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Casa Nostra Ristorante Downtown
Casa Nostra Ristorante Downtown

Casa Nostra Ristorante Downtown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.casanostrala.com
  • Phone: (213) 362-3311
  • Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu 11:30 am - 10.00 pm
    Fri 11:30 am - 11.00 pm
    Sat 5 pm - 11 pm
    Sunday Open Only for Private Event.
    Between Lunch and Dinner Kitchen is OPEN
    Happy Hour 3.00pm to 9.00pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 5pm to 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gerardo Ballesteros
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering Menu
    Regular Serves 8-10 People. Large Serves 18-20 People
    Please see regular menu for item descriptions.
    Mista Salad Reg. $ 60.00 Lg. $100.00
    Caesar Salad Reg. $ 60.00 Lg. $100.00
    Farfalle Veneziana Reg. $120.00 Lg. $200.00
    Pumpkin Tortellini Reg. $100.00 Lg. $180.00
    Fusilli Gamberi e Pesto Reg. $130.00 Lg. $220.00
    Salmon Lemon and Cappers Reg. $140.00 Lg. $260.00
    Branzino alla Livornese Reg. $140.00 Lg. $260.00
    Chicken any Style Reg. $130.00 Lg. $220.00
    Homemade Tiramisu Reg. $ 50.00 Lg. $ 90.00

  • Special Events & Promotions: Book your Event any time, (213.362.3311)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Just west of Figueroa Av ( Next to the famous Pantry Cafe )
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free with validation
    Entrance on 8th place just behing the TCW building
A word from Casa Nostra Ristorante Downtown
Casa Nostra - Next to the Famous Pantry Café, 7 H. Free Parking in the TCW Building.Garage Located at 930 Eight Pl. The Best Happy Hour in Downtown 3.00pm to 9.00pm
Very Convenient for your event at Staples Center, Nokia Theatre or L.A Convention Center Whether attending a Downtown event, or just want a cheap trip to Northern Italy. Established in 2013
Serving now in Downtown LA.
Casa Nostra Ristorante & Bar is a highly rated Italian restaurant from Pacific Palisades and now we are serving in Downtown L.A. at 825 W. 9th St (at Figueroa)Los Angeles
\"Our cuisine comes from the regions of Italy.
We take pride in offering only fresh ingredients blended with herbs, garlic and a selection of fresh vegetables prepared with extra virgin olive oil.
We believe these components provide the fundamentals for a simple, flavorful and healthy dining experience. Ciao.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was delicious, for once, I finished all my dinner."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The is the second time we have visited. The first time (outside) was considerably better. Also, this visit was much more crowded (pre-Staples show) and the wait-staff just couldn't seem to handle the number of people in the restaurant. The drinks took 10-15 minutes to arrive and the waiter was no where to be found except when bringing out food. Still, I think their food is very good and would not hesitate to return on a less busy night."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Walked over based on a few reviews and found the place to be far superior to the last inhabitant. Good calamari, so so salad, excellent chicken parm and decent carbonara. I think one has to try several items on this menu then settle in on favorites. Attentive service, decent drinks and a GREAT dessert menu. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We came on a Thursday night and got seated right away. My husband ordered the lasagna, and I ordered the pork leg osso buco. Good solid food, but salty. Also, the risotto that came with the osso buco tasted of minerals, like water from the tap. Other than that, the lasagna was tasty, osso buco was flavorful and tender, and the atmosphere was nice and quiet (in the patio). The inside seating was noisy, because of the bar."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This is a great little restaurant that has excellent service. Everyone, from the waitstaff to the owner, were fantastic. There is free validated parking, which is a rarity downtown. The food was very good, albeit a little more costly than I am used to, but understandable, due to the location. We came in with a Groupon and were not treated any differently from others who came in. This is an excellent place to dine!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We always go for business, extra nice and well worth the price of a meal. The food is very impressive!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I'm 30 years old... brought my older brother.. mom and dad and my 7 year old. We all had a great dinner and their pizza is just like authentic Italian kitchens. Definetly would bring my family again."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The preparation of our three meals was impeccable. MY perfectly seasoned mushroom risotto was delicious. We received outstanding service and exceptional attention to detail from everyone that we encountered. I will for sure return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "At a pretentious restaurant! Their food is mediocre; certainly nothing special. Service is good, but our waiter’s accent was so heavy that we could barely understand him. Overall, an average place that’s overpriced for who and what they are."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Although the signage outside and the ordinary menu...preserved in lamenite...initially turned us off...the Italian waiter was very personable and a delight to go through the menu with...we ordered specials not included in the menu fare. Then the food arrived....the pasta was very delicious and fresh...but the halibut had to have been previously frozen as it was dry and fishy...the bronzino was a better choice...Our waiter left mid meal and we had no wait staff to bring the meal home. Service being part of the experience was non-existent and we would not return!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The reason I came to this establishment was because I purchased a Groupon. The staff was very friendly and the service excellent. The food on the other hand was too expensive at full price. It was tasty but you didn't get a salad nor any sides which I felt that you should for the price."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "It was authentic Italian food that was great. The service was wonderful as well. We went on a Friday night and they had a magician from the Magic Castle entertain us tableside."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Near staples center and right next door to the famous The Pantry, Casa Nostra has great food, a startlingly friendly ambiance, and a kicking happy hour. We thoroughly enjoyed it."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "They advertise free parking, but it isn't apparent that you have to go to the street behind the restaurant [that's correct, parking isn't located on the same street as the restaurant], which is not very helpful."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Hosted a large birthday party for 25 people in the outside patio here. Impeccable service and free validated parking in downtown. Couldn't ask for more~ The management was super accommodating and the food was also pretty good considering the affordable price. Will be back for happy hour before a game or concert at Staples Center! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "First time dining here and had a pleasant experience. Food was good, but we're not sure why our portions were 1/2 the size of other diners. Maybe it was because we had a coupon? 