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Casa Nostra

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9217 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005-9701
+1 831-609-6132
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08:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
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Boulder Creek, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We're regulars. The carpaccio, polenta with mushrooms, any of the seafood stews/soups, are incredible. The tap room in the back is good; more casual, but a nice place to hang out. Dinner under the stars and redwoods can be magical. I've never had a bad dish here (and we're here a lot.) I rarely ever have dessert, but the limoncello... More 

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Thank Denise S
Boulder Creek, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can enjoy your meal outside in the redwood grove or inside, where local artists are featured on the walls. Wonderful Italian food. The Ravioli with Porcini mushrooms is one of many items worth trying. My family swears by the Bolognese. They also feature gluten free pasta and home-made gluten free bread for those who can't tolerate gluten.

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Thank Jonathan K
Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The food is pretty good though a little expensive for what it is. The people are great and the place is very nice. We particularly enjoy sitting back in the tap room as we have a child that can run around there.

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Thank Ksquaredracing
Ben Lomond, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is an exceptional place to experience Italian food. They are very friendly from the time you enter until you leave. Outdoors and indoors the seating is comfortable and well appointed, the owners are always there and always will to converse. The food is exceptional every time we eat there and you can always count on a full menu.

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Thank Philip M
San Jose
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We, a party of 11, went to this place on a friend's suggestion and liked this place a lot. They have different types of sittings (open outdoor, covered outdoor, big-hall indoor, small corner section indoor) that offer you good choices depending upon the weather and your mood. The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. We loved Portabella mushroom appetizer (a daily... More 

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Thank Rawa13
Santa Cruz, CA
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131 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We haven't been to Casa Nostra in awhile, and we were pleased. Service was spot-on, seating comfortable, the place is small enough that you don't have to scream to be heard by your companion. Ambience leaves a little to be desired; harsh overhead lighting is OK for burger-doodle but an Italian restaurant could shoot for something better. We ordered a... More 

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Thank Milocat007
Boulder Creek, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Ambience, food and entertainment; this place has it all and very friendly, too. Moderate parking area! (near the little town where most businesses reside) Many remodels have been done before, this owner bought the place. (now there is statuary---Italy in the air)

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Thank molucca
Santa Cruz, California
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My friends and I went up to Ben Lomond for a nice meal. Before, I called just to make sure they were open and had lasagna my friends favorite. Once we arrived, it was going pretty well, bruschetta was excellent, house salad was nothing special, spinach salad was very good, beef carpaccio was average, polenta with mushrooms was rather bland.... More 

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Thank TravelwiseSantaCruz
Felton
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Like the new tap room with bar menu and beers on tap fun place to catch a game with friends . The main restaurant is also great for a more intimate meal wonderful surroundings in the redwoods

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Thank rex S
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Visited Casa Nostra over the weekend with my family to celebrate my parents 60th wedding anniversary. Fabulous service, and delicious food that tasted like it came directly from our Italian grandmother's kitchen. Worthy of a stop in the quaint town of Ben Lomond/Felton area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9217 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005-9701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ben Lomond
  • Phone Number: +1 831-609-6132

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?