Located within Clarkson, Casalinga Ristorante brings a touch of Florence to Mississauga with its authentic Italian cuisine.
It was my second time visiting this restaurant, last night, and once again the friendly staff there failed to disappoint, with their great service and delicious food.
The moment you walk into this establishment, you feel as if you’ve stepped into a classic, traditional restaurant in Italy. On one of the walls hang numerous sketches of some of the country’s landmarks, giving the ambiance that true Italian look. And, to make you feel more at home, they will actually welcome you inside with a warm smile, and (if you’re a guy) a “ciao bello!“.
What made this evening more special,though, was the fact that I got to meet my dad’s partner, and a couple of her family members, for the first time. They were truly a delightful bunch.
Moving onto the food itself…
As a starter we ordered an antipasto to share, consisting of marinated olives, mixed veggies, arugula, fior di latte and grana padano cheese. This was also accompanied by a complimentary baguette, and olive oil and balsamic vinegar dipping plate.
For the main course, I ordered the mouth-watering spaghettini ai gamberoni.
And my pal Ryan had mixed grilled seafood, consisting of trout, prawns, salmon, and calamari, with a side of potatoes.
After having stuffed our faces with this heavenly food, we simply couldn’t help but get ourselves some coffee and dessert. We decided on tartufo, and pistachio cheesecakes.
It was an extremely pleasant evening, spent with great people, and we were all extremely satisfied with our meals. Absolutely perfect.
From here, once again, we’d like to thank everyone at Casalinga Ristorante for yet another superb service. We will surely come to visit again, soon, cari amici!
– Preston Carbonaro
Note: All pictures in this blog post, except those of the food dishes, were taken from the restaurant’s website http://casalingaristorante.com/