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“Always delicious!”

Casanova Ristorante
Ranked #23 of 146 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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!
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Always delicious!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

I can always count on Casanova for delicious food and drinks and friendly service. They also have a great happy hour!

Thank Hydee M
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Los Angeles
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Meal”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The restaurant although located in a strip mall had a nice ambiance. Our reservation was honored on time, service was good, food was excellent and this was a good value for the money ! I would go back.

Visited September 2012
Thank ladady
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 10, 2012

This is one of the best If not the best restaurants I have been to! The atmosphere is so versatile it's not only a good intimate place for dates and important dinners but also a great famiy dining place! The staff and owner are always genuinely caring, & the service is always quick and Polite. The food of course is amazing it tastes like home made Italian food right from mamas kitchen!! This place is amazing what can I say!!

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1 Thank Foodisloveduh
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Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nick is so old-school that he might wack you.”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

the best Italian I've ever has outside of Italy and the drinks, service, atmosphere is worthy of 6 stars. Ask Nick to pick out a bottle of wine to go with your meal, he won't let you down. Also, looks can be deceiving, this place is in a strip mall but you walk through those doors into an old-school meets modern-day mafia movie.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Boywhocouldfly21
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Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not sure what all the fuss about”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Top restaurant in Dana Point, no way. A decent pizza but nothing special. Slightly dated surroundings and ok service.

Visited August 2012
Thank David C
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