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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, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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."
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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11 - 20 of 445 reviews

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The owners of this establishment are handing out discount coupons to the local business and they will not honor it. Typical bait and switch. The in experience staff are mindless and don't give a rats .....More

1  Thank marc s
Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

It is sad that the reputation of a 30 years in business establishment can be personally attacked just because a patron does not read the full disclosure of a 10% discount offer. Obviously an experienced server would have gladly accepted to recognize the $1 discount,...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after a long day of hiking in our sweaty gear... only to find everyone else dressed for a nice night out. Oops. Hostess seated us in the corner with a view of the back garden. Perfect! Pasta was delicious and really hit...More

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We had pre-ordered our brunch as part of a Sun Rise tour with Shore Excursions. Obviously a popular place, they had 4 tour buses in before us. We very enjoyed a light brunch with hot drinks, service and food were great. Living in NZ I...More

Thank MerlinBlaise
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We called in at the Casanova for a light Sunday lunch and were well pleased with the friendly staff and excellent freshly prepared food. We both had sandwiches in toasted baguettes with plenty of filling (no lettuce in mine - as requested) and to drink...More

Thank Coyote88
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I came when the restaurant is closed between 2:30 - 5pm so got food from the Deli. The Mushroom Alfredo (with salad & breadsticks) and Ravioli were so delicious, and the Kona Coffee Cheesecake perfect! I am a vegetarian and I don't like onions, it...More

Thank Eileen W
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We ate at the deli twice, once for lunch going to Halealaka and breakfast going ziplining. Place is old but the food good and reasonably priced.You can tell it's popular with the locals. Enjoyed both visits. We found everyone friendly and willing to share something...More

Thank vinces910
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Cassanovas is a lovely spot for a romantic dinner and a night of dancing! The ambiance is beautudomand the service is great! Authentic Italian food!

Thank karilily k
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Anti pasta Salad was delicious! Lots of fish dishes and pastas. The service was "spot on" and live entertainment is part of the menu. Salsa Clases and Dancing" 🕺. A fun place, especially for visitors and people who enjoy dancing. Call for reservations and bands...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Just had lunch. Lasagna is wonderful as is the Caesar salad. Great flavors in a relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We parked across the street in free public parking. Something for all appetites at this restaurant in up country. Pretty tropical flowers at back . Music and entertainment on certain nights. Our teenagers had pizza and others in our group enjoyed the fresh sea food.

1  Thank Joan R
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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