Casa Italia

G/F The Block, SM City North EDSA, EDSA cor. North Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Casa Italia
3.5
3.5 Stars

23 Reviewers

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Category:
Italian
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot
Reservations:
No
Kids Menu:
No
Delivery:
No
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
Ambience:
Casual
Alcohol:
None
Waiter Service:
No
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes
Noise Level:
Average

Most Recent Reviews

Wil T.
1.0 Stars

Ordered 2 flat whites, after 30 minutes waiters are gathering around the counter and forgot about my order. Bad service even when establishment is at 10% capacity and over staffed.

Flat white is below average, just go to the adjacent Costa Coffee for better coffee.

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Ria L.
3.0 Stars

The baby back ribs was so tasty i kept wanting for more. However, the service was poor because they didn't give us the things that we needed in anticipation. Like for ex complete set of utensils- we had to ask for a knife, additional set of utensils for correct number of people, plates.. Usually in dining areas like these food servers prepare them the moment you arrive. Also when we were about to pay, wrong receipt were handed to us and had to correct them about it to think only a few people were dining at that time. 128528

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Mary Margaret M.
4.0 Stars
3

This place lives up to authentic Italian gelato. One of the good dessert places that is conveniently located to grab your sweet tooth fix.

Its definitely a good find dessert to be shared with. The place have indoor and outdoor seating and is not too crowded so you can easily find a place. They also have free wifi. The staffs were very friendly and super helpful when it comes to choosing what you wanted. Service is quick and efficient. Place was well kept and clean as well. The cafe's interior is rich in modern italian chic decor. Absolutely adorable place for its colorful designs.

They have a long list of menu ranging from pasta to pizzas to appetizers to rice meals and their well known gelatos. They also serve coffees and frappuccinos. What more surprisingly they have Italian beers and wines.

They have a ton of interesting icecream flavors like Ferrero Rocher, Snickers, Baileys Irish Cream and Earl Grey Tea, in addition to conventional icecream and fruit flavors. The prices are a little higher than a typical ice cream shop, but not outrageous. Prices for every scoop of gelato Piccolo(1 scoop) 130 pesos, Medio(2 scoops) 195 pesos, and Grande(3scoops) 260 pesos. You can always get your ice cream in a cup or cone.

when I asked for some of their best sellers flavor, Pistachio was their top pick so I gave it a try. True to their words, It was really good. It was satisfactory in taste and texture. You can distinctively taste the Pistachio.

Since I'm a die hard fan for Dark chocolate, I chose Dark Truffle but ended up disappointed of myself thinking it was Dark Chocolate. Obviously its dark TRUFFLE and I don't even know what it is. So I researched and found out that Truffles are a kind of subterranean fungi, meaning they are mushroom that grows underground. The taste? Its very rich in flavor and thick. Too dark that you'd feel the bitterness (wooh!).

They are both extremely creamy and are equally delectable depending on your personal taste. It was definitely tasty. But I have this "umay" taste after. The small size is big enough! They really pack the cup full and it's overflowing.

Personally, I would say it was nice casual italian cafe that is worth coming back. It's a good place to stop by for a dessert snack, especially if you are interested in the unique flavors they offer. Prices were fair not exactly cheap but not exactly pricey.

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Roselle C.
2.0 Stars
3

Hate bad reviews but this is in all honesty.

Ordered pizza and pasta, it took more than 30 minutes before they serve our orders. Unfortunately, the ingredients in the pasta were a bit cold and not fresh. You can tell that it was not prepared from scratch. Microwavable lang? 128532 And the taste were bland. As in. The pizza however, pwede na but still not worth for the price. We did not finish eating the pasta and we were asked by the "manager" if we didn't like it. And we were honest enough to tell him the truth. He told us that we should not pay for it but we already did and then he offered us to have some gelatos for free but we refused. He was so apologetic but thankful for the honest feedback. In that way, they know they need to improve. Well, I just hope they improve the quality of their food otherwise they will be gone in no time.

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Hydz T.
4.0 Stars

I love their pizza dough and gelato! Their pasta was so so..

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Sarah B.
3.0 Stars
2

Lot's of choices. I ordered for the dark chocolate gelato(something like that). Worth a try but i'd still go for baskin robbins.

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Airah E.
4.0 Stars

I've been to Casa Italia twice for their gelato. Perfect for the weather! On my first visit I got the matcha flavored gelato (no one is surprised 🙄). The consistency was perfect, and yup, I tasted the matcha. 128077 On my next visit I got the hazelnut and my sister got [grandma's cookies?]. Needless to say, I ended up eating more of my sister's gelato. The hazelnut was too sweet. Grandma's cookies though, absolute perfection. Not too sweet, and the crunch from the cookie bits was lovely. The smooth texture was still there on my second try, so good job on that. Make it a point to come here on those really hot (parang everyday na nga eh 128514) days!

