Our meals comprised of salmon, a fish similar to halibut, Swiss veal and an Italian chicken dish. All our meals were excellent. The restaurant was very busy but the service was great. Restaurant decor was Italian as is should be. Very clean environment including washrooms. The food was a bit pricey but worth it.

Thank Mike L
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