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Casa Italian @ Sydney

A waterfront Italian restaurant with a heated terrace, for wood-fired pizza, pasta and grills.

Located on Sydney’s iconic waterfront at King Street Wharf, Casa Ristorante Italiano is a hive of activity all year round with the best views of the Darling Harbour. Inspired by the artistic and historic city of Naples, Casa’s large open terrace is an eclectic mix of the cobbled streets of Napoli and the sleek modern architecture of Sydney city.

Casa’s extensive menu is a delicious fusion of contemporary and traditional dishes inspired by seasonality.

Entrees & Antipasti – Tomato bruschetta

Fresh aroma tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano, Spanish onions, diced buffalo & aged basamic glaze served on toasted sourdough

Tomato bruschetta

What is bruschetta? In a nutshell, it’s toasted bread. It just sounds sexy and mysterious because… well, because it’s Italian! Traditionally, bruschetta is served as an appetizer. But when you have four pieces of bruschetta and you’re alone in the house, it is filling enough for lunch.

Wood-Fire Pizza – Tropicana

Tomato sauce, fior di latte cheese, double smoked ham & caramelised pineapple

Pizza Tropicana

Usually referred to as the Hawaiian pizza, over here it’s called the Tropicana. Why was ti called Hawaiian pizza? Sam Panopoulos, who was born in Greece and moved to Canada when he was 20, decided to try out pineapple on pizza in 1962 to attract customers to one of his Ontario-based restaurants. … They named it Hawaiian pizza after the brand of canned pineapple used on the pie.

The crust was thin and crispy but the Tropicana needed more pineapple.

Pasta & Risotto – Ravioli all’aragosta

Ravioli filled with lobster, crab & scallops with cherry tomatoes

Ravioli all’aragosta

The chef’s homemade ravioli filled with lobster and crab was doused with a creamy shellfish butter sauce. With big portions of ravioli offered, it was a very flavoursome and filling dish.

Mains – Secondi – Crispy pork belly

Pork belly rested on artichoke puree served w. balsamic braised fennel, green beans, scented vegetables, toasted fennel seeds & apple soubise

Crispy pork belly

The Crispy Pork Belly was amazing. Crispy crackling with juicy meat, and I loved the artichoke puree. Highly recommend.

Waitstaff were fantastic and friendly. Food was great. Only detraction was the music was a tad loud. It’s a restaurant, not a pub/club stuck in the 80’s

Casa Ristorante Italiano
42-48 The Promenade, Sydney NSW 2000
Tel : 02 9279 4115

Homepage Casa Ristorante Italiano

Date Visited : Sep 2014

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