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“Great and not so good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casanova Restaurant

Casanova Restaurant
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Ranked #13 of 155 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$75
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Calgary, Canada
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great and not so good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

We had a charming table outdoors and got in without a reservation so we felt really lucky because it's clearly a happening place!

They bring bread sticks with a tomato tapenade that was really tasty and much appreciated because we were starving after a long day of driving. I had the seafood linguini and it was the best I've ever had. My husband had the beef cannelloni and he thought it was okay and a pretty small portion in comparison to the linguini which was huge. We shared the creme brûlée for dessert and it was one of the best I've ever had and I always choose creme brûlée when it's vanilla bean flavoured. There are lots of dogs in restaurants in Carmel (particularity on the patio) and they are generally well behaved but we had a little chihuahua next door who kept creeping over so it was a little distracting while having a really nice dinner. In summary, I loved it but my husband didn't. I will have to convince him to go back and have the seafood linguini to change his mind!

Visited June 2014
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Poor service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

This delightful restaurant is really welcoming! Small, but just big enough. I had the risotto, moist & delicious. My husband had veal shanks the we're super tender! There was no cheesecake on the menu, but we asked the waiter if they had any, no, but their sister restaurant on the top floor had one. OK! Sent it down, wonderful. The only complaint I have was that the service was slow.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Molto Romantico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is the most cozy and romantic restaurant in Carmel. The Belgium owners know how to operate this restaurant with the French and Italian cuisine. It is a bit pricy, but the quality of food and service is worth it. The wine list is extraordinaire. Casanova is two blocks from Ocean Ave. close to the post office.
I love this place.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Food & service excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed in Carmel for one night & this restaurant was recommended to us. It didn't disappoint the food was wonderful, service was great & atmosphere was lovely.

We really enjoyed our experience here & would definitely recommend a visit.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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NYC
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452 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Wedding Brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

A beautiful restaurant off the main street in Carmel consisting of many small rooms beautifully decorated in natural wood. The food was pre ordered . Everything was delicious and the brunch was handled quickly and efficiently. The restaurant was full when we left so it seems to be a popular spot for brunch.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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