We chose to sit outdoors by the Nile with a relaxing ambiance, light music with a friendly staff and positive vibes to enjoying this restaurant aiming to be one of the best Italian restaurants in Cairo.
Type of cuisine: Italian with a modern twist.
Signature Dishes: A selection of pizza, pasta, risotto.
Dishes Sampled: Fresh pizza with a special crust, topped with imported tomatoes, giving it an authentic Italian flavor. Freshly made pasta, cooked al dente, with a rich tomato basil sauce. Bruschetta topped with cherry tomatoes, basil, and authentic olive oil.
Dessert: Torta Di Ricotta E Pere – Ricotta and Pear Cake, a traditional delicacy from Amalfi.
Other menu options that appealed: A modern take on Mushroom Risotto
Beverage Options: Imported Italian wine at an affordable price, soft drinks, coffee and tea.
Decor: Simple, modern and elegant with a black and wood theme.
Ambiance: Entering from the lobby, Casa Mia occupies a spacious indoor area, with outdoors seating by the Nile accompanied by a gentle breeze.
Clientele mix: Hotel guests, groups of young people.
Price Range: Moderate
Opening hours: Lunch to midnight
Address: Sofitel El Gezirah.
Raised in southern Italy, Chef Carlo learned how to cook at home. While working in F&B, Chef Carlo was intimidated by the kitchen and how it works. It was a tight ship, keeping consistency as a key. Chef Carlo was inspired by his brother who worked as a chef and whom he worked alongside until he realized that was the career he wanted to pursue. He was looking for a job that would allow him to explore the world and so he became a chef. Chef Carlo has lived in Ramallah, Shanghai, Philippines and other distant locations. Cairo is his most recent stop, which he finds very exciting as he keeps memories from everywhere he goes.