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Bistro Casanova

4.3
920 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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. Its menu reaches some classic of the European cuisine: Paella for two, Cioppino, Focaccias, Grigliata plates of grilled meat or fish large enough to share, prime cuts of steaks are between the favorites, next to an excellent selection of pastas and fresh salads. Locally grown ingredients are used extensively, as well as the freshest fish from Maui's ocean. Bistro Casanova is a favorite for Happy Hour relaxation, watered by specialty martinis and carafes of mojito and margaritas.
Tapas (available after 4pm) 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 920 people are saying
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triathletecece
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service was really slow and the restaurant seemed run down. The food was okay as far as Italian goes but not worth the cost. Everything had tons of butter and a limited wine selection.

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MaxineD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone provided excellent service. We love Patrick

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The app let us know ahead of time that our table was ready. The restaurant was clean and had a nice atmosphere.

No one acknowledged that we were celebrating a special occasion even though we notated it when making reservations.

The waiter never introduced himself. He was a little wired and made me feel uncomfortable.

We ordered drinks with our appetizers. I ordered a mojito (the house speciality) but it was extremely strong. I wish it was more balanced. I was only able to drink half of it before I decided I had enough. The appetizers we ordered was delicious and the bread was good.

For our main course, we ordered a steak and a rib eye medium rare for both. We had an emergency and had to leave so we asked them to box up our dinner to go. When we got our dinners, both meats were well done and over cooked. All of the cooked vegetables that came with both dinners were cut in huge pieces (literally half a bell pepper with the stem still on). It didn’t scream fancy to me, it just felt like the cook was lazy.

Honestly, I’m not sure I want to go there again.

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EricaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome. It was recommended from a local who takes “the road to costco” and plans a trip here for dinner. The prices are totally reasonable, service was great and the food was perfect.

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vipJeanineT
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pasta and cocktails

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DollyeP
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots to get together with friends.

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HawaiianFoodie
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the back; which we liked. Quiet n cozy. Our waiter Pietro was attentive, entertaining and efficient. Our table ordered Linguine Vongole, Lamb Chops and Linguine Pescatore. It was excellent! Ty Bistro Cassanova.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food!

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jackiew
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

was busy at 5:30. but good feelings cuz seem like people were out with their co-workers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was too salty

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SueM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great time

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Boise
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian dinners we have ever had.

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henry
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Casanova is a great place for a business lunch, special lunch or party. I was there for a Birthday lunch and our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. He recommended a great wine to go with my seafood pasta. We had appetizers, entrees with salads and dessert. All were top-notch. We finished off the meal with two espressos. This restaurant is highly recommended.

Bistro Casanova
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation. Your words are our best reward. We are looking forward to see you soon back at Bistro Casanova.

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KimberlyS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming to Bistro Casanova! This time we celebrated our anniversary with another couple and sat in Peitro's section (upon request) and was not disappointed! He also treats us so well and his service in always outstanding! He even treated us to a delicious dessert! Mahalo to all!.

Bistro Casanova
Responded on April 22, 2021

Pietro will be very happy to know that his talents have been recognized and appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation. We hope to see you soon back at Bistro Casanova in Kahului.

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vipSusan
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian food!
Great service and reasonable prices!

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RickR
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My friend and I were sat at table 33 between two doors where diners and staff trespassed frequently. Should have said something but next time. Otherwise, food and service by Heidy was fabulous and would definitely go there again but will request not to be sat At 33 ever again.

Bistro Casanova
Responded on April 20, 2021

I am so sorry that you were a "victim" of table 33. Unfortunately existing guidelines about table separation (6 ft. from each other) and capacity (30% of previously allowed) forced us to "invent" new locations for tables to minimize risk and maximize availability. Next reservation make sure to specify: No table 33 please. We will definitively find an alternative for you. Thank you for finding the time to share your kind words about Heidy (she is fabulous indeed...) and mahalo for your patronage.

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AntoinetteD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time to the restaurant - I used to go to Makawao Casanova's monthly - had a bad experience. I haven't been back. I learned the previous owner of Makawao Casanova still owned the Bistro Casanova in Kahului. The first time I went it was excellent. Thought it might have been a fluke. Second time - excellent again. I love good Italian food!

Bistro Casanova
Responded on April 16, 2021

Thank you for your trust. i am glad you came back after your disappointing experience. Restaurants are like theaters: live every time. It may happen that an isolated performance is not at as expected. For that I apologize. Glad we have you back and we hope to see you again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! Food was outstanding. I got the linguine Pescatore and it’s was amazing!!

Bistro Casanova
Responded on April 16, 2021

One of my favorite pastas as well....Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation. We really like that...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, as always, and the food was superb! We love the Bolognese!

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Betty
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Find a better place. Everything was below average.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food but service was a little slow. However, they were extremely nice!

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vipFineFoodies
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Restaurant is in office building of bank. Not a desirable location. Food was HORRIBLE! None of our party of 5 liked their food. I had to send mine back twice and just ended up not eating at all. Incredibly overpriced for what it is.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I wouldn’t call it traditional Italian- it was good but a little pricey (but on the island everything seems pricey) it was also very hard to find- it is on the lower level of an office building. You have to park by the bank. They had a decent wine list but were out of a few. Portions were perfect. (The app won’t let me add photos but the plates were lovely)

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for our anniversary, always happy with this place

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was poor, server not friendly, had to ask for utensils and server even spilled balsamic dressing all over my plate and table and just handed me a cloth napkin to wipe it all up myself.

