History has it that in 1889, the humble Napalese street food creation known as pizza, first found its way into the royal wood-fired oven, when pizza maestro Raffaele Esposito made one to present to Queen Margherita. His delicious creation honoured the tricalore flag of Italy with his creative use of tomato, basil and mozzarella.
At Casa Bella, we honour pizza by staying true to the original tradition underscored in this anecdote: Our pizzas bases are hand-pressed to every order, using imported Italian ‘OO’ flour, topped with only the finest and freshest ingredients, lavishly layered with mozzarella, and then finessed in our signature wood-fired oven until crisp and feather-like. You can visit Naples if you like, or you can feast on our Italian-inspired, glorious gastronomic pizza varietals. We think you’ll choose the latter! Buon Appetito!
Naples may be renowned for its pizza, but its pasta traditions deserve pride of culinary place too. Once again we turn to this coastal city dramatically nestled next to a formerly active Volcano for our pasta inspiration.
True to Italian tradition, we use only 100% Durum wheat to make our pasta fresh on our premises daily to give our customer the best quality product possible, we then cook it until divinely al dente to ensure the smoothest of pastas. From the much-loved Lasagne or Bolognese to our gloriously creamy Gorgonzola Gnocchi, enjoy matchlessly delizioso mouthfuls of Casa Bella pasta, the most comforting of foods!
Our A-grade beef steaks are premium-sourced, skillfully cut and then carefully aged in our cold rooms. We grill, flambé, braise or sauté our specially selected cuts, and all are calibrated for superior succulence and flavour. Our slow-braised Oxtail and Lamb Shank dishes have proven to be perennial highlights, with patrons often returning back ‘home’ to Casa Bella to request these magnifico menu favourites!
Our true-to-tradition Italian grigliata items are unfettered, unfussed, fantastically fire-infused affairs: exactly as the Italians would have it! Expect simple but true-to-essence, robust flavour profiles, beginning with an on-point rub that always features that most quintessential of revered Italian ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, Maldon salt, piquant black peppercorns and our secret herb selection enhance this ‘pure’, rustic form of grilling. Expect exquisitely seared, uncomplicated flavours – così grande!
‘First we eat, then we do everything else’. No gathering or visit in Italy can take place in the absence of a delectably gratifying meal, creatively crafted from the best ingredients the many local markets have to offer. So, too, it is in our beautiful home, Casa Bella.Read More
Visited Casa Bella in Umhlanga Rocks and on our return to Pretoria was so happy to find them in our shopping centre. The Pizza and the parmesan crusted chicken are out of this world. Will definitely become a regular customer here.
The service was great and the atmosphere and decor perfect for the environment. We had excellent food that lived up to our expectations and the drinks were great as well. Highly recommended.
Very friendly and efficient staff. Our meal was served very quickly! Pork belly followed by warm chocolate pudding – magnificent! Definitely worth a visit!
At Casa Bella you can expect to find very friendly staff and good service as well. Staff took a bit longer when it got more busier in the evening, but still got great service none the less. The food was also excellent and as soon as you sit down, you get a “dish” with bread and a plate with bowls of garlic, chillies and cheese. This is very enjoyable and we weren’t charged for it. There are a variety of options for starters and main courses, both of which again are excellent. Would definitely recommend stopping by at Casa Bella’s.
Our first visit and what a hidden gem. Food is traditional Italian with some modern twist. We had the Chorizo fetucinni and Filleto pizza. Both nicely cooked and generous portions. Add friendly, but profesional service and I think we found our new spot for casual dining.
We had a lovely evening when visiting Casa Bella! Food was great and service by our waiter, Layton was excellent. He really was on the ball and catered to all our special requests making the experience very enjoyable. Thank you for a great dinner, will definitely be back soon.
Lovely evening at Casa Bella. Lamb pizza and the prawn steak were amazing. Friendly staff and great atmosphere.