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Nostra Casa

#64 of 11,118 Restaurants in Istanbul
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 140
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  • 8
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  • 4
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  • 6
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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
Friendly local favorite

Our guide insisted we visit this charming rooftop restaurant near the Hippodrome. The owner and chef is the third generation to live there and recently converted the top of his home to a restaurant after returning from a tour of cooking in Italy. He could not have been friendlier, and told great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Brucekees
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our guide insisted we visit this charming rooftop restaurant near the Hippodrome. The owner and chef is the third generation to live there and recently converted the top of his home to a restaurant after returning from a tour of cooking in Italy. He could not have been friendlier, and told great stories while breaking out magazines to illustrate his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Delicious food, such friendly service and in a beautiful setting. We ate here on our last night in Istanbul and definitely saved the best for last. The tiramisu was amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I should add 'drinking on rooftops' to our hobbies on our CV because we hunt them down whenever we go away. Nostra casa officially comes in our top 3 worldwide. Great service, even better homemade food, fab wine and a sunset view- ticks all the boxes! Plus if you go soon you will be accompanied by 4... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

After reading the great reviews for the Nostra Casa, we decided to give it a try as we are staying close by in the area. We arrived and was shown to our table high on a beautiful roof terrace over looking the beautiful sea around Istanbul, you could not ask for a better setting. We had a mixed selection of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Me and my friends found this restaurant here on TripAdvisor and decided to try it out. What a cleaver move. This was, by far, one of the best restaurants i have ever visit. The food was amazing, the wine was ecellent, the view from the terass breathtaking BUT the best of it all was the host himself. This turned out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Since we wanted to eat some pasta during our stay in Istanbul we looked up this little gem through tripadvisor. We shared mixed appetizers, selected by the owner, who is the chef as well and afterwards we ate pasta. Everything tasted really, really good! Eating the delicious food it is obvious that he worked as a chef for over 20... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We visited Nostra Casa twice during a recent visit to Istanbul and both times came away very satisfied not only with the food but the overall experience. The owner (Turgay) is a very gregarious and welcoming host who really makes you feel at home in his restaurant. He is (amongst other things)an ex boxer and shared many boxing stories with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The entire experience at Nostra Casa was truly delightful! Although we had trouble finding the restaurant to begin with (ensure you look up when you see a large white hotel on the opposite corner) I am so glad we did not give up and settle for dinner elsewhere, as this meal was delicious. From the complimentary starters (do order entrée),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Unbelieveable taste, best dinner I have ever had in Istanbul.This is a must try! The food was absolutely amazing and the atmosphere was buzzing with energy and culture with Istanbul view. The chef Turgay is gracious and cheerful as a child. Meaningful, spirited conversations with him. Thank you for all Turgay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Like sitting at home. Chef has a warm personality and he's a very talented cook. We let him bring us a plate of small tastings. To die for. White anchovies, smoked salmon, stuffed zucchini. I could go on. There are a lot of regulars here too and all characters. Thoroughly enjoyed on many fronts. A memorable night.

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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
  • 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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