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Bistro Casanova

4.1
504 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Happy Hour (11)
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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(808) 873-3650
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Gemberling
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Private party facilities
A private dining room hosting up to 30 people offers a tasteful environment for business meetings, community gatherings and private parties.
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Private party contact
Steven: (808) 283-1875
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kaahumanu Avenue
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Parking details
Large public parking with access from Lono Avenue's side entrance. Several parking spots at front entrance (Kaahumanu Avenue access).
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Public transit
Maui Bus stop on the back of the building.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 504 People Are Saying
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4.1
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3.8
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I went there during the last 15 minutes of their happy hour time. Inside the restaurant was very noisy, so we chose to sit outside. We were able to order 1 round of their special drinks $5 mojito with strawberry (additional $2), beer and calamari to start. The calamari was dry, chewy and over cooked. For the entree, we shared the Paella. It was good and filled us up. The waitress was quick at the beginning then it started to take her a while to get our request (soda/check) to us. There was only 3 tables including our table that she was serving. We waited for our check for almost 10 minutes.

Overall, I would recommend to go during happy hour as it is a popular spot for groups. I would not recommend sitting inside if you want a quiet dinner. Prices, food and drinks are fair/good.

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MicheleE (Hawaii)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Was seated and treated rudely by our waiter and ended walking out after ordering beverages because the waiter was so horrible totally ruined our Valentine's Day

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Food great!! Server great!! Drinks served after dinner served. Something wrong with bartender. Otherwise, excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Very accommodating due to stashing luggage and moving us from the patio when the weather turned bad. Enjoyed the food, service and ambience. Great way to spend time awaiting a late airplane departure..

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vipgeewizz808 (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Similar service issues with dinner as last time. Salads came out promptly but entrees took over 30 minutes afterwards. Food was very good as usual.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

My wife had the duck, and it was outstanding. I had veal scalapeni and was great. One of our favorites on the island.

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CarilynG (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Great restaurant

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

A special locals place with reasonable food and wine prices. Will go back again. Cecil was a super server!

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This is one of our favorites on Maui, have never been disappointed.

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Susanj (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The menu is wonderful. The pricing is very reasonable. Friendly staff. Highly recommend a reservation. We were visiting the island and it was a close walk from our hotel. It is clearly a very popular local favorite as the restaurant team warmly greeted many people as we waited to be seated.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food! Bar was noisy but we were there during happy hour. Would definitely go back though!

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food and excellent service! Perfect spot for nice dinner to kick-off vacation.

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vipgeewizz808 (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food here is always good and tonight's dinner was no exception. We arrived very early and fortunately they had a table available despite being very crowded. Unfortunately, our server didn't approach us for over half an hour. This was very annoying. Once she took our order and our food came (another 30 minutes) we were fine. Two of us had the veal saltimbocca - meat was excellent but the portion was small. My wife had the mahi mahi special which was excellent as was the chicken entree. Service here is usually excellent but when it's crowded it can be slow.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The restaurant was not busy on a Friday lunch time around 1215. We order salads and it took a long time to come out. With a business luncheon we were only looking at 30 minutes being there, but ended up spending a longer time waiting for our salads

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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!

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vipFlavorfinder (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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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vipHobbes636 (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

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chances (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on January 2, 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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MauiDiane (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 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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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 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!

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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Fred (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 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.

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Nicoletta (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 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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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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Traveller (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 14, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 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.

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