Cuisine: Italian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #10 of 89 restaurants in Christchurch

Fall back in love with your favourite Italian dishes at Casa Nostra Italian Kitchen in Christchurch! Whether you’re a pizza, pasta or risotto fan, Casa Nostra offers all of the Italian classics and more, using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.

Casa Nostra’s menu is bursting with flavour and honours traditional Italian cooking, using skills and recipes passed down for generations. Sit back and enjoy some antipasto starters with friends and family, break Tuscan flat bread together, and dip into their special chicken Patē Della Casa. Ready for dinner? Choose from a dozen hand-stretched pizzas, as well as seafood risottos, veal scalloppine and chicken parmigiana. Or guzzle up one of their pasta dishes, hand-made every day, you’ll love their fresh gnocchi, tordelle, linguine, fettuccine and ravioli mains.

With plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options, everyone will feel at home in this cosy and friendly restaurant. Locally owned and operated, Casa Nostra Italian Kitchen prides itself on great service and outstanding Italian cuisine. Experience for yourself the difference a true love of Italian home cooking can make!

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Casa Nostra
2 Waterman Place, Ferrymead
Christchurch 8023

Open Hours:
Everyday 5pm til late

Phone: 03 384 3186
Website: www.casanostraitalianrestaurant.co.nz

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Casa Nostra
Location: Ferrymead
Cuisine: Italian
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Mel Geddes

Delicious food, good service in a cosy restaurant

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great experiance

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Josie Welch

Excellent food!

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All our meals were delicious, service great, definitely be returning

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Laura Putnam

Awesome service and good food. Portions are huge, you will not go hungry!

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Excellent special occasion meal. Delicious food excellent wine good service and a cosy ambience. Will happily go again soon. Highly recommend.

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Best Italian food in Christchurch. The service is so welcoming

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The food was tasty and large portions.

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It was a lovely atmosphere and the food was good. We had an amazing family dinner thank you!

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After a rough week, my partner and I found ourselves in need of some R&R and a delicious meal to lift our spirits. Casa Nostra delivered both, in a most impressive manner...

We were promptly seated upon arrival, and found our booth-side table to be well placed and comfortable. Attentive and friendly staff made ordering easy and provided a consistent level of service; meanwhile, candles and soft lighting created a cosy ambience. The owner's presence around the restaurant demonstrated a down-to-earth, customer oriented approach.

Wanting to save room for our mains, we shared a plate of mozzarella chips as appetizer. It would not be an exaggeration to say that these were TO DIE FOR, and we will order these on any future visit (of which we hope there will be many).

Our respective mains were the chicken parmigiana and the cannelloni piemonte, filled with spinach and ricotta. To say that the portion sizes are generous would be an understatement; my partner took 2/3 of his dinner home with him to enjoy the next day. Quality and quantity are clearly not mutually exclusive at Casa Nostra, as the food was absolutely delicious as well as plentiful!

Already full, we still couldn't pass up the opportunity to sample dessert, since we'd been so impressed by the rest of the food. My Tiramisu was like a heavenly cloud of coffee/cocoa perfection, while my partner's Coppa Pigiama (custard, gelato and fruit) blew his mind with its tantalizing combination of bold flavours.

In a single word: Bellissima! We plan to return at our earliest opportunity.

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Fantastic meal and value for money. Recommended A+

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lots of choices, tasty dishes and drinks, served in pleasant atmosphere by friendly staff

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Karma Gilray

We had a lovely dinner. Great atmosphere, food and service. They were patient and accomodating with our groyp of adults a toddler and a baby. Garlic bread and pizza were super yum!

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We had a nice dinner, the food was great. The place was clean, attractively decorated and had some Italian vibe to it. The menu was extensive with many options to choose from. Everything we ordered came with a noticeable delay, staff was friendly, but seemed too busy, perhaps, this restaurant needs more staff or some other optimization. Besides that we totally enjoyed our dinner at Casa Nostra.

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Jonathan Penno

Really yum food as always - no complaints!

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Anna Castellani

Really enjoyed our meal, great food, great atmosphere, would happily go again!

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Great food, great atmosphere and great service. We really enjoyed and they had coloring for the kids and were very helpful with our special requests.

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Shanelle Shields

I absolutely loved our dining experience at Casa Nostra on 28 March 2019. We ordered a Rubacuori Pizza (Chicken / Pesto / Pinenuts / Tomato / Parmesan), Calamari Fritte, and a side of Broccoli. The Pizza was definitely one of the best authentic italian pizzas we've had in Christchurch and it was divine! I also thoroughly enjoyed my Cupid's Cosmo cocktail which even included berries - yum!! Thank you for having us, we'll certainly be back for some Pasta!

