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Casanova Ristorante

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33585 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629-1527
+1 949-496-0992
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3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mission Viejo, CA
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My mother in law has been gone for at least 25 years and I have searched for a lasagna that tasted as good as hers. Enter Casanova and the search is over. The taste, texture and presentation took me back to the Best.

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Thank Grandpagolf1
Irvine, California
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Once again , another great dinner at Casanovas, great neighbor Italian restaurant . Have eaten here dozens of times , we always have the Calamari - the best in Dana Point . Lobster ravioli a favorite as well , also eggplant parm .. Cannot go wrong if you order one of those.

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Thank travelagent333
casanovaristorante, Owner at Casanova Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We love all the dishes you took the time to mention, too. We hope you come again soon! More 

Park City, Utah
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting the area and this was close to our hotel. What a nice find. Bar is quite nice and the restaurant has a nice setting. Food was very good and the service was great. Our waiter was truly Italian and added a lot to a great experience. NY cheesecake was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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Thank msilverpc
casanovaristorante, Owner at Casanova Ristorante, responded to this review

So glad you discovered us and had a great experience! More 

Dana Point, Ca
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We were at Casanova's at 7:00pM on a Friday. The place was packed but the wait was only 5 minutes. The ambiance is great. The service terrific. We ordered and split veal masala which was absolutely delicious and plentiful. The dinner garden salad and dressing was perfect. We were never rushed and enjoyed everything.

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Thank normaredk
casanovaristorante, Owner at Casanova Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We're so glad that you spent your Friday night with us, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

new jersey
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548 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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.

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Thank Bridgetpianos
casanovaristorante, Owner at Casanova Ristorante, responded to this review

We spend a lot of time selecting the right wines, so we are very glad that you appreciate our large wine list. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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Lake Forest, California
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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Thank Scottbehr
casanovaristorante, Owner at Casanova Ristorante, responded to this review

We genuinely value our guest’s comments and regret when their expectations are not met. We are sorry that you were disappointed about the ambiance, but we hope that you will come back again soon so we can show you that romance is very much alive at Casanova. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Laguna Niguel, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

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Thank paddywolff
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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 

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Dana Point, California
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104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
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, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 949-496-0992
Description
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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