Casanova Italian Restaurant

4.6
854 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 854 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMauigirl
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i was impressed by the quality of the food. The pasta did not make me bloated the way pasta normally makes me feel. The dessert was home made. The service was great. The ingredients they use to make their food seems like it must be top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food came out quickly and the staff was so friendly.
The meal was amazing and the Makawao Mule was ono!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So worth the drive. Homemade pasta. Ridiculously good. Decent prices. Kind and on point attentive service. Make a reservation and go

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We’ve been to the other location Bistro Casanova while we really enjoyed that place we had high expectations for the food here as well.

Our entree was overly salty and the service was a O-K.

The price is average but I guess that’s what kind of food you’d get- average.

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
206 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly and attentive staff and a large variety menu of food and full Bar. Drinks served cold and food hot. Excellent portions and very flavorful.

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot in upcountry! We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all round services food excelleht

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent! The meals were very good. The indoor temperature was very warm.I think ceiling fans or air conditioning would make for a more pleasant experience. Prices were a tad high for the quality & quantity of food. However, I would dine there again.

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TAP725
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service, excellent lobster, cooked to perfection. A bit loud, even with seating spread out due to continued Covid precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived early for our reservation and they were able to accommodate us 15 minutes early. I thought my tagliatelle pasta with shrimp was some of the best pasta I’ve ever eaten (incredibly flavorful with garlic, lemon, spinach, pine nuts & tomatoes). My son LOVED the lasagne, which was creamier than most: really enjoyed it. My daughter got the pizza and liked it but didn’t rave about it. We ordered Caesar salad and focaccia bread, both of which we all loved. Great service, from our server and several others who refilled water, tea and bread very promptly. Unfortunately, we were too full to order dessert. This was well worth our drive from Makena.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved our food (seafood, pasta, and apps!). The waiter was quirky and nice with good recommendations. Our water glasses were never empty. It took a long time to get our check and leave when we had finished the meal.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My Yellowfin fillet topped with a macadamia/mango chutney and roasted vegetables was served hot flaky, juicy and crispy. My wife's penne with chicken and vodka sauce was rich and flavorful. The servers were all friendly, gracious, extremely classy and enthusiastic. Couldn't find better Italian if we had been in Chicago. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was mayjah, drinks was mayjah. 100% solid place fo grind if you neva made reservations you missing out brah

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Molly
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here multiple times and this place exceeds expectations every time. The servers are phenomenal, the drinks are always on point, and the food is simply incredible. If you don’t order the focaccia bread, you’re a fool. I highly recommend the linguine seafood pescatore. *chefs kiss* and save room for the creme brûlée.

I’m an Italian girl from the east coast who currently lives in Maui and this is my absolute go to. Best Italian food on the island. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Everything the freshest ingredients, everything made in house, even the pasta. Outstanding. By far the best Italian on Maui.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner with amazing pasta! Would love to visit again!!

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MarkM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had pasta, which was homemade and delicious. Service was great, and the pasta was hot when served! (A pet peeve of ours is cool pasta.). Sasha was our waiter. Our first time here, but definitely not our last.

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PeterT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They use really fresh and local ingredients, service was very friendly, and we had a great meal! Thank you!

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vipvincentg
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant really appealed to me because it was nothing extravagantly fancy, but just a friendly warm place. The food was excellent, the drinks were good. I enjoy eating in a restaurant that does that remind me of every other chain restaurant, and this is it. The staff was very accommodating and my next trip to Maui will include a trip to Casanova.

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ToniaB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I highly recommend Casanovas! Excellent service and the food was delicious! I especially appreciated the authentic Italian pasta... perfectly Al dente! The focaccia was one of the best I've had, and the Lilikoi Lemonade cocktail was divine!

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vip80904
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was a birthday celebration (with Covid precautions).
The space is relatively small and the noise was loud: and loud for the entire meal. However, the service and food quality made the whole experience better.
The server was Sasha, and he was the best! He has knowledge, experience, wit, and dedicated service.
The food was good Italian: homemade bread, artichokes, caprese salad, pasta, seafood, and tiramisu for dessert.
I highly recommend the Casanova (and be mindful there is another with the same name).

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AngelH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Casanova is my go to for consistently good food and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my wife it was amazing

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Very noisy. Hard to hear across the table unless you spoke loud. Good service. Will be back soon. Thank goodness we made reservations because the restaurant was full by the time we left.

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HakemS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casanova is serving up some awesome food consistently whenever I go there. Everything is fresh and delicious.
Thank you so much !

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Crash
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We have been going to this restaurant for some 30 years and have always enjoyed the experience and the food; however the ownership has changed. We were expecting the same quality as the menu remains the same as was with previous owners, however this was not so. No point returning as prices have increased and quality decreased

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Olivia
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

So happy to make reservations here since the restaurants are so busy now. The Funghi is not like I remember it back in the days. Not as creamy as I remember it and my noodles were stuck together. Everything else was good.

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MauiRx
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is so incredibly delicious … it continues to improve after the change in ownership and the portions are generous … It is truly chefs creating the outstanding sauces and making sure dishes like the calamari can be cut with a fork … worth the drive to our artsy/cowboy town …

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here was amazing! I’m so glad we decided to go somewhere we’ve never been while visiting Maui! This place is truly a hidden gem. The waitress was wonderful as well. Definitely will be back next time we are in Maui.

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WaydeT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really great and server was super nice. This is the first time back since Casanova's was bought by the owner of Flat Bread. Interior has been upgraded and is really nice. Although my favorite menu item is no longer on the menu, I found a decent replacement.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, fresh pasta and great service as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious per usual !

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KellyM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful find while staying at the Fairmont. I highly recommend you go and relax!

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
206 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We love eating at Casanova,. We dine here often. They were already busy when we arrived. The table was not made for 5 persons seated and a high chair, maybe 4 total tops. Server was slow and the pizza took almost an hour to make. Hopefully just a rare off night.

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vipWhatahartlife
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful dinner. Chicken Parmesan, lasagna, meatballs and ravioli ! Every meal was cooked to perfection and made fresh daily. Caesar salad was so fresh and full of flavor. Our waiter was on point and gave great recommendations. We would gladly dine here again.

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vipK3sumo
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best meal we’ve had in Maui

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Keikster
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

good staff and helpful manager was doing everything from serving to delivering drinks.
Excellent manager for his staff!

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CiaoBella
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a very nice dinner. Calamari appetizer and house made focaccia were delicious. Catch of the day was unavailable even though we had a 5:00 reservation. Seafood pasta dish was over salted, but the seafood was all cooked perfectly. Family loved their pizza and pasta bolognese. Nice wine list. Interior is not fancy, but service is good and prices are reasonable with better food and service than many restaurants on the island. Desserts were good.

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KAtie
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had there.

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 854 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.