Cuisine: Italian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #18 of 98 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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Ranked: #18 of 98 restaurants in Christchurch 18
Casa Nostra
Location: Ferrymead
Cuisine: Italian
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   Casa Nostra accepts American Express

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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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Eliza Waterman

Great food and lovely atmosphere.

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Sam Moffatt

Another amazing meal at Casa Nostra. Beautiful Italian food. Generous portions and such tasty food. Cannot wait to go back!

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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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We have been here several times recently, and each time the food is consistently delicious. Atmosphere is great too - back soon - thank you.

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Jacqui Marcon

Had a fabulous evening at Casa Nostra, food was delicious, especially the grilled calamari starter. Tiramisu was one of the best I have had at a restaurant. We have tried several Italian restaurants in Chch - this was the best by far!!! Atmosphere is lovely, staff were very friendly.

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Great food and atmosphere friendly staff a good evening.

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Chris Fleetwood

Disappointing

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Alex Cochrane

Absolutely loved this place! The meals were divine and the portion size is huge! Will be back!

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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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Jenni North

Always lovely food and great service here. Great Italian food in Ferrymead is a real thing!!

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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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We had a lovely meal, generous portions served by attentive, helpful and efficient staff. We will be back. Oh, it's the first resturant that had the music at the perfect volume. No easy task. Well done and thank you.

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The music made the atmosphere awesome! The food was great, the portion was massive! And the panna cotta was to die for!!

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Super delicious food & very generous portion sizes with great service

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Peña Subias

Best Italian food in Christchurch

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Jo Mackenzie

Absolutely wonderful evening! Love this place in all regards. The best food and always great service.

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Kristine Sullivan

Fantastic service from our waiter. Food was tasty and huge servings.
Highly recommend.

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Alesha Kenny

Amazing food especially pizzas!

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Patricia Milne

The food is superb food with a huge number of choices ant the Tiramisu melts away as you enjoy it
We'll be back to check out the rest of the menu
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Friendly staff
A true dining experience : )

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Aonghus Van Raalte

Very nice experience. a nice place and the service was friendly. Pizzas were really good. especially the maialone. will come back again

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Food was really great!

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Fantastic food and service as usual. Best chicken meatballs ever

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Sharon Collins

Second time going to casa nostra and again didn’t disappoint. We had pasta and pizza it was delicious very filling so we had to take some pizza home for later. Service awesome

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Delicious food

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Belinda Boyles

Lovely atmosphere and attentive staff. Loved the Pizza .

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Our favourite first table experience! Great portion sizes. Lovely server.

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Waimarie Bruce

Enjoyed the new experience. Ordered the wonderful Garlic bread, it’s a must have! The Polenta and Shoe string chips were nice to start with. We ordered the lasagne and linguine, both were big portions so you’ll be full. Order the Paua, Marlborough Sav and it’s a great meal. Will dine again.

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Samo Kozlevčar

Always fun and proper European vibe. Really good food !

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Great Italian food.

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Beautiful food, great service in a nice relaxed atmosphere. Very enjoyable.

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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit ... both the food and the service. Excellent food. We had a 6yr old with us and she was well catered for also.

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Katie Calcroft

The food was great, we both had pizza and both types of pizza were delicious. My husband who is a big eater even couldn't eat all his as they were huge and filling. Service however was slow, for example we were only asked once for drinks (along with our food order) and then not again for the rest of the night.

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So much to choose from, large portions and very tasty

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Pac Chan

Absolutely beautiful meal!!!! Handmade pizza and pasta. Big portions and friendly service. Prosciutto mare & Monte and tordelle di carne are a must order!!

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Mollie Constable

Excellent! Food was delicious and staff were friendly. Will definitely be back

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Great food

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Quick and tasty, we are happy to return

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A very nice meal, generous proportions and delicious. Staff are friendly and helpful. Highly recommended

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Lois Stockdale

A fantastic dining experience. Couldn't fault it

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Lovely food, great portion sizes

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Jacinda Greig

Lovely night out with friends. Food ok but lasagna cold in the middle and the risotto lacking a bit of creaminess flavour. The standout was the entree and dessert.
Dessert yummy but my husband's tiramisu had been sliced with a knife that had also been used to cut something with pesto, my husband is allergic to nuts so glad we spied a line of green on his slice before he took a bite, he just cut the affected part off to the side.

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Susan Galbraith

Fantastic food and service. Great atmosphere.

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Luke Koia

Had a great evening! Service was good, possibly could have been a bit more informative with suggestions as there is a decent amount of food on the menu and it was our 1st time. The garlic bread is an absolute must! So soft yet crispy! The motzeralla sticks were as my wife said "the best ive had" my calamari entree was a bit on the rubbery side. The pizza and pasta was amazing. Beautiful hand stretched base. Top quality!

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Great Food

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Sue May

Smaller restaurant, which was nice and we enjoyed the atmosphere. Lovely delicious food and excellent wait staff. Thanks for an enjoyable evening dining.

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Bianca Hunter

Cool place, food was good but pizza was undercooked.
Service was slow and had to wait along time to be serviced for drinks etc. Pasta was great.

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Jill Yu

Food is really good

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Sue Chappell

We've been to Casa Nostra a few times and the food is always excellent. I ordered something different to my usual choices - the chicken meatballs and these were delicious. My husband had Lasagne and loved it. The meals are large! We started with a shared calamari and this is one of the best we've ever had. Comes with and excellent salad and very tasty vinaigrette. The service was superb - I don't know her name but she's always there, helpful and lively :)

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Very friendly staff. They all did well to make sure our experience was great. Food also very good, We got pizzas and some pasta, both were generously sized, well presented and tasty.

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Liz Grigg

All of our party enjoyed their meal. Large servings- yummy pizza and delicious pumpkin ravioli. Chocolate fondant just oozy enough - yum!

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