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KarenG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Casanova is one of our favorite restaurants. We were happy to introduce our mainland friends to it. They enjoyed the experience and the food. I'm sure we will be returning.

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vipgeewizz808
Hawaii
138 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had another nice dinner here with a friend. We all had great food and the service was excellent.

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Eriny
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent, but the 1980's hard rock music that was very loud didn't fit with the Italian theme and was a distraction.

Bistro Casanova
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you for noticing. I so agree with you! Your extra effort to share your experience motivated me to come down with an iron fist on the background music debate in my Restaurant. NO MORE HARD ROCK! It's a commitment.

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MICHAELK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Tuscany. Meatballs are a separate dish. They are never combined with a bolognese sauce. Your meatballs are tasty and have perfect texture. IMO you don’t need to add them.

Bistro Casanova
Responded on April 5, 2021

I am Italian and I feel your pain. For years I have been struggling with the moral Dilemma: "meatballs or not meat balls on the pasta with meat sauce? " Finally I succumbed to the overwhelming demand coming form my patrons. Will Italians ever forgive me? I barely do it myself....

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A wonderful happy hour! Food and drinks were delicious as always! As the restaurant filled up, we saw our waitress less & less. Our water was refilled twice during the time we were there. When she did come, she was very on top of her game!

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CynthiaF
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The restaurant is busy, we were spoiled during COVID and we could sit anywhere we wanted and service was quick. We love this restaurant and the food, so we will continue to come back. Patrick, the manager, always tries to accommodate us and even behind the mask you know he's smiling.

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vipJacks
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! My son had the rigatoni carbonara that was beyond delicious; I had their checca with shrimp with their gluten free pasta. It was the most delicate able pasta dish ever! My husband ate their meatball with pasta and enjoyed every single bite. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. We were so full so took our desserts to go. Freshly baked that morning, we got the tiramisu and the flourless chocolate cake. Gluten free also.. OMG! The ganache on the flourless cake was Heavenly and the most delicious i ever had! Tiramisu was amazing too. What a gem found! Authentic and homemade italian food on the island. Wow! Highly recommend! A new favorite place to eat for us on Maui!

Bistro Casanova
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you for sharing your appreciation for your experience at Bistro Casanova. Our young pastry chef is particularly grateful that her talents have been recognized. We hope yo see you soon back at Bistro Casanova.

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JeffreyA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and prices were completely fair. Would go back next time I’m on the island.

Bistro Casanova
Responded on March 31, 2021

Arrivederci! See you soon back at Bistro Casanova in Kahului

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Malones
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tapa menu changes weekly. We look forward to tasting the new creations Chef has prepared. Manager Patrick and his staff, you can tell are all smiling behind their masks. This is our go to place for a fun evening.

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LarryL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service And the food and the scenery thank you for a wonderful night

Bistro Casanova
Responded on March 31, 2021

You are so welcome! Arrivederci. (See you soon back at Bistro Casanova)

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The Host was very friendly and sat us quickly. He also delivered our food. We liked the table we sat at but didn't like the table of 10 people that sat across from us. They were really loud and walked around without their face mask.

We felt like our server didn't really pay much attention to us. We waited a little while for him to come and take our order. It felt like he was in a rush. That's basically the only thing he did.. take our order and maybe check on us twice after that. He was paying more attention to the big table. Another worker cleared our plates and took our dessert order then said she would give the order to our Server.

I ordered the fettuccine alfredo with chicken. Don't get me wrong, i love me some fettuccine alfredo, but it was a little bland in taste. My boyfriend ordered the rigatoni marinara and that was good! The desserts we ordered were good too.

Bistro Casanova
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Bistro Casanova. We are looking into our Alfredo sauce preparations to add some "fire" to it, despite the fact that it's alreday one of our best seller. A large party often takes a lot of attention, especially if the pressure is to lower the volume and to enforce current regulations...not an easy task when patrons come from a State which has no mask mandate. I am glad that our team did the job, when your server was too busy to do it.

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vipKrissy
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went for a birthday dinner, wasn’t even offered the dessert menu after the main course. Luckily the main courses were good so we weren’t hungry for dessert

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CatherineH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food. Terrible drinks had to sit at 2 tables they never mentioned that when reservations made

Bistro Casanova
Responded on March 26, 2021

It is mandatory in Maui not to sit more than 5 guests at the same table, unless they belong to the same household. The Host asked if the group belonged to the same household and got a negative answer. He had to offer two tables. Not his choice. As it is our responsibility to remind patrons that they are required to wear masks when walking in the Restaurant. These events created an hostile environment which is the main cause of the dissatisfaction so eloquently expressed in this review.

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vipKayC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We got a last-minute reservation after being out all day driving the road to Hana with lots of stops. We were a little leery pulling into the parking lot and seeing that it was in an office building, but were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the place! We’re not big fans of carpeting in restaurants but that was minor, once we tasted the appetizer: ahi tuna on black pasta chips, beautifully presented.

My entree also featured black linguine with smoked salmon in a cream and tomato sauce. The dab of salmon roe on top lead to several delightful bites of crunch

Our server was pleasant and professional and the wine choices were excellent and quite reasonable.

Bistro Casanova
Responded on March 20, 2021

Thank you for your kind words...I am glad you did not let the office building prevent you form a great night out. Aloha.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Nice experience

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Bistro Casanova is rated 4.3 stars by 920 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.