Casanova Italian Restaurant

4.6
794 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 794 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

My pasta had good flavor but it was under cook

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food here was very good. The waiter and servers tried very hard but I feel that like so many places right now it's hard to fond enough staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Could use a little updating. The bus boy was amazing! The waitress was not very friendly. The food was delicious. Overall great night out in a lovely town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

They were sold out of everything and the portions were lousy service was pretty crappy

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vipPF0295
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Ono was amazing, the food was great, service was great.

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ValSki
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely setting we really enjoyed the live music! We have been here for dinner, I enjoyed the Sunday brunch ambiance better.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was superb! Everyone was so friendly and the waiter was awesome! Definitely want to come to this place. It’s worth the drive!

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JoeNazzz
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food way too salty. Steak was good but pasta's yuck.

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ShawnM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was good. A bit disappointed with the ceaser salad dressing, not the same recipe as before the change in ownership. The service was good but obviously short staffed as it took 1 1/2 hrs to get food.

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Coco
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It's good food, Italian americanized a bit, but still pretty authentic recipes.
They opened up the layout of the restaurant, so it's super super loud, kind of hard to have a conversation.
The service is great! Nice friendly servers.

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

It was delicious! Great prices!

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DebbeD
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lasagna around. What a nice treat to find a traditional Italian restaurant in Hawaii!! Until next time.

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JulieA
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Will be back. Every thing is home made and so many choices. I loved the artichoke appetizer and gnocchi.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

If the food had been good, this would have been a stellar experience. But the food was just too greasy/oily. The restaurant was beautiful, the service was great, even though we showed up at the end of the day and I’m sure folks were tired, we got attentive, friendly service. But my ravioli had “truffle oil” just poured all over it, in addition to a fairly heavy sauce, and my daughters pasta dish also just glistened with oil. It was too much. I’d love to go there sometime for drinks and snacks, but the dinner selections were just way too heavy with oil and grease.

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RhondaN
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This was OK, but not as I had hoped. The server was really great and reservations were easy.

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RickOnMaui
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With family and/or friends, I dine here at least 5-10x a year...

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our wedding anniversary, very nice worn our grandson

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love Casanova’s and have been coming here since I was a kid. However under the new owners, the portions have gotten smaller while the prices have gone up. The staff is also always a little slow - never a place to go when you’re in a rush! I like to go at 8 pm or later and be the last ones there.

I also wish the bread and olive oil with balsamic was still a starter for everyone vs. something you need to order for $3. It just was a nice touch and felt more family friendly when you know that bread appetizer is on the way no matter what.

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BradR
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Worth the 40 minute drive from wailea.

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EvelynG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I traveled here just for the duck and was not disappointed. The pasta is made there but it's al dente so just ask for well cooked if you don't like it that way. Would definitely recommend.

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JenniferS
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the wait staff was super friendly.

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sps54
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service super and genuinely friendly at Sunday brunch. Well paced. Great benedicts. We had a good experience.

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TheoR
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed dinner! Good service despite being crowded night and tasty food. Awesome area worth a visit while in Maui.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed the old place, more for the local vibes than the food, although the food was decent. Love the new space with so much light. Well done. Good to see someone keep this going. Losing another restaurant in Makawao would have been a bummer.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good drinks and good food, we love this place!

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JasonR
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were skeptical about driving up to the restaurant but are glad we did! Great food and service. Everything was home made, great wine list and excellent taste! Worth the drive, and still incredible views.

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DavidS
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have tried to send it several times but I’ll try again my husband and I had a very memorable evening at Casanovas. Our waitress Mora was very helpful finding a wine at suited my husband and myself as we never seem to drink the same type of wine.
The service was impeccable our dinner perfect.
Mora made sure everything was the way we ordered .
couldn’t have been any more perfect or steak was cooked to perfection sage better and the broccolini were perfect.
Cassanova always been our go to I’ve never been disappointed in a meal.
Last night was exceptional the service and the quality of food was a real kiss after a long day at work.
I definitely want to mention that we are so appreciative we know how difficult staying open has been this last year plus I want to say to Casanovas thank you for a little bit of normal.
Mahalo

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DANAH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I can only guess there is a different chef than the last time we ate (7/20) because the food was less than mediocre. My husband couldn't even eat the shrimp that he paid extra for because they were rubbery and spit them out.
Both of our dishes were very salty and well if weren't starved we probably wouldn't have finished most of it. I would have like to be offered some bread with our meal which I thought was offered with Italian cuisine, but we were never asked.
When we arrived we were told it would be five minutes, but the hostess forgot about us and I had to ask her 10+ later if we were going to be seate?
Poor expereince, compared to the last time which we enjoyed very much!

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Paradies
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, pleasant service, outstanding spaghetti carbonara.

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EdwardO
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The food was exceptional. I had the rib eye and it was possibly the best steak I have had in as long as I can remember. The ambience is amazing. I like what the new ownership has done.

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
200 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pasta for the kids, salads and we shared the tomahawk rib eye special with 4 adults. So delicious. Our server Leah is so friendly and kept us fed and drinks cold and refilled. The freshly made hot focaccia bread is the best around.

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Lori
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a pleasant evening. The Lasagna was not as good as it has been, but the barbecue pizza, the beef strips were excellent.
The noise level in the restaurant from other diners made it difficult to communicate for the 4 of us.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Spot on pastas and crime brûlée!

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vipSato
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh Italian food! The seafood stew special and home made pasta (and bread) was so amazing! Will definitely go back again!

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a nice lil spot for great food and great service !

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DeborahJ
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was awesome and attentive. The female entertainer was delightful and just the right volume. Overall we really enjoyed the experience.

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irenes
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our meals for brunch were delicious, servers efficient n friendly, everything timely. The only thing I would say is that the amount of hollandaise could be increased a bit (2nd time n same experience

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dining experience at Casanova. We are longtime Kula residents, and it was really nice the way the restaurant has been opened up. New menu was nice as well!

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shellykaybrown
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I usually LOVE Casanova Bistro but this time the food tasted somewhat bland. Also, I ordered the dish I usually get as it can be made vegan and they made it with shrimp and told me that I asked for that. LOL. The server even said, "Oh okay vegan so no cheese, yeah". And then brought it with shrimp. Hellllllllooooo? Oh well. When I said I won't eat shrimp I swear they took it back and pulled the shrimp off and gave it back. Yek. Not cool.

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Michelle
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their seafood special was amazing!
also the black squid pasta is to die for!

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 794 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.