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Casanova Restaurant Carmel, Carmel, CA
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Casanova Restaurant Carmel

4.7
4.7
1522 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 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 1,522 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Overall

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Notable Wine List

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Most Booked

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  1. JA

    JoAnnaP

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    A friend highly recommended this restaurant. A cute restaurant but that is it. We were celebrating our anniversary. The menu was very limited. Only about 5 main courses. The server started by telling us they were out of calamari and the Sole. Which were items we were going to order. Then we chose a bottle of wine and they were out of that. The server took forever to take our drink order after he told us they were out of the wine we wanted. . They served Burrata with 3 pieces of toast which is not enough so you have to order more bread and they charge you. I ordered steak which I didn’t really want and had to send it back 3 times because it was too rare for me. Finally we were ready for dessert. And what we wanted they were out of as well. No apology from the server or manager. Very disappointed because it was a special occasion. We will not return.
  2. SA

    SAlicia

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    28 years of trips to Carmel and every one has included a meal at Casanova. The past few trips it has felt like we always had to negotiate or fight for decent seating and tonight was not the exception. Made the reservation 3 weeks ago and were offered a table on the outside patio that I find is usually reserved for those with dogs or walk ups. We were then given a table directly in front of the kitchen and in the line of the open door. Not really an improvement. We were told there was no Dover Sole available and no fish substitute. We almost left because the menu is so limited and as a pescatarian who does not eat shellfish I did not have any other options. We decided to stay and soon discovered they also did not want to serve calamari due to issues with its "quality." Batting 1000! I ordered 2 appetizers as my dinner to be brought out together. They were not which was indicative of the scattered but well intended service. Our waiter was attentive and apologetic about the missing items from the menu and was gracious in accommodating a food allergy at the table. However, the overall service was not as polished as one would expect at this price point. The food was enjoyed but the menu really did not speak to 3 of the 5 of our party. We realized we were there because we remember the days of our kids ordering from the children's menu that was inside of actual children's books! There was a charm and an authenticity that is just no longer here. Casaanova's lure is built on nostalgia (the story of the house and its occupant). I am not sure there is anything to feel nostalgic about in its latest incarnation.
  3. ST

    SeanT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    I made my reservation for inside, when we showed up they told me my only option was to sit outside, we had partial heater coverage but it was a cold evening. Our waitress was in a rush, she didn’t tell us about the specials and then was kinda annoyed at me for ordering wine that was on their wine list but she couldn’t find it in the celler. In the years past I have always been impressed by Casanova‘s Food and service and I have continued to go back dozens of times in a year, but this time the treatment was so subpar that it isn’t worth going back.
  4. MC

    MaiaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in the area. I never miss a chance to stop over for amazing food and great service.
  5. CA

    CAThorn

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not only was food and service exceptional I accidentally left two childrens jackets at the restaurant. THEY contacted me that night and made accommodations for me to be able to pick them up the next day even though the restaurant was closed. Always a wonderful experience at this delicious and charming spot.
  6. C

    Carmel93921

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Twice they tried to pick up our plates before we were finished eating. It felt like a rush from the moment we sat down.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great dinner and perfect service… our server, Christina was as the BEST! Cozy and welcoming.
  8. j

    jamesc

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A restaurant that has a handle on making the experience memorable…in particular the staff treats you like family…
  9. S

    Sscattini

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Casanovas gets so much right but when you get a few key things wrong it can disrupt the entire apple cart! I brought my husband to Casanova‘s because I found it so charming a few weeks earlier when I visited with some girlfriends. When we arrived there was a tall hostess with curly hair and very little social skills. She was abrupt and not welcoming. Our reservation was for 6:30 but they weren’t ready on time. She didn’t explain that she just told us that we would be notified when our table is ready. We checked in three times each time she was rude and offputting. When we were finally seated, (approx 30 mins late) It was right next to a bar service area and directly behind me was an entrance to the kitchen. It was a high traffic zone and very undesirable! Throughout our experience there was a tray dropped with a very loud noise which made us jump, things were said by staff members that were behind the bar that guest shouldn’t have to listen to. And just overall unpleasant noise for a date. That being said, our waitress was great and so was our busser! In closing, once again the food was outstanding! Our recommendation would be to remove that table all together! It is a traffic zone and conveys terrible ambiance for such a charming restaurant!
  10. H

    Hughman

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as usual!!
  11. CM

    CariM

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered perfectly. Little gem salad the gnocchi and the river sole. Our server was an artist when it came to deboning the fish at the table. I wish I would have videod here. I will be back!
  12. B

