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Casanova Restaurant Carmel, Carmel, CA
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Casanova Restaurant Carmel

4.6
4.6
1569 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
We are currently open Wednesday to Sunday for dinner from 4:30pm-9:30pm. Please check our website for an updated menu.

Policies: We do require a credit card for reservations. We reserve the right to charge guests who do not show up for their reservations or cancel within a 24 hour notice.
The typical charge for a no show is $75 but may be more for large parties per Open Table's policy.
Parties of 8 or more can be accommodated early on or later in the evening per the restaurants discretion.
Parties of 16 or more will need to make special accommodations with the manager.

Thank you for your continuous support!



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 216-3811

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Klaus Georis

  • Private party contact

    Christine Rodas: (831) 625-2727

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel

  • Cross street

    5th between Mission St and San Carlos

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,569 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Romantic

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  1. F

    Foodie

    Sacramento

    102 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    102 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food was good, but menu selections limited. They were out of the seafood dish. There should be more small plates and sides to choose from.
  2. KA

    KatieA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I’ve been coming to Casanovas since the 80’s, with my parents, and have never had a bad experience. Unfortunately, this evening, seemed so different and left us so disappointed. Made reservations 5 days in advance, we are 2.5 hours away…and came specifically to dine at my favorite restaurant and have my favorite linguine! We were seated outside, the front of the restaurant, which was a new experience, with our 9 year old daughter. We soon realized, this is where the “dog” families eat and children.. ok, whatever. Let me tell you though..dogs are favored and catered like royalty in this town.. so you just have to accept it….but, It was nothing we’d ever seen or experience before. Dogs are now children. But better treated! We waited probably 30 min to order, we were then told there were no pasta dishes available tonight( a Saturday night in August?) … ok? So we came all the way here for the linguine seafood dish, that I love, and it’s not available. Ok.. well, I’m sure I can find something else, which I did.. but My 9 year old will only eat pasta.. and since the pasta chef was out, they also could not boil any type of noodle. There was seriously no kid option available. So.. we had our initial drink… and left! All I can say is…wow. There’s so many things I want to say.. but won’t. Just so disappointed.
  3. SB

    SouthBeachResident

    Dallas

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We felt that the food and service were not commensurate with the prices charged. My husband ordered the dover sole and asked for them to go very lightly on the butter sauce, it came drenched. The apple tatin was cold instead of room temperature or warmed. We had to refill our own water glasses and wine glasses even though servers walked by multiple times. We also started with one server and ended with another one which probably addressed the lack of service.
  4. R

    Ross

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything here was good to very good - didn't get to 5 stars because it just didn't rise to that level of food or service. Very expensive and would expect a 5 star experience and food for this price. That said - 4 stars feels right - very good all around just fell short of 5 stars. Wine list is amazing and we had a great wine recommendation from our server (not the sommelier). Thanks for a solid experience.
  5. GT

    GlennT

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casanova’s never disappoints. Dined here countless times since the early 1990’s during the MotoGP and Superbike races at Laguna. Excellent wine selection, really great food - have to get the spinach gnocchi! We recommend to all of our friends and family.
  6. FM

    FoodieinMaui

    Hawaii

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambiance, everything!!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Carmel
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in town! Dr. Hank
  9. JG

    JuliaGulia

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the atmosphere at Casanova. Friendly staff, fast service, delicious food.
  10. LL

    LeslieL

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful meal! Food was excellent as was the service. I would have ordered the Dover sole dry though. There was too much butter on the plate. I prefer my food cleaner. The gnocchi was rich but fabulous. Wine pairing was perfect! A few bites of the cheesecake was the perfect end to the meal. I look forward to dining there again on my next visit to Carmel!
  11. PT

    PTE1

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated in attractive patio under a tree. The staff were friendly and attentive. The open space was not at all noisy. The food was really excellent.
  12. DA

    DocAukTalks

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Flavors fantastic, executive chef great, poor execution. Duck Confit was very overcooked. Steak was over peppered.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best dinners I’ve ever had. Amazing food & ambiance. Liked it so much, that I canceled another reservation I had elsewhere to return here again next month! That should say it all.
  14. k

    kimk

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food was very over buttered. Fish swimming in butter. Small portions outrageous pricing. Service good and the ambiance pretty.
  15. B

