Casa Nostra Ristorante - Pacific Palisades

4.7
223 reviews
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Enjoying the simple pleasure of eating and drinking is our way of living at Casa Nostra. Nestled in the hills of the Palisades, we offer classic Italian cuisine in a cozy, relaxed atmosphere. We love bringing our passion for the tastes of Italy to your table in every dish, using high quality, imported Italian products and the freshest locally grown produce. Our knowledgeable staff prides itself in providing a simple, flavorful dining experience and making your visit to Casa Nostra Ristorante delicious and special.
Free Corkage Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday
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JC
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming. Considerate staff- get things done but not obtrusive.
Available parking.
Excellent Italian cuisine!

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AN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The temperature outside was a bit cold Even though there were space heaters. It took us a while to get our food but other than that the food was excellent

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A
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food. Always fun to go to our neighborhood restaurant where we are remembered.

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PM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely surprise. Excellent and sincere staff. Food was perfect. I wouldn't call it noisy by any means but it is a lively environment. Parking was a bit tough but we were there on Valentine's Day at peak dinner time. We'll definitely be back

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the pizza with LIGHT cheese. The crust was beyond delicious and crunchy, as the cheese did not weigh it down. People who live in the Palisades are so lucky to have this as their local go to place

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j
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious
Service efficient & seamless
The servers let you enjoy your meal
No rush
Parking is iffy on a busy night - Not enough
All said: very nice experience
We are locals
We come back over & over
Never disappointed

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TH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu is interesting with something for every palate and daily specials for added variety. Some tables have spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Service is very good and consistent. I have eaten here many times and am always pleased with the meal and service.

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J
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. We appreciated the complimentary cookies and moscato

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Enjoyed our meal very much.

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EC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite !

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

Love the restaurant! Great food! Family place!

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b
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in Pacific Palisades. Excellent food and service! You will never find another restaurant that serves hotter pasta. We've been to Casa Nostra probably 100 times and have loved it every time. They will make any reasonable change you want to you pasta.

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PF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

First of all, I like that it feels like a neighborhood Italian. Family friendly. We ordered Caprese Salad, lamb shank and Branzino. Of all the items ordered the lamb shank was exceptional. The cheesy risotto beneath it was perfectly al dente.

The Caprese salad was less than ideal. The tomato was out of season and mostly pink. The basil didn’t seem fresh and the buffalo mozerella was not creamy but hard and rubbery.

The Branzino seemed less like Branzino and more like cod. It was very mild, not crispy and golden as we have had it other places. The spinach on the side was unremarkable in every way.

The highlights were lamb shank, a complementary vin santo with biscotti and learning that its free corkage Monday-Friday.

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s
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was really good.. eggplant soufflé appetizer and steak Florentine style... Excellent flavor and no carbs on the steak dish! Impressed that Brunello and Barolo available by the glass...that’s rare! Service was super attentive even given a nice Moscato as an after dinner drink... I definitely will return😄😄

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E
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice, chef very accommodating as well as waiters.

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JC
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional was always- food, service and welcome!
Palisadians continue to support this Highlands “family”.

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RB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As good as some of the best restaurants we ate in in Italy. Special veal ravioli with porcinii mushrooms and truffles was fabulous, as were the langoustines and the branzino.

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S
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service and nice ambiance. I highly recommend for quiet lunch and wonderful dinner. Always a good special fish at dinner.

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PP
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious, and the wait staff is top-shelf, which is why I visit this gem often. The grilled calamari salad is my go-to dish. If you want something that isn't on the menu, ask. If they have the ingredients, they'll make it.

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OT
Los Angeles
237 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent

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SS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Italian food in a pleasant setting with attentive service

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food and service is great. Alfredo and Giuseppe are always so welcoming to us. We eat here a lot and never get tired of it.
We will see you next weekend 😊🍾

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CG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and ambiance. Can't wait to go back! Casa Nostra continues to be one of our favorites.

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JC
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just returned from a month in Italy and the Casa Nostra menu, quality of dishes and congeniality measure up in every way!

