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Casa Nostra Ristorante Downtown - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
637 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Casa Nostra - Next to the Famous Pantry Café, 7 H. Free Parking in the TCW Building(Ask for the Parking Ticket, Don't Pay in advance).Garage Located at 930 Eight Pl. The Best Happy Hour in Downtown 3.00pm to 7.00pm.
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.
Free Corkage Monday - Tuesday

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Free Corkage Monday - Tuesday 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 7.00pm. Monday to Friday and Saturday 5pm to 7pm .

  • Phone number

    (213) 362-3311

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gerardo Ballesteros

  • Catering

    Catering Menu<br />Regular Serves 8-10 People. Large Serves 18-20 People <br />Please see regular menu for item descriptions.<br />Mista Salad Reg. $ 60.00 Lg. $100.00<br />Caesar Salad Reg. $ 60.00 Lg. $100.00<br />Farfalle Veneziana Reg. $120.00 Lg. $200.00<br />Pumpkin Tortellini Reg. $100.00 Lg. $180.00<br />Fusilli Gamberi e Pesto Reg. $130.00 Lg. $220.00<br />Salmon Lemon and Cappers Reg. $140.00 Lg. $260.00<br />Branzino alla Livornese Reg. $140.00 Lg. $260.00<br />Chicken any Style Reg. $130.00 Lg. $220.00<br />Homemade Tiramisu Reg. $ 50.00 Lg. $ 90.00<br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    Sunday Open Only For Private Events.Casa Nostra Ristorante & Bar is a highly rated Italian restaurant that takes pride in offering only fresh ingredients blended with herbs, garlic and a selection of fresh vegetables.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator Giovanni.: (213) 362-3311

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Just west of Figueroa Av ( Next to the famous Pantry Cafe )

  • Parking details

    Free with validation<br />Entrance on 8th place just behing the TCW building<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 637 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. MM

    MammothMinky

    Las Vegas

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food. Knowledgeable server. Intimate surroundings. Great experience, will be back!
  2. DB

    DonB

    Philadelphia

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff is very engaging and the food very good.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful waiter who really personalized the experience for us and accommodated all of our many needs. The food was wonderful, ambience was perfect, and service was phenomenal.
  4. AB

    AmyB

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were so accommodating for our big group! Food was delicious! Service was amazing and they couldn’t have been nicer and more helpful!
  5. PM

    PaulineM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Server was great but when the bill was brought to us the server said the manager added gratuity to our check when asked to speak to him he approached us and said I felt Like adding it when asked for it to be removed because we were only a party of 4 and gratuity in California can only be added to parties of 6 or more and 18% should be added he added 20% to us he said he doesn’t have to remove it when asked to see his policy he stated he didn’t have to show me and when asked if he would be adding it to everyone else’s check he said maybe if I feel Like it then. I truly Feel he was discriminating my party and he even had the audacity to tell us we should have eaten at McDonald’s we would have had more fun and he hopes he never sees us again. Long story short I spoke to the owner the next day and he refunded me the entire amount and apologized for how we were treated. The food sucked anyways
  6. JL

    JeffreyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place to dine. Great atmosphere. Parking is very convenient.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing little find. I never knew this place was so good! I passed by on my way to LA Live all the time and never knew how good the food was. Try it all but most importantly slow down and enjoy the ambiance.
  8. g

    golfnut

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We loved their location for going to the Ahmanson as well as their validated parking. Since we live in the west end of the San Fernando Valley we have been on a couple of occasion to Westlake Village and the food was consistent and great.
  9. JS

    JuneS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Liked the menu offerings and price. We will come back. May try other branches.
  10. JS

    JonS

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always.good for a reliable and perfectly good restaurant.
  11. ST

    SaulTheMagnificent

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Somewhat “regulars”, we were treated to a delicious dinner in an atmosphere we already know as pleasant and desirable by a staff of very pleasant, efficient people. Kudos to our server Cinzia for her typically excellent service.
  12. DX

    DeeX

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely a great experience especially for my friends surprise Birthday dinner.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great guacamole made to order, unusual but tasty chili relleno. Cocktail was good, beer selection very limited.
  14. J

