Sunday, October 13, 2013

CASA MIA - Jupiter, FL

Next to one of my favorite restaurants, Too Bizaare, is Casa Mia.  I have been wanting to try Casa Mia for quite some time, and boy do I wish I would have tried it sooner.  This cute, cozy restaurant serves up some bold Italian flavors.
As you walk in, you are surprised to see such a large stone fired oven, or at least I was surprised. The atmosphere is classic and quaint, but the smell when you walk in the door makes you want to try everything on the menu.

The corkage fee was $25 dollars, so we brought our own bottle of Bordeaux.  (I want to apologize in advance, as some of my pictures are slightly blurry.  I would like to blame it on the wine, as it went down way too fast :)
In their coal fired oven, they not only prepare pizza, but also bake homemade bread for you to nibble on. The bread was crisp and crunchy.  

We shared a few appetizers, the Carpaccio di Manzo and the Boscioloa Pizza.  The Carpaccio was thinly sliced beef, arugula, Dijon mustard, and shaved parmigiano.  I thought the Dijon mustard could be omitted as it was a little overpowering on such a delicate appetizer.  The arugula and freshly shaved parmesan with the carpaccio is always light and refreshing.  

Carpaccio di Manzo

The Boscaiola Pizza was my favorite thing all night.  The pizza had tomato, mozzarella, wild mushrooms, and truffle oil.  Truffle oil is my new obsession.  Loved everything about this pizza and would definitely come back just for a few pies.

Boscaiola Pizza

For my main dish, I had the Fettuccine alla Bolognese.  As you know I always like to try a restaurants Bolognese sauce as I believe that really says alot about the restaurant.  Casa Mia makes home made Fettuccine and the sauce was full of flavor.  The bolognese was chunky and even a little creamier then most bolognese I have tried.  Some places prepare with multiple meats, such as pork and veal, but I tasted strictly beef.  Either way, it had the flavor I was looking for.   I would recommend to all of you who are just like me that crave traditional dishes.

Brand had the Lasagna Pasticciata dello Chef.  Very similar to the flavors in my dish as it has the Bolognese sauce, fresh mozzarella and Béchamel sauce.  Great dish.  The sauce is not saucy, very meaty.  If you are a saucy person, this might not be the one for you.

Lasagna Pasticciata dello Chef

My Dad had the Linguine alle Vongole or what I call Linguine with white clam sauce.  The clams were HUGE!  My dad always asks for extra garlic, so he got what he asked for and loved it!!  Delicious!

Linguine alle Vongole

My mom tried one of the speicals that night which was Ravioli with Braised pork.  Probably the least favorite dish of the night.  The bolognese sauce was much tastier.  The braised pork overpowered the dish and again very meaty where it almost needed a little more sauce.  With so much meat, it almost make the dish dry.

Overall we had a great night at Casa Mia.  I would go back again and I highly recommend the pizza's.  I cant wait to return and try a few more of  their creations. Right now Casa Mia is slightly hidden as they are doing construction right next to it due to the opening of Fresh Market.  So do not be discouraged by all the construction surrounding the restaurant.  





337 E. Indiantown Rd Suite 10E
Jupiter, FL 33477

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