We’re passionate about creating an Italian dining experience in a uniquely Australian bushland setting.
Our modern-Italian menu has a focus on local produce and seasonality; as well as high-quality imported Italian ingredients.
Our food is prepared in-house and there’s a variety of fresh pasta dishes as well as seafood, steaks, salads, tasty desserts and more. We also offer gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian dishes.
The carefully chosen wine list contains offerings from the South-West as well as the various wine-growing regions of Italy. We also have a selection of truly delicious cocktails, unique craft beers and popular spirits.
Our outdoor terrace is the perfect place to pull up a chair and admire the amazing Dunsborough-Yallingup forest views. On cooler days, enjoy the cosiness of a wood fire in our charming cottage setting.
We can’t wait to see you at La Casina.
“A tavola non si invecchia”
In sharing a meal with friends and family, one doesn’t get old.
La Casina opened its doors in 2011, and since then has established something of a following in the South-West.
La Casina which translate into “small house” offers the warm hospitality for which Italians are renowned, in a relaxed bushland setting.
At La Casina, dining is not just about nourishment, it’s about the experience. For us, sharing a good meal is one of life’s great pleasures.
You’ll find us 2.5km out of the township of Dunsborough as you head towards Yallingup.
We’re open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner and Thursday to Sunday for both lunch and dinner. So, whether you’re after a quick coffee, a delicious mid-week dinner with the family, or a leisurely lunch on the outdoor terrace, we’d love you to join us.
Chef Dan has extensive local and international experience having worked in exotic locales such as the Maldives and Oman and across a number of top-rated Australian establishments. This includes a stint as head chef at Melbourne Institution The Press Club as well as senior positions at Number 8 restaurant at Crown Melbourne and closer to home Quay at Bunker Bay Resort, Dunsborough. Daniel’s passion for Italian cuisine is inspired by travels to Italy and his love of the Italian way of cooking – creating simple dishes using the freshest and best quality ingredients.
heads up the front of house at La Casina. She has extensive experience in the hospitality industry having worked locally and overseas. Joanna is passionate about creating a great experience for everyone who visits La Casina. With her warm and friendly manner, Joanna is sure to make you feel welcome.
Andrea, our restaurant manager, is the consummate hospitality professional.
He's 100% committed to providing each of our guests with a first-rate dining experience
Andrea hails from Mandello del Lario, Lake Como in Italy and has spent the past ten years working in Australia, Italy, Canada and the UK.
Now we’re lucky enough to have him here at La Casina!
When he's not working, Andrea loves getting out and about exploring our great South-West.
He thinks nothing beats the feeling of having the beach all to himself first thing in the morning.
Valeria is La Casina’s dedicated pasta chef.
She’s passionate about all things pasta having trained with some of Italy’s best in her hometown of Villaprati di Bagnacavallo near Ravenna.
Food is a big part of Valeria’s life.
She’s a devotee of the slow food movement - taking the time to enjoy food and traditional cooking.
Valeria’s family has a pig farm in Italy and also run a cured meats shop from which they have supplied quality produce over the past three decades.
In fact, our delicious porchetta comes from Valeria’s family's renowned recipe.