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Casanova Italian Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 26 Restaurants in Makawao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$50
Cuisines: Deli, Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 April 5, 2018 via mobile

This gem is a must stop after a day trip to Haleakowa Park. Tasty Italian food. Unique pairings. Chocolate truffle torte for dessert was melt in the mouth. Relaxing atmosphere

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank seaturtle23
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We were excited to celebrate my husband's birthday by eating out. He wanted to celebrate so he ordered their $36 ribeye steak. It looked good on the plate, however it was very tough and difficult to chew. I tried a bite and could not swallow it. It was gross. My mom had joined us and she tried a bite and she also noticed how tough and grisled the meat was. She had ordered their $18 meat lasagna and could not eat it. She said it was dry and did not have the melty cheese she was expecting. I ordered the mushroom pasta and thought it was delicious. So, one out of three. We will not go there again. We notified both our waitress and the manager and neither one of them did anything except to apologize.

Date of visit: April 2018
2  Thank peachwhit33
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We ate here two years ago, and made a special point of coming back- it didn’t disappoint! The handmade pasta was cooked to perfection, all the ingredients were fresh, and the flavors impeccable. This spot is a must!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank michelleg232
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Food is great and it’s a cool local spot. However it’s really disappointing to see a local island restaurant still using so much single use plastics. Plastic wrap on everything, plastic forks and knives, and straws. Please think of the ocean and island home you live on at your business. I’ll visit again once the plastic has been discontinued.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 512stevenp
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Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

I dare to disagree. We are very sensitive to the health of our Ocean and land. We use biodegradable straws wherever possible and subject to market availability. Our 'plastic' utensils in the Deli are all biodegradable as the to go containers. We wrap our sandwiches in biodegradable paper. There are always improvements to be made and we do appreciate the input to work harder towards a sustainable environment. Just to clarify that most of the issues you mentioned have been addressed properly since a very long time. We hope to see you soon back at Casanova.

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

, various artistic features and colourful plants that create a rather retro atmosphere. I went with a group for lunch and the buffet was satisfactory and well organized. Italian pasta and pies were dominant.
I haven't tried pizza. There are different sections and corners that give some privacy to the customers.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Mina P
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