Casanova Italian Restaurant

4.5
642 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 642 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
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 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
178 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
8 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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CarolineE
Seattle
1 review
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
179 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
179 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.

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vipKaylaB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fantastic. The ambiance was amazing and the service was great.

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Toots
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

junk the food came. Meatballs are hard as a rock! Not at all like before. They should have used the old recipe.

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Mauimom
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So glad to try Casanova's new Brunch menu. The food had outstanding flavor, fresh ingredients. It could have been a bit warmer when it was brought out. Keep doing brunch!

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
179 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our Go To local Italian restaurant. Easy to make reservation. Entire staff are very friendly and attentive. Delicious complete menu served fresh and hot. Drinks are cold.

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NancyP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casanova's in Makawao never disappoints. Their food it authentic Italian and very reasonably priced especially compared to Maui overall. The service was excellent, with the back waiters providing timely delivery of the food and supporting the main waiter effectively. If I lived on Maui, I'd have a hard time not ordering the Spaghetti Carbonara on a regular basis to-go and feeding myself for at least three meals. The pizza is incredible, the salads are super fresh, and the mai tai was excellent. If you can't get to Makawao, try their location in Kahalui!

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Lizzi
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

LOVE Cassanova's Services is ALWAYS excellent and food is wonderful.

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SueG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! Everything met or exceeded expectations. Very highly recommend-

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great people!

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Slowka
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It wasn't quite as good as I remember it with the previous owner, but still a pleasant experience overall. To me 4 stars is a strong recommendation and 3 is a moderate recommendation. We weren't blown away by the food or experience, but it was nice to dress up a little and go out. Hubby liked his pasta but didn't think it was significantly better than the pasta at Serpico's, which is less expensive. Caesar salad was tasty. Service was very attentive initially and then not as great during the last half hour we were there. It seemed safe during these COVID times since 2 doors were kept open and there was a breeze. The roasted duck had a good flavor. The saffron was a little too subtle for me and I couldn't taste it. Maybe that was me. I didn't care for the texture of the risotto, but I was comparing it to another risotto from another restaurant from the week before. We didn't order pizza, so that might have been a better choice.

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All things considered in our current climate, Casanova's was a pleasant experience. The food was good and the price was reasonable, and the server was pleasant and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Casanova’s new owners did a complete transform of the place & took it to a whole nother level. The ambiance is perfect, the food is all done in the kitchen-all homemade!!! Best Italian on Maui

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WalterB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cassanova Makawao is one of our favorite eateries...the food is just the best, superb, the best focaccia, done in the stone pizza over, fabulous calamari appetizer. I personally love the spaghettini Checca. It is so delicate and delicious, always perfect. Excellent staff, all very efficient and well mannered.

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vipDeAnnaT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta dishes, were remarkable and very tasty. The cypress salad could have used a few more greens but otherwise it was very good. The wait staff was extremely attentive and made sure our meal was served in time for our trip to the airport.

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nwstar509
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great Italian restaurant, unique home made dishes with daily specials, I highly recommend if you are in Maui and crave some Italian cuisine, you won’t be disappointed.

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Freya
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place to dine. Good food and great service. The Pizza is the best item on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Our server was very sporadic. It took a long time to get our drinks. He wasn’t familiar with the drink options. He would start taking our order then stop and walk away as if distracted by something. He put our order in wrong and my friend didn’t get her dinner with the rest of the group. That was the second time I had poor service with the same server.

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PalaniD
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I dined during the Sunday Brunch. The owners have done a great job with renovating the restaurant. The staff is courteous and welcoming. The food was great. Overall, a superb dining experience. I am sure I will be back again.

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MichaelN
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never disappointed in the food at Casanova's! Now, with the open seating arrangement for Covid, the atmosphere is even better than before!

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, well done and looking forward to music

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vipBRENDAS
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with the food and the service. We highly recommend the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A special place to enjoy and celebrate with friends. Friendly, present, informative server. Clean, nice lighting, bathrooms have been upgraded from a dark smelly cave. Employees help each other.

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KirstenK
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Casanova is a family tradition when we visit Maui, and this trip was no exception! As usual, our group scarfed down the delicious focaccia bread. Some of us enjoyed pizza, and I tried the ravioli this time and just swooned over how good it was. I would definitely order that again. Thanks for a great time!

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 4.5 stars by 642 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.