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Casalinga Ristorante Italiano

Rocky Ridge Road, off Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, South Africa
011 957-3311/2612
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Ranked #50 of 733 restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We finally went to Casalinga during the school break in July. We had not connected with our teen kids for most of the winter school break and before heading to Drakensberg we decided to spend an afternoon in Caslinga. We loved the venue - Great food, scenic & a good ambiance so special. A good place to save those shillings... More

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

always a nice place to eat, never had a bad meal, been there a few times, great bar, decent menu, average service, smoking is a problem for me, but that's me. very vibey atmosphere and normally busy, booking is essential, pricing is above average but worth it, secure parking, if you can find the place.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is the third time I've visited this beautiful restaurant. The food is incredible and the atmosphere even better. Such a special place for a romantic dinner or for a family dinner. It is a bit of a drive to get there but it is definitely worth it. The service and food is excellent!!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

No more "Nonna flavors". One industrial sauce and sides for all dishes. Service very long. It used to be ou favourite "family restaurant" few years ago. Very disappointing. Cannot be called Italian any more.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went for lunch on Father's day, they had a 3-course set menu for a fixed price. I was surprised to see that they had prepared a few specials over and above the menu, it was just nice to have more options. The service was excellent regardless of the fact that it was a busy day, we had a waiter take... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A break away supper with my wife on Friday at one our favorite eateries!! Great food, excellent service and cosy atmosphere!! We had the platter - a good recommendation!! A wonderful evening - relaxing and good food. The friendliness of the staff always amaze us. Also the staff are the same, so it feels like visiting friends. Well done to... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A delicious experience of tantalizing food, a warm and hospitable atmosphere with efficient service, friendly assistance and nothing being too much to ask for. In addition the venue is a beautiful setting which offers a stunning wedding venue with a chapel on the premises. The coffee shop is too heavenly with the most delicious and aromatic flavors on offer. A... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Every place I go deserves a second chance. So am just back from my second time there. What a downer. The food they dare say is Italian is ready made for the masses. Maybe as I am from Europe and was in Florence just a week ago but any Italian can tell you the food there is a joke. Cold,... More

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Gauteng
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing mothers day lunch here. Every aspect was faultless. Great to see how consistent this place is.

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I was concerned about this gem of a place a while back as the service dropped. Happy to say all is back on track! The food quality is excellent, the service is attentive and it is still one of the most tranquil spots in JHB. Very good Caprese salad and lemon merengue. Awesome! Worth a visit....

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