Casa Nostra Ristorante Westlake Village

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$30 and under
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Italian
Benvenuti.
Casa Nostra Ristorante is excited to be the new addition to the Westlake Village Restaurant Scene. Tucked away as a hidden gem, but yet Right in the Heart of Westlake Village. LOCALS may know this address as formal PLUG NICKEL, GIARDINO, and CUVEE TERRACE.
Enjoying the simple pleasure of eating and drinking is our way of living at Casa Nostra. We offer classic Italian cuisine in a cozy and CASUAL, 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. welovecasanostra@yahoo.com
Free Corkage Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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C
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed with a warm greeting by every restaurant employee. Our waiter was informative and pleasant. We all enjoyed the grilled octopus salad. The pappardelle with duck ragu was exceptional. The salmon and whitefish entrees were perfectly prepared. We will definitely try dessert next time.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!!! Definitely a favorite spot!!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Authentic italian waiter and food. Beautiful ambiance. Nice place to celebrate a special occasion.

JE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service great. Highly recommend

s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.
Our new favorite restaurant!!
I highly recommend this restaurant !!!

OT
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Casa Nostra Is exceptional!!!
Great service and lovely atmosphere.

I highly recommend it!

FA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try and eat there at least 2 times a month. A great place to take guests.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Food is delicious and service is wonderful and welcoming

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food! We will return!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being a Italian New Yorker I felt right at home and had an amazing dinner!

TH
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Osso Bucos. Anywhere. Ever. My wife’s pasta/funghi/sausage dish was also excellent. Be aware that their magnificent patio is significantly larger than their inside seating area, so you may be seated “outside.” But fear not. In the winter, they tuck you in with substantial plastic see-through walls and space heaters. It’s surprisingly pleasant and cozy. And boy, am I looking forward to summer dining here al fresco, sans walls.

Oh my, this is a good restaurant. Honest food. Many simple recipes that just get out of the way and let the ingredients do the work. And probably at least as many complex dishes that sing Italian operas. In their own way. Perfect, fresh, creamy, homemade burrata. Excellent - although it could be more moist - tiramisu. A solid, variegated wine list, with most selections highly affordable. This is not an ostentatious restaurant. Prices are, I think, very fair. Not cheap, but excellent value for the money. The waitstaff is extremely pleasant and knowledgeable, but not arrogant (I’m talkin’ to you, Nicolas). Attentive, but not hovering.

Be aware also: this is a destination restaurant. You ain’t gonna just drive by and say, “Hey, honey, this looks good, let’s go here!” Unless you’re into exploring out-of-the-way backwater industrial parks. But don’t be intimidated by the hidden gem location. It really ain’t that hard to find and this is, after all, why God gave us GPS. May I recommend Costa Nostra to you very, very highly, indeed. It’s one of the good ones.

SM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience— great food, prompt friendly service, welcoming atmosphere.

L
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

They needed another waiter...only 1 for a huge space. It’s not as good as it used to be.

MA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the best dining experience anywhere, food, ambience and staff

M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining on the patio is always lovely. Dinner was delicious. As always. Desserts are great for sharing, and the perfect light ending for a yummy dinner.

AL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I feel Casa Nostra missed several opportunities to be excellent. First the good. I had noted on my Open Table reservation that this was an anniversary dinner and we were immediately greeted by our server with anniversary wishes and two complementary glasses of champagne. You can tell a lot about a restaurant by the bread they serve. This bread basket, white and multigrain was just ordinary. Not particularly flavorful or memorable. Having a great bread to have with oil/balsamic would be a better start to the meal. I got the octopus appetizer. It was light and refreshing, but the almost surgically cut slices of octopus had little taste and looked like they should be on a lab slide. My wife got the mozzarella and tomato appetizer. While it is winter, this is California and there is a farmer's market not far from the restaurant. The tomato, while huge slices, was hard and tasteless. The entree's were good. I got the spaghetti with meat sauce and my wife got the gnocci. Both were very good. Desert, which I'm sure they don't make was ordinary. I got the Napoleon, which was dry, not enough filling. My wife got a chocolate cake that tasted like jello pudding. Like the bread, with a better supplier this could have been memorable.

M
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, as always. Thank you for hiring such attentive and friendly staff. We just love you guys!!! ❤️

DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic place to dine. A Westlake hidden treasure.

RJ
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio although it was chilly in Feb. so we sat inside. Excellent waiter.

F
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was calm and welcoming. Everyone at our table enjoyed their food immensely and finished their plates. The service was friendly and helpful without being too much. Overall, this was a wonderful dining experience and I will definitely be back.

D
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We always used to pick this restaurant because the food was always good and it was quiet enough to have a conversation. This was not the case on Saturday night. It was so loud that I could barely hear the person next to me. Next time I will request an outside table.

J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio dining.

HV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the ambience was perfect and our waiter, Nicholas, was helpful and informative.
My spouse is gluten-free (celiac) and was she was impressed with the food knowledge of the staff, and the care to assure her about risk-free options. A good time was had by all!

JE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic. Service was top rate. Highly recommend.

SS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my friend and I have been there and we will definitely be back! Everything was amazing!!!

GG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly service and great value. Thank you CN!!

C
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food and service. Not many vegetarian entree options

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Been there several times and have always had excellent meals but I just had the worst lamb chops ever. Extremely fatty.

IM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service impeccable and very nice ambiance.

FA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. True Italian food done to perfection.
We are regulars.

OF
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a gem! Such a find. The service was amazing and food divine! Loved sitting outside in winter! Thank God for heaters! Love this place!

L
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francesco was so helpful getting us in and out for a quick dinner before the movies. The food was great as always. Regardless of whose section we sit, it is always so nice for the other servers, manager, and owner to stop by the table and say hello. It feels like family. We love it. The temporary enclosed gazebos with space heaters keep the ambiance during the winter months. Well done Giovanni and team!

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

I would but not to be seated in the bar area where we were

G
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best.

j
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the patio, nice ambiance. Server was attentive and took good care of us. The pasta was delicious as well as the salads.

JE
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Casa Nostra was nothing short of amazing! The service was phenomenal, everyone was extremely kind, and the food was excellent! I would recommend this restaurant to any thinking of going and definitely plan on coming back!

OT
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. I enjoyed my meal, our friends lived their meal, my husband did not care for the chicken Parmigiana.

SG
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come here I have an outstanding meal with great service and always with a smile!

GF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was very good especially the owner and or manager went out of his way. We sat inside the by the door. It was noisy and because of where we sat the ambiance was not good. I paid $34.00 for one of their specials and was very disappointed. The meals are entree only and my meal consisted of spinach noodles and mushrooms. It had very little flavor. In the positive I have been there before and have dined outside(much quieter and more ambiance) and have enjoyed my meals. I will try it again. The service is great!

OT
Central Coast
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a special birthday meal seated outside in a lighted gazebo with heat lamps. The bread was cold not hot and toasted with olive oil as dipping. I ordered the seafood stew that was very very temperature hot but the seasoning and flavor was perfect. My tongue still burned the next day ! I loved the seafood stew filled with fish mussels clams and calamari. Everything tasted fresh including the pasta bolognese which both my husband and I split as appetizer. He ordered the veal scallopini with mushroom sauce and it was tender and warm. We brought our own red wine which brought out the flavors of all the dishes we ordered.

The service was excellent as our server was very attentive and friendly and made us feel welcomed. The tiramisu they brought out for me with a birthday candle was creamy and crazy delicious !! Great atmosphere , awesome selection of entrees , excellent food quality , and professional wait staff will keep us coming back!