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Call 087 941 1223 or email to make your reservation.

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Lunch: Wed - Sat: 12H00 - 15H00 | Dinner: Wed - Sat: 18H00 - 22H00 | Sun and Public holidays: 11:30 - 15:30

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Casalinga’s deliciously authentic food has helped establish us as one of Gauteng's leading restaurants. Down the years, we’ve received many awards and accolades, including ‘Best Sunday Lunch’ and ‘Most Romantic Restaurant’. Owner and founder Jenny De Luca explains the philosophy behind this success in her own words: "Casalinga is simple; we try and make it as intimate as possible and an extension of our home".

We strive to create the finest contemporary Italian cuisine using only fresh, natural ingredients, free of preservatives and artificial substances. Our vegetables and herbs are organically grown on our beautiful farm to ensure the highest quality.

The Casalinga dining experience is about sharing life’s important moments – large and small – with the people we love, over meals that won’t cost the earth.


Just as the piazza is the heart and soul of any Italian town, the Casalinga Piazza is our focal point here. An extension of the main dining room, this large double-volume area is supported by rustic brick pillars. The space flows onto the lawns in summer or can be completely closed off during winter or on rainy days.

Seating up to 100 guests, the Piazza is the perfect area for a private function or a memorable wedding reception. We can provide a dance floor, draping and fairy lights in the Piazza to add some Saturday Night Fever and get people on their feet.

Our exclusive in-house DJ will keep the music coming, from your first dance as a married couple to ‘your song’ right through to the last slow number as the party winds down.


The large sliding doors and glorious flower arrangements allow the scents of summer to permeate the Main Dining Room – while log fires can keep the winter cold at bay. This is truly a room for all seasons.

Open from Wednesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, and on Sundays for lunch, the Main Dining Room at Casalinga can seat up to one hundred and twenty guests – relax and enjoy the elegant country atmosphere and the best dining experience in Johannesburg.

This is the perfect escape from city life – a trip into the Italian countryside for a delicious family meal!


The same themes continue from the main dining room, with large double doors inviting you into a serene lavender garden in summer, and a welcoming real fireplace in winter.

A more intimate space, the Small Dining Room at Casalinga can seat up to fifty guests.

It’s ideal for family get-togethers or smaller weddings while the garden views give a sense of space and freedom.


The Terrace is lit by large sliding windows which can be opened to let in the sweet summer air - or closed against the cold winter winds, all while maintaining sweeping views of the farm.

The Terrace can be booked as a function area for sixty people, and otherwise provides a relaxed place to sit with a coffee or cocktail and watch the Casalinga passageira go by.

This is one of our favourite parts of Casalinga, as it truly captures the al fresco ambience we enjoy.


The link between great food and fine wine is very strong in Italy, and a meal in Casavino recalls that wonderful friendship as you enter your private dining room through the wine cellar.

The long wooden table for up to twenty-four guests retains the ambience of an Italian farmhouse kitchen at harvest-time, while the floral arrangements and candles add a sophisticated touch.

Being in the presence of so many great bottles of wine is sure to inspire wonderful conversations and happy memories of shared moments.


Enjoy a welcoming meal while you wait for your dining companions, or take a seat on one of our supremely comfortable fireside couches.

Watch the world go by, or use your powers of persuasion to hammer out a business deal without being disturbed.

The Casalinga Lounge is the ideal place to begin or end your Casalinga experience – if you can tear yourself away, that is!

Meet, greet and eat...

After the air kisses, hugs and handshakes, join your family around the table and catch up on all the gossip. Try not to be distracted by the delicious aromas wafting from the kitchen, the hustle and bustle of the waitrons, and the beautiful restaurant décor… The enjoyment of a wonderful meal begins long before it’s placed in front of you: the anticipation before the antipasti.

An empty plate speaks for itself

Private Dining & Events

Whatever the occasion, dining at Casalinga makes it into an event. Whether you want to say sorry, hello, or well done, do it in style by inviting them to Casalinga. There’s very little in life that can’t be fixed (or made even better) by good food, fine wine, and sunshine.

The early bird gets the vermicelli!