Casa Italiana

4.6
310 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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BW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go there I enjoy it more. It’s a good place to enjoy an evening with friends or family.

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SA
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

All entrees were delicious and the portions were generous. We would definitely return again.

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BP
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were greeted by one of the owners who was very nice and gave us a great table. The place was very busy for a Monday night. Two of our party had the seafood w/pasta, one with red and one with white sauce. I had asked for linguini/with muscles instead of clams and they were very accommodating. My other friend had the ravioli. We started with a cold antipasto and calamari. Everything was delicious and our waitress was the best!

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B
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We love Casa Italiana and the food/wine never disappoints. One small quibble: our waitress disappeared for long stretches, and, indeed, she apologized a couple of times for doing so. I hope she wasn't sick!
Has CI cut its wait staff?

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R
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great affordable YUMMY FOOD !!!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love this place. Amazing food.

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GM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Saw that they had Spaghetti Al Formaggio (pasta folded inside a parmesan cheese wheel) and thought there must be something going on there. I had the tuna, others had eggplant parmigiana, and the shrimp pasta - all of which were outstanding. We will be back, this time for the al formaggio!

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Not only is the food absolutely outstanding, but for an upscale dining experience, it is so family friendly. The owner and chef has actually held my baby so my husband and I could eat our meal! Everything on the menu is delicious! Will never stop coming here as long as I live in Richmond!

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AT
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service, friendly staff, good portion size for the price. Have been here several times for meals, always excellent food and service.

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BG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

We love this place but the service this last visit as well as the prior one, was really bad. They were very busy so we really tried to be understanding, but it took so long to order and get our drinks and food we weren’t even hungry by the time it showed up! The food is amazing but they need to get the service issue worked out.

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RF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drive from Lynchburg to eat at Casa. We like their unsurpassed attention to detail , the freshest ingredients are used, dishes you do not find at other restaurants, excellent service , and the chef really makes us feel appreciated. The mozzarella and pomodoro is excellent. Cannoli is the best we have found anywhere.

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HC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. Great food in a relaxing atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful. Chef Kristi is the best. Warm and welcoming. Never disappointing.

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p
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I have been there many times and the food was just not the same as it always has been. Artichoke from a can served with the Tuna - nothing done to it at all. House pasta had none of the rich cheese and wine flavors that are normally there. Waitress provided excellent service and so I may try it again, thinking that whomever was in the kitchen preparing the dishes was just not preparing them the authentic way they are normally prepared.

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A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was some of the best Italian food I've had in a long time. I am no professional food critic, but I am a brat about good tasting food - must have good flavor, texture, creativity, presentation - I'm basically a chopped judge. This place exceeded all expectations. I haven't stopped talking about it and will recommend it to anyone in the Richmond area. AND the prices are superb. HIGHLY recommended.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

had the extraordinary lobster ravioli. the focaccia was lovely as was the simple house salad. took a cannoli home and it, too, was fabulous. wonderful service from Patricia.

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LR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were happy to return to Casa Italiana with another couple, and to share what we knew would be a good meal. Everyone was pleased with their dishes, as we knew they would be. Three of the party chose specials (Ahi tuna, lamb shank) while one stuck with the papparadelle with sausage ragu, without the fennel it normally comes with. As usual, the food was excellent. The service was a tad spotty but the dining room was busy and its always a little rough when Chef Kristi isn't on the floor. I wish something could be done to dampen the noise a bit, as conversation can be difficult without raising one's voice and adding to the problem. The former Einstein Bagels spot next door continues to be vacant...time to expand perhaps?!

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R
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday celebration at the restaurant ... Service and good were both excellent!

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l
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Extraordinary Italian cuisine at reasonable but not cheap prices. Value throughout the menu. Not your typical meatball, gravy and pie Italian eatery. Effort is made on food, on cleanliness of restaurant and on service. If I could be assured that Casa Italiana could stay in business with just me, I'd tell you it was horrendous, so I could eat there by myself and select friends.

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RF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Eventhough we had a 7:15 reservation, we weren't able to be seated until almost 8:00. The restaurant was very apologetic and even bought our party of 4 a round of drinks to help compensate for our inconvenience. We love this place and will continue to come back.

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t
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

My husband I dined at Casa Italiana last Valentine’s Day and decided to go back again this year! The food was delicious but the service was even better, our server Amanda was amazing! She was courteous and attentive to us and wore a pleasant smile the entire time and made our experience very special!! We highly recommend Casa Italiana!! But being an Interior Designer, I would change a few design elements to make the overall experience a little better!

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IA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian date spot in Richmond, great staff and the variety in pastas are unbelievable

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A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit, and the food is simply amazing!

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ED
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and clean and great food. We will definitely be going back.

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K
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Nice cozy restaurant. Will keep coming back

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E
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly and attentive server and food very satisfying, however, the white clam sauce had pieces of shell which wasn’t pleasant. Definitely will continue to return.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It’s a little small inside but would definitely go there again. Food was good and service was excellent. Prices were very reasonable.

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PA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best kept secret in Richmond. Authentic Italian with home made pasta, sauces, and dressings. Great Italian Pino Noir.

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KR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So many things on the menu to try. Everything is so good it is hard to chose. Never have had a bad dish. Gnocchi, ravioli and veal saltimbocca are some favorites.

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Raleigh
42 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We have been to Casa Italiana several times, and went with friends on Saturday. We were disappointed that there was no crabmeat for Penne with Crab and Spinach, no cheese wheel/cheese for Pasta al Formagio. With the vast menu, we all found good options for dinner.

One general suggestion: use a little less salt. It can be added at the table, but can't be taken out of a dish. The eggplant parmesan (my favorite!) was a little salty on Saturday.

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P
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food as always. Also excellent wait staff

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent!

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JC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Never disappoints. Food is always fresh and delicious, and we take everyone who visits to Casa Italiana. They cannot believe we have this wonderful restaurant tucked away in Henrico.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We rate this restaurant a 10. Would recommend to our friends and anyone else.
Eaten there several times before and LOVE IT! We will be coming back for sure.
Not only our meals were great and always is whenever we eat at this restaurant.
The Staff was so friendly. Our waitress was just perfect...and really enjoyed having her.
Always there for us. We had out of town guest visiting us from Wilmington, NC and they
too enjoyed eating there. We have never been disappointed as we were coming from the
Carytown Area-a distance away to have Dinner. It's Worth the Trip.......DO GO

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LK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Delicious food Christy the owner was more than gracious. She and the service was phenomenal

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SS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every visit has been great. The food is wonderful. The chef knows how to concoct fabulous sauces. The selection of Italian wines is very nice. The service is always good. Be sure to make reservations--it's a small place. But that's one of the things that makes it special.

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DF
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value. Food choices were diverse and very tasty. Duck Confit Manicotti was a surprise offer.

I will return often.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with wonderful service, can’t wait to return and try more of the menu!

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When my family moved to Richmond we were very impressed with the restaurant scene with one notable exception--no good Italian Food! We searched and searched. No one locally seemed to know how to make a good red sauce. Our search is over--Casa Italiana has fantastic red sauce! It also has great squid pasta, saltimbocca, ravioli, seafood, Italian wine. Our family has only been here twice so we can't tell you about the other dishes but we plan to go back many more times. The service is friendly and efficient. The seating is comfortable. We could talk easily. What a great place. It's a little hard to find but well worth the trip.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the best Italian food I have ever had. I highly suggest you try this place.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of our favorite places to dine with friends

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