Capriccio's Ristorante

Pasadena Lakes

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Veal flambéed in cognac, sesame-encrusted tuna, and homemade potato gnocchi served along with live music each night

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Promotional value expires Dec 8, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Must purchase a food item. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid on holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The best sauces, like the best imaginary friends, are rich and from the Mediterranean. Dine alone or with Esmeralda the railroad tycoon with this Groupon.

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  • $20 for $40 worth of Italian cuisine, valid Sunday–Thursday
  • $20 for $40 worth of Italian cuisine, valid any day of the week

Chefs flambé veal in cognac and plate it with wild mushrooms ($25) or mold homemade potato gnocchi before blanketing the starchy morsels in a creamy pesto sauce ($19). Seafood entrees include sesame-encrusted tuna ($27) and lobster mixed with shrimp and scallops in brandy and white wine ($39). See the full menu.

Capriccio's Ristorante

Though born in Sicily, Gianpiero Cangelosi moved throughout Europe, developing his skills as a restaurateur. In 1987, he finally landed by parachute in Pembroke Pines and opened Capriccio's Ristorante with the help of his wife Karen. Their traditional take on Italian cuisine quickly earned them a loyal legion of followers, and eventually the demand was too great to fit into one dinning room. They expanded their space with a second dining room and a lounge where a 6’5” chandelier shimmers above an octagonal granite bar. But as much as its surroundings have changed, the quality and authenticity of the food—which has earned the eatery multiple OpenTable Diner’s Choice awards—has not. The restaurant’s waiters ferry dishes of salmon and pine nuts, rack of lamb, and Black Angus filet mignon to tables of quietly salivating guests. Bites of braised veal shank or calamari pair with a dizzying array of wines from Italy, California, and Chile.

The restaurant’s decor reflects the origins of its cuisine–white Corinthian pillars flank sunny yellow walls marked by brick accents, arches, and ornately framed paintings. Diners lounge in wrought iron chairs as they listen to the standup routines of local violinists and pianists.

Customer Reviews

The food and service are amazing, you'll not be disappointed, truly a little gem tucked away.. ENJOY!!
Katherine B. · July 13, 2014
The staff was very freindly, the food very good.
Priscilla · October 23, 2013
Wonderful place. My favorite Italian restaurant by far.
Yenisse A. · August 26, 2013

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