Casalinga has been reborn...Carlo now
runs Casa San Carlo in N. Raleigh (Falls of Neuse and Durant). We checked it out this week and the Casalinga that we missed so much is alive and well in a new location. Enjoy it Casalinga lovers!
I have only had wonderful experiences
at Casalinga. Old world Northern Italy cuisine with a great ambiance! I didn't realize that it may be closed, according to another tip. I plan to eat there for Valentines if it's still open!
Casalinga is closed. There are signs
in the windows from Wake County Sheriff stating the business is permanently closed and to contact the landlord if there are any questions. I've heard that they hadn't paid their rent in several months, but don't know that for sure...although there aren't too many other reasons you'll see a note from the Sheriff on a locked up business...
4/5/2012 @ Laura.......Manny is no
longer there anymore. Josephine has never been seen in the kitchen cooking ever since she took over. I was there eating a few Saturdays' ago and discovered she was no where around. Actually, the staff said she was in NY. How can you be in NY and run a business let alone be the cook?
This was my first experience at Casalinga's and it was wonderful. I enjoyed linguini with shrimp,clams,calamari,mussels, and scungeli, it was delicious, generous portion , could have used a little more sauce. The pasta was done perfectly. The breads were cripsy and great for dipping, The tossed salad was fresh and plentiful. I would say the prices were reasonable considering the portion sizes and qualityof the food. One of my favorite things though was the music!! It was the music I grew up iwith in an Italain family. Although deceased I could hear my Dad singing along with Dean Martin and I with Connie Francis, I had not heard Ol sol a mio in years but It brought memories of the big wind up victrola in our basement where we would play all the Italain music on Sunday afternoons while pot of sauce simmered on the stove. My only complaint was I found it to be a bit too dark inside which made it difficult for me ot read the menu. Our waiter was wonderful. He was attentive but not overly so! A wonderful time was had by all !!Between good food, the wonderful music and my two friends it was a perfect evening!!
NOT WORTH THE TRIP!!!!!!.
Haven't been back since the change in management. Was really looking forward since seeing all the positive reviews.
We were severely disappointed!! The food on the buffet had no flavor. Everything was really watery. when I asked about Carlo the woman who claimed to be the owner suddenly became very cold and angry. Although the servers were friendly, We won't be back. Looking back, it seems like all those positive reviews were written by the same person. Such a shame because we really liked this place when Carlo was here and now its just not the same.
All Customers, Please Go Back!! JOSEPHINE IS IN CHARGE!!.
This place is better than ever, with Josephine and Manny running it, if you felt uncomfortable in the past but loved the food , it's ok now, go back and you will have a pleasent experience with no harrasment! Food is better than ever and the gracious hostess.. Josephine and owner will welcome you with open arms and her sidekick Manny is always the best. Best linguini w/ white clam sauce and the hot spinach salad is outta this world. Now a very comfortable environment..you will feel at home in this amazing place of good food and great atmosphere.
SPECIAL EVENTS ARE REALLY SPECIAL AT CASALINGA!! The Mother's Day Brunch Buffet was magnificent ....truly...every item we tasted on the buffet was GREAT!....the salmon dishes, mussels in wine sauce, pizzas meatballs in marinara sauce, salad bar, and the pastries and fruit salad....we also enjoyed the live entertainment with quiet seranades from a pofessional. Our server, Rob, was present, professional and perfect as always....Thanks, Josephine, Manny, and Rob for a truly memorable Mother's Day.......Stan and Barbara from Rocky Mount