Ireland Guide

- ireland -

Graphics Version | 

Casa Pasta

Eat

Restaurant

2 euro
Address:
Casa Pasta
12 Harbour Road, Howth Co Dublin
Dislike Like
100%
1 votes
Tel: +353 1 839 3823

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

An affordable crowd-pleaser, this Italian Howth’s favourite family-friendly restaurant

Casa Pasta

This popular first floor restaurant overlooking Howth harbour appeals to all age groups but it has long been the area's first choice for families thanks to its cheerfully international food (lots of pastas, pizza and salads) the swift, good humoured young servers - and wax crayons supplied for drawing on the paper tablecovers. Even loyal locals had to admit it was getting a little tired, however, so a recent makeover was very welcome.


After a short closure it emerged with some interesting new features - the revamped entrance is now reminiscent of a trawler's wheelhouse door, and the narrow stairs are cheered by a feature wall densely decorated with shells. Once at the top, all is bright and fresh, with white painted walls, colourful mismatched chairs and pretty pots of herbs - and, in the second room, some tables have been replaced by modern tomato coloured stools for eating at bar height.


A maritime theme is subtly underlined in many details, but the feeling overall is more clean-lined and spacious and - despite the cheerful pops of colour - more grown up. Gone are the blackboard menus of old - just one has been kept as a specials board, and the end wall is now covered with smartly framed photographs - and gone too are the paper table covers, although crayons are still available on request.


The secret of this Dublin restaurants success has always been its universal appeal for all age groups  and, while the lengthy menus have now been pruned down to a more manageable offering, it is still neither over-ambitious nor over-priced. And many of the the favourites that regulars have happily ordered for years without even consulting the menu remain - runny deep-fried brie with spicy chutney, big Caesar salads (possibly with slivers of chicken breast), home-made tagliatelle with mixed seafood in a creamy wine sauce - and desserts like gooey, boozy tiramisu and sticky banoffi pie are all likely to be on offer still.


Wines tend not not quite as cheap and cheerful as might be hoped, given the style of food and surroundings, but an overall feelgood feeling remains.

Children welcome: on Thursdays "kids eat free" (1 child under 10 per adult; 6-8pm) Open daily D 6-11, (Sun 12-10). A la carte, 10% SC on parties of 6+. Closed 25 Dec, Good Fri. abbreviations
Last Updated: 08-04-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

Might also like

King Sitric Fish Restaurant & Accommodation

Howth, Co. Dublin
Café / Restaurant / Restaurant with Rooms
Distance: 0.4km
King Sitric Seafood Restaurant & Accommodation - Howth County Dublin Ireland
100%
9 votes
3 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Named after an 11th century Norse King of Dublin who had close links with Howth, Aidan and Joan MacManus' striking harbourside establishment is one of Dublin's longest established fine dining restaurants (they celebrated 40 years in business in 2011). The bright and air ...

The Country Market

Howth, Co. Dublin
Café / Deli / Food Market
Distance: 0.4km
image coming soon
100%
3 votes
Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality.

Visitors to Howth tend to stay around the harbour area, but there are some nice little restaurants and shops 'up in the village'. Just above the church, past the flower shop, this prettily presented independent food store, deli and café is where locals go for the ...

Kinara Restaurant

Dublin 3, Dublin City
Restaurant
Distance: 8.1km
Kinara
100%
2 votes
3 euro Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Translating as 'At the water's edge' in Urdu, this smart two-storey restaurant specialising in authentic Pakistani and Northern Indian cuisine enjoys a scenic location overlooking Bull Island - and is now firmly established as the area's leading ethnic restaurant (and on ...

Rasam

Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Restaurant
Distance: 11.8km
Rasam - Restaurant - Dun Laoghaire County Dublin
100%
8 votes
3 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Above The Eagle pub in Glasthule, this is an appealing restaurant, impressively decorated in dark teak, with traditional Balinese furnishings and generous, well-spaced tables - and there is an open air garden area at the back. Rasam offers something different from other ...

Canal Bank Café

Dublin 4, Dublin City
Restaurant
Distance: 13.6km
Canal Bank Cafe - Dublin 4 Ireland
100%
5 votes
2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner

Trevor Browne and Gerard Foote's well-known almost-canalside Dublin restaurants designed to meet the current demand for quality informal food or 'everyday dining', but the philosophy has always been to use only the best ingredients - organic beef and lamb, free-range chi ...

Directions

Harbour front, overlooking Howth Yacht Club.

Trip Planning Tools

My Ireland Guide

Local Recommendations

Hospitality

  • By Distance
  • By Category

Comments

There are currently no comments

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment
Not a member? Register for your free membership now!
Or leave a comment by logging in with:

Facebook & Twitter Recent Activity

Apps and Books