A few weeks ago, I went to Staten Island to have a late Sunday lunch at Capizzi, an Italian restaurant. You know they say that Staten Island has some of the best Italian food in New York City and Capizzi definitely lives up that honor. Serving nothing but authentic Italian Dishes made the old-fashioned way; Capizzi is filled with family photos and furnished to resemble an Italian grandmother’s home. Capizzi is truly the perfect cozy Staten Island destination for authentic Italian food.
Speaking of authentic, all the pastas, raviolis, and desserts at Capizzi are made in-house, fresh from scratch every day. Additionally, Capizzi uses local fresh fish, produce and imports, many of their ingredients arriving from Sicily weekly.
At Capizzi, the quality and attention to details extend down to the restaurant’s choice in EVOO. Being in the restaurant business for over 40 years and as an owner of many different types of restaurants in New York, Joe, the Owner of Capizzi says he was determined to
“provide the best Italian cuisine”.
In his effort to do just that, Joe created the Bel Evo Extra Virgin Olive Oil Blend, which is perfect multipurpose Olive Oil for use in any kitchen and is used in all the dishes @ Capizzi.
As you may expect, the food at Capizzi was simply amazing, well-seasoned and of course fresh. I left the restaurant stuffed, in a good way.
My meal highlights included
The Tagliatelle with Filet Mignon pasta, was tossed in a rich Barolo wine reduction sauce and tossed with porcini mushrooms and was cooked to perfection. The Tagliatelle was cooked al dente and the tender pieces of Filet Mignon melted in your mouth; this was truly a meal highlight. The Baked Branzino fish fillet was also tasty and was accompanied with cherry tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, asparagus and black olives in an aluminium foil. I cannot forget to mention dessert, the Capizzi Chocolate Ravioli was the best dessert I’ve had this year. The Ravioli was filled with a subtle chocolate filling and tossed in a deliciously sweet vanilla sauce.
Overall, my lunch @ Capizzi in Staten Island was delicious. With the large portion and fresh ingredients, Capizzi is perfect for family-style meals. Based on this experience, I would definitely return.
Check out all the pictures from my lunch below:
4126 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10308
Reservations: Recommended for parties of 6+
The Cost: Average $35 per person for dinner