Casalinga is leading the charge in Croydon’s modern Australian dining scene, thanks to its globally inspired menu, attention to detail and stylish surrounds. Featuring numerous sharing plates, seafood delights, pastas, salads, and innovative mains, Melbourne’s Casalinga goes all out for their diners, regardless of whether they’re regulars or first-time visitors. This charming establishment is open seven days a week and can be found down Maroondah Highway in the heart of Croydon.
Excellent food. Was our first visit but it won't be our last. From entree to main to desert the food was sensational. We now know why you have to book.
In Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Casalinga has become the pride of Croydon, serving Australian favourites and international-inspired specialities from all over the world. Chef and proprietor Andrew Abrams uses what he’s learned during his world travels to inspire his culinary creations, fusing the best ingredients together to create flavour profiles that are out of this world. Casalinga also offers delicious cocktails, with signature drinks like the Pink Island Ice Tea and the Passionfruit Martini the favourites among regular diners.
Come with a group of friends and try Casalinga’s Grazing Platter, a spread of appetizers including chargrilled vegetables, harissa labneh with parsley and mint, shaved prosciutto, absinth-cured salmon, avocado and marinated Mt Zero olives. Popular mains on offer at this Croydon hotspot include the poached & seared chicken ballotine, the masala & coconut milk lamb curry, and the Ugly Ravioli stuffed with prawn farce and shredded lobster tossed in a blood orange butter sauce with lobster oil and roe. The coconut milk panna cotta is a must-try for dessert – book ahead for impressive Australian cuisine in a stylish setting at Melbourne’s Casalinga on Maroondah Highway.