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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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food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (11)
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Special Occasion (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Business Meals (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Tapas (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Bravo! Bistro Casanova continues as a great lunch spot. We enjoy the choices, ambiance, relaxed atmosphere, and good service.
I have recommended the restaurant to a number of people, several of whom had a poor dining experience at dinner: slow service, disappointing meals. They do not wish to return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always predictibly good food and great service. We always stop here for dinner when we are in Central Maui, and especially when we are heqded to the MACC or Iao Theatres in Wailuku.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Delicious food and the portions are excellent; wait-staff is very friendly and knowledgeable; noise level was very loud; service was slow, although the restaurant was very busy.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 26, 2017

A nice dinner before a performance at the MACC. Service started a little slow as happy hour was winding down. But once the food came out service was fine. A bit noisy in the front room as we could barely hear ourselves.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I have food allergies, and the waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. Food overall was pretty good. I ordered one of the speciality drinks on the menu and it was not good. Atmosphere was not great.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

A most unexpected surprise and experience with a much broader menu of exceptional tasting food. Will be back each time we go back to Maui.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We eat here frequently as Kahului does not have much to offer restaurant wise. The fettuccine al sugo d'agnello was excellent. The Pollo al Mattone was not as good as before. It was less citrus and over spiced.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 13, 2017

On 08-12, we arrived at the restaurant with a party of nine, we had reservations of course. We were seated quickly. Then a male comes to the table and begins pouring water, I thought it was our busboy as he never introduced himself. A while later he came back to take our drink order, then I asked if he was our waiter and he said yes. Still don’t know what his name is, and right now I really don’t care. After taking our drink order, I wanted to make a correction as he walked past me. “Excuse me” I said, whereupon he pointed his right index finger at me, did not even look in my direction and said, “wait.” I thought he was the waiter. When he returned and took our order, he kept saying “No bother” or some silly saying like he was doing us a favor. The appetizers arrived in a timely manner. Everyone at the table at that time was happy. We ate the appetizers and then waited for the entrées. And waited…and waited some more. I saw four people that came in after us, get seated, get their drinks and get their entrée’s before we got ours. One of those couples actually finished dinner and left before we finished our dinner. While waiting, because that is what we did a lot of, I asked him, nicely, if there was a problem with our order. He looked at me like I was growing another nose and said, “You ordered steaks, these take a few minutes.” My reply was that “It has been a few minutes.” He then stammered off. We continued to wait….and wait. Eventually we got our order. The food is okay. Not near the quality of Ruth’s Chris you understand, but okay.
Worst waiter on the planet. He is completely apathetic and has absolutely no professionalism. I would never hire him. We will go back there because some of the food is actually very good, but he will never again be our waiter.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Was in town with my husband visiting an old friend. We wanted a nice steak dinner and Makawao Steak House was closed on a Monday, so our friend and Maui resident suggested Casanova. We were seated at a nice table in a room with a water feature.

It was a bit warm and am not sure a/c was working because it never cooled down during our entire meal and we were sweating. Our introduction to Pietro, our waiter was pleasant, but that was to be almost the last time we saw him as he proceeded to neglect us for most of the remainder of our meal until our friend complained.

We ordered appetizers for the table, a filet med rare, a NY Strip med rare, and a surf and turf rare. None of the steaks were the requested temperature, but tolerable except for the surf and turf which was beyond well done. Pietro took back the entire plate only to inform me several minutes later that they were out of filets.

A ribeye was offered instead and accepted, but by the time the plate was returned, the other two meals had been eaten leaving me to wolf down a surf and turf in rexord time. For the problems, two lovely desserts were provided at no charge, but we still paid $185 plus $30 tip for a miserable meal in a hot restaurant.

Not going back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Computer system sucks! I went there the Saturday before and same problem...food was awesome when we got it...

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Had dinner here before going to a mobie with friends. The food was great as usual and the wait staff was very attentive. Bistro Casanova is one of the few nice places to dine in Kahului. Highly recommended.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Enjoyable date night. Food was excellent as usual. We are regulars to the upcountry location (Makawao) and occasional for this location. Unfortunately, there was a large (loud) party right beside us and our entrees took almost 45 minutes to come out after our appetizers and we ordered almost immediately when we sat down. Having said that the food was delicious once it did arrive. Would have been nice to have at least been told that they were running behind in the kitchen. Our waitress was nice enough, but not very communicative. Just some observations for future improvements for service.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food quality was much better this visit (NY Steak, Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom, Angel Hair Pasta and Chicken, and Ahi Bruschetta).

Our waiter did not seem very engaging, rarely smiled. Had to ask for water refill.

If you are seeking a quiet evening for a date or a business deal, thus is not the place...way too loud. Moreso at happy hour, but that's expected with all of the flow of liquor.

With future visits.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Tapas
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food was delicious! Chef Ariel Pasol made our dinner and he is awesome! Our hostess was outstanding as well! She made us feel welcomed and very comfortable! Will definitely dine there again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We don't always get to Wailuku for an evening, except when we go to the Maui Iao Theatre or the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Bistro Casanova is our No 1 Go To place for those occasions. Their food is grewt and fresh and reasonably priced. Plus they have a Happy Hour rate on good wine that adds to the trewt. Pietro is our server and is always charming and has good recommendations. All the best is whqt you get here!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We love this place and continue to come back! My wife and I are on a Keto diet (low sugar) and this restaurant always accommodates us by giving us veggies instead of potatoes and rice along with the protein... the wait staff is always very pleasant and because of that we always want to return here! I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion whether a birthday, anniversary or just a date... oh and the prices are very reasonable

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 20, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We were seated in the back room next to a very noisy large, 14 or 15. young ladies all talking at once. Very noisy and uncomfortable. Waiter made several mistakes with our orders and seemed he was having a bad night. Food was OK

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The service was lovely with one exception. We asked to sit away from the bar for less noise and then a large, fairly noisy party was sat behind us?!?
Otherwise, the food was excellent, we were able to get extra bread and we would come back again! Something has to be done about too much noise in modern restaurants!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We have been customers for years and it is clear that their standards have dropped since our last visit. There are other restaurants in the area to choose from that are excellent. The Mill House and Aria's are two.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We keep giving this restaurant chances, but the service is consistently bad. Drink orders took 25 minutes to be delivered, lots of "workers" but only seems to be one head server taking all orders. We had to ask for water, silverwear and napkins. The food was good, and we wanted to order desert, but we were never asked and just given a check. If they could get their service under control, we would give them another chance.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Nice ambience for lunch or dinner. Food is good. Service is good.

Tags: Casual
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