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Casanova Ristorante
Ranked #22 of 146 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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!
1 review
“CRG”
Reviewed May 31, 2012

Its the best original Italian restaurant in southern California that I know of, nothing beats the different variety of suggestions on there menu for a great price.

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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed and you will also.”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

I reviewed the comments made about this place and yes it is In a strip mall but it is great food and the service was top notch.

One tip... Portions are pretty big so if you're like a regular eater the portions will be too big. I could have split my dinner with my wife. The sad part was we were on vacation so we couldn't keep it otherwise the extras would be welcome.

  • Visited April 2012
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Laguna Niguel, California
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342 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
“Great find in Dana Point”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

This restaurant is kind of a locals place, tucked in the corner of a shopping center a mile or so from the harbor. The food and ambiance here is superior to most offerings in the harbor. It's authentic Italian food with a very nice bar, live singing (think Frank Sinatra) and good service. I've lived in the area for years before discovering this gem. I'm glad I did, thanks to Trip Advisor!

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“Erick2012”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

best of the best in town,we love Casanova is the best restaurant in Dana Point.

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“The Italian Job in Dana Point”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

We had dinner tonight at Casanova in Dana Point.We were immediately seated in a plush quiet booth by Nic the maitre d. Our waiter was prompt bringing the outstanding wine list and our calamari appetizer.The calamari was crisp without a trace of grease and perfectly prepared.We ordered the Bolognese spahgetti and chicken piccata.Bith entrees were excellent as was the Super Tuscan wine we ordered.All in all a very good dinner.We'll be back soon.

  • Visited March 2012
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