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. Today's Groupon similarly stuns, and rightfully so: for $10, you get $25 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Cappetto's Italian Restaurant's Five Points location.
More than half a century of creating Italian ingestibles has helped Cappetto's Italian Restaurant master its culinary capabilities. Diners searching for authentic Etruscan eats can begin with bruschetta pomodoro, whose toasty bread is loaded with a mingling of oven-roasted, chopped Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, and olive oil ($5.65). A pepperoni sandwich offers a quarter-pound of spicy pepperoni on a french roll, with the option of adding homemade meat sauce ($4.75), and a 12-inch pizza primavera apologizes for its meatlessness by presenting broccoli, carrots, snow peas, zucchini, and artichoke hearts with sprinklings of mozzarella and provolone ($13.95). Indecisive pasta fans can select the pasta combination, which manages unmade minds with lasagna, manicotti, spaghetti, rigatoni, and chicken ravioli, all treading in delicious meat sauce on a single plate ($13.95).
On a bimonthly basis, Cappetto's introduces a new recipe that finds its way to KDBC 4's news-screen. 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. Reservations are required and enforced by actors playing cops.
- Cappetto's is a classic working-man's Italian restaurant born in the 50's in America. They serve above average Italian dishes that are on the large side for a very reasonable price. All of this while enjoying Sinatra and Dean Martin classics playing in the background. This is Americana. – Daniel W., Yelp