3 main dishes for 2 people seems like a lot to order, but we didn't even have any leftovers. Surprising since we don't have big appetites. My aunt came here later that night and from pictures, her dishes looked ginormous compared to ours. Not sure what happened..."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Absolutelly the WORSE lunch I ever had. I order grilled prawns @ $28...not cheap! It was presented with 3 grilled asparagus, 2 slices of zucchini & 6 prawns. They are so small, with the head no meat but, worse of all NOT FRESH! My friends ordered Italian Sea Bass...again, NOT FRESH! "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This is a great find for dinner before the theatre and other events. The food was good although I felt that some of the servers had difficulty with the English language.... There were some simple mistakes that were made because of miscommunication."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner for 4 before the theater. The food was good and the wait staff was the perfect combination of delightfully attentive without being intrusive. I had the chicken piccata and was impressed but the grilled veggies were amazingly good!!! I should have asked for the recipe. Hubby ordered the ravioli with veal and mushrooms and was rendered speechless for the whole meal. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This is my 3rd time at this restaurant. Love their chicken piccata. Food has been consistently grid, and we also had good service. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant for meeting in Downtown Los Angeles, easy access, easy parking and the best part is the service and food are excellent."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Other than the convenience of being close to the Staples Center, there's no real draw to this restaurant. The staff was very pleasant but the ambiance was a bit stale. The food was very average at best - I had the roasted chicken and it was adequate / nothing special. Although, the arugula salad was pretty good and really the high point of my meal. Anyway, for a well priced , average meal in a convenient location, this place is for you! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This is a great place for a terrific Italian meal. I really like the menu. The wine list, although not extensive, has some great choices. I think there's something for everyone on this wine list. The service was outstanding. I plan to return the next time I'm in the area."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Near Staples Center. Way better than arena food. -- I had the lasagna and my wife had the pesto fussily w/ gambieri. Both very good. The pesto fussily was especially flavorful."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I had tickets to Disney Hall and wanted to try a new happy hour downtown. Casa Nostra made fabulously complex and not too sweet cocktails. Although it was busy, the waitstaff was attentive and very nice. The variety of interesting cocktails was terrific. My daughter and I stayed for dinner. The tuna tartar was exceptional and the pastas were good , though not great but properly cooked. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Everything about the restaurant is first class and top notch."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Love the spaghetti neri. Have ordered it twice and will probably order it the next time I return!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My friend and I were going to see Porgy and Bess at the Music Center and wanted something close by. This place is amazing!! Food was fantastic, service was great and we had a wonderful time. This is a MUST if you are going to be down town. It's only a few minutes for the Music Center and they even have free parking. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Food was very good. Waiters messed up a couple of things, but still, they were very attentive."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I like this restaurant. Service has really improved. Atmosphere is great. Gluten free pasta is wonderful. Check it out."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Felt rushed at the restaurant. We really did not have time to have a conversation without being interrupted. Dishes were taken off the table before we finished :-(. Otherwise a great restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant since it wasn't too far from the Music Center and we needed a pre-theatre place to dine. The staff was very attentive and I was impressed with their wine selection (I was stoked to see they had Terrabianca Campaccio)! We had appetizers of crab cakes and calamari (cooked just right, not rubbery). They had a delightful home-made veal-stuffed ravioli with a rich mushroom ragu, that was outstanding. We also had their lasagna that was delicious. Desserts of cannoli, molten chocolate cakes and gelato rounded out a great meal. Give this place a try. It's convenient to the freeway, Staples Center, Convention Center and the Theatre District."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "A great combination of wonderful food, homey atmosphere and pleasant staff."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great place, good food, excellent service Will recommend to all my friends"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "It's a little off the beaten path downtown but the food was great and the service exceptional. We had a large group of 16 and only an hour to eat before an event. Our waiter had everything under control and managed to take care of every detail without our ever feeling rushed."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We have been to Casa Nostra a few times and have always loved their food. We typically order a few of their small plates and one of their evening specials. If you are feeling basic - try the pizza pomodoro mozzarella. We love the service. It is a small restaurant geared for smaller groups or romantic dinners rather than larger parties. They have a banquet room in the back for about 25 people, but we love the small table in the courtyard with the outdoor fire heater."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The service was exceptional from the hostess, who was bubbly and very accommodating. The manager checked on us multiple times and was very helpful AND patient with recommending dishes. The salmon, branzino and monkfish were all very tasty, with the mussels and clams being my personal favorite. The drinks are strong and wine list is good. Overall, a good dining experience, we will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Validated parking in adjacent lot. Walking distance to LA Live area. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My wife and I live downtown and go out to eat 4+ nights a week. We have only recently discovered Casa Nostra and have definitely been missing out. We have been there twice now and both times have been phenomenal! The food and service are both incredible. I definitely recommend you try this place. "
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This restaurant is excellent! We made a reservation for a party of 14 for a wedding rehearsal dinner. When we realized we had a lot of time to kill before our reservation, we called to see if they could seat us early and they accommodated us right away. From start to finish, everything was wonderful - everyone in our party loved their dishes and the service was impeccable. They also have free garage parking! We had a wonderful evening and will definitely be back to eat here again!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014