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“Italian pizza, Australian owner, in Vietnam”
Review of Casa Italia - CLOSED

Casa Italia
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: European, Italian, Australian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Casa is located on the popular Le Loi tourist strip in the same block as the famous Ben Thanh market. Serving coffees from 9am and pizzas and dining from 10am until late, Casa caters to those seeking 'comfort' western and Italian cuisine prepared by our internationally trained chefs and served by English speaking staff. In our smoke free environment you can enjoy the casual, friendly atmosphere of our full service bar, pizzeria and cafe style or venture upstairs for that more romantic touch, relax in our lounge area or request our private room. Enjoy our selection of quality house wines and mingle with the other guests. Casa is intimate with comfortable seating for up to 50 people. Australian owned and managed, you can be assured of homely hospitality, good music and ambience. Casa caters to special diets with gluten free, and vegetarian options, including special meal sizes and choices for children: just ask our staff. Bookings are recommended for evenings and special occasions.
Wollongong, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
351 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Italian pizza, Australian owner, in Vietnam”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

My husband and our friend ate here whilst we went shopping. He said pizza was very good, with good service and was reasonably priced. They enjoyed having a break from the Asian cuisine we'd been eating for 2 weeks. Recommended.

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect Italian food”
Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Food was beautiful, wood fired pizzas bases were perfectly cooked.
Pasta cooked perfect.
Great service.
Clean bathrooms.
Best meal!

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“Value for money, excellent food!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

After growing up in a town that is 80% Italian migrant populated in Australia I have come to expect a high standard of Italian food. After my second trip to this marvellous country I had set my standard of western/euro food pretty high. This restaurant is better than some of the ones back home. Yeah you can say its over-priced but they don't claim to be a 'backpacker cheap eats' or just another corner cafe but rather a decent value for money restaurant. Steve and the gang run a tight ship and are more than happy to accommodate everyone from all walks of life. Definitely a 'must eat' while in HCMC! FANTASTIC!

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stephen H, Owner at Casa Italia, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Thank you for your review. It was pleasure hosting you over your 3 days in Saigon. I welcomed your assessments of our menu and its table presentation as well as your views about our wines. We try to match the authentic contemporary style with a range of associated wines, acknowledging the fact that our prime objective is quality and a fair matching price. Good luck and thank you, kind regards, Stephen
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Melbournian's Haven”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Coffee lovers THERE IS HOPE!
It's called CASA ITALIA and the coffee is bought in Melbourne and made PROPERLY.
The food is yummy - chef was a nice aussie. LOVED the bolognese, seafood linguine and scallopine.
The wine was very good, it's pricey everywhere but here it's worth it for the quality, a nice drop!
Let the owner match a glass (or glasses) to your meal and you'll be a happy camper.
The staff were nice, service fine.
We ended up going there everyday for our morning coffee cause it's right next to Bin Than Market.
And the owner was a classic chap who always had time for a friendly chat. I felt right at home in no time and ended up reccommending this place to loads of random tourists.
Enjoy

  • Visited January 2013
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stephen H, Owner at Casa Italia, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Your review, coming from an iconic Melbourne -mediterranean restaurant institution since the early 1970's, is truly gratifying....Thank-you for your kind words and we will try to match your 5 star standards, regards Stephen
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Ireland
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A jewel in Saigon”
Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Came across this restaurant one evening and decided to try it out and am I so delighted we did,everything about this restaurant is first class!
From the moment we walked in the proprieter Stephen made us feel so welcome,and when we tasted the food,I can honestly say it was some of the finest food
we have ever eaten!
The head chef Bo is a culinary genius,the flavors and presentation were amazing,we were also shown the kitchen which is of a standard of any high class western kitchen.
All in all this was one dining experience we will never forget.

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stephen H, Owner at Casa Italia, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for your kind words and particularly your encouragement to both Beau (Bo) and myself. Coming from the hospitality industry as you do it is pleasing to be acknowledged by peers. we wish you all the best in your work in Ireland and safe travels. kind regards, Stephen
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