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Casa Nostra

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1515 Palisades Drive, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, CA 90272
+1 310-454-8889
11:30 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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431 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was somewhat a disappointment, although we came prepared to love it based on the reviews. The food was ok but certainly not very good and nothing which would knock socks off. Pasta was tasty, although the calarami were absolutely juiceless and dry. Two chicken piccata orders were delivered as one chicken piccata and another chicken dish with a comment "why... More 

Thank Anna G
Pacific Palisades, CA
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is our neighborhood restaurant. Love everything. We eat there weekly. Perfect for a local night out

Thank DebraGreen909
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

First of all somehow Trip Advisor has the city listed as Thousand Oaks, following Pacific Palisades. It's not in Thousand Oaks! On with the review. We had reservations and were quickly seated, we had a friendly attentive waiter, but it seems like all the waiters assist all around, or there are back waiters and bussers galore. We were well taken... More 

Thank Marianne O
Malibu, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We have gone to Casa Nostra multiple times. The food is always great. the service is superb. It is little hidden away up the hill on Palisades Drive in a nice setting. I love their sea food pasta dishes which I order pretty much every time I go.

Thank George M
Los Angeles, California
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190 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

I'm reluctant to reveal the secret: there's a wonderful Italian restaurant hidden away in the Palisades Highlands that locals love for lots of reasons: the food is consistently wonderful, featuring homemade pasta; the service is excellent; and the decor is warm and inviting.

Thank Lisa D
Malibu, California
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1,033 reviews
532 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

It's good but not great food. It's kinda a destination spot but not good enough to travel for. I'm sure we'd return when really really lazy and hungry, because it's close, but probably won't recommend it. Greeted and seated immediately on arrival. Restaurant was 80% full and busy on a Saturday night. I was expecting more. Casa Nostra's food was... More 

Thank SanMo
Saint Louis, Missouri
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175 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Went with relatives who dine here often. Up the hill in Pacific Palisades but not a far drive from the ocean. Great pasta, seafood and appetizers. The place is true authentic Italian in a beautiful setting. Service a bit slow but no issues.

Thank Michael K
Nice, France
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

What a wonderful restaurant! Absolutely delicious food (including homemade pasta) and superb service. A good list of wines by the glass, too. Sitting in their enclosed terrace, with its canyon views, was the icing on the cake. One of the friends I was with, who lives nearby, said that restaurants have come and gone in that location, but that this... More 

Thank theartgirl
Los Angeles, California
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1,946 reviews
671 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Hidden away, as many great restaurants are, up Santa Inez Canyon in the Palisades Highlands is this neighborhood gem, which we've tried to keep as a secret spot. Not any more - it's celebrating the 10th anniversary & all is going well. Charming exterior & interior Italiano decor. Authentic dishes served inside or outside on the covered patio. Nice wine... More 

Thank David B L
San Jose, California
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183 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

We recently tried this restaurant for the 1st time. It’s up in the hills in a small commercial complex. The interior of the restaurant was nothing special. The service was good. Food: Calamari appetizer (good with plenty of dipping sauce), Burrata with roasted peppers and tomatoes (cheese good but tomatoes were not ripe), Papardelle D’Anatra (good), Spinach Gnocchi (too rich... More 

Thank Diane W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1515 Palisades Drive, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, CA 90272
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-454-8889

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?