Casa Italiana

4.5
321 reviews
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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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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Casa Italiana welcomes all the wonderful fathers. Please confirm with a credit card.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 321 People Are Saying
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VD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I have been to Casa Italiana & I am just as impressed as my first visit with my overall experience. The service was amazing. The chef had specials. The drinks were made from real ingredients (not bar mixes). All of their pasta is made in house except for spaghetti, which tells you this is a real Italian restaurant! I recommend making reservation well in advance though, especially for special occasions.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Mothers Day

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SP
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As usual we enjoyed everything about our dining experience that evening.

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was outstanding. Son had the bay scallops, I had the lasagna, all was absolutely terrific. The prices were very reasonable. My only fear is that the owners will realize that they could charge much more for that quality of food and no one would object.

My only quibble is that there were a lot of tables in the place and it was packed to the gills. Not surprising based on how good it was. But it made the place (it is rather small) very loud and it was difficult to hear anyone in your party speak. They would be well served having a sound environment engineer come in on a Saturday night and make some suggestions about sound abatement.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit to Casa Italiana, this time to celebrate Mother's Day. The food was fabulous, and our waitress was extremely attentive. She made recommendations when asked and never rushed us although there were five people in our party and we spent time talking between courses.

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Casa was amazing the staff was incredible so sweet and caring and attentive. The atmosphere was fantastic felt like family and home and the food was also amazing. The family that runs casa is a family that extends that love and care to you and I recommend.

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s
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful. I have my favorites but tried the tortelli with asparugus and sundried tomatoes. It was favulous. I just ate the leftovers for breakfast. The amarretto cake and tiramusu were mouthdrooling scrumptous!!! Christie and the staff were personable and great. They were totally prepared for restaurant week. Kudos!!!! Definitely one of my favorite spots!

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NC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am always recommending this restaurant! I think the food and service are just great. I am familiar w good, authentic Italian food. This is it! The location and parking are both very good.

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B
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Liked it a lot. Food was excellent. Special menu for charity. Italian Wine selection was very good and not expensive.

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TR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Grest place. Not crowded. Friendly staff. Lots of homemade items!

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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
5 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
56 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
3 reviews
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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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
Richmond
2 reviews
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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OT
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
43 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
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food as always. Also excellent wait staff

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