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Casanova Ristorante

33585 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629
949-496-0992
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Ranked #1 of 113 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Casanova is a modest, family-owned restaurant in a small shopping plaza in Dana Point, California. We went there based on so many positive reviews (I think it's #2 on Trip Advisor for Dana Point) but ended up being quite surprised at all the raves. Yes, the service was good, the owner & staff were very friendly, and the atmosphere was... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We came to Dana Point on vacation and decided to eat at a place off the beaten path, and this place was spot on! The kids enjoyed it. The service was great! I would recommend this place to anyone who wants something authentic and away from the touristy places. Good Good!

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Dana Point, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Have eaten here many times. No point in making a reservation, just wait your turn. The food is great - served quickly, nicely and HOT! Can be loud on a Saturday night.

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Benicia, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had a large party - mixed adults and children. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Lots of delicious food!

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Mebane, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Read the reviews and it paid off. Everything was great, service was fast, food great. This place is everything the reviews say. Our server knew the foods on the menu and his recommendations were perfect. I would recommend this place to anyone. Keep up the great job.

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We live in Dana Point and frequent this restaurant. Never a bad meal, and we always walk away saying we need to go even more. It is a local favorite! We take our out of town guests and they always say how good it was. Atmosphere when you step in the restaraunt is a great feel. Don't let the fact... More

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Dana Point, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Neighborhood location in a strip center-parking a a little dicey but once inside you're in Italy! Happy hour is amazingly priced - delicious martinis good wines.

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We've been here many times and consistency is the name of the game. Great happy hour entrees and reasonable prices on beverages as well. My favorite is the Caprese, but ask for it wrapped in prosciutto.

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Orange County, CA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've driven by this place a few hundred times and never paid it any attention. Looking for a new place to try, I went with the high reviews on TA and was not disappointed. The place has a warm and friendly feel to it and the staff was excellent. It is much more upscale inside than what the outside appearance... More

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Lincoln, NE
Top Contributor
325 reviews 325 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

The seafood linguini entree is fantastically loaded with shrimp, mussels, calamari, and the fish of the day in a light tomato sauce. The portion was large but not excessive. At $22 the price seemed quite fair as well. The only reason I can't give them 5 stars is because the house salad was not up to the same standards as... More

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