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“Wonderful food, good atmosphere, expensive.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casanova Restaurant

Casanova Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $75
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, good atmosphere, expensive.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

This is justifiably rated one of the best restaurants in Carmel. The atmosphere is romantic, quiet and quaint. The food is outstanding. The wine list is tip top. The food however is expensive. Be prepared to spend $150 for a dinner for two that includes the most modest wine on the list.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pebble Beach, California
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“most charming restaurant in Carmel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

if you want an outstanding dinner in the most charming atmosphere - visit Casanova! Although it is a huge restaurant you cannot tell because there are so many rooms and courtyards and areas, it seems pure French charm!

Visited August 2012
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Atmosphere at Casanova's it unique. It is larger than it looks from the street, but still very cozy and intimate. We were able to sit outside, which was wonderful. Stuffed squash blossom salad and the grilled artichoke and mushroom appetizer were both too good to be true. Seafood linguine was outstanding, as was a lamb special. Of the 4 upscale places were we ate in Carmel-by-the-sea, Casanova's stands out.
Agree that wine list is way too much to digest for someone who is not a student of wines. We ended up with an excellent bottle, however.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Clayton D
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Bath, United Kingdom
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402 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Tucked away on a side street but worth to find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

We came across this place by accident so we gave it a try, the wine list is a bit OTT 49 pages and an index! However we had the seafood linguine which looked and tasted fantastic.

Visited June 2013
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San Carlos, California
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272 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Make sure not to miss this place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Casanova is a well know destination, and we neve miss going there when in Carmel. The patio seating is very comfortable and relaxing. The food is exceptional, with a unique take on a spinach souffle Gnocchi and a great scampi dish. Site back and enjoy a glass or bottle of wine from a very extensive wine menu.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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