Bistro Casanova

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$31 to $50
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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 goes beyond to reach some classic of the European cuisine: Paella for two, Bouiallabaisse, Crepes, 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, 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.

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MK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The Drink Specials are always on point but the service was very slow and almost non-existent. I usually don't have a problem with service and maybe because they were busy with another party but maybe having more servers on nights where you know you will be busy may help. The pupu menu was not as good as normal either quite disappointing especially when I was raving about it to my co-workers all week. They were not impressed. Too bad. Maybe it was just an off night. I will go back for the drink specials but not sure if my friends will.

M
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Good to see new changing appetizer menus! The entrees were once again excellent ! Long Islands were great! (could have been stronger) Will definitely be back!

PT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Just get the fried calamaribb n end s pasta. Always cooked perfect :)

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesomeness

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good food Moderate price. Good value prior to flying back to mainland

L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Paella was over cooked, fish & vegetables were dry and soggy.

Bistro Casanova
Responded on November 19, 2019

Sorry for your bad experience at Bistro Casanova. Paella, our signature dish since opening in 2009 and a very popular choice, is indeed a complex dish to prepare, with many ingredients, each of them requiring a different coking time. In your case our cooks did not follow the timing properly and I apologize. Your words got our attention so that it does not happen any more. Thanks for the contribution.

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M
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very disappointed with the quality of the food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive to our need

S
Tahoe
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service and service. Casual atmosphere with full bar and great menu of local and classic Italian fare

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Weekly night out dinner. Food was not worth the price. Little noisy...but, service was excellent.

M
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Casanovas Shines!!! Great Appetizers, Best Long Islands along with their Excellent Entrees!!! The Server, no mater how Great the Food, is Makes or Brakes the Whole Experience and Heidi was the Best!!! Will Definitely Return!!!

JL
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place... Returned for a 2nd time.

JL
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! Plan on going back.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the lovely ambiance of the restaurant along with excellent service and delicious foods. There was a lovely waterfall display, nice music (although it was a bit loud, making conversation a bit challenging for a guest with hearing issues). Overall, a very enjoyable dining experience!

MS
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great

a
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated immediately. Food was very good. Waitress great. Short walk from Maui Seaside Hotel.

l
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and excellent service.

ML
Hawaii
143 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a friend’s birthday so we celebrated at Bistro Casanova. We have grown to expect good quality food, delightful servers and a pleasant environment. We were satisfied in all respects on this occasion. Server Tabitha was cheerful and efficient in answering questions and bringing our orders in a timely manner. We ordered the delicious tempura roll appetizer and surf and turf and the boulliabase as our main courses, Yum! Thank you, Bistro Casanova, for consistently being our best “Go to Restaurant” in Central Maui!!

VS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly. Our server was accommodating and the food was hot and delicious.

JT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Your portions of the food were very small for the price!
I ordered a crab cake appetizer for $16.00 and it had only one crab cake!
My son ordered the lamb chops and he said the taste was terrific but left the restaurant hungry.
Our pastas were also very small portions!

LD
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great surprise find in town! We had been to the location in Makawao but were pleasantly surprised at how different this location is compared to the other one, however still maintain the same level of quality. We both ordered the pasta dishes, and both were generous servings that we enjoyed.
One had lamb and the other was carbonara and they didn't skimp on the main appeal of the dish (lamb and bacon respectively). We also ordered a salad which was large enough for us to share. The restaurant is located right in the middle of town, but it's set up so that it's a nice little respite in a busy area. We're looking forward to coming back!

L
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Casanova is fantastic! My husband is Italian and he could vouch for the authenticity of the food. The Terramiso is fabulous. We went there three times while we were visiting Maui.

j
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great place for dinner near the airport. We had a 9PM flight out of Maui and this restaurant is perfect for getting closing to the airport so you can enjoy a meal and not have to worry about missing your flight. I had the spaghetti and meatballs and it was served nice and hot and tasty. Our server was very good.

SH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation and drove a half hour from Kapalua only to be told they just seated a party of 32 and it would be quite a while before I could be served dinner. The host actually encouraged me to find another restaurant- which I appreciated because at least she was honest about the situation. She asked the chef if he/she could squeeze me in and was apparently told no. What’s the point of securing a reservation if the restaurant won’t honor it?

K
Hawaii
37 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant ambiance, good food, and good service. We enjoyed our meal!

VK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unexpectedly great find in Kahului. Easy walking distance from nearby hotels. A delectable dinner with great service. Nice ambiance. Recommended for a couples and groups.

j
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

the bouillabaisse was weak. The shrimp angel hair pasta was excellent, drink good, there was a noisy a/c unit next to us so abidance was so-so. service was good
I had the Paiea before and loved it, maybe will have that the next time

SL
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We overheard our waiter tell the table next to us that his “real job” was in construction, that explained a lot as he was not the friendliest or most efficient and pretty rough around the edges. Not anxious to go back to this restaurant because of this experience with our waiter. I don’t know if he was needing to make extra money but he should stick with his construction job. Not attentive, took forever if we wanted something more at our table. It seemed when we didn’t order alcohol and stuck with water we became a very low priority.

Portions were small and pricy. My pesto pasta had very little pesto.

MK
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bang for the buck, the best meal i had on Maui during my holiday!

Y
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of the best happy hour specials with a great tasting Mojitos

VM
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is consistent specifically the lobster salad which is my go to. Fresh, flavorful and filling. The service is energetic and Jose is always a joy to see as he serves and knows just when to clear the dishes.

DA
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was attentive and pleasant. Food came really fast. Place was very busy before a concert, with the Maui Arts Center only a few minutes away. Took a while to get the check but well within reason.

T
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing....food was so delicious!

A
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Came for our wedding anniversary and first time in Maui. As Italians, wanted to check it out. Not an ideal venue, but the food was good. Welcomed by the manager, which was nice. Many food items were overpriced and our waiter Pietro was extremely rude when realizing we didn't want any drinks or an appetizer. He was very short with me and my wife, which I didn't care for, and we briefly saw him throughout the meal. We will not be back.

g
Hawaii
118 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice dinner out with friends. Always get consistently good food here. Service great as well.

AS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! We celebrated our anniversary and they gave us a tiramisu to celebrate! It was special.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Our server seemed bothered that “we came for happy hour”, never checked in on us and alway seemed put off by any request. He spent more time running things for his inside tables that came after happy hour.
The food was good

SK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cajun chicken sandwich was the best I've ever had!!!

K
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my girlfriends after conference wrap party held at UH Maui campus that she co-chaired with 4 other Health Care Professionals. The friendly service for the drinks was fast and consistently good. After a. While we said our Aloha’s to the others and the two of us went into the back dining area where we were seated next to the cute water feature. The two of us had the best time ever celebrating our 5 year anniversary and her birthday. The restaurant provided us with great service, tasty drinks, delicious food and a wonderful memory. A perfect ending to a perfect day!

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've really enjoyed the food and received great service each time I've eaten here. My favorite restaurant for special treat meals.