Camden Restaurant Casa Tua Review: Access London
Italian food is one of our favourite; nibbling on burrata and parma ham whilst waiting for a hearty, pasta dish is our idea of food heaven. Nestled behind the busy streets in both Camden Town and Kings Cross, is a family-run Italian driven abode called Casa Tua providing exactly that. Casa Tua, which means ‘your home’ in Italian, has been feeding North West Londoners for three years in the Camden restaurant, and more recently in Kings Cross.
Run by Giuseppe, founder of the two restaurants, and his loyal team of family and friends from his native town in Italy, this humble abode is aiming to provide a restaurant, café and somewhere to relax, or as the name states, somewhere to call home.
With a concept slightly different to most restaurants, comfort is at the forefront of Casa Tua. This is instantly apparent at their Kings Cross location which has a mixture of seating on the first floor, but below provides a comfortable alcove for those looking for a snug set-up.
Camden Restaurant Casa Tua Is Your Home Away From Home
As we’re eating, we sit in the restaurant section of Casa Tua and perch at a window seat overlooking the church and happenings of the backstreets of Kings Cross. It’s a beautiful sunny day in October and the perfect setting for a spot of lunch.
Giuseppe talks us through the menu and what’s on offer, detailing the best dishes and the stories behind them. After hearing about how the octopus dish to share is from an old recipe in Italy where they used to put all the ingredients in a jar and leave by the fire to cook for hours – I was sold. Though now with modern technology, it’s done in a slow-cooker the result is still the same.
Alongside this recommendation, we opt for the golden crusted mozzarella with mushrooms and finally the burratina and the parma ham. Burratina, we’re told, is a less-salty version of mozzarella which is a result of where the cows graze. The further away from the sea, the less salty their produce.