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Cuisine: Italian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #16 of 106 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

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Ranked: #16 of 106 restaurants in Christchurch 16
Casa Nostra
Location: Ferrymead
Cuisine: Italian
Mains: $25 - $35+
Casa Nostra accepts American Express

Reviews

Scott Rendle

We really enjoy Italian cuisine and have struggled in recent years to find a restaurant In Christchurch to meet our expectations. Casa Nostra really hit the spot for flavour and authenticity. If you like seafood the linguine is to die for. Very friendly service from a crew that obviously care about providing an all round quality dining experience. Our waitress had personality to burn with great knowledge and suggested a perfect wine match for our food choices. Can’t wait to return.

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4 us dined at Casa Nostra.
We arrived and asked to sit in the outside area as it was lovely and sunny.
Wine and beer was ordered and went down a treat.
entrees were broccoli and Piatto Bruschette, both were simply delicious, there were 3 assorted bruschetta - the salmon was my favourite but all were devine.

Lamb shanks and the fillet steak were the absolutely favourite picks of the evening- both were sensational meals. Lasagne and calamari were enjoyed also.

Apple pie for an ending was not my favourite, very coconut in flavour but still lovely.

I had an amazing evening, service was great, atmosphere great and the food sensational . Thank you for a fantastic time .
Jacqui Dunn

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We were met on arrival and greeted warmly, I had to advise there was a change of people as the person I booked with was taken into hospital on the day. Nothing was a problem. The staff accommodated our new arrangement as if it happened every day. The staff made us feel so welcome, discussed our choices of food with us, advising us on our choices.
Casa Nostra will now be on our list of wonderful dining experiences and will be a place we visit often. The service, food and hospitality of the staffI was on par with my favourite restaurants in Cape Town.
Well done Casa Nostra, we'll be back!

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Sam Knight

Had a great birthday dinner here. Their menu was extensive, and had a huge range of unique options. Our entrees were fabulous, especially the Mediterranean stuffed bread, a very unique flavour but was very tasty. The pizzas were also brilliant, heaps of toppings and a nice tomato base, and the dough was cooked perfectly. Will definitely come back here again!

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We loved our experience at Casa Nostra! The food was delicious and the staff were friendly! Certainly one of the best pizzas we've tasted in Christchurch. The steak with gorgonzola sauce was divine! And the desserts were the grand finale! We will definitely be back for dinner!

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The most welcoming Restaurant in Christchurch. Professional Service and food excellent plus the atmosphere is relaxing and you feel like you have come to a friends home for dinner. We sampled the Italian White Wine - Perfect choice. The popular pizza ordered at our table was the Maialona and I had the Salmone which they obligingly added some shrimps to it. So delicious! And the crust light and the best you will ever taste. Don't hesitate; if you want a good night out with all in your party leaving happy and satisfied that they have experienced the best of Italian food then head to Casa Nostra. A big Thank You to Owners and Staff for making our evening so special.

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We had some beautiful Italian food at Casa Nostra. Really can't fault everything that we ordered. The servings were very generous too. Will definitely come back.

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We had a friendly welcome and attentive service. Enjoyed the cocktails, Tuscan bread and mozza chips whilst perusing the mains.
The mains are very large portions. We were offered the take home option. It's a family friendly Italian restaurant which we'd go to again. Thank you

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Nastasia Thorpe

Food was awesome and staff were great. One of the best places to go and eat in Christchurch

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Mel Watson

My friend and I dinned in on a Tuesday evening before heading to some movies. We ordered the Piatto Bruschette - 3 different flavoured bruschetta to share. The toppings were all different and delicious! In hindsite this would have done us as we were quite full after.
My friend had the Filetto di Manzo - 300g steak w/brandy & green peppercorn sauce as a main. She loved it and even asked for more sauce. It was seved with plenty but she just couldn't get enough!
I had the Gamberoni Alla Griglia - Butterflied Prawns w/roast garlic and herb sauce, These were lovely and came with veges. Such a large portion! I would definatley get the entree size next time.All the staff were lovely and we were well looked after. We will return for sure!!

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Summa Atkinson

Unbelievably good pizza and seafood risotto, best garlic bread in town and the cocktails are divine, especially the chocolate cake martini, definitely one of our most favourite restaurants.

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Amazing seafood platter best ever in New Zealand!
Lovely atmosphere and service.
The best Italian food for sure

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jeanette beatty

From the moment you walk thru the door you are treated as if the only person there - the serviced from Antonia and Paulette is so special and personal - then the kitchen follows thru with amazing tasting meals - fresh made pasta with tantalising sauces - loved the olive, capers, anchovy mix - Mmmm!
Starting with cocktails - and a mocktail for a 7 year old - my Negroni vodka based - yum!! then moved onto a red wine - Malbec - love the grape variety - dessert = just couldn't manage as had started sharing the chicken liver pate - so creamy and such a defined taste left us yearning for more.
The portion sizes are large so go ready to feast and enjoy - don't rush your meal take in the lively Italian music and relax back and be waited on...…..

