Fodor's Expert Review Casanova Restaurant by the Sea

$$$ George Town Italian

Owner Tony Crescente and younger brother, maître d' Carlo, offer a simpatico dining experience, practically exhorting you to mangia and sending you off with a chorus of ciaos. There's some decorative formaggio (cheese): murals of grape clusters and cavorting cherubs, paintings of the Amalfi Coast, and una finestra sul mare ("window to the sea") stenciled redundantly over arches opening onto the harbor. The kitsch doesn't extend to the kitchen. Sterling Italian favorites include lemony veal piccata; gnocchetti in velvety four-cheese sauce with a blush of tomato; and the seafood grill in parsley-garlic-lemon sauce. Enjoy grappa at the marble bar of Il Bacio lounge amid its wooden wine racks (the impressive selection isn't overly Italian-centric). The patio juts over the harbor, and moonlight, abetted by a soundtrack featuring Bocelli and Bennett, can transform an amorous coward into a Casanova.

Italian Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

65 N. Church St.
George Town, Grand Cayman  KY1-1112, Cayman Islands


Known For:
  • Sensational harbor views
  • Simpatico service
  • Particularly fine sauces
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

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