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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

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Great restaurant despite its location.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Taylor R
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Dana Point, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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7 reviews 7 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
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
165 reviews 165 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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

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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?