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Nostra Casa

#103 of 12,281 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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K. Ayasofya Cad. Mustafa Pasa Sok. No. 42 Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul 34122 , Turkey
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing! It was recommended to us by our tour guide. We are so happy that we took him up on his recommendation! From the moment we sat down we were presented with menus. As we were looking through, a man approached our table, sat down and began to converse with us. He was the owner! He asked... More 

Thank Tammy B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant sits on the third or fourth floor (I can't remember) of an hundred-year-old apartment in which the chef was born. "After many years of living in Italy, I came back to find the place I started from." As you may have read in other reviews, this place is in the unbeatable location walking distance from the blue mosque,... More 

Thank muyil2015
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

A must go. Everything about Nostra Casa is charming. The views, the ambiance, and of course the wonderful owner and his helper. They are the epitome of Turkish hospitality. Not to mention the pasta was delectable. Will return the next time I'm in Istanbul!

1 Thank Cori C C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Amazing rooftop view, great food and great hospitality! It all depends what's fresh and available: I've never seen a menu, I just let the dishes arrive and I've never been disappointed yet. My favorite place in Istanbul - perfect!

2 Thank Chris C
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Eating at this beautiful little restaurant is like eating at your best friend's house. The owners are gorgeous and the welcome is incredible. The food is wonderful - so fresh, beautifully prepared, authentic and great for vegetarians. One warning - don't leave your visit to Nostra Casa too late in your trip because you will really want to go back.... More 

1 Thank Catherine W
Goodlettsville, Tennessee, United States
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

Well, the title says it mostly. This place is located on the top 2 floors w/ rooftop dining just behind the Blue Mosque...water view as the sun drops...doesn't get much better than that. Oh, did I mention that I had mussels w/ linguini (the best!). Very private. I will absolutely be back the next time I am in Istanbul. This... More 

1 Thank Jon P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

The view is great just like any rooftop in the area, the food was delicious, just as we expected, but the charming hospitality we recieved made this place an absolute must visit! Turgay is truly an amazimg guy!! five*

1 Thank David B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

great italian food! the bolognesa and pesto spageti was delicious.. It was truly like home food, with great and fresh ingredients

1 Thank MariaJose B
Mercer Island, Washington, United States
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

We ate at Nostra Costa our last night in Istanbul. I wish I found it earlier so that I could have several dinners there. Tourgay, the owner gave us a magical experience, both the food and the conversation. He started us off with wine and a parade of tasty appetizers, the porcini pasta's taste was one to remember, the tiramisu... More 

1 Thank Etta S
Budapest, Hungary
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

It felt like sitting in our own italian living room. The owner has a good taste in music, he is very friendly and loves to talk a little to his visitors. It's really hard to find a REAL italian restaurant. But this is it! And not to mention the view... :) You should try this place after an exhausting all... More 

1 Thank Ponyab

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, 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
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

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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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