Before my father opened his own restaurant, he worked for a long time at The Arches in Newport Beach. I remember visiting him there at work when I was a child. The masculine décor with wood panels, well dressed waiters and New York feel, still are vibrant in my mind. And when I visit Castelli’s in Palm Desert, the fond memories really come back, for the Palm Desert staple in its’ 24th season, possesses that old school feel of what dinning out once was, and at Castelli’s still is. Upon entering Castelli’s, you’ll find the bar sits center stage, holding court with its famed ample martinis and attentive bartenders. But the star at this Palm Springs Local favorite is undeniably their food. Specialties such as their Ravioli Aragosta (Lobster Ravioli) with a vodka gorgonzola cream sauce or their Castelli’s Pork Chops with a sherry wine glaze and fresh baked apples only scratch the surface of the exceptional food at Castelli’s. Fabulous food, great martinis and a classic dining environment, will have you coming back for more, time and time again.
Indoor seating, CC accepted, Full Bar, $$$
Opened Nightly from 5pm
79-098 Hwy 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260