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Nostra Casa

#71 of 11,171 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Sultanahmet
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K. Ayasofya Cad. Mustafa Pasa Sok. No. 42 Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul 34122 , Turkey
05392030092
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nostra Casa was one of the best moments of our trip to Istambul! The charismatic and warm hosting, were amazing!

Turgay, was so kind to serve us, even not being fully ready for service. His food was the best we have had in all Istambul and his passionate spirit for life and cooking made us sit, eat and chat for hours!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I do not know what all the hype is about; whilst the owner/chef and all the staff are very friendly and helpful, the food is really not that great, not bad but just not great. Having lived in Italy for 3 years, we know good Italian food when we eat (and cook) it and this really did not live up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Turgay, was so kind to serve us, even not being fully ready for service. His food was the best we have had in all Istambul and his passionate spirit for life and cooking made us sit, eat and chat for hours!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This jewel has a wonderful rooftop terrace view - the perfect spot for watching the sun set on Istanbul. The chef/owner Turgay was a wonderful host who personalized our experience by sitting down with us and getting to know our preferences before recommending what to order. We are vegetarians and he made us a wonderful pasta meal with a variety... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It was a great dinner in a family and cozy atmosphere. We were served delicious appettizers with red wine chosen by a chef. We had soft and juicy beef steak with basil pasta. For desserts we had the best tiramisu we have ever tasted. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner place or just to enjoy your stay in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Found this place on Trip Advisor and it did not disappoint. Great views of the sea, sunset and Blue Mosque. Very friendly Italian couple who own the restaurant. The owner said he is the third generation to be born in the house--that's pretty cool. Great recommendations on dishes and all of them were delicious. Well worth it if you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Walked up to sit on the amazing terrace ended up having a fantastic meal served by lovely hosts - will definitely be coming back and recommending to everyone I know!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Sometimes I just can't get TA ranking. In one week we've being in at least 4 out of the Top10 of Istanbul TA list, and I was quite disapointed. Than In my last day in town, just because it was in front of our hotel We decided to have our dinner at Nostra Casa. And what a greatfull Surprise! Good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Outstanding views, genuine Italian food and perfectly pitched friendly service. I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a special night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

When we travel with my husband I am always in charge of finding that special place for a romantic dinner. This time I found this restaurant. It was not easy to get there specially because it was raining and we were walking. The place is nice, small but fine, with a nice view of the Hagya Sophia. To be honest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Seriously good Italian food cooked by an expert chef. We are vegetarians and we accepted our host's offer to select some dishes for us. A good decision.We enjoyed an excellent bottle of Anatolian Syrah and finished with a truly great tiramisu. While the terrace is a great location with a fascinating view of Istanbul the price of that view is... More 

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Additional Information about Nostra Casa

Address: K. Ayasofya Cad. Mustafa Pasa Sok. No. 42 Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: 05392030092
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: K. Ayasofya Cad. Mustafa Pasa Sok. No. 42 Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: 05392030092

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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