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Casanova Ristorante

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33585 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629-1527
+1 949-496-0992
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15:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 15:30 - 22:00
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Irvine, California
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again , another great dinner at Casanovas, great neighbor Italian restaurant . Have eaten here dozens of times , we always have the Calamari - the best in Dana Point . Lobster ravioli a favorite as well , also eggplant parm .. Cannot go wrong if you order one of those.

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Thank travelagent333
Park City, Utah
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the area and this was close to our hotel. What a nice find. Bar is quite nice and the restaurant has a nice setting. Food was very good and the service was great. Our waiter was truly Italian and added a lot to a great experience. NY cheesecake was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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Thank msilverpc
Dana Point, Ca
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at Casanova's at 7:00pM on a Friday. The place was packed but the wait was only 5 minutes. The ambiance is great. The service terrific. We ordered and split veal masala which was absolutely delicious and plentiful. The dinner garden salad and dressing was perfect. We were never rushed and enjoyed everything.

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new jersey
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547 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Huge portions so delicious . The salad they serve with the meal was so large I could make a meal if it. The bread is so fresh. I really enjoyed my meal. They also have a large wine list.

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Thank Bridgetpianos
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

At Happy Hour about a year ago or so... I go in to have a glass of wine and do my emails on my phone: About a 65 year old man is drunk at the Bar. He gets up to leave and trips and lands on his stomach and face leaving the front door. We all look and comment... He... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The exterior and signage made it look like a romantic Italian restaurant, but inside was different. It was more like a nice family restaurant but wasn't special. The food was fine, but with so many other good Italian restaurants in the area, I don't see this being one of my first choices.

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Laguna Niguel, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Excellent food, wine and service, all for a very reasonable price! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

What a charming local treasure, tucked away in a shopping strip it might be easy to miss, so don't! Upon entering the decor is charming and welcoming as is the hostess. It has a very nice bar and excellent service. Now to the the food - it was to die for! Pizza was thin and authentic and looked delicious but... More 

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Dana Point, California
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Located in the shopping it is some place where we rarely go to eat, but this gem is a real locals surprise and an absolute delight. The sooner the decor inside is so typically old style Italian restaurant. The staff is in white shirts, ties and black aprons, typical what you might find in New York City. The service is... More 

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Dana Point, California
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247 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This little Italian restaurant in the neighborhood is a pretty safe bet.. It is always "good enough".. never great but also never disappoints ! Portions are huge so easy to share. Happy hour menu have some good deals.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
15:30 - 22:00
Monday
15:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
15:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
15:30 - 22:00
Thursday
15:30 - 22:00
Friday
15:30 - 22:00
Saturday
15:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33585 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629-1527
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-496-0992
Description
Casanova Italian Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge offers authentic North Italian cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. Many customers enjoy our specialties and specially selected wine list. The restaurant has a warm and friendly Italian ambiance with terracotta tiles and many beautiful images of Venice. It offers an indoor as well as an outdoor dinning experience. The delicious cuisine and wonderful music of many greats, including Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett creates an atmosphere for love and celebration at Casanova. We are located just a mile away from the Ritz Carlton and the St. Regis Hotels off the Dana Point Harbor. Please visit our web site for our most up-to-date menu and dining specialties!

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