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Casanova Italian Restaurant

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Neighborhood: Jing'an Temple
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Casanova Italian Restaurant
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No.913 Julu Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai 200040, China
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No.913 Julu Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai 200040, China
021 54034528
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Description: Casanova Food Concept: At Casanova Italian Restaurant the customers will...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
High standard, very good service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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105 reviews 105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 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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89 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Shanghai
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155 reviews 155 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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England, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.913 Julu Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai 200040, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Jing'an Temple
  • Neighborhood: Jing'an Temple
  • Phone Number: 021 54034528

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 49
  • Cuisine: Italian

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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