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Hang out at.... A Casa Mia!

The Guardian, 04 August 2017

The Guardian, 04 August 2017

A Casa Mia featured in The Guardian article by Tom Dyckhoff titled "Let's move to Herne Bay, Kent: classic cafes and crazy golf". Tom writes "Hang out at… The pizzas at A Casa Mia transported Marina O’Loughlin to Naples". To read more, click here.

Also, a big thank you to a Guardian reader, 'arghbee' for their comment:

I live at Margate, but take the train once a month or so for an ale or two at Beer on the Pier, followed by A Casa Mia - Marina wasn’t wrong, their pizzas are fab. Herne boasts The Butcher’s Arms, Britain’s original micro pub, a haven of beautifully kept local beers.
— arghbee

Work up an appetite for dinner

A Casa Mia featured in an article in the Food & Wine magazine by David Landsel titled "5 Highly Edible Day Trips from London".  Whilst the feature is about our neighbouring town, Whitstable, he writes:

work up an appetite for dinner one town over in Herne Bay, home to the first certified Neapolitan-style pizzeria to open in the UK, A Casa Mia. The chef began his career delivering you-know-what in Naples, opening his dream spot here after decades of the London grind.
— Food & Wine Magazine

Top Ten Pizza Places in the UK

We are proud once again to be mentioned in The Guardian being in the top 10 UK pizza places in the article '

'Eat, pray, pizza: London's slice of the Neapolitan revolution.'

"The only pizza restaurant in the UK to meet the strict guidelines of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana – the Neapolitan pizza police."

Top 10 Restaurant in Kent


We made the Condé Nast Traveler top ten best restaurants in Kent.

Read the full review here.

The best pizza in Kent, a stone’s throw from the beach
— Nina Caplan - Condé Nast Traveller



We are overwhelmed by the lovely review by Marina O'Loughlin in The Guardian.

"I pine for more as soon as the last mouthful has disappeared into my face: perfectly airy, elastic dough, the all-important corniccione dotted with little blisters of char, and the centre dressed with fruity, oil-blessed tomato and strings of milky cheese"

Yesterday we managed 177 customers breaking the record since we opened. Thank you for the kind support!

Read the full restaurant review here.




We were interviewed by Dan Saladino on the BBC Radio 4, Food Programme: Food Is Mad-The Update. The feature was prompted by the previous weeks show 'The Pizza'. We talked about real Neapolitan pizza, pizzaioli (pizza chefs) and how A Casa Mia is the only AVPN pizzeria in UK. Listen here (forward to 25m 06s for the start of the interview).





We are so happy and proud to have featured in the in the Sunday Times food magazine, The Dish, in the article Ace of base where Daniel Young picks his 25 favourite UK pizza venues.

Home from Home: A Casa Mia, Herne Bay, Kent
Chef and owner Gennaro Esposito started out in the business as an unpaid delivery boy in Naples. On Sundays, his family would send him out to Lombardi, the storied pizzeria, for takeaway. His place serves the UK's first pizza to meet the guidlines of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. The popular house pizza comprises of homemade meatballs, parmesan and San Marzano Tomatoes.



We would like to personally thank everyone who voted A Casa Mia as winners in the Herne Bay region, in a recent poll run by Canterbury Times.  We are so proud to be in Herne Bay.