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Nostra Casa

#92 of 11,951 Restaurants in Istanbul
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K. Ayasofya Cad. Mustafa Pasa Sok. No. 42 Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul 34122 , Turkey
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Great Italian Food with a dramatic of Istanbul's historical peninsula and the Sea of Marmara

I am one of the repeat guests of this lovely restaurant for about a year. The restaurant is 3 minutes walk away from the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque). What drags me to this place, apart from the fantastic Italian food, is the cosiness. Turgay, the owner and the chef of the restaurant is a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Istanbul, Turkey
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my gf came for dinner to an empty restaurant so we got the full attention of the owner. While having the appetizer (which was not so delicious) he started talking a lot about the history of religions in turkey and his own beliefs and calling others who had their own faith ignorant. I was shocked and tried to... More 

Thank krux
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am one of the repeat guests of this lovely restaurant for about a year. The restaurant is 3 minutes walk away from the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque). What drags me to this place, apart from the fantastic Italian food, is the cosiness. Turgay, the owner and the chef of the restaurant is a very friendly person and a... More 

Thank CihantheTourGuide
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178 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This was a great intimate place to have our last dinner in Istanbul. We were a little tired of Kebobs and it was so nice to have fresh pasta. The host was incredibly hospitable. There were only about 5 tables so you should probably make a reservation . The prices were reasonable for the food quality. Enjoy!

Thank debbythec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent New Year's Eve there. The food was delicious. We got different types of food as starters and the main course was perfect. The owner and his team were very friendly and tried to make this dinner as pleasant as possible - and absolutely succeeded! We want to visit this restaraunt again!

1 Thank Ben K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We were so pleased to discover this gem of a restaurant on our final night in Istanbul! We had a delicious assortment of starters along with an incredible seafood soup. That was followed by a savory Turkish stuffed pastry, then a classic Italian spaghetti all'amtriciana. The pasta was al dente, with a perfectly balanced sauce. The chef/owner was gregarious and... More 

1 Thank Walter S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Feels like home. Weather was freezing so sat inside. No matter. Food was excellent and the kitty is too beautiful. Very homely. A great place to go for dinner. I highly recommend it!

Thank Adele R
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We were invited to dinner at Nostra Casa for our last night in Istanbul. We didn't know what to expect, other than great company. We arrived and were met by Turgay, the owner. After spending time with him we decided to give him carte blanche of our meal. The only stipulation was my gluten-free diet. Not only was the food... More 

1 Thank SusanFE
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We were graciously hosted by the owner and his staff. The restaurant has a very charming living room feel and this only adds to the experience. We both ordered pasta but were not really impressed. Both our dishes were swimming in oil and were not particularly tasty (but not bad by any means). Went up to the roof terrace for... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food and wonderful warm hospitality. Traditional Italian dishes with a good wine selection. A great experience - highly recommended.

Thank alk2303
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

To be perfectly honest, I did not expect this quality, before I went down there. It is really good one. All the food, all the staff, the owner and the breathtaking view. There is nothing to criticize it. Definitely one of the best option in Istanbul.

1 Thank Semih K

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Restaurant Details

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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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

Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighborhood Profile
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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