CASALINGA RESTAURANT

CASALINGA RESTAURANT

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Hours
Sun
8:30 - 18:00
Tue
8:30 - 16:00
Wed
8:30 - 21:00
Thu
8:30 - 21:00
Fri
8:30 - 23:00
Sat
8:30 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
R 85.00 – R 452.00
CUISINES
Italian, Grill, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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About
At Casalinga we serve fresh, organic country food paired with an exceptional selection of wines that will satisfy any palate. We believe that good food alone is not enough, the entire dining experience should be memorable. Our restaurant forms part of the greater Casalinga experience – take a walk through our beautiful gardens, book a picnic in the woods or on the grass plains, enjoy a guided tour to pick some fresh fruit or veggies from our organic farm… these unique experiences make Casalinga the ideal destination to escape from the city for a romantic getaway, or a fun full-day experience with friends or family.
PRICE RANGE
R 85.00 – R 452.00
CUISINES
Italian, Grill, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles540 reviews
Excellent
269
Very good
133
Average
59
Poor
40
Terrible
39
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Gautenger65
Johannesburg74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
If you are looking for a countryside Resturant with a garden setting, enjoy a great meal at the same time child friendly, look no further. They offer a set menu with a lovely selection of starter,main and deserts which will please most individuals. They offer a nice wine selection and serve a great coffee after the meal. Well managed, good food, good service, in a pleasant surroundings in the country. Look no further I am sure you will enjoy a trip into the country and a perfect venue to entertain foreign tourists.
Written 12 January 2020
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casalinga_sa
Good Day Gautenger65 Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write this review. Casalinga is truly a magnificent place, glad that you enjoyed the Sunday Lunch Buffet. It was a pleasure hosting you at Casalinga. We hope to see you in the near future. Kind Regards Rene Gorget
Written 15 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jankees Rovers
Gorinchem1394 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
Beautiful restaurant in the outback of Johannesburg. We were lucky by our friend who lives in Johannesburg and knows these places. The restaurant is in a lushes green area with stunning views. The staff is very service oriented. We had some bad luck that they’ve mixed up with our starters and one of the Striploin wasn’t cooked according order. But they’ve solved it, but unfortunately we weren’t eating all together at the same time. A big minor was their espresso. No crema, not good roasted beans and not right stored
Written 29 February 2020
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Navigate755079
Good Day Jankees Rovers Thank you for taking the time to write the review about your visit to Casalinga. The gardens are really beautiful, thank you. Please accept our sincere apologies for the mix up with your food. We can assure you that this is not our standard and that we appreciate your constructive feedback. Management will be informed about your concerns. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Casalinga. Kind Regards The Casalinga Team
Written 12 March 2020
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Dirmu G
Eversdal3033 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
We enjoyed an amazing long birthday lunch. The starter was wonderful: liver, seafood, salami.... we had a set menu with stunning choices. The dessert table is beautiful and it tasted wonderful. Our waiters Patrick and Isaac were very attentive and friendly.
Written 12 February 2020
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Mobile616702
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
We made a special trip a 45 minute drive to celebrate my daughters 40th. The waiter Emmanuel was so nice and I felt so sorry for him as it was not his fault that the food was the worst I have ever experienced. The chips were raw inside. The pizza was raw dough with melted cheese. The cannelloni was the smallest portion and burnt with charcoal on and same for the haloumi cheese burnt and black and full of charcoal. The salad was limp and the lettuce looked 3 days old. My daughter was so upset and her celebration was ruined. The manageress did not know what to say when we showed her the diabolical food . They did not sanitise our hands on arrival nor take our temperatures so we relied on the outdoors to protect us from Covid. We paid R50 for 2 by 300ml coldrinks and gave a tip to poor Emmanuel who probaly relies on tips. The credit card machine also did not work so I had to pay cash. Such a disappointment to say the least was so looking forward to making my daughters 40th special .Cannot believe that this food was not checked when leaving the kitchen and the audacity to serve it to us and expect to charge such high prices
Written 17 September 2020
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Navigate755079
Good Day Mobile 616702 Thank you for letting us know of your experience at Il Cafe. Please accept our sincere apologies that it did not meet your expectations. We can assure you that this is not our standard and that we appreciate your constructive feedback. Please could you send us your email and contact number in order for us to get in touch with you? We look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards The Casalinga Organic Farm Team
Written 25 September 2020
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FrankJoburg
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
Had a birthday lunch on Sunday. The cold breeze made us move inside, grateful for the opportunity. As usual, the service was excellent. Unfortunately, the food did not meet the same standard. I had a salad and two starters which is something I enjoy doing. It gives you good spread of the choices. The salad, while fresh, was pre-dressed. The dressing was sweet, something not to my liking. The two starters were a calamari and the mussels, both which I normally enjoy. They both tasted the same. The calamari was overcooked and tough as old shoes. The mussels were served in an attempt at "provencal " that had no white wine and only dried herds. A restaurant that charges those prices needs to be better. The use of dried herbs and packet garlic is just not good enough, the taste tells the story. I tried a prawn from another plate that too was completely overcooked, dry and almost impossible to get out if the shell. Thanks but there are so many other places that are so much better.
Written 5 June 2022
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Casalinga Restaurant
Thank You for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience. I will pass on your comments to the shareholders. Have a great weekend.
