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Casa Nostra Ristorante Downtown

4.4
526 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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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 7.00pm. Monday to Friday and Saturday 5pm to 7pm .
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Phone number
(213) 362-3311
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gerardo Ballesteros
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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

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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Just west of Figueroa Av ( Next to the famous Pantry Cafe )
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Parking details
Free with validation
Entrance on 8th place just behing the TCW building
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Special events & promotions
Book your Event any time, (213.362.3311)
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM

What 526 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

A fantastic restaurant. Food and service are always amazing!
Treated like a family friend. Entire staff is very warm and accommodating.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was very plain, no salt no herbs no taste. Umm that’s not italian food but okay casa nostra. Tried it once but won’t be back. Good luck

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was fantastic and service was right on point

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I remember this restaurant as being more authentic. The Caesar Salad was mediocre, Calamari appetizer was good and Lasagne, big serving but average.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very good service. Prices too high for amount of food. Bread hard. Dessert was awesome

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

One of the best Italian restaurants in DTLA. Very easy parking, too.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We are there the night before with some co-workers and decided to go back again! Incredible!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Marco was a champion. He was attentive, not overbearing and very savvy with the menu. I had an Open Table tab, unfortunately they were not able to accommodate that service. Good thing I was prepared with an alternative firm of payment. They were apologetic and gave a discount for the inconvenience.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We have wonderful service and the ambiance was perfect for a mid -day luncheon. Loved the food and the cheesecake was perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Had a birthday dinner for 9 people here. Food was delicious. Everyone pretty much ordered a different menu item and There were no complaints. We also made it 5 minutes before happy hour ended, and they were very accommodating in letting us order them at the table rather than all going to the bar. Our server was very attentive. We had a great experience! The tiramisu cake was also delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was our third visit, and it was every bit as wonderful as our first visit! The highlight was the orecchiette pasta. Delicious! We always love the arugula salad and cappuccinos. If we lived closer we’d be there every week. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Service was great! Food was wonderful!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Pretty good value for the happy hour. Drinks and food were OK, it wasn't bad but wasn't equal to 'wow' factor. However, the serving staff was amazing. Very kind, friendly, helpful, on time and perfect all around.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great place to bring your date before a Lakers game! Nice romantic ambiance and great food. Also was very timely which was perfect for our pre game meal.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

This was a dinner date for my husband and me and it turned out very nice. It was our first time here and we were rather impressed once we found it! Open Table maps took us in the opposite direction and we ended up on the opposite end of downtown, but luckily we called the location and were given directions. Parking was free with validation and is located in the back of the restaurant off the next street over.

The service was exceptional and the ambiance very nice. We sat in the courtyard area where it was a bit more quiet and outdoor heaters kept it pleasant. We started our meal with the calamari fritti, which was very good and the serving size was decent compared to other places where we’ve had it. We were served some very soft and warm bread with oil and vinegar for dipping. My husband ordered one of the specials which was a spinach pasta with shrimp and lobster tossed in a white sauce. He wasn’t that impressed and thought the lobster was a bit tough. I ordered a pasta dish as well which had mushrooms and sausage and they made it with an arrabiatta sauce as opposed to the white sauce it listed in the menu. I actually loved my dish! It was spicy just as I like it and had a lot of flavor. It could’ve used bigger chunks of sausage, but that’s just me. For dessert I insisted on the Tiramisu, because what’s an Italian meal without the Tiramisu? Well, unfortunately this was the one item we didn’t care for at all. I’m all about ordering Tiramisu if it’s on the menu, but this one was very mushy and didn’t have much flavor. On the bright side, it was a big serving and the presentation was nice. We definitely recommend this hidden little place in DTLA and hope to return for another meal and the chocolate lava cake that my husband really wished we had ordered!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Service and food was absolutely delicious! Best squid ink seafood pasta I’ve ever had. Definitely returning soon for the amazing food.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food. My chicken piccata was delish!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food was delicious, and every course came out in minutes after ordering!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent meal last night! loved the chicken piccata, so flavorful, even the spinach that came with it. Lasagna, chicken parm & pizza were all enjoyed as well! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Casa Nostra is THE place to go before or after events at Staples Center and the Grammy Museum because it is walking distance, dependable delicious food and wait staff.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The crab cake and the prosciutto are both absolutely out of this world. The service is very friendly and fast.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

It was great. Our waiter was very attentive and food came in perfect timing.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Casa Nostra was a close-to-last minute choice for a date night out. We were able to get a table without a problem. The atmosphere was nice, the wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and the food was really great. I had a lobster risotto that was fantastic. Prices were not cheap but not outrageously expensive, either. A really nice dining experience.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was good and the happy hour was on point. Service could improve, the waiter was soft-spoken and there was some issues with plating. I had my Gnocchi served in the wrong sauce, but it was still quite enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We've been coming here before every hockey game for the past 3 years. The food is great and the staff is friendly and efficient. The meatballs are great and pasta dishes are the best, especially the bolognese. I highly recommend this restaurant whenever your downtown.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The most amazing food and service !
Staff is amazing

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2.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Picked this place to eat before concert. Wait staff was pretty uninformed about menu questions. Ordered burrata and got a ball of mozzarella. Ordered a bolognese that was so undercooked was crunchy. They kept trying to remove our plates as we were still working on our meals! So many great places to eat in downtown was disappointed in our choice.

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1.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and ambiance! My friends and I had a good time!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The squid ink spaghetti is the best Italian dish I've ever had. I'll be coming back for sure

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was delicious and fresh. Once we ordered, which was just entrees, we were served quickly. Bread basket was fresh.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I looked for an Italian restaurant close to Staples center and found this on the list. Met up with friends and started out our evening with DELICIOUS Italian cuisine. Our waiter and the other gentlemen that helped bus our table were so attentive and polite. The only person that did not give me a warm and welcoming feeling was the hostess. I think she got bugged out because I asked for a different table instead of what she had designated. It was a cold and windy night and sitting at the first table by the door was not an option for me.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Very nice spot downtown. I've been there twice and had something different each time and I was happy with each.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was amazing. The wine was fantastic. It was a little quiet on the patio which was great for the business meeting. Some background music would have been nice. The request for a quiet or private area was accommodated which I appreciated. Typically I don't order desert, but I did. The gelato was so yummy.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

This restaurant really surprised me. It is located next to the pantry. The food was very tasty and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Food and service is always outstanding !

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and the staff is very friendly. Meatballs are great as well as all the different pastas. We go there before every hockey game.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

This neighborhood gem is also a legit Italian reataurant. Having lived in Venice, Italy for a year, I recognize really well-prepared fish. Don’t eat as much pasta as I used to so can’t comment on that. The staff is friendly and always goes out of their way to take great care of us. Our recent experience was fantastic!

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2018

The pizza was very very salty. Maybe it was the one i got but it was almost hard to finish

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Prompt service and excellent food!

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

In LA for business and got to take my son and his girlfriend out for dinner. This was the perfect restaurant - low key but elegant, close to my hotel, and most of all the food was fantastic. Our waiter offered the specials immediately and we tried the burrata with truffle appetizer and lobster over house made pasta pomodoro. From the regular menu we ordered the calamari fritti, farfalle alla veneziana and cioppino. Everything was fresh and delicious and the service was just right. Would definitely go back!

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