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Casanova Restaurant

5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-0501
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (169 reviews)
“breadsticks” (19 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 15:00 Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed yesterday

I can't give 5 stars because the ravioli was terrible! The halibut was amazing. The fettuccini and seafood was off charts! The lemon dessert also tasty. Hated the cold, dry bread. The ambiance was charming, but tables small, felt cramped. The prices are high, but...More

Thank boobot1
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were given a gift to visit, enjoy and experience a truly quaint little bistro in Carmel. A gift... The food was outstanding, the service AAA. The wait staff was delighted to explain this cuisine and help us pair a wine with the most wonderful...More

Thank LJSerpentelli
Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated our wedding anniversary at Casanova & couldn't have made a better choice anywhere. The staff, the cuisine, decor, atmosphere, everything the best! The best osso buco I've ever had in my entire life! They support local small organic farms & fisheries which is anther...More

Thank sandrafarnham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walked in the other night and was seated right away. The restaurant is much larger than it appears from the outside. Had a great dinner with my family. The service and the food was great!

Thank markcR8228LG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannelloni was excellent and the Pasta Carbonara was very good (although my wife said she likes her own better). Disappointing was the Charcuterie plate for $29.00. The Salamis were excellent but we all agreed that the prosciutto was leathery and tasteless. I had a similar...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We meet another couple periodically in Carmel, both of us traveling with our pooches. We've dined twice at Casanova, and liked it both times. We sat outside in the cool grey weather, but were warm as there are enough heaters. The food was interesting (steak...More

Thank dnmnbrick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casanova Restaurant is one of the most well known local hot spots in town.The food is geared mostly toward French and Cointential European and is very good. It is a small and quaint place to eat. Parking on street.

Thank coeurdolives
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a name like Casanova I expected a touristy pasta/pizza joint, and we took a big loop through town to find another place. When we couldn’t we went to Casanova as it was just by our hotel. And I couldn’t have been more wrong about...More

Thank Gustaf S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant 2 times and it never let me down. The location and design are exceptional the food and service are the same. Try the steak tartare it is incredible. The friends I brought this time all said it was the...More

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, this place is really unique. Beautiful Ambiance, outstanding service and amazing food! The Braised Beef Canaloni... mind blowing. The seafood Linguini... ARE you kidding me ??? Soooo good!!! I could drink that sauce. We also had this chocolate dessert cake that was decadent. Save...More

Thank totallygalen
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Ye C
11 March 2017|
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Response from Wannabinhawaii | Reviewed this property |
Last time we were there they charged a $30 corkage fee....but if you bring a bottle of their wine...Georis...no charge! Not sure if this is still the deal...definitely call. Love all of the Georis restaurants and wines...if... More
Anita M
13 November 2016|
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Response from alacattle | Reviewed this property |
You will need to call the restaurant. If they are I'm sure it will be delicious.
16 October 2015|
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Response from AlisonB683 | Reviewed this property |
Only at a few tables outside the front
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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11:30 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-0501
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