Casa Italiana

4.6
654 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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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food at Casa Italiana is always great. Like everyone else, they seem to be struggling with staffing right now, and our service yesterday was spotty, but well-intentioned. A few things would have made a big difference to our experience:

1. If staff would check tables to make sure they don't wobble, and if they do, fix them proactively, that would make a big difference. One of the tables for our party of 8 was badly wobbly and the waitress didn't seem to know what to do about it. We raised the issue as we were seated, it would have been easy to swap it out (it was at the end) for any of the empty tables near us. Instead my 75 year old father had to deal with hit rocking whenever touched, and the resulting spilled water throughout the meal.

2. The music is too loud. The speaker was directly over our table (corner, by the window) and I couldn't hear half of the conversation during lunch. The restaurant was not crowded, why did the music have to be so loud?

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MaryB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food really kind and attentive waitstaff thanks so much for the wonderful meals! My son was so over the top happy!

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None
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The person at the door, manager? Waitstaff?, was very unpleasant, seemed irritated with the gentleman who first greeted us. Food was mediocre. Waitress was inattentive, had to flag her down.
I will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was out of this world good. One person helping out at the table was one of the best waitresses I have ever had, sadly the waitress we had wasn't. Brand new food server as well, first day new. Training needed...otherwise a great place that we will do again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pasta and wine were great! Very authentic. Everything was very clean and COVID rules were in place. Salad dressing did not taste homemade which was disappointing. Overall a good experience! We will definitely be back.

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DitaB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed our experience dining at Casa Italiana. I was especially impressed when my dish was presented and I didn’t like the red sauce in the dish and this was graciously changed. The waitstaff was cordial and attentive. We will return! Happy New Year!

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Richie
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh pasta, super fresh crispy salad, and delicious desserts!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and delicious food. Would definitely return!

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ChristieM
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service!

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Foghorn
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late evening Sunday dinner. Chef/Manager paid special attention to our wine questions and paired perfectly w our food we ordered. Will make this a regular stopping spot

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BillB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner as usual, chef was excellent last night and food was perfect. They were pretty full with parties but the food came steaming hot and service was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

First time dining here. Walked in to the smell of bucket water. Waitress seemed to not be enjoying her job. I was disappointed in the flavor of the lasagna. Bread was best part of the meal. Waitress slow to offer refill of soda. Will not rush back.

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KR87
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best and consistent restaurants in the Richmond area. We had a party of 8 and served efficiently and not rushed,

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vipSusanB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Italiana is always great. The food is delicious and servings are generous. We always go home with leftovers. We think it's the best Italian food in the Richmond area.

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Mark
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Stay away I was put by the front door cold air every time the door open

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vipwineman
Richmond
236 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

One of Richmond's "hidden gems". In the far West End near Douglas Freeman High School. Everything on the menu is excellent. From fish to pasta.

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vipJackie
Richmond
55 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is outstanding. Every sauce we've tried has been delicious.

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Donna
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit celebrating my birthday... Pasta was delicious as were the salads and bread. We'll be back.

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vipknitone
Richmond
118 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our meal. And seemed very authentic. We started with an appetizer of Italian antipasto for two. Spouse got the penne with meat sauce and I had the shrimp scampi. Both excellent. And came with a perfect salad to start.

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Fritz
Richmond
44 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This is a good Italian restaurant, but heavier on the red sauce than we would prefer. We had a party of 11, and it's the kind of Italian food that most of them would prefer. We prefer Northern Italian, with light sauces. High marks to our waitress, who was attentive (but not pushy) and diplomatic with young diners who aren't used to eating in restaurants.

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BillS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 10, and every meal we chose was perfect. This made our evening a perfect 10. We will be back.

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G8r94
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work celebrating

JM
vipJamesM
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice place. Food was excellent reasonably priced and good portions. Staff was friendly and very knowledgeable.

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SteveH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good choice of wines. Nice atmosphere.

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vipTerriW
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! The food & drinks were great as well. We stopped on our way home from a trip as we were passing through Richmond & found the restaurant based on Google reviews.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a night on the town with my lady. Great service. The manger was very knowledgeable about her menu. She catered to my vegan lifestyle. Not too many places I have dined at have vegan bread so that also made the date splendid. We have marked this down as a go to restaurant.

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vipBillB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Still the best Italian in Virginia

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SharonS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My fish was somewhat overcooked, which made it dry. And the puree underneath wasn't especially tasty.
But other meals I've had in the past at this restaurant have been better than this one.

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vipNewtoVA
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food and the ability to take our time through the meal without feeling rushed.

DH
DiannaH
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience

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jessh
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The risotto fries are the perfect combination of crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The crab with rosa sauce pasta dish was out of this world!!!

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vippatthecook
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a neighborhood gem. They make their own pasta, sauce, mozzarella, and their meats are superb. They renovated the space just as COVID was hitting but they stayed open for pickup. the space is beautiful, well-lighted (ambient) and staff is as lovely as they can be. Their small pizzas are perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food wasn't good but the manager was kind enough to comp the worst of it. Would not return but appreciate the assistance of the manager with replacing the meals and ultimately not charging us for them.

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vipJanet
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great find!!

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vipJackie
Richmond
55 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The homemade pumpkin ravioli was delicious! And my husband said the tomato sauce served with the beef ravioli was the best sauce he had ever tasted!

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MarilynB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had to wait for a table although a reservation and plenty of empty tables Pure confusion for sitting. None of the wait staff were wearing masks.

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jmccauesq
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and the homemade pasta!

FAQs

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

Casa Italiana is rated 4.6 stars by 654 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.