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About Casalinga Ristorante

A touch of Florence in Clarkson Village with some of the most authentic Tuscan cuisine and our famous wood burning oven pizza. Our owner, Mario Marzooghi, and chef, invite you for lunch or dinner and the Casalinga staff will look after every one of your mouth watering request. Your taste buds can be satisfied by many of Casalinga’s signature pastas and pizzas using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Paring fine Italian wines, with the meal of your choice, finishing your dinner off with our homemade Tiramisu and/or gelato ice-cream and cappuccino/espresso. We look forward to seeing you very soon and bonappetitto.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday: 11:30am – 10:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Southdown Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 823-2000

Website:
http://www.casalingaristorante.com/

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Casalinga Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.5

Ambience

3.8

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighbourhood Gem (17)
Casual (13)
Good for a Date (12)
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Good for Birthdays (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Cozy (9)
Authentic (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Group Bookings (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romance (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Fun (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Late-Night Find (1)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Consistently good food. Excellent service in a simple setting. Italian cuisine done well. No over the top, exotic dishes. Just fresh ingredients, put together in classic recipes. I have been here for business & personal, lunch & dinner and I can be assured that my companions will be impressed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

This is one of our favorite places.
Great quality freshly made food.
We have been sooo.. many times and never have we had any but a great meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is a modest restaurant with great food and very quick service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
Food4
Ambience3
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very friendly staff matched with equally delicious food! Didn't get to try the pastas but the pizzas were very delicious (and not too salty). It's not spacious inside so I recommend making a reservation beforehand.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our latest visit was on Friday night.Soon after we arrived every seat in the house was full. It does get crowded and noisy on Friday and Saturday evenings but that is because they offer great Italian food, prepared with a flair not usually seen. We discovered this gem about 2 years ago and have been regulars ever since. I have found it also good for business lunches

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We had pizza, arugula salad, caesar salad and penne. Great food and good portions.
Joe, the waiter is extremely nice and we felt welcomed.

Small restaurant reservations are advised.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 23, 2017

2nd time going - both times the same - excellent food - friendly fast service and noted it was full of likely regulars as its location wouldn't just draw you in. I will be going back

Tags: Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Lovely small, casual Italian restaurant with reasonable prices and hefty portions. They even gave us free dessert since it was our Anniversary!

Food3
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our table for 6 was cramped. We asked to move maybe to a bigger one. They said it was booked. That party arrived and it was only 5 people. They did not consider moving another smaller table to add table length at the end, but the first response was so offish so we did not suggest that. At one stage thee were so many starter plates on the table, my daughter was left holding the one platter in the air for minutes while we tried to make space. The restaurant was not full, it was a special occasion, we did not feel special.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great home cooked tasty Italian food. Friendly server

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 2, 2017

Delicious, freshly prepared food with excellent service! Highly recommend!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Casalinga is truly a neighbourhood gem .

The place appears big from the outside but is actually quite small as it as a very huge bar (without any seating at the bar) which takes almost 1/4 of the place. No wonder the place gets full very quickly over the weekends.

From the moment we walked in, we were pampered. Both Joseph and Linda took very good care of us.

They had a quite a few vegetarian options as well on the menu. We started off with Potato Leek soup for my mom, and hubby and I shared Melazana Parmigiana, followed by Pollo Picata and Osso Bucco. Hubby said that the Osso Bucco was the best he has ever had. My Picata was very good too. Followed by two lovely desserts - Crème Brulee and Hazelnut Torta (which was outstanding).

It was almost like dining at home-so cozy and comfortable.

They are planning to have Wine Tastings (in the hopefully, near future).

Definitely, worth repeated visits - and we were surely make it our favorite haunt.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 13, 2017

The serving size in the pasta was huge. The appetizer not so much. The food was delicious though

Tags: Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We dine here regularly and, as always, the food was great and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 6, 2017

Divine good, amazing service by Linda and the entire team....a perfect evening. We can't wait to go back. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Service and meal was again wonderful!
Our favourite spot for pizza!

