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Casanova Italian Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Italian, Pizza, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene

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Focaccia with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
complimentary with purchase of a pasta or an entrée. it will be delivered upon request.
Melanzane Alla Parmigiana
layers of baked eggplant, mozzarella and parmesan cheese with our home-made tomato sauce and fresh basil.
Spinaci Saltati Al Burro E Parmigiano
fresh kula spinach, sautéed with garlic, pinenuts, butter and parmesan cheese.
Portobello E Polenta
a grilled portobello mushroom over polenta with gorgonzola sauce.
Fritto Di Carciofi
whole artichokes tempura style. horseradish dip.
Torre Di Bietole
layers of baked beets, sliced tomatoes, goat cheese and shaved fennel. balsamic accents.
Carpaccio Di Tonno*
fresh ahi, sliced thin, served raw with celery, onions, capers, arugula and parmesan shavings. lemon and extra virgin olive oil dressing.
Calamari Fritti
calamari deep fried and served with a caper and garlic mayo.
Vongole E Muscoli Cinqueterre*
clams and mussels, simmered in shellfish broth, white wine and garlic, served with crostini.
Gamberi E Fagioli Al Rosmarino
skewers of shrimp, broiled and served over italian cannellini beans with sweet kula onions and a fresh italian salsa.
organic kula greens, fresh tomato, cucumbers, red onions, kalamata olives, roasted peppers and feta cheese.
Caprese Classica
Fresh mozzarella, kamuela tomato with basil, oregano, capers and extra virgin olive oil.
heart of romaine, parmesan shavings, croutons and anchovies (if you like them).
Kaesar Salad
Organic kale, shredded Brussels sprouts, roasted pine nuts, shaved pecorino cheese. Caesar dressing
fresh organic spinach, tangerines, goat cheese, mushrooms, hard boiled egg, served with caramelized walnuts. Tangerine and chili dressing.
Organic greens, organic tomatoes and cucumbers. Extra Virgin Olive Oil balsamic vinaigrette.
Panzanella Rustica
Grilled garlic bread tossed with organic tomatoes, red onions, asparagus, cucumbers, Greek olives, roasted peppers and Italian cannellini beans over arugula. EVOO and balsamic.
gluten free pasta available on request. please add $2.
Linguine Pescatore*
shrimp, mussels, clams, scallops and calamari in a zesty tomato sauce with capers, garlic and greek olives on a bed of black home made linguine.
Fettuccine Portofino
Fresh pasta tossed with roasted pine nuts and Romano cheese in a basil and garlic pesto sauce.
Linguine Alle Vongole Veraci*
home made pasta with fresh clams in a white wine, garlic and shellfish broth sauce.
Spaghetti Carbonara*
a classic: egg, cream, bacon, sweet kula onions and green peas.
Rigatoni Beverly Hills
tube shaped pasta with strips of chicken breast and broccoli, in a sundried tomato blush vodka sauce.
With Morsels of Chicken Breast $18.0
Paglia E Fieno Ai Funghi
home-made linguine with wild italian porcini mushrooms in a creamy garlic sauce.
Linguine Primavera
home made pasta tossed with a medley of fresh vegetables sauteed in tomato sauce with dry ricotta cheese.
Spaghettini Alla Checca
angel hair tossed with spinach and pine nuts, garlic and fresh roma tomatoes.
Fusilli Positano
corkscrew pasta with fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, capers, greek olives, basil, garlic and extra virgin olive oil.
Gnocchi Strozzapreti
large ricotta and spinach dumplings, served with home made tomato sauce and a creamy gorgonzola sauce.
choice of preparation: brandy and green peppercorn sauce, grilled tomatoes and gorgonzola sauce, wild porcini mushrooms and dry marsala wine sauce, caramelized onions and balsamic reduction, crispy sage and truffle oil sauce.
Tonno Fresco*
a fillet of fresh ahi, seared and served with tomatoes, olives and capers over arugula or coated with creole spices, seared and topped with fresh mango.
Half a lobster tail, fresh island fish, shrimp, scallops, calamari, clams and mussels, simmered in a saffron broth with zucchini and potatoes.
Pollo Al Mattone
Free range chicken, marinated in citrus and grilled under a brick, Etruscan style. Served with a salad of fresh vegetables in a lemon dressing.
Anatra Al Mango
a roasted duck breast, served with a sweet 'n sour mango sauce.
Costolette D'agnello Scottadito*
lamb chops grilled and served with a roasted garlic and extra virgin olive oil emulsion. creamy fennel mustard sauce dip on the side.
Ossobuco Di Vitello*
casanova's signature dish: a veal shank slowly braised in a rich tomato sauce with red wine and fresh vegetables. lemon gremolata.
New York Steak
Rib Eye Steak
Fillet Mignon*
pizzas at casanova are wood fired in the authentic tradition of napoli, where pizza was born. we use keawe wood from haleakala ranch.
tomato sauce, mozzarella and fresh basil.
tomato sauce, baked eggplant, smoked mozzarella and fresh tomato slices.
tomato sauce, mozzarella and goat cheese, roasted peppers, thyme and garlic.
pesto sauce, shrimp, fresh tomato slices and mozzarella.
fresh spinach, mozzarella, tomato slices, garlic and parmesan shavings.
tomato slices, mozzarella, mushrooms and truffle oil.
tomato sauce, smoked mozzarella, morsels of chicken in bbq sauce and onions.
tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, oregano, capers and anchovies.
tomato sauce, mozzarella, pineapple and ham.
Quattro Formaggi
tomato slices, mozzarella, gorgonzola, smoked mozzarella, parmesan and garlic.
Sponsored by: Casanova Italian Restaurant

