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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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ANTIPASTI‏‏
Focaccia with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar 3.00
Gamberi E Fagioli Al Rosmarino
Skewers of shrimp, charbroiled and served over Italian cannellini beans with sweet kula onions and a fresh Italian salsa.
$9.00
Virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar ++3.00
Asparagi Al Prosciutto
Fresh asparagus, wrapped in Italian prosciutto ham, sprinkled with goat cheese and drizzled with a chilled upcountry avocado dressing.
$9.00
Virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar ++3.00
Melanzane Alla Parmigiana
Layers of baked eggplant, mozzarella and parmesan cheese with our home-made tomato sauce and fresh basil.
$14.00
Virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar ++3.00
Carpaccio Di Tonno
Fresh ahi, sliced thin, served raw with celery, onions, capers, arugula and parmesan shavings. Lemon and extra virgin olive oil dressing.
$14.00
Virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar ++3.00
Crab Napoleon
Crispy home made pasta layered with arugula, avocado, crab and shrimp salad, laced with a creamy horseradish sauce. Roasted peppers and artichoke hearts.
$14.00
Virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar ++3.00
Spinaci Saltati Al Burro E Parmigiano
Fresh kula spinach, sauteed with garlic, pinenuts, butter and parmesan cheese.
$9.00
Virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar ++3.00
Calamari Fritti
Calamari deep fried and served with a caper and garlic mayo.
$10.00
Virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar ++3.00
Panzanella
Fresh mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, capers, greek olives, basil, garlic marinated in extra virgin olive oil, served over crostini.
$9.00
Virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar ++3.00
Portobello E Polenta
A grilled portobello mushroom over polenta with gorgonzola sauce.
$12.00
Virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar ++3.00
INSALATE
Our salads are organically grown and the freshest available on the island and the dressings made here in the kitchen even our fresh mozzarella is made on the premises
Mediterranea
Organic kula‏‏ greens, fresh tomato, cucumbers, red onions, calamata olives, roasted peppers and feta cheese.
$9.00
With broiled shrimp ++4.00
Caprese
Fresh mozzarella and organic tomatoes with basil, capers and oregano with exra virgin oilve oil and organic greens.
$9.00
With italian prosciutto ++4.00
Grilled eggplant ++2.00
Fabiola
Belgian endive, pears, gorgonzola & caramelized walnuts with an arugula and endive medley.
$9.00
Mista
Organic mixed greens, fresh tomatoes cucumbers and greek olives. Balsamic dressing.
$8.00
Caesar
Heart of romaine, parmesan shavings, croutons and anchovies (if you like them).
$8.00
Broiled chicken breast ++6.00
Spinaci
Fresh spinach, tangerines, goat cheese, mushrooms, hard boiled egg, served with caramelized walnuts and a tangerine and chili dressing.
$9.00
Grande
A big bowl with lots of organic greens, cucumbers, fresh tomato, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives. Lemon dressing.
$12.00
Kaupo
Seared flank steak over organic greens with gorgonzola, red peppers, kula onions and truffle oil.
$16.00
Giardino
Arugula, shved fennel organic tomatoes, parmesan cheese ribbons, balsamic marinated kula strawberries.
$9.00
PASTA‏‏
In italy pastas are called ‘primi piatti’ or first course. They open the appetite for the main dish and consequently italian portions of pasta are relatively small compared to american standards. We make our portions large and they are more than adequate to enjoy as the main course. Still, if you want to experience dining italian style, we recommend sharing a portion of pasta before moving on to your main dish. Mention it to your server and our chef will be happy to split a pasta portion in two
Linguine Pescatore
Shrimp, mussels, clams, scallops and calamari in a zesty tomato sauce with capers, garlic and greek olives on a bed of black home made linguine.
$18.00
Fettuccine Portofino
Large flat noodles tossed with roasted pinenuts in a basil and arugula pesto, served with herb crusted seared scallops.
$16.00
Linguine Primavera
Home made pasta tossed with a medley of fresh vegetables sauteed in tomato sauce with dry ricotta cheese.
$14.00
Linguine Alle Vongole Veraci
Home made pasta with fresh clams in a white wine, garlic and shellfish broth sauce.
$16.00
Spaghetti Carbonara
A classic: egg, cream, bacon, sweet onions and green peas.
$14.00
Lasagne Bolognese
Traditional layers of fresh pasta, meat and cheese sauce and parmesan cheese.
$14.00
Rigatoni Beverly Hills
Tube shaped‏‏ pasta with strips of chicken breast and broccoli, in a sundried tomato blush vodka sauce.
$16.00
Paglia E Fieno Ai Funghi
Home-made linguine with wild italian porcini mushrooms in a creamy garlic sauce.
$14.00
Strips of chicken breast ++4.00
Fusilli Positano
Corkscrew pasta with fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, capers, greek olives, basil, garlic and extra virgin olive oil.
$12.00
ENTREES
Our entrees are served with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables. Our chefs pour all their creativity into our main courses which range from traditional, authentic Italian cuisine to marvelous dishes from the new pacific rim culinary school reflecting the environment and ingredients that surround us. Enjoy them without prejudice – A classic fusion of Italian fare and Pacific cuisine
Tonno Fresco
A fillet‏‏ of fresh ahi, seared and served with tomatoes, olives and capers over arugula or coated with creole spices, seared and topped with a fresh mango.
$32.00
Bistecca Di Manzo
A rib eyed steak topped with slices of grilled tomatoes and gorgonzola cheese or served with sauteed kula onions and a balsamic demi glaze.
$32.00
Garlic mashed potatos
Creamy risotto
Steamy polenta
Gamberoni Alla Griglia
Large prawns broiled in their shell, served with angel hair sauteed with spinach, tomaotes, garlic and extra virgin olive oil.
$26.00
Garlic mashed potatos
Creamy risotto
Steamy polenta
Pollo Al Mattone
Half a free range chicken, marinated in citrus and grilled under a brick, etruscan style. Served with a salad of fresh vegetables in a lemon dressing.
$28.00
Garlic mashed potatos
Creamy risotto
Steamy polenta
Filetto Di Manzo
A filet mignon sauteed with a brandy demiglaze and green peppercorns or broiled and smothered with a wild mushrooms and a marsala cream sauce or with a port wine and shallot reduction
$34.00
Garlic mashed potatos
Creamy risotto
Steamy polenta
Costolette D’ Agnello Scottadito
Lamb chops grilled and served with a roasted garlic and extra virgin olive oil emulsion. Creamy fennel mustard sauce dip on the side.
$26.00
Garlic mashed potatos
Creamy risotto
Steamy polenta
Ossobuco Di Vitello
A veal shank, slowly simmered in our rich vegetables and tomato sauce. Casanova’s signature dish!
$38.00
Garlic mashed potatos
Creamy risotto
Steamy polenta
Brodetto Di Pesce
Fresh island‏‏ fish, shrimp, scallops, calamari, clams and mussels, simmered in a saffron broth with zucchini and potatoes.
$26.00
Garlic mashed potatos
Creamy risotto
Steamy polenta
Anatra Al Mango
A roasted duck breast, served with a sweet ‘n sour mango sauce
$24.00
Garlic mashed potatos
Creamy risotto
Steamy polenta
PIZZA‏‏
Pizzas at Casanova are wood fired in the authentic tradition of Napoli, where pizza was born. Imported from Italy, Our wood burning oven is made of heat-repellent bricks. Burning Kiawe wood reaches and maintains a constant temperature of 700ºf, creating the delicious crispy crust we are famous for. all pizzas are 12″ in diameter.
Margherita
Tomato sauce, mozzarella and fresh basil.
$12.00
Vulcano
Tomato sauce, baked eggplant, smoked mozzarella and fresh tomato slices.
$14.00
Romana
Tomato sauce, mozzarella and goat cheese, roasted peppers, thyme and garlic
$16.00
Genova
Pesto sauce, shrimp, fresh tomato slices and mozzarella.
$18.00
Fiorentina
Fresh spinach, mozzarella, tomato slices, garlic and parmesan shavings.
$15.00
Tartufo
Tomato slices, mozzarella, mushrooms and truffle oil.
$18.00
Barbecue
Tomato sauce, smoked mozzarella, morsels of chicken in BBQ sauce, and onions.
$18.00
Napoli
Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, oregano, capers and anchovies.
$16.00
Makawao
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, pineapple and ham.
$14.00
DESSERT
Our dessert selection changes daily but you can count on:tiramisu – we challenge any other tiramisu experience you might have had – creme brule’e – we make it lighter with a bottom layer of fresh island fruit chocolate mousse cake – flourless, silky with a light taste of fresh berries.
About
Often rated Best Italian restaurant in the State of Hawaii, and consistently voted Best Italian in Maui, Casanova is a staple of the lifestyle of Upcountry Maui since 1986. From early morning breakfast thru lunch and dinner and to late night clubbing and dancing on selected nights of the week, Casanova is the ritual destination of Maui residents and of visitors on their way back from Haleakala Crater. The Casanova experience is much more than its awards winning sumptuous authentic Italian cuisine. It's meeting and mingling with Maui folks in the very spot where they like to dine, meet and mingle. A must do when in Upcountry Maui.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed March 22, 2020

