About Casa Nostra Ristorante Downtown
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 8.00pm.
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.
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 8.00pm. Monday to Friday and Saturday 5pm to 8pm .
Just west of Figueroa Av ( Next to the famous Pantry Cafe )
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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
Free with validation
Entrance on 8th place just behing the TCW building
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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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.
Casa Nostra Ristorante Downtown Ratings and Reviews
pretty good spot
Good food conveniently located near the Convention Center and environs. Won't break the bank.
Kitchen works hard to produce a good pro ...
Kitchen works hard to produce a good product. However, Osso Buco was reheated, old meat. Salad was okay, but not special. Cannoli was simple, but tasty. I'd recommend if they are not busy.
Good Resto and Friendly waiters except 1
Food was good - Tiramisu was okay but the lava cake and creme brulee were superb. We ordered calamari - it was okay - nothing above average. The seafood risotto was very good. spaghetti Neri was also very good. Fish platter was okay. I like that the TWC building had free validation. There was a bus boy that was not too friendly - but otherwise we had a very pleaseant server and manager.
The meal had little flavor and was avera ...
The meal had little flavor and was average. Found it on yelp but all the food on seen on yelp was off the menu. Disappointed
Service was not as good as the food. Foo ...
Service was not as good as the food. Food is amazing. Mixed drinks were not good.
Good food, good value.
Good food, good value.
Marvelous downtown gem.
Love this place. Good food; good service; nice ambience; great parking. I will definitely come back.
Fantastic food - always reliable.
Love this restaurant - keep going back because the food is always great...ALWAYS!
You Must Eat Here
I took my husband there for his birthday, and was extremely happy. The food was absolutely AMAZING! The squid was cooked to perfection. The wine that they recommended was an ideal match for the meal. Great, friendly service. I couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate my husband. We will definitely be back!
Overall good food but not special for Italian
The food was overall good tasting and presentation was nice. The menu was typical with what you would find at any Italian restaurant. The price was what is to be expected in downtown LA not too expensive for Italian but not a bargain place either. The restaurant was clean and staff was friendly. My drink was an old fashioned and it was prepared the traditional way and what you would find at any Olive garden style restaurant. I guess I was expecting more from an LA non change restaurant to be a little fancier perhaps along the mixologist style, Old Fashioned. The cherry was the cheap maraschino cherry not a Luxardo gourmet style cherry, nothing special and the bitters and simple syrup was along the same lines of cheaper bar style drinks. Drinkable and clean but nothing to write home about. Overall simple menu, clean, good tasting food but probably would not go back due to lack of imagination in almost anything served there. Since I'm not a LA local I think I'll try something different when in town.
Good place, service and food decently pr ...
Good place, service and food decently priced.
Good Italian food w/ great service at good price
We needed a place near downtown w/ decent food that would take us early, so we could go to Springsteen. Shared pizza, insalata mista, lasagna, and tagliatelle w/ wild boar. Also a great bottle of wine and cannoli to finish. I'll definitely return!
restaurant was perfect for a birthday ce ...
restaurant was perfect for a birthday celebration - only wish parking was a little easier!
Service slow to Start
The service was so slow to start we almost walked out. We waited for a good 15 minutes just to get water for all of us and menus, the waitress didn't even come by. Once we did see the waitress and mentioned that we needed to be out of there for an event the waitress picked up the pace. The food was good, but nothing to rave about.
Food was very mediocre as was the service. Went before a Kings game, had a reservation for 6pm. Sat us with no menus, no water, no bread. Took at least 15 minutes to get a waiter, menus, etc. Food was extremely mediocre. Good size portions but not so tasty!
In addition to being a neighborhood gem ...
In addition to being a neighborhood gem and a great place for outdoor dining, I'd also recommend the happy hour. Great drink specials from 3-8p on Fridays. Received great service while there. The food was really tasty and plentiful. Like the restaurant info mentions, definitely park in the TCW building. As soon as you exit the parking structure, you're in the courtyard of the restaurant. Very convenient. Also, make sure to get your parking validated. The restaurant gives you a voucher good for 7 hours of free parking. We'd definitely return again.
Close to LA live, but....
Close to Staples/LA Live...not the fastest service, but you can get to events with start times of 7pm easy enuf. Only problem we had was that the server just doesnt listen!
Casa Nostra is an excellent venue for af ...
Casa Nostra is an excellent venue for after work or before the game drinks or dinner. Service rules and affordable happy hour a big plus. My only suggestion would be the addition of more vegetarian pasta options.
Great Food and Service!
Great service. Love the Salads, Pizza and Salmon! A great neighborhood place two blocks from Staples Center with reasonable prices.
Pre Game go-to
Good, solid italian fare. Warm, attentive staff. Beats many other choices in walking distance from Staples Center.
Our go-to place before games at Staples
We always go to Casa Nostra before games at Staples. Better food and less commercial and crowded than the places at LA Live. Food is excellent and they are very accommodating of diets, allergies, etc.
We truly fell in love with this place! ...
