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Casanova Italian Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1189 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Since 1986, Casanova Italian Restaurant is at the heart of the Upcountry Maui lifestyle. From Sunday brunch right into dinner, you may expect the best Italian food on the island (as voted by countless local magazines’ surveys). Fresh salads, pastas, seafood and pizzas from Maui's first wood burning oven are Casanova's signature dishes. Loyal patrons appreciate Casanova's very reasonable prices. In 2017 Open Table diners rated Casanova the Best Italian Restaurant in the State of Hawaii.
At the main crossroad of Historic Makawao town, Casanova is a must do experience after a visit to Haleakala National Park.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 572-0220 ext. 2

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    From trays of lasagna to go, to elaborate parties in private residences, Casanova offers catering individually tailored for every occasion and budget.

  • Neighborhood

    Makawao

  • Cross street

    Baldwin Avenue

  • Parking details

    Casanova offers Makawao’s largest parking lot, just at the town main crossroad.

  • Public transit

    Maui Bus stops at Casanova parking lot.

  • Entertainment

    Since its opening Casanova has offered Maui the opportunity to enjoy some of the best artists visiting the island. Icons like Taj Mahall, Sam Kinison, Kool and the Gang, Los Lobos, Dave Mason and countless others have performed on Casanova’s history loaded stage. Nowadays Willie K owns Tuesday night. Wednesday is Casanova's world famous Ladies' Night, when the young and beautiful drive from all over Maui to dance and party. On Friday and Saturday local bands or visiting DJs from the Mainland fill the dance floor with ever changing beats. Check Casanova's web page for the weekly lineup.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,189 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Italian

  • Maui

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was great. Drinks were good. The food was amazing. My tomahawk steak came out over cooked. But I didn’t send it back because I work at a restaurant. It was still very tasty and huge.
  2. DK

    DanaKxox

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible as usual! Our fave spot. Waiter was excellent. Food was outstanding. Value is always unmatched.
  3. OB

    OwenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Gooooooooooooooooooooood times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. DR

    DeenieR

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, great service
  5. KG

    KenG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were recomoned by American Express and they were spot on in that recomendation. Waiter was really good and made great recomendation on what to order (the lab chops were amazingly good) and was very attentive.
  6. DM

    DannyM

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food great service nice atmosphere. Nice place to dine
  7. EO

    EdwardO

    Hawaii

    258 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    258 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Friendly and attentive staff from being seated to finishing the meal. Everyone here works as a team. Food is excellent, served fresh and hot, salads are served cold and plentiful. Drinks are fresh and cold.
  8. BS

    BradS

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent as always! food was excellent, service was great, value was there for the portions and quality of food. specials are always intriguing and provide a special treat. great experience!
  9. AC

    AmyC

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my birthday dinner here during our trip to Maui. All of the food was spectacular. Our waitress, Zoe, was very attentive and gave excellent recommendations! We learned she was a Texan too! Great restaurant. Worth the drive from Kihei!
  10. g

    gingerbee

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great service. Delicious food. Our server was particularly exceptional - Maui standards of service are pretty low. So "mediocre" can be considered "great" on Maui. However, this guy was excellent by any standard. The only critic is that they charge for bread... it has not always been the case at Casanova. With the cost of everything increasing almost exponentially, it seems a bit insulting to have to pay for a plate of bread (that costs about .40 cents to make) to go with your expensive (but delicious) cocktail. Can't challenge cost of booze, but the bread, come on.
  11. JB

    JenniB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and drinks, great service. Can’t wait to visit again!
  12. M

    Mitzi

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lamb and NY steak were very good. The only complaint I heard from my son and husband was they wish the meat had been seasoned a little more. My squid ink pasta a undercooked and the shrimp and squid were overcooked. Our waitress and the rest of the staff were attentive and friendly.
  13. EO

    EdwardO

    Hawaii

    258 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    258 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Despite raising the menu prices a couple dollars per item, this is still a good meal in upcountry. Everything is fresh and served hot and drinks are cold. Best thing here is the staff, super attentive and friendly and they all support each other.
  14. DA

    DaveA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch Italian cuisine! Excellent service. Will be back!
  15. KD

    KevinD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Wow great. Keep improving and hold back on the salt
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner celebration for a 25th anniversary!
  17. KF

    KathyF

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My carbonara was not served hot and one of my guests was served Lasagna and his was not hot. Two other guests felt their pasta was too salty. Mediterranean salad was shared by 4 of us and was outstanding as well as our server and service.
  18. RV

    RocioV

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our favorite meal all week here in Hawaii!
  19. d

    denas

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    Bummed we chose this place. Seafood pasta was frozen. Sauce and bread were good. That pretty much all I wanted to eat. Lasagne was all sauce no noodles
  20. M

    Michelle

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply a wonderful meal and excellent service. Sasha was outstanding!
  21. TF

    TanyaF

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch. The food was phenomenal and the service was great. Definitely recommend!
  22. BC

