Tuesday, January 18, 2011


1 Moore Street
Apollo Bay
Vic 3011

We dined at Casalingo with friends over the holidays. We'd booked and were advised to arrive on time as there was a largish table arriving at a similar time, which seemed slightly odd. As well as being a restaurant Casalingo is also a takeaway, with two parts being reasonably separated, although the entrance/counter area felt a bit busy. The restaurant was pleasant inside, with a fairly formal set up.

The menu had a variety of pasta dishes and several specials, the service was very friendly. We went for the bruschetta, which took a little while to arrive.

It was nicely presented and did the job.

There was another pause before the mains arrived, the fish with salad was nice.

The Marinara was a little disappointing, as only 2 of the 5 mussels had opened, and the flavours weren't great. When we mentioned the mussels, nothing was done.

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I enjoyed the Otway Light beer I had with dinner.

We were persuaded to order deserts which then took ages to arrive, so when it came to the bill we eventually went up to the counter to pay. The bill had missed a few items, but considering the waits we'd had, and the unexceptional meals, we didn't feel like pointing it out. Maybe it would be better on a quieter night.

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