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Casanova Ristorante


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Bruschetta alla Romana
Toasted home made bread topped with basil, chopped tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil.
Mozzarella Caprese
Slices fresh tomato, topped buffalo mozzarella cheese, basil, served with virgin olive oil.
Polenta ai Porcini
Baked corn meal topped with wild porcini mushroom sauce.
Carpaccio al Salmone
Smoked salmon, capers, radicchio, romaine topped with lemon and olive oil.
Calamari Dorati
Golden fried calamari served with spicy marinara sauce.
Antipasto Misto
Mixed cold meats & cheeses.
Shrimp Fra Diavola
Sautéed shrimp in olive oil with garlic and light spicy marinara sauce
Cozze Vongole alle Siciliana
Fresh mussels and clams sautéed in white wine and garlic in a spicy marinara sauce.
Melanzane alla Parmigiana
Fresh‎ grilled eggplant, tomato sauce, parmigiano and fresh mozzarella.
Carpaccio di Manzo (prime filet mignon)
Prime raw filet mignon with arugula, shaved parmesan topped with lemon and olive oil.
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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Pizza
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews eggplant parm pizza chocolate cake bread salad frank sinatra italian fare piping hot popular with locals great happy hour neighborhood restaurant a great dining experience our waiter wine list great restaurant food is excellent sangiovese
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

The food is amazing and they have a wonderful wine list, the regular customers are very loyal (I'm one too), the owners are very friendly and gracious and they are respectful to their attentive, knowledgeable and well trained staff. The happy hour is very popular,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This was a vast improvement in all areas since our previous visit. The Eggplant Parmigiana was excellent as well as Bruschetta. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Have visited this neighborhood restaurant many times and it is the best happy hour in town , wine, martinis , appetizers , a great value !

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank 333vaca333
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The minute you step into the building you expect to see Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra in a booth. It is like stepping back in time in a good way. The staff took care of us like we were celebrities. The food is authentic Italian...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank tomseverson11
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Food is excellent. Throw back to my east coast roots back in NY. Owner and the staff are friendly & accommodating. 1) Awesome Eggplant Parm, 2) Chicken Parm, 3) Crazy good Pizza. The drinks never leave you wanting for the other half too show up....More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

Came here for dinner with friends and though we did not have a reservation we were able to get seated outside pretty fast. I would recommend you make a reservation though as this place got really busy. You can tell the diners are regulars with...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank qhunnyb
Reviewed January 21, 2018

This cozy, shopping center located restaurant is a real find. As soon as you walk in, you get a homey feeling - the staff is very friendly, the decor appealing. The menu is is fairly typical of a most Italian restaurants - the selections are...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank robertgreninger
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant. Huge menu and and wine list so delicious. Worked in the area so I was there 3 times . The servers were great and even dressed up for Halloween.

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Bridgetpianos
Reviewed October 21, 2017

When I followed the GPS to this restaurant, I had my doubts. It was our last evening of vacation and we wanted a “nice” restaurant for dinner and here we were in a Safeway shopping center parking lot. I drove in a circle about 4...More

Date of visit: October 2017
2  Thank JandAinAZ
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

So I'm literally still sitting in this establishment as I write this review. I could Not wait to let people know about it. Not a bad thing to say. We were greeted by a very friendly Hostess. Our server, Meredith, was wonderful. Atmosphere is quaint....More

Date of visit: August 2017
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February 2, 2017|
Response from Grandpagolf1 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if Casanova's is a gluten free options restaurant.
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