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Casanova Ristorante

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33585 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629-1527
+1 949-496-0992
15:30 - 22:00
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we go to Casanova's for dinner, it is never a disappointment. Food is fresh; service is superb;atmosphere is very relaxing. They are always spot on with refilling our water glasses. What else is there to say!!

Thank Maureen D
Dana Point, California
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually go for happy hour which is very good. Good drinks and tasty food. I did order a full meal once...a marsala dish and it was excellent.

Thank dqkitri
Palo Alto, California
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant in the middle of run down plaza. Good food, very good service by an Italian/Croatian server. Highly recommended.

Thank Calmhawk
Cornwall, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We are lucky enough to have Casanova's within walking distance of our home in California and it's always one of the first restaurants we visit. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a casual, clean setting with food that you can tell wasn't rushed out of the kitchen. They have a lively bar area with comfortable booths if you're... More 

Thank Joseph B
Dana Point, California
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Local Italian restaurant. Service great. Try the chicken parmesan...very good. Pricey for a small local eatery.

Thank Ed F
Laguna Beach, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My first visit to Casanova had there pizza & calamari very good . However I ordered their Chilean sea bass and the feed me tailapa, horrible. Will never go back..

Thank 1978Dogg
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342 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant in Dana Point. Red leather booths, extensive Italian entrées, soups and salads, full bar, and Frank Sinatra favorites playing in the background!!! What more could you want..... Great service and atmosphere. Convenient off street parking. Highly recommended.

Thank Daryl H
California's Wine Coast Country, California
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The restaurant was within a short drive from hotel, so made a reservation. The place has a nice club atmosphere. We were promptly seated and served bread with typical oil/vinegar combo. Extensive wine list and menu. Main course comes with salad so no need to order a salad as an appetizer. I had osso buco over pasta with glass of... More 

Thank 16traveller20162016
Mission Viejo, CA
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My mother in law has been gone for at least 25 years and I have searched for a lasagna that tasted as good as hers. Enter Casanova and the search is over. The taste, texture and presentation took me back to the Best.

Thank Grandpagolf1
Irvine, California
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Once again , another great dinner at Casanovas, great neighbor Italian restaurant . Have eaten here dozens of times , we always have the Calamari - the best in Dana Point . Lobster ravioli a favorite as well , also eggplant parm .. Cannot go wrong if you order one of those.

Thank travelagent333
casanovaristorante, Owner at Casanova Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We love all the dishes you took the time to mention, too. We hope you come again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33585 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629-1527
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-496-0992
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!

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