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“Lovely outdoor restaurant for the family” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Casalinga Ristorante Italiano

Casalinga Ristorante Italiano
Rocky Ridge Road, off Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, South Africa
011 957-3311/2612
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Ranked #42 of 797 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Johannesburg, South Africa
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132 reviews 132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Lovely outdoor restaurant for the family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It's a lovely restaurant where the whole family can spend a long lunch in the gardens. Plenty of space to run around for the children - even riding their bikes. The food and service are also great and they do cater very well for special events like birthdays and weddings.

Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“INTIMATE AND GREAT ITALIAN CUISINE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Great wine cellar to get lost in, great food and big portions, all in a typical Tuscan environment that is warm and inviting.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“It has it's good moments, but also bad one's”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I've been to this restaurant a few times and felt it's time I add my review of this joint:

The venue is stunning and has a very Italian feel to it indeed. The waiters are amazing and jump at your every command, yet give you the space when their service is not required. They have an amazing wine cellar with a vast variety of different wines to suit even the biggest wine connoisseur. The big issue for me is the meals that they offer. The food is bland and lack imagination (some of the meal selections are terrible: one of which is steak marinated in olive oil, which was absolutely atrocious). This however does not apply to all meals, so don't let my review detour you from visiting this restaurant.They have a section set out with all kinds of chocolates and coffee selections, which is quite a nice touch.

From a price point of view: this venue is quite pricey concerning its meals on offer, but make sure you visit this place, as it is in a beautiful setting and has a lovely vibe.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Location location location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

A bit out of town and not so easy to find if you are an out of towner but when you get there the views of Johannesburg are out of this world. The atmosphere and decor is very good.The food is very good and the service is good if there is no function there. I have had Sunday lunch, business ,lunchs and family dinners as well as attending a wedding.

Visited January 2012
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“One of the better Italian spots in Johannesburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Really solid Italian experience and food. Waiters are very jacked and attend to you in a professional yet "Italian" manner. I would highly recommend for out of towners looking for a good evening out.

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