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C$20 - C$27
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Italian, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Old Toronto
2.0 km from Royal Ontario Museum
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Reviewed November 15, 2023

Capocaccia near St Clair has been one of my favorite restaurants in Toronto on account of the authentic Italian cusine. They charge $25 for a glass of white house wine. It's too bad! But I'll not go there anymore.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed June 26, 2023

Capocaccia is a dining experience that you are sure to enjoy every time. We have dined there many times with friends, and we have never been disappointed with the food or service. The menu has lots of great choices. The dishes are creatively prepared and...delicious and the quality of the food and service are superb. The wine list is extensive. Each couple shared the Carciofi appetizer which was fresh, flavourful, and so delicious. For our mains, we had the Branzino, the Bistecca di Manzo, the Chicken Caesar and the Bolognese. All of us loved our choices. For dessert we ordered the Crostata di Pere - a wonderful dessert. Our server, Sabrina, was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. We appreciated the excellent service we received from Sabrina. Her friendly and professional manner as well as her excellent suggestions made for an enjoyable and great dining experience.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 6, 2023

I HATE it when they start taking the plates and cutlery away before everyone at the table is finished their main. The food was good and priced reasonably. The staff friendly but seemed a bit rushed and discombobulated at times. Please teach staff not to...clear until everyone is finished their meal.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 3, 2023

Very disappointing. I am giving this 2 stars because the food is good and the kitchen is doing their job. We are regular customers and left feeling like we wasted our time and money. The table was dirty, some of the food never came. No...one asked how the meal was and the water was never refilled. We told the manager and he couldn't care less. There are a lot of restaurants in the area to choose from that appreciate their customers and give value for the money.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 17, 2023

Buyer Beware. This was a terrible experience from start to finish; from the service to the wine to the food. Save your money and go elsewhere. Our first clue should have been that the restaurant was almost empty but then we had the whole section...to ourselves. The Service: With so few people in attendance the service should have been a no brainer. Our server who bragged about having 25 years of experience evidently has not learned a lot in those years. 1. We ordered bruschetta with anchovies. We got bruschetta with cheese and figs. When asked why we did not get what we had ordered the reply was that the kitchen had not prepared bruschetta with anchovies that evening. So he Brough the bruschetta with figs which had some melted cheese with a sliced fig thrown on top (a last minute substitute). ode cheese had no flavour and did little to bring out the flavour of the fig. They were not complementary. He then offered to bring us a few anchovies on the side which at the time we thought was a nice gesture until we discovered that he charged us for the anchovies. Since there was nothing to eat the anchovies with we asked if the restaurants had any crackers which he promptly brought from the kitchen. And you guessed it charged us for them. Not a great start to the evening or finish when the bill arrived. 2. We asked if there was a house wine that might be less expensive than those on the wine list and were told "No!" all of the wines are listed. We decided not to order any wine since the prices were too high to warrant the value. As a former wine importer myself I was not impressed. The waiter then came back to say that he in fact did have a house wine that he could serve to us at a lower price than the other wines that were quoted on the menu. We asked him to bring it please. He brought the wine. Opened the bottle and then poured everyone a glass without the courtesy of a taste test beforehand. After having tasted the wine we understood why. Don't get me wrong. We did drink it as we had had it with this joker with 25 years experience. 3. The dishes. Now perhaps we were too much of a problem for him. I am not saying that he told the kitchen to prepare bad food but if that were not the case then the dishes were simply poorly prepared. The pizzas. Canned tuna topping was disgusting. If it were not canned then it was simply beyond its best before date. Rather than a crispy crust we had to contend with a sloppy, soppy crust that did not hold up to the toppings. Pizza with anchovies provided the same sloppy, soppy crust. Oh yes, extra anchovies were brought and extra charges were incurred. Caesar salad. A deconstructed salad with uncut lettuce (a blob on the plate) topped with a little dressing , a few slivers of parmesan cheese and 2 tiny anchovies,,, yes, there are those anchovies again. They must cost the restaurant their weight in gold the way that the use so little and charge extra if you dare ask for ... "more please." Eggplant parmesan Basic but not as good as the one I make at home. I can only guess given the poor quality of the other dishes that the ingredients might not be the best. The fish dish was fine as it should be since it was the most expensive dish ordered. I guess you get what you pay for in service, wine and food.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed June 4, 2022 via mobile

