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Casanova Restaurant

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5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
831 625 0501
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 427
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    Very good
  • 88
    Average
  • 56
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect Setting but on the Tourist Route

Dog friendly front tables with attentive hostess handing out blankets when the wind started to blow. Food was excellent, fresh and served promptly. We had to ask the server twice for fresh cracked pepper but we were served quickly and efficiently. Beet salad was beautifully presented with just the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Viajera59
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Monterey Peninsula, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We started out with the soup and arugula salad. The breadsticks with olive and sundries tomato tapenade was delicious! Next came the beef cannelloni - wow! And oso bucco- double wow! Finished with Americano coffee and nougatine- a chocolate dessert. Wine list was massive and way overpriced though. $34 for a glass of Chardonnay? Pass. We are in wine country????

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San Mateo, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Had dinner there with friends who live in Carmel. I remember eating here years ago and thought it was ok. It's still JUST ok. The wine price is the most extensive and OVER PRICED I've seen in some time. We had a lovely A. Raffinelli ($75) Zin, which is likely the cheapest on the menu but I know and love... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful Saturday night dinner with friends at Casanova while in Carmel over Memorial Day weekend. Seated right on time for our reservation and breadsticks with roasted tomato dip was brought to table immediately. Sommelier handled wine selection in a friendly, helpful manner. Table had a variety of dinner selections, with standouts including short ribs and pastas. Service... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We loved this restaurant. Great food, great wine, fun outdoor atmosphere, definitely European. A note about the wine list-- it's over 100 pages. Many bottles are over $500. There is a sommelier on staff who would love to help you choose. I found a reasonably priced bottle of very good wine, and when he asked if could get us some... More 

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California
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16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Just had a romantic lunch at Casanova. Were seated in the patio in a rather mild day and the température was perfect. The setting is really wonderful and you truly feel like you are in a cute little casa in the South of France. service was excellent, we were not rushed and took our time. Their french wine list is... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Dog friendly front tables with attentive hostess handing out blankets when the wind started to blow. Food was excellent, fresh and served promptly. We had to ask the server twice for fresh cracked pepper but we were served quickly and efficiently. Beet salad was beautifully presented with just the right ratio of goat cheese and multi-colored beets with greens. Fresh... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Casanova is the most romantic place, but also one of the best food and an incredible selection of wine, the Georis Team has set the standard in town and far beyond

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Carmel, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This atmospheric and charming restaurant provides us with absolutely delicious and memorable dining experiences. We eat and drink very leisurely, served by most thoughtful servers. We just love our anniversary meals at Casanova!

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Los Gatos, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We found this place through Carmel Food Tour for my bachelorette party and would absolutely recommend this restaurant! The restaurant is absolutely adorable and is very romantic. We had the gnocchi casanova- it was absolutely amazing!!! The gnocchi melted in your mouth. The portion was absolutely perfect. We had an great time.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had four different dishes, which were all excellent. The Nougatine pie is an exceptional desert and is worth the visit in itself. Service is very friendly. Wine is a bit expensive, but nice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831 625 0501

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 75
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?