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Casanova Ristorante

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33585 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629
949-496-0992
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3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Meal

This was a very enjoyable evening. The Pasta was amazing. The owner and wait staff were wonderful. We arrived near closing but the owner had no issues with us coming in having a glass of wine and a terrific meal. This restaurant is not on the boardwalk but across the street in a strip mall. But... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
patricia234-12
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The food at this restaurant is very average and the ambiance is terrible. Lighting is good enough for a sporting event and the decor is blah.

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Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was a very enjoyable evening. The Pasta was amazing. The owner and wait staff were wonderful. We arrived near closing but the owner had no issues with us coming in having a glass of wine and a terrific meal. This restaurant is not on the boardwalk but across the street in a strip mall. But for the food it... More 

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Dana Point, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Despite its location next to Albertson's in a strip shopping center, Casanova's is undoubtedly the finest Northern Italian Restaurant for miles - great pastas, fish, veal, etc. Nothing compares. Sit down service is attentive; take-out is always prompt and hot. Serves dinner only.

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Orange County, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I was expecting a lot more after reading other people's reviews. I went for a business dinner and will not be going back. Here are the facts as I see them. The ambiance is decidedly average, the booth seating is a uncomfortable and, due to its proximity to the bar, is not conducive to conversation because of the noise. The... More 

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Dana Point, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been here for dinner several times and have never been disappointed. I love the big long bar that is great for a pre-dinner cocktail. I've enjoyed several pasta dishes and they were all tasty. Great service and great food.

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Dana Point, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

While the decor needs updating, the food, drinks and service is consistent and good. It is a favorite for locals. This is the kind of restaurant you go to when you want comfort food and service. Try the rigatoni mama rosa, the sausage is delicious. The bruschetta appetizer is huge, wonderful and I have. Hard time park passing it up.... More 

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Longview, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Was looking for a local gem. Found it! Nothing special on the outside, in fact if not for the reviews I would not have taken my family there. It was the perfect place to take my son, daughter in law and grandkids. Food was authentic and tasty and the cheese pizza was excellent for the kids! Staff was nice, knowledgable... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I don't write reviews as a general rule, but I will make an exception for Casanova restaurant. This is not "fancy shmantzy" food, where your food is built into a pyramid, etc., this is well prepared, good quality food that I really appreciate. I had salmon the first night, very well prepared, and even the side dish of carrots was... More 

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Holbrook, New York
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127 reviews 127 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We Stay At A Nearby Community in Dana Point, we Are Lucky To Have This Eatery right Across The Street From Us, in A Strip Mall, Next to Albertsons, we Have Visited this Very Nice Restaurant on Several Occasions, The Staff is Always Very Attentive and Willing To Please You, inside Seating is Nice, there is a Few Tables to... More 

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Irvine, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have been a customer of Casanovas for many years ! Great bar to enjoy a glass of wine and an appetizer . Best calamari in Dana Point , every single time I have had it . Eggplant parm on appetizer menu is great to share too !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33585 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 949-496-0992

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:30 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?