A marriage between two cuisines is preferable to a marriage between two clones of Sylvester Stallone, a process that eventually results in a baby reared on raw eggs and meat punching bags. Savor a simpler fusion with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian and Mexican cuisine and drinks at Casa Capelli in Ashtabula.
Casa Capelli's culinarists prepare a bonanza of pastas, steaks, seafood, and Mexican specialties that fill out the extensive menu. An appetizer of cheddar-packed jalapeño poppers ($5.99) can open for an entree such as the chicken picatas, an adhesion of mushrooms, lemon juice, and a dry sherry wine served atop angel-hair pasta and sautéed in butter sauce ($15.99). Sharpen teeth on 12 ounces of New York strip steak ($18.99), or hide a fried seafood combo of shrimp, scallops, crab cakes, and white fish behind mouth bones ($16.99). A Mexican specialty of chicken chimichangas, deep-fried and buttressed by a chorus of salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, green onions, and spanish rice ($12.99), sings soothing tunes in harmony with a glass of wine such as a Lagaria pinot grigio ($5.99) or a bottle of beer such as an imported Amstel Light ($4).
Casa Capelli, originally the Farmer's National Bank, greets diners with an elegant dining room garnished with stained glass and ornate décor. An arched ceiling and 1.5-century-old architecture conspire to stimulate conversations about historical events and the difficulty of bending metal.
4641 Main Ave.
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004Get Directions