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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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Italian, Pizza, Deli, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1188 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9448
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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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 1 week ago

food was very good. had a hamburger from Maui Cattle Co. Very good meat!! Surprised I liked their version of a Caesar Salad. Was good. close to shopping.More

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Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation for your experience at Casanova Italian Restaurant. We do indeed pride ourselves to buy locally, whenever possible. The meat produced by Maui Cattle does indeed reflect the happy pastures on the slopes of Haleakala Crater....More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed November 4, 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

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

I've had lunch there twice, neither of which was very impressive. Sandwiches were sloppy and hard to eat, but tasted good, despite the fact that we had to use a few napkins to clean our hands off. Seating outside was on benches and kind of...More

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Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry for your unimpressive experience at Casanova Deli. You are obviously referring to Casanova Deli, certainly not a sit down service Restaurant. Next door to it, under the same roof and with access from the same porch, you can find Casanova Italian Restaurant, a multi...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good but not great food, I was dining with a chef Noisy dining room. Average friendliness Slow service due to lack of kitchen help

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed June 11, 2018

Amazing that we were able to get reservations on Mothers Day. The meal was good, the service was excellent. fresh romaine caesar salad was crisp and the dressing was just right. All in all a great experience!

Thank ric02018
Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thank you for sharing your appreciation and I am glad you had a great Mother's day dinner. Not an easy day for restaurants...We hope to see you soon back at Casanova.

Reviewed June 7, 2018

We ate here on recommendation from our B&B were we stayed and we were very pleased with the dinner and the service here. The pasta was excellent with a lot of different flavors!

Thank An1
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Had dinner last night with friends.One friend works here so we received a very nice discount on our meals.The ambiance was nice and the service was good,however,I have to say that the food did not" rock my socks".It was a decent Italian restaurant. It is...More

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Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2018

Dear Karen, I am sorry that you did not find your experience at Casanova "spectacular" and I am glad you enjoyed a 50% discount on your meal. As far as the artichoke appetizer, I can confirm that we serve a whole Italian artichoke, marinated and...More

Reviewed May 11, 2018

We had just come back from circumnavigating East Maui and were starving. Parking is very problematic; there is a small off street parking lot, or a few on street parking spaces available. After those fill up, good luck finding anything close. We were lucky enough...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

We were taken here for our lunch stop on a tour. Great Carbonara with excellent service from the waitress (Sara I think).

Thank Tam801
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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