Owner Leonardo Capezzuto opened Casanova Restaurant in February of 2011, with a vision of creating Lexington's finest Italian dining experience. Leonardo is well known to the community of Lexington being the owner of Leonardo's Cafe', an already renowned downtown restaurant.
Leonardo was born in Naples, Italy, raised in a classic Italian, large family made of 11 siblings, where he grew up eating only authentic and fresh food straight from his mother's kitchen. Growing up, Leonardo was always the most excited when it came dinner-time, but, most importantly, the most excited to learn how to cook. Soon after high school, Leonardo was already in charge of managing three Coffee Shop, which belonged to the family, in the time spent managing the Coffee Shops, Leonardo quickly learned how to connect with customers and how to make them feel at home. He also started his culinary career by creating his own special paninis and side dishes, with great success. Leonardo moved to Lexington, Kentucky in 1998, along with only part of his large family, but also along with his mother, Angela, the person that taught Leonardo how to cook and how to come up with his delicious and authentic dishes. Leonardo's brother, Giovanni Capezzuto, former chef at Bella Notte and current owner of the company, Sapore D'Italia.
Now Leonardo lives here permanently, with 4 of his sisters and 1 of his brothers, with the remainder of the family still living in Naples, Italy, whom they often come to visit. He still maintains the family tradition by cooking fresh dishes, just like Angela taught him. Casanova Italian Restaurant is committed to serving only the finest foods, made with the freshest ingredients. All of our dishes are made from scratch. Our inviting decor and professional servers create a memorable Italian dining experience.