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“Lovely outdoor restaurant for the family”

Casalinga Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #25 of 1,183 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Johannesburg, South Africa
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268 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Lovely outdoor restaurant for the family”
Reviewed January 22, 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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“INTIMATE AND GREAT ITALIAN CUISINE”
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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“It has it's good moments, but also bad one's”
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
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Location location location”
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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of the better Italian spots in Johannesburg”
Reviewed December 11, 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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