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“CRG” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casanova Ristorante

Casanova Ristorante
33585 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629
949-496-0992
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Ranked #1 of 111 Restaurants in Dana Point
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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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
1 review
“CRG”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012 via mobile

Its the best original Italian restaurant in southern California that I know of, nothing beats the different variety of suggestions on there menu for a great price.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed and you will also.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

I reviewed the comments made about this place and yes it is In a strip mall but it is great food and the service was top notch.

One tip... Portions are pretty big so if you're like a regular eater the portions will be too big. I could have split my dinner with my wife. The sad part was we were on vacation so we couldn't keep it otherwise the extras would be welcome.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Laguna Niguel, California
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143 reviews 143 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
“Great find in Dana Point”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

This restaurant is kind of a locals place, tucked in the corner of a shopping center a mile or so from the harbor. The food and ambiance here is superior to most offerings in the harbor. It's authentic Italian food with a very nice bar, live singing (think Frank Sinatra) and good service. I've lived in the area for years before discovering this gem. I'm glad I did, thanks to Trip Advisor!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Erick2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012 via mobile

best of the best in town,we love Casanova is the best restaurant in Dana Point.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The Italian Job in Dana Point”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

We had dinner tonight at Casanova in Dana Point.We were immediately seated in a plush quiet booth by Nic the maitre d. Our waiter was prompt bringing the outstanding wine list and our calamari appetizer.The calamari was crisp without a trace of grease and perfectly prepared.We ordered the Bolognese spahgetti and chicken piccata.Bith entrees were excellent as was the Super Tuscan wine we ordered.All in all a very good dinner.We'll be back soon.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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