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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, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Gregory T
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Happy hour menu has some great small plates at marvelous prices. Eggplant Parmesan, Caprese, the goat cheese Italian salad just for starters. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We have lived in Dana Point for 38 years and tonight was the first time we tried this place. Omg! Amazing in every area! Great food, great atmosphere, service was 100% perfect!! I had the veal and it was delicious! Husband had seafood pasta. He loved it!! Minestrone soup was the best ever!! Nothing negative about this little gem!! Can't... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food is fantastic and the service is excellent. I recommend the eggplant parmigiana and the sea bass. Both are delicious!!!

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Wilmslow
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Fully agree with the other reviews, despite the location they serve very good Italian food, very good wine selection and also the staff were welcoming and friendly. We went there based on the reviews and were sufficiently impressed to go back there again the following night!

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Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The outside isn't impressive but the welcoming staff changed that when we walked inside. We went there based on the reviews after a business meeting. It was the middle of the dinner hour and they let us sit in a booth in the front. Very comfortable and easy to talk. We had the calamari as an appetizer, the simple capellini... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went for a family dinner..Enjoyed the experience Lovely Wine. A bit loud but nice. Worth a revisit definitely

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Dana Point, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Casanova's doesn't look like much from the outside as it's located in a nondescript strip mall. However, when you walk in, it's cozy, comfortable and really clean. The staff's attention to detail service is exemplary. Most importantly the food is delicious. Everything I've had here is scrumptious and arrives piping hot! I love the chicken and eggplant parmigiana and the... 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: 949-496-0992

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?