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About 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.

33 Lono Ave
Kahului, HI 96733
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Kaahumanu Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 873-3650

Website:
http://www.casanovamaui.com/

Parking Details:
Large public parking with access from Lono Avenue's side entrance. Several parking spots at front entrance (Kaahumanu Avenue access).

Public Transit:
Maui Bus stop on the back of the building.

Executive Chef:
David Gemberling

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Bistro Casanova Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.1

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3.8

value

4.0

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Romantic (6)
Cozy (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Tapas (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Healthy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

We arrived a few minutes late for our reservation because of traffic (we did call to alert them) but we were promptly seated. The gentlemen who sat out party was very friendly and welcoming. Our waitress was also very friendly. My daughter asked for a paper and crayons and she quickly and very nicely accomadated her request. The menu looked wonderful. They were busy but our waitress was on top of everything. We ordered a few appetizers, and some pasta dishes to share. All were very delicious. There was no printed children's menu but our waitress verbally made offerings when I asked. They had rigatoni with red sauce, the kitchen split it and it was a perfect portion. We didn't drink and the bill was just under $70. We will be back! Fast friendly service, delicious food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Despite some great reviews, the food ranged from mediocre to very poor. The recommended carbonara from another reviewer was so salty as to be nearly inedible and the abundant bacon was chewy. Disappointed in our last meal on Maui.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been stopping here for several years now on our annual Maui visits and continue to appreciate their consistently good food and reasonable - for Maui _ prices. They seem to attract more locals than most places as they are a bit off the beaten track and a little hard to find. But they have some interesting dishes that are well prepared. We will keep them on our list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This has been one of our "go to" places on Maui. This last visit was a bit of a disappointment. Food was good but service was very slow and at the end dessert order was forgotten ( we finally got it) From what we observed kitchen was chaotic and the servers/waitstaff all were frowning. No happy faces or smiles coming out of the kitchen. We were seated in front of the doors so we had a good view.

The reservation through Open Table worked great (it always does :) )


Hope it improves, we'd like to go back.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is one of our favorites, this is our date night on Fridays before going to the movies

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food was okay, but not great. Was not impressed with the service. Would often wait for long periods without seeing our waiter. Finished dishes sat on our table for a long time before being cleared. Will search elsewhere for Italian food.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoy the food and especially the location in Kahului. One of the best tiamisu desserts!
Also enjoyed their parmigiana di melanzane (eggplant parmesan).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic food! The first waiter is rude but he seems to be just a guy helping out temporarily. The rest of the experience is quite good.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service. We dined at the bar and the bar tender was very attentive. Flew in from HNL for dinner and will do it again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service. Heidi made us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was very good. Service was excellent. Staff was very attentive to its customers.
Portions were very generous. Price point was great for the quality of food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Ottimo ristorante anche per rapporto qualità /prezzo. Personale gentile e ben disponibile, cucina di buon livello.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our Server Kate was friendly, knowledgable and gave us perfect service. Everyone's meal was exactly what they were hoping for. Good value Easy parking and great location

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food. Well prepared. Server had too much to do. Very noisy. Needs sound baffles

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We have dined here often and I was disappointed in the duck l'orange. It was overdone. I requested rare, was told it would be medium rare and when it came it was cooked all the way through which meant grey. The beet appetizer is very good, the calamari appetizer is very good. In general, any of the pasta dishes are excellent. My daughter had the veal and it was well done also.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Pleasant overall ambience with comfortable sound level for conversation. Very attentive staff. The food is good but not great-same for the wine list. A solid place for a meal before catching the plane home.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Busy Holiday weekend, however service was still very good. Food timely delivered fresh and hot. Had very well organized multitasker waiter, Tim.

