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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” (168 reviews)
“breadsticks” (20 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (28 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting Casanova every year for the past four. We were warned it had progressively become sub par. It was true. The once favorite of ours has, for some reason, lost their touch.

4  Thank Harold L
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Arrived solo and sat at the bar. The bartender was accommodating and had a fun edge to him. I didn't feel solo by the time I left as others around me made casual conversation and made me feel part of the group. Great live music...More

Thank lauramanriquez
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We had dinner with another couple here while staying in Carmel. Be prepared for the 124 page wine list (they have a Som that will help). The wines we had were incredible (but not cheap - I did not see much under $50 per bottle...More

Thank John F
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed very authentic quality food at Casanova. By far the best restaurant we went to in Carmel. And yes, it is on the pricey side, but so is everything in Carmel! We also enjoyed the location, with its covered patio.

Thank Jerome B
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant after a day of wine tasting and it was excellent! I had the seafood fettuccini which was amazing and I highly recommend this dish. The service was great and the hostess was so sweet and helpful!

Thank Kayla G
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Italian restaurant with a traditional environment, good food and staff. However tight space and crowded. Great for pasta .

Thank Katherine B
Reviewed October 8, 2017

seafood pasta with cream sauce was good, fresh seafood. good selection of wine. service was ok. a little pricey for the quality of food and service.

Thank steven t
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

This had to be our 5th or 6th trip to this highly regarded restaurant. We had an 8:15 reservation and we were seated shortly thereafter. We ordered wine and after some confusion the wine finally arrived with the sommelier at 9:15. Then we received our...More

2  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Cananova was recommended to us at a wine tasting. We ordered the gnocchi as an appetizer and a duck pasta dish and cannelloni for main courses. For one, the service was incredibly slow/inattentive. The food was marginal at best. No real flavor in the cannelloni...More

1  Thank John K
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem in the midst of Carmel. Julia Child liked to eat here and I can see why. Delicious, well prepared food. What a treat to have wild caught salmon that is crispy on the outside and not dry, but deliciously succulent on the...More

Thank joicebiles
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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
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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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