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Casanova Italian Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1331 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Since 1986, Casanova Italian Restaurant is at the heart of the Upcountry Maui lifestyle. From Sunday brunch right into dinner, you may expect the best Italian food on the island (as voted by countless local magazines’ surveys). Fresh salads, pastas, seafood and pizzas from Maui's first wood burning oven are Casanova's signature dishes. Loyal patrons appreciate Casanova's very reasonable prices. In 2017 Open Table diners rated Casanova the Best Italian Restaurant in the State of Hawaii.
At the main crossroad of Historic Makawao town, Casanova is a must do experience after a visit to Haleakala National Park.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 572-0220 ext. 2

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    From trays of lasagna to go, to elaborate parties in private residences, Casanova offers catering individually tailored for every occasion and budget.

  • Neighborhood

    Makawao

  • Cross street

    Baldwin Avenue

  • Parking details

    Casanova offers Makawao’s largest parking lot, just at the town main crossroad.

  • Public transit

    Maui Bus stops at Casanova parking lot.

  • Entertainment

    Since its opening Casanova has offered Maui the opportunity to enjoy some of the best artists visiting the island. Icons like Taj Mahall, Sam Kinison, Kool and the Gang, Los Lobos, Dave Mason and countless others have performed on Casanova’s history loaded stage. Nowadays Willie K owns Tuesday night. Wednesday is Casanova's world famous Ladies' Night, when the young and beautiful drive from all over Maui to dance and party. On Friday and Saturday local bands or visiting DJs from the Mainland fill the dance floor with ever changing beats. Check Casanova's web page for the weekly lineup.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,331 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Neighborhood gem

  • Hawaii

    Italian

  • Maui

    Best Value

  • Maui

    Kid-friendly

  • Maui

    Good for groups

  • Maui

    Healthy

  • Maui

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Was cool to see the restaurant. It was a true team (family like) effort. Always refilling drinks. Removing plates for next item. Amazing staff and amazing service!
  2. GS

    GaryS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on recommendation from our daughter. She was right, great food and great service. We will be stopping to eat there every time we are in the area
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice staff… friendly,welcoming, informative & kind
  4. EO

    EdwardO

    Hawaii

    275 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    275 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Cold drinks, friendly and attentive Bar server along with all the rest of the staff here. Caesar salad served fresh and cold and the Americano pizza was hot and delicious with plenty of pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms. The lamb chops were grilled perfect and served hot.
  5. M

    Mauibob

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food at reasonable prices. The osso buco, when available, is fabulous.
  6. LT

    LisaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A little higher priced than I expected but service was awesome and food was served timely.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service staff and delicious homemade pasta.
  8. AS

    AndreaS

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday dinner was fabulous! The wait staff was great and the food delicious
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful time staff was so friendly and accommodating
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesomeness
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food is really
  12. MH

    MauiHi

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a family dinner. Fresh pasta is always great and the specials keep it interesting.
  13. DW

    DavidW

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and service were very good. Menu was somewhat limited with no veal choices.
  14. DR

    DaleR

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Osso Buco, and sea food pasta. Great staff.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Enjoyed all of the food we ordered. Will definitely return.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    We have dined at Casanova for years. The food is consistent and we always enjoy going there. BUT this time the NOISE level was just about unbearable. We had to literally shout at each other across the table and I had asked to be seated in the quietest part of the restaurant. Unless the noise is somehow fixed I doubt we will return —sad ☹️ E
  17. EO

    EdwardO

    Hawaii

    276 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    276 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Cold drinks and friendly server at the bar. Also very attentive to our drinks level for reordering. Artichoke appetizer was hot and delicious. Salads were served fresh and cold. The fish special was delicious and hot.
  18. B

    Bubba

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great find off the beaten path. Pizza and pasta were awesome. They do have gluten free pasta if you require it.
  19. M

    Maui7

    Vietnam

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    the pizza made with fresh mozzarella and truffle oil was delicious
  20. S

    Shayb

    New Orleans

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time staying near Makawao and we took advantage of being in the area to dine at Casanova's. We had a great meal at this gem of a restaurant. Home made pasta, perfectly prepared food, excellent wine and a great server made this a a special night out in Makawao!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food. The service was excellent. The only con was finding a parking place. I’d visit again.
  22. r

    rick

    Hawaii

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We eat here regularly and are never disappointed with the pasta dishes. This time I shared the tomahawk steak dinner for two with a friend. It was excellent. The roasted veggies and potatoes were well prepared and the two sauces, mushroom and peppercorn were a nice compliment for the dish. We requested they serve the Caesar salad prior to the hot food, which the normally don’t do, and they accommodated us. This was an excellent idea and I recommend they continue doing the salad first as it makes the meal far more enjoyable.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and restaurant
  24. KA

