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“Not Exceptional”
Review of Capricci Di Sicilia - CLOSED

Capricci Di Sicilia
Cuisines: European, Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Politeama
New York
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not Exceptional”
Reviewed 1 September 2008

Capricci is mentioned in lots of guide books, probably because so many editors and writers are too lazy to research new choices.

Here's the deal: This restaurant, established decades ago, used to be quite good (I first ate there around 1990). But things changed. New places sprung up all over the neighbourhood, and a few of them were fantastic.

Yet Capricci stuck to the same old course, offering 'standard' menus to 'tourists' when no visitor wanted to be called a 'tourist' anymore, much less treated like one. And the quality declined to the point where (in 2006) they started running local ads featuring nudity to attract customers, and as of this writing one of those posters is displayed in the restaurant!

Yet they still do some of the old standards quite well. The caponata is good, as is the sword fish. And the pasta dishes are all good. It's really a question of what you expect.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Uk
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Don't waste your money”
Reviewed 18 May 2008

This was the restaurant which was recommended by our hotel. We were so disappointed. The restaurant was quite nice, service not great and food shocking; it was lukewarm, portions small and expensive for what it was- completely lacking in any culinary talent eg my "antipasto" starter for 10euros was caponata, fried potators, a mini pizza thing and some potato rissoles- awful!!! For one of our main courses we had "Sicilian Pork" again about 10 euros- 2 pork sausages. Save your money and go to one of the bbq stalls down the street where food looked infinitely better!!!!!

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