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Casanova Restaurant Carmel, Carmel, CA
Award-winning

Casanova Restaurant Carmel

4.6
4.6
2115 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Our current hours are as follows.
Tuesday - 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.
To reserve our Van Gogh's table and private dining space, we require a charge of $100 regardless of the party size. The charge is added to your final bill.
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 manager.

Thank you for your continuous support!




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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
  • 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 2,115 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for fine wines

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for fine wines

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Most Booked

2,115 Reviews
  1. LouisS

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant in Carmel and look forward to going back every year! The food is cooked to perfection, and don’t forget the delicious bread & butter!

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  2. Yoli

    San Francisco

    168 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    168 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good and the service was excellent! Filet of sole and pasta were perfect as was the salad. Thank you!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Linguine was the best but the steak frites lacked flavor the fries were the best part and definitely not worth the 75 dollars for the steak but highly recommend the burata and when I reserved it’s my husbands bday they didn’t even mention the bday or remember to make it special

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  4. JudyT

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved Casanova! Everything was perfect, & will definitely go back for more!

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  5. BOBBYC

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I proposed to my wife at this restaurant so when we visit I always try to request "our" table. The restaurant has gone through some changes in the past few years and table numbers were reassigned so the hostess was very accommodating and even though we couldn't get our table she got us the only other table in that room. We had the gnocchi and linguine, both were excellent! Long ago when I first visited Casanova they served a roasted garlic with bread sticks and warm bread at the beginning of dinner service, this was a nice touch which set them apart from other high end restaurants. On this trip I noticed that prices have dramatically risen and even bread service is an additional charge. We love Carmel and this restaurant in particular so it saddens me to see how prices have surged, however the quality of the food and service is definitely still front and center.

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  6. ChrisB

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the feel of the restaurant! Very cute and unique.

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  7. JonquilB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal in Carmel. We enjoyed the duck the most. The tapenade app was also very nice. Incredible wine list.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    What a memorable, incredible meal. Every bite was a delicacy, even starting with bread and butter. Hubby loved his steak tartare and the gnocchi au gratin was to die for. He had the ravioli and loved it. I had the new York strip, kale and mashed potatoes, all done to perfection. With a bottle of petit verdot and a "burned cheesecake" dessert (not burned more caramelized, delicious) we ate our faces off and enjoyed every moment. The course timings weren't perfect but overall amazing experience.

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  9. JessicaS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Food was great tasting and the wine was delicious.

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  10. StevenN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, but be prepared to wait… the service is not good

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All went well. Service was excellent. Always a great treat when in Carmel.

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  12. NicoleJ

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Expensive but worth it for a special occasion, like Valentine's Day. Such a cute cozy place! The patio heaters kept us very comfortable on a cool winter night. I'm a vegetarian but I was able to find yummy dishes to eat. I had the ravioli with a side of broccolini. So good together that they should always come together. My husband had the burrata appetizer and the roast chicken with broccolini, and he cleaned his plates. The service was very good but a bit slow, probably due to the holiday. I love this place but will save it for something special because it is pretty pricey.

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  13. Foody

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Hi - when we made the reservation, we stated that it was for a birthday, my husband’s 60th birthday. When we arrived at 6 for our 6 pm reservation, the front desk person seemed to have difficulty finding our reservation (but she was looking for a 6:30 reservation). She had the opportunity to wish us a happy birthday when she was seating us. She didn’t. She also stuffed us into a window seat (chairs are blocked from moving too far from the table by the actual window wall structure. And there was a loud table of 4 sitting right next to us. It was uncomfortable. We asked a manager type if we could have the window seat on the opposite side of the room (near an empty table). So we got moved. (Again it was my husband’s birthday and we wanted a nice dinner). Our waiter showed up and didn’t mention anything about my husband’s birthday either. And when we finished our dinner, paid and were leaving the restaurant, the ‘hostess’ never even looked up or said ‘good evening. Thanks for coming” - let alone Happy Birthday. So while a nice dinner — we certainly left feeling that our special evening was not treated very special by anyone at Casanova’s. A missed opportunity.

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  14. omnivore

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable. This was the first time my beer was served on a silver tray with cubes of cheese! I have been ruined for any other method. The menu is small but everything we had was delicious. The cannelloni is their signature dish and is terrific. We also had the dover sole. It was also terrific.

