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Casanova Restaurant

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5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-0501
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

CASANOVA is the most romantic restaurant in Carmel with a fabulous wine list and incredible food. The quaint rooms and patio offer a variety of seating choices. There's even a special Van Gogh room for special occasions.

Thank sanmom
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here to celebrate a birthday and had a great Seafood bowl and a great bottle of Champagne. We sat outside in January with a heater right there! For Jan in Carmel the weather was Clear and warm. You can't go wrong for a couples, family or large group here. The seafood dishes were nicely done. Wait staff was... More 

Thank kausticcowboy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location in the center of Carmel shopping and dining area. Looked very inviting at night with lighting inside and out along with outdoor garden and dining area.

Thank Dixie S
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful, romantic place. Very attentive staff...everyone was very friendly and kind. LOVED the spinach gnocchi starter. I could eat a bucket of that one! Manuel, our server, was professional and helpful. What a great night! Come here and you won't be disappointed. Captures the European "characteristics" of downtown Carmel perfectly.

Thank Jill L
Gilroy, California
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Casanova continues to "up their game" - they are getting better with age. We had another wonderful lunch with excellent service. Some great infusion of flavors paired with just the right wines. The atmosphere here has always been outstanding with a romantic edge. The food has been improving and we were definitely not disappointed - they met and exceeded our... More 

Thank Bradley B
Berkeley, California
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209 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We used to come to Carmel regularly and always included a lunch at Casanova, so we were looking forward to our lunch in mid-December. The food is as good as we remembered, the wait staff as pleasant and knowledgeable, but the food service was quite slow for a late lunch (1:30) with only a handful of tables occupied at this... More 

Thank BerkeleyJohn
Carmel, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the Provence rose and the gnocchi. This last time we tried the broccoli soup and it was AMAZING. Service was attentive and kind. When the weather is moderate we love to sit on the patio with our dog (staff treats him with respect and care, so the restaurant is a favorite for him too).

Thank kratto1
Arlington, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and wine are top notch. Service was nice as well. Sat inside one night and outside on heated patio. The lamb is scrumptious!

Thank kim s
Toledo, Ohio
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Carmel for two days and there was a lunch deal at Casanova's on Groupon. A three course lunch for 4 people for $82. We were a little surprised that it was so good. There restaurant has been owned by the same brothers for 30 years. Service was very good and so was the food.

1 Thank poncho20
Monterey California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our company has been going to Casanovas for an annual holiday lunch for 15 or so people for over 10 years. We have had the annual holiday dinner for 30 to 40 people there on occasion. This years lunch will be our last as the small things we loved have disappeared (olives) Belgium beer used to come on a silver... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?