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“A great change from pasta & piza”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Capitol

Capitol
Ranked #1,194 of 1,416 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Castello
Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A great change from pasta & piza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

We liked dining here so much we came here twice. After a three week tour of Italy the last thing we wanted to see was another pasta or pizza. Captiol was a welcome reprieve! The staff were friendly. Food was cheap and came out quickly. Dishes were brought out one at a time the first night. The second night we asked for everything to be brought out at once so we could share. The sizzling beef hot plate was really good.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank billytheblacksmith
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Terrible - possibly the worst restaurant experience I have ever had”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

I'll start with the positive. The staff were friendly. Sadly it went downhill very rapidly from there. The food (soup / jasmine tea) was watered down. The mains were awful. I ordered crispy chilly beef which was soggy and simply tasted of salt and chilli - I didn't find any beef at all. My husband's lemon chicken was mainly a glutinous / tasteless mush with microscopic pieces of chicken and no lemon flavour. My father's chicken and cashew but dish was chicken, cashew and soy sauce only. Basically, the meal was awful from start to finish - had I been able to reset my evening I would have done. I truly wouldn't recommend it and believe it only managed to stay open due to it's location as it sucks in unsuspecting tourists and does not need to worry about encouraging customers to return.

  • Visited January 2014
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4 Thank Roz38
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UK
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't waste your hard earned money. Awful.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

The food was just awful and the four of us agreed it was the worst we have ever tasted of all cuisines tried. Chicken fillets were round blobs of unidentified food, the crispy beef was little soggy, salty, and spongy with no beef to be found, sweet and sour pork was small pieces of batter in a cold sauce from a jar...other food and rice ordered and was cold. Wanted soup as not feeling well and we felt worse on leaving, we needed a long walk round Venice to assist digestion.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Enairrol
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Ruin your holiday mood”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

Don't to go into details. In short, it is just another case that people that have attitude problems or don't know what's customer service should not be in the industry. If you don't want to ruin your holiday mood, avoid. I hope the woman in short hair is not the owner and if she is, it just goes to show as to what she values - not customer service but thinks that she can treat her paying customers badly. To be honest, the food and other staff were fine.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Londontransit
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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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250 reviews
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“Rude Waitress; Screaming Match”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We were shown to our table and given menus. We got ready to order a substantial lunch for 2 people. We asked the waitress for tap water. She said this was a restaurant and they did not give away water. We had to order bottled water or have no water. We said we did not like bottled water and would just leave. She began screaming at us that we were rude; the restaurant was not a bar. She really was screaming several times that we were rude. The restaurant had several other tables full of people, and this woman was screaming at us at the top of her lungs. Frankly, I was shaking a bit. We left the restaurant and went down the street to a pizzeria and had a great lunch. If given the choice of this restaurant and starving, we would starve.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Kathy M
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