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Fri, 4/20
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Casanova Makawao

4.4
309 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
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 309 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.2
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our selections included the Portobello nushroom/polenta appetizer, the tuna carpaccio, and the caprese salad. ALL were delicious and well prepared. Our server was friendly, efficient, knowledgable and took very good care of us. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always literally excellent food! We’ve never been in the least disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We were looking for pet friendly options near us and Casanova popped up as our option so we made reservations. Upon arrival, we were promptly seated by the window and thoroughly enjoyed our wonderful dinner and dessert.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was very good. It was pretty noisy.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food and service both were excellent, especially for such a busy night. The noise level is extremely high, making it difficult to carry on a normal conversation.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was good, can alter menu items to be vegetarian or vegan. We like the bread and olive oil/balsamic vinegar served with every dinner. We had to wait a long time for our food (again) so not a good place if you’re in a hurry or very hungry. Portions are big. Lots of olive oil and maybe a little too much salt. Salads are very good. Overall we like this place.

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Disappointing. My husband's steak was tough and grizzled. Supposed to be a ribeye, but we wondered if it really was. Did not have the tender, tastiness that ribeye usually have. $36 was too much to pay. Any amount would have been too much. We were also disappointed that our waitress and the manager did nothing even when we told them. Will never go back.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Casanova's is accomodating for large parties with kids. My 3 year old nephew was mesmerized by the pizza maker tossing the dough. The waitress was patient and polite. The other staff were good. The maitre de ristorante was the right combination of snootiness and professionalism in accomodating our requests. Overall a great experience worthy of a fine Italian Ristorante!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent for kids

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We go to Casanova's often and enjoy the food, people, food servers etc. Wish they were open for lunch or afternoons for a snack. In general I would give this restaurant an A+.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I am gluten free and unlike the Mala where they had a gluten free menu , there were no bread alternatives
I ordered the Ciopinio and the sauce was bland.
The lobster tail was good but the rest of the very small quantity of fish was not especially fresh
I asked the waitress to ask the chef for some gluten free pasta to replace the bread that my friend had in his Ciapinno and she said no not possible!
Food overpriced and tasteless even for those not gluten free
My friend who had been before said the Ciapinno used to be good
Lacks salt garlic or flavour!
Don’t go here
Ruth S

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Everything was perfect as always. Thank you. This is our favorite restaurant in Maui and we've been coming here for 40 years.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Amazing meal ... reminded me of my recent European experience! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

First time there even though we live close by for many years. It was comparable to well-known Italian restaurants in Wailea. Their Cioppino was excellent and so as the eggplant Parmigiana. Highly recommended for those love Italian food but don't want to drive to South side.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Perfect every time . Food and everyone who works here are so nice.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Really good food!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Fabulous restaurant. Great happy hour. Best Italian food. Staff very courteous.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Love the food and the atmosphere...always have! Great food.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Casual, not too casual ,not too elegant, but still a gem behind a facade that does not give a hint of the quality of the meal that lies within. For one person , an excellent meal : for the other two diners, not a bad meal , but preferred the dish prepared as in their past experience. ( lasagna has many variations, and this one needed more meat and less cheese according to this diner )

This is a very, very good Italian restaurant, one of the very best for me. Sorry , for many reasons, I live so far away in California.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We've been coming to Maui every year for 40 years so far. Being from NY and accustomed to having superb Italian food, Casanova's food is right up there with the best authentic and most delicious. We love it there - the atmosphere, the ambience and the people who work there make it that much more special.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We had both lunch and supper at Casanova Makawao and were very pleased with both meals. The pasta is fantastic! Our waiter and waitress were very knowledgeable about the menu items and gave recommendations. If we're ever back on Maui, we'll be making a trip to Makawao to
eat at Casanova's!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great meal and service!! They have a shared 3 course meal that we enjoyed...Spinach salad, Tagliaterre Osso Bucco, and Brick Chicken. Was yummy!!! And tiramasu for a finish. Always a great place to dine!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Having lived in "Upcountry Maui" for well over 40 years (almost as long as Casanova Makawao has been open) this is THE PLACE to go for a great meal. I asked how our guests from the Midwest enjoyed it, and the comment was "Excellent! We loved it".
Our Server was absolutely terrific, even explaining to our guests from the Mainland about some of the dishes. The portions were large and everyone had extra portions to take home.
We were there for happy hour and everyone enjoyed what they had to offer. One in our party enjoyed having two of their appetizers as her main meal. Great idea, since Casanova's has such a large selection of items on their menu. We skipped the desert menu this time since we were all full, but if you are into deserts, save room for them. They are great (based on previous visits).
The only thing we forgot was to buy one of their t-shirts. Next time for sure; since they make great gifts from an Upcountry Maui experience. Aloha, Bill.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food was delicious, fresh and well presented. The service was great. We will return.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

FOOD AND AMBIENCE WERE VERY GOOD. GREAT WITH FRIENDS.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Great place! Great food and value!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Outstanding service and the food was excellent!

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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