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“Perfect 10”
Review of Casa Nostra

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Ranked #38 of 95 Restaurants in Malibu
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 22 August 2016

First of all somehow Trip Advisor has the city listed as Thousand Oaks, following Pacific Palisades. It's not in Thousand Oaks!
On with the review.
We had reservations and were quickly seated, we had a friendly attentive waiter, but it seems like all the waiters assist all around, or there are back waiters and bussers galore. We were well taken care of. Everyone was friendly. I get the impression its a family restaurant. There were kids laughing and playing in the courtyard which added a nice touch to the night. It felt like Italy. We were dressed for a celebration, the table next to us was right off the beach and they were treated just as well. Very nice wine selection, had 3 appetizers, with our favorite being the grilled calamari. 4 entrees and each of us was really happy with our choices. The lamb was delicious, the Oso Bucco... you could cut it with a fork. The other 2 had pasta dishes which they were swooning over. All the sauces were flavorful and rich. We shared a tiramisu for dessert, well, the birthday girl shared it with us and it was one of the best tiramisu's I've ever had. The night ended with a small plate of biscotti and small glasses of a sweet white wine. Lovely, absolutely lovely. I will most definitely return!

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Thank Marianne O
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

We have gone to Casa Nostra multiple times. The food is always great. the service is superb. It is little hidden away up the hill on Palisades Drive in a nice setting. I love their sea food pasta dishes which I order pretty much every time I go.

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Thank George M
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

I'm reluctant to reveal the secret: there's a wonderful Italian restaurant hidden away in the Palisades Highlands that locals love for lots of reasons: the food is consistently wonderful, featuring homemade pasta; the service is excellent; and the decor is warm and inviting.

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Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

It's good but not great food. It's kinda a destination spot but not good enough to travel for. I'm sure we'd return when really really lazy and hungry, because it's close, but probably won't recommend it.

Greeted and seated immediately on arrival. Restaurant was 80% full and busy on a Saturday night. I was expecting more. Casa Nostra's food was underwhelming. We had good service.

Standard Italian menu and specials.
We ordered three of the specials.
Stuff blossoms: disappointing
Salmon carpaccio: average
Osso Bucco: average
Pizza: disappointing (even the next day as a leftover).
Carbonara: average.

Above-average service brings review to 3 stars.

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Thank Summerasalifestyle
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Reviewed 29 December 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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Thank Michael K
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