Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Casa! Ristorante - The New Casa D'Angelo of Fort Wayne!

The Casa Restaurant Group originated in 1977 when friends Jimmy D’Angelo and Tom Casaburo opened their first restaurant on Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jimmy D, as he was known, retired in 1989. The growing chain, now into the second Casaburo generation, numbers four restaurants. Casa has been an innovator introducing such things as butter and cheese based sauces, wood burning pizza ovens and wood fired rotisseries and grills.

Interior is clean and classy
All restaurants feature the unique and well-renowned Casaburo Salad and complimentary fresh baked Italian bread placed tableside. They are known for their family friendly service, generous portions, prepared with fresh ingredients, at a great value.

Traditional pastas available include manicotti, cannelloni, cavatelli, mostaccioli, capellini, tortellini, linguini, rigatoni, fettuccine, spaghetti, ravioli, and lasagna. The pastas are served in traditional sauces; meat, marinara, white cream, or butter; and often combined with a variety of vegetables, seafood or meats. Dinner entrees include chicken, veal, steak, or fish prepared in rich Italian fashion as well as pizzas, salads, soups, sandwiches and an array of additional Italian specialties.

Mom and I, along with the entire Schwartz clan, have loved
dining at any of the Casa restaurants for over 25 years!
I don't remember ever having a bad experience dining at a Casa restaurant and I have a long history walking in their doors.  I even worked for the company once upon a time, but that has been a long time ago.  So don't be afraid to order what looks good on the menu to you.

My two all time favorites are the Casa Salad, of course!  Everyone loves it.  The recipe is a closely guarded secret but I remember that it would be prepared in five gallon batches.  I don't think many people will figure the math close enough to get it right even if they do get their hands on the recipe.  Its much easier these days just to buy a bottle and take it home with you or order it online!  The salad is a mix of romaine and iceberg lettuce, Italian cheese blend, sweet peppers and green onions. Tossed with the famous Casa dressing.

Casaburo Salad
Don't forget about their wonderful mini loaves of bread that are brought to the table hot and fresh. Its an endless supply so you are sure never to leave hungry.

The other favorite is the baked Melanzane Parmigiano offering layers of eggplant, meat sauce and blended Italian cheeses. They have so many incredible dishes yet its the eggplant parm that I fell in love with. I order it almost every time - I don't want to be too predictable.

Contact Information
(260) 436-2272
7545 West Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804
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