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Rob N Rach Barker

What a great little find - and popular too. We had a lovely meal at Casa Nostra - real Italian food, generous servings, and lots of choice. We will be back!

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Amar Cheema

Great value for money good portions and tastes amazing will visit again

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Great food and service :)

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Restaurant was recommended to us by friends, so when it came up on first table we took that as a sign, and travelled 15km for an early dinner. We were not disappointed. Service was wonderful, restaurant was warm and had a lovely vibe. Food was great, although extremely large meals. Even after sharing a starter, we could not even eat half of our main and dessert was out of the question

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Feel very lucky to have Casa Nostra right on my doorstep.
Also, now that I am signed up with First Table, I am likely to eat out much more often.

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Cynthia Lafrance

The food was amazing and the restaurant is so cute and welcoming. It feels like you are having dinner at a family's place.

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Friendly and professional staff, we all enjoyed the great Italian food and service.

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Gaby Kells

Wonderful dining experience, friendly staff and enjoyable meal where we didn’t feel rushed which has been an issue with previous first table restaurants. Highly recommend.

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Janet McArthur

Beautiful meals - hard to pick from large menu and all sounded lovely- and food looked amazing coming out of kitchen.
Excellent service and lovely welcoming ambiance. Thoroughly enjoyed our night - thank you

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Lovely food, and HUGE portions.

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Excellent food and service!

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Consistently good Italian food & service

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amazing

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Molly Meates

10/10 loved everything. Would definitely go again!

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A great night out with friends. Such a welcoming Restaurant with excellent service and food that never fails to impress. Been there many times before and will still say with total confidence that they make the very best pizza's in the South Island. You just have to go to taste them! The Risotto and steak dish that our friends ate was highly praised and portions were generous....they will be going back :) My husband would not move from his pizza choice but I decided to try the grilled prawns, calamari and line fish OMG it was so fresh, tender, crispy and tasty and I even had left overs of calamari for Monday lunch Yum!

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Michelle Ramsay

What a wonderful hidden gem! For those of us that are not local finding Casa Nostra takes concentration... however worth looking for :) The staff here are exceptional! The food delicious and the atmosphere relaxing and visually appealing! We dined before heading to a show. The timing was perfect. Thank you, we will be back :)

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The staff were lovely and the food right up to expectations, in the words of Arnie "we'll be back".

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Lisa Funnell

Enjoyed a fabulous dinner with friends last night! All of the meals were superb and we had leftovers to enjoy for lunch today! Can’t wait to go back and try one of the desserts.

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Theresa Denton

There was great selection of meals to choose from and we enjoyed our very flavoursome food - it was delicious and very filling! We were so stuffed we couldn't squeeze in a dessert - maybe next time!

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Fiona Gurnsey

Really nice little restaurant , good menu and lovely food

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Sharon Collins

First time here. Beautiful and tasty food. We both had a pasta dish each and a pizza to share. Good size meals. Will definitely be back

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John Ross

Great vibes. Super friendly and helpful staff. The chicken dish is massive, good place to go if you're hungry :)

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Staff were friendly and efficient.
Food was plentiful and tasty would definitely recommend a return visit.
Garlic bread is amazing just the right amount of crunch and garlic butter.

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Beautiful food, lovely dinner.

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The entree's were nice, especially the breads, they were some of the best breads I've ever had. The mains were huge and the dessert was nice. Service was polite and attentive. Overall pretty good.

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The food was absolutely delicious!

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Laura Gardener

Omg best antipasto platter I've ever had. The chefs special stuffed bread was also amazing. Great mains, service was fantastic and the vine was awesome! We will be back

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Cory-Blue Mcgregor

Great service, great food

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Michelle Hansen

The food here is great (disclosure: it's so good we are repeat customers). This time we both ordered the lamb main which was tasty and filling - one of us had run for hours that day, and the other had been building a fence, and we both came away full. Our waitress was lovely and we were impressed by how quickly our food came out (especially since we were so hungry).

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The four of us enjoyed a wonderful meal. The service was good, with a nice selection of Italian wines. Delicious starters; the fillet steak cooked to perfection and the tiramisu is always amazing. thanks

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Once again an amazing dinner at Casa Nostra! Pizza as delicious as always. Tried the calamari, beans and chorizo as an entree this time and was not disappointed! Ill be back.. again!

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Rhonda Bignell

Really enjoyed the food and it had a good feel was busy but a fun night.

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