Casanova Italian Restaurant

4.5
622 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Since 1986, Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli 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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Mauimom
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So glad to try Casanova's new Brunch menu. The food had outstanding flavor, fresh ingredients. It could have been a bit warmer when it was brought out. Keep doing brunch!

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
170 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our Go To local Italian restaurant. Easy to make reservation. Entire staff are very friendly and attentive. Delicious complete menu served fresh and hot. Drinks are cold.

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NancyP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casanova's in Makawao never disappoints. Their food it authentic Italian and very reasonably priced especially compared to Maui overall. The service was excellent, with the back waiters providing timely delivery of the food and supporting the main waiter effectively. If I lived on Maui, I'd have a hard time not ordering the Spaghetti Carbonara on a regular basis to-go and feeding myself for at least three meals. The pizza is incredible, the salads are super fresh, and the mai tai was excellent. If you can't get to Makawao, try their location in Kahalui!

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Lizzi
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

LOVE Cassanova's Services is ALWAYS excellent and food is wonderful.

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SueG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! Everything met or exceeded expectations. Very highly recommend-

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great people!

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Slowka
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It wasn't quite as good as I remember it with the previous owner, but still a pleasant experience overall. To me 4 stars is a strong recommendation and 3 is a moderate recommendation. We weren't blown away by the food or experience, but it was nice to dress up a little and go out. Hubby liked his pasta but didn't think it was significantly better than the pasta at Serpico's, which is less expensive. Caesar salad was tasty. Service was very attentive initially and then not as great during the last half hour we were there. It seemed safe during these COVID times since 2 doors were kept open and there was a breeze. The roasted duck had a good flavor. The saffron was a little too subtle for me and I couldn't taste it. Maybe that was me. I didn't care for the texture of the risotto, but I was comparing it to another risotto from another restaurant from the week before. We didn't order pizza, so that might have been a better choice.

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All things considered in our current climate, Casanova's was a pleasant experience. The food was good and the price was reasonable, and the server was pleasant and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Casanova’s new owners did a complete transform of the place & took it to a whole nother level. The ambiance is perfect, the food is all done in the kitchen-all homemade!!! Best Italian on Maui

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WalterB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cassanova Makawao is one of our favorite eateries...the food is just the best, superb, the best focaccia, done in the stone pizza over, fabulous calamari appetizer. I personally love the spaghettini Checca. It is so delicate and delicious, always perfect. Excellent staff, all very efficient and well mannered.

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vipDeAnnaT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta dishes, were remarkable and very tasty. The cypress salad could have used a few more greens but otherwise it was very good. The wait staff was extremely attentive and made sure our meal was served in time for our trip to the airport.

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nwstar509
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great Italian restaurant, unique home made dishes with daily specials, I highly recommend if you are in Maui and crave some Italian cuisine, you won’t be disappointed.

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Freya
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place to dine. Good food and great service. The Pizza is the best item on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Our server was very sporadic. It took a long time to get our drinks. He wasn’t familiar with the drink options. He would start taking our order then stop and walk away as if distracted by something. He put our order in wrong and my friend didn’t get her dinner with the rest of the group. That was the second time I had poor service with the same server.

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PalaniD
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I dined during the Sunday Brunch. The owners have done a great job with renovating the restaurant. The staff is courteous and welcoming. The food was great. Overall, a superb dining experience. I am sure I will be back again.

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MichaelN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never disappointed in the food at Casanova's! Now, with the open seating arrangement for Covid, the atmosphere is even better than before!

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, well done and looking forward to music

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vipBRENDAS
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with the food and the service. We highly recommend the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A special place to enjoy and celebrate with friends. Friendly, present, informative server. Clean, nice lighting, bathrooms have been upgraded from a dark smelly cave. Employees help each other.

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KirstenK
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Casanova is a family tradition when we visit Maui, and this trip was no exception! As usual, our group scarfed down the delicious focaccia bread. Some of us enjoyed pizza, and I tried the ravioli this time and just swooned over how good it was. I would definitely order that again. Thanks for a great time!

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
171 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our recent Go To in up country. Cold beer, great service and delicious menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife had the Filet Mignon special and I tried the rib eye. Both were nicely prepared and cooked to perfection. All in all a great meal and good service

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TopRealtorGal
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous! Some of the best wood oven fired pizza ever made! The lasagna is some of the best as well! If you want a super awesome treat, get the Lychee martini! ❤️

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Reeny
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casanova is our favorite place on Maui. Great wine list and fresh pasta!
Fun servers and staff, and clean environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch with family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new brunch they’re doing on Sundays now was Amazing! I had the prosciutto Benedict and my girlfriend had the lobster Benedict special... it couldn’t have been better. Bene even came on homemade focaccia bread! Def going back next Sunday.

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highexpectations1
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Good wine list. The food has really stepped up since Josh Stone purchased the restaurant.

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DavidS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed great meals, service full bar

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Lisa
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to have a good UpCountry restuarant to got to.

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Bobbi
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First of all, Casanova’s remodel is a pleasant update, brighter and airier but still retaining its vintage charm. The noise level was quite loud however.
The food was amazing! Probably one of the best meals since leaving New York some 30 years ago.

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FamiliaSanchez
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great enhancements kudos to Josh and your Team! We’ll be back :)

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Trisha
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casanova is a tasty, inexpensive fun place to have dinner. We enjoyed our food
tremendously and the server was friendly, funny, and efficient. It is one of our favorite places in Makawao and we return frequently. We are so glad they have endured through the pandemic and hope they continue to thrive!

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vipWednesdayNightFind
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had an errand to Makawao and decided to grab a bite to eat on my own. I saw that Casanova had gluten free pasta, so I decided to give it a try. I ordered it with the bolognese sauce, which was delicious. The pasta was a tad soft, but beggars can’t be choosers with gluten free options. It’s just a vehicle for the sauce and parmesan cheese, which was truly delicious. I also ordered the four small meatballs for a very reasonable price. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy the meatballs. They were very chewy and I was taking bits of cartilage or something out of my mouth. I love meatballs and only wound up eating 2 of the four since I didn’t enjoy them. The server was great, patient with my wheat questions, happy to help with recommendations (she suggested the bolognese and the glass of Cabernet that I ordered). I would definitely give Casanova another try and just skip the meatballs.

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AlanC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was a very busy evening, but the staff made mistakes that they shouldn’t have. Food was great, pricing was good.

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Reeny
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chops were perfect. They no longer serve our favorite wine, but our server found us a comparable bottle.

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TP626
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I'm new to the area and heard good things about the food here. To be honest, I was a little worried when we went in. The space is in need of a reboot and is clearly not the reason to dine here. However, and it's a big however, the food more than makes up for it! Everything we tried from the menu was exceptional. The service was a little quirky but nice - no complaints there. I would highly recommend and will definitely be back.

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
171 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sasha was a excellent waiter. Friendly and very attentive. Both our meals were prepared just as we expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite restaurants. I am a kapuna & have been avoiding indoor dining but the changes Casanova's has made make it feel very comfortable & safe. They have exceeded social distancing requirements, all staff are masked & are attentive, yet take care to avoid unnecessary contact. Highly recommended! And oh yeah-- food is ono!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wife’s Birthday

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
171 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our Go To for Italian in Up Country. Sat at the Bar, excellent service, cold beer and the dinner was served hot and plentiful.

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 4.5 stars by 622 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.