    BobC

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were great but it’s noisy and lacks much of an atmosphere maybe candles on the tables might work. Won’t keep me from returning though.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Not a fan of booking a reservation and then having to wait 25 more min to then have the waitress take her time getting to us. When she walked to the table there was no hello. No introduction. Just - can I get drinks started for you? I said La Cala wine but she corrected me to the name she uses. She never mentioned specials until I asked. My wine glass was empty for 1/2 of my dinner. I had to flag her down to ask for another glass. She never asked how it was - until our meal was through. Overall - if you’re going to be ticked at serving tables of tourists maybe find another line of work. We do support your business & it is pretty awful to feel like you’re a burden - as a customer. We’ve been here 2 weeks. It’s our 2nd time on Maui. We won’t be back. There are just too many other outstanding places to try and spend $100. I’d suggest skipping this place.
  24. EO

    EdwardO

    Hawaii

    258 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    258 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our Friday night dine out. Cold beers and fresh and cold salads, fresh out of the oven Focaccia bread and veggie pizza served hot and plenty for take home. Bar server is attentive and friendly. This is our weekly go to place for eating out. So delicious here. Forgot to mention the Artichoke appetizer. Excellent flavor and dipping sauce.
  25. HB

    HBAli

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Servers and manager were quite nice. We did have to wait a bit for our drinks. Food was very good but prices have gone up quite a bit. All the steaks were listed at “ market price” and no longer get free bread. For the prices we paid, I wish the interior of the restaurant was nicer.
  26. S

    Sammy

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Comfort food, service was a+, food was Italian and very good.
  27. JS

    JohnS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food is excellent and the service quite good also. It is a most pleasant dining experience. Take your time; enjoy a glass of wine and some bread before ordering. This restaurant is for dining, not just eating.
  28. B

    Beluga1

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Just not that good.
  29. EO

    EdwardO

    Hawaii

    258 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    258 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The Bar filled up immediately upon opening at 5:00 pm. Credit to the fast, friendly and attentive Bar server. Cold drinks and fresh and hot focaccia bread to start. Salads are served cold and fresh and the chicken Parmesan was hot and delicious with a large pasta portion.
  30. s

    sandy

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1
    THE BALD, HAOLE GUY SEATING NEXT TO US WAS F---KING THIS AND F---KING THAT AND TRYING TO ACT AND TALK LOCAL TO IMPRESS HIS DATE. RUINED OUR EVENING!!!!!!!! THE STAFF SHOULD HAVE DIRECTED HIM TO THE NEAREST DIVE BAR SINCE HE WAS DRINKING A LOT OF CHEAP BEER.
  31. C

    Chicagodiner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday Brunch was delicious for our party of 11. Would highly recommend..
  32. F

    Fishah

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at Casanova's was friendly and accommodating for our large party of 16!! The drinks, food and desserts were delicious. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful restaurant nearby. Five stars!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Had a pleasant experience at Casanova.
  34. EO

    EdwardO

    Hawaii

    258 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    258 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Bar seating filled up upon opening at 5:00 pm. Cold drinks and the pizza was hit and delicious. Caesar salads fresh and served cold. Staff and Bar server very friendly and attentive. Our favorite restaurant upcountry.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food.
  36. A

    Agnes

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BEST meal we have had on Maui by far! Brunch is outstanding: the breakfast pizza is a MUST!!
  37. JS

    JanetS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Etruscan shicken was exceptional as was the filet mignon . Their brick oven pizza is ono too!
  38. RN

    RexNickDebbieNoah

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Keri, was amazing! Best Chicken Parm I have ever had!!! Definitely a 5-star review!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Super loud, ordered focaccia bread and it was raw, sent it back but they still charged us. Our service wasn't bright at all. Pasta was labeled as "Al dente", as a chef/owner for a 2 Michelin Star restaurant that specializes in pasta, it was NOT Al Dente. I see why they got 3 stars on Yelp, I should have listened. My chicken Parm was dried, probably from sitting in their fryer for to long. Wife's pasta tasted like kalamata olives, sisters pizza was watery, which that is pretty difficult to do. When all this was brought to our servers attention, she said "oh sorry, we don't do remakes or refunds", what a freaking joke. Absolutely disappointing restaurant and the fact they call themselves a local favorite is confusing.
  40. SD

    SandraD

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    47th Anniversary We love this restaurant, and have been coming here for over 25 years!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Casanova Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 572-0220 ext. 2.

Casanova Italian Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1189 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Casanova Italian Restaurant

1188 Makawao Ave, Makawao, HI 96768

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Baldwin Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Makawao

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Casanova offers Makawao’s largest parking lot, just at the town main crossroad.

  • Public transit

    Maui Bus stops at Casanova parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Since its opening Casanova has offered Maui the opportunity to enjoy some of the best artists visiting the island. Icons like Taj Mahall, Sam Kinison, Kool and the Gang, Los Lobos, Dave Mason and countless others have performed on Casanova’s history loaded stage. Nowadays Willie K owns Tuesday night. Wednesday is Casanova's world famous Ladies' Night, when the young and beautiful drive from all over Maui to dance and party. On Friday and Saturday local bands or visiting DJs from the Mainland fill the dance floor with ever changing beats. Check Casanova's web page for the weekly lineup.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 572-0220 ext. 2

  • Catering

    From trays of lasagna to go, to elaborate parties in private residences, Casanova offers catering individually tailored for every occasion and budget.

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