Raleigh >Food & Dining > Casalinga Ristorante
4538 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760435.845788 -78.579959
Lunch Buffet Hours:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday�Saturday 11:00 a.m.�3:00 p.m.
Monday - Closed
Tuesday�Thursday 4:30 p.m.�9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 4:30 p.m.�10:00 p.m.
Sunday 5:00 p.m.�9:00 p.m.
Phenomenol choice – This really is one of the best kept secrets anywhere. I have driven past the shopping center where Casalina is and never knew that it was there. I have even eaten at another place in the same shopping center. The food is extraordinary and the service is great. This is a place you definitely need to check out. Everything on the menu looks great and it's hard to make a decision. When you go you definitely have to try the Tiramisu.
The Best Italian Food in North Carolina! – I’m from New Jersey…where you not only lived around many Italians, you enjoyed some of the best homemade gravy ever! Access to a vast variety made life in NJ amazing. After moving to NC about 18 months ago, I began to become seriously disillusioned about finding quality dinning options. I was at a point that if I were subjected to eating at yet another chain restaurant I would scream!
Then a colleague heard my cries and told me about a little hidden gem called Casalinga Ristorante Italiano Restaurant. I was of course doubtful, having been disappointed by the local Italian choices that claim to be from the NY area or the best in Raleigh. Well I am proud to say, Casalinga Ristorante Italiano Restaurant is by far the BEST I’ve had since coming to NC and takes me on an emotional trip home when savoring each bite.
Thank you Casalinga Ristorante Italiano Restaurant and please keep cooking.
Awesome Gem! – One of the best kept dining secrets in Raleigh! These guys do it right. Authentic Italian food, reasonable pricing, excellent service! The kind of place you can once-twice a week and never get tired of it!
Best homestyle cooking Italian in Raleigh – Tucked in a shopping plaza off of Capital Blvd., you may not even realize an authentic taste of Italy awaits you. From the decor to ambience, you have just walked into the owner's, Carlo, grandmother's home and kitchen back in Sorrento. Its simplistic rustic charm, decor and elegance takes you to the old country.
As a born and raised New Yorker, I understand authentic regional Italian and this is it. No bottled sauces here and the meatballs are to die for- made fresh daily. If you crave an experience to excite the palette and senses then this it. Staff is friendly, courteous and accommodating. Mangia!
Hidden Gem! – My favorite Italian place in Raleigh! Great service and fantastic, delicious food! I highly recommend the Chicken Casalinga. Their tiramisu is the best in town. You won't be disappointed!
OH MY GOODNESS !!!! – Oh Heavenly Days! The food is stellar and the service was fantastic! Our server, Rola, was delightful and did a great job! The food was fresh and the depth of flavor was unbelievable.
My husband said the clams casino were so good he thought he'd cry. :-) He also spent several weeks in Italy and had many wonderful meals there. But he said that the food at Casalinga is still the best Italian food he's ever eaten.
And the bread? OH MY! there were delicious garlic knots, wonderful Italian bread, and something I can only describe as little soft, delicate, light, puffs of nirvana with what I think was maranara sauce baked on top.
The Veal Casaling and Chicken Casalinga were phenominal, and the portions were so big we each had enough for at least one more meal in our doggie bags. I chose a side of pasta to go with my chicken and the maranara sauce on it was wonderful! It was enough for ANOTHER meal by itself !!!!
DESSERT YOU SAY?? HOLY COW ! The limoncello cake was light and creamy and heavenly! The tiramisu was the best I've ever eaten. I've tried tiramisu in many other places and just never really cared for it. But the Casalinga tiramisu converted me forever. My husband also had tiramisu in Italy from a little neighborhood bakery outside of Rome.... Carlo's tiramisu BLEW IT AWAY it was SO much better.
The food was so terrific at Casalinga's we thought we'd died and gone to Heaven. But thankfully, we didn't because now we can go eat at Casalinga's again !!!!
Our very favorite italian restaurant – Usually crowed restaurant seating and lots of families with kids is NOT my kind of place. Somehow Casalinga makes all that work. The fun, friendly feeling in the dining room is contagious. The food is to die for. The service never less than great...and frequently is a genuine delight. The breads are beyond words and will live in your memory for years. Everything on the menu is superb. I think their veal is the best to be had anywhere in the triangle. And by all means finish up with a cappuccino and cheesecake.
One small quirk...they charge you extra to 'eat in' if you order pizza. Don't let that one catch you by surprise.
No Place Like Home "Cooking" Casalinga ! – I travel all over the country for work and also have been to Europe. I recently had a meal with my wife at Casalinga and I have to say that the food Carlo makes at his restaurant is the best on the planet ! Really, I can cook myself and anyone that eats at Casalinga will admit that Carlo has a gift. I think he should change the name of Casalinga to " Smack your Momma" I italian restorante , but I know the italian mothers would be offended.
Great food and the best bread – We went there for the first time last week and I was very happy. The food was great. The service was very good. The chef agreed to make the soups with vegetable stock for us. That was just the beginning. The bread came out next. They give 2 kinds of bread. One with a marinara sauce on top. The other was a plain but extremely soft bread. The food was great too. The pasta with Vodka sauce was the best. The portions are great too. We had a small issue with the bill and the owner came around fixed it immediately. I liked that they take care of the customers very well. I will definitely go there again!
the straight talk on casalinga – i've been going to casalinga for a couple of years now. it started with a business lunch buffet and progressed into going there for dinner. as someone who likes variety, i have been to nearly every restaurant in raleigh that someone recommends as good for one reason or another. as a result i can truthfully say that casalinga is my number one, first choice for any occasion, whether for a business lunch, intimate dining experience with a friend or dinner plans with a small group. the lunch buffet is the best i've found and very reasonably priced. it offers "high end" selections not found on most italian bufffet's and there is great "depth" to the flavor and texture of each item. carlo has put a lot of thought into this area of his business and it is very evident in the product. the dinner menu is extensive with traditional favorites as well as house specialties. i try something different every time i go and each new meal is my new favorite. if you are looking for an authentic, rich italian experience with the very best food at a price that appeals to even the most frugal budget, then you must go to casalinga.
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