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“Bellissimo!”
Review of Casa Nostra Limerick - CLOSED

Casa Nostra Limerick
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Casa Nostra Limerick is a relaxed, traditional Italian Restaurant in the heart of Limerick City. The restaurant’s appeal lies in its natural warmth & charm, offering newcomers an atmosphere that would make you feel like you are dining in the heart of Sardinia or Rome. Whether you are dining with a loved one, friends, family, colleagues or entertaining business clients, Casa Nostra offers an intimate & elegant setting with an informal family atmosphere, sumptuous food & excellent service.
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Bellissimo!”
Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I visited Casa Nostra on the 7th of November for a romantic meal. This was our second visit to Casa Nostra and I really have to say, it was even more impressive than before. I booked our visit on the restaurant's Facebook page. Antonio (the owner) replied within 10 minutes and we were all set. From the moment you open the door, Antonio and his staff are so friendly and welcoming. The fact that he welcomes you by name, even before you say a single word is just lovely and unique. I began with a starter of traditional Sardinian bread and olives, while my partner had bread with a mozzarella and mushroom topping. Both starters were very tasty. For my main, I had sirloin steak with a green pepper sauce along with roasted garlic and rosemary cubed potatoes and veg. The steak was so tender and full of flavour on its own but paired with the sauce, it was simply out of this world! My meal was complimented by a glass of red wine chosen for me by Antonio. My partner chose chicken in a spicy tomato sauce (Straccetti Alla Diavola). As she is not particularly fond of very spicy food, she asked Antonio about how spicy it is. Not only did he describe what the sauce would be like, he also offered to make it less spicy for her taste. This dish turned out to be really very tasty and enjoyed very much. All of this was followed by dessert. For me, a coffee and ice-cream combo. I love coffee and this was really a treat for me. For my partner, she chose a mousse which was similar to creme brulee which she really enjoyed. Overall, we really had a great time at Casa Nostra. To anyone thinking of visiting this place, you honestly need to experience it. I can't tell you how many times I've left other restaurants feeling like I was just another customer but here, Antonio makes you feel like you are over at his home for a meal. He just oozes enthusiasm for his establishment and you can tell he genuinely loves what he is doing. He even teaches you a bit of Italian, how much more authentic can you get than that?! The service is outstanding. Something that I found amazing was that at the end of our meal, while speaking to Antonio, I happened to mention that we used to visit an Italian restaurant in another part of Ireland which we found in recent times was actually not that special anymore. It turned out that he actually worked there when we used to visit years ago, back when we had fallen in love with the place! Looking at the fact that he now owns such a fantastic place is testament to him. Forget all those other places in town that serve the same stuff day in day out, go try it here and you will not be disappointed. Sum it up in three words? Actually, I only need one, Superb! We're only home and already we're looking forward to next time.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A little bit of Italy in my home town :)”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Really enjoyed dining at Casa Nostra with my boyfriend, It's in our home town of Limerick City yet for the time we spent in the Restaurant I felt like I was on a romantic break in Italy! ;) The Staff are amazing, Antonio and his team are so friendly they also speak in Italian so your experience is that bit extra special. Food is beautiful, The Straccetti Alla (Chicken in a spicy Tomato sauce) is a must try! For those of you that fancy Steak, I would recommend it with the green pepper sauce (IT'S YUMMY!!). Casa Nostra is now my Favourite Restaurant in Limerick & I can't wait to return :D Buon Appetito!

  • Visited November 2013
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Limerick, Ireland
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Lovely staff, ok food”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

The best thing about this restaurant is definitely the staff, they are extremely welcoming, friendly and very attentive.
The wine is very reasonably priced and they have a nice selection. The atmosphere of the place is very nice, but it was unusually empty for a Saturday night and a little cold.
Our starters were quite good, though I would personally prefer warm bruschetta. The mains were all ok. I do still think there is room for improvement, fresh homemade pasta and real chips would make a huge difference. As it is the food is good but not wow. As with my previous review of this restaurant the coffee is still the best I've ever tasted :-)

  • Visited October 2013
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296antoniog, Manager at Casa Nostra Limerick, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
I'm very sorry that for the second time we were unable to satisfy your palate but as you note in your review, which we found very constructive, we make every effort to keep our guests happy. I cannot remember specifically what you had that evening but regarding homemade pasta we are infact introducing fresh ravioli dishes to our updated menu. Have a free coffee on us the next time you're in.
A presto Antonio.
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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Back again”
Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Each time we come here it has been good, good food, wine and service altogether very pleasant experience for all the family ciao Bella

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296antoniog, Manager at Casa Nostra Limerick, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Google Translation
Ciao bella, grazie mille,
Antonio
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Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Service First Class”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is my first Trip Advisor review. As i found this restaurant using TA I felt obligated. I booked via facebook and Antonio welcomed me by name. My son is a coeliac and the restaurant catered for him without fuss or drama. He loved his pasta. My wife's Tiramisu was the best she ever tasted. Will go again when next in Limerick!

  • Visited October 2013
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296antoniog, Owner at Casa Nostra Limerick, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again next time,
Saluti, Antonio
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