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Casanova Restaurant

5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
831 625 0501
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Ranked #13 of 152 restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $75
Cuisines: French, Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Turlock, California
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We''ve eaten here for years. Good food, Great service. Not as generous with portions as they used to be. Charges for bread which I know is the trendy thing but still ... Probably will try somewhere new next time

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Kenwood, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Casanova is a beautiful, old, intimate restaurant with a series of cosy interconnecting rooms. We have eaten here before, but it has been awhile. Unfortunately, we were disappointed in almost everything at our dinner last weekend. The food is very overpriced and the portions are small: the heirloom tomato appetizer salad, for example, was several small slices of mushy and... More

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Menlo Park, California, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Our group dined here tonight to relive a happy time a year ago with a dear friend who is no longer with us. Alas, it was not to be. Our table was fine, we thought, until they seated a large (about 20) and boisterous party next to us. The fact that they had to shout to be heard the length... More

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Covington, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had an excellent meal here during our girls trip. The food was fantastic (the gnocchi was exceptional), the wine selections on point and the ambiance fabulous. We sat on the interior patio and had a wonderful time. This is a great spot for a dinner with friends or a romantic evening. Don't miss it when in Carmel!

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Reno, Nevada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What a disappointment. Our last night in town a we go this place. The fettuccine was $24 and you could fit it into a coffee mug (and not a big mug). The waiter was putting on airs and pronounced our wine as Shiante (Chianti???? FYI $35 for a half bottle) Save your money and go somewhere you can feel like... More

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Monterey, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great meal, great environment. This is a great date night spot, that is off the main drag of carmel. If you get a chance try this place out!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I love eating a Casanova. Great food and beautiful scenery. The service leaves something to be desired and for the price I expect a little more.

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Denver, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We found this little place a bit by chance, but we were very happy to have found it. We didn't have a reservation, but they had us seated in less than 10 minutes. The waitress was very information and made some excellent suggestions.The food was absolutely amazing, a very upscale presentation of Duvel beer and an eclectic crowd. Highly recommended.... More

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Elk Grove, California, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Casanova is tucked into a tiny property off 5th and Mission in downtown Carmel. Once inside, however, the restaurant surprises you with a number of dining options - a lovely shady dining room, outdoor dining bistro style out front where dogs are welcome, and a wonderful=vibrant patio. Service is unfailingly diligent and welcoming. The wine list is extensive; wine prices... More

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Paradise Valley, AZ
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of dining here last week and it was wonderful, both in terms of atmosphere and food. I had linguini with lobster, mussels and shrimp in a lemony butter sauce and my husband had fettuccini carbonara. Both were delicious and we could tell that the pasta was homemade. The atmosphere is romantic, dimly lit... More

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