43-47 Brisbane Road‚ Newtown

For authentic Italian cuisine close to the heart of Ipswich, Casa Mia Licensed Café, Restaurant and Function Centre will more than satisfy. Owner and chef, Mario, trained in Italy so knows how to delight customers with food prepared just like in the old country. The décor is pleasingly modern, and 1930s and ‘40s travel posters add to that genuine Italian feel. Traditional Italian cabaret music serenades diners and once a month entertainers take to the stage.

Casa Mia is Mario’s third restaurant so he knows his business well. Pizzas are hand-made from scratch, with a specialty being a delectable seafood pizza, and another favourite for diners is Scaloppini – pork or chicken fillets – done five different ways. Vegans are catered for (try the Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Rice Noodle Pasta) and most meals can be adapted to be gluten-free. Desserts range from Tiramisu to Ricotta Cheese Cake to Apple Strudel and, of course, Gelati.

Casa Mia, in the building that formerly housed the Bodega Restaurant and Pancake Manor, makes good use of its generous space with a 200-seat main restaurant, side wing to sit 50 and outdoor function area (popular for weddings) for 150.

  • Alfresco/Outdoor Dining
  • Bar
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Entertainment
  • Private Dining Area
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Takeaway Available

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Recent Reviews


Jul 2019

Worst Italian restaurant ever

I don't know why this place is getting 5 star reviews. We decided to take the children out for a nice dinner. After a look around we decided to go to Casa Mia. This was our mistake, the meal was... more »


Jun 2019

Great Place!

Awesome food and generous sizes.... We will be back and staff were wonderful and very quick with our meals more »


Jul 2019

Just average

Everything was average about this restaurant. The food, the service and the atmosphere. The the chicken with creamy mushroom sauce was quite tasty, but the salad came without dressing and getting... more »


Jun 2019

Not impressed at all

Wait staff were good but seemed a little 'ditsy'. the meal, though generous, was edible but nothing to rave about. We started with the oysters Kilpatrick - adequate but without the 'zing' i have come... more »


Jun 2019

Take Away

We ordered Pizza Bread Spinach & Feta — there was a terrible bitter taste, I think you need to check your garlic or cook it. Tortellini Alfredo we ordered, pretty sure that’s meant to have a creamy... more »