Despite being fond of Casa Italica, it’s not been a frequent haunt for us – much like the rest of Williamstown.
I am surprised, then, when in the neighbourhood to discover the place has been gutted and a major building operation is underway.
However, the two young builder blokes I talk to assure me Casa Italica will still be present when the works are completed.
There’s apartments being built – and a carpark to service them.
And the Casa Italica space looks like it’ll be a whole lot more roomy and expansive.
This is pretty exciting, as the previous configuration was a little on the pokey side, and was perhaps even hampering the sort of service and products and eats they were of a mind to offer … in a neighbourhood in which such expansion will surely be a winner.