Casa Nostra Ristorante Downtown

4.3
636 reviews
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$30 and under
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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
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Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff is very engaging and the food very good.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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PM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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g
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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JS
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always.good for a reliable and perfectly good restaurant.

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BS
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DX
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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J
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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JJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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...

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!! Food was very good. Perfect! Waiter was top notch!

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MT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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l
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

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.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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

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MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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SG
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was phenomenal!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot perfect for lunch meetings

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CA
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

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R
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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KP
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KL
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good location walking distance to staples center. Service was very good. Comfortable seating. Excellent tasty food Reasonable price.

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