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Bellissimo
1. Bellissimo
" Great food and the service was friendly and efficient."
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2. Neighborhood gem
2. Neighborhood gem
" A fun place, especially for visitors and people who enjoy dancing."
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3. The Best Italian Restaurant
3. The Best Italian Restaurant
"Our neighbors insist that this is the best Italian restaurant on Maui."
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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.
US$20 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Pizza, Deli
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped for a light lunch at Castaway Cafe, while riding down from the Haleakala Volcano summit. We found the lunch menu perfect for us, & the food/service was first class.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Brian F
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

It may come as a surprise in a little upcountry town that you will find an excellent Italian restaurant. We have eaten here a few times and have had consistently good food and service. Their menu has a good variety of appetizers, pastas, pizza, and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MauiDonL
Reviewed 3 days ago

stopped here for lunch on a tour and were not disappointed. David seated us well and recommended great dishes and a great wine selection. This is a wonderful little out of the way treasure. If you get a chance, stop in and eat Italian.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I walked in and was not greeted and I waited for a long while and no one came to assist me. Was not sure if I needed to seat myself so I just stood waiting by the sign in area and after I made contact...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank William E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server Aaron was polite, attentive, well mannered, and personable! The food was amazing and super fast! The atmosphere is very relaxing and food is reasonable priced. Every single person working was smiling and happy:) keep up the great work!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jojothebartender
GiovanniC4434, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words. It is very reassuring to me tho read that" Every single person working was smiling and happy:) keep up the great work! ". Your appreciation is very welcome.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pizza was good, but the crust was not crisp like you should get from a wood-fired oven. The prices were very reasonable. I talked to another guest who said his ravioli was good, but had to be sent back because it was not hot....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ThePaulAdam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We waited in a long line to place our sandwich order. When it was our turn, there was a shift change and the register had to be closed out and reopened. This took a solid five minutes. My husband jokingly said, "are you ready for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Beth D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here many times. Makawao gem, locals favorite. Important part of the community. Chicken, pizza, pasta , salads all excellent. So glad they have consistently maintained a high level of Excellence. Food tastes great! Staff attentive. Good ingredients, nice coffees and pastry in the AM...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tattalat
GiovanniC4434, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation for Casanova. Your words are our best reward. And thank you for your continuous patronage.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Makawao after a Hana highway roadtrip. Casanova's menu appealed to us so we hung around until the 5pm opening time. We were seated at a nice table near the back window with a beautiful garden view. We split the portobello mushroom over...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank azzinfan
GiovanniC4434, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation for your experience at Casanova. Your words are our best reward.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stop every year at least once or twice for breakfast on our way somewhere while visiting Maui. To say the staff had a huge attitude towards us would be an understatement. The deli wasn’t busy with one local man in front of us and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KJD621
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