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1515 Palisades Drive, Pacific Palisades, Thousand Oaks, CA 90272
(310) 454-8889
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place up the mountain

Went with relatives who dine here often. Up the hill in Pacific Palisades but not a far drive from the ocean. Great pasta, seafood and appetizers. The place is true authentic Italian in a beautiful setting. Service a bit slow but no issues.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Michael K
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St. Louis MO
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St. Louis MO
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143 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Went with relatives who dine here often. Up the hill in Pacific Palisades but not a far drive from the ocean. Great pasta, seafood and appetizers. The place is true authentic Italian in a beautiful setting. Service a bit slow but no issues.

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

What a wonderful restaurant! Absolutely delicious food (including homemade pasta) and superb service. A good list of wines by the glass, too. Sitting in their enclosed terrace, with its canyon views, was the icing on the cake. One of the friends I was with, who lives nearby, said that restaurants have come and gone in that location, but that this... More 

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Thank theartgirl
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Hidden away, as many great restaurants are, up Santa Inez Canyon in the Palisades Highlands is this neighborhood gem, which we've tried to keep as a secret spot. Not any more - it's celebrating the 10th anniversary & all is going well. Charming exterior & interior Italiano decor. Authentic dishes served inside or outside on the covered patio. Nice wine... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We recently tried this restaurant for the 1st time. It’s up in the hills in a small commercial complex. The interior of the restaurant was nothing special. The service was good. Food: Calamari appetizer (good with plenty of dipping sauce), Burrata with roasted peppers and tomatoes (cheese good but tomatoes were not ripe), Papardelle D’Anatra (good), Spinach Gnocchi (too rich... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

After visiting the Getty Villa, we looked for a good Italian restaurant nearby and found Casa Nostra in Yelp. Five minutes driving distance from the Getty Villa. Excellent food and service. Well recommended, quiet and a great luncheon altogether. Good traditional Italian menu with reasonable serving sizes. Gnocchi was excellent as was the risotto and lobster. Great choice if in... More 

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Staffordshire united Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Took our two young Grandchildren for early dinner they were made very welcome by the waiting staff a ex choice of meals i chose the Ragu of Lamb my husband had the Porcini Risotto both were delicious the children chose Pizza which they said were very nice avery enjoyable evening

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Thank Pauline T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This restaurant has two locations, one in downtown LA and another in Pacific Palisades, this review is about the second. Tucked way up in the highlands this relaxes Italian cafe is really yummy. We went there for a lunch with a large group and service and flavor were no problem at all. The menu was extensive but the pasta, sauces,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Went there with my wife for my birthday. From the moment we walked in, the restaurant staff made us feel welcome. The service was very good and the food was exceptional. Portions were good and really not pricey given the location and the value for the meal. I would highly recommend this establishment. It seems that it is a restaurant... More 

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Thank phil760b
los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Unless you live in Pacific Palisades you probably never heard of Casa Nostra, which is unfortunate. It is a neighborhood gem with truly gourmet Italian cuisine. Several of my friends who are true foodies (and who don't live in the area) consider it to be among the top Italian restaurants in LA. I heatedly agree. Several of my friends echo... More 

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Thank HenryLosAngeles
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

This restaurant was a real treat as it is located in one of the canyons close to the beach in the Pacific Palisades. It is frequented by locals so we arrived early to get a good table in the enclosed patio area where it is quieter. There were four of us so we all tried different seafood entrees. I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1515 Palisades Drive, Pacific Palisades, Thousand Oaks, CA 90272
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Thousand Oaks
  • Phone Number: (310) 454-8889

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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