    Blake

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food was awesome and a great wine list. Service was great. Highly recommend.
  16. A

    Anonymous

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! A gourmet’s delight!
  17. SJ

    SJDP

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was perfect. Service was slow but they were busy and probably short of help. We will be back!
  18. JR

    JudithR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Over the many years I have been going here, the food and ambience remain very good. However, the cannelloni used to be two per dish and is now one, there is no longer the tapenade dip or olive oil dip they used to provide that was on the house, you have to pay for bread and the prices have gone way up.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite & most delicious spot when we are in Carmel! A must!
  20. j

    jamato

    Los Angeles

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit and it was special…. The food, staff, location, wine, and ambiance were all considerable…. Clearly a ton of people have enjoyed all that we did last night, but we could not believe that we had missed Casanova for so long…. Love the menu and the offerings… Could not be more pleased…. And more appreciative… John
  21. VC

    VirginiaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Cost of meal higher than the value of the dinner. Love the place and service. Menu too short. We've been coming to Casanova for over 30 years. In the past we have always recommended to friends.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous!! Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service from the staff. Ate here by myself in a tiny nook. Can’t wait to visit again!
  24. H

    Houndgirl

    Boise

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful rustic setting. Attentive friendly staff. Delicious innovative food.
  25. MJ

    MarkJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Made reservations for our 38th wedding anniversary at least a month in advance. Got put in a little table between the kitchen and bar when we clearly asked for outdoor in our reservation. Got moved but not great table. The young lady actually stated she didn't have our reservation as outdoor. Also, she was very rude in her comment. We've been a family with a long history of dinners and two very important birthdays at Casanova a BUT I will never be back. No excuse.
  26. g

    gdogg100

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Third time to dine here, each separated by a few years. First time great but subsequent times not so much. Tonight the menu is very limited and we were charged a $45 cork fee which is just stupid. A lot of better options in Carmel.
  27. T

    Tealee

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a great experience
  28. SH

    SteveH

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious food, great wine and wonderful atmosphere!
  29. d

    dougc

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This restaurant has been a favorite of ours for years. Last night was as great as usual with fabulous bread, olives, gnocchi, and the best Petrale sole I have ever had. BUT, when I got the bill, I was disappointed to see corkage at $45.00. No matter where you are, that is abusive.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    We had a great time. Our food was excellent and Isaac, our waiter, was amazing. Our sommelier on the other hand was the rudest and was the dark spot on our visit. It was sad to experience anything but excellence as we have year in and year out visiting this restaurant
  32. P

    Playa

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and service. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Food and wine were excellent.
  33. w

    worldtraveler

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Very poor reception for your Hostess. Very rude to my wife
  34. F

    Frenchie

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We appreciated our quiet table - perfect for our anniversary.
  35. WF

    WoodsideFoodie

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fifth time dining over the past couple of years (we are from the Peninsula). Starting with the exquisite bread and insanely rich cultured butter to the appetizers and entrees, Casa Nova never disappoints. We just love the setting- dining inside with trees. And seriously folks the food is imho as good as any. For wine aficionados, their cellar is beyond first class. Enjoy!
  36. R

    Rachel70130

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like this spot so much that we often come twice on our visits to Carmel. It’s always very challenging for us to try anything BUT the amazing seafood linguini, as we love it that much. This time we failed and both got it. As always it was fabulous. We also shared bread service (very worthy carb splurge with excellent butter) and the delightful asparagus salad with trout roe. Service was friendly and helpful, atmosphere lovely as always.
  37. JM

    JenniferM

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience!! Very unique! Fabulous service, delicious food!
  38. V

    Vinopro

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything great. Got it dialed in. Just a wonderful evening
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We make it a point to dine at Casanova’s when in Carmel.
  40. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good atmosphere and good service. Food was good value for the price. Recommend for adults, not kids.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Casanova Restaurant Carmel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 216-3811.

Casanova Restaurant Carmel is rated 4.6 stars by 1569 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Casanova Restaurant Carmel

5th Ave, Carmel, CA 93923

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th between Mission St and San Carlos

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Klaus Georis

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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