Food3
Ambience1
Service2
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 23, 2017

When we made our reservation a week in advance there was very limited availability so we took this as a positive. We arrived to a nearly empty restaurant with a waiter telling us it will fill up-it did not. When we left there was only one couple left. There is virtually no decor in a very awkward room with 80's floor tile. The food was just OK. We had to pour our own wine 3 times even though the server was only about 2 m away.

Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on July 22, 2017

Been many times. Nice restaurant for Italian food that is well done and authentic.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on July 21, 2017

Can always count on good food and excellent service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Like always, they provide an excellent service. The food is to die for and it doesn't matter which dish I choose, it's never disappointing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 1, 2017

First time and won't be my last. Great food for the value. Large portions. The place is a little small so can get loud at times. The service was quick.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 1, 2017

As usual we had a great experience. Best Caesar salad around. The pizza was exceptional and the service is wonderful. This is a must visit in Mississauga

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 24, 2017

What a fantastic night! Our waiter, Vince was so attentive and took such great care of us from the moment we sat down. The venue is small and intimate. We enjoyed our date night with casalinga.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Another wonderful meal at Casalinga. We both started with the very tasty soup of the day, green lentil, potato and fennel, and then split the very large portioned grilled veal with spaghetti and garlic oil. We asked for the main to be light on the garlic and the chef did it perfectly. As always, the waiters were wonderfully friendly and attentive.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We've been to casalinga about five times and the experience has always been great. The food is amazing in every way and the service is very friendly and accommodating. We usually have gone for special occasions but are thinking of going more often.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This place never disappoints! My favourite place to dine closest to home

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 31, 2017

As always fantastic meal! The staff is amazing and always makes great recommendations. They even went so far as to bring us a desert to help us celebrate our anniversary. This has become our favourite restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Fantastic food!! Tastes as if you are at someone's home rather than a restaurant. Wonderful service and great vegetarian options. Sauce in my ravioli dish was superb!!! Would definitely go back and highly recommend it. Thank you for a great meal Casalinga!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Our dinner was excellent. The fish and pasta dishes are top notch. The wine selection was very good. Of course the desserts were delicious. We will return again absolutely.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Outstanding service and food as usual. The best Italian restaurant that is still run as a family owned independent business.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Hidden gem in Clarkson Village, small and cozy venue with lots of windows. The proprietor Mario will make a dish if not on the menu, provided ample notice is given. I have asked for Cioppino (fish/seafood stew) and it was amazing, brings back memories of San Francisco.

The staff will know by name after your visit, looking forward to many more revisits

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Seasonal
Food4
Ambience3
Service4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I love Casalinga! I've never had a bad dish. I will continue to go there.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Fantastic service and food. Gorgonzola gnocchi to die for! Would definitely recommend and will be a return customer!

Tags: Authentic
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 6, 2017

This is my third visit to Casalinga- my husband loved the trout but I wasnt overly impressed with the penne casalinga😦 On previous visits I tried the pizza which is delish and the Spaghettini salsicce which was amazing. This time though...The penne was gummy, the chicken seemed more baked than grilled and the wine butter cream sauce was watery - maybe I just got a bad batch. Would still recommend - maybe they just need to perfect this particular dish. We had an excellent server, great wine and a lovely evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We had a very nice dinner at Casalinga. I had the ravioli and my wife had the grilled veal and pasta. Everything was delicious. The service was warm, friendly and professional.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Mario and the staff (Joe & Vince) were exceptional with there great Italian dishes and hospitality.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 23, 2017

It's a great little place. The atmosphere is amazing and the service was great. The huge windows definitely helped open up the little space. Loved it!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 18, 2017

The service and food was excellent. We had a lovely dinner. We will definitely return.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Delicious food. Great Italian cooking. Outstanding service

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on March 23, 2017

I have been to Casalinga many times and I always leave telling myself that I must return. One word of caution to newbies to Casalinga; make a reservation.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion

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