Casanova Italian Restaurant

4.6
664 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
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 664 people are saying
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanG
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We’ve always liked this restaurant and it’s latest renovation makes it a lot classier with wooden finish work and wood tables, open windows with better lighting. The menu is changing too and last night we had Trout! Delicious large plate which we shared.

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ArtS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was there with my wife and a daughter. We have been to Casanova’s a number of times with different family members. The only thing that keeps away All Fives is the noise level. Both my wife and I have a hearing problem so though ‘energetic’ is was a bit hard to hear each other and the waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually order the special ma

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous. Great fun service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was terrible, Noise level unbearable. Not intimate dining, more like a warehouse/cafeteria.

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
184 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant has become a regular dining out for the family. Everyone is friendly and attentive and the food and drinks are excellent. Drinks are cold and the food is tasty, well portioned and served hot. The fresh bread is awesome to start off with.

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BrettS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the open atmosphere and friendly service. I would recommend it as a great place for dinner

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a very good restaurant, with good food and good service. They have also managed to spread out the tables so that eating indoors, in the era of COVID, is reasonably safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was nice and fast. Food was delicious. Highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Newly renovated and staff was friendly.

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vipJimdoesSousvide
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had two nice entrées, some Prosecco and a dessert. Very good.

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Michelle
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pasta Pescatore is to for. We will be back for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere! Will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pastas. And their gluten free pasta and pizza options are home made. No dish is the same. Love the flavors of the sauces. Friendly servers who seem glad to have tourists like us returning to the island. We make a point to eat several meals there whenever we go to Maui. Bread is $3 but you get unlimited refills. So you’ll have no trouble getting plenty to eat no matter what you order. It’s in the “upcountry” and we go early to walk the cute town and just cruise the surrounding areas which we find interesting as well

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
185 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The fresh and hot bread is outstanding to start the meal. Salads are fresh and plentiful. All our drinks were cold and the pasta dishes were hot, fresh and delicious. We dine here regularly, the entire staff are friendly and attentive.

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vipRobertB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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Mauimom
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the new brunch menu. All of the Benedict’s are outstanding. Great wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had appetizers and cocktails. They both were delicious! Our server was pleasant, but not too informative with the menu to us as she was with the surrounding tables. We sat in the rear of the restaurant where we could see all the flowers through the window which was beautiful!

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
185 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our Up Coumtry Go To for Italian dinner. From the fresh made hot bread to our dinner salads, cold drinks and the main dishes, everything is delicious and served on full plates. The entire staff here is very friendly and attentive.

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ElinM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had heard that the restaurant's food under new ownership was not up to par. We tried brunch and it was excellent. They allowed us to have main coarse pasta off the menu as well. We will definitely return.

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tinar
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very tasty and service was great

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
185 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We decided to sit at the Bar. Bar server is so friendly and attentive. The bread is delicious, made and served hot from the pizza oven. Tonight’s special of breaded lamb chops with scalloped potatoes and fresh veggies was excellent. The Caesar salad with fresh grilled fish was excellent also. The beer is always cold here. Love this
Local restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess was friendly and efficient, the staff was knowledgeable and quick, friendly with a sense of humor. Our food was delicious but the margarita was subpar, order a martini.

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Cambolony
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Lamp chops and vegetables were cooked to perfection! I love the new version of Casanovas> Even during COVID the restaurant feels lively while serving top notch food with great service. Mahalo

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picola
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Really fast service and very attentive to all our needs. The food is just incredible, it's all home made and the ingredients are fresh fresh.
I love it!

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
185 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our Italian restaurant in Up Country. Friendly and attentive staff, excellent variety menu and great portions. Drinks are cold too.

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vipMauifoodie
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was FANTASTIC! She set the tone and made our time really special! I wish I could tell you her name, but the bill receipt didn't tell us.(5pm 1/9/20 reservation and we sat by the garden window) Also the food was the best!

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JJPetersen
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

This visit was for my birthday and the first time we had been to this restaurant. It’s was okay, not really what I excepted for the $200 we spent. We were seated in the back, it was very loud. I had a glass of wine, my husband a whiskey. Our entrees were the filet minion, sides were nothing special about half a serving of some thick cut roasted potatoes and it looked like some heated from frozen vegetable medley. My husbands dish was the seared ahi with the same vegetables that appeared to be frozen before. My son had the kids spaghetti - which the noodles were way over cooked and the sauce looked like it was out of can. For dessert we had the tiramisu and creme brûlée, again nothing special about these. Just cut and plated like you would have at home from a store bought item. Probably won’t be going there again, unfortunately.

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Caroline
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food, great service; the only downside is the lack of ambiance, but that's only because of the seemingly cavernous distancing due to Covid. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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RickR
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here regularly... Casanova does not disappoint.

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vipMikeS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great remodel! Food is still a little inconsistent and you never quite know when they are open and how long they will stay open. Feel rushed during Brunch/Lunch service. The wait staff is friendly and attentive.

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annvaljo
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Didnt realize Sundays were brunch only. The lunch menu was listed on the web site
and thought that would be available also. It was not. We had pancakes,french toast, and scrambled eggs. It was all good.

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
185 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The beer is cold, the food is served fresh and hot. Portions are excellent. Server is friendly and attentitive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a cozy atmosphere. Keri was a great server!

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SimoneF
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are Eggs Benedict lovers. We visit all restaurants who serve them. This is the first time in a very long time we visit this location. I would say over 20 years, since they open only at night, but now that you are serving breakfast on weekends we might visit again.
I would like to say this was THE BEST eggs bene we ever had on Maui. Eggs were perfect, the presentation was superb, taste was spectacular. Our server and others who helped us were super polite and well trained. I was very impressed. Managing restaurants for many many years, I have to congratulate your team. Our server came just at the right time to offer me another bloody mary. Overall you received a 10. Thank you.

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Kurt2013
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wanted a quaint brunch with my daughter and it was perfect. Not too busy but I hope that changes soon because I love it there. Such a lovely historic spot and I don’t want to see it gone. Everyone should go there for weekend brunch

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CYNTHIAC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

In fortunately the Eggplant Parmesan was removed from the new menu. The food cane out sporadically. One dish 15 minutes before the test of us hot ours. The lasagne was in a casserole dish and it was soupy and mushy. Not in layers as expected. They were gracious enough to replace it either spaghetti and meatballs. The lights on the Piero paintings were little spotlights instead of well lit. The bathrooms are much improved with granite countertops as is the hostess station.

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KaylaM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The restaurant was very understaffed. The food here is amazing and I love going after a day of upcountry hiking but the experience this time really missed the mark. Our server(or servers..? I don’t know who ours was because it was so busy they were trying to help each other out but in the end no one was actually taking care of us.) we didn’t get acknowledged after getting sat for close to 10 minutes, and then it took a long time to put an order in. One of our items never came out even though we asked three seperate times if someone could check on it and we kept getting told it was next up on its way. then when the bill was dropped the item was still on it and we had to go through the obstacle of trying to get someone’s attention to get it taken off. There wasn’t even an apology, just an excuse. It was disappointing. The food is soooo good!! The staff were doing their best but they literally cannot be in that many places multitasking that many tasks. It was poor service. management needs to sort their stuff out and get more people on the floor.

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Todd
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a no brainer for almost any occasion.

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
185 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our Up country Go To for Italian dinner. Chris, our server is very attentive and friendly. He kept us hydrated thru out and
Our meal orders were served hot and fresh.
Will definitely ask for Chris again.

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 664 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.