    Justintime

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The place was very warm when we arrived, but after we asked about it they seemed to turn on the A/C and the place cooled down nicely. Food was very good, and the servers were helpful. Give yourself plenty of time pre-game if you're heading to Staples: it was pretty much an hour between when we sat down and when food started coming out.
  15. JJ

    JandJ

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We were excited, as out of town visitors, to have Dinner on a Friday night at Casa Nostra as it had been suggested to us by an acquaintance. When we arrived, we were seated right away, but almost immediately it was clear that Friday night was not a busy night for them. Among the four of us, we ordered Arugula Salad, Minestrone soup, the Lamb Shank Special on Cheese Risotto, and a small Margarita Pizza. All of the items were as advertised, just poor quality and execution. The salad was basically a plate of arugula and very little else, and the minestrone soup was like warm, and filled with potatoes chunks not resembling Minestrone at all. The Lamp Special was notably cold as well, and seemed as if it had been assembled from containers in the kitchen and microwaved - something I was surprised by given the $30+ price tag. The Pizza was quite good, but we surmised this was because it had just been made. As far as the service, we rarely saw our server, and since the food was delivered by other people, and we didn't see the server for at least 15 minutes after delivery, we ate what we could, paid, and left...
  16. JP

    JaniceP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!! Food was very good. Perfect! Waiter was top notch!
  17. MT

    MarkT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice place. There were a few people at the bar being loud and obnoxious. But the host went right over and shut them down. Excellent move. Thanks
  18. T

    Tina

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the food very charming place. Added plus parking was close and validated
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great from the moment we arrive to the moment we left. Great food and awesome service.
  20. l

    lawcat

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a pizza and family type Italian restaurant, however, it is nicer and more upscale than your local pizza place. My regret is that I did not have the opportunity to try the Pizza, as it looked very good. I had the chicken parmigiana and it was equal if not better to more trendy places that would charge 50 to 75% more for a smaller portion. Mine was ample, the side of vegetables was great and the garlic spinach was better than most anywhere. My friend had a pasta with baby boar suggested by the server that he said (and it looked) wonderful. They have a wine list, it is not nearly as large as many fancier restaurants, but it is not priced outlandishly either. I was impressed with the full bar. We did not partake of the desserts, but the list rattled off by our server was rather long and there were definitely many intriguing possibilities should we have changed our mind. Last, they have validated parking in the building behind.
  21. M

    Melrose

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a solid place to grab a bite and drinks before the Kings games. Food is reliably good (a bit pricey) but the happy hour is solid. Plus, you can't beat the parking - cheap and convenient.
  22. SB

    ShalandaB

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Casa Nostra has a great ambiance. It's quiet and clean. However, the service we received was not up to par. The waiter would walk by and only stop after I had to motion for him. This was bothersome as there were several other tables that he was interacting with just fine. We order crab cakes, a bow tie pasta with chicken, piccata, and some wine. Our meal was over $100 and the food was not that impressive. I will not return to this location as my wife and I did not appreciate the treatment we were given.
  23. JM

    JeremyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my friend for her birthday. The service was fantastic and we both enjoyed the food. It was a little loud inside, so we chose to sit outside on the back patio. The food portions were hearty and reasonably priced. Very nice dining experience.
  24. L

    Lovefood

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Our waiter was rude. Needs to go through some customer service training. The hostess was nice.
  25. MB

    MarcieBee

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a find! I rarely go Downtown, but would certainly make the drive again to return to Casa Nostra. Fabulous, authentic Italian food, great menu, wonderful service and a very pretty restaurant. We went for lunch and the atmosphere with white table cloths made the meal lovely. I'll definitely be returning. You won't be disappointed.
  26. s

    steveno

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The pasta entrees were excellant. The caesar salad was just alright, expected bigger portion. The bread was just so so.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at the restaurant always goes out of their way to make our experience great. Food was delicious.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicolas served us and the experience was delightful. The food was fantastic and the restaurant is a must. Will definitely be returning.
  29. AC

