Casalinga: a garden of delights
not far from the city.


Peter and Jenny De Luca infused Casalinga with magic and love as they worked together to design and build their beautiful rustic restaurant. While the menu is deeply rooted in the Italian countryside, Casalinga contains many references to more local history, with its hardwood beams and stained-glass windows reclaimed from demolished houses on the Randfontein Mining Estate. In keeping with the narrative of the area, they struck a rich seam themselves, unearthing a desire on the part of Jo’burg residents to come together and celebrate life, love and linguini.

The elegant yet relaxed ambience of Casalinga is reflected in the rich, eclectic furnishings which – just like the menus – reflect the personal tastes of the owners, and their passion for food and family time. Two very Italian priorities in life, perfectly fused at Casalinga. Grace and style make for a place where people can unwind, be themselves, and enjoy a wonderful meal in the very best company.

Just off Beyers Naudé Drive in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, Casalinga allows city dwellers to easily escape from the malls and traffic jams and take sanctuary in the countryside, whether for an intimate dinner for two or a business lunch, a family birthday or a product launch.



At Casalinga our focus is very much on sharing and celebrating life’s special occasions with family and friends. So Facebook makes perfect sense to us – it’s just an extension of our farmhouse kitchen table! Like our Facebook page for all the Casalinga photos, recipes, specials and sneak peeks behind the kitchen door!



We’re blessed with many beautiful birds in the Casalinga gardens, although we’ve never seen a bluebird! Still, we’ll keep on tweeting until we do and in the meantime, why not follow us on Twitter to keep up with all the latest happenings at Casalinga, from springtime birdsong to winter warmer recipes?



In our rare quiet moments in the Casalinga kitchen we love to share a pot of Italian coffee and catch up on the newspapers. We enjoy sharing our news even more, so if you want to learn about all the happenings at Casalinga in more depth, read our blog for news, views and the occasional bit of gossip!

What we do

Celebrating 29 years of superb service, fantastic food and exceptional events!

Great Food

Casalinga’s menus are shaped by the changing seasons and the availability of fresh produce, so you can enjoy delicious meals – and the authentic tastes of Italy - year round.

Beautiful surroundings

Enjoy a stroll around the Casalinga farm before or after your meal, and feel the connection we have for the earth and the ingredients it gives us – and the views over Gauteng.

Relaxed ambience

Italians may talk quickly, but they know the value of time spent together at the table. At Casalinga, we’ve created the same relaxed vibe so you can enjoy your meal at your own pace.


At Casalinga, our mission is to create authentic, contemporary Italian cuisine in a rustic rural setting, and to bring people together to celebrate family, friendship and flavourful food.


A world in which we all slow down a little and take the time to reconnect with the people who mean the most to us. Preferably around the table while enjoying good food and a glass of wine, while creating lifelong memories of special occasions.

Noi non potemo avere perfetta vita senza amici. / We cannot have a perfect life without friends.
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