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Casa Nostra

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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825 James M Wood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1301 (Just west of Figueroa Av ( Next to the famous Pantry Cafe ))
+1 213-362-3311
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Gainesville, Florida
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious! We had a limited menu due to the size of our party but everything we had was delicious. The service was also excellent. Within easy walking distance from LA Live.

Thank Renee M
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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245 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

There is not an expansive menu but the items served are very tasty. The bartender made me a sangria-like drink that was just the right mixture of wine and fruit. I had a special entree which was homemade spaghetti with lamb ragu, the sauce was hearty but not overpowering. There was a sufficient amount of lamb ragu. We had a... More 

Thank Karen A
University Place, Washington
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145 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We all had a lovely dinner last weekend. The food and wine both tasty. But the noise level incredibly high until the dinner traffic started thinning out as the evening lengthened.

Thank jackiebr63
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98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I ate at Casa Nostra as part of a fixed menu gala reception. The initial impression was positive as the owner shook hands with and greeted each of us. It was a surprisingly good meal despite the fact that dishes had to be served quickly to a large number of people. The salad of mixed greens, roasted peppers, and goat... More 

Thank Donna C
greenville, sc
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Came across this restaurant while walking uptown from Convention Center area of downtown. Restaurant was not large and entered adjacent to the bar area. Finishes were nice and there were options to eat outside (next to busy 9th Street), inside in a galley-type setting, or outside in a somewhat private courtyard. It was early and the restaurant wasn't too crowded... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Found this Italian place tucked away on a side street in downtown LA. I was very pleasantly surprised at the food quality. Service was good. I sat at the bar and was served by the bartender. Food came in a timely manner. Excellent salad and the main entre was Spaghetti Bolognese. Best spaghetti I have had in a long long... More 

Thank Bob M
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We were greeted warmly and promptly seated. The manager and our waiter both took us to our table and helped us settle in. We got drinks and placed our order. The waiter explained he would gladly make a special dish of some kind of fettuccine with procuissto for my son in law. When that arrived my son in law was... More 

Thank David S
Ringsted, Denmark
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Ate here before a concert at Staples center and really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere! Great Italian vibe!

Thank K19-Denmark
Los Angeles, California, United States
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner at Casa Nostra before an event at Staples. The restaurant was very busy. The food was ok but the time between the appetizers and entree was very long and almost caused us to be late for the show. The food itself was ok. The kale salad was not good. Big, rough pieces of Kale and a marginal... More 

Thank David_Aggie
Mill Valley, California
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249 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We had a nice table in an alcove all to ourselves and my Ossobucco was excellent. Most of our party enjoyed every course and made the appropriate sounds of approval. One of our party did not like the preparation of his Ossobucco, or I would have given this restaurant five stars. The wine selection was international and excellent and not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 825 James M Wood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1301
    (Just west of Figueroa Av ( Next to the famous Pantry Cafe ))
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-362-3311

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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