Capricci Italian Restaurant Neo Bankside Review: Homeboy and I booked a table for two at the cute Capricci Italian Restaurant Neo Bankside for Valentines night. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the relaxing ambience of this speciality restaurant and deli. If you’re looking for the best restaurants near the Tate Modern or Italian restaurants in Bankside, this is the place for you.
“Capricci is a cosy, friendly deli restaurant serving quality food and wine from artisanal producers. The restaurant is located behind the Tate Modern making it the perfect spot for art lovers who appreciate great food,” Homegirl London
Capricci Italian Restaurant Dinner Menu
The menu features the best ingredients from Italian artisan producers to create authentic, tasty dishes that will satisfy your Italian food cravings. When you sit down you get a pot of breadsticks which are the best, I’ve ever tasted. I wanted more but decided to hold off, so I didn’t spoil my meal. Start with Olives, Roasted Sardines in Salsa Verde or Cantabrian Anchovy Fillets from Santoña which are said to be the best anchovies in the world.
We shared a couple of vegetarian starters including Apulian Burrata with Camone Tomatoes, Wild Rocket and Balsamic Glaze. The burrata was exceptionally creamy, and the tomatoes are delicious, they are small with a scarlet and green colour and crispy texture. The other starter was the Bruschetta with Sundried Tomatoes and Fior di Latte Mozzarella on Rustic Bread. Bruschetta with Chicken Liver Pate was also available. The Cured Meat and Cheese Boards are large and look spectacular. I’ll have to try the cheese version next time.
Pasta dishes include Bigoli (long and thick pasta strands) with Duck Ragu. Another for meat eaters was Orecchiette (pasta which looks like small ears) with Italian Sausage and Wild Broccoli. Homeboy ate the Mezzemaniche (stubby pasta tube) with Crab and Datterini Tomatoes which are rich and sweet-tasting, the sauce had a chilli kick to it. Meanwhile, I was pleased with my creamy bowl of Tonnarelli (spaghetti) with Pecorino Cheese and Fresh Black Truffle.
Mezzemaniche with Crab
If you’re not in the mood for pasta, try the Lamb Chops with Roasted Parsnip, Italian Sausage with Cannellini Beans Tuscan Style or Oven Baked Seabass Fillets with Roasted Potatoes.
Tonnarelli with Pecorino