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Nostra Casa

K. Ayasofya Cad. Mustafa Pasa Sok. No. 42 Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul 34122 , Turkey
05392030092
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Ranked #52 of 10,947 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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  • Turkish first
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English first
Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful place. Nice food. After the long day trip we were looking for good vegetarian food and we found this excellent place. Homely feeling excellent atmosphere nice food. All in one.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Brought here on recommendation by an acquaintance. Lots of cats around but they don't bother people. The place is basically home cooked food which was tasty. The appetisers were awesome. The pastas were hit and miss. I enjoyed mine but both my friends said theirs were not fantastic. Great view on the rooftop terrace and the owner was really friendly.... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Wow. Finally found an excellent restaurant in Istanbul. Carpacio of sea bass was awesome. Tomatoe salad very flavorful. Pasta with porcini mushrooms was fantastic. Veal osso bucco was great with a middle eastern spin (hints of curry, mint, and cardomom - very unique). Best meal we've had in Istanbul.

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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Chief Turgay and Chief Kenan are not only excellent chiefs and also wonderful friends who make you feel at home and taste beyond describtion food related to sea food and Italian kitchen.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Took a chance after reading incredible Yelp reviews, and it paid off a million times over. After 17 days in Turkey, my husband and I were ready to eat something different from the typical Turkish fare we had been enjoying and found this superb truly Italian eatery. We came around 8p and left at 12am after dining with the chef... More

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New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We received a tip on this little gem from our tour guide. Wow. You climb up several flights of the home to the terrace where the view is gorgeous. We watched the sunset while having a phenomenal meal. The owner and staff are lovely. It's very small so you may need a reservation, we were lucky and got the last... More

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Chino Hills, CA
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6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

What a great experience! Where could we ever have Italian food to match our experience when we were in Italy? We found it here on a rooftop in Turkey overlooking the Sea of Marmara and the Blue Mosque, and hearing the call to prayer from the local mosques. Our chef was born here in Turkey, spent 21yrs in Italy and... More

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Lahti, Finland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great Food, great chef, great view (despite of the rain...). A bit difficult to find, but worth searching. Cat lowers must see place...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon Nostra Casa while looking for the perfect sundowner spot! We found it!!! Awesome views of the ocean and the blue mosque and delicious Turkish wine! The rooftop terrace lets you soak up the vibrance of Istanbul. The friendly hospitality is the cherry on top! :-)

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We found Nostra Casa restaurant on tripadvisor before our trip to Istanbul, while searching for italian restaurants there. It's located in sultanahmet area, in a very nice street with many hotels and restaurants. The view from the roof top is fantastic. Turgay is an excellent host and we felt immediately at home. The food was delicious, plus Turgay offered us... More

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