What better way to enjoy a bank holiday weekend then to get some authentic Italian food at the Casa Mia Restaurant situated on Hatch End’s parade.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon on entering Casa Mia with no prior booking made we were seated immediately to our table of two. Once seated we were handed the menu and were also told about the lunch offer where you get a choice of two courses with a glass of wine or soft all for £13.95 (excluding service charge). Looking around the restaurant the deco is wooden, a very barn looking feeling with fake decorated windows and doors which gives the impression that you are dining outside. The restaurant is a good size, but if busy you will be cramped as tables and chairs are close to each other.
Whilst looking through the menu we were given crudites of carrots, celery, and cucumber with a sour cream and garlic dip, olives and a basket of bread with butter. Bread sticks were also available. Although this was a nice gesture I’m sure the service change makes up for the free these, either way it all tasted great, and very addictive.
Looking through the drinks menu, they have a good variety of wine and alcoholic cocktails as well as non-alcoholic. We both opted for a non-alcoholic cocktail, both presented well, with a slice of lemon and an umbrella which definitely put you on that holiday vibe. Taste wise they were ok, nothing special.
The menu has a great variety of chose from soups, meats, fish, pasta and pizza; there is plenty to choose from and a great selection for vegetarians too. So after scanning the menu for a while we decided on Garlic Bread with Cheese (£4.00) for starters followed by my selection of a Sicilana Pizza which consisted of grilled vegetables, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, black olives, mozzarella and oregano (£7.00) and the other diner opted for Spaghetti Carbonara which consisted of bacon, fresh egg, cream and parmesan cheese (£6.95).
The garlic bread with cheese was very tasty, the base was thin and the garlic and cheese just melted in your mouth. My thin base pizza was lovely, the vegetables were tasty and cooked just right. The spaghetti carbonana was also a good choice and although we both couldn’t finish the huge portions we boxed everything up and took it back home.
Casa Mia is a great family owned Italian restaurant, the food is delicious with a good variety on the menu and although the service can be slow at times it is a very friendly atmosphere, where you will leave with great satisfaction and a smile on your face.