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Casanova Ristorante

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33585 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629-1527
+1 949-496-0992
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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318 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant in Dana Point. Red leather booths, extensive Italian entrées, soups and salads, full bar, and Frank Sinatra favorites playing in the background!!! What more could you want..... Great service and atmosphere. Convenient off street parking. Highly recommended.

Thank Daryl H
California's Wine Coast Country, California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant was within a short drive from hotel, so made a reservation. The place has a nice club atmosphere. We were promptly seated and served bread with typical oil/vinegar combo. Extensive wine list and menu. Main course comes with salad so no need to order a salad as an appetizer. I had osso buco over pasta with glass of... More 

Thank 16traveller20162016
Mission Viejo, CA
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

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.

Thank Grandpagolf1
Irvine, California
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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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.

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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86 reviews
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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.

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

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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570 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 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.

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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36 restaurant reviews
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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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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
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!

Thank paddywolff

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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, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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: +1 949-496-0992
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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