    AndrewC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    my girlfriend and I barely ate our pasta. They don't have a Steak option. Their menu is very small. Their Chicken Parm does not come with pasta. Wasn't many people there on a Friday night downtown. Italian restaurant with american hiphopy music playing.
  30. FD

    FantabulousDining

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic pasta and they are very accommodating. Next time I’m in LA I’ll be back!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was phenomenal!
  32. LE

    LewisEssex

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The staff were very friendly from the initial welcome through to departure. Unfortunately the food was just average though. I had the meatballs to start and the chicken parmigiana for my main. Both were fairly bland and I got the impression they were either cooked from frozen or microwaved as they were so hot which is usually a sign of either cooking method, rather than being hot from coming straight off the heat.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place
  34. a

    andrewm

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    pasta was amazing and the soup was great. definitely worth the try and the crafted brew they have is excellent.
  35. MC

    MarvinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with outstanding service! Employees were very knowledgable and stopped at nothing to provide the best possible experience.
  36. SH

    SeanH

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot perfect for lunch meetings
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was amazing. The people were very welcoming and polite, really engaged us in our menu and experience. Staff perhaps was the best part as well as the food. Food was great and the description done by our host was excellent. I would recommend for all occasions and all party sizes.
  38. CA

    CAYanksFan

    Palm Springs

    41 reviews

    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    For a restaurant that is as close to Staples Center as it is you'd think they'd have concert nights down to a science. The service was friendly but very slow. The food was good but nothing to write home about.
  39. R

    Roundmidnight

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went on a Wednesday night for dinner before seeing a concert at Staples. We made our reservation for 6:00. I walked from work and arrived at 6:00 and was promptly seated; my friend arrived by car about 10 minutes later. Our server was courteous and attentive. The restaurant is visually pleasing, bustling and energetic, though a bit noisy due to the proximity of the bar area. Our meal was traditional food but very well-prepared and tasty. After our mains we ordered dessert and cappuccinos. The cappuccinos were very good, but next time I will skip the desserts because they seemed too ordinary. We were done by 7:30 and ready to leave for an easy walk to Staples. I want especially to highlight how conveniently located the restaurant is to Staples and LA Live because the restaurant validated my friend’s parking for SEVEN HOURS!!! I thought that was awesome.
  40. KP

    KenP

    Yosemite

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd dinner there. The 1st time was great. This time was even better. Our host and waiter Nicolas was extremely friendly and helpful with our selections. Made us feel like family. We look forward to dining here again and to visit their other locations in West Lake Village and Pacific Palisades.

FAQs

Casa Nostra Ristorante Downtown - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 637 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Just west of Figueroa Av ( Next to the famous Pantry Cafe )

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Free Corkage Monday - Tuesday 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 7.00pm. Monday to Friday and Saturday 5pm to 7pm .

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free with validation<br />Entrance on 8th place just behing the TCW building<br />

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gerardo Ballesteros

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 362-3311

  • Catering

    Catering Menu<br />Regular Serves 8-10 People. Large Serves 18-20 People <br />Please see regular menu for item descriptions.<br />Mista Salad Reg. $ 60.00 Lg. $100.00<br />Caesar Salad Reg. $ 60.00 Lg. $100.00<br />Farfalle Veneziana Reg. $120.00 Lg. $200.00<br />Pumpkin Tortellini Reg. $100.00 Lg. $180.00<br />Fusilli Gamberi e Pesto Reg. $130.00 Lg. $220.00<br />Salmon Lemon and Cappers Reg. $140.00 Lg. $260.00<br />Branzino alla Livornese Reg. $140.00 Lg. $260.00<br />Chicken any Style Reg. $130.00 Lg. $220.00<br />Homemade Tiramisu Reg. $ 50.00 Lg. $ 90.00<br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    Sunday Open Only For Private Events.Casa Nostra Ristorante & Bar is a highly rated Italian restaurant that takes pride in offering only fresh ingredients blended with herbs, garlic and a selection of fresh vegetables.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator Giovanni.: (213) 362-3311

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