Capizzi’s Italian Kitchen Equals Great Food
Let me start off my first review on here by saying that I am a huge fan of anything Italian. I love pasta. I love all kinds of pasta with any number of cheeses and spices. That said, I was a bit skeptical when my husband and I first tried Capizzi’s. I was not sure that I wanted to eat there. I had seen the attractive décor outside, but I still felt reluctant to try their food. I’m that way with most non-franchise restaurants.
As soon as you walk into the restaurant, you are greeted by the smell of fresh garlic bread and pasta. There is music softly playing. The atmosphere of Capizzi’s seems cozy and intimate. I thought that I would only see couples, eyes locked, over dishes of pasta. I was wrong. I also saw families, large and small with children and teenagers. This would be a treat. The hostess was warm and polite. She took the drink orders after greeting us. Minutes later, our drinks were on the table. We took a few more minutes to look over the menu. In the past, I always had to eat fettuccini alfredo. But this time, along with trying a new place to eat, I would try something new to eat. So I ordered the lasagna. My husband ordered chicken fettuccini alfredo. We also decided to split a plate of chicken capellini.
The server, after taking our orders, came back with bowls of house salad, complete with cheese and ranch dressing. The salad was fresh and crisp; the dressing (I think it was homemade) was cool and tasty. Then she brought the daily made garlic bread. It was warm and moist and oh so good. Between the salad and the garlic bread, I almost didn’t have room for the main course. We quickly polished off our salads and ate some bread. We made conversation about how clean the place was, how good the food was so far, and how we never knew this place was here, until a week or two before.
Fifteen minutes later, the main courses arrived. Our server was kind and she of course refilled our drinks. Then she set the plates in front of us. My lasagna looked so appetizing. This was the best plate of lasagna I had ever seen. I could not wait to dig in. My reluctance and uncertainty about eating at Capizzi’s melted away completely with that first bite. I took a second to look over at my husband who was happily devouring his plate of chicken fettuccini alfredo. Halfway, we both looked at each other and realized that we did not have room to eat all of this right now. Especially with the hot place of chicken capellini that was still waiting for us. We both took a few bites of this amazing dish and knew what we had to do.
He called the server back over and asked for to-go boxes for all three dishes. We would just have to eat the rest at home, later that night. We promptly paid our bill and left, with our food in hand.
This was a 5 star eating experience. The hostess and server were polite. The atmosphere alone is worth your time and money. But I cannot stress how good their food is. Everything about my dining experience was great. I even had to admire the various pieces of décor, from the flowers to the faux grape bowls that were scattered over the dining room. They even keep the lights low, so you still get that small, cozy feeling from being there.
One last thing…most of the dishes are pretty big, so make sure you are as hungry as you think you are before you order. While they don’t exactly have kids menus, you can keep your little ones happy with slices of pizza, pizza pockets, side dishes, and subs. The pizzas are huge, so you don’t have to worry about running out of slices. They also offer mouth-watering appetizers, hot and cold subs, and even desserts. They have daily lunch specials and offer delivery to your doorstep. There is something there for the whole family, so make sure you stop by Capizzi’s sometime. I will definitely be going back soon, and there is even a chance that you’ll see me there!