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Casanova Italian Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 26 Restaurants in Makawao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$50
Cuisines: Deli, Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Baldwin Avenue
Transit: Maui Bus stops at Casanova parking lot.
Description: 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.
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

We went there with an adult group of four. We ordered two antipasti to share and each got a different dinner. All meals were delizioso. Mine was the Gnocchi Strozaprete. My first comment was, how "cute", because it was colorful, individual dumplings, but sparse. I was wrong it was very filling and mouth watering. I was surprised to find a restaurant of this fine caliber in this small town far removed from the touristy beach area.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Richard F
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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Voted number one restaurant in Makawao!
I don’t know if there is another restaurant in Makawao Maui!
Oh, wait!
I did see a Mexican Restaurant just down a slight hill leading out of town.
Still, great Italian fare at Casanova’s.
Give them a try!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed January 20, 2018 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 expected. It was very deceptive. We actually gave them an additional tip without knowing this but luckily one person in our party pointed the discrepancy out to us. Then we canceled the additional tip that we had given the waitress. This should never happen.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank WYPY
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Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

I am really sorry that the automatic gratuities added to your bill spoiled your experience at Casanova. Our policy is clearly spelled in our menu: automatic gratuities are added to the tab of parties of 6 or more or if separate checks are asked for or if a discount is applied to the tab. It's also stated that if for any reason the patron does not agree with the added gratuities, we'll remove them on customers' request. It seems that none of those were the cases for your party and for that I sincerely apologize. The server will be reprimanded. It could help me to know which date you visited Casanova. You can personally message me, if you feel like further pursuing this conversation. Aloha.

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Reviewed January 8, 2018 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.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank bethanybeach6
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Reviewed December 8, 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 Casanova's. There's nothing fancy about this restaurant either ... that is, until you go there for dinner. The menu features Italian dishes--there are a lot of pasta choices--but there's plenty on the menu that's more traditional. No matter. Whatever your choice, it will be excellent. Try the baby lamb chops if your taste is more traditional. Or my personal favorite from the pasta selections, the carbonara. Whatever your taste, you can't go wrong.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank JimLoomis3
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