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Casanova Makawao
Casanova Makawao

Casanova Makawao Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.casanovamaui.com
  • Email: casanovamaui@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (808) 572-0220
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:30am - 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From trays of lasagna to go, to elaborate parties in private residences, Casanova offers catering individually tailored for every occasion and budget.
  • Entertainment: Since its opening Casanova has offered Maui the opportunity to enjoy some of the best artists visiting the island. Icons like Taj Mahall, Sam Kinison, Kool and the Gang, Los Lobos, Dave Mason and countless others have performed on Casanova’s history loaded stage. Nowadays Willie K owns Tuesday night. Wednesday is Casanova's world famous Ladies' Night, when the young and beautiful drive from all over Maui to dance and party. On Friday and Saturday local bands or visiting DJs from the Mainland fill the dance floor with ever changing beats. Check Casanova's web page for the weekly lineup.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Baldwin Avenue
  • Public Transit: Maui Bus stops at Casanova parking lot.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Casanova offers Makawao’s largest parking lot, just at the town main crossroad.
A word from Casanova Makawao
Since 1986, Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli is at the heart of the Upcountry Maui lifestyle. From early breakfast thru lunch and dinner you may expect the best Italian food on the island (as voted by countless local magazines’ surveys). Pastas, seafood and pizzas from Maui's first wood burning oven are Casanova's signature dishes. Dancing after 10pm three nights a week with live music or DJs is an unique feature of this Maui landmark. Loyal patrons appreciate Casanova's very reasonable prices.
At the main crossroad of Historic Makawao town, Casanova is a must do experience after a visit to Haleakala National Park.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Haven't tried this restaurant since I work at an Italian place. But the variety and options were great! Loved everything we ate! Will be back again!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The server was never around and it took forever to take our order and when we did the food was cold!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "On prior visits the food has been excellent and the prices reasonable for Maui. This past week we brought 4 friends on a Monday night. Pasta dishes were overcooked / sauces were very salty. Brick chicken was a tasty dish (as usual) but all three other people in our party were very disappointed. Dining room is in major need of an update / cleaning. Bathrooms are run down and not well maintained. Graffiti on bathroom walls and towel dispensers is unacceptable for any good restaurant. Casanova has live music several days a week so I suspect a low quality audience is attracted - yet the primary reason this establishment is in business is as a restaurant. Extremely disappointing. This used to be one of our favorites in Upcountry on Maui."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Very good italian food at decent prices. The atmosphere needs some freshening up, but it's easily overlooked because of the great food and service. We did not experience the dismal service reported by other reviewers, but we were there early (6:30) and the restaurant was only half full (but filling up quickly by the time we left)."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food here was excellent! My wife and I shared a 4 course special for $60! Eggplant parm was excellent, as was the Vodka Rigatoni and Ribeye! The Tiramisu was a little heavy on the liquor, which was fine for us. If you don't appreciate the taste of some liquor in your dessert, then you will want to try something different. Overall rating gets 4 stars only because the food came out a bit slow and the waitress took awhile tom notice that our water glasses were empty."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went there after watching sunset on Haleakala. Takes an hour to get down the mountain so allow enough time. I didn't, but called and they adjusted my reservation. My wife and I shared a very good pizza and bottle of wine and a chocolate cake dessert. Makawao is a neat little town. Wished we had planned to be there when some of the shops were open."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Have been enjoying Casanova's for 20+ years. It has wonderful bread/pizza. Great salads, most of them big enough to be a meal themselves, and all delicious, the endive with sundried tomato and bacon on the specials menu this time was to die for. A great assortment of pasta, and meats (chicken, lamb, beef). They have good appetizers, if you're not super hungry and appetizer or pizza to share with a salad is a great options."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Its Maui, restaurants come and go, Casanovas in Makawao is always good. They have the best Pasta on the island. The price seems to not change and the menu offers a variety. The servers are friendly and always make you feel welcome."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We love eating here .. It's always a promise if good food Without doubt It's a hidden gem I would reccomend it for anyone just wanting great Italian food"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was very but service was excellent. Waitress was pleasant and very knowledgable about menu and wine selections."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Have eaten at Casanova's a number of time. The food is consistently good. Entree preference was not available which was a little disappointing. Service is fine, not overly friendly."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Extremely slow service. Took 20 minutes to get bread, and 1 hour to get entree."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "My family has been dining at Casanova for years with the most variable aspect of the experience being the service. It is a great option for groups as the space is large menu is conducive to all sorts of tastes. Get a few appetizers to share. The Calamari Fritti are light and crispy and complimented by the caper-garlic mayo. We also enjoyed the Carciofi. As someone who has lived in Italy, I appreciate the quality of their pasta - perfectly cooked and not drowning in sauce. Favorites were Spaghettini Alla Checca and Fettucine Ai Fungi con Prosciutto. The complimentary focaccia is completely addicting. Unfortunately, the service on our last visit was brusque and inattentive and the ambient noise led to strained conversations."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Your food is extremely unhealthy and no doubt contributes to the obesity problem as well as diabetes--bread with oil, pastas, and sugary desserts. You need to add some healthy and organic food to your menu. When you do, we would eat there several times a week. As it is, we only eat there twice a year and always leave feeling "Why did we do that?""
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Had lunch and dinner there a week apart. Food excellent!!!! Service friendly. Casual yet with an aire of island elegance. Well located amid the many shops and art galleries at Makawao, Maui."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "This was our first time and we thought it was very good. We tried it because the steak house was closed. But all 6 of us really enjoyed it and all decided we would definitely return."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "Recommended by family and lived up to their promise of great food in a comfortable setting had a great time with excellent meals"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We had an enjoyable dinner with friends. The noise from the adjoining bar I believe at the start of our meal, 7pm or so, was so loud that it was difficult to have a comfortable conversation. Otherwise, the food was good."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Went here on vacation after reading some very positive reviews. The food was not outstanding. The waiter we had seemed to have an attitude which did not add anything to the experience. The restaurant was crowded and noisy. We were seated in the back which would have been lovedly as we were seated by two large windows that overlooked some lovely plantings. In addition to those planting, however, were pipes sticking up out the the ground to the one side and a wonderful view of "stuff" it looked like they didn't know what to do with and lots of spider webs from the rafters (no, it wasn't Halloween decor). Makawao is known as a "cowboy" town and this is known as a very popular local place. Perhaps we were just expecting too much."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "I absolutely look forward to eating here whenever I'm on Maui. The food is consistently good and the service is reliable. It's easy to make online reservations. Parking can be challenging, but it's worth it."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "As visitors to Maui many times we eat out often. We decided to try this restaurant for the first time. We've passed it often in Makawao. While nondescript on the outside, it's really nice inside. The food was surprisingly good, as we've read some so-so reviews online. Try the spinach saltiti appetizer. Excellent. I had the Fettucine with scallops which was really good. The scallops were delicious.. The fettucine was fine, although maybe a bit heavy on the pesto. My wife had pasta with shrimp, very tasty. We'll go back."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "I'm embarrassed to say I have not been to Casanova's in ages. We organized a group of upcountry friends to met us since it they were donating a portion of their sales to the Maui Aids Foundation. Great neighbors, they help fund raise for a number of organizations. Had great drinks and a well priced bottle of wine. Food was outstanding. A couple had a Russian potato beet salad they could not stop talking about. I had Gamberi e Fagioli. A skewer of six fat shrimp on a bed or cannelloni beans. Outstanding. The seafood risotto was excellent, the fish en papillote got a few swoonsAll in all, it was a wonderful evening in a terrific restaurant. I won't wait for an "event" to go back but will put it back on my "Eat Here Ofen" list!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013