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  15. PaulM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Dover Sole and Canelloni were fabulous! We'll be back!

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  16. MikeL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Only downside are the prices. Way too much!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The host with the shiny green shirt lacks the understanding of service and restaurant business.

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  18. James

    Central Coast

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food/wine menu and service. Fish, beef, pasta dishes were excellent. Oversized drink. Cozy(with heaters) atmosphere.

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  19. LittleShores

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite dining. Rustic, charming, and romantic. Superior service.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The absolute best food + staff. We love the experience each and every time we visit.

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  21. AndreR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Romantic and family friendly space. Great bread and extensive wine selection. We will return, minus kid next time!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Carmel with amazing lamb shanks and such a quaint and romantic atmosphere the wine list curated by Casanova is also top notch

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Intimate restaurant with great food and excellent wine.

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  24. MaureenH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve really loved this restaurant in the past few years, but was very underwhelmed this time. I don’t mind the price if the food was excellent. The cannelloni was one small portion, no vegetable to accompany. The lamb shank again had nothing green on the plate except the meat over some mashed potatoes. It was very bland and I had to request salt and pepper which I needed to use generously to appropriately season the dish. The lowest point was the $14 cheesecake dessert which was a laughably miniature slice. We actually had to ask if it was complimentary for the birthday we were celebrating, saying we’d be happy to buy a “real” portion, but alas, it was indeed no accident. The bright spots were the generous pours for the glasses of wine, and our server Michael.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks were really good; service was pretty good. But the food was underwhelming and the way over priced for what it is. My wife got the sole, which was decently cooked but totally bland. The thing that surprised me most was my wife asked to sub out the Yukon potatoes with mashed potatoes, and the server made it a point to say “that’ll cost you extra.” Kind of a tacky thing to say, given the sole was $65 (easily the most over-priced fish we’ve ever ordered; sole, really?) I had the cannelloni; nothing particularly impressive. Small portion. Lots of competition in the area, probably won’t be coming back here any time soon. Wine list is great, but it’s Carmel-every restaurant has great wine.

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  26. ChrisW2600

    San Joaquin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Casanova is solid. Amazing food and equally amazing atmosphere. One of the top in Carmel.

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  27. TjBurleigh

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service not as good as some times we’ve been here. Sparkling wine options also seemed limited. And still, a favorite!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with girlfriend to celebrate my bday. Amazing food and wine selection, Pricey but worth every penny.

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  29. JuliaE

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food but service started out OK but as soon as it got a little busy, we were completely forgotten ! There was only 2 of us & we never had our water or our wine refilled ever once. Dropped a hefty amount on a bottle of wine and was never even offered if we wanted more. horrible, horrible service.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    delicious food!! everything we tried was amazing. my favorite was the gnocchi!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the selection of wines was very extensive but provided many amazing pairing options with our meal.

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  32. GizmoB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place, good food! Beautiful patio ! Nice service

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  33. ClaudiaA

    Baja California

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! The place is really nice. But food is the best thing overall. I will definitely return!

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  34. CassyD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to eat for a fancy date night. Love the environment.

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  35. MaryS

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is such a great restaurant. We’ve been coming here since 1981 and it never disappoints. From the amazing bread and “aged” butter to the butter leaf lettuce salad, to my chicken with Chantrelle mushrooms and delicious pan sauce, to my husbands delicious lamb shank with gremolata sauce we were once again so happy with our meal. We topped it off with a house made chocolate tart with crème fraiche- delish! Our only disappointment was we had gone onto the website to decide beforehand, which bottle of wine we wanted to order. Unfortunately the prices on the website don’t match their current price list in the restaurant. We paid $75 more for our bottle of wine than the website price. Pro tip: don’t put prices on the website if you don’t change them regularly. Other than that we went away very happy customers.

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  36. DavidH

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were outstanding. We will be back on our next trip to Carmel

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  37. luv2eatout

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner at Casanova! Server was very attentive. Love the gnocchi appetizer and canneloni entree. Always a wonderful dinner when we dine here!

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  38. Ommm

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very delicious meal. Cozy atmosphere, great service! Loved it!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The burrata was excellent. My wife had and loved the gnocchi. I had the lamb shank and it was very tender and tasty. Alex was our server and was excellent.

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  40. Theron

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always incredible! Simply the best restaurant in Carmel.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided

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 2115 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 23 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 Tue–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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