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Had the rigatoni carbonara. One of the best I've tasted! Our waiter, Pietro, (real Sicilian), was fantastic. The pricing was excellent as well. We will return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

As a self proclaimed foodie I
Had zero expectations and came away wanting to return again

The food was exceptional. Great
Value and I loved the waitress from Russia

Eggplant was 10 of 10

Wonderful find

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We returned for our Anniversary and, as usual we had a great evening.
It was more crowded than usual at the early hour of 5:00, but we got our favorite table right next to the "waterfall". We ordered our drinks and food pretty quick and settled in to eat the complimentary bread, which is always good.
For the tapas we had the artichoke and goat cheese spread with crustini. Yum! And my cocktail of choice was the Planters' Punch, which tasted like alcoholic POG and contained Bacardi Superior and Gold, mango, lilikoi, pineapple, Luxardo, and Angostura bitters. So good.
For dinner, I was hoping to get the gnocchi, but it seems to have been taken off the menu, so I went with my usual ravioli dish. This was delicious as usual, but the sauce was a bit on the thin side. My husband had the surf and turf.
Dessert is always a no brainer for us as the tiramisu is always the best.
Our server, Tim, was not only visually appealing, but very polite. His running reply to my thank yous was a pleasant "No worries

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Disaapointed of the paella,although ambience and service were great.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was basic and overpriced.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This restaurant has seen its peaks and valleys. Prior, their service was great, but food quality and value was lacking.

Now, food quality has risen tremendously but their attention to service has dropped.

They seem to operate in "silos," where everyone has a specific task to perform without the initiative to do what it takes to ensure customers/clients are serviced well.

As an example, one of the workers walked by the table and picked up a plate without removing the empty bread basket, nor refill the empty water glasses.

The actual server of our table came back three times to check in on us, apologizing for a dish that he had forgotten to place an order for, and also failed to refill the water....until we asked for it.

When leaving, we passed by five (5) workers. Only one took the opportunity to thank us and invite us back.

If the food wasn't so good, we would have such a hard time returning.

Tags: Tapas, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent Service!!! Excellent Food!!! Great Bar!!!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good food with excellent service. I would eat here again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food! Excellent service! Wish it was quieter!! We will be back!😋

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We were very disappointed. It took 15 minutes before we got to order, 40 minutes before we got our dinner and over an hour before we left the restaurant. The food was not worth the wait, not flavorful at all.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were very disappointed. Disappointed that we did not find this hidden jewel earlier in our visit to Maui. After dining here, unfortunately on our last night of our vacation, we truly felt the meal we had was one of the finest on the Island. We ate at various resorts and upscale locations and the experience we had at the Bistro Casanova was tops in our opinion. We certainly would have come back for another meal. Thank you and you will certainly see us on our next visit to Maui.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Went here for lunch and a cocktail had the steak burger it was very tender also had Mojito Which was also great

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great spot for a business lunch. The evening happy hour offers great tapas and good prices on mojitos and margaritas.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Really really good. Would highly recommend this place for great food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our waitress was very professional and intuitive to our needs. Our meals came out exactly as ordered.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Overall it was OK. Service wasn't great and the noise level was horrible. Fish of the day (Mahi) was good, vongole was good and the steamed mussel appetizer was rubbery and inedible. The green salad side was tired and sad.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 10, 2017

old friends in town and wanted environment good for adults as well as elementary aged children. EXCELLENT Kids options (off menu) offered by server

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We enjoy Casanova's in Upcountry Maui. We were surprised and disappointed with the poor food quality. We could not recommend this restaurant.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We've gone there the last 2 times we've been to Maui from the Big Island. Great food!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Paella was terrible. Calamari was touch and overall not tasty for the price they charge.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Still one of the best restaurants in Central Maui. They are consistent with their food preparations and the service is always friendly.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Four of us enjoyed our evening of great conversation, good food and a wonderful server. Two of us had the veal and one person said it was a little tough. one person had the lamb chops, only had 2 chops, usually would get 4 chops elsewhere. we were old friends who hadnt seen each other is a while so they sat us in the corner which was perfect.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food quality is lacking and poor cooking skills. I had a really tough and chewy duck and couldn't finish it. My son's fish, opah, was not completely cooked. It's a good thing it's Hawaii where one can eat it raw. We had a fairly good tasting Pasta. The service was pushy to get more drinks. Not a good experience.

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