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“Excellent new cafe in Kahului”

Casanova Italian Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 26 Restaurants in Makawao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Baldwin Avenue
Transit: Maui Bus stops at Casanova parking lot.
Description: Often rated Best Italian restaurant in the State of Hawaii, 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.
Reviewed December 7, 2009

The new restaurant, Casanova's just opened with superior food. They should be listed in restaurants in Kahului.

My scallops with linguini were done perfectly at lunch. And not expensive $16. Plus a litte
Cesar's salad and good bread and garlic butter. Unless you are early, reservations are a good idea. My wife had a large Cesar's salad with chicken: very good. We watched as plates with sumptious fried calamari passed by.

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Reviewed August 11, 2009

The staff are very friendly and greet you as soon as you walk in. Service was quick and excellent, although it was a mid-week lunch so the restaurant wasn't very busy. The homemade bread is wonderful - be careful not to fill up on it before your meal arrives. Only improvement is that they could use more flavorful mushrooms for the Fungi linguine with Alfredo sauce. Shitake instead of button mushrooms. The Insalata Di Tonno Portovenere was killer! The flavors melded together perfectly and it was just the right amount. The tiramisu was one of the best that my husband has ever had (the best was in Israel). Highly recommended! We will most certainly eat here each time we return to go to Maui.

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Thank blushingrose
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Reviewed July 3, 2009

We just returned from vacation from June 23-July 2 and one of our best meals on Maui was Casanova. The bread was excellent and service was beyond excellent. They did not offer pizzas for lunch, but our server made our son his one mini pizza. He also ate pasta and bread. Our salad was made from very fresh flavorful field greens and other vegetables. The chicken pesto sandwich was quality chicken breast with very tasty pesto sauce. I would definitely stick with what the server recommends. Unfortunately, due to the economy Makawao was empty or as our son asked, "is everything going out of business." We love to visit this area and see local artists and art. In 2008, we couldn't get into the restaurant due to the long wait. Our server did say they get the bus from Haleakala, so if you time your visit right, you should have no problem.

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Thank joantri
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Reviewed August 31, 2008

good food but slow service

Thank LarryYWailuku
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Reviewed April 6, 2008

If you are looking for Excellent food and a place where everyone knows your name .....Casanova is the place to be. The fish specials are the best on the Island! Everything on the menu is a pure delight! Everything from Pizza, Spaghetti & meat balls to Fillet Mignon, Lamb, Prawns and many vegetarian items, this is the place to eat. A local favorite, very kid friendly and awesome entertainment! The staff is so friendly and warm they make us feel at home every time we are there. Casanova is our favorite and it will be yours too!

Thank ColoradoCoco
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