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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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Becker, Minnesota
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The house converted to a restaurant is very charming. The staff were extremely friendly. The food (I had gnocchi) was terrific. But the price was ridiculous even for this upscale town. I would opt for lunch here, if I went back, to pay less.

Thank Eileen P
Palm Desert, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is our favorite restaurant in Carmel. The mussels are fantastic, also, try the gnocchi. Very good wine selection which includes local wineries. They are dog friendly in their front patio. We will be back.

Thank fabioc795
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had high expectations given the rave reviews however the food was extremely mediocre - bland and poorly cooked. Extremely disappointing given that the building and spaces are charming.

Thank SebastianFleming
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our friends heard about this restaurant, so we all went one night and had an amazing dinner. Great wine list and charming atmosphere. Nothing was left on anyone's plate! When I go back to Carmel, I will be sure to eat at Casanova!

1 Thank Helen D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casanova's is a bit like Dr Who's Tardis - from the outside it looks like a small traditional Carmel cottage but this exterior hides a large restaurant, with tables on a number of floor levels. We ate there on a Saturday evening and the place was very busy indeed. The Italian Menu is extensive, and there's an even more impressive... More 

Thank Ian M
San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to Carmel two or three times per year. Every time we stop by at Casanovas' and each time is as wonderful as the last. Outstanding food (we tried to tomato appetizer since they are in season) and the mussels were also delicious!! PRompt, attentive service and a fabulous setting especially if you can get a table outside. PErfect... More 

Thank Patrick S
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food, staff and the biggest wine list we have ever seen. The ambience is really lovely, and we will be back.

Thank GandJ-Australia70
Carmichael, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We planned a nice getaway to Carmel. My wife researched the restaurants and, after reading the 4 and 5 star reviews, wanted to try Casanova. Our experience was far from stellar; it was thoroughly disappointing. First, they hand you their wine list. At one half inch thick, doubled sided 81/2 x 11 inch pages, it is an overwhelming tome. Dozens... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visit Casanova every time we visit Carmel. Love the food, friendly waitstaff and ambiance. Incredible menu choices on every visit: mushroom ravioli, lamb, cannoli and fabulous dessert choices. Something for everyone! Must visit restaurant while visiting Carmel!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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?