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Casanova Italian Restaurant

1188 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9448
+1 808-572-0220
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (101 reviews)
“cioppino” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1188 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9448
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Casanova Italian Restaurant
1. Bellissimo
" Great food and the service was friendly and efficient."
mummamissy64
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2. Neighborhood gem
" A fun place, especially for visitors and people who enjoy dancing."
Phil M
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3. The Best Italian Restaurant
"Our neighbors insist that this is the best Italian restaurant on Maui."
Wise_Eagle
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1 - 10 of 501 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the second time we've had our work Christmas lunch here because we like it so much. The servers are kind and the food delicious. The fresh caught mahi mahi with the spinach and quinoa salad, the eggplant, and the pasta were all absolutely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank michelleandderekn
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I really love Cassanova in Makawao. The food is great and the ambiance is pretty good, too. It can be a bit loud but, depending on where you are seated, you get away from it a bit. I have never been there for the live...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Cris S
Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Dear Cris, Thank you for your kind words and for your patronage. Casanova's staff is very grateful for your appreciation.

Reviewed 3 days ago

It may come as a surprise in a little upcountry town that you will find an excellent Italian restaurant. We have eaten here a few times and have had consistently good food and service. Their menu has a good variety of appetizers, pastas, pizza, and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MauiDonL
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not much of a pasta fan but we decided to eat here a second night since we had such a great experience the first night. The food was amazing, the chef makes his own pasta. The salads were also wonderful. Our service both nights...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mary O
GiovanniC4434, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your appreciation. We are looking forward to let you enjoy some other preparations of our long menu...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered takeout on a Saturday. I guess the wrong thing to do. The service was terrible as if we were bothering them and they wanted us to leave. The food was really bad. Honestly the spaghetti tasted canned. Portion sizes were insulting. Will not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Coloradofamily00
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on an excursion of Maui, for which I'm pretty sure our bus driver/tour guide was compensated by the restaurant. It was a nice little place to stop and catch our breath and have a break from the bus. Nice table linens and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank trvlbear
Reviewed 10 November 2018

At lunchtime, there are two types of service available - the restaurant with table service and a more extensive menu and a counter service area with a dozen or so sandwiches, drinks, etc. Sandwich was good and service quick.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GWR757
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this place for a quiet dinner. We had been to its deli lunch before. We sat on the raised dining area to the right rear which seemed a nicer atmosphere than the ground floor tables. Reservations accepted. We split the Caesar salad ($10)...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank notpassive
GiovanniC4434, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you for our kind words. We hope to see you soon back at Casanova.

Reviewed 2 November 2018

I was surprised to see some negative reviews for Casanova, but a Makawao local told us she loved the place so we went. I'm so glad we did! The Caesar salad was just right - the dressing was tasty but light. We ordered with anchovies,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank oneyearoff
GiovanniC4434, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation for your experience at Casanova in Makawao. Your kind words are our best reward.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We were looking forward to eating here because of all of the good things we had heard and read but we were definitely left disappointed. Our filet mignon had good flavor but was tough. The service was extremely slow. We ordered pretty quickly as we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank speedster400
GiovanniC4434, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your visit at Casanova. Your words will help us to take care of the issues you mentioned. Thanks for taking the time to let us know. We do not take our thirty years success for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1188 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9448
    (Baldwin Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Maui Bus stops at Casanova parking lot.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Makawao
  • Phone Number: +1 808-572-0220
  • E-mail
Description
Often rated Best Italian restaurant in the State of Hawaii, and consistently voted Best Italian in Maui, Casanova is a staple of the lifestyle of Upcountry Maui since 1986. From early morning breakfast thru lunch and dinner and to late night clubbing and dancing on selected nights of the week, Casanova is the ritual destination of Maui residents and of visitors on their way back from Haleakala Crater. The Casanova experience is much more than its awards winning sumptuous authentic Italian cuisine. It's meeting and mingling with Maui folks in the very spot where they like to dine, meet and mingle. A must do when in Upcountry Maui.
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