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“Great food, locally owned” 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 #5 of 114 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Lynchburg, VA
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great food, locally owned”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We very much enjoyed our meal at Casanova restaurant. The food was outstanding, as good as any you would get at some upscale Italian in NYC without the attitude and price. We shared a nice Greek salad which we were glad to do knowing the portions were large. My husband had spaghetti Bolognese and I had Veal Marsala. Both were so tasty and the veal was tender with plenty of mushrooms and sauce. We took some home so we could try a dessert. Good move as the chocolate cake, made in Irvine, was AMAZING!!! It was warmed with ice cream and whipped cream on the side. Seriously the best I have ever had!!!! The service was very good but the waiters were seriously busy since the place was packed. There is a good reason for that!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 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
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Always delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I can always count on Casanova for delicious food and drinks and friendly service. They also have a great happy hour!

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Los Angeles
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The restaurant although located in a strip mall had a nice ambiance. Our reservation was honored on time, service was good, food was excellent and this was a good value for the money ! I would go back.

Visited September 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This is one of the best If not the best restaurants I have been to! The atmosphere is so versatile it's not only a good intimate place for dates and important dinners but also a great famiy dining place! The staff and owner are always genuinely caring, & the service is always quick and Polite. The food of course is amazing it tastes like home made Italian food right from mamas kitchen!! This place is amazing what can I say!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nick is so old-school that he might wack you.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

the best Italian I've ever has outside of Italy and the drinks, service, atmosphere is worthy of 6 stars. Ask Nick to pick out a bottle of wine to go with your meal, he won't let you down. Also, looks can be deceiving, this place is in a strip mall but you walk through those doors into an old-school meets modern-day mafia movie.

Visited August 2012
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