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Casanova Italian Restaurant

Former French Concession
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No.913 Julu Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai 200040, China
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+86 21 5403 4528
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had an excellent and tastefull afternoon tea. Per person many choices; savory bites and delicious sweets

Thank Els S
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

The best Italian restaurant I have ever been to the food service is faultless alway visit when in Shanghai on business would recommend only a short walk from the Hilton

Thank kellett14
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

It is such a beautiful place on Julu Lu . Interior could easily be in a trendy Italian modern trattoria in Greenwich Village or NoLita in New York City. The menu shows an educated Italian thoughtful combination of refined traditional but still "beyond mainstream 101 Italian" Northern Italian cuisine . With this combination we where full of hope . But... More 

Thank chewy45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

Staff were very kind and the manager is italian. Each detail was perfect, from the ingredients to the presentation of the plates. Nice venue and relaxing atmosphere. Each bite was tasteful.

Thank IT2World
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

As a reasonably regular visitor to Shanghai I have been to several high quality Italian restaurants in the city. For me, this one stood out for the very high standard of service. Everyone was very attentive, from the Philippino waitresses to the considerate Genovese manager. The food was very good and there was a wide variety of Italian wines including... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

My friend and I are in Shanghai for a quick two days staying at the Hilton very close to Casanova. As we've been in China for over a week, we asked the concierge for a good non-Chinese restaurant. This one delivered on both points! The manager, Dominico, and the staff were extremely attentive to us. We were served a glass... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We stopped here because one of the folks in our party did not prefer to have any more Chinese food. We were not disappointed at all. They have a good menu with a variety of optons and the food was true Italian. All of us enjoyed our meals. I had pizza and it was outstanding....think crust and left you wanting... More 

Thank anonymoussfh
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

My husband and I have lived in Shanghai the past 7 years, and this is my favorite place. We are regulars every Saturday for the set lunch special. The new chef creates a different menu every week, so we never are bored. The staff is top notch and we are always treated like royalty. Vast selection of wines and reasonably... More 

Thank Kay S
Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Despite its reputation, this restaurant was recommended by our concierge. It was a serious disappointment. They tried to upsell us on the wine, the service was poor and one of the entrees in our party of four never arrived -- ever! The food was OK, but nothing spectacular. And, the restaurant was over-priced. Stay away until they get their act... More 

Thank doctortv
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

perfect location in the heart of the former french concession nice ambiance very good service: the young lady is not only smiling but she knows how to serve quality of food is at same level of a good restaurant in Italy we tried very different things and all of them were very good the pasta was perfect, not very obvious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 44
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.913 Julu Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai 200040, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5403 4528
Casanova Food Concept: At Casanova Italian Restaurant the customers will have a journey of Italian traditional flavours with a touch of creativity. Chef Fabio and Andrea always focus to find the most high quality ingredients from Italy or other countries to ensure the best result and taste.Casanova Pizza: thin and crispy, is an example to express our concept: Italian flour, Italian Organic extra virgin Olive Oil, Italian Mozzarella, Italian Peeled Tomatoes and all of this cooked in Italian Brick Oven. That`s the reason of the many awards we had with our Pizza. One of the most recognized pizza from the customers of Casanova, Velvet Lounge and now from Pata Negra Lounge. We suggest trying our pizza with San Daniele Ham 18 Months aged with the freshness of arugula. You will follow in love! Pasta: is a very important topic for Casanova. First because is a flag of Italy and second because Chef Fabio come from a region Emillia Romagna where handmade pasta is a must. Famous Movie Director Federico Fellini (from the same area of Chef Fabio) said “life is a combination of magic and….pasta! Beside our fresh pasta as Ravioli, Tortelloni, Tagliatelle, Pappardelle and many more, we have also dry Pasta. We use Garofalo from Napoli’s area (Gragnano) one of the highest brand in China. The Spaghetti Puttanesca, classic and traditional Italian pasta, in Casanova we served over Fresh Tuna Tartar and the combination is an explosion of flavours, memories and appetite.Fish & Meat: In Casanova is the result of Japanese quality suppliers and Mediterranean taste. Daily fresh delivered as Red Tuna, Argentina Prawns, Boston Lobster, Sea bass and Sea bream, Snapper and many more. All our meat is imported from Australia included our 1KG T-Bone, Tuscany style.DESSERT: To finish a good dinner must to have a great dessert. Casanova Dessert is daily homemade from our Pastry Chef Lisa who working since Casanova open its doors. She use all finest ingredients as: The richness of Valrhona chocolate, The best Mascarpone cheese for our Tiramisu` made with organic and pasteurized eggs, homemade ice cream and more. Sunday is a brunch day in Casanova. A perfect brunch menu is done for delight our customers in a relaxing setting with the option of Prosecco Bubbles!!!Wine List: Casanova has an extensive wine list including: Italian regional wines, new and old world wines, champagnes and grappas.Private Events: The restaurant has several options well suited to higher level corporate entertaining in addition to larger spaces well suited to smaller scale events or private parties that can be booked individually or in combination.

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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