Cuisine: Italian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #16 of 94 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: #16 of 94 restaurants in Christchurch 16
Casa Nostra
Location: Ferrymead
Cuisine: Italian
Mains: $25 - $35+
Casa Nostra accepts American Express

Reviews

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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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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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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Rosa Jung

One of my favourite Italian restaurants in Christchurch!

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food was good tasty and plenty of it..Excellent value for money

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Elissa Mah

Delicious food, very generous portion sizes, and attentive and friendly service! We had a great time, would definitely go back.

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Richard Souter

Awesome food and service we will be back.

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Jane Hill

Delicious food and friendly service

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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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Olivia Chan

Great dining experience. Lovely food and excellent service.

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Andrew Little

Always reliable for friendly service and tasty yummy food! (Good size meals too).

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Fantastic restaurant and meal

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Taryn Williams

Unsure of waitress name but was very rude. We wanted to use the baby high chair and she rudely told us to make sure its not in the way of other customers, even though there were no other customers inside the restaurant while we were eating. We proceeded to sit outside as we did not feel welcomed. Took about 45 min to get food brought out which were very simple and poor quality dishes. Other customers of more complex dishes appeared to receive their meals before we did and when I asked how long our meals would take, the waitress told me in a less than professional manner that it was on the way. Did not even stop to talk to me, she responded to me while walking away. Would never go back again!

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Jodi White

Best pizza in town. Great service. Highly recommend

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Samantha Tomlinson

Amazing food and service! Would definitely recommend :)

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Warmly welcomed and seated. Huge prawns as a starter and generous serve of the best lasagne for main - although did .manage to squeeze in tiramasu for dessert. Will go again.

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Bex Gordon

Great experience! The food is 10/10 and the service was to match!

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Had a pre-Christmas catch up over dinner here with a friend. Both ordered risotto (one vege, one seafood). Enjoyed. Large menu, plenty of pasta, pizza, and regular mains. Keen to go back and try more. Easy parking too. Recommend.

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The food was great and the staff also

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Sharon Collins

Pizza and pasta were very tasty and good portions. Service was friendly and helpful. Will definitely return

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Eriko Brice

Fantastic service and amazing food

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We had a great experience at Casa Nostra. The food was delicious! We particularly loved the bread and the pizza was yum too. We will definitely be visiting again!

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Elena Kutovaya

Hi. We had a great, very Italian dinner in Casa Nostra. Huge and very delicious portions are there.

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Lucielle Rocha

Amazing food, service and experience. Me and my family loved everything!

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Jackie Giles

First time at Casa Nostra. Was impressed with the friendly efficient staff. Enjoyed the cannelloni. Was very tasty and pasta melted in yr mouth. Partner wasn’t very impressed with the seafood dish. Too much calamari, not enough fish or scallops.

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Jo Mackenzie

My favourite restaurant! Love this place!

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Chris-Tom Cahilog

Beautiful dishes and superb service

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Josie Welch

Excellent food as always and a lovely environment

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Astra Oakenshield

Food was amazing, I had the gnocchi with the creamy cheesey sauce, I will be going back just for that, would definitely recommend, really cute proper Italian restaurant, very good service

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Lynda Hay

Love this restaurant. Just like being in Italy. Intimate, delicious food. One of our favourites.

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Great food, large portions - definitely recommend

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Rico Duncan

Awesome as usual, took the kids this time and they loved it as well.

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As usual food , swrvice & ambience was awesome at Casa Nostra.Great location.First time weve dined there #First table..well done # Casa Nostra.

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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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Janye Alexandra

Main was delicious and came in a huge serving! Would also recommend the chocolate fondente desert again super delicious.

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Bronwyn Corps

Great food

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Larry Beck

There are many Italian restaurants to choose from in Christchurch and I would rate Casa Nostra as either number one or number two for both excellent, genuine, authentic Italian cuisine as well as excellent service. Try them! You won't be disappointed!

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Massive servings. Great food

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My seafood dish was excellent. Plenty of shellfish and calamari. The rice was a trifle over-moist. My wife really enjoyed her eggplant parmigiana: beautifully seasoned, and plenty of tomato. Our waitress was informative and bubbly.
Casa Nostra deserve a better selection of beers, but perhaps they don't see themselves as a bar. The wine selection was limited but appropriate. All told, we left after a very pleasant evening. Thank you Casa Nostra.

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Great food, great service, great atmosphere! Best Italian I’ve ever had.

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Kerry Dunn

Wonderful atmosphere with friendly staff. We enjoyed our meal (the platter starter was fantastic!). The only small critque would be the prawns and pork were slightly overcooked but loved it anyway. You certainly leave with a full tummy - had to take some home as couldnt finish the meal.

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Nicki Hurst

Such a great meal out, food was all delicious and the mains were huge. We will be back

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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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The menu is full of so many delicious dishes, it was very difficult to choose. My beetroot salad and basil and tomato gnocchi were very tasty. The portions were so generous that I could not finish but the staff happily packed up the remainder to take home. My partner's parmigiana was a large serving as well but he managed to finish it and also declared it delicious. Staff are friendly and warmed up more as the evening went on. Definitely our new favourite Italian restaurant. Gnocchi was just as yummy the following day.

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Awesome staff & food, highly recommended. We will definitely be back.

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Franzisca Camille

Great dining experience, delicious food - will come back

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Great place!

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Warm greeting. Service great and food amazing. The garlic bread is to die for. Portions were generous but we had no room for dessert. Some thing to look forward to next time
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