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Roy T.
5.0 Stars
2

I was one of those super happy kids after learning about Casa Italia having and opening a branch at SM North EDSA soon. As someone who frequents the northern malls (lol at northern) I was really excited to try this Singapore gelato franchise that has an Italian touch.

Too bad I got too busy with work that Casa Italia is now one of the many backlogs I have. Just had the time to review again this week during my vacation leave so here goes.

I think I went to their store for three times already. And all three visits were awesome thanks to the very friendly and accommodating staff, very nicely decorated interiors, and and and of course the gelato!!!!

Did not really count but I think there are maybe around 20 gelato variants and the servers are too kind to let you taste any flavor you like. Coooool. And this makes the choosing a lot more difficult 128553128517128517128517 It's like I want to try each one.

So among the flavors I have tried, my favorite so far is their gelato version of the Quattro Formaggio or Cheese variant. It reminds mo of some kind of cheese chichiria I think I've tried in Hong Kong. So yummy and not too sweet. You can feel small cheese bits that add more texture and extra yum.

The matcha green tea variant is also good. A bit on the more bitter side of matcha which I liked also. 128077🏻128077🏻

Their apple pie flavors was a bit too sweet for me. Tasted like legit apple pie though because they're supposed to be sweet. Also has small chunky bits.

What's really cool about their gelato is how fine the texture is. Most recent ice cream textureI've tried that I can compare with it is Haagen Dazs. You just can't stop scooping some more ice cream. Ahhhh. I scream 128514128514

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Marian P.
1.0 Stars

Never again! All the dishes we ordered was either bland, lacks flavor or not good at all! The chicken was dry, the pizza was not good, the lasagna lacked flavor even the croquet was soggy 128557. This is the only restaurant that I didn't find any food appealing 128078128078128078.
It also so hard to call a waiter. Oh, and if you want water you have to get it yourself 128544. I don't get it!!!! The waiter takes your order and serve it to you, but when you ask for water, they'll say you have to get it yourself?! What the?!!!!
The only saving grace was the gelato. It was good but I have tasted better.
Overall 128078128078128078. Not coming back again.

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Dan P.
2.0 Stars

Tried it out for the first time. Never coming back here because of the incompetent staffs (had to follow up the ice cream that was ordered infront, they didn't ask if the flavors would be separated or what cup size to use, self service for water? Too lazy to serve it? they placed the salted caramel and cheese in one cup!). Blue Cheese Pizza was horrendously salty, lasagna wasn't that appetizing, pepperoni pizza lacked flavor and the dry chicken's sauce couldn't save it. Good thing the ice cream was decent but not memorable. Place was really well designed but other than that, no point in going back again.

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Ariana N.
2.0 Stars

Casa Italia was... a disappointment :((( Let's break it down, shall we?

1. The Service
- 1008410084️ and a half
- First off, when we got there, there was only one table left. It was the kind of table that's very low and not fit for dining. We made it clear that we were going to actually eat there, not just eat ice cream. But they insisted. My mom was like, "Paano kami kakain diyan?" and the guy was just like "Sorry ma'am, wala talaga eh." without even offering to help us find a table!
- The tables were dirty and it took them a lot of time to notice.
- They didn't give us spoons or forks, which caused my dad to so sarcastically say, "Kakamayin ba namin 'to?" (I facepalmed, though. my whole family has a reputation for being really really... *shudders*)

2. The Food
- 1008410084️ and a half. Eh.
1. Blue Cheese Pizza
- It was tooooo salty for my taste. I've tasted pizzas with blue cheese before and they weren't that salty. At first, it was okay. But then it got too hard to tolerate. 1008410084
2. Chicken-something
- It was so dry. Not worth our 350 pesos. Ilang chickenjoy na ba yun HUHUHUHUHU. 10084
3. Carbonara
- This one, I actually loved. It's perfect for my taste. Pero it was too oily so... 10084100841008410084

My parents disliked the place so much that they didn't try the ice cream.

3. The place
- The place has a cozy ambience to it. I like how they have board games for everyone to play. Yaaaaaay.

Would go back for Carbonara. But eh.

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Jayson J.
3.0 Stars

I know. I'm on gelato spree. Casa italia in particular.
But it's super disappointing that their service here is not that good compared to their branch at forbestown. They got the mall vibe--with that not so cold, closes early and noisy.

With that they don't have wifi. And as i have mentioned, their service here is quite gloomy. Well, their lighting way too dim.

I see their servers weren't that apple-faced. They were long-faced why is that? No brightness in their service, they shout 'ciao' differently--pilit. (Or mashado lang malaki boses nila)
And just by observing, i think their staff here (if not all, some) are not that dedicated.. You could see using their phone.. Doing other business...

Well, they have other flavors here that i have not seen in their other branch at forbestown

128204swiss chocolate
This tastes like kisses milk chocolate.

