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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

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.6

Ambience

3.9

Value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (14)
Cozy (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Lunch (7)
Romance (7)
Business Meals (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Notable Wine List (4)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-Night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Group Bookings (3)
Child-Friendly (2)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food in a lovely, intimate setting. Service is very good with all staff being friendly and helpful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

I was introduced to Casalinga just this past October and have been back 3 times. Will definitely make it our go to for an evening to catch up with friends or just a night out.

Food, wine and service are amazing but with a family feel.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

We were very disappointed this time. We were told they only

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Casalinga is by far our favourite restaurant. Wine selection is great and the food never disappoints. Service and atmosphere are just right. Can’t wait to go back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 6, 2017

Casalinga has amazing people working there who make you evening special . We ordered a chicken pizza and the linguini Alfredo both were perfectly cooked and tasted delicious.
Our servers were very prompt with their service and super friendly , they made us feel like we were family .

I would recommend everyone I know to go here . Beautiful food and people

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great food with warm and friendly service

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 5, 2017

Consistently delicious food and excellent service.
Great place to meet friends for a celebration.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Service was really good and the food was excellent. Will definitely be back for sure!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Nice salads. The pizzas look great. Tables a little crowded. Make sure to make reservations.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very good food, priced right. Attentive staff.
Tables are very close together.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service,food was "WOW" definitely a full on great Italian restaurant. Most certainly we will be going back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food always, hard to choose from l of the great dishes ,excellent service and a friendly staff.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were sent by a friend who knows many of the restraunts in the area as it is a favorite. The service was excellent and thè food just as good. All of that and reasonable prices

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food & great service. First time here and will definitely be back.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

We loved the food and the ambiance but we were rushed to leave as the 8 PM reservations showed up. Not a good place if you like to take your time.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

So friendly, great food and reasonable prices. Thanks for making our anniversary a special night, Linda!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent as always. Food is terrific and service very good.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food (Italian) was exceptional and authentic. They have daily dinner specials that are offer additional great choices to their published menu. The service was very attentive. Great venue overall.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Another delicious meal at a favourite spot!
The lamb ragu on paparadelle was delicious!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 23, 2017

My husband and I went to Casalinga for our wedding anniversary. We arrived late because of the bad weather and traffic but they were so welcoming. We had never been before but my daughter recommended it. It was fantastic. The food was amazing, fresh, tasty, beautifully presented and plentiful. The service was excellent. And the dessert - tiramisu - was quite clearly homemade and so delicious. I have already recommended it to several of my colleagues and friends.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on October 23, 2017

Lovely surprising find that I had not heard of before. Great menu options and very tasty. Will definitely be back again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have been to Casalinga several times with friends and always enjoyed ourselves.
This time we were hosting my brother and his wife, both of whom commented on the top quality food, excellent service and ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

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 on October 13, 2017

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
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Casalinga has become one of our favorite restaurants and every visit has been memorable for its excellent service and food...

Need I say more???

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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.

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