As someone who has had the chance to live in Italy and experience their marvelous cuisine, I can confidently state: Casa Mia is among the most – if not the most – authentic Italian restaurants in Yangon.
Pay a visit to Casa Mia if you are interested in trying classic Italian dishes, made with high quality ingredients and impeccable execution and presentation – their tableware is specially charming.
In the menu you will find a wide variety of antipasti (appetizers), primi (pasta dishes), secondi (meat dishes), contorni (side portions) and dolci (desserts), as well as soups and pizzas. A great part of their pasta is homemade – look for the chef hat sign next to each dish to find out! – and the whole menu tastes like Italy thanks to the fantastic work of Italian Chef Mario Fraschini.
For starters, we tried the traditional Bruschetta di Casa Mia (9,000 ks) and the Parmigiana di Melanzane (10,000). The bruschetta comes in a set of four pieces in four different flavours: artichoke, candied tomato, gorgonzola cheese and black truffle paste – all of which extremely tasty and lightweight.
The Parmigiana di Melanzane, or Eggplant gratin, arrived directly from the oven – and was the perfect comfort food for a cloudy day. The eggplant was tender and specially tasty – while the tomato sauce had just enough acidity. This dish is a landmark of Mediterranean food, and the execution went beyond my expectations.
As for mains, we chose to go with the Farfalle Alfredo al Tartufo (17,000) – homemade bow-tie shaped pasta, drenched in a tasty creamy parmesan sauce and sprinkled with truffles milled onto your plate! The pasta was very soft, and the bold taste of black Italian truffle complimented well the more mild tasting cheese sauce. Yum! This dish definitely stole the show.
We also tried the Four Cheese Pizza (13,000) – with mozzarella, parmesan, gorgonzola and pecorino. If you were on the search for quality cheese in Yangon, you have found your place. The pizza, just like in Italy, is made to be eaten individually.
Lastly, and most importantly – you cannot come to Casa Mia and not try their all-time-famous Truffle Ice Cream. One of the house specialties, this dish consists of a vanilla ice cream scoop filled with mouth-watering melting chocolate. I would say you should eat it fast, otherwise it will melt – but I reckon that will not be a problem. Absolutely irresistible.
The traditional Tiramisú was also a show stopper – more on the creamy side, but with the right amount of coffee.
From Monday to Saturdays, the restaurant offers set lunches for 12,000, including four different items from their menu, combined in a lunchbox.
From Wednesday to Saturday – from 12pm to 17pm – Casa Mia hosts its Italian style happy hour: if you order a drink, you get free access to a buffet of delicacies such as bruschettas, bread with parma ham, cheese and more.
I enjoyed the place so much I had to come back in the next day for lunch. Come to Casa Mia for authentic Italian food in the heart of Yangon – I guarantee you will not regret it.
Address: #01-14, 221 Sule Pagoda Road Yangon 1118
Phone: 09 964 348881