The two best kinds of heat come from within – when you eat a great meal – and without, when you share it.
We may be past the shortest day of the year, but the temperatures are still low enough for us all to need some extra warmth – which is where the Casalinga Ristorante Italiano menu comes into its own.
Our dishes combine a little Mediterranean sunshine, the warmth that comes when food is cooked with love, and real, rustic ingredients that will melt even the iciest heart. You can wrap up in layers to keep warm on the outside, but to keep warm on the inside, you need bread, wine, and herbs.
Take the chill out of your day by looking through our menu and firing up your imagination (and your appetite). Then call up your family and closest friends and book a table that will echo with laughter and shine with smiles as you enjoy the best of contemporary Italian cuisine, and the best possible company. A few simple steps, and you’ll soon have winter on the run!
Let our mouthwatering range of starters introduce you to the flavours and styles of Casalinga cuisine. Make the acquaintance of contemporary Italian cooking style and get to know some of our best-loved dishes. If the starter is like meeting someone for the first time, then we’re certain you’ll be intrigued from the first moment, and that you’ll want to get to know them better as your meal progresses.
CARPACCIO TRADIZIONALE - 90.00
Thinly Sliced Raw Beef, Garnished with Parmesan Shavings, Celery, Marinated Mushrooms & Black Pepper. Drizzled with Olive Oil & Fresh Lemon Juice.
FEGATINI DI POLLO - 65.00
Succulent Chicken Livers, Pan-Fried in Butter & Olive Oil with White Wine, Fresh Cream & a Hint of Fresh Red Chilli.
CALAMARI ALLA GRIGLIA - 75.00
Fresh South-Atlantic Falkland’s Calamari Tubes & Tentacles, Flash Grilled in Olive Oil & Butter, with Calamata Olives & White Wine.
SARDINE ALL’ACETO BALSAMICO - 70.00
Deboned Mediterranean Sardines, Marinated in Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar. Butterflied, Flash-Grilled & Finished Off with a Balsamic Reduction.
We’re past masters at pasta! Perhaps the most quintessential of all Italian dishes, pasta (like people) comes in all shapes and sizes, and (like people) we love them all! Each of these dishes combines our signature homemade pasta with delicious ingredients for a marriage made in heaven. It’s time to get saucy!
GNOCCHI TRICOLORE AI QUATTRO FORMAGGI (V) - 115.00
Casalinga's famous potato dumplings served with a choice of either creamy four cheese, Napolitano, or basil pesto sauce.
TAGLIATELLE ALLA PESCATORA - 160.00
Homemade Tagliatelle pasta, with prawns, calamari, mussels and line fish, tossed in a fresh tomato, onion, garlic and white wine sauce.
RAVIOLI ALL' IMPASTICCIATA - 150.00
Beef-Filled Homemade Pasta Parcels. Served with a Creamy Tomato Sauce with a Hint of Chilli Sauce.
Just as the kitchen table is at the heart of every Italian home, so the main course represents the centerpiece of the meal. More substantial dishes, drawing on classic countryside flavours to provide a sophisticated, satisfying meal – from first sight to last forkful. Meals to remember, shared with the people who mean the most to you. Make a Casalinga main course the main event of your day.
FILETTO DI PESCE - 180.00
Seared Fillet of Ocean-Fresh Line-Fish, Served with a Choice of Lemon Butter, Cajun, Prawn or Artichoke Dressing.(Prawn Dressing R30 Surcharge)
FILETTO A VOSTRO PIACERE - 200.00
Prime Beef Fillet, Grilled to Your Individual Preference. Served with a Choice of Black Pepper, Mushroom or Herb-&-Wine Sauce.(Sauce R25 Surcharge)
STINCO DI AGNELLO ARROSTO - 200.00
Slow-Roasted Lamb Shank, Coated in a Vegetable, Herb & Wine Reduction. Finished Off with a Drizzle of Nona’s Homemade Mint Sauce.
POLLO ALLA CASALINGA - 140.00
Pan-Fried Free-Range Chicken Breast, with Artichokes, Capers, Mushrooms, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Leeks, White Wine & a Hint of Garlic.
ARROSTO DI PANCETTA DI MAIALE - 165.00
Slow, Oven-Roasted Pork Belly. Prepared with Sherry, Fresh Herbs, Onions & Sultanas. Served on a Bed of Mash & Creamed Spinach.
LASAGNE DI VERDURE (V) - 130.00
Homemade Pasta with Layers of Fresh Vegetables, Almond Flakes, Béchamel & Napoli Sauce. Slow-Baked & Topped with Parmesan Cheese.
TUSCAN WINTER PLATTER FOR TWO - 380.00
Linefish, Lamb Loin & Chicken Parmagiano. Served with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables & 2 Glasses of House Wine.
Please Note: Dishes and prices are subject to change without notice due to the availability of our fresh ingredients.
Casalinga’s kitchen is where classic meets contemporary, and then we add a dash of our special magic.Book a Table