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Karen Frew

Awesome dining experience. Brilliant service excellent welcoming staff, table all set up with water jug and lit candle. Overall epic dinner choices. Great ambiance. Five Stars !!!

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We have found our new favourite Italian restaurant in Christchurch!!! Lost our last one year's ago after the Feb Earthquake!
From the moment we sat down, we were drawn in to the atmosphere and friendly staff early on Saturday night. Casa Nostra's menu is extensive...so much to chose from: pizzas and pastas, steaks and sides. Even the wine list is amazing, not just local wines but a great selection of Italian to go with your authentic meals.
As we heard the meals were generous portions, we skipped entrees and went straight to the mains. We both went for seafood - a ravioli di pesce and the linguine pescatore. Abosolute winners, so delicious and fresh, we were happy.
When we asked for the dessert menu, we asked for help! This or this, what's the best? We both had their own version of Tiramisu - and received the biggest portion either had ever been served!
If you have not yet tried Casa Nostra, you had better get online or on the phone. Bookings recommended as it does get busy! Thanks to Casa Nostra and the team for a lovely memorable evening

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Victoria McVicar

Amazing! A wonderful meal with great friends in lovely atmosphere. We started with the Mussels in a garlic sauce, polenta chips and Pane Capone - breads. All delicious.
Mains were lambs shanks which was so tender, fillet steak was cooked perfect and large. We also had prawns with salad and potatoes. Wonderful, will be back again and again.

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Jennie Evett

The. Best. Garlic. Bread. That's probably all you need to know! The food was delicious and the pasta comes in massive portions so be prepared! We didn't have room for dessert. I highly recommend the Sangria, everyone agreed it was the best they have ever had. Staff were really friendly and welcoming and overall I would say it's one of the best meals we have had in Christchurch. Garlic bread for life!

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Alan Dearden

This would have to be the best Italian restaurant in NZ.... there were four of us for dinner, we had a garlic bread to start which was delicious then all ordered a different main meal and everyone raved about how good theirs was. One dessert and a coffee later and we were completely satisfied. We will definitely return.

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Bronnie Park

I’ve not seen such a large and varied menu in a very long time. So many choices, so little time. The staff were lovely people , friendly and helpful. The food was AMAZING. The meals we chose were HUGE , beautifully cooked and presented. At least 10 different choices for gluten-free customers instead of the usual “oh , yeah I’ll see what we can come up with.” Making you feel like a pain in the neck. I’ve already recommended to several people I know. Lovely atmosphere too. Well done .

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Jemimah Tsai

Had a fabulous dining experience with my friend. Staff are all very friendly and provided amazing service. Very nice atmosphere with beautiful decors. The pizza, seafood pasta, and dessert are all divine, especially the portobello polenta. I have to say Casa Nostra is the best Italian restaurant in Christchurch. Looking forward to dine there again!!

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Fantastic food and service. The only problem we had was we ordered too much food and couldn't eat it all. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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Cynara Lewis

Excellent food and service!

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Gayel Marquet

Our favourite and gratefully local Italian with consistency, authenticity and quality assured. Family run by a great team who’ve been in the biz a long time and know how to please.

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Fantastic service and the food was absolutely amazing. Thanks for a great meal.

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Food was beautiful. Great evening.

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Eliza Gamble

First time at Casa Nostra and I'll definitely be back. Great food, service, ambience - a really enjoyable and authentic Italian experience!

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Great food great service

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Victoria Watt

Great food and service at casa nostra! Had a great evening and will definitely be back

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Tracey Fitzgerald

Great food and great service Will definitely be going back again

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Paula Walsh

Lovely authentic Italian restaurant, just to few of this type of restaurant in Christchurch. Will be back very soon

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Marilyn Hudson

Dining at Casa Nostra was an enjoyable and satisfying experience. As usual the meals were very good with the portions being large enough to ensure our take home ' doggy bags' were enough for an additional culinary treat. The service couldnt be faulted with continual attention from the wait staff to ensure our needs were met. Thanks Casa Nostra, we'll be back.

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I love Italian food, and I love Italian food when it is nearby. And I love the staff are prepared to help you pronounce the name of the fab food and not make you feel like a complete idiot. Then if course there is the food. And that alone is worth coming to Casa Nostra for.

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Relaxing atmosphere with amazing food and service.

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Bernie Campbell

As always a lovely meal, and nice friendly staff.

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Alana Irvine

Super Yummy, was in and out with my 3 kids which was exactly what I needed! Throughly enjoyable!

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Miah Small

Was a beautiful spot. Gorgeous food and friendly staff. We had a good night

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Summa Atkinson

Very good food, great variety, large portions are served which is great for those wanting leftovers for lunch. We have been here many times and have always had a great experience. The fresh smell of garlic and butter is always enticing.

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Our first night in new ,Zealand ended with a great dinner at costa nostrand. We weren't hurried through our meal and the entrees were excellent. Highly recommended.

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great service , the meals were a very generous size and delicious. we had very attentive and helpful service. The seafood risotto was bursting with seafood and the pizzas were delicious.