    KananiA

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casanova Italian Restaurant has the greatest staff...they are friendly, accomodating, efficient and such a pleasure to dine there. The food is always Ono and the restaurant is always clean. Our 'ohana loves celebrating special occasions here; we really miss your Sunday Brunch too!! Mahalo for always taking such good care of us!! A Hui Hou, the Kealoha 'Ohana
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff were amazing and the food was delicious, It can get pretty lively & loud on a Saturday night. Wine was excellent
  26. J

    John

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was good. Very informal setting, which was good, but the noise level was somewhat high.
  27. EO

    EdwardO

    Hawaii

    276 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    276 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    With an updated menu and prices the staff are the same friendly and attentive, the food is made fresh and served hot and delicious.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time trying black ink squid pasta, was excellent.
  29. PP

    PaulP

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Casanova! The food is outstanding! We make a special trip there every time we visit Maui. Our waitress, Zoe, was very attentive and courteous!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Everything was delicious and we tried a wide variety! To me, top 3 restaurant in Maui, wish we had one in Kihei!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing waitress! Food and drinks were perfect!
  32. EO

    EdwardO

    Hawaii

    276 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    276 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    New Year , new updated menu. Seems like some menu items are gone and a few added. Prices are up also on some items. Still a nice local restaurant with fresh made pastas and excellent staff. Will of course keep coming back here.
  33. CH

    CarolH

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Casanova's is one of our local, go-to places. The food is consistently very good. We always save room for the house made desserts - excellent! We had a very good waitress and would be happy to have her serve us again. The only drawback - for us - is that the environment is quite noisy. We strained to hear our friends across the table. But overall we were quite happy with our experience and we'll be back - again!
  34. SA

    SharonA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress very nice. Fish Mahi special great polenta great chocolate cake great
  35. MC

    MeganC

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My husband and I were enjoying a day visiting different towns and came across Casanova. We were very pleased with how quickly the restaurant accommodated us. Excellent service and the homemade pasta was amazing! The dining room was spacious and lighting provided a relaxing environment. We hope to visit Maui again someday and would like to return to Casanova.
  36. JT

    JohannaT

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What impressed my husband & I the post is your ability to create a vegan menu for our son who was visiting and very , very fussy . He thoroughly enjoyed his meal .
  37. RC

    RickC

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    First time since the renovation dining in, we had the pizza take out several times, service was great very attentive but not bothersome, I ordered off the special for the night, Lamb shank with risotto and it was perfectly prepared and delicious the risotto was great the Mrs tried the Linguine and Clams off the standard menu and not so good,, the Linguine was dry and chewy and the broth had a different flavor almost like a chemical taste, the salads were really fresh and tasty the appetizers were also very good we like the BYOB and don’t mind the corkage fee. Crème Brûlée for dessert again very good. Overall it’s a great value for upcountry dining and close to home. We will dine here again, but probably won’t try any other pasta dishes.
  38. M

    Mauimermaid

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Italian food and service was top notch! Highly recommend
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I experienced a lovely meal together here and will definitely be back. We enjoyed a lovely 4 course meal and everything we had was beautiful. Great meal and highly recommend. Enjoy
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was good! Best Italian on the Hawaiian Islands so far! Live on island and was ono

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Casanova Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 572-0220 ext. 2.

Casanova Italian Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1331 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 32 times today
Google Map for Casanova Italian Restaurant

1188 Makawao Ave, Makawao, HI 96768

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Baldwin Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Makawao

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Casanova offers Makawao’s largest parking lot, just at the town main crossroad.

  • Public transit

    Maui Bus stops at Casanova parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Since its opening Casanova has offered Maui the opportunity to enjoy some of the best artists visiting the island. Icons like Taj Mahall, Sam Kinison, Kool and the Gang, Los Lobos, Dave Mason and countless others have performed on Casanova’s history loaded stage. Nowadays Willie K owns Tuesday night. Wednesday is Casanova's world famous Ladies' Night, when the young and beautiful drive from all over Maui to dance and party. On Friday and Saturday local bands or visiting DJs from the Mainland fill the dance floor with ever changing beats. Check Casanova's web page for the weekly lineup.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 572-0220 ext. 2

  • Catering

    From trays of lasagna to go, to elaborate parties in private residences, Casanova offers catering individually tailored for every occasion and budget.

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