128204avocado
Mmm. A dark tasting avocado. Just a little milky taste

128204128525 earl grey
I like this. So bobo i forgot to order this. Tastes like breakfast tea dessert. refreshing gelato

128204maccha green tea
Tastes like my starbucks 6 scoops matcha in my venti green tea latte

I also get to taste
128204snickers,
Too sweet for me. But it does taste like snickers puree.

In the end... I had
128204rhum and raisin
Here's the comparison between the rhum and raisin of this gelato at trinoma cinema floor (sa may gardens which i forgot the name)... I like it better doon. Casa italia's rhum flavor is bitter. And raisins were quite few

128204after eight
Meh. Mint that is quite lasting in the throat by 3 seconds then gone. It's thin also. Sweet and minty.
128148128148128148 by my order.

I still go for the pistacchio and dark truffle
Challenge one to compare this with their forbestown branch.

And you could learn here why their coffee is called otto:
"Otto means eight... Because all their coffee beans used to brew is never older than eight weeks from roasting..."

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Charmaine M.
4.0 Stars

Hanging out? Try Casa Italia Cafe. Me and my friend, ate ryne after a lunch at the Block, we tried to have coffee and to have a small talk so we decided to go to Casa Italia Cafe. The coffee shop is just in its soft opening but you can say that you'll be attracted with their gelato. We haven't try the gelato but we tried their coffee. We decided to have a cafe mocha but my friend choose cold cafe mocha which cost 110 pesos to 180 pesos depending on the size. The order of my friend arrive but my order is still on going. After a while the manager inform us that they can't serve my hot cafe mocha but I can have gelato shake with coffee flavor. I ask if I need to add some payment because the gelato shake is pricey as compare to cafe mocha. The manager is so generous, she told me there is no need to pay for additional.
For the taste, I still prefer the cafe mocha because of its intense coffee flavor as compare to gelato shake because the taste of gelato shake is too sweet for my palate. I can say that having coffee at casa italia is worth it as compare to starbucks. Overall the service is great. Maybe next time I'll try their gelato which they are famous for.

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Gwen I.
5.0 Stars

I decided to try their gelato before heading home today. 128512

Of course, I test-tasted several flavors first:

Vanilla - Disappointing. All-time favorite flavor ko pa naman 'to when it comes to ice cream. I don't know why, but it lacks that vanilla flavor. Nakakaiyak. 128557

Nutella - Good! Not too sweet like the spread, but it's thick & chocolatey. 128077

Salted Caramel - I really liked this one. Flavorful! It's becoming a favorite flavor of mine na. 128512

Hazelnut - Not good. More on the bitter side. Should it be bitter in the first place? 128533

Dark Truffle - It's dark chocolate. It's more on the bitter side (of course), but I wanted something sweet tonight, so I skipped this.

I ended up getting 2 scoops of Nutella & Salted Caramel for 195 pesos.

Verdict: I really liked it actually despite it's price. Rich, thick, flavorful. Hmm.. Happy palate indeed. 128522

Interior: Very nice. Love the combination of colors and displays on the wall.

Staff: Very accommodating and friendly. 128077

I'll try their food next time. 128522

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Mariel L.
5.0 Stars

I was never fond of ice cream, gelato, yogurt and the like but Casa Italia's gelato changed the game. My favorite would be the white chocolate (see photo). I've tried about 3 other flavors prior to trying this one, but when I've tried this, it's all I've been getting.

The place is also very fancy. All their furniture are custom made and imported, yet it's not intimidating. In fact, it is very inviting. Such a cozy place to be in 10084

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars

Ordered Hazelnut gelato

It's so creamy 11088110881108811088
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Rhency L.
5.0 Stars

Il caffè è buono!!!!! Lol caffe mocha is good! Going back for their gelato!

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Karen H.
4.0 Stars

The place really looks amazing. We ordered their After Eight gelatto which is so good. It's really difficult to choose from all their yummy flavors. Will definitely be back for a dine-in and to have more of their gelatto. The staff are also welcoming. 128077

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Mimbi E.
2.0 Stars

It took them almost 15 minutes to tell us that what we ordered was no available.

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Wendell L.
5.0 Stars

I have been wanting to try this because of all the hype it has received from social media. At last, I found one!

Who could resist an all natural gelato made with top quality ingredients? This ice cream shop from Singapore is really a dream-come-true for "ice-screamers". They offer 30+ flavors that range from avocado to whiskey! Other flavors are banana split, pistachio, cappuccino, matcha, cheese, mango cheesecake, lemon and many mooore! I tasted most of them and finally decided to get melon, strawberry shortcake and Ferrero Rocher chocolate. The service was really good. They will really help you decide on which flavors to get. Contrary to what others say, I think they give generous scoops of ice cream like what's on the picture. Other than premium gelati, they also serve coffee, cakes breads and etc.

What I really loved was their classy and cozy place! It is not crowded unlike other ice cream shops. I will definitely come back to try other flavors!

What flavors did you like so far?! 128513

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