We truly fell in love with this place! Amazing food and such an amazing staff! This will be our new spot, especially before games and concerts!
Customer service was superb, food, not so much
Went to this restaurant before a Clippers game. Couldn't find the free parking, but that is certainly not the fault of the restaurant. Happy Hour was still going on, on a Saturday, no less, and the drinks were $5. Such a deal. The service could not have been more attentive and it seemed that not one but two managers were also running around making sure that everything was fine. The food was, well, meh. The Caesar salad compared to every other Caesar salad that I have had at an Applebees or Cocos. They did split it for us, which was very nice. I had the linguine with clams special that was not terribly warm and just OK. Would I come back? Yes, definitely for Happy Hour, would I come back for dinner, probably not.
Great Italian Restaurant in Downtown LA
Casa Nostra Ristorante is a terrific restaurant in downtown LA near the corner of Ninth and Figueroa. My group was looking for an alternative to the overpriced and extremely noisy restaurants at LA Live. Casa Nostra Ristorante did not disappoint us. The food was excellent, and the service was fantastic. The owner also came around to our table a few times to make sure we were enjoying our experience. The restaurant has a great mix of Italian food and seafood. They also have several specials on the menu everyday. If you are looking for a good spot for dinner before a Clippers, Lakers or Kings game I would highly recommend Casa Nostra Ristorante.
Great food and cozy atmosphere. Very goo ...
Great food and cozy atmosphere. Very good service and the miurrata beer on draft A+.
Great last minute find!
Our group of six really enjoyed the food and service of this cozy downtown restaurant. The servers were helpful and attentive, and every meal (we all had varying pastas) was a hit. The bocconcini salad in particular was excellent. We would go back again, and would certainly recommend to friends!
Great Value for Money
The staff was extremely friendly and the service was excellent. The food was very good, at a very reasonable price. Nice wine list with good options that are well priced. The atmosphere is very good with a nice bar, but not too noisy.
review of food
The food was good, not great, I would NOT say to friends Oh you MUST go to this restaurant I would say if you want a good spot in the area it was good - acceptable but not great, the best part for me was the Martini now that was great - I only had one -for sure I could have and would have enjoyed having more, I just don't drink and drive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reliable food after multiple visits
We've been to Casa Nostra a few times now, and each time, the food has been great. When you can go to a restaurant several times and the food is ALWAYS good...that makes you want to go back again and again...
Nice atmosphere, really delicious food. Loved the Nicoise Salad & the Bolognese. Great wait staff too .
The set up
The set up
The food, service, and ambience are wonderful.
A location that is clearly meant for locals and those coming from a long days work. Whether its a business meeting or a night out with a loved one, this place does a quiet job of going above your expectations. Not flashy, loud, or "party-themed", it is a perfect place for a quiet night out. The manager was well mannered and walked over to all the tables and softly made everyone feel like they were family. A "fantastic" touch.
After reading reviews of how great the s ...
After reading reviews of how great the service was, it was often hard to find waiter to refill drinks , get more bread, and after dinner,trying to get dessert. Amost went next door to the Pantry for dessert.. But have to admit the dessert was amazing
Great place!!! Our server was super atte ...
Great place!!! Our server was super attentive and the food was amazing!! Huge fan of pesto and their fusilli with shrimp & pesto was so creamy & delicious!!!! My friend had the braised pork & there was nothing left but the bone. They were so accommodating when I asked to changed the tv channel to the Kings game. $4 beer for happy hour was just the icing on the cake. Will definitely be back.
Sounded much better in the description
Service was good, pretty loud since they had the music turned way up so it was hard to talk. Food, sadly was just average.
Very Good Downtown Italian Spot
Waling distance to the Music Live area of Downtown Los Angeles. No valet but free parking around the block. Very good Italian food with indoor and outdoor seating. Nice wine list and daily specials. Moderate pricing and excellent service. We liked the Bruchetta, Boar Pasta Entree and the Salads were delicious. Topped off with a nice Brunelli de Montipulcino and what's not to like.
1st time hit
I was in L.A. for a comedy show. Looking for a place to eat before dinner. Found Casa Nostra on Yelp, it sounded inviting from reviews, and liked their website. I must say that even though the place was packed and very busy, I didn't feel like we were ignored. Friendly staff and good food. Would totally come back.
Perfect for a pre-game meal
After swearing off the Palm because of how poorly they treated may wife when she fell in their BH restaurant, I've been looking for a good spot for meals before games at Staples Center and I now have my spot. The food as Casa Rostra is always well prepared, the service friendly and efficient and after about four recent meals there, I already feel like part of the family. The kale salad, which is not generally one of my favorite things to order, is terrific. A nice presentation with sliced apples and dried cranberries. And I can't get past the orecchiette which is as good as it gets. I'll be there again this week.
Very good service and the food was great ...
Very good service and the food was great.
Great Italian Food!
Really enjoyed the lasagna as the sauce was just right and the noodles were cooked perfectly!! My nephew tried the pizza and it was excellent also. Thin crisp crust, fresh toppings and great cheese!!
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