I didn't think that I would ever get a good steak in Hawaii. It was probably the best filet I have ever had. It was cooked to perfection, which was surprising, since I like my steak done rare. Our waitress was Tara. She was so...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 21, 2020

My husband and I ate dinner here once. He had a pasta dish with veggies and chicken. I ordered a daily special appetizer as my main dish. It had a generous portion of scallops and fresh spinach. Very delicious. Our server was helpful and pleasant.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

This Italian restaurant serves up delicious pasta and pizza overlooking their beautiful garden. Service is excellent.go early and enjoy shopping in the town. We'll definitely go back!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 25, 2020

My husband and I started with the Antipasti called Portobello E Polenta. It was outstanding! Our meals of Rigatoni, Beverly Hills and Postiano were just ok. The sauce on the Rigatoni lacked flavour. The tiramisu was light and creamy...very nice. Our reservation was for 5:30...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Went there last night for dinner after viewing menu online. It showed lots of appealing appetizers and reasonably priced salads. Sat down and looked at menu .... apps are totally different, all salads are $5 more then online menus shows . We shared the gnocchi...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

Simply the best ever Seafood Pescatore I have ever had anywhere in the world. The sauce had the perfect blend of spice and creaminess, not to large a meal. Next time in Maui, I am coming back

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 22, 2020

The deli side of the restaurant is a great place to stop for breakfast, on your way down from sunrise at Haleakala. There is parking at the side of the restaurant, and a few spots on the road in front. We sat out the front...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

Stopped in to get out of the rain and found a nice little eatery. Had a chicken sandwich and wife had turkey. Very tasty. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

The new owners are trying to keep most of the great Italian dishes Casanova is known for. It will be exciting to see what new changes they bring!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2019

We ate here after a day of shopping and beach relaxing. The beet salad, gnochi, and lasagna were excellent. we didn't have room for dessert.

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