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Casanova Restaurant Carmel, Carmel, CA
Award-winning

Casanova Restaurant Carmel

4.6
4.6
2162 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Our current hours are as follows.
Monday - Thursday, Dinner 4:30pm to 9:00pm
Friday- Saturday, Dinner 4:30pm to 9:30pm

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 charge for NO SHOW is $25 per guest. We will hold your table for 15min max, and will automatically allot 2hrs for your dining pleasure.
Parties of 5 or more will need to make special accommodations with the hostess.

Thank you for your continuous support!




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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian, French
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–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
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • 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

What 2,162 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for fine wines

  • California Central Coast

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for fine wines

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Most Booked

2,162 Reviews
  1. Nonna1

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff is attentive and fun. We had really good wine and cocktails. I had the green salad and the asparagus gnocchi. The salad dressing was light and delicious and it had shallots in it. I love shallots. My gnocchi were little tender pillows of delight, and the sauce was light and loaded with flavor. One of our friends had the same asparagus gnocchi and she too loved it. My sister had the cannaloni made with short ribs, and that was very, very delicious. Our other friend had the appetizer gnocchi, and it was delightful. I love this restaurant, and I eat there every time I go to Carmel.

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  2. AnninVan

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderfully charming restaurant with delicious food at a great location.

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  3. Robert

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was great. He was pleasant, responsive & courteous.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extensive wine list and delicious food. Highly recommend!

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  5. Maryc

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Quite an experience. Food was exceptional! The waiter was excellent. Great personality and really made the whole night even better….we asked lots of questions!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dinners I’ve ever had. The linguine was to die for!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were excellent! So happy we were able to experience authentic Italian cuisine!

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  8. dicopaso

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful return to a Carmel favorite. Service exceptional, food was delicious!

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  9. karenw

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Sorry Casanova menu has become repetitive and boring. I think our server had too many tables to keep attention on us. The screaming babies and small children were TOO MUCH. We won't be back we didn't get evening and meal deserved from the price.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve dined at Casanova many times for over more than 15 years. It’s been a go to spot when I visit Carmel. Sadly, this experience was disappointing. The barrata was hard, more like a mozzarella. Our waiter was nice but unattentive. We flagged someone down for olive oil, salt and pepper. I expected a nice finishing salt but we received something that looked like ordinary salt and pepper. I never would have ordered my $48 entre but tried it anyway and was very disappointed and sad that I ate as much of it as I did. I generally like a shellfish and linguine in marinara but this was a white white butter sauce which was on the brink of a broken sauce. My dining companion ordered a canniloni which was very disappointing to him. The waiter never checked in either us to see how we were enjoying our meal. Sadly, that may have been my last dining experience at Casanova.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My mom and I arrived a couple minutes before our reservation. Very excited to take my mom out for a Mother’s Day dinner . We checked in, and they made us wait outside, after we told him it was way too cold to wait outside. They were extremely rude, and the whole staff was made aware and made us feel very uncomfortable, so we did not stay for dinner and went somewhere else. Save yourself sometime and go somewhere ! 

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a treasure of a spot in a beautiful city. I recommend the gnocchi, bread service, & oysters for appetizers seafood linguine or raviolis for dinner and definitely the creme brûlée for a spectacular dessert. We had dinner in the Van Gogh room as well and if available you should definitely request it.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, fantastic food. Great selection, great location. You won't be disappointed.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening, great food, fabulous cocktails, atmosphere made me feel like I was in my family's Italian village.

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  15. TLWSaratoga

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious evening. We really wish you would open for lunch. Our favorite lunch spot since the 80's.

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  16. GidgetF

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I had been going to this restaurant for years. This year we were greeted with an attitude. the food was mediocre at best the gnocchi was dry, the duck had an awful taste and we shared the Barratta Salad but it had no salad with it just cheese and prosciutto. Our server was not nice at all and the whole dinner he kept bumping my husband’s chair when he went by. Very Disappointing to say the least. I won’t be going back after this experience.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El restaurante es muy bonito y tiene la mesa que Van Gogh se siente. Muy romántico por un noche con su novio.

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  18. JohnJay

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience at Casanova. In town for a big birthday with a foursome, and Piper and the crew took great care, provided great Sommelier service to find the perfect wine, and the comfy rustic wood French/Italian country feel. Solid menu options, great service and excellent flavors and presentation.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome customer service and delicious food! We ate in the Van Gough room - what a treat! Wine selection and food was fantastic - awesome wait team / staff. Been coming for years and never disappoints!

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  20. Sara

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ravioli was amazing, the cannelloni too. The salad was good. I’ll definitely be back. They even had blankets (and heaters) to ward off the chill.

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  21. RoyG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Mushrooms were not included in the duck order even though the menu stated as much.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant in a historic house, in a picturesque part of this lovely town. Service was awesome, food tasty and presented well, and the atmosphere was fantastic. Very deep wine list too

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  23. WendellO

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere for an intimate date night! Definitely recommend!

