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Casanova Ristorante

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33585 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629
19494960992
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3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Casanova Italian Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge offers authentic North...
Casanova Italian Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge offers authentic North Italian cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. Many customers enjoy our specialties and specially selected wine list. The restaurant has a warm and friendly Italian ambiance with terracotta tiles and many beautiful images of Venice. It offers an indoor as well as an outdoor dinning experience. The delicious cuisine and wonderful music of many greats, including Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett creates an atmosphere for love and celebration at Casanova. We are located just a mile away from the Ritz Carlton and the St. Regis Hotels off the Dana Point Harbor. Please visit our web site for our most up-to-date menu and dining specialties!
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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
Really Good Italian Food

The atmosphere surprised me for a strip mall. Food was really good. Enjoyed it tremendously. I had the tortellini with ham, peas and mushrooms in Alfredo sauce. It had good flavor. Waiter was attentive. Would definitely return again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The atmosphere surprised me for a strip mall. Food was really good. Enjoyed it tremendously. I had the tortellini with ham, peas and mushrooms in Alfredo sauce. It had good flavor. Waiter was attentive. Would definitely return again.

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Orange County, California
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

First of all I ordered to-go.This Italian restaurant is always packed so I decided to try it.Ordered the lasagna, spaghetti w/meat sauce & salad.Everything was delicis.I will definitely go back & try some other dishes.They have a full bar, TV's by the bar & lots of extra seating.It would be a good place to watch sports ect... great atmosphere.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is like the place you ate at in the old days. Dine in at large booth in the full bar with live music , in the dinning room as a family, in the patio or simply take it home. Have done it all ways and have never been disappointed. You expect to see Frank Sinatra walking in any minute... More 

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Los Angeles
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Found this restaurant on yelp while staying at a nearby hotel. Gentleman that picked up the phone for last minute reservations was friendly. Table was ready for us when we arrived. Ordered a fantastic fried calamari for an appetizer - perfectly fried and tasted light. Tried chicken piccata, seafood linguine and mushroom ravioli. All tasty! Restaurant was generous with seafood... More 

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Capistrano Beach, California
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

One of the best Italian restaurants we have eaten at around the world. The shrimp appetizer is fabulous and you need to make sure you can order it on the happy hour menu ($10), almost a full meal in of itself. The fried calamari is great also. My wife likes their specialty salad, the pizza, the asparagus dish, all of... More 

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Dana Point, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Casanova has an excellent menu, and you won't walk away disappointed. Always a good choice for a date, and a good bar with a great wine selection. Try a bottle of the Centanni Monte Floris (Montepulciano from Le Marche, Italy) ;)

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

For starters I am one of the original customers from when Nik first opened in a much smaller space without a bar. I've been around through the expansion to a full service restaurant and through the years that Nik owned it the quality always remained. I continued to patronize the restaurant when the new owners took over and for a... More 

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casanovaristorante, Manager at Casanova Ristorante, responded to this review

I read your review and please allow me to answer some points. I do appreciate you taking the time to write in such detail. We have had the same bartenders make the best martinis as all our customers tell us repeatedly when they visit our bar. And yes, we do use in our bar real Maker’s Mark – anyone can... More 

Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Stopped by Casanova's last night for happy hour and was delighted with the quality of the food. Reminded me so much of my culinary experiences in southern Italy. Loved the calamari, fungi, and eggplant Parmesana. We found Casanova's staff warm, friendly, and knowledgeable.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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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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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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: 19494960992

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Casanova Italian Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge offers authentic North Italian cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. Many customers enjoy our specialties and specially selected wine list. The restaurant has a warm and friendly Italian ambiance with terracotta tiles and many beautiful images of Venice. It offers an indoor as well as an outdoor dinning experience. The delicious cuisine and wonderful music of many greats, including Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett creates an atmosphere for love and celebration at Casanova. We are located just a mile away from the Ritz Carlton and the St. Regis Hotels off the Dana Point Harbor. Please visit our web site for our most up-to-date menu and dining specialties!
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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