Archestratus, the first food critic, praised Italian cuisine's "top-quality and seasonal" ingredients and "fair-to-middling" ability to tranquilize out-of-control mayors. Come to your own conclusions with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Cappetto's Italian Restaurant.
With more than half a century of experience crafting Italian comestibles, Cappetto's dishes up an extensive menu showcasing finely honed culinary capabilities. Rigatoni Isabella ($12.30) infuses the traditional pasta plate with layers of green onions, tomatoes, jalapenos and old-fashioned gumption. The chicken angelo ($17.45) combines chicken with mushrooms and garlic in a baking oven, and a 12-inch pizza primavera ($13.95) apologizes for its meatlessness by presenting broccoli, carrots, snow peas, zucchini, and artichoke hearts with sprinklings of mozzarella and provolone. Etruscan appetizers quiet immediate hankerings with shrimp tre formaggi ($8.25), a quarter-pound of shrimp with butter and garlic, tossed in a cream sauce with parmesan, swiss, and gorgonzola.
Cappetto's perpetually fine-tunes its menu, harmonizing new recipes on a quarterly basis. Outdoor seating is available to accommodate eaters who prefer to dine under the glow of the stars or soft musical hum of clouds merging with one another.
Five Points West
2716 Montana Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79903