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|
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!
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.
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.
7545 West Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804