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.
Went here before a concert at Maui Art & Cultural Center (Jake Shimabukuro-phenomenal ! ). We had lunch here several times, this was our first dinner; it won’t be our last. Service was impeccable, the waitress was fully knowledgeable about all the dishes and had no hesitation in making changes to meet my wife’s dietary needs. Food service was quick and the presentation and flavors were faultless. Drinks were at Happy Hour prices and were full-sized and excellently crafted; the wine list had a nice variety of choices and reasonable prices for Maui.
Overall, a wonderful experience for us. My only regret is not coming here for dinner on previous vacations on Maui.
Kara and the other gentleman went out of their way to ensure that our special needs were met, e.g. finding the last of the breadsticks - Anna's favorite, lobster salad available, tako preparation inquiry, and tolerated our many requests for photos. Bistro is always my go to place for special occasions. I have celebrated many milestones here and will continue to return. Mahalo also for the Tiramisu for Lucia's and my birthday treat!
My sister-in-law was visiting from the mainland so we brought her to Bistro Casanova! She was skeptical that there was good Italian food on Maui! I've been to Bistro many times, so I knew she would love it! Jeff was great! He timed our dinner perfectly since we were heading to the airport. My sister-in-law had the ravioli and absolutely loved it! The chef sent out a couple of tapas which were enjoyed by all! The gentlemen in our party enjoyed steaks cooked to perfection! Overall, a really enjoyable dining experience!
Always our favorite restaurant when we have tickets to the Iao Theatre or the MACC. ( we live on the West side) . We treated ourselves to the surf and turf this particular night ( 5 oz lobster tail and 6 oz filet mignon...yum!). One of the great servers there, Pietro., Took care of us graciously and efficiently as always. We will see you again, Bistro Casanova!
Great food and service. Love the all day Saturday Happy Hour.
Happy hour special on wine cannot be beat beaten. $5 for a tall carafe of Chianti or Pinot Grigio until 6 pm. The Caprese salad is pretty awesome and the pasta dishes were great as well
Wonderful food & menu
Wonderful Italian fare. Chosen for its nearness to pineapple plantation.
Creative sauces on the fresh Mahi. Portions were perfect, but watch out, the minestrone is excellent, but the cup, comes as a large bowl.
Visited Bistro Casanova on 2/24/18 it was suppose to be a nice dinner date with my husband which turned out to be horrible service. Booked a reservation on open table for 745pm. When we 1ST got there we had to wait addtl 15 min due to that they had given our table away. The couple who walked in without reservations got our table. 2ndly once we did get seated and ordered it took the waitress 20 min to give us our drinks. 1 hour and 10 min after placing our order
Our dinner had not arrived at that point we got up looked for the manager and said we were leaving. She apologized and said she could have our items wrapped to go and would take care of the bill. Declined the offer because having pasta sit in my car while I watch a 2 1/2 hour movie wasn't an ideal solution for me. Plus what bothered us more is that not once did the manager come by and acknowledged us or how the service was. Very disappointed especially how rare it is for my husband and I to have a night out without our children.
All of our dishes were excellent, particularly the paella
Always a nice evening at Bistro Casanova. Central Maui does not have good restaurants. Period. Except Bistro Casanova. They are consistent in food quality and well priced. Our waitperson was attentive, polished, friendly, all qualities you cannot find elsewhere in central Maui. Their pasta carbonara is authentic, none of that pseudo-carbonara sauce that's really an Alfredo. Salads are fresh and flavorful. Minestrone full of veggies in a satisfying tomato base, served piping hot the way soup should be served. Noisy front room so if you need a quieter spot so you can actually converse, check out the tastefully done back rooms. Bravo BC!
Too noisy. Made experience bad. If I knew when booked reservations that 2/3 of the restaurant was booked for a special event, I would have gone somewhere else.
First, the chef and waitress need to get timing together .
Drinks ordered never got but billed for. Didn’t get extra vegetables and charged for . one dinner returned still charged.
Of course waitress embarrassed, sweet girl but get it together!!!!
3rd time of bad ness!
Who serves one salad 20 minuets before any other soup and salad came out? You must be going through a lot of chefs the egg plant is never the same. Take time to train your staff how to serve all at same time. Check the plates before serving ! Check ticket before presenting. Simple little details will improve on all around service! Clear those empty dishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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
Food great!! Server great!! Drinks served after dinner served. Something wrong with bartender. Otherwise, excellent!
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..
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.
My wife had the duck, and it was outstanding. I had veal scalapeni and was great. One of our favorites on the island.
A special locals place with reasonable food and wine prices. Will go back again. Cecil was a super server!
This is one of our favorites on Maui, have never been disappointed.
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.
Great food! Bar was noisy but we were there during happy hour. Would definitely go back though!
Great food and excellent service! Perfect spot for nice dinner to kick-off vacation.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
This is one of our favorites, this is our date night on Fridays before going to the movies
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.
We enjoy the food and especially the location in Kahului. One of the best tiamisu desserts!
Also enjoyed their parmigiana di melanzane (eggplant parmesan).
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.
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!
Great service. Heidi made us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend!
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.
Ottimo ristorante anche per rapporto qualità /prezzo. Personale gentile e ben disponibile, cucina di buon livello.