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Casanova Italian Restaurant

No.913 Julu Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai 200040, China (Jing'an Temple)
021 54034528
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Ranked #198 of 12,433 Restaurants in Shanghai
Price range: $19 - $49
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Jing'an Temple
Description: 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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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north carolina
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220 reviews 220 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 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

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Richmond, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 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

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 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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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The TOP choice of Italian dining in Shanghai. Hands down. Had a fabulous lunch experience with my family (for 900RMB + with no alcohol) (Possible Discomfort) I cannot think of much except: a) Expensive soft drink (Sprite 30RMB/can) b) Espresso was top class in Shanghai but more "crema" on top would not hurt. (Comforts) 1) Friendly and accomodating service (the... More

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Monza, Italy
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Always high standard service and food. Friendly and really professional in listing to the customer. If you get too often you might get bored for the menu. Truly suggested "cotoletta alla Milanese", I ' m from Milano and it rate it n.1! Free wifi but very slow Quite expensive, even without ordering wine

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Singapore, Singapore
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64 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

A group of 10 of us went to this restaurant on the recommendation of the hotel. There is a lot to be positive about here. The restaurant is housed in one of the rare old buildings in Shanghai and so inside has a really warm, old world feel. It is a formal setting and so very suitable for business, friends... More

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Shanghai, China
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174 reviews 174 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

First time at Casanova last friday night. Very good italian food and professional service ( not always the case in western restaurant in Shanghai). The food is very good, wine list extensive. We went with our children though this place is more fine dining suitable for business and adults. Slightly stiff if you go there with children. There is bar... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

After trying multiple restaurants in the neighborhood, we decided to go to the local Italian restaurant. It was a bit hidden but the experience overall after going there was amazing. The food was delicious, service staff was very good and the ambiance was perfect. Coudnt ask for more. I usually judge an italian restaurant by the type of bread they... More

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Shanghai, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We where there at the lunch time on Saturday. It was quite quiet at that time. You could choose 2-course set (88 RMB) or 3-course set (98 RMB) from lunch menu containing plenty of choices. Bread tasted like freshly baked. All the ingredients were fresh. Food was simple and tasty. Dessert Pannacotta with melba was super good. Service was quick... More

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