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Casanova Italian Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1157 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

10:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm 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 1,157 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maui

    Best Value

  • Maui

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. C

    Chicagodiner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    Fishah

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!!!
  3. EO

    EdwardO

    Hawaii

    252 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    252 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food.
  5. 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!!
  6. 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!
  7. 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!!
  8. 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.
  9. SD

    SandraD

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Food was great Ambiance was kinda run down No amenities on tables like salt and pepper
  11. PS

    PatriciaS

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly staff, Chris is a delight. Warm homemade focaccia delivered as you take your seat. Fun cocktails, I found the Classanova to be a very refreshing treat. I came for the gnocchi which is worth the drive. Daily specials had me vacillating.....all sounded wonderful. I’ll return soon.
  12. KA

    KananiA

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casanova Italian Restaurant is by far the BEST BRUNCH spot on Maui!! Great staff, great Manager, Maika'i EVERYTHING!!. Our 'Ohana all choose this for their special occasions and favorite spot to eat!! Mahalo Casanova for always making us feel so welcome and your Excellent Service!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Staff, always working together. Makes a huge difference. All the pasta made in-house.
  14. AL

    AnnieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I couldn’t decide on the scramble or the pancakes so the wonderful person taking our order suggested a half plate of the cakes along with the scramble. Great idea!! The scramble perfectly satiated the savory side of my taste buds while the pancakes joyfully pleased the sweet. My body left Casanova with an all-over sensation of pure bliss. I highly recommend Casanova based on atmosphere, wonderful staff, and delicious food. Thank you!!
  15. HF

    HawaiianFoodie

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was prompt and efficient. Our server was awesome!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter was wonderful, fast and friendly. Love that the tables are farther apart than they used to be pre covid. The food was very good.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lamb chops were a making as well!!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The main dining room is beautiful because of the remodel, but it was so, so loud we could not hear each other very well.
  19. G

    Gary

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always great. One of our favorite venues.
  20. BC

    BobC

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious meal, Christopher was a great waiter, reasonably priced.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    All was good except the Cajun chicken which was too spicy. We were going to send it back but didn’t. It was not eaten!
  22. C

    Christine

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    This was our 5th time here - we love our Sunday brunch dates and sadly, this visit was a little disappointing. Where we were seated was warm, next to a sunny, stationary window up on a platform & we could not feel the AC. Bottomless mimosas would be better if our server were more attentive to our empty glasses. When our food was served, our waitress asked if we’d like condiments and then it took awhile to come so we had no choice but to begin eating, while trying to make eye contact with her. The restaurant was not busy at all. Our water refiller was totally on it but we did feel forgotten at times. The food was great and honestly we probably will return… we will request to not be seated in that area again, though.
  23. DS

    DeborahS

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great upcountry dining, excellent food and ambiance.
  24. FM

    FoodieinMaui

    Hawaii

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful restaurant in a cool town! We live in South Maui and come upcountry often just to go to this restaurant. We love everything we have tried!! Most recently the special that was a Lamb Shank done like/in an OSSO Bucco type way. It was outstanding and we’ve eaten all over the world. So we have something to judge it against. On the menu one of our favorites is the mushroom chicken pasta; any of their steaks, and fresh catch with various preps. Their Caesar is also excellent!!
  25. F

    Fitz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mahalo Casanova’s Ohana! You made my girlfriends birthday spectacular. The calamari and ravioli was amazing as usual. My girlfriend loves sorbet and the mango coconut sorbet was so refreshing. Can’t wait to go back for another beautiful evening. Thank you for squeezing us in at the last minute.
  26. m

    melodyc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were about 15 early and they sat us right away. The service was perfect. We were celebrating and we felt attended to but not over checked on. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had the best night and will be returning very soon.
  27. KS

    KathyS

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We live in Pukalani & had friends visiting from the Mainland and Baja Mexico. We had already been to Casanova’s right after their arrival but this was an extra special dinner as the manager of their Mexican loo resort in Los Barriles, had just arrived & they wanted to give him a positive Maui experience. Our other dinner w/them was in the new section , in the corner and it was fabulous. This time they first seated us in the middle of the new section & the acoustics were TERRIBLE!! Our friend (who is FAR more outspoken than I am), requested that we be moved to the original section by the flower planters. As much as I found that embarrassing, we did get moved and our table was MUCH better!! Casanova’s had already done a great job of expanding seating into the old music/dance floor area but they absolutely do need to do a better on the acccoustics ! We love Casanova’s (it’s our “to go to” place), but if they would make the acoustics better, it could be the best “on island”!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had such a beautiful meal at Casanova in Makawou - the food was fantastic, our server, Sasha, was gracious and helpful but not intrusive, and the ambiance was wonderful - we sat in the back by the chef’s garden window. Noise level was a little loud but we could still converse easily. I chose Casanova and my husband had doubts about going upcountry on one of our nights in Maui but we both agreed it was one of the best meals we had - I’m a vegetarian and an eggplant parmigiana connoisseur - theirs was some of the best I’ve had outside of Parma!!! Go - you’ll be glad you did!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We go there twice a month weirdos and waitresses always the best the food is so good I probably had everything on the menu so far and the specials are great I always recommend Casanovas in Makawao
  30. G

    Gary

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our third visit to the new Casanova's and has been excellent.
  31. EO

    EdwardO

    Hawaii

    253 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    253 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    On a warm afternoon nothing like cold beer, Americano pizza, Caesar salad and the Ono fish special. Very attentive staff and bar server. Friendly and makes small conversation with everyone at the Bar. The food is served fresh and portions are generous. We love Casanova’s Makawao.
  32. SG

    SusanG

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always feel at home here and they god care of us even when we’re late for our reservation! No problem !
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We shared a small order of focaccia served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and a Mediterranean Salad with lemon vinaigrette. They were both delicious and just the right size for us to share before the main entree. My husband had the Cacciucco Livornese (fish stew). The lobster was very tasty, as well as the white fish, clams, and scallop (he wished a few more scallops were included instead of one). My Linguine “Fresh Vegetable” Primavera was delicious with a homemade marinara tomato-based sauce and linguine with lots of vegetables including zucchini, Kalamata olives, onions, broccoli, and mushrooms. We had no room left for dessert and took home a little focaccia and pasta to enjoy the next day!
  34. 7

    7uesday

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Ordered a NY strip medium rare, got a Rib eye well done. At first was ok to take the Ribeye so it didn’t go to waste but then quickly realized it was way overcooked and difficult to chew. The pizza was amazing and so was the salad. For the price of the steak I was very disappointed. I did get my salad for free due to the mixup with the steak.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food , service was great
  36. MM

    MauiMamaBear

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome. My steak was perfectly cooked and seasoned.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Christopher made our night. He was funny, quick and efficient.
  38. DG

    DaveG

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal... The ravioli was so good. Negronis were a bit heavy on the Campari, but good nonetheless. Always a good choice when we visit, and will always come back.
  39. M

    Marco

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    The restaurant is very noisy to the point it's difficult to have a conversation across a table. Two of our pasta entrees (squid ink) were extremely salty. The bread however is perfection and the vibe of the place is positive and local.
  40. SM

    SamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We visited Casanova several times during our stay on Maui this year. The food is exceptional. The pastas use freshly grown ingredients from the local area and their pizza is as close to Neapolitan as one can get in Hawaii. Unlike other restaurants in the area, they have plenty of staff and provide timely service. It is now our favorite on east Maui.

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 1157 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 28 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

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm 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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