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AU$16 - AU$55
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Italian, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

Quality of the food was fine but waiting 40 minutes for some pre-dinner drinks and receiving them after the entrees was somewhat disappointing. Only one waiter who didn't seemed to be too perturbed that the front of house service was well below customer expectations.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

We recently went out for dinner with a group of friends . Was so disappointed with our experience. Beware asking for the still water as it had an awful pipe taste and none of us could drink . We ordered a bottle of sparkling water...but as with the beer that our friend ordered we had to ask again and then go to the bar to remind them . When our friends beer arrived it was a stubby which was plonked down in front of him , no glass and no stubby holder . The waiter made us feel that he wanted to close early and approx 9pm on a Friday night he informed us he needed to set our table for tomorrow so could we finish up in about 15 minutes please !! Whilst my meal was ok 1/2 my plate was chips and a separate bowl of salad . My husbands steak was a let down too tasted like a thin cheap cut but was quite expensive . One good positive was that the wine list was good and reasonably priced . We won’t be coming back and we won’t be recommending either so disappointing as the white table cloths and napkins make it look like you are in for a special night .More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

I was at Casaling with a wine group for a degustation lunch. The food was sensational, the waiting staff was professional and friendly. It was my first time there, I will certainly be back.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 February 2023

We were there for a quiet family birthday get together. Unfortunately the group of bogan middle aged women sitting at the window were there for more of a drunken pub binge. They could have done this at the pub 100 metres down the road but...chose this place to annoy the diners with their obnoxious, loud stories and shared iPhone videos instead. As we were leaving I asked why the management didn’t ask this group to tone it down on behalf of the other patrons. It turns out the bogan group are regulars so they get to behave as they wish. So they can have it to themselves as far as we’re concerned. Pity, the food is quite good.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023

went last year on valentines day, service was poor but food was good, have been there through the year & service & seafood platter was great. Went again for valentines unfortunately service was worse than last year, 9 tables in the room & everyone of...them was asking where their meal was. 1 waiter had friends in the room so forget trying to ask him for anything, once desert was eventually served he spent the rest of the time chatting with his mates & getting them drinks, too bad if you wanted another drink or coffee. Felt sorry for other staff who had to take up the slack. looks like its back to Rosebank. fillet was over cooked & broccoli was cold, chicken was average no tomato or spinach? what happened?More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Andrew A, Owner at Casalinga, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2023

The waiter that was the on in small let me us down and want be back. Was not aware of his service until it was to late. He didn't call anything away for next courses and back logged the kitchen all at once. So sorry...More

Reviewed 12 June 2022 via mobile

Fabulous food always. If you like seafood, then you must have the lace crepes. One of the most delicious dishes I have ever had.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 March 2022 via mobile

On a positive note the food was delicious but that's where it ends. For the price you pay you would expect the service to be better. Can go to our local pub for half the price and have better service. I was so looking forward...to the night after not attending here for a few years. Was left standing in the tiny entrance on entry with no eye contact had an extra person join us an hour before booking so announced this on arrival (had already called ahead to add another person before this) and was told just pull a chair over and grab a setting from the table near by. It felt like the heater was on we were all hot. My husband was handed his meal by waitress who was holding the plate with a cloth napkin only to burn his fingers in a super hot plate when he took it from her. Some tea light candles and some background music wouldn't have gone astray. So many other food places to go won't be rushing back 🤨More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 14 February 2022

have been going there for over 30 years, 3rd time since November 2021. wait was average 25 minutes between courses, set menu that we weren't told about, lost our docket so had no idea what course we were up to then came out with the...wrong course. Main meal was cold, really salty & pastry was very thick, pie filling was dry. Desert - forgot the ice cream & cream, Brule had no crack at all, then they blamed COVID for problems, sorry, COVID had nothing to do with bad service, cold food & forgetting. Our waitress was apologetic but the girl behind the bar just argued, no responsibility.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 14 February 2021

Had a valentines take away (stage 4 lockdown) today. Cauliflower starter, lamb two ways and scaloppine mains and desserts were grouse. Great value at $110 we’ll have a delish lunch and dinner. Thx Casalinga!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 16 January 2021

We are very happy with Casalinga. The first contact was speaking to Andy about our options and how to to order for a group of people. Our family of 7 enjoyed the Grazing platter and several entrees to share. Then we all had a main...meal. The food was hot and beautifully presented we just had to plate it. There was plenty of food we were all full by the end of the meal. All we had to do was organise the wine and drinks. We will do it again soon.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 8 December 2020

This was my favourite restaurant, I’ve Ect a couple of great reviews, sadly it seems to have gone down hill badly. My husbands favourite seafood crepe was lukewarm at best, my fish and chips shouldn’t have left the kitchen, the fish and salad were quite...nice, the chips were very burnt, shrivelled and tasted of charcoal. The service was non existent, we had one drink the entire time we were there, first time we’ve left without dessert. Told the waitress how we felt as we were leaving, she just shrugged So disappointing You can tell Liz has left FYI I HAVE A PIC OF THE BURNT CHIPS BUT TRIPADVISOR DOES NOT ALLOW LARGE FILE PICS, NO IDEA HOW TO MAKE IT ANY SMALLERMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 22 November 2020

Went to Casalinga as one of our favourite restaurants to celebrate our anniversary, expecting a repeat of previous excellent experiences. We were very disappointed. Arriving on time, we eventually found our booking under a horrible misspelling. Seated immediately, it took nearly half an hour for...someone to take our order. When our drinks came, one of the cocktails had not been chilled A waiter returned to our table saying they had run out of oysters but could only supply 2 of the ten ordered. We ordered another entree each. Then 6 oysters were delivered, plus our entrees, with one of our entrees showing up again shortly after. The restaurant was operating with three waitstaff for a maximum 28 patrons in these COVID times so should not have been too busy. A 9 o’clock (two hours after arriving) we inquired after our main course and were told they would be out soon. They eventually arrived and were just ok, despite both being from the specials board. Too long in the warmer perhaps. We suspect it was the chef’s night off, being replaced by a pub cook instead. The bruschetta was very ordinary being chewy and lacking freshness. We did get a free drink for the long wait, but that wasn’t the point. $213 of disappointment. Can any one recommend a decent fine dining restaurant in the Eastern suburbs?More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 6 September 2020

We have had 3 home delivered meals since May and have to say that Casalinga is now our favourite restaurant. Going there used to be great but their delivery service has been fantastic. The staff are terrific and the food has been really, really good....Delicious. Don't miss the Italian donut desert. Seafood pasta and fish dishes are great. 5 stars from us .More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 10 April 2020

My partner and I love this restaurant. They, like everyone, are currently trying to adapt to lockdown. Their takeaway is terrifoc and we love their huge range of gluten free options, being coeliacs. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 4 March 2020

Very disappointing as this used to be a top restaurant and dining experience for us. We went there for my husbands 60th Birthday and there was 19 of us booked ahead of time. We waited 2 hours for our meals unfortunately and one of our...three grandchildren’s order was forgotten. We had the air conditioner on 18 degrees blowing cold air over us and couldn’t be given ant assistance. The poor waiter was so flustered and they seemed to be very understaffed. Fortunately our family and friends were very understanding and we made the most of our family get together. The meals were okay but not of past quality. I had the veal which was nice but only came with like a packet pasta and sauce which was very average. Drink service was terrible. I won’t go back there I think, maybe okay for a couple as some people came after and left before but definitely would not book for a special occasion.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Casalinga is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5