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Casanova Makawao

4.4
285 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Since 1986, Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli is at the heart of the Upcountry Maui lifestyle. From early breakfast thru lunch and 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:30am - 11:00am
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Phone number
(808) 572-0220
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Baldwin Avenue
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Parking details
Casanova offers Makawao’s largest parking lot, just at the town main crossroad.
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Public transit
Maui Bus stops at Casanova parking lot.
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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.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 285 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.1
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatriciaG (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We eat here all the time; this time we took some relatives who were visiting Maui. They loved it; we always love it. The Kahului location isn't as good for dinner but I think it has a good happy hour. The Makawao location is great for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Good presentation, fabulous flavour, prompt Courteous service, our waitress rocked “Erin”

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vipAvonguy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I now know somebody can cook Italian on Maui! Until now, this was a hidden cuisine, but the recent meal at Casanova blew the doors off! Coming from a guy from Jersey, where Italian food is venerated, this is quite a statement! This place thrive in Nj if it could be teleported there. Lucky for upcountry folks, it stays here, and can be enjoyed at will and at very reasonable prices. Great scene and fab food, a place not to miss!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic as always. Thanks for a nice romantic meal, well served.

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MauiRx (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Their food is good but prices going up. Plus rarely do they answer the phone. Thank goodness for OpenTable

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Willie (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We have gone to Casanova's for almost 20 years. Their food, service, and ambiance is excellent. That is why we continue to go there.

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jamieB (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I had an excellent experience and it was a lot less expensive than I thought it would be! By far the best italian restaurant on Maui!

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WilliamM (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

FOOD AND AMBIENCE WERE VERY GOOD. GREAT WITH FRIENDS.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great place! Great food and value!

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BillH (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Visited here to celebrate a birthday. Everyone in our party loved their own dinner choices. And looking at each others' plates I think that I might order "that" next time, too! Our server, Erin, was excellent.

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viphakuihana (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Consistently awesome restaurant for dinner. Wide variety of choices on the menu. Excellent pastas, salads, appetizers. Cozy bar scene. Low lighting. The only thing I would consider adding to the menu would be 1 or 2 Italian soups (minestrone or pasta e fagioli) to accompany a salad on those evenings when just a light dish and a glass of wine will do. Wish they were open for lunch; I'd be there even more often!

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was excellent! Pasta incredible and wine happy hour such an awesome deal.
Ate at the one near theairport the next night and was disappointed. Paella was heavy and minimal rice and not much taste but our server was vibrant!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Outstanding service and the food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Dinner and setting was great! Dessert was tiramisu and it was soggy on the bottom. Like it was frozen and thawed.

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MauiFelix (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Great new menu stuff. Super specials. Lots of small plates. Easy to share. Better than ever!

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mauiknutson (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

food, service and ambiance were all good. Nice selection to choose from.

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Hkgirl (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Casanova is one of our family's favorite restaurants. The service is friendly but not over the top. The food is tasty and the portion is generous. We went recently on a Friday night. It was busy but our table was ready at the reservation time. Since it was a Friday, it was a little more noisier than usual. The specials were great. We loved the risotto with funghi. Parking was a little tough, but there was a big public parking lot just before you enter into the busy part of Makawao and it's only a 5-min walk away.

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vipMaileQ (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

It had been years since my last visit, so decided to try my old stand by. Arrived at 7pm for a 7:15 reservation and was seated on time. Being a Saturday night, I had forgotten it was also a dance club later on. More on that later.

There were clearly many large parties set up with reservations, and I don't think they were taking walk-ins so it was a busy night. My server was very sweet and nice, but having difficulty handling all her tables. I ordered the brussel sprouts and tagliatelle Osso Buco for dinner. It took 30 mins for the Sprouts to arrive, then another 30+ mins for the pasta. Since I was in no rush it didn't matter at the time. To be fair, the kitchen was probably backed up too. Another guest had walked up and given me a ticket to the "show" that was starting at 9pm, so I figured I'd wait to check it out. Unfortunately the 9pm show did not start till almost 11pm, and was not the "reggae" that I had expected.

If you are not into the vibe of a nightclub when you're eating, be sure to arrive and leave early before 9pm. Other than this, I would definitely recommend for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

All staff were very friendly and helpful and attentive to our table. Food was presented beautifully and all members of our party enjoyed their selection.

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RLYW (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Straight ahead good food. Pizza for the group of 9 as an Appy, followed by individual orders. Everyone loved what they ordered. Waitress was totally cool and accommodating. No delays...reasonably priced. Good ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Nice and clean Italien fare, not overly sauced or cheese covered. The pizza and pasta were very fresh and tasty. Service was very friendly. Beautiful vertical garden off the back room. would benefit from a refresh. They could leverage the cool bar area. Acoustics are difficult in the back room.

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3boys (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Took 2 hours 15 min to be served the whole of our meal. Restaurant was close to when we first got there but did not remain so. Didn't really understand what would take so long. Waitress was definitely not attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Very disappointed in the food. We’ve been here so many times before and it’s been excellent but not tonight.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

It seems as tho the entire restaurant from decor to fine Italian food has taken a step up. Excellent house cabernet. Great menu. Quality food!

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

We were about 15 min late but the restaurant was still quite busy. The food service was a little slow but our waitress was excellent. She was attentive and kept us informed as to where are order was at.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Have eaten here many times from 1992-2006 ,been away since . Always noisy, but my hearing is worse and so was the noise. Used to know Steven.
Food was average , my veal was not good ,bread was not warm. Pressed chicken had no decent veggies.
Price was only saving grace.
Wait staff cleared while my wife was eating.
Won’t be back or recommend.
I owned my own restaurant. So I am educated here.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a great meal! I always ask to be seated near the garden towards the back. More than not it works out. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I commented on how I will have to eat there every week for a while to start trying all the fabulous choices. It took me a bit to decide. Delicious!

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FoodieTita (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

I loved it more in the past. Service isn’t as timely, and the spaghetti and meatballs aren’t as good. They could also rotate their wines by the glass selections. The calamari remains the best on the island, and my friends raved about their meals. It’s still a gem...it just needs some polishing.

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vipjbfoodie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Simply delicious authentic Italian food...can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner (Boise)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Always love coming here. Prices in Hawaii tend to be so high, some restaurants have one menu item starting at $50+, this place is much more reasonable, and at the same time very delicious. High end meal at decent price. I had filet mignon, since it was our anniversary, and it was delicious. We came at happy hour, so we got great price on drinks, also. Great pasta dishes, made from scratch there, & great service. Beautiful atmosphere also.

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