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Casanova Restaurant

5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-0501
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“gnocchi” (155 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and my wife were there this week, but I do not recommend this place. The food was normal only, and the prices were too high (almost $200,00 the dinner, including two glasses of wine). Besides, we got bullied by the owner himself (yes, believe...More

Thank hartmannstefan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Adorable setting - very romantic - impressive wine list - fresh seafood and pasta - knowledgeable sommelier and friendly servers - must do

Thank Madamechampagne2
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our 3rd visit to Casanova Restaurant. The food is still excellent and the service is friendly and efficient. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is unique in every way. Make sure to make reservations and get ready for a real treat. Every dish is explosive, from the pastas to chicken tandoori salad. It's a cute cozy place. House converted to a restaurant. Patio is my favorite area...More

Thank LIz A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful restaurant, very romantic, phenomenal wine list. Food was excellent. We had house made gnocchi that was different than traditional potato gnocchi. The béchamel sauce was great.

Thank Connie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I accidentally found this restaurant as I was walking my dog. It is charming, clean and unique. I ate here on 3 June for dinner and 4 June for lunch. I had the Cannelloni for dinner and the pasta with seafood for lunch. I sat...More

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came here for our anniversary dinner. The food was delicious although I did burn my mouth a little because the anticipation was killing me! We had the famous gnocchi as an appetizer, beef cannelloni, seafood fettuccini, and chocolate cake for dessert....More

Thank kreyno5
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Casanova for decades, not often, but every once in a while. This time just this week was very disappointing. The new not-yet-on-the-menu seafood special, local sea bass, was overcooked and dry. That's criminal with such a beautiful fish at their beautiful...More

Thank Lucy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casanova has been voted one of Carmel's most romantic restaurants year after year and its not hard to see why. The setting is like a step into another time and place. The food will make your mouth water. Julia Child was a regular for petes...More

Thank Cindy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming here for years but things have definitely changed. Indifferent service and mediocre, expensive food will not have me coming back.

Thank evan f
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Ye C
How much do you charge for corkage fee? Thanks.
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Wannabinhawaii | Reviewed this property |
Last time we were there they charged a $30 corkage fee....but if you bring a bottle of their wine...Georis...no charge! Not sure if this is still the deal...definitely call. Love all of the Georis restaurants and wines...if... More
Anita M
Are you open on Thanksgiving Day, if yes will you have special menu? Thanks
November 13, 2016|
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Response from alacattle | Reviewed this property |
You will need to call the restaurant. If they are I'm sure it will be delicious.
Is the Restaraunt Dog friendly?
October 16, 2015|
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Response from AlisonB683 | Reviewed this property |
Only at a few tables outside the front
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-0501
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