Written 1 December 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cyan
Johannesburg4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 none
So disappointed in Casalinga- came to get Takeaways today barely anybody was wearing a mask including staff, no one sanitized their hands and social distancing was completely ignored everywhere. I won't be surprised if Casalinga becomes a major source of transmission for our community- absolutely no protocol. What a disgrace. To top it off the pizza took over an hour and was undercooked and awful. Come now Casalinga, you can do better.
Written 7 June 2020
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Tim Fletcher
Johannesburg1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 couples
Ordered 2 traditional breakfasts. Waited a very long time despite asking various waiters and MaitreD. Soft poached eggs, when they eventually arrived, were more like hard fried. A long way to drive to be so badly disappointed and it wasn’t cheap. Worst breakfast experience in the Cradle.
Written 10 January 2021
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Neeroshni
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 couples
It was our first experience at Casalinga where we booked for Valentine’s Day lunch. On arrival we were asked to wait in the bar area to be seated. We enquired about our table and the waitress ushered us outside to the garden area. The table offered to us had to be cleaned and prepared however this took at least 10mins and still without any clean napkins or cutlery. We waited for at least 15mins with no service until we asked to speak to the manager. She arrived 10mins later and relocated us to a clean table with the promise is a waiter and menus. Unfortunately another 10 mins later and still no service whereupon we decided to leave as it was clear that 45mins since our arrival our request for service was completely ignored. Overall it was sadly for such a beautiful setting atrocious service. We will not be returning.
Written 14 February 2021
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Charlene F
22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
We were disappointed. Not sure if Casalinga is catering for a different audience but is not anything near the premium restaurant it used to be. We hoped to treat our friend on his 80th birthday. Firstly we were not acknowledged on arrival, then we waited a much longer time than is acceptable to get the menu and order drinks. One serviette was dirty with marks and lipstick all over it. The waiter took another serviette from. Another table that was also dirty, but we came right on the third attempt. We had to replenish our glasses when empty which we never did before. The prawns were great and well enjoyed. The pork belly was a bit dry and the braised shortrib looked anything but appetizing. A huge amount of mash covered in the meat and sauce. For slow cooked short ribs, the meat stuck to the bones too much, a little tough. I will not be rushing back. There were two owners there. One sat under the trees with a friend and the other walked past without acknowledging us. No manager or anyone checking quality of anything.⁸
Written 7 February 2024
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Tracey M
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
What a disappointment ! What was meant to be a small ,special 21st celebration was like sitting in a train station with no atmosphere and the wedding goi8ng on in the room next door was part of our evening! What used to be a lovely ,special , venue with class ,elegance and atmosphere is now just a space that was .Even the folwers on our table were dead, waiter had a hole in his shirt . Noisy ( from the wedding we witnessed next door and the train of waiters going in and out and up and down. Food was still tasty but they really should not be marketing themmselves as Casalinga as "The Casalinga" is no more .to quote "Food shouldn't just be good the whole experience should be memorable". It will be sadly but not the for right reasons.
Written 21 April 2024
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Visnja B
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
The most disgusting dish was served to me yesterday‼️ I asked for a replacement for pork belly .. stake. I was served the thinnest stake in the world ... maybe 1cm thick. The starter was ok .. but tomato sauce very grainy. They served 3 courses lunch or ... nothing for the costs of R350. My napkin was dirty! I wander .. do they ever read the comments❓❗️
Written 29 August 2021
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Casalinga Restaurant
New owners have taken over the Iconic Casalinga since December 2021. We really hope you will give Casalinga Restaurant another chance. Our new summer menu has just been launched. We have also graded the accommodation La Casa 4*. Have a great weekend. Kind Regards, Robert Gallo
Written 1 December 2022
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Neesi N
Roodepoort41 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
Went to this restaurant after terrible experience next door (leafy greens). We were sent inside to the bar area. Waiter lacked any professionalism and just told us to take a seat and he will be back to take us to a table. Time passed and he never came back. All of the staff were running around, very 'hussle and bustle' contradictory to the environment outside. Needless to say,our time was wasted and we were put off with lack of any service.. And we left!
Written 2 February 2020
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Denise
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 friends
Been going here for almost 18yrs years until resturant closed down. Found out it reopened so was very excited to go back. Did lunch today ith friends and what a disappointment. Pizza dough uncooked which was sent back. It came back burnt black. The fact that They actually served us that was horrifying. Brought a new pizza which was uncooked again so we gave up. Service slow and very bad considering the place was empty. Place can do with a revamp including bathrooms. It looks very tired. Definitely not returning. Very sad cos this was an amazing place under the old management or owners.
Written 9 February 2021
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Stevek2240
Johannesburg52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
Took the whole family for my wifes birthday and everything was perfect. We sat under the trees in the garden which was very pleasant. Our grandchildren were able to run around and explore whilst waiting for the food to arrive. The food was outstanding as was the service. Definately a place we will go back to.
Written 16 September 2023
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Malkoppie
South Africa1608 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Friday afternoon pizza specials was fantastic! I see some dissapointing reviews, but honestly, after coming here for years, I still love this restaurant. It is a peaceful and relaxing restaurant, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is not fine dining, but does not promote itself as such. Maybe some people have the wrong expectation when visiting for the first time. Quality and presentation was first class. Service was excellent!
Written 7 February 2020
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