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Meet the Chef

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Francesco Chiatante

Francesco Chiatante, from Italy, started at just 15 in the kitchen and amazed by his mum and noonas cooking went on to hospitality school in his home town. When he graduated at 15 he travelled the world to cook. He cooked across Italy, London (Cipiriani & a 5 star hotel in Lake of Como awarded one of the best in the world), Involved in the opening of two restaurants in Istanbul & Dallas before moving back in 2013 working at Ventuno, Garfish, Watsons Bay Hotel then ultimately Casoni, Darlinghurst

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Michael Fisher

dined on Sat, 19 Oct 2019

Third visit & never disappoints. Staff are very friendly & knowledgeable with good recommendations. Love their fusion of mainly Italian food with a little Japanese influence. The black garlic bread with miso butter is a must try. The menu is also always changing making it a new food experience every visit. Highly recommended but only minor issue is the music is crazy loud inside.
Hi Michael Thanks for the feedback. We will certainly keep our ear out and adjust the music volume to make it more comfortable in future. Glad you had a good night and see you again. Team Casoni
Restaurant Casoni responded on Sun, 20 Oct 2019
Daniel Tran

dined on Wed, 2 Oct 2019

Food and service was great. Every dish was on point. Even better value with thefork 50% off food deal.

dined on Wed, 2 Oct 2019

Our waiter was so lovely and friendly, and answered all our questions about the menu!
Hi, Thanks for the review! It's so nice to have positive feedback about our staff!
Restaurant Casoni responded on Sat, 12 Oct 2019

dined on Wed, 2 Oct 2019

We had a good time at Casoni - the food was tasty and well presented and the service was great. It had a quite good atmosphere as well. Definitely worth checking out for a hot date!
Thanks for the review! We agree Casoni = Italian done differently, Hot dates welcome.
Restaurant Casoni responded on Sat, 12 Oct 2019

dined on Tue, 1 Oct 2019

I booked the 50% off special but they didn’t apply it to our meal. Otherwise I do love the food here.
Hi Jenny, Unfortunately we only offer the Fork Promotion to a very limited number of guests during the early seating. It's great to hear you enjoyed the food.
Restaurant Casoni responded on Sat, 12 Oct 2019

dined on Tue, 24 Sep 2019

Food was presented well the Asian/Italian flavour fusion didn’t work for me though
Hi Cameron, It is disappointing to hear, Italian food with an Asian influence. Lucky you enjoyed the service and venue so much!
Restaurant Casoni responded on Sat, 12 Oct 2019
Joanna vaughan

dined on Wed, 11 Sep 2019

Lovely food. The pumpkin ravioli is a must

dined on Thu, 5 Sep 2019

It's cozy, casual, great for friends gathering and romantic first date, great atmosphere
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the visit to Casoni and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
Restaurant Casoni responded on Sat, 12 Oct 2019

dined on Thu, 5 Sep 2019

10’s all round! This place was amazing! That Black Garlic Bread + Miso Butter is one of the most amazing things I’ve tried! Really enjoyed the Burrata + Mapo Tofu + Sichuan As well - will definitely comeback here for sure!

dined on Wed, 4 Sep 2019

Brilliant food. Every dish was delicious. Will be back. Thanks.
Hi Luke, Thanks for the amazing review! We are so pleased you loved the venue and hope to welcome you back in soon!
Restaurant Casoni responded on Thu, 5 Sep 2019
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Casoni Melbourne Cup - $69pp

Come on down to Casoni to enjoy a Melbourne Cup Lunch priced at $69pp. Rice cake + Scamorza + Crispy Potato Tuna Tartare + Avocado + Sesame + Watercress Prosciutto + Melon Pumpkin Ravioli + Pistachios + Burnt Butter + Sage Spaghetti + Chilli + Balmain Bug Tiramisu Barley Pannacotta + Puffed Rice + Rosemary We request that you provide credit card details as a guarantee for your booking. If you fail to show up, or cancel your reservation without sufficient notice (less than 24 hours before the reservation time), the restaurant may charge a $40 per person no show fee.
05 Nov 2019
Tue 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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About Casoni

NEGRONI & APEROL SPRITZ ON TAP. GOOD FOOD. GOOD TUNES. Expect funky tunes, fresh food and good times when you head down to this joint. No white table clothes to be seen. Just good booze and good food. Prego.



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