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Casanova Restaurant Carmel

4.7
1155 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Casanova is OPEN for indoor dining!!

We are currently open Wednesday to Sunday for dinner from 4:30pm-9:30pm. Please check our website for an updated menu.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1155 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vippeegoo
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with outstanding food and service. Made to feel at home and part of the family. Will definitely be back. Thanks you so much.

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Christines
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect way for us to spend our anniversary! Beautiful atmosphere and amazing food!

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MarcG
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely must to have a meal here. A favorite when we visit.

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CarlaS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We had the cannelloni dish but it was not same as the last time we had it. It was disappointing.

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4ladies
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

4 of us were dining outside and because of the cold weather we asked for hot water. Later on we asked for another round of hot water refill. When the bill came, we were shocked to find out a charge of $24 ($3 x 8) for the hot water. This is the only restaurant we have ever experienced that would charge so much for hot water. We don’t mind paying for the hot water if we were told ahead of time. But without informing the customers and went ahead to add that on the bill is very unreasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipWineKahuna
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought one of our long time friends for dinner and it was great! We’ve been coming here for 27 years and it is one of our favorite restaurants. The food, wine and ambiance are all superb. I highly recommend this place.

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KimberT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favs!! I go every time I visit Carmel. Great wine list and yummy food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time favorite. Wine list, service, ambiance, delicious Dover Sole, Seafood with Linguine and gnocchi. Lovely experience always.

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vipFred
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had one of the best meals at Casanova we have ever had in Carmel. The food was outstanding, the wine selection equal to that, the service attentive and professional, and the venue relaxed and pleasant. You can't ask for more than that. Bravo!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We arrived for our 8:30 reservation at 8:28, but were not seated for twenty minutes. When seated we asked if all the options (it is a limited menu) were available and were reassured that they were. We had a drink and placed our order. Ten minutes later we were told one of our mains was not longer available. Unfortunately there were no comparable options and had we been told this option was not available when had asked we might have made other decisions. It really spoiled the evening though what food we ordered was excellent and their were apologies offered, there was not anything else--even a complimentary drink or desert...not what I expect from a restaurant of this caliber. So, if you go, try to get there early if you want to make sure they have the mains you want.

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vipAshleyH
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and staff!

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vipLuv2Eat
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food was wonderful. Highly recommend escargot & caviar! Nice wine selection!

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vipVerydisapointed
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Indoor reservation wasn’t honored. Stuck at a terrible table facing a wall. Food was good. Hostess attitude was terrible.

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MargaretS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casanova is absolutely magical both in food and in service. I go by myself whenever I am in Carmel and they treat me with grace and humor.

This is not always the case with single LOLs. (Little Old Lady)

I can't imagine anyone who does not like Casanovas.

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OpenTable Diner
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

34th wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal at Casanova’s as always. Great service. We had the Seafood linguine and the Cannelloni…very good.

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LabLover
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love that it's dog friendly! That alone keeps us coming back! I always find something on the menu I enjoy!

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vipNancyS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, ambiance and wine.

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JonathonR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, service was nearly impeccable. Would absolutely eat here again and recommend it highly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was very good, as usual, BUT the prices were outrageous for what you got. First off, they charge for bread! It’s good but only 4 small slices for $5! The gnocchi was very good as was the gem salad. The sole was good and they deboned it at the table but missed LOTS of bones! The steak was okay but ridiculous in cost for what you got. Not prepared medium as requested but rather super rare. For $75 I got two (2) VERY small pieces of beef with a huge pile of peppers and some odd cabbage. Steak was okay but, really? $75 for that? Shame on me for ordering it but I expected more! There are plenty of lovely places to eat in Carmel. Despite a nice history - no more Casanova!!

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BOBBYC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Wish they still had Cte me brûlée

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great bday dinner celebration and love the courtyard dining space!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

It’s been 10 years since I dined at Casanova- and I have to say I was very underwhelmed. Very limited menu - and very overpriced even for Carmel. Seems like they are resting on their past reputation. $75 for a basic filet au poivre - good but nothing special?! No sides with the steak- had to ask for a special side and got a few steamed carrots for $12? Very French focused menu with a few Italian options. Very disappointing. Wait staff was the only positive aspect- but otherwise poor overall experience. Apparently the restaurant has changed ownership or something. I will not return and cannot recommend.

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CarrieE
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short rib cannelloni was excellent! Loved the charming Italian ambiance. Feels like a county villa. We had a great evening revisiting this restaurant from a special Valentine's date we went on 18 years ago.

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vipMB1145
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting that is romantic and just lovely. Food was superior and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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HazeeCapazee
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had previously eaten at Casanova on a prior trip to Carmel. It was very good then and still very good now. The restaurant was packed and the service was good but mixed, our order of food came out haphazardly not as we expected. The table was not bussed properly and the Dover sole came to the table but no one was prepared to serve and debone it. We called our waiter over to do it. His name was Jackson, he was great! The food was amazing and we had a great experience. We ate and we’re done within an hour of being seated! And it was fun to people watch! We loved it!

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vipEatingLikeItsMyJob
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Waited 40 minutes to be seated after reservation. They gave away our original table and then tried to seat us at an occupied table. Sat us in their back patio next to a broken heat lamp so I was cold. Good was great but service was completely off the entire night. Was celebrating 10th anniversary.

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BethM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cozy spot full of European ambiance. Great service and food. Local wines are the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service

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vipSherylF
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A ++
Great restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipWCReviews
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience.

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SethH
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We were greated quickly, but the gentleman that served our drinks was not friendly. The server was also not friendly and we felt rushed. The only employee that was welcoming was our busser.

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ShirleyG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spectacular restaurant is a MUST when you are in Carmel. The wine cellar is stocked with a fabulous selection of great wines. There aren't enough words to say how much we enjoyed our time at Casanova.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ah-mazing! Wine list is incredible. Food delivered super hot and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We really didn’t like the menu last night unfortunately. We had heard great things about Casanova , but we were disappointed in the food & the value

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LindaF
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 46th Anniversary, the dinner and service was excellent!

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vipLM90254
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Casanova and can’t say on ouch great things about this Carmel gem. The cellar room with the tree table is so special! The wine list can’t be beat! Thousands of bottles of wonderful and rare wine. Loved the Monterey halibut.

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Vicki
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Carmel for 4 days and Casanova’s was our BEST meal. We ate outside because we had our dog. The evening was perfect. The staff was outstanding. Couldn’t have made us happier.

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 1155 OpenTable diners.

Casanova Restaurant Carmel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.casanovacarmel.com/gift-cards-.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.