Making the most of summer at Casalinga.

What's 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 holiday vibe 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! As the end of the year approaches at speed, we’ve taken some time to look back over another year here at Casalinga. The friends and memories we’ve made, and the one or two people who’ve passed this year. We’ll be raising a glass to their memories.

By way of saying thank you to all our friends, we’ll be running an irresistible special offer in December, and with one eye on the future (and thinking how we might look on the beach!), we’ll be lining up for our weekly myrun event, too.


No, not our clothes – this is a family restaurant! Rather, we’re taking money off the already great-value prices of our midweek meals. It’s our way of saying thank you for all the support throughout 2018 and in lots of cases, for many years before that.

On four selected dates in December 2018 (Wednesday 12th and 19th, and Thursday 13th and 20th), you can enjoy a full lunch or dinner at Casalinga Ristorante Italiano for just R300 per person.

Because it’s a giving time of year, you’ll be happy to hear the glad tidings that we’re feeling especially generous – for this very special price, you won’t just get three delicious courses from our summer menu, but also a salad, bread and your choice of tea or coffee.

There’s only one thing as satisfying as saving money, and that’s enjoying an excellent meal in great company. We know you’ll arrange the company, so let us take care of everything else.

Best of all, now there’s no reason to wait until the weekend to eat out – whether you have a date night or a family celebration in mind, your first time or a repeat visit, we’ll be delighted to welcome you. As this special offer will only be running on these four dates, we definitely recommend booking in advance to make sure you make the most of your midweek moments.

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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