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Best Known For

17-hour slow cooked North African lamb shoulder, with white carrot puree, spinach ball, roast kipfler potatoes and baby beets.

About Casalinga

Experience contemporary European cuisine in Croydon at Casalinga, a smart casual venue bringing city food to the country. Since taking helm of the kitchen in 2010, Casalinga 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 share plates like flash fried calamari, deconstructed chorizo, feta and potato empanada, watercress, parsley salad and charred lemon aioli; or opt for mains like Balinese style twice cooked pork belly, sweet potato and ginger rosti, steamed broccolini, chilli jam and pork jus. Desserts at Casalinga cannot be missed, with choices like salted caramel and chocolate ganache tart, buttered popcorn, ice cream and soft peanut brittle; or banana fronuts and chocolate sauce.

Location & Map

11 Maroondah Highway, Croydon 3136 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

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

Groups & Functions

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

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Member Reviews (11)


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.

Cindy Leigh

Valentine’s dinner superb
valentines night dinner, food was superb
Yes it was a bit of a wait but it was a full house and hey it’s Friday night with friends so plenty of banter and drinks to keep us entertained!
Well done Andy and the team food was amazing ????


Enjoyed a superb meal at Casalinga. Each dish had varying tastes, textures and colours that appealed to our palette in every way. An enjoyable evening was had by all. Would certainly go back to try other enticing items on the menu.

David Whiting

Great Wine


My husband and I went for lunch today and we were very impressed. I am a Coeliac and don't usually have much of a selection but the gluten free options were fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed our meals and will definitely return. The service was exceptional too we would highly recommend.


We had a meal there yesterday and the experience was as fabulous as ever. The food is the equal of high class restaurants in Melbourne and is much better value. For us the oysters are always a must - so creative and delicious. The entire menu is interesting, seasonal and enticing. The staff are professional and very obliging and the environment excellent. We have never had a bad experience there and would highly recommend it.




Had dinner there on Saturday night (Rib Eye steak black garlic butter and red wine jus with Waldorf Salad and Fat Chips). Just as spectacular as ever. Sensational food as reasonable pricing. My wife had the dessert special of Sticky Date Bread and Butter pudding which she thinks is the best she has ever had. The food is better than virtually every city restaurants I have eaten at.



Good quality and selection of meals, improved since new owners/ chef have taken over