Cuisine: Italian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #19 of 91 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: #19 of 91 restaurants in Christchurch 19
Casa Nostra
Location: Ferrymead
Cuisine: Italian
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   Casa Nostra accepts American Express

Reviews

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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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 great service

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Anita Frost

Loved our dinner date at Casa Nostra! Lovely friendly service, food was top notch (best garlic bread I think I’ve ever eaten!) and very generous portion sizes! Will definitely be dining here again very soon!

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Jo Anne Thomson

Fabulous food and great service

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Kirsty Alexandra

Great dining experience. The food was great (huge portions!) and we all left satisfied with the food and staff service

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Great food as always, been here a few times and never had a bad experience.

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Alan Dearden

Great food and service. The garlic bread is really special, but don’t order it unless you are really hungry as it is large, crusty and filling. The two mains we had were beautifully presented and very tasty. We will be back.

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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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the food was amazing, tasty and large portions. Highly recommended.

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Joan Ferguson

Absolutely fantastic home made fresh delicious food. Fantastic friendly service.
Its a must to go and have the best meal ever.

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Tatar Ariyawijit

Great food , good service ! We had a great dinner out for welcoming my mother-in-law come for a visit...food was just like we were back in Rome again !

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We arrived to a wonderful aroma which signaled great food and a great night. The menu gave plenty of options. The garlic bread was amazing. We all had the pork and it was wonderful. Just remember to take your appetite, the portions were not only tasty and visually appealing they were also generous
The wait staff were attentive and helpful. We can see ourselves returning to try more of the menu.

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Lovely resturant, friendly service and delish Tiramisu ♡

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Favorite Italian in Chch! Amazing food and service! :D

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We love love love Casa Nostra. Have been twice now and we will definitely go back. The food, atmosphere, and staff are authentic. We keep finding more on the menu that we want to try. Highly recommend.

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Rebecca Bird

Great food and nice place

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Fantastic meal & service, will be back again

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Yummy meal . Recommend garlic bread . Great service. Nice restaurant. Easy parking. Will be back

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Stacey Hickford

Gorgeous food! Would definitely go back again!

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As always, wonderful food in a relaxed environment with friendly service.

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Brittany Thompson

We come here often and can absolutely never fault the service or food. The staff are very helpful and full of knowledge on the dishes and we always leave full to the brim and looking forward to our next visit!

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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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Always an amazing dining experience. Top of our list!

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Great venue with prompt efficient service.

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Jose Feraudo

Tasty and abundant food, recommended!

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Grant Beedie

Really nice place. Warm, friendly with great food. The best Italian i've had in Christchurch!

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Dylan James Hardy

Good food, great service and atmosphere. Would definitely return, and recommend to all.

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This is the best Italian restaurant, everything is amazing. Pizza, pasta totally fresh. Puddings are fabulous. AAA+++.

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Larry Beck

The Beetroot salad is always a winner and sharing this with a friend who ordered the eggplant parmesan made for a very good match. Food and service at Casa Nostra are always excellent.

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This was our first experience of First Table and we could not be happier. My husband had a perfect steak cooked to perfection, I had a seafood dish of calamari, king prawns, scallops and fish absolutely delicious. Along with two entrees a good bottle of Chianti allfor $101.00 unbelievable. Home in time for Friday night Rugby, we will definitely being doing this again

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Emma White Navitas

Loved everything! Thank you :)

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Audrie McKenzie

Superb friendly service and beautiful tasty food. This is one of our favourite restaurants in Christchurch. We thoroughly recommend Casa Nostra.

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Ashley Fox

Great food, massive portions!
Great service. Thank you for a lovely time.

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Jodi White

Amazing food and service. Best pizza in Christchurch.

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Awesome experience and great food

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Lilly May

We had a really attentive waiter who was really helpful. Our food was all delicious, amazing pasta and pizza! Definitely would be back

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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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Casa Nostra restaurant has a great Italian vibe. Food is consistent in taste and presentation with an extensive menu to choose from. A pleasant dining experience.

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Lucy Evatt

Had a fantastic meal, excellent flavours and wholesome portions. Definitely will be dining at Casa Nostra again.

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The staff were super friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. Everyone was happy! Thankyou

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Eve Driver

Super yummy food

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Lisa Funnell

Dining with friends last night at this superb restaurant! The service and food is always fantastic! Stunning pizzas and pasta....just wish I could try the amazing looking deserts, but I’m always too full! Can’t wait to go back

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Christina Watson

Everyone was friendly and helpful, the food out of this world, and fantastic wine selection! Definitely recommend and will return :)

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WOW! We celebrated a birthday there and it was fantastic. Loved it all.

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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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