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“Very, very good”
Review of Capellini Ristorante - CLOSED

Capellini Ristorante
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: “B” St. & Baldwin Ave.
Oviedo, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very, very good”
Reviewed 22 December 2012

I really enjoyed Capellini. The food and service were both very good. The bruschetta, antipasto, Caesar salad and veal piccata were all excellent. The bar was colorful and full of interesting people. Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Stellus
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English first
menlo park ca
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great location near CalTrain, various seating options.”
Reviewed 14 November 2012

As other restaurants have entered the local scene, this no longer stands out for the food quality, but it's good. The interior mezzanine, with stair access only, overlooks the main floor dining room, kitchen, and bar. Great "bird's eye view" with slightly slower service. The basement area has a private dining room which can be booked for groups.

The Caesar salad dressing is excellent-just garlicky enough. House bread is always a plus here. Traditional pastas are available as well as meat & fish entrees. Pizza too. Carpaccio is a popular appetizer. Veal Piccata was a bit over-cooked last time.

Overall, this is reliably good but not innovative or superb food.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank carol22b
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San Francisco Bay Area
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Sempre un piacere .... Salut!”
Reviewed 23 September 2012

I have been to Capellinis about 3 times. Once for a Group Luncheon, Once for Happy Hour at the Bar with Friends and Dinner last Night. All have been a Wonderful Experience. If you are looking for a quick Dinner, this is not the place. Stay and enjoy the experience.

Very Classic looking restaurant in a beautiful building and very well lit for the ambiance make for a great setting. Whether you are here with a Business Associate, Date or a Nice Family Dinner ... This is the perfect place.

Great Wine List ranging from low to high. Attentive wait staff. I was very impressed with all the attention we received for a Saturday Evening by many refilling water glasses, taking finished plates when I was done and they kept asking if we wanted more bread (yes I love my bread). We also asked for Balsamic Vinaigrette along with the Olive Oil already on the table as we enjoy dipping our bread in the mixer. It arrived in less than a minute. Pepe our waiter was very attentive coming by every so often.

The Dinner menu was of great selections along with the Specials but we opted for the regular Dinner Menu for all but 1 item. Started off with the Insalata con Pera (pear salad). Arrived about 8 minutes later. Yum!, unless you are of a nut allergy was wonderful. After a brief less than 10 minutes our Main Entree' arrived. We selected the Risotto con Gamberetto (on the special menu) which was Italian Arborio rice with prawns fresh tomatoes, fennel and leeks and the Scaloppine di Vitello con Funghi (Veal Medallion sauteed with Mushrooms and Vermouth with sauteed Veggies. Both Wonderful and Delicious!

We didn't stay for dessert which I would have probably killed for a Tiramisu and Cappuccino but we opted to have coffee and dessert at home.

Mostly Adults but did see one table with very well behaved children. Parking is somewhat a challenge but they do offer Valet Service. I don't like to rush my food when enjoying a great dinner. Think we lasted about 1 hour 20 min with just the Salad and Entree.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank staffybulls
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Leesburg, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Top of the line Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Capellini is an upscale Italian Restaurant in the heart of downtown San Mateo. The service was excellent and everyone in our party enjoyed their entrée. I loved the atmosphere in the restaurant with the authentic wood burning oven in full view and the house Chianti was superb, always a good sign.

Visited July 2012
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Thank David D
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Nashville
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“This is an Excellent Restaurant”
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Recently when visiting the Bay Area, friends treated us to dinner at Ristorante Capellini in downtown San Mateo. This is one of their favorite Bay Area restaurants and it was clear to us as to why they enjoy dining there. The menu, decor, aromas, and general atmosphere quickly tell you that this is a very successful, seemingly family owned and operated Italian restaurant. The food and service were exquisite. Despite being very busy and in a well-appointed, crowded dining room with a high ceiling, the noise level was not so high as to preclude comfortable table conversation. The dinner and dessert wine lists were excellent. Desserts were outstanding. Most importantly, the main dishes were wonderful. Everything about this restaurant was superb. We highly recommend it.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank FireballNashville
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