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  24. JeffreyB

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent staff and service. Best meal in California other than Mustards in Napa

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  25. Jabs

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a dining room reservation for wife's birthday. Showed up on time and was told by hostess that they were waiting for tables to clear. After 20 of waiting hostess handed us off to runner who took us outside and seated us on patio where it was beginning to rain. Asked waiter why we were not seated inside. He went back to hostess and then came back and said there were no other tables available. We decided to leave rather than sit in the rain for an expensive meal. Very unprofessional and I would recommend looking elsewhere. Disappointing night for my wife. No explanation offered by restaurant.

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  26. Elizabeth

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was yummy! Limited menu but all good. Michael was an excellent server as well as the sommelier (female- sorry forgot her name)

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  27. stevef

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place delivers on so many levels, depending on where you are seated (inside, outside, etc.). Not sure which seating I like best yet. The food is great. The sommelier knowledgeable. The service prompt. Walter is the most charming and interesting proprietor I’ve ever met. I travel from Santa Cruz during rush hour just to eat here on occasion.

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  28. KCgirl

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for a birthday celebration while staying in Carmel. We had gnocchi, Dover sole, and clam linguine at our table and all were amazing. We even got a piece of cheesecake for my friends birthday which was very yummy! My only ‘complaint’ which others have mentioned is we were 10 minutes early and had to wait when there were many open tables. I’m sure there is a reason for it but just don’t expect to be seated until your reservation time!

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  29. JenniferP

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We got there 15 minutes early and they made up wait for the table right up to the minute. Once the lady that seats you tried to seat us I wanted to be in an area that was cozy and private.  Why is she chose the living room? I really don’t know because it’s everything I asked not to be seated in. The restaurant at 4:45 in the afternoon this next to empty so I don’t understand because the table we were ultimately seated at had been emptied that whole time, and they seated someone right near us in the same little cubbyhole room, but not us. I have a super bad knee and can’t stand on it very long, there’s no place to sit down and wait, so I thought it was kind of crummy of them not to see us where we asked to be seated, which they ultimately did, but didn’t do at first at all, everything else was great. The food was great. Our waiter was nice. I wouldn’t say great but very nice. I mean it was my girlfriend‘s birthday, and they tried to give her an alcoholic drink, but she doesn’t drink, but nobody made an attempt to do anything further as a happy birthday thing I made it abundantly clear it was her birthday and like two days. Anyway, she loved it. I know how good this restaurant can be because we always go there for special occasions, so I was slightly disappointed in that part of the service. 

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such character and great service. The food was fantastic. If you like the European vibe! It’s perfect.

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  31. Gene

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately had a load out of control child at next table Also, restaurant should have something special for birthdays

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I spent two hours at Casanova and fell in love with the food and service. Our server, Michael, gave us time to decide on each dish (appetizers, salads, mains) without us feeling rushed. The plates were picked up without us noticing, too. We are vegetarians but did not feel limited by the options. We will be coming back next season for another magical night.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve come to Casanova a handful of times and the experience keeps getting worse. The servers lack the knowledge or experience to give you a fine dinning meal. Considering the heavy prices and fine dinning rules like “no substitutions” you’d think the servers could mention their name and talk to you about the menu maybe even crack a smile. The last three times I’ve gone no one introduced themselves or asked if we had any questions. Our server last week didn’t even take our drink order, he only stopped by for entree orders. That being said the host are extremely friendly and helpful! They made suggestions for shopping and a good cocktail. The ambiance like the courtyard if beautiful and the wine selection is overpriced but large. A place you should try once and probably only once.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal in Carmel! Amazing service - Michael was our waiter and took such great care of us. He was proactive, offered suggestions and a fun person to have around.

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  35. CherieD

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent! Seafood linguine, escargot, beef cannelloni - all yummy!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Two courses on the main menu were not available. Service was not inline with the prices of this restaurant. Actually the service was bad.

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  37. thefrenchfooddecorelover

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I went there for dinner and we had an awesome meal. The place is super cute and charming, but I was not impressed with how we were treated and welcomed. It was raining in Carmel and we arrived an hour early. When talked to the waitress who was hanging out around the front desk, she was very rude and said we will not sit you down, and we saw so many tables that they could sit us down, or even offer us to sit and have a drink while you’re waiting for your table. Her name was Avery and I heard her telling the other waitress that. Oh no don’t worry about them, they’re just super early. So I was disappointed with someone like her being in front of the customers, and making those kind of decisions.  Going back to the food quality, it was amazing. Did dessert reminded me of my childhood and how we make rice pudding so it was super good to have that. I will definitely go back and I hope I don’t come across Avery again.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and atmosphere couldn’t have been any better!!

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  39. RNsMom

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful. Ambience is perfect. Felt like I was back in France. Nice wine selection even if you are only ordering by the glass. Very pet friendly.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was attentive and not invasive. Our dinner was absolute perfection! My husband’s duck leg confit was tender & juicy & perfectly appointed, my opinion soup & gnocchi Casanova were delish! Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant!!!

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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 2162 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 41 times today
Google Map for Casanova Restaurant Carmel

5th Ave, Carmel, CA 93923

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    5th between Mission St and San Carlos
  • Neighborhood
    Carmel
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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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