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Casanova Restaurant

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5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-0501
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Pacifica, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We used to love this restaurant and we would travel for two hours from San Francisco to dine at Casonava. We would bring guests from the East Coast to dine here. A year ago we travel here to celebrate Christmas, we made reservations, the hostess sat us by the door with our three children at the bottom part of the... More 

Thank Bien M
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here with another couple. The atmosphere was excellent. Wine list was extensive and the food was excellent. We sat outside under a heater which kept everyone toasty. Highly recommended.

Thank Steelers8686
Houston, TX
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined at Casanova in Carmel to celebrate New Year's with family and friends, but the celebration ended up being the worst meal I have ever had in the Monterey peninsula area. We were looking forward to the experience since we had not dined there since 2000. I ordered the filet, which is the highest priced entrée on the menu,... More 

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Belmont, California
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were seated in a corner of the dining room, tucked away from the crowds. Immediately, we received glasses of bubbly, courtesy of the management. That, actually, ended the good part. A noisy table of ten was placed right next to our little table. The server tried his best to please, and certainly did; but the damage had already been... More 

Thank robert g
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard of this restaurant for years, so I was so excited to finally get to dine there. We had a private room for our party of eight. The wine and food were absolutely delicious. The decor is very interesting and quaint! We will definitely go back!

Thank traveljunkies87
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has always been our favorite restaurant in Carmel!! Every time we come to Carmel we make sure we have reservations for lunch and dinner. We went on a Friday night this trip. It was very busy and the service as well as the food was very disappointing. We ordered the Celery and Leek soup which was tasteless. The Rack... More 

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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has been a favorite for so many years. Some favorites: Lemon Pizza, Meyer Lemon Pie, Whole trout baked in the Pizza oven, cheese and meat boards, WINE, all of their salads. Great rustic atmostphere...a non-pretentious atmosphere where you can enjoy a great meal with friends/family and not worry about a thing. Great service, great food, great atmosphere.

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Red Bluff, California
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this "experience" was wonderful. We have plans to bring friends and family back to share this 5 star everything place. I had the bowl of fish with a side of the most excellent bread ~ and I can't imagine ordering anything else now...and my husband is already planning for the ten different things he will try. This is... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother has attended the AT&T golf tournament for 20 years with my Father who passed away, their favorite restaurant was Casanova. I came with her this year, we arrived on a Tuesday and went right over to make a reservation for Thursday. We arrived on time and were escorted to a table for six with 3 people already sitting... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A cute little cottage transformed into an unusual restaurant: Christmas lights, a tree through the roof, exposed stone walls, wooden and stone tables.. This place has an amazing collection of wines, most in the $100 to $1000 range, though you can find a decent Tuscano for around $90-$95. Service is wonderful, food is very good. Try the Ossobucco and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-0501

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?