London Restaurants

LA CASA: Come Home to La Casa — Since 1994

The Editors
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For over 17 years Black Trumpet has been a culinary destination in the heart of Downtown London on Richmond Row. The warmth and charm transcend from the architecture to the impeccable world-inspired cuisine, wine list and the polished and attentive service. There are eight unique and flexible dining areas for entertaining an intimate group or hosting a sit-down reception. The rooms are richly detailed and exquisitely constructed.

The Scene

In the middle of King Street’s restaurant row, across the street from the Covent Garden Market and kitty corner to Budweiser Gardens stands La Casa, with a stylish black brick façade. One enters the dining room through a short hallway, as one might enter a gracious home. Intimately candle-lit by night, large windows provide lots of natural light by day.

Menu Highlights

La Casa encapsulates its Italian roots by offering traditional home-style fare such as risotto, ravioli, lasagna, gnocchi Bolognese and angel hair pasta. The menus emphasize the classics of the Italian culinary canon and the authenticity that comes from family recipes handed down through the generations. The pastas are all made in-house. The restaurant does its own smoking, baking and desserts. The sourdough starter is 20 years old now!

Recommendations include:

Beef Tenderloin

Traditional DessertsRecommendations include:

Rack of Lamb — herb-crusted Ontario lamb, with roasted red potatoes, vegetable ratatouille and a shiraz-lamb sauce;
Seafood Risotto — lobster, seared scallops, shrimp, diced pancetta, mascarpone cheese and fresh pea shoots;
Beef Tenderloin — 8-ounce hand-cut fillet, with asparagus tips, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted portobello mushroom and a beef jus demi-glace;
Veal Marsala, a tower of veal tenderloin, on a spinach and wild mushroom risotto gateau, in a marsala reduction.

Traditional Italian & Mediterranean 

117 King Street (at Talbot)

Lunch & Dinner 11:30 am–close
Closed Sundays & holidays 

LUNCH: $8–$24
DINNER: $9–$39

Steps to Budweiser Gardens
Across from Covent Garden Market
Perfect for Groups, Birthdays, Rehearsal Lunches & Dinners, Small Weddings, Receptions and Private Dining
Outstanding Scotch Selection
Fresh Daily Food Specials

Salmone Della Casa


Veal Marsala


Marinated Pan-fried Calamari

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