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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%
Travelers talk about
“gnocchi” (159 reviews)
“breadsticks” (30 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (26 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mostly Italian menu with hints of Med and France. Chefs let the food take the lead, with classic - even simple - preparations which accentuate the ingredients. We enjoyed every course; if I had a complaint, it is that the dishes were slightly under seasoned...More

Thank MattN69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you have to pay for bread you know you have stepped into another world of audacity. This place has no energy. It is clear they have lost their passion for service and appreciation for their customers. Save your money and stay away.

2  Thank davidblakeley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plastic menus say it all. What was once romantic is now mundane I am sad to say. Our last few meals there have been unexciting served by disinterested staff.We will not go back, there are too many much better places in Carmel.

1  Thank George R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten at Casanova many times over the years, and each time loved it. But the last time we ate there, the energy was completely gone. This may be because it was election night when Trump won…and the restaurant was not full. But when we...More

Thank raygay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cozy restaurant is one of the top Carmel unique jewels, their food is gourmet but with good size portions! We were there for brunch and the ambiance is romantic and charming. We've heard that dinner is also wonderful. Great staff and service too. Must...More

Thank Alfonso C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to come here quite often years ago and were excited to return. It is still a good restaurant but not as great as it used to be. My main course on one of the evenings we were there was not edible! On another...More

Thank Sylvia315
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While staying in Airbnb, visited Casanova for dinner. Right in downtown Carmel, had a great vibe and was full at 6:00 pm when we got there for our dinner reservation. We brought our own wine but browsed the extensive wine list, lots of great wines,...More

Thank smccrae2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food. We had the delicious oysters with a strawberry minunette. We then split a Sea Bass main which was locally caught and delicious. While the wine list is a little intimidating the sommelier was helpful in helping us select a dry prosecco. The...More

Thank craiggh2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurant seats over 250 patrons and has a menu full of great selections from mussels to Croque Madame! The proprietor owns a vineyard and features great wines under the Georgis label!

Thank Lpatch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After playing Pebble Beach and doing some wine tasting we ended the day at Casanova on a recommendation from a friend. It was wonderful. We had Gnocchi as an appetizer fantastic! The main courses including my pasta dish was fantastic. The waiter suggested a great...More

Thank Bigcityeater
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Ye C
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
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.
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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