Casa Italiana

4.5
602 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Family. Everything about our story comes back to that one word. Our story started in Carini, Italy and our individual journeys have brought us all here to Richmond, Virginia. The family is back together again, and is ready to share our passion for family and great food. From our Famiglia to yours...

We are proud to bring the flavors of Old (vecchio) and New (nuovo) Italy to the table. From classic dishes that the Genova family made on Sundays for family dinner to new and unique twists on Italian cuisine, every dish is made with love.
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vipWednesday
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A casual dining experience with great food, a good location, and ambiance. I do miss the chicken milanese off the menu though.

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AlexW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious as always, with ample seating outdoors and very friendly and knowledgeable wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
88 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great fresh pasta

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Mother’s birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Casa Italiana. The food is always excellent and the staff is exceptionally nice!

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Casa Italiana was outstanding. Great food, great atmosphere. I can highly recommend this place. We’ll definitely adding this to our go to list.

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Richard
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic, staff are extremely courteous, great location and easy to access. Will be returning for sure.

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vipMichaelR
St. Louis
31 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

This is a good Italian restaurant. Casual dining — which means come as u like. A bit too casual for my tastes. But I’m a snob. But the food was solid — a good choice fo middle of the week kinda place. We had octopus. Grilled perfect !! And that’s unusual —- salads were pour. We enjoyed the mains — house prep fish well prepared - linguine and clams - nice size and flavorful. Veal Parmesan also nicely done —- wine list was very limited and an after thought. Overall I would go back for a simple nite out. Prices are reasonable along with wine prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were celebrating our anniversary. I am sure I mentioned this on the reservation, but no one acknowledged it. Other than that, we had a great experience. Service was good, but the food…the food was amazing!!! Pasta was homemade and I had the specialty of the day: halibut with vegetable. Deserts were not impressive (cannoli and chocolate cake). So, I will definitely go back for that amazing pasta!!

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vipvagentleman
Richmond
135 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent Italian restaurant with outstanding food (and a great number of choices) at very reasonable prices. One of the few Richmond restaurants that still offer a side salad with your meal at no extra charge.

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naturalisa
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great place for a reasonably-priced family meal, a nice family restaurant. The servers were kind and helpful. The pinot grigio by the glass wine selection was exceptional. The side salads before the entrees were fresh, with an excellent dressing. I was up for vegetarian, and the mushroom risotto was creamy and delicate, with plenty of meaty mushrooms. My family members both had linguine with white clam sauce, which they ate up with relish, only I think the pasta was fresh and they weren't used to that. The seafood selections sounded good, and we'll go back to try other menu options. We liked supporting a family restaurant forging on through the pandemic.

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BillB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and experience as always. Best Italian food south of Philly!

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IleneT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The Ceasar salad dressing was thick and cloying. It looked like and tasted like a mayonnaise dressing. The risotto was flat with little taste with very few mushrooms. Service was just adequate. The wait staff did not check on how we enjoyed our meal or if we needed anything. There was little ambience.

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KirbyM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food beautifully presented. Friendly and efficient service.

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vipMidloFolks
Richmond
53 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were excellent, as usual. My pasta was cooked perfectly, al dente. Loved the sausage ragu. My friend had the chicken Marsala which was also good. Don’t forget the cannolis, just like my grandmother used to make. Can’t wait to go back. Thanks to Casa Italia for another great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, my favorite Italian restaurant in Richmond. Always the best service and everything I order is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the ambiance- they had expanded and redecorated but it was ver noisy The floors are hard surfaces and ceilings are open with large pipes so there is nothing to absorb the noise

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vipWEJjr
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amanda was an excellent server… pleasant and accommodating! It was a lovely dinner!

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RestaurantGroupie
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting for a birthday dinner. The food was delicious and had authentic Italian flavor. The service was great and the servers tended to our table with a smile. The backside of the restaurant is more elegant than the front. You can dress up or down and fit in. Highly recommend.

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vipCathy25701
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place for delicious Italian . Chicken piccata melts in your mouth. Dinner rolls delicious. Veal Marsala a win and if you’re really hungry the lasagna is very good. My husband usually orders the fresh fish if the day and is never disappointed. A must try!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
89 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had a Caesar salad which was one of the best I’ve ever had. My entree was simply delicious- fresh pasta carbonara. I highly recommend this restaurant

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SusanA
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is family owned and this is felt in the warmth of the welcome and the attention to detail in every aspect. The food is wonderful. It is always a tough decision for me--whether to stick with much-enjoyed favorites, or to go for the amazing specials created by the very-talented chefs in the kitchen.
This restaurant and its owners are the best!