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Very good

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John Rader

Excellent friendly service and the food was great and very flavorsome as always

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A perfect location to celebrate a significant birthday. The food was delicious and the service exceptional. Highly recommended

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Nice food but we waited over 1 hour for our main course

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Scott Rendle

We really enjoy Italian cuisine and have struggled in recent years to find a restaurant In Christchurch to meet our expectations. Casa Nostra really hit the spot for flavour and authenticity. If you like seafood the linguine is to die for. Very friendly service from a crew that obviously care about providing an all round quality dining experience. Our waitress had personality to burn with great knowledge and suggested a perfect wine match for our food choices. Can’t wait to return.

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Great atmosphere. Super welcoming and fantastic service. Enjoyed the yummy food ...portions quite large u may want to share if not hugely hungry
Highly recommend we will return

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Fresh and tasty food, lovely restaurant and friendly staff. Will definitely be back

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Fernando Adriana

In my opinion, Casa Nostra is the best restaurant in Christchurch!!!

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4 us dined at Casa Nostra.
We arrived and asked to sit in the outside area as it was lovely and sunny.
Wine and beer was ordered and went down a treat.
entrees were broccoli and Piatto Bruschette, both were simply delicious, there were 3 assorted bruschetta - the salmon was my favourite but all were devine.

Lamb shanks and the fillet steak were the absolutely favourite picks of the evening- both were sensational meals. Lasagne and calamari were enjoyed also.

Apple pie for an ending was not my favourite, very coconut in flavour but still lovely.

I had an amazing evening, service was great, atmosphere great and the food sensational . Thank you for a fantastic time .
Jacqui Dunn

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Nicole Palmer

Absolutely delicious!

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We very much enjoyed our meals, so delicious and a lovely atmosphere too. Thank you.

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We were met on arrival and greeted warmly, I had to advise there was a change of people as the person I booked with was taken into hospital on the day. Nothing was a problem. The staff accommodated our new arrangement as if it happened every day. The staff made us feel so welcome, discussed our choices of food with us, advising us on our choices.
Casa Nostra will now be on our list of wonderful dining experiences and will be a place we visit often. The service, food and hospitality of the staffI was on par with my favourite restaurants in Cape Town.
Well done Casa Nostra, we'll be back!

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Emma Price

The food was great, the customer service was average and the atmosphere was average but the food made it all worth while. Would recommend if your looking for a really casual night out, not for a special night like ours was. But do highly recommend the food.

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Chris McCalman

Beautiful meal and great staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience. Would not hesitate to recommend and will return when in christchurch next.

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Gemma Allen

Meals were absolutely amazing. Casa Nostra is our favourite restaurant, we have been many times and will continue to dine there!

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Sam Knight

Had a great birthday dinner here. Their menu was extensive, and had a huge range of unique options. Our entrees were fabulous, especially the Mediterranean stuffed bread, a very unique flavour but was very tasty. The pizzas were also brilliant, heaps of toppings and a nice tomato base, and the dough was cooked perfectly. Will definitely come back here again!

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Franzisca Camille

Have come back so many times and will do in the future - favourite place for Italian food in Christchurch :-)

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Rachael Hutchinson

Really amazing service, and delicious food. Very generous portions, too :)
Will definitely be back.

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We loved our experience at Casa Nostra! The food was delicious and the staff were friendly! Certainly one of the best pizzas we've tasted in Christchurch. The steak with gorgonzola sauce was divine! And the desserts were the grand finale! We will definitely be back for dinner!

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Erin Silvester

Fabulous place. Decor is really nice with a good atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and really nice. They need to be a bit more attentive though and offer drinks throughout the evening and not just once at the beginning. We had pizza and pasta. Both were absolutely delicious. Great flavors, simple and done very well. Dessert was also delicious. We shared a dessert as the mains are a really good size and very filling. I would recommend coming here. We will definitely be going back again

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Jackie Baddock

Amazing food and service ! Very generous portion sizes ! Will not hesitate to come back

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Natalie Antonova

The food was super delicious, and the portions are really big! The service was excellent. We will definitely come to dine again.

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Rudolf Ladyzhenskii

Nice cosy restaurant with good food. Fish of the day and seafood risotto were particularly excellent!

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massive portions.
pretty nice friendly staff.

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Kay Wilton

Had a lovely experience at this restaurant

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Fantastic Service and great food. Highly recommend.

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The experience is always delightful. Me and my partner love coming to casa nostra. It has to be our favourite place to go to spend time out together and the food is tasty and great size for the price. Casa nostra has the best pizza in town and you will definitely see us again and again after that

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Jacky Martin

Always enjoy eating at Casa Nostra

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The most welcoming Restaurant in Christchurch. Professional Service and food excellent plus the atmosphere is relaxing and you feel like you have come to a friends home for dinner. We sampled the Italian White Wine - Perfect choice. The popular pizza ordered at our table was the Maialona and I had the Salmone which they obligingly added some shrimps to it. So delicious! And the crust light and the best you will ever taste. Don't hesitate; if you want a good night out with all in your party leaving happy and satisfied that they have experienced the best of Italian food then head to Casa Nostra. A big Thank You to Owners and Staff for making our evening so special.

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Cozy atmosphere and tasty pizza

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