Following the success of the Camden branch, Casa Tua has recently opened up in the King’s Cross area. The cafe is located on Cromer Street, a quiet neighbourhood road that feels far removed from the chaos of the nearby station. This family run restaurant offers visitors authentic Italian cuisine, using the best ingredients from Italy.
On sunnier days guests can soak up the rays on the outdoor tables, or for date nights there is a cosier downstairs area. When I visited on a Friday lunchtime the venue seemed popular with professionals working nearby, which makes sense as there are plenty of quick, reasonably priced options on the menu.
The decor is eclectic and fun with quirky memorabilia displayed around the cafe. Plenty of windows give the cafe a light and airy feel, ideal for those wishing to read or get some work done. These thoughtful touches make the space feel homely encouraging diners to relax and unwind.
The presence of sunshine made it acceptable for me to order an Aperol Spritz at lunchtime… just to get into the Italian spirit. Casa Tua also offer a tempting wine list with high quality wines from Italy.
The menu is brief with a range of ciabatta sandwiches, homemade artisan pastas and antipasti snacks. Each day a couple of specials add a seasonal vibrancy to the menu. We chose courgette and saffron penne pasta and, my favourite, the tortelloni stuffed with pork and served with tomatoes and ricotta, absolutely delicious. Burratina salad was simple but tasty, with wonderfully creamy cheese and sweet tomatoes.
Full from the savoury feast we opted for little pistachio pastry bites (from the Puglia region) to have with our coffees. The sweet, nutty snacks was the perfect ending to our relaxed Italian lunch.
More information about Casa Tua here.