    Birthdaydame

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Seated right away. Everybody was very friendly and made us feel comfortable and not rushed. We were so surprised and grateful for the fabulous table we were seated at, a little room at the back and sat at Van Gohs table. I was with my 82 yo mother. Three of us total. We are just “regular folks” and are so grateful for that his fun experience. Burratta and asparagus appetizers were good starters. My mom’s Dover sole was a hit for main dish. Other two people had seafood fettuccine. Seafood was tasty and fresh. Sauce on noodles was ok. We also ordered cocktails (delicious) and a bottle of the owners red wine. I’d order the same things again. I’ll be back. Thank you.
  13. SR

    SusanR

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannelloni is wonderful!
  14. CB

    CharlesB

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great with a wine cellar tour bubbly for our anniversary and fabulous service!!! Everyone there made our night
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Pricey, casual, great food, ambiance on point, atmosphere chill, very good experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Wine list
  17. SS

    StevenS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are going to Carmel, you must eat here. Everything from the bread to the spinach gnocchi, from the cocktails top the wines are top notch. And it is so romantic!
  18. AC

    AaronC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We would have ate here every day while we were visiting, incredible food, excellent service, wonderful team, Walter was the sweetest. Will def be back!!!
  19. C

    Char

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience2
    Was recommended by family. Limited menu. Expensive. No vegetarian. Had higher expectations for this restaurant.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  21. LB

    LidiaB

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place! the atmosphere was quiet and the food was delicious!
  22. DR

    DeborahR

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood gem. Good food, service and ambience.
  23. T

    Truebrit

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Even with a limited menu the food is still very good.
  24. AO

    AnnieOakley

    Denver

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a charming restaurant, one of our favorites in Carmel. The food and service are consistently exceptional. The wine list is overwhelming in terms of variety and quantity. We will definitely return our next trip west!
  25. c

    cammyg

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Birthday! Nice table outside, we had a darling girl as our waiter, we both had the fish…amazing!
  26. C

    Cominback

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Simply splendid!
  27. A

    Amanda

    San Diego

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so happy they added Dover Sole! It is delicious! Also enjoy the salad and wonderful bread. We always love the atmosphere.
  28. PG

    PaulGolfa

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The caviar dish was the worst caviar I had around the world The buckwheat waffles were soggy And very unappetizing No chopped egg and other items that Go with serving Cavisr Sorry to be so blunt, we have been going To Casanova for over 25 years and Possibly because of Pandemic the wine List was ten times better than the food Menu When you spend over $300 for dinner for two You expect more
  29. GR

    GingerR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around, service, food, ambiance… can’t wait to come back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cassanova never disappoints. Issac to wonderful care of us from the wine to the oysters. Fantastic.
  31. RS

    RSCAGC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sourdough bread was delicious but should be complimentary. Wine quality was excellent and serving generous. Loved the canaloni with braised beef!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    We had a reservation and were offered an inferior table to those who were walking up. The food was excellent, but we felt treated unfairly by the hostess. She showed favoritism to other parties.
  33. K

    Kathryn

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Service was very bad. Dover Sole was floating in grease.
  34. KD

    KarenD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The front patio was just right for dinner. The wine recommendation was spot on and our server was outstanding. The food was better than expected, wonderful. The gnocchi were little pillows of love. The cannoli was the best I've had. Highly recommend.
  35. TB

    TedB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and the food was and is always way above average.
  36. DD

    DiscerningDiner

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently outstanding French/Italian food served excellently seasoned and hot. We started with the bread service and gem salad,.We had the Dover Sole (deboned table side and melts in your mouth) and the Duck Confit. For dessert the burnt cheesecake was outstanding. Our dog was also accommodated out front where we stayed warm under the heat lamps on the porch.
  37. l

    luv2eatout

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall we had another great meal at Casanova. The only downside was the one hostess who at first refused to check us in because we were 5 mins early for our reservation. She then went to seat us at one of the only tables in the open sun (keep in mind I made this reservation weeks ago). When we asked for a table in the shade she sat us right by the front door and told us this was our only option. No idea why because the other tables for 2 were vacant for the next two hours. Not sure what her attitude was all about. Never seen her there before. But the service and food were wonderful. Enjoyable once we moved past the initial encounter.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, must go if you visit Carmel!
  39. J

    Joan

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our meal was fabulous!
  40. MD

    MikeD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Loved the ambiance. Disliked the wine suggested by the wine person. Gnocci was very good. Escargots was terrible. Dover sole was very good. Our server was super nice. Wine guy was a no show. We spent $300 for a $150 value meal. Glad we tried it. Don’t have to do it again.

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 4.7 stars by 1522 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 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

View takeout menu
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 Wed–Sun 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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