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Casanova Ristorante

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$$ - $$$
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33585 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629-1527
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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new jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge portions so delicious . The salad they serve with the meal was so large I could make a meal if it. The bread is so fresh. I really enjoyed my meal. They also have a large wine list.

Thank Bridgetpianos
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

At Happy Hour about a year ago or so... I go in to have a glass of wine and do my emails on my phone: About a 65 year old man is drunk at the Bar. He gets up to leave and trips and lands on his stomach and face leaving the front door. We all look and comment... He... More 

Thank robert j
Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

The exterior and signage made it look like a romantic Italian restaurant, but inside was different. It was more like a nice family restaurant but wasn't special. The food was fine, but with so many other good Italian restaurants in the area, I don't see this being one of my first choices.

Thank Scottbehr
Laguna Niguel, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Excellent food, wine and service, all for a very reasonable price! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank paddywolff
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

What a charming local treasure, tucked away in a shopping strip it might be easy to miss, so don't! Upon entering the decor is charming and welcoming as is the hostess. It has a very nice bar and excellent service. Now to the the food - it was to die for! Pizza was thin and authentic and looked delicious but... More 

Thank Julieona1a
Dana Point, California
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Located in the shopping it is some place where we rarely go to eat, but this gem is a real locals surprise and an absolute delight. The sooner the decor inside is so typically old style Italian restaurant. The staff is in white shirts, ties and black aprons, typical what you might find in New York City. The service is... More 

Thank Tom B
Dana Point, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

This little Italian restaurant in the neighborhood is a pretty safe bet.. It is always "good enough".. never great but also never disappoints ! Portions are huge so easy to share. Happy hour menu have some good deals.

Thank PG13LA
San Juan Capistrano, California
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365 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

I came here on Tuesday and it's a comfortable place with an older local crowd. I had a good meal, with a nice merlot/Sangiovese mix wine and the salmon Livornese. It cooked the salmon just right with a tasty fresh tomato pieces with olives, wine and capers. It came with potatoes and spinach - all good. The service was excellent... More 

Thank CaTraveler7777
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough about the service. The waiters are very attentive and they met our needs. Food is great and atmosphere is relaxing. The price is right.

Thank Maureen D
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

We get takeout from here and the pizza is awesome we love it. Now I've had the linguine with clams twice the first time bland bland bland and too much liquid for takeout but I could drain it. Second time I ordered it it was good, not fantastic but good not too sure if they ran out of salt the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33585 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629-1527
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 19494960992
Casanova Italian Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge offers authentic North Italian cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. Many customers enjoy our specialties and specially selected wine list. The restaurant has a warm and friendly Italian ambiance with terracotta tiles and many beautiful images of Venice. It offers an indoor as well as an outdoor dinning experience. The delicious cuisine and wonderful music of many greats, including Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett creates an atmosphere for love and celebration at Casanova. We are located just a mile away from the Ritz Carlton and the St. Regis Hotels off the Dana Point Harbor. Please visit our web site for our most up-to-date menu and dining specialties!

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