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Chapellis Italian Restaurant

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50949 Washington St, La Quinta, CA 92253-2890
+1 760-564-9835
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17:00 - 20:30
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Peoria
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This was a recommendation by our concierge. Good atmosphere, but average for me. I had the spaghetti and meatballs, wish the sauce was a little thicker. My wife enjoyed her Veal Parmesan. A lot more restaurants to try out.

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Thank FredLee64
Seattle, Washington
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277 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Had another wonderful meal at Chapelli's the day before Thanksgiving. This is my Mom's favorite restaurant in the valley and she always has the same thing: Sanddabs Meuniere ($30) and a Ketel One Martini ($13.50). My husband had the cod and said it was delicious ($30). I ordered the Petite Filet Mignon ($34) with gorgonzola, and it was so tender,... More 

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Thank Krisinseattle
Indio, California
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Came here because of a recommendation from a friend he was nowhere near as good as it was add the crab legs absolutely excellent little pricey but pay for what you get

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Thank Mike R
La Quinta, California
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209 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It has been in the same spot for 10 years and consistently has good comfort Italian expertly served in a nice setting. It is an unusual concept today. You get soup or salad and desert along with the entire' at no extra charge. Pleasant well priced wine list and the menu prices are reasonable also. It doesn't blow your socks... More 

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Thank Steven W
Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were pleasantly surprised entering Chapellis restaurant. Like other reviews mention the decor is very nice and the service and food are excellent. Family owned establishment. We will return.

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Thank L B
Newport Beach
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We went to Chapellis last year and after a great experience decided to try it again. Okay, we don't do this, but it was so good we went back the next night. Great food, service and a menu that we want to have something different each and every time we go back. The staff is friendly. They make you feel... More 

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Thank John B
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We discovered this place last bight. Very impressed with the service and quality of foodStrongly recommended

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Thank Mario R
Barcelona, Spain
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169 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I had dinner at Chapellis with colleagues from Boston during a scientific meeting at La Quinta resort. We had several appetizers that were delicious (sauteed mushrooms, parmesan cheese, mozzarella casserole, fried calamari etc...) and I had a very good Veal picatta. The atmosphere there was very casual and the sound level was low enough to follow the conversations of everyone... More 

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Thank Daniel025
Ca
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Wow, have they raised their prices or what? Summer is here, and the owner is gouging the locals. First off, they give you a nibble tray.....never can count diners and how many olives to put out....never enough! If you are a table of 4, they put 3 out....makes sense to me? Go figure!! No blue cheese taste in the blue... More 

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La Quinta, California
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Food is always excellent and the service excellent as well. Would recommend for good Italian food. It's quiet and the ambiance is very European..

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Thank Leonard S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:30
Monday
17:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 20:30
Thursday
17:00 - 20:30
Friday
17:00 - 20:30
Saturday
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50949 Washington St, La Quinta, CA 92253-2890
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-564-9835

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?