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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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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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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Three of us ate at the Deli after a relaxing spa day at the wonderful Ho'omana Spa. We decided to stop at the Casanova Deli because we had heard so many wonderful things about it. The food was decent but the attitude of the two...More

1  Thank youwannaknow
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This gem is a must stop after a day trip to Haleakowa Park. Tasty Italian food. Unique pairings. Chocolate truffle torte for dessert was melt in the mouth. Relaxing atmosphere

Thank seaturtle23
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We were excited to celebrate my husband's birthday by eating out. He wanted to celebrate so he ordered their $36 ribeye steak. It looked good on the plate, however it was very tough and difficult to chew. I tried a bite and could not swallow...More

1  Thank peachwhit33
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We ate here two years ago, and made a special point of coming back- it didn’t disappoint! The handmade pasta was cooked to perfection, all the ingredients were fresh, and the flavors impeccable. This spot is a must!

Thank michelleg232
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Food is great and it’s a cool local spot. However it’s really disappointing to see a local island restaurant still using so much single use plastics. Plastic wrap on everything, plastic forks and knives, and straws. Please think of the ocean and island home you...More

Thank Steven P
Giovanni C, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

I dare to disagree. We are very sensitive to the health of our Ocean and land. We use biodegradable straws wherever possible and subject to market availability. Our 'plastic' utensils in the Deli are all biodegradable as the to go containers. We wrap our sandwiches...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018

, various artistic features and colourful plants that create a rather retro atmosphere. I went with a group for lunch and the buffet was satisfactory and well organized. Italian pasta and pies were dominant. I haven't tried pizza. There are different sections and corners that...More

Thank Mina P
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Cowboy town!! Didn’t get a chance to explore as we were on a bus tour but will b back!! The restaurant was yummy. Homemade pasta. I had the lasagna, omg, so good!! Gets busy so I would recommend making a reservation. One comment, your tip...More

Thank Wings298
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This place has it all, good food ,plenty selections of different drinks. Has a dance floor and great entertainment with lice bands on selected nights. Great meeting place. IS also open for lunch.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We stopped by for lunch after smelling roasted garlic from the street! I've been on the road for nearly 2 weeks visiting Vancouver, Napa, and finishing off in Maui ... this was perhaps the best overall meal of the trip (and that includes dinner at...More

Thank Traveller_Dave_100
BistroCasanova, Owner at Casanova Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for sharing your appreciation. My staff will be happy to know that their talents have been recognized.

Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here (on the deli side, not the restaurant) as part of a food tour with Local Tastes of Maui. We only had samples as part of the tour, but left with a great impression. This building has an interesting history as one of...More

Thank Allen L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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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