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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 #15 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
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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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

it is what it looks like at the first sight: overcrowded, overpriced and overrated place to be at if you need to report back home:"been there, done that" People are bused down from golf resorts - so the crowd is upscale, food is OK - nothing more, service is OK for such crowded place (how can be any better with... More

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Kenwood, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were charmed by the location and decor of this restaurant and had a lovely table outside. From there it went downhill. We both chose the seafood/lobster pasta and it was good, but over priced at $33 and had a maximum of 2 bites of lobster on each plate. The wine list is extensive, ridiculously extensive, and there was nothing... More

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Carmel, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Casanovas is a fixture in Carmel. It can get very busy, but they still work hard to deliver great service and exceptional food in a non-stuffy atmosphere. Great for large groups or a party of two. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A really beautiful, quirky restaurant with a brilliant atmosphere and great service. We weren't overly hungry so we shared a starter, main course and dessert. The gnocchi and pasta were nice enough and the lemon souffle was delicious. I would definitely go back and pick out something completely different next time. If you like wine, expensive wine, this is also... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We returned to Casanova based on previous outstanding meals during our last visit to the area. We were a little disappointed with the menu this time. The selection was very limited. I normally order fish and there was almost no choice. The kitchen also seemed disapproving of splitting dishes since we split a Caprese salad and were only served a... More

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was recommended and certainly lived up to the recommendation. It's charming, the food was fresh and delicious and the service was attentive without being intrusive. It's not inexpensive but is well worth it.

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Indianapolis
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We celebrated our 30th Anniversary at Casanova's. It was delicious & delightful! The restaurant is small (I think all restaurants in Carmel are) and the tables are close to one another, but the service was wonderful. We were very well cared for and made to feel special on our special day. For us, this was an expensive meal...something we would... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Loved the variety of choices at this tiny little restaurant. Everything we chose was delicious, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Casanova was the first great dining experience we had in Carmel many years ago. We chose it based on curb appeal only, knowing nothing else. The food, wine list and service delighted us and it quickly became our favorite. We returned the next night and have rarely been to Carmel without two dinners there. But, I have to agree with... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Casanova is always mentioned as a must visit restaurant when a trip to Carmel is being discussed. It had been many years since my last visit, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Hostess was very nice and accommodating as I made a late lunch reservation about 30 mins before we arrived. The interior is great, the food is good... More

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