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Bistro Casanova

4.3
887 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 887 people are saying
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vipFineFoodies
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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KarenG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
133 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 6 days ago

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
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 6 days ago

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
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
4 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
1 review
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
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
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
2 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
1 review
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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LynnK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the space and only wish they still offered a fish sandwich.

Bistro Casanova
Responded on March 20, 2021

We'll keep your request under consideration when revising the current lunch menu. Thank you for your appreciation and for taking the time to express your preferences.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

They were out of the wine we wanted as well as an entree I ordered. The sauce on 3/4 of eh entree was bland. Very small portions for the amount of food you get.

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vipKathyK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around, food, ambience, service. A special shout out to the host who volunteered to drive my credit card to the airport after I forgot it. That truly sets this place apart..we have found a new Maui favorite. The food equals that we found in Italy.

Bistro Casanova
Responded on March 20, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience at Bistro Casanova and thank you from our host for your generous tip. We are looking forward to hosting you again. Next time, don't leave behind your CC...:). Ciao.

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vipELHoopster
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place. It has it all going on. The bread and dessert are outstanding along with everything else on the menu. We've been here a few times and the service is top notch. The baker came out for our review and asked for any suggestions. Our server, Heidi, went above and beyond. We will definitely continue coming here.

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wwahine
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Thank goodness Bistro Casanova is in central Maui. There are so few choices of restaurants with consistently good food, reasonable pricing, and not the typical plate lunch style menu. Bistro C is all of this. Their happy hour offerings are great--good variety at good prices. Their wine by the carafe cannot be beat during happy hour, and the wine is good!
Salads are always fresh. I like the carbonara--it's the closest I've found stateside to true carbonara served in Italy.
Really like this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

There was a bug

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my birthday and the staff Sis an excellent job. Very good service too. Thanks!

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Mehana
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Sat outside for lunch due to pandemic, table was kind of old and beaten up. Service was slow. Ordered calamari appetizer and had to send it back-tasted like rubber. Martini was just ok, not much flavor. Ordered angel hair pasta dish. It came with a salad but the salad came after the entree and was dry, had to ask for more dressing. Pasta dish had good flavor but was also dry. Overall, a disappointment.

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RobertR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Portions were good, although the taste needed some spice. Desert was standard and the service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Valentine lunch
Fabulous perfect delicious as always
Best Italian dining on Maui🇮🇹

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Diane
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I shared the fish dinner with ahi tuna, shrimp, scallops, lobster and vegetables. We really enjoyed it in addition to the generous wine servings at happy hour!

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Amandaloha
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The clam sauce was great, same with the Keasar. The Bolognese and the Alfredo could’ve used a little bit more flavor or salt, was a little on the blan side, but still good to finish the entire bowl. The service was great and the waitress lyric was very knowledgeable about the menu, and she had a fun attitude.

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sydk
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was average in taste and quality....the calamari appetizer was more dough than squid, the “Kaupo” (greens salad with steak slices) had to too much dressing which made the lettuce soggy and limp. The dessert on the other hand was excellent....strawberry cheese cake.

The service was great throughout the meal, the ambiance was mellow...possibly due to the fact that we were the first customers in and only a few tables coming in later.

I believe that the average food taste and quality was an anomaly as I dine here on a consistent basis...the food is usually really good to excellent.

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Maui12
Vietnam
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our waiter was very professional very informative & direct he was a pleasure.
The food looked appetizing but was very bland had no flavor would not recommend

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vipRob0ny
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really great staff -- as was the food! We ate here prior to our flight home -- less than 10mins from the airport.

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vipPopeye
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was very helpful in helping us choose our entrees. The food was really, really good. We sat outside and so the ambiance was good. Would certainly recommend this to anyone.

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vipEkolu
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Great service. Food was good and plentiful. It was a a little too dark to see the menu so I had to use my phones flashlight but still it was a great night. Highly recommended

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ReginaV
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Italian waiter was excellent. I asked for several accommodations and he quickly responded. Outdoor dining is available. Salad is included with your meal. Good was amazing. I had the most delicious gluten free pasta. Good portions. Enough for leftovers.

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Michelle
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner at Casanova. The food was delicious and the service was very prompt and attentive. Highly recommend.

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vipShelleyC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

New to the area and looking for good local dining. Excellent service, great happy hour, nice presentation and delicious food!

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ReeseMacc
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food looks good and taste great. Ordered NY steak & lobster as well as Paella which was excellent

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vipMarianneM
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food here was outstanding and perhaps because of COVID, we sat outside near an alley to the building. Service was excellent and the food was authentic and beautifully served. Would definitely come back and perhaps request indoor seating.

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vipJudyN
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met the owner at her gallery in Makawao. So we tried it. Fantastic not close to Kihei but so worth it. Our waitress was terrific.

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Bistro Casanova is rated 4.3 stars by 887 OpenTable diners.

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