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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” (93 reviews)
“tiramisu” (16 reviews)
“bread” (32 reviews)
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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."
Phil M
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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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131 - 140 of 467 reviews

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this place thrice while staying on Maui and were never disappointed. The restaurant was always crowded (that's probably a good sign, isn't it?) but they would always find a nice table for us. The staff was very nice and gave us some good...More

Thank Cara L
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

After an amazing trip to Haleakalā National Park our ship-arranged tour stopped in Makawao, an old Cowboy town, where the Cowboy bar has morphed into Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli. We enjoyed a very good buffet style lunch which included three kinds of delicious and...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 15 September 2016

After a beautiful journey to the top of Halelakala we had a fine respite at Casanovas. The pasta with meatballs was terrific. Nice, friendly service. It was fun to walk around the town after lunch.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Pasta is consistently al dente. We ordered the dinner for two which consists of appetizer/salad, pasta, main dish & tiramisu. Delish! Happy hour is a bargain too.

Thank Ken N
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This restaurant in central Makawao town provides wholesome Italian American fare. The menu is diverse. There is a fully stocked bar, and decently priced wine list. Live entertainment is provided on many evenings. Kiawe wood-fired pizza oven provides excellent pizza.

Thank James V
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Located in a nice small town with unique, eclectic shops; had the shrimp skewers, and it was pretty good. What I really loved was the dessert - the tiramisu! Overall, it was pretty good...

Thank Nanditha D
Management response:Responded 5 September 2016

Thank you for sharing your appreciation. We are very proud of our Tiramisu', a classic which got many imitations. Trust the original recipe, as perfectioned by real Italians.

Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a wonderful dining option in heading upcountry on Maui. With most of the restaurants centered on the west and south of the island where most of the beaches and resorts draw travelers few people ever get to try eateries elsewhere on the island....More

Thank BigUncleNicky
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I tried the caprese salad and it was a typical caprese. But the rest of my party ordered a pizza made in their open oven and they really liked it. From what I could tell, it seemed good. Our waitress CC was very good. She...More

Thank tazzoid2000
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Restaurant was closed, but we stopped in for some iced coffee and a snack. The fresh mango cheesecake was delicious as was the iced coffee. Would love to try the restaurant on my next visit.

Thank Cooking_Hawaiian
Management response:Responded 5 August 2016

Thank you for sharing your appreciation for your experience at Casanova Deli. We are looking forward to serve you a great dinner at Casanova restaurant.

Reviewed 28 July 2016

We drove to the top of Haleakala and on our way down we stopped at Casanova in Makawao in the upcountry for lunch. The town is quaint and so are the shops and restaurants. Casanova had a walk up counter where you ordered lunch and...More

Thank ValentineRosie
Management response:Responded 5 August 2016

Thank you for your kind words. We are very proud of our made-by-the-order sandwiches and we are glad you noticed. We hope to see you back in Makawao.

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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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