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JackieN
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really really great food. Like really great. Atmosphere isn't the best. In a strip mall. Not as upscale as we're used to but the food made up for it ten fold. Would definitely be back.

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vipeatRva
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Nice quiet place. Food was fine nothing remarkable. Service could have been much better. Never offered refills, never asked how are meal was. When i asked for a different drink (had sweet tea that was awful) never asked what was wrong. I asked for a to go box for left overs, 5 min later as he passes with others drink he states he will be right back with it.... he was not. 2 times he stood over me waiting which was very annoying. First was to take my salad plate as i was trying to finish so i felt rushed. Second was when i was trying to get money and figure a tip. Very rude to stand over someone counting cash. I finally looked up and he asked would i need change, i told him no and he finally walked away and let me finish. Too many other places to try to bother with here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Great menu and nice waitstaff.

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SarahB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious pasta and fish, nice family atmosphere! Renovated and expanded space, very clean!

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diner51
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This is my first visit since pandemic lock down. The food was good, though not as good as I remember.. I had the Mediterranean salad, which was good and a sizable meal. Oysters were 3.5 on a scale, but the risotto fries are not something I would order again.

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BillB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service as always

Best value in Richmond for the highest quality fresh red sauce and pasta

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Italian grandma would have loved this place. The menu is varied, excellent quality and reasonably priced. This is among the best Italian food experiences in the Richmond/Tidewater area, and the portions are generous. The wine list was impressive, diverse and priced below their Richmond competition. Entire staff was friendly and attentive despite having a full house. Minimalist decor does not detract from the neighborhood ambiance, but a few more pictures might muffle the volume a little. The modest trappings belie the quality of the experience, definite a “go to” Italian place.

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Caras
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Nice variety of choices on the menu. Will definitely return soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
89 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The entrees were fresh and delicious. Space was nice and clean.

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TracyW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner reservations for 7 on Open Table. In right on time, great service, GREAT Food! The fried mozzarella was fantastic! My BF and I shared eggplant parmigiana. There was plenty and was sooooo good. Our server brought it on 2 plates and that made it so much easier to share. Everybody’s food was great. We will be back and will highly recommend Casa Italiana!

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SteelersFan28
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service with reasonable prices

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vipTDavis
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was okay and not as good as the last time we dined before the pandemic. The service was not welcoming and we were surprised and unhappy with the extra charge to use our credit card. We will probably not return; there are better Italian restaurants.

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JeffH
Richmond
40 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been over a year and a half since dining at Casa, great company, drinks, and food with good food.

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Gingie
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the veal saltimbocca, especially how they crisp the prosciutto. My husband enjoys the fettuccine de parma.

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Kitt
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was not good and service was terrible. Example: chicken piccata was a chunk of chicken with wing drummette bone in it which was not the sliced chicken which is piccata. Salmon overcooked and dry. Wanted lasagna but out. Asked for fish of the day and was told none. Ordered coffee and waiter “forgot”. Asked about bread and was told it was baking and hot bread would be served soon. Later got cold bread. Took 80 minutes to get entree after ordering. I’ll stop with these examples but there were more. Used to be my favorite restaurant.

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vipDonT
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Restaurant atmosphere is nice, and servers polite. Pasta dishes were good Crab penne a la Vodka was good if you like a significant cream base. Overall, nice meal. I was a bit surprised that a 3%credit card fee was added to the transaction after the bill for the meal was brought to me and I tendered a credit card for payment. . I would certainly support a local restaurant with a service fee for a take out order, but this “credit card service fee” felt rather underhanded without appropriate “prior to order” notice. Further, unless MasterCard, Visa, and American Express have changed their transaction rules, this has not been historically allowed for a commercial retail merchant. This rather left a bad taste after after an otherwise good meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The wine was very good. The chicken piccata was out of this world crunchy with perfect sauce. The home baked rolls were to die for.

FAQs

Casa Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 303-2769.

Casa Italiana is rated 4.5 stars by 602 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.