Making the most of summer at Casalinga.

What is happening at Casalinga this month?

Summer is definitely our favourite season here at Casalinga. We love the bountiful fresh produce from our gardens, and all the flavour combinations we can create in our kitchen. There’s a wonderful buzz in the air – along with the scent of flowers, and those delightful garden breezes.

All of this of course makes us want to spend all day outdoors – especially enjoying al fresco family meals in true Italian style!

Now that the majority of us have ushered in the New Year with much optimism, fervour and excitement, time has come to re-invigorate our romantic sides with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. Read more about our romantic Valentine's dinner in the section below.

Not that anyone is judging, but adhering to New Year’s Resolutions is an annual past-time that we are inherently bad at. Should the abrupt sensation of guilt overcome you, don’t forget that we host the weekly MyRun each Sunday morning. The picture-perfect start to the generic “cheat day”.


The Definitive “Date Night” at Casalinga

The time has come to re-invigorate our romantic sides with Valentine’s Day just around the corner.

With a delightful set-menu in place, a partnership with Veuve Clicquot Rose, live music and extremely limited seating available, this certainly will be a night to remember in our month of ‘Favoloso Febbraio’. – note “Fabulous February”

Please see the our menu page for fulle Valentine's Menu
(R850 per adult)

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If you love animals – and who doesn’t? – then you’ll want to be at Casalinga Ristorante Italiano on March 30th, 2019 for our third annual Love Paws music festival.

Help us raise much-needed money and awareness for our favourite animal welfare charities, including Woodrock Animal Rescue, PawsRus, 4paws and introducing 1 Revolution. Over one million cats and dogs are tragically put down each year, so it’s time we all put our foot down and say enough’s enough.

Casalinga's Love Paws Festival - March 30th, 2019

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The Fitch & Leedes Gin & Tonic Festival is back for yet another unforgettable day out and this time we're bringing it to Joburg!

We are really excited to once again be partnered with the internationally award winning Fitch & Leedes range of bespoke mixers. Fitch & Leedes is the ultimate in mixers. Delicately carbonated, finely balanced and infused with the world’s finest flavors.

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* You can sign up for myrun and purchase your Timing Band here.


Participating in our weekly myrun event is a great way to meet people, get your body moving, and start working on your overall fitness. Don’t be put off by the name – walkers and joggers are every bit as welcome as runners. We want this to be an event for everyone, regardless of how fit or unfit they are – so please join us!

We have quite a group of regulars now, but newcomers are always welcome. In case you’re wondering what this is all about, we can tell you that it’s a brilliantly simple idea. A 2.5km or 5km walk, or run around Casalinga, at your own pace.

There are loads of great reasons to join in: because it’s a timed event, you can see how you improve each week as you get fitter. You can also earn Vitality points – up to 300 per myrun event if you do the 5km distance. It’s also a great way to get your kids away from their tablets or the TV, and enjoying some fresh air and sunshine. And think how good you’ll feel when by 9am or so, you’ll have done your exercise for the day!

Registering for myrun is easy – simply click on the link, set up your profile and purchase your myrun timing band. That’s the stylish bracelet that records your result, and links through to Discovery Vitality.


We’re delighted to announce that – just like a beautiful flower – Cool Blooms has now opened on our Muldersdrift property. Whether your table is surrounded by colleagues, children or old friends, Cool Blooms can create the ideal centrepiece. They’re so eye-catching, in fact, that you may not even notice who’s sitting opposite you!

Choose from floral displays or unusual plants in pots or vases, and really make a statement. Cool Blooms can decorate your Casalinga event for just R380 per table. Email Kate to place your order or discuss your floral needs.

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Loving our neighbours

They say that you can’t choose your family or your neighbours – in our case, we wouldn’t change either (and yes, some people are both!). We share our address with three of our favourite food and drink destinations, and that’s why there are no fences between us (or secrets, for that matter)!

Leafy Greens

Leafy Greens Cafe is the place to go for plant-based, organic cuisine that’s light on the Earth yet filled with nutrients and goodness. Try the wonderful vegan and vegetarian dishes on their famous breakfast and lunch buffets and you’ll leave with a spring in your step, and increased energy for the rest of your day. Learn more here.

The Chocolate Tier

Every occasion becomes special when you add chocolate. If you can resist anything but temptation, then approach The Chocolate Tier - the home of the chocolate fountain - with caution. Appreciate chocolate in all its forms, from delectable slabs to irresistible chocolate-dipped cherries, truffles and hot chocolate. Perfect for telling someone you love them – especially if that someone is you! See More.

The Green Bean Roastery

For honestly good coffee, look no further than The Green Bean Roastery and breathe in the delicious aroma of freshly-ground 100% Arabica beans as they create our Casalinga house blend. The Roastery specialises in African coffees from Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda, among others, so you can tour the continent whilst relaxing in a beautiful garden.Learn More