On the corner of Baldwin and Makawao avenues, this upcountry institution serves wonderful Italian fare at a sit-down restaurant and an attached cozy deli. The deli serves simple breakfasts (omelets with fresh mozzarella, and buttermilk muffins and bagels loaded with lox and capers) and terrific sandwiches for lunch. Try the New York meatball on a baguette, or the goat cheese and eggplant on focaccia. The deli’s outdoor barstool seating makes a great perch for observing the Makawao traffic—always entertaining. The restaurant proper opens for lunch and serves a range of pastas and pizzas baked in a brick oven, and tables are set with white linens. At dinner, snack on freshly baked focaccia with olive oil and balsamic vinegar while waiting for your entree; the truffle ravioli with sage sauce is a favorite of mine. Pizza is served until at least 10pm, and on many nights of the week the dance floor erupts to the sounds of live salsa or reggae music or visiting DJs—dinner earns you free admission. Check the website for the entertainment calendar.
Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli
1188 Makawao Ave.
Our Rating Neighborhood Makawao Hours Mon–Sat 11:30am–2pm; daily 5:30–9pm. Dancing Wed and Fri–Sat 10pm–1:30am. Deli Mon–Sat 7:30am–5:30pm; Sun 8:30am–5:30pm Phone 808/572-0220 Prices Lunch items $9–$18; dinner main courses $14–$44 Cuisine Type Italian Web site Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli Other Reservations recommended for dinner
Map1188 Makawao Ave. Maui
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