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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
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Family reu

The food , service and atmosphere are wonderful . We had the clam linguine. What a wonderful night out! Great food and services

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
ylelsa
via mobile
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California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We get takeout from here and the pizza is awesome we love it. Now I've had the linguine with clams twice the first time bland bland bland and too much liquid for takeout but I could drain it. Second time I ordered it it was good, not fantastic but good not too sure if they ran out of salt the... More 

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Thank KittyKatie
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food , service and atmosphere are wonderful . We had the clam linguine. What a wonderful night out! Great food and services

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Thank ylelsa
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412 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Been going there for 3 decades, but lately just for their happy hour. Nice bar, with great service, but other than an amazing eggplant Parmesan other items are inconsistent. The dinner menu is extensive, but over priced.

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Thank yogiacomo
Dana Point, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Well, the restaurant, that is. We live locally in Dana Point and frequent Casanova a couple of times a month. You can even call in your order and pick it up. Never had a bad experience, the wait staff has been there for years and are very good. The cuisine is northern Italian and delicious! One reviewer on another review... More 

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Thank ToniCerillo
San Diego, California
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Just moved to San Juan and found this restaurant next to Albertson's store in a strip mall. Who would think "great dining" in a small mall. Terrific food, great service. The bartender -Omar -is fabulous and can make any drink to perfection. The locals hang out in the bar area and it is always packed. The friendly servers all greet... More 

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Dana Point, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We live in Dana point. This is a local restaurant around the corner. We are always happy to go back! Thedefinitely have something there they have been in business a long time

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Thank lynneY8869MD
Palm Desert, California
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We live in a resort city that being a local is really fun. This restaurant had that feel. It was a real find. The food was really good. Lots of it. The wait staff really does a great job. Nice atmosphere with a old time Italian feel. This was a very pleasant surprise We will be back

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Thank Robert H
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A bit dark, although not complaining. The ambiance was nice. The food was delicious and fresh in large portions. Service was exceptional. My husband and I enjoyed everything about it.

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Thank AZNEWLYWED
Laguna Woods, California
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This restaurant is a gem. Don't be turned off by its strip mall location. The food and the ambience is top shelf. I go there often because I am always satisfried. My favorite dish is Mama Rosa's Rigatoni. The sausage meat sauce and mushrooms combine to top a wonderful pasta dish. This place is not to be missed!

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Thank Vince F
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

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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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: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine

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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