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March 15, 2017 / Linda Hartong

Casanovas Restaurant



Such a charming ambiance. It is still the restaurant we recommend to visitors. We usually go for lunch to keep the cost down.


Bill loves the Moules Frites. Our Grandson swears the Cannelloni is fantastic. I tasted the Gnocchi Casanova on the Carmel Food Tour and believe me …….Delicious.

I love eggs and omelets and if I ask nicely, the waiter can often get the kitchen to prepare one for me.


It is located in the former home of Aunt Fairy Bird who was once the cook for Charlie Chaplin .



Take time to wander through all the different rooms.






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  1. Victoria Soares / Mar 15 2017 7:43 pm

    Love your posts almost as much as i love Carmel…
    You have no idea the joy you bring to my inbox! Thank you.

  2. Annie Westlake / Mar 15 2017 8:01 pm

    We usually go to Forge in the Forest because of the wonderful dog patio, but would love to try Casanovas, and understand they are dog friendly. Will definitely go there next time. Thanks for your comments and charming pictures.

    • Linda Hartong / Mar 16 2017 12:30 am

      Hi Annie
      Thanks for the comment. A lot has happened to me since our last message. I am posting a bit again. 1 1/2 years ago our daughter was diagnosed with rare cancer. she lost her fight after six months. She was 47 and left behind a loving husband and her twin sons- then 16 years old. I am trying to climb back into life again.

      • Annie Westlake / Mar 16 2017 4:11 am

        Oh, Linda. Words fall short of expressing the sorrow I feel for your loss. In reading your blog today, I felt something was different. A certain spark was not there. There are many words and platitudes that could be said, but I just hope you will cherish all the good memories, and hug those twin boys and the loving husband like never before. Your daughter will always be with you and has left you a beautiful legacy. I will be thinking of you with healing prayers for you and your family. xoxo Annie

  3. Margaret Robinson / Mar 15 2017 8:02 pm

    I’m so glad you’re blogging again! Nice to have someone with a “home town” outlook; things I often don’t see or at least take a long enough look when driving by.

    Cassanova’s is one of our favs too. We try and stay away from Carmel itself during the day, but dinners are wonderful and the ambience is uniquely Carmel. Actually I had to drive through Carmel today to get home (the road and tree work is a necessary evil as you know, esp. this year) and it’s just such a pretty little place. Thanks for always bringing a bit of joy and glad you’re back!!!!

  4. Jackie / Mar 15 2017 10:02 pm

    It’s our favorite when we’re in Carmel also, great post, thanks

  5. / Mar 15 2017 10:24 pm

    jt looks beautiful. i always enjoy your posts.

  6. lauriebarrett / Mar 15 2017 11:31 pm

    Charming – thank you

  7. Ann / Mar 16 2017 2:16 am

    Your posts have been such a source of pure enjoyment…from one mother to another please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss.

  8. Betty / Mar 16 2017 4:54 am

    Thank you for again showing us the beauty and uniqueness of Carmel. I’m always happy to see a post from you.. You make many people happy Linda.
    Betty x

  9. Bev conrad / Mar 16 2017 6:57 am

    Hi Linda so sorry for your loss. Please continue to climb back into life. We have missed you!! Bev c

  10. Diane Schrader / Mar 17 2017 10:31 pm

    So Very Happy to see you are back,Missed you and your beautiful pictures of Carmel. So very very sorry for the reason you have not been around,you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Try if you can to stay busy,it helps, a bit….

    On 3/15/17, Once upon a time..Tales from Carmel by the Sea

  11. Jean Gold / Mar 18 2017 11:29 pm

    Just another fan to say I always look forward to any postings and your brilliant photography. We’ll be visiting Carmel in a couple of weeks… you alway inspire us!

  12. If You Want My Opinion / Jun 9 2017 12:55 pm

    The best dining experience I ever had was at Casanova. It is a wonderful restaurant.

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