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“I wanted to love it.”

Casanova Restaurant
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Ranked #41 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $1 - $75
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed July 26, 2017

I've eaten at Casanova many times over the years, and each time loved it. But the last time we ate there, the energy was completely gone. This may be because it was election night when Trump won…and the restaurant was not full.

But when we got our food, it was rather disappointing. For the price, we expected more. I won't give up hope for this restaurant and will visit it again in the future when, hopefully, the energy will be back making the hefty price worth it.

But I can tell you that for the cuteness factor, this restaurant is fabulous. Love, love, love how cute and quaint it is.

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Thank raygay
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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

This cozy restaurant is one of the top Carmel unique jewels, their food is gourmet but with good size portions!

We were there for brunch and the ambiance is romantic and charming. We've heard that dinner is also wonderful. Great staff and service too.

Must try in Carmel!

Thank alfonsoc367
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

We used to come here quite often years ago and were excited to return. It is still a good restaurant but not as great as it used to be. My main course on one of the evenings we were there was not edible! On another evening my husband said his main course was just passable. We were very disappointed. The servers were very nice and other courses were good.

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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

While staying in Airbnb, visited Casanova for dinner. Right in downtown Carmel, had a great vibe and was full at 6:00 pm when we got there for our dinner reservation.

We brought our own wine but browsed the extensive wine list, lots of great wines, pretty steep price markup however.

Food was fabulous, braised short rib cannaloni is a must to try. Lamb chops were perfectly prepared. Salads were fresh and tasty with the house dressing.

It was our waiters first night serving tables was nervous and lacked the polish I enjoy when eating out.

If you are in Carmel, this is a must for dinner.

Thank smccrae2017
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Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Very good food. We had the delicious oysters with a strawberry minunette. We then split a Sea Bass main which was locally caught and delicious. While the wine list is a little intimidating the sommelier was helpful in helping us select a dry prosecco. The restaurant is not cheap but if you split I think you'll be full (especially if you're over 60 like us) and that will bring you in under budget✅.

Thank craiggh2016
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