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All 151 Carmel Restaurants

Casanova Restaurant

5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
831 625 0501
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Ranked #20 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $75
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I write this review with a slightly tainted view. 30 years ago I worked for this family at their sister restaurant, La Boheme. After two years in Carmel, I returned to my family back in Pa and opened the first of my 3 restaurants, called appropriately, Cafe Carmel. Again, that was 30 years ago. Recently I had the pleasure of... More 

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Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Located a few blocks from the shopping and dining mayhem of Carmel, this is the place to eat when in this city. Linda and I discovered this restaurant more than 20 years ago on our first visit to Carmel. Looking for lunch, we asked a local store owner for a good place to eat and here is where she sent... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Casanova promises a romantic experience... it delivered that plus AMAZING food and service. My boyfriend and I went for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. The host (perhaps the owner?) allowed us to select an indoor secluded table or the outdoor patio under a heater. We chose the patio. It was decorated with cute Italian pottery and Christmas lights. We started... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It came with high recommendation but it is overrated. It is pricey which I don't mind especially when on vacation. I ordered salmon and why in the world they will serve a non fresh cut just to ruin a meal. This time I have to suck it up because I was on a special family bonding trip in a long... More 

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Aptos, Ca
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My wife and I ate there about 3-4 years ago and had a wonderful dining experience (food, service and ambiance). Last Sunday we met another couple for dinner and 2 out of three (service and ambiance) were still spot on but the food was a mixed bag. My wife had the soup and I selected the gnocchi as an appetizer,... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It is a nice place.. It is like been in a country place in Europe You will discovered something new every time you go The best latte i have had

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Charlotte
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A friend recommended this spot, so six of us, visiting the area, tried it. Food was very good, and service was good as well. We would definitely return, when in the area.

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Soquel, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We love taking our dog to Casanova - the staff are always welcoming & warm. The food consistently exceeds our expectations. For our anniversary, they wrote "happy anniversary" across the desert plate! Great spot for pampering service & excellent cuisine.

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South Florida, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

We are from NYC so have higher expectations than most but the food here was subpar and quite expensive for what it is. The staff were friendly and attentive but the food was really not good. I can't recommended another Italian restaurant at this time in Carmel but we did go to the happy hour at Il Fiornio and got... More 

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Bakersfield
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had a great meal. Our waiter was very knowledgable. We had salmon and aussobucco. Excellent. Desert was awesome. Definitely a hit.

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Additional Information about Casanova Restaurant

Address: 5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: 831 625 0501
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 75
Cuisine: French, Italian, Mediterranean

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