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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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Closes in 28 min
11:00 - 22:30 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1188 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9448
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Casanova Italian Restaurant
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."
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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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1 - 10 of 496 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

At lunchtime, there are two types of service available - the restaurant with table service and a more extensive menu and a counter service area with a dozen or so sandwiches, drinks, etc. Sandwich was good and service quick.

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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I really love Cassanova in Makawao. The food is great and the ambiance is pretty good, too. It can be a bit loud but, depending on where you are seated, you get away from it a bit. I have never been there for the live...More

1  Thank Cris S
Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Dear Cris, Thank you for your kind words and for your patronage. Casanova's staff is very grateful for your appreciation.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this place for a quiet dinner. We had been to its deli lunch before. We sat on the raised dining area to the right rear which seemed a nicer atmosphere than the ground floor tables. Reservations accepted. We split the Caesar salad ($10)...More

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GiovanniC4434, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for our kind words. We hope to see you soon back at Casanova.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised to see some negative reviews for Casanova, but a Makawao local told us she loved the place so we went. I'm so glad we did! The Caesar salad was just right - the dressing was tasty but light. We ordered with anchovies,...More

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GiovanniC4434, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to eating here because of all of the good things we had heard and read but we were definitely left disappointed. Our filet mignon had good flavor but was tough. The service was extremely slow. We ordered pretty quickly as we...More

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GiovanniC4434, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your visit at Casanova. Your words will help us to take care of the issues you mentioned. Thanks for taking the time to let us know. We do not take our thirty years success for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stopped by before catching our flight. We ordered salads, which were absolutely delicious . We had good and friendly service.

Thank hunco
GiovanniC4434, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation. We hope to see you soon back in Maui.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want great homemade Ravioli do not hesitate to go here, it is outstanding. I have eaten here a half dozen times now and have never been disappointed. Try it, it's a favorite...

Thank Del D
GiovanniC4434, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your appreciation for Casanova's Ravioli. We are very proud of them. Handcrafted daily from our Italian cooks, they represent the standards of quality our mothers expect from us....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Italian food with a local vibe of Makawao. We just had pizza and beer at the bar this trip, but I have eaten here before and the food is good here. We had a colorful bartender and a few locals that shared stories with us...More

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GiovanniC4434, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

A pizza and a beer at the bar with locals sharing stories...that's what I call a great night out. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 9 October 2018

We never would have found this very good Italian Restaurant if our daughter who lives in Makawao told us about it. All different types of pizza and good basic Italian dishes. Plenty of choice for vegetarians.

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

We were going to have lunch at the Italian place , but only the bar was open. so we headed to their Deli and it was pretty good. Decent selection of sandwiches , not badly priced for Maui. The coffee and Chai tea was excellent....More

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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, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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