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“Great View, Delicious Food, Cozy Atmosphere, Lovely Cats and more...”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Nostra Casa

Nostra Casa
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Ranked #92 of 13,391 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
İstanbul
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“Great View, Delicious Food, Cozy Atmosphere, Lovely Cats and more...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is the right address if you are looking for a restaurant where you can have excellent dishes, sharing your travel experiences, getting true answer of your questions about the city , watching sunset at the best historical view in Sultanahmet area with awesome wine recommendations of Turgay. Don't miss his special treats ;)

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank polaturkey
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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“italian home kitchen in turkey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

as a regular traveler and italian food lover i must admit that this fellow makes it tast as the genuine italian kitchen. no fast food pizzas but the real artisanal taste.
alway kean for a nice world viewed conversation, this on his terras with a view that is absolutly marvelous. what else could you wish for on a sunny afternoon.
democratic prices and a very variable menu with often unannounced side orders that are so delicious.
a house like simple but confortable interior, all you need for a chilling evening.
Turgay, that's it!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank faxske
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simple and Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

My Girlfriend and I found this incredible restaurant on top of a small house on our first day in Istanbul. It was incredible how the beautiful view over the sea, the simple but very tasty food and Turgay's stories made the moment so special. I have never encountered someone as friendly as Turgay. I really recommend his restaurant as it's really calm and if you are a tourist, Turgay is the perfect person to talk to as he will tell you what to see outside tourist tracks!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank MaxAD00
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Auburn, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best experience in Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

I lived in Istanbul for four months at the beginning of the year. While roaming around the old city, I stumbled upon this place because it had the rooftop terrace I was looking for. When I got up there, I realized the view was one of the best in the city with views of the Sea of Marmara, Little Hagia Sofia (Cucuk Ayasofya) and the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Camii). Not only does Nostra Casa have the best views, but incredible food to remember. The owner and executive chef, Turgay, visits and socializes with visitors as they, basically, enter his home to dine (Nostra Casa translates as "our home"). Turgay has lived in multiple countries and has visited many more. He has amazing stories to tell and is very knowledgeable. The experience to be discovered at Nostra Casa is indescribable. After visiting this place one time, I fell in love with every aspect of it. It simply kept me coming back (at least 15 times) for more and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Istanbul. (Turgay makes the best Tiramisu in Istanbul)

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank zac b
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Auburn, Alabama
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“spontaneity, great cuisine, wonderful company, and breathtaking skyline”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

This past spring my friends and I had the great pleasure of getting to know a man named Turgay while living in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul. I found Istanbul to be a city characterized by its spontaneity, great cuisine, wonderful company, and breathtaking skyline. All of which can be found at Nostra Casa. If you have the chance to visit this incredible city you MUST make a visit to this gem of a restaurant. Aside from the great company and worldly insight that the owner offers, the food provides for an amazing dining experience in itself. A mouth watering mix of traditional Turkish and Italian dishes always had my friends and I coming back for more. No need to rush or worry yourself with the menu, just sit back relax and enjoy all the pleasures this wonderful place has to offer.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank michael b
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