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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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“pasta” (91 reviews)
“tiramisu” (17 reviews)
“prosciutto” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen, 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 days ago via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant and the food was average tasting. But when we paid the bill the gratuity had already been applied automatically without our knowledge and we were only at a table for four, not with a large group when that would be...More

Thank WYPY
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We celebrated our 50th anniversary in Maui and this was the special evening that we chose. One of the best restaurants ever. Fantastic beautiful, tasty food in a beautiful setting. Service was great. We had asparagus wrapped in proscuitto, black tortellini with asparagus and it...More

Thank sheilabA8188SQ
Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for sharing your appreciation. I am happy that we contributed to your very special evening. My only correction is that you probably referred to our home made black tortellini with crab, as the asparagus are not part of that presentation. Maui No ka...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were hungry and upcountry and there was no other place open on Xmas night. Not expecting much, we had a delightful and delicious dinner.

Thank bethanybeach6
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Makawao is a little town in the part of Maui we call "upcountry". It's the traditional center of Maui's horse community ... and it does have the appearance of being a bit funky, a bit run down. Smack in the center of Makawao town is...More

Thank JimLoomis3
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I've only had lunch in the Casanova Restaurant and it was great. We sat on the stools on the verandah and watched life in charming Makawao go by as we enjoyed good coffee and food.

Thank 111atravellady
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We enjoyed a bountiful lunch spread at Casanova as a component of our Princess Cruises shore excursion back in October. The restaurant had prepared a buffet of Italian entrees and salads for us -- all delicious and filling. That part was self serve, but we...More

Thank SCarolinatraveler
Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Casanova. I am glad that, despite the challenge to feed 50 hungry travelers at the time, we still can deliver quality and good service. Aloha

Reviewed 23 November 2017

We stopped here for lunch after striking out at the Lavender gardens up the hill. It had rained that morning and the fog was too thick. We loved the atmosphere, like an old wooden store. My wife and I both had a sandwich and they...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I loved Makawao and all the restaurants we visited whilst staying there. This restaurant was no exception. Great food and the service was friendly and efficient. The restaurant itself has a nice ambience and not too noisy. The karaoke was and added bonus.More

Thank mummamissy64
Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for sharing your appreciation for Casanova and Makawao, the small historic town we live in. I am glad you enjoyed our Karaoke after dinner event. We just added it to our regular Thursday dinner and it has been a great success. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner.. food is always delicious.. seafood appetizer clams and mussels ... pasta dish white cream sauce bacon .... lamb chops and dessert and Latin music band with dancers.... you will always enjoy this restaurant...

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I went here because the reviews were good but it was not. Pasta was over cooked and salty and they don’t use local or fresh ingredients. Cheap wine selections too.More

Thank rsgcapital
Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

I am really sorry that you did not like our pastas. As a real Italian, I do not accept compromises on the cooking point of the noodles we use. Often we offer fresh home made pastas, which, by nature, cannot be delivered 'Al dente'. I...More

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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, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
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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