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Casanova Restaurant

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5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
831 625 0501
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very poor food. Extremely expensive for quality. Service is okay. Am truly staggered to see this place recommended in some magazines and guides. Avoid.

Thank easytopleasetravelle
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The reputation of this restaurant is better than today's reality in my opinion. The gnocchi is still amazing but unfortunately the eat it and beat it attitude of the kitchen/management ruined our evening. The kitchen was more concerned with a large wedding party and the timing of their food over our table of two. As a result our ossu buco... More 

Thank lmmtravel10
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place for a very romantic dinner in Carmel. There is a fixed menu situation where you order from various categories, so it is not for the budget traveler desiring lesser priced overall options, but the food is excellent. Outside or inside dining depending on the weather. Always a go-to place in Carmel--my personal favorite. Have the... More 

Thank radgirl3
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Aweful food. The salmon was under cooked, tasteless and had a blood vein running throuh it. The rhubarb pie was dry and tasted old. each glass of wine was 14.00. Yep. rediculous. This is not Ventana so Pleeease enough with the gouging. We paid close to 100.00 for lunch for 2. I've travelled the world and this place that is... More 

Thank lola524
Scottsdale, Arizona
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Do yourself a favor and go to Casanova when in Carmel. Quaint, intimate setting with great food! We had the braise beef cannelloni and the rack of lamb. The cannelloni was to die for. The lamb was tender and very flavorful. The sommelier, Matthew, was knowledgeable and very nice. After dinner, he accommodated a tour of the cellar for us.... More 

Thank Brian F
Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Outstanding food and service. The restaurant's character really shows when you step inside as it looks like you've been transported to a small village in Europe. I had the filet with truffle butter, and it was cooked just like how I prefer it. It's a small restaurant so the tables are close to each other but not to the point... More 

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Santa Barbara, Afghanistan
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

"The table at which Vincent Van Gogh enjoyed his meals at the Auberge Ravoux has found a new home at Casanova. The arrival of the table marks the beginning of a cultural exchange between two artistic communities. The table gives Chef David Baron the opportunity to express his culinary creativity by making each dining experience unique. The menu is driven... More 

Thank Charles M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved the rack of lamb and seafood pasta, stellar wine list and "Black Manhattan". Server (Richard) was polished and professional, and the setting is magical. Perfect dinner for my 50th bday!

Thank bridgetc57
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charges fine-dining prices but delivers average food. Mains varied in size - my husband had a good sized lamb rack while mine was starter size but the prices were exorbitant! His lamb was fatty and more like mutton. They did not have the wine we ordered and the one we settled for was not the year they indicated! On the... More 

Thank Halle500
Madisonville, LA
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152 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very quaint restaurant with great atmosphere. Food is outstanding. I had the seafood pasta which was excellent Wife had salmon which was also very tasty we sat in the courtyard and were very comfortable as it was a warm day and we were there for lunch so heaters they have were not needed Good service A little pricey but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831 625 0501

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