Casanova Italian Restaurant

4.7
966 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 966 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, especially the pizzas, the best I’ve had in a while. Service is impeccable. We returned a few days later and had same great experience.

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vipMarkonMaui
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while since we've been to Casanova and once again it did not disappoint

Simply some of the Best Italian on Island! Served with Aloha!

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KananiA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casanova Italian Restaurant in Makawao, Maui, Hawaii is one of the friendliest, clean, excellent food and cocktails. It is a great place to have Sunday brunch or a relaxing dinner. I highly recommend Casanova!! I am so glad that Flatbread Maui took over this landmark in the heart of Makawao Town!!

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DebbieP
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great food. Sat us at the front at a window table with 3 pot lights blaring down on us - not the type of ambience I would expect for a night out. It looked like the tables in the back offered a great setting. Otherwise the service was excellent and the food was fabulous. I would definitely go back but request a better table location

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JacquelineH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

We were looking for are restaurant where we would have at least passably good Italian food. Casanova was recommended to us by a local couple. They are famous for their homemade pasta dishes. The service was f
A bit too fast foe a relaxing g dinner, but the food except for the caprice salad was inedible. We left most of it uneaten. Paid our bill and left.

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
220 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dined at the Bar. Server is very friendly and attentive.
The chicken Parmesan was excellent, fresh, hot and large portioned. The fish special Ono was also excellent.

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MelissaS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I not only loved each of our dishes but thought the service was efficient and all the staff were delightful! We’d definitely go back when in town next!

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
221 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant steadily filled up as time went by. Locals seem to be coming back to eat out a our local restaurants. Service, value, cold drinks and fresh and hot meals are the norm here. Portions are big too. Servers here are friendly and attentive. They seem to all share in serving all tables even if it’s not their assigned table. This is amazing to us. Cassaniva’s is the best upcountry.

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Maui808
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really liked the recent renovations! Food was great but a little different from our last visit in 2020. Excellent caesar salad. Some wine specials would be nice.

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

Awesome service

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They were welcoming, and very helpful and attentive at helping us find the best menu items for what we were craving, especially since we're gluten free. They even adjusted our pasta to be a bit more Alfredo like. The salad was fresh, and the and creme brûlée was so delicious we ordered another! The only potential downside was the seating. We were on elevated chairs on a date and the table was hard to talk across. I have been here now several times, and sometimes the seating is great. I think with COVID adjustments have had to be made. Regardless it was a lovely night out at my favorite Makawao restaurant!

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TheParkers
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, wow, wow! Went here last night with my hubs and two little boys. My husband and I are major foodies and even more so Italian food aficionados. We have sought out the best Italian food all over Italy, NYC, Boston, San Fran, you name it. This place is on par with some of the best. Definitely in the top 5. Authentic and as fresh as it gets. If you are visiting Maui, this place is a must stop. Unless of course you prefer processed fast food, then don’t waste your or there time. :) Mahalo Casanova.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food especially the pizzas from the wood fired oven

Casanova is our little local Italian place in Makawao and we’re lucky to have it

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
221 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just another amazing dinner at Casanova’s in Makawao town. Tonite special of fettuccine with filet mignonette was out of this world delicious and served fresh and hot. Drinks kept coming cold as the Bar server is so friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris our waiter was great! Food was amazing and one of the best red wines I ever had. The service was outstanding and the ambience was very very nice.

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Fairfax
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious wood-fired pizza and salads. Very good service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager Art, is always friendly, professional & provides excellent service.

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melissaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my 80 year old parents to this restaurant for the first time. They were overwhelmed by the kindness of the staff, and the quality and taste of the food. We all want to go back.

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anitaw
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Best meal we’ve had on Maui so far!!

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Mike
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! Great food. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New look and feel is amazing. Love it !!

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
221 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dervet st the Ba is friendly and very attentive. The menu is well priced and portions are excellent. We left ve this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Maui’s best!

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vipCsb44
Denver
116 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the new dining room architectural changes and options of dining areas.
The homemade pasta and meatballs were very good with the bolognese sauce, along with the focaccia bread. The wine selections were very nice.

It would be nice if the gluten free offerings were more plentiful. The rice pasta is boring, as there are much better options today. There are not any GF bread or pizza options. But it was nice that the polenta appetizer didn't have any cheese in it. Many times a GF intolerance is accompanied by a dairy intolerance, so it was nice to have an option other than a salad.
It's always nice to dine in Makawao.

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keithr
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Really great food and unexpected for the surroundings in this little town. Home made pasts was excellent and the foccacia was perfect. The restaurant needs a refresh but can't complain about the food and service. Hidden Gem

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service

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vipBeaM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the eggplant special - just fantastic!! Amazing experience every time.

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
221 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat at the Bar. Server is excellent, friendly and attentive. Refill for our drinks before we finish the current drink, knows the specials for the night and always checks to see everything is going good. We love this upcountry restaurant.

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vipbooksma30
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We didn't expect to find excellent Italian food in Makawao, but we had a great meal. Vibe is warm and welcoming. Decor isn't anything to speak of, but service was terrific.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend from the mainland called the manager and gifted us with a bottle of wine to celebrate our special occasion. Leah the bartender and all the staff were so gracious!

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vipcanyongal
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I’ve come here several times on my trips to Maui, usually at lunch for2, this time for dinner with a large party 8+. Overall it was really good experience. Their calamari appetizer is great and everyone was happy with their food choices.

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vipJackAMG
Hawaii
96 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

An oasis in a food desert! Great menu, great food, solid drinks - all great. The indoors is a bit dated and dreary and detracts from the overall experience. Despite that highly recommend this spot!

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vipKeefer
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been coming here since 1988 and have never been disappointed. Brought a group of close friends with us as we were celebrating two milestone birthdays. So glad Casanova has remained a Maui upcountry staple.

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Cocolani
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy the food at Casanova's, however, the host had no qualms keeping us waiting for a long while to be seated. They weren't that busy. Our waiter was awesome.

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AbbyS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff. Definitely my favorite restaurant on Maui!

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LoriM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pasta was fresh and delicious! Husband had the fish special and it was great, as well. Cream brûlée was the best I’ve ever had! Well priced!

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JosephD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great breakfast brunch. One of the best and yet least expensive meals we have had on Maui.

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Hasid
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

An historic venue offering great food in a super nice cool atmosphere. A go.

HJ
HalJ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was really great. Service exceptional. Redo of the restaurant is wonderful.
Will surely return.

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 4.7 stars by 966 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.