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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 10,976 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Stopped in after a long flight ordered wonderful pasta and a stuffed grape leaf appetizer ..simple and delicious ....unbelievable view and a warm host......hope to get back before I leave

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The owner's love for Italy shines through the food he cooks. A nice break from kebab and the like. Make sure you come in time for the sunset.

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Nostra Casa is a magical rooftop garden where you can lose yourself over great food and great company. Chef, owner, and host and multi-talented man extraordinaire, Turgai, is one of the warmest people you will meet. There are 4 flights of stairs to climb before you get to this rooftop paradise but I assure you it is well worth it... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Unbelievably good. Phenomenal terrace. An engaging and warm owner. Fantastic italian food. They even took great care of my spouse whose stomach was roiled by some street corn we think. Brought her ginger tea unasked and recommended mild pastas. Appetizer sampler and porcini pasta were delicious, simple but perfectly seasoned and prepared. We are headed back to Istanbul in a... More

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Arlington, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Tremendous view of the Bosphorus and Blue Mosque on roof-top terrace. We don't normally like Italian outside of Italy, but this was excellent. Echo previous comments that appetizers are tremendous! Very affordable given the quality of food and location. Owner, host, and cook is all-in-one and lots of fun!

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Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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