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Casanova Restaurant

5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-0501
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (163 reviews)
“breadsticks” (33 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (28 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant has a long wait - try to make a reservation if you're able! However, if you can't, this is DEFINITELY worth the wait! It was recommended to me buy a friend so we decided to go. The wait was what they said it...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Casanova's is to Carmel as much as 17 Mile Drive, Point Lobos, or the cypress tree. You take Casanova's out of the equation and you remove one of the pieces of the foundation that keeps Carmel what it is. I've been coming here since I...More

Thank Gena L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waiter that we got he wasn't sure about a wine that we want to order. Like appetizer we had a gnocchi with a spinach and they are melting in your mouth, it is a small portion. And we had a beef pappardell sauce was...More

Thank MilicaR93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times but this time we were surprised by the limited menu. What we did get was uneven in quality. At least the cannelloni was still good. There are many many better options for a night out. If you must go...More

1  Thank Bill F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and desserts. Great wine. Decent service. Great atmosphere. Pricey as you might expect in Carmel. Worth a try.

Thank Doug O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has been a favorite of our family for over 30 yrs. but our last visit was very disappointing. I’ll skip the details but the service was slow. Drinks arrived as our food was being served. No more tapenade and breadsticks. Smaller portion of the gnocchi...More

2  Thank Judy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Note: this place has changed hands!!! We’ve been going here for over 35 years. The last 4 visits it have been so disappointing. This place has gone downhill — no more tapenade, breadsticks, limited entrees, increased prices. Used to be our go to place and...More

1  Thank soifdawg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant with excellent service and food. We ordered a gnocchi appetizer and calamari appetizer. Both were excellent. For our entrees we order the cannelloni and it was over the top good.

Thank parbuster1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a big group, and we certainly did not feel welcome even though we had made our reservations months ago. The waiter assigned to us, was abrupt and rather unfriendly. Food took a long time to be served but it is understandable as we...More

2  Thank hviv
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We didn’t have reservations and were told it was a 40 min wait. That was ok, we just explored the lovely Ocean avenue. We returned in 40 minutes and discovered that the hostess underestimated our wait time. We were informed it would be another 10-20...More

1  Thank RoadLessTrvld
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Ye C
12 March 2017|
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Response from Wannabinhawaii | Reviewed this property |
Last time we were there they charged a $30 corkage fee....but if you bring a bottle of their wine...Georis...no charge! Not sure if this is still the deal...definitely call. Love all of the Georis restaurants and wines...if... More
Anita M
14 November 2016|
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Response from alacattle | Reviewed this property |
You will need to call the restaurant. If they are I'm sure it will be delicious.
17 October 2015|
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Response from AlisonB683 | Reviewed this property |
Only at a few tables outside the front
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-0501
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