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Casanova Italian Restaurant

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1188 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9448 (Baldwin Avenue)
+1 808-572-0220
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 22:30
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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178 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the days of eating chain Italian food, it was great having "real" Italian food. There were four of us and we all enjoyed our meals

Thank Dee G
Cannon Beach, Oregon
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294 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

With two youngsters in tow, visits to restaurants can be stressful. Not here! The server took them to the pizza oven to create their own pizza with the chef. She also responded to their not-on-the-menu requests with "no problem", and delivered exactly what they asked for. Oh yes, adults were there too! The food was spectacular, perfect in every way,... More 

Thank yvrbrit2
Management response:

Thank you very much for sharing your appreciation for your visit at Casanova. My staff will be very proud reading your comments and they deserve to be. One only correction: Casanova is in Makawao, six miles up the hill from Paia. As you noticed, well worth the drive.... More 

Marlborough, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The eggplant parmesan was 75% cheese. I could not taste the eggplant at all. I hope the other menu items are better, but we did not return

Thank SlothRescue
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Looking to get away from the crowds on the west side we headed up country to Makawao. After walking the town shops and having a great time talking with some locals we were ready for some much needed food. A group of folks mentioned Casanova. The atmosphere was wonderful, the food was excellent, and the staff were superb. Without a... More 

Thank Sequoia J
Management response:

Thank you for sharing your appreciation for your visit to Makawao and for your experience at Casanova. My staff will be delighted to hear that their talent has been recognized. Giovanni Steven Cappelli More 

las vegas
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378 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Very rainy late morning in the upcountry. The Casanova Deli was excellent for lunch sandwiches. Good food with relatively rapid service for the number of patrons. You will not go wrong with a quick lunch at the Deli adjacent to the restaurant.

Thank gapcmp
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Stopped by Casanovas after Ziplining at NorthShore Ziplining. Food was great and Liz our waitress was very attentive. The bread from the pizza oven was amazing as was everything we ate. Definitely try the tiramisu for dessert.

Thank Hogan1909
Hammondsport, New York
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I'll be honest. Going to an Italian restaurant on Maui feels wrong. But we were there, it was open, we were hungry. My companions ordered pastas that they enjoyed very much. I ordered the catch of the day which was a mahimahi in what was essentially a teriyaki sauce. Not Italian, but perfectly prepared and delicious. The service wasn't as... More 

Thank Julie H
Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We took a tour to the top of Haleakala Crater from the Grand Princess Hawaii Cruise. The tour stopped at this old, quaint, and charming Italian Restaurant. The chef greeted our coach and personally directed our driver into a corner of the small parking lot--he looked like he still was in Italy with his hat, apron and kelly green chef... More 

Thank jandsminerals
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped at this quaint little restaurant while on a tour. Normally one would probably give this a miss because it looks quite run down and grubby. The food is very good (little bit salty) and we would definitely recommend the pasta. Even though our bill was not correct, the staff were quick to fix it and were very pleasant.... More 

Thank swisscan
Annapolis, Maryland
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172 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The restaurant where we had planned to have lunch was closed and this was nearby so we just stopped in on a rainy chilly day. Oh my, what a meal we had! First came the focacia which was fresh, hot and delicious. The Vongole: clams both minced and in the shell served in an awesome white wine sauce over fresh... More 

Thank Martin M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
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
Often rated Best Italian restaurant in the State of Hawaii, 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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