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Casanova Ristorante

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33585 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629-1527
+1 949-496-0992
15:30 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2013 via mobile

I wanted to know if this place could live up to the ratings. It DID. I know...it's in a strip mall. Let that go. These guys are on it... Super friendly, quick service and stellar food. We had the eggplant parm app and the marguerita pizza. Both were excellent! Bravo!!

Thank Barnesology
1 review
Reviewed 28 June 2013

The service was exceptional! The pizza tasted like genuine sicilian pizza, as well as all the dishes my group ordered. The best Italian I've had since being in Italy no doubt. The pink lady fettucini is to die for! My drink never dipped below the halfway mark. Prices are moderate but completely worth it!

Thank Lydia S
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

We enjoyed our dinner here. The food and service were both excellent. We received a complimentary dessert for our 20th anniversary. It was delicious as well.

Thank Angiehall
Naples, Florida
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180 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

Wow, here we are just finishing our early dinner. To start, the drinks are just what you order (I had a Cosmo, husband had a grey goose martini). We started with the calamari - cooked to perfection with an authentic marinara. I am a authentic New Yorker and this restaurant takes me back to Brooklyn and little Italy! We just... More 

Thank Nancy M
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207 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2013

We walked into this place and you just knew you were in the right place! Being from KC, MO I grew up around great Italian restaurants, and this place just oozes with all the right flavors of Italy/Chicago/NYC. It's packed, people waiting to get in the door, older clientele, younger clientele, great wine list, great appetizers, we ended up going... More 

Thank Maria44Tucson
Sacramento, CA
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013

I don't know where to start. Just go eat here, you won't be sorry. Eggplant cooked to perfection - I've never had anything so good. Waiters were so very knowledgeable about wines, suggested perfect pairing, and their after-dinner port was amazing. Don't be fooled by the non-descript strip mall location - the ambience and the food make this restaurant a... More 

Thank Shani K
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237 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Nik puts on quite the show. Gratis wine as you walk in th edoor w a big party. fast, efficient service. Admittedly...the strip mall location is all that great, but the expereince inside and the food more than make up for that.

Dana Point, California
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Is it true Nik is selling the place? Hope not, great food and service. Staff are attentive and professional. Great happy hour.

Thank konalynn
Long Beach, California
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503 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 932 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

First of all thank you Tripadvisor as we found this place because of you.Wow we had a great meal.I ordered Eggplant as it is one of my favorites and it was excellent.My husband had spaghetti and meatballs and he was very happy.I asked for a spicy marinara to use for a dipping sauce for the bread.I recommend you do that... More 

2 Thank PeggyChism
Salt Lake City, Utah
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2013

We ate at Casanova's based on Tripadvisor recommendations. It didn't disappoint. This is family-owned and run Italian restaurant that is a good cut above the usual pasta-and-red-sauce format. The atmospherics remind me of places in Staten Island or Jersey, with deep booths and dark lighting. Bread comes to the table warm. The menu has good combos of a wide variety... More 

2 Thank Marc J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33585 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629-1527
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-496-0992
Casanova Italian Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge offers authentic North Italian cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. Many customers enjoy our specialties and specially selected wine list. The restaurant has a warm and friendly Italian ambiance with terracotta tiles and many beautiful images of Venice. It offers an indoor as well as an outdoor dinning experience. The delicious cuisine and wonderful music of many greats, including Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett creates an atmosphere for love and celebration at Casanova. We are located just a mile away from the Ritz Carlton and the St. Regis Hotels off the Dana Point Harbor. Please visit our web site for our most up-to-date menu and dining specialties!

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