Delicious food and great service. Good choice of specials and good wine selection. I had the Branzino with a Cavoletti salad and it was delicious. The other members of our party had the Linguine with clams and the Grilled Veal Chop. Both loved their food...as well. We shared a bottle of Vermentio which we all enjoyed. The restaurant offers an Aperitivo from 4 pm to 6 pm and Set Menu Options for 8 or more people. The staff is also friendly and professional. They help make the dining experience wonderful. Once you try this restaurant, you will be looking forward to dining there again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 20, 2021

We sat on the patio, which is airy and pleasant. I had the Pizza Dante with a glass of red wine, followed by an espresso. My companion had the pepperoni pizza. What I had was certainly very good, but I probably should have tried one...of the non-pizza dishes to really assess the quality of this place. The service was also very good. The wine is pricey.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed November 8, 2020

i went to take up my on line order, but it was not ready the 2 gurls at the front were busy ++ working as a team. should do. . they saw i had a cane and was in pain. they gave me a table...and a glass of wine. they were amazing. thanklk pie so much Annette and B??? i did not get her full name but she was on the desk, and she was amazing!!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 16, 2020

The patio was lit so pretty, the service was not rushed and although it did take a little longer for my hyper husband to get his vino, i told him to breathe and take in the patio and what could be our last chance to...get out for a while during Covid. We had apps of artichoke, calamari and the cheese and meat tray. All wonderful. Our mains of pizza, pasta and chicken supreme were great. Four of us shared Nona's lemon pie because we were so full. lovely night. note to resto - you need a key on the keypad to up the tip to 25% for our server. Makes life easier.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed November 7, 2019

Celebrated my son's birthday with family and friends at Capocaccia. Visited frequently when I lived in the area, but had not been in for a while. We had reservations, good thing, as the place was packed on a Tuesday evening. We had a stellar night....Food was exceptional, as was our server who made great recommendations and let us order multiple dishes from the menu and dine family style. Truly a memorable evening for everyone at our table.This place still has 'it'.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019

Great family dinner last night. A warm atmosphere and inviting smells open your appetite the moment you step in. We had a reservation but it was busy (prime time Saturday night) and our table wasn't ready. The host offered us graciously a delicious Chianti Classico...Reserva on the house. We had CARPACCIO DI MANZO and (on specials) deep fried risotto balls for appetizers, the MELINA pizza (the best tomato, goat cheese, arugula, prosciutto pizza I've ever had!), CONCHIGLIE E PISTACCHIO and SALMONE for main, and tiramisu. My wife and I cook, so we're both demanding when we eat out. Extremely satisfying flavors, filing portions, and deprived of the insane amount of salt that many restaurants tend to use. The service was impeccable. All in all, what a night out at the restaurant should be.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

We went early on a Sunday for family dinner. It was great. Pizza and pastor for the kids and a nice meal for the adults. Service was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019

My daughter suggested that we try the tasting menu. Truly a superb experience. The Head Chef David not only prepared each dish with exquisite visual presentation, but the flavour profile of each dish was absolutely a gourmet experience. Chef David served us himself and explained...each dish with the passion of a true chef. The sommelier/ manager Ali ensured we picked the perfect wine for our delicious dinner. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the ambience of Capocaccia. Thank you for a lovely evening.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 2019 via mobile

It’s been a long time since I dined here. I’ll be sure to come back soon. The food was excellent, the service a little slow but friendly and efficient. One of the best gluten free pizza crusts I’ve eaten anywhere. All four of us enjoyed...our meals and wine.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019

Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere of this restaurant. Great location too. We lunched and had a great Caesar salad and Linguine Frutti di Mare. The service was great, friendly and professional. The food was fantastic. Add a Prosecco and you’ve got an excellent dining...experience!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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