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Bistro Casanova
Bistro Casanova

Bistro Casanova Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.casanovamaui.com
  • Email: bistrocasanova@gmail.com
  • Phone: (808) 873-3650
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: David Gemberling
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: A private dining room hosting up to 30 people offers a tasteful environment for business meetings, community gatherings and private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Steven (808) 283-1875

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kaahumanu Avenue
  • Public Transit: Maui Bus stop on the back of the building.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large public parking with access from Lono Avenue's side entrance. Several parking spots at front entrance(Kaahumanu Avenue access).
A word from Bistro Casanova
Bistro Casanova is the offspring of Casanova in Makawao, an Upcountry institution. Bistro Casanova is smooth, elegant, exquisite and fun. A tropical landscaping refreshes the air surrounding the outside al fresco tables. Bistro Casanova offers Mediterranean fare, its roots coming from the Cinque Terre in Italy (where the owner comes from). Locally grown ingredients are used extensively, as well as Maui grown beef and the freshest fish from Maui's ocean. It's a fusion of old world flavors and Pacific cuisine. Bistro Casanova is a favorite for Happy Hour relaxation, watered by specialty martinis, a creative offering of wines by the glass and carafes of mojiito and margaritas. Tapas (available after 3pm) can be a tasty complement to your drinks, an opening line for your dinner, or dinner itself.

At dinner, Bistro Casanova is a romantic destination for meals before a show or the perfect stop before flying out of Maui or after picking up a friend in nearby Kahului's airport.Continued

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a late lunch (around 1 pm). Service was very good, but food coming out of the kitchen was a bit slow. Food was tasty."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The restaurant was not very busy, our party of 3 was seated quickly. The menu was good and the food was excellent. However the waiter seemed to have other things to do. He appeared arrogant when he took our order and never offered ground pepper or cheese for the pasta until asked. ELeoretven then someone else brought the condiments. Overall not that great an experience."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Downtown Kahului does not offer much in terms of nice restaurants...except for Bistro Casanova. This charming restaurant, housed in one of the many strip malls, has great food at reasonable prices ( we liked the capellini with six generous sized Shrimp in a light yet tasty cream sauce, and Affogatto for dessert...yum!!) and friendly and efficient wait staff. We heartily recommend this delightful spot, near shopping, the MACC and the Iao Theatre, as a pre show treat."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Bistro Cassanova is an excellent restaurant providing good Italian dishes, good service in an upscale atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Well, I'm not a grumbler but I'm refined! First greeting was lovely, it set the pace for my expectations. We sat, the plastic cover kept slipping all over the place on the table. Two things we wanted to order where out. Got the tuna cakes that were burnt and too thick, and full of mush. The little salad on the plate were brown. I must say the mahi wraps were tasty but I felt like it needed a little more quinoa and little bigger portion of fish to fit perfectly on the lettuce. The tiramisu was just alright I could live without it. I had an edge piece that had very little ricotta cheese .....booooooo wasn't too enjoyable. Execution and consistency could have been better!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I enjoyed my night of casual dining at Bistro Casanova. The food was good, and the service was good and the restaurant was not crowded, either inside or out. It was very pleasant. I dined at a casual pace and enjoyed my wine and dinner very much."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The list of fine dining establishments may be be short in Kahului, but Cafe Bistro is decidedly the best and worthy of high praise on all accounts. My husband and I dine ther whenever we have evening engagements on the East side of Maui. This particular night we enjoyed the ahi appetizer , pasta with creamy, tasty sauce and capellini with shrimp. And for dessert we Topped off with Affogado with generous portions of ice cream. There is also a happy hour that offers a half carafe of decent wine for just five dollars. We love this restaurant and think the wait staff is always helpful, charming and efficient. We have not been to their other restaurant in Makawao but we plan to go the next time we are Up Country."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "GOOD FOOD SLOW SERVICE. We got seated at 5:30. Food did not arrive until 6:15"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were there for an early light dinner that turned out to be during their happy hour. The house wines, at $5 for a half litre caraffe, were surprisingly good. We shared 4 plates from their tapas menu. These were uniformly good and tasty and were just perfect for what we wanted - like 2 good sized appetizers for each of the 2 of us. The servers were friendly and attentive.All of this including 2 caraffes of wine and tip for about $70."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Probably the first and last time I will eat there. The food was pretty good. The host suggested we eat outside which turned out to be next to a loud air conditioner. There was mellow music being piped in, but it was a bit difficult to ignore the loud humming of the condenser. Also, one of the staff took his smoke break out in the hallway right where the breeze blows to where the people are eating. The smell of cigarrette smoke does not blend well with my idea of a romantic evening. My experience might have been better had we eaten inside. Our waitress was friendly and upbeat and we got our food quickly, but the bar was a bit slow. My husband's beer came after we finished our meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We like this place and go there often before concerts. Great food and wine at fair prices"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Often stop here on way to airport for lunch or dinner before a show."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great central maui dining. Food good. Would be great if there was a salad bar"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The tapas menu was delightful. Had the lamb lollipos, Clams and mussels, tempura artichoke and shrimp and pineapple spears. Everything tasted fantastic and the four dishes was enough to fill me up. Can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Restaurant was great for a business lunch. Delicious food coupled with great discussions."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "If you love italian food and want a great affordable place for lunch with great service this restaurant is the place to be. Great service, quiet so that you can catch up with her friends. I love that you have the choice of having something substantial like pasta dishes or medium entree's like sandwiches. But if you're watching your weight and want something light there were a variety of delectable salads to choose from. I can't wait to try this place for dinner. Our waiter was extremely solicitous."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "We always go there for our girlfriend day outings, we all love the food, and usually don't make reservations! It was a birthday lunch and we had 6 ppl, so i decided to use Open Table to make reservations. It worked out perfectly, easy to change the time of reservation online, which we did 2 times. The restaurant was very full but since we had reservations we walked in and had a great celebration! will definitely use Open Table if it's available for reservations."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "The tapas menu was exquisite. Everything was tasty, the steak kebabs and the tempura artichoke were divine. The fish special was good too! I'll be back soon."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Went to Bistro Casanova to celebrate a birthday. The paella was delicious but a little on the salty side. The price was amazing since the dish serves two. The complementary birthday dessert was outstanding. Overall experience was great but the service was a little slow. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to eat. I recommend Bistro Casanova for dinner and will definitely return when I'm back in Maui next year."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Tapas menu was awesome! Great variety and food was delicious. The regular menu also had good Italian variety of food. The bar was very busy with every seat taken. This was not a place for a quiet dinner, i'll be back soon."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Stopped for a bite of lunch after short flight from Oahu. Nice menu, good food, well prepared, good service. Plenty to eat. Would eat here again if in the area, lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Wonderful food, great service and suitable music for this exact restaurant. A+++++"
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "Bistro Casanova in Wailuku is just about the only fine dining that we have found in Wailuku. But even if it had competitors, we would still call it a favorite Central Maui restaurant. You don't go there for the view as it is set back from the road in a commercial strip. But you definitely Do go there for the food. A primarily Italian cuisine, the menu offers a tempting arrqy of options. We usually enjoy one of several pasta dishes or the paella for two (delicious, tangy, and generously spiked with shellfish, mussels and bits of fish) and for dessert, a yummy Affogatto. The wait staff and manager are always cordial and make you feel glad you chose to dine with them. Yep...we just keep going back because we are never disappointed."
    Dined on 10/5/2013