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P
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food. We had the bologanese and the orchetta with mushrooms and chicken sausage. Both were steaming hot. The caesar salad didn't have much flavor but the pastas were heavenly. The waiter surprised us with a delicious pistachio and ricotta cake with a candle on top for desert. Then brought us each a glass of a chilled after dinner wine. It was a wonderful evening. Thank you Casa Nostra for a delicious and fun dinner you made our evening.

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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Casa Nostra’s owners/managers and staff treat guests with both dignity and warmth, even if a guest hasn’t come by for months or are brand new to The place. The staff knows they offer something special. They can afford to be gracious.

There are little touches that support their excellent cuisine, like the best “house” Chianti for the price and sensually satisfying fresh baked bread, with fresh Italian olive oil and balsamic vinegar. All the produce is farm fresh. Desserts (if you can justify having any) are locally made or sourced.

Each restaurant has its own distinctive character at each of the locations we know of. For that reason, we think of each of them as a “local’s place” that welcomes newcomers as new members of that local family of patrons.

For an occasion like a birthday, such as I celebrated earlier this week, my wife and I were very grateful to have this option available to us (again!). We’ll be glad to return when the next occasion comes comes around.

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j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

I’ve eaten at there Westlake Village location several times and love it. The Palisades location lacked the service and ambiance of Westlake.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall, food was good. Lamb shank was a bit salty but well prepared. Pesto gnocchi was good.

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LS
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Casa Nostra is a great neighborhood restaurant that would be great even if it was further away. The food is consistently good, and the services is usually very good as well. We love it. Had the Tuna Tartar appetizer which was very good, and we would definitely order it again. Our son always gets a cheese pizza, which can be served fairly quickly. Papperedelle Pasta, and my husband had the Fusilli with Pesto. all very good

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D
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent and the service is as well. I have never had a bad meal there. The nightly specials are usually excellent.

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HG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice!
I would recommend this restaurant to every one. Great food, great ambience and great service. Terrific location

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P
Los Angeles
190 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TThe food is delicious, the serving sizes are just right. The service is friendly and professional.

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S
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love this place, our tween kids do as well. We've moved away but were in the neighborhood so we made reservations. The food delicious, the attention to service-personable, the ease in which you can sit for as long or as little as needed-wonderful, and the care to get the kids' food out quickly so my husband and I can wait a bit, is always a bonus. Luckily we live near one of their other Ristorantes so of course we frequent that one as well. Highly recommend.

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JC
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for a local evening out with friends. The staff are great and the food always top notch

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c
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food and service. They didn't have the wine we wanted as they are in the process of changing the wine list. We went with the recommended substitution which was less expensive and fabulous.
It would have been a perfect experience except that it seems to be a neighborhood restaurant that locals come casually with their very loud children. It really ruined the mood for our romantic date night. Not sure if there would be anything the restaurant can do..

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m
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit was a hit with the entire family. The food was authentic, ingredients were fresh, and delicious. My teenage sons said it was the best Caesar salad he'd ever had. The pastas were delizioso as well. Thank you, we'll be back!

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OT
Los Angeles
237 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a classy restaurant without it being too expensive and without it being snooty.
Little touches added to the excellent tasting food, such as offering a complimentary
glass of wine while waiting, because the table wasn't quite ready as reserved.

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AB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely tasty, authentic, well-prepared, high quality Italian cuisine served by a knowledgeable, friendly, Italian waiter. Compares well with high-end restaurants I've had the good fortune to have experienced in Italy. Lovely environment at the top of the Palisades Highlands.

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P
Los Angeles
190 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greet by a very enthusiastic MD, who was glad we came to his restaurant. asked where we were from and how we were. Very pleasant. Checked to see how we were doing several times during the meal.
The food was quite good. I had the lamb shanks which were perfectly prepared. The meals of the other three were pasta based and enjoyed by all.
All the staff were professional and friendly too.
I will certainly go out of my way to return to this restaurant.

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time, I'm falling more in love with this amazing place.

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