It was a passion for authentic Italian cuisine that inspired the establishment of Casa Rossi 6 years ago. Franca and Larry, with their mutual love for delicious food, built this wonderful little gem together in the quiet suburb of Glenanda in Johannesburg South. Sushi chef Jacky Wang, originally from a small town in Beijing, has 20 year’s experience and joined the Casa Rossi team in August. The restaurant also offers vegetarian sushi for those who prefer not to eat fish.
An ambience of warmth and comfort bring the nuances of a typical Italian “ristorante” to this neighbourhood’s doorstep. Franca and Larry’s Italian heritage can be seen throughout their sauces, pastas and home-made dishes which are made using the freshest ingredients and tried and tested traditional methods. Casa Rossi pizzas are prepared in a wood-burning oven and are a treat worth travelling for. Always experimental, Casa Rossi pride themselves on creating a combination of toppings to highlight the wonderful flavours of the Italian countryside.
Their specials include a special pasta evening on Tuesday nights, family pizza night on Wednesdays and local entertainers on Friday nights. Casa Rossi hosts and caters for special occasions and their dynamic team will always help set the stage for your evening’s theme. Their set menus are reasonably priced and cater for a variety of tastes. Open Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 – 22:00 and Sunday 12:00 – 15:00. Visit them at 52 Vorster Avenue, Glenanda.
From Johannesburg Central, travel on Simmonds Street and turn right toward Booysens Road. Take the 1st left onto Booysens Road and then turn left onto Klip River Drive. Take the ramp onto Klip River Drive and then turn left onto Columbine Avenue. Continue onto Vorster Ave (M68). The destination will be on the right.