Best Known For

Tournedos Rossini; fillet steaks pinned with bacon, chicken fondant potatoes, shallot braised Pithivier, Casalinga paté, Port wine sauce and petit herb salad.

About Casalinga

Experience contemporary European cuisine in Croydon at Casalinga, a smart casual venue on Maroondah Highway. Step into an intimate vibe of dark wood, white-clothed tables, moody lighting and vibrant artwork, ideal for celebrating a special occasion with the family, or a romantic rendezvous with someone special. Since taking the helm of the kitchen in 2010, Chef Andrew Abrams has delved into all corners of the globe, using international inspiration to craft a menu full of fresh flavours. The result shines in plates like seared scallops, Jerusalem artichoke purée, truffled shimeji mushrooms, fried crepe wafer and purple cress to start; followed by mains of twice-cooked Apple Schnapps pork belly, macadamia parsnip purée, root vegetable curly fries, watercress salad and balsamic reduction.

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A few words from Casalinga

A little about Casalinga:

Welcome to Casalinga before you take a look at our beautiful food options allow us to tell you a little about where it all comes from.

Casalinga was founded in 1976 at the time it was called ‘Casalinga Pizza and Pasta' run by a chef called Alfonso. In 1989 the Establishment became ‘Casalinga Italian and Swiss' owned by Emme and Andrew Isenegger. Skip to 2010 when Andrew Abrams who started as an apprentice was given ownership of the restaurant after 9 years of working there he took over and made it ‘Casalinga Restaurant' using all the information about food he has learnt through travels and fellow chefs to create what Casalinga looks, feels, and tastes like now.

Our goal at Casalinga (which in Italian means "home style") is to bring the definition of the word to life though food that makes you think Italy but feel like home. We bring a warm ambience doing everything we can to make our customers feel special and well cared for. Catering to people of all dietary requirements, with advanced noticed we strive to give you the food you deserve and the service you need.

Location & Map

9-11 Maroondah Highway, Croydon 3136 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM
Tue  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM
Wed  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Wed  3:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Thu  3:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sun  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM

Groups & Functions

offsite function menu. Set menus can be altered to your liking with advance notice.

  • Up to 100 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (1)


Nice staff and amazing service
I go there every week and I order the Spaghetti Carbonara with just cream, egg and parmesan. The staff are always nice to me and the service is always amazing so I would definitely recommend coming here for traditional Italian Food since it is the best Italian Restaurant in Melbourne.