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Casanova Italian Restaurant

1188 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9448
+1 808-572-0220
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
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."
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2. Neighborhood gem
" A fun place, especially for visitors and people who enjoy dancing."
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3. The Best Italian Restaurant
"Our neighbors insist that this is the best Italian restaurant on Maui."
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We never would have found this very good Italian Restaurant if our daughter who lives in Makawao told us about it. All different types of pizza and good basic Italian dishes. Plenty of choice for vegetarians.

Thank Twinoakmom
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed June 18, 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

1  Thank Cris S
Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were going to have lunch at the Italian place , but only the bar was open. so we headed to their Deli and it was pretty good. Decent selection of sandwiches , not badly priced for Maui. The coffee and Chai tea was excellent....More

Thank smsdes
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Food is awesome!!! Service is outstanding and value is unbeatable. Highly recommend this restaurant and have never been disappointed eating there.

Thank O8091AYmichaelm
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

The menu at Casanova is a solid Italian menu that is executed well. Very tasty pastas including the LINGUINE PESCATORE that I had. It had a funky atmosphere and decor. There was lively local crowd when I was there. Worth a stop if you are...More

Thank monica-grace
GiovanniC4434, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation for Casanova Restaurant in Makawao. And...aren't we always in the mood for Italian??

Reviewed August 22, 2018

The food is consistently good. The pizza is baked in a brick oven, giving it a delicious flavor. We had a table in the middle of the dining room, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. But when we dine, we like to talk without having to...More

1  Thank Ken D
Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Dear Ken, I agree with you that the upper dining room can be acoustically challenging when it's busy. As, with the years passing by, my hearing has been deteriorating, I personally sit in the front dining room when I dine in my own Restaurant. Much...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018

I stopped by for lunch and found it totally relaxing. Once you were inside, the atmosphere was quiet and the food excellent. Wait help was pleasant and available. Entree included a ceasar salad and delicious homemade bread and oil. Pasta was homemade and sauce was...More

Thank joeannr2015
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We stop at the Casanova for a coffe during the day with the intention to go there for dinner....but we changed our mind...the place is pretty "old" you can tell that it needs renovation...we didn't find the hawaii friendly smile ..... so we decided "better...More

Thank FabioBonini
Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Caro Fabio, I am sorry that you decided against having dinner at Casanova. The place is indeed very old and probably, after thirty years of successful business in the heart of the Upcountry community, a renovation could be helpful. Just like the all Makawao town,...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

If you can’t fly over to Italy, this is the best Italian cuisine we’ve found here on Maui! Everything we’ve tried is perfect.

Thank suzannecollum
Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

REALLY REALLY GRATEFUL! Thanks for your kind words. Ciao.

Reviewed August 2, 2018

I just adore this special spot in UpCountry Maui in Makawao Town. The Food is always Fresh, Flavorful and Authentic Italian. The Sauteed Spinach w/ Garlic and Fresh Parmesan is a favorite and the Seared Ahi Dish is amazing as well. I really like the...More

Thank lillisa808
Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you for your kind words and your continuous patronage. Customers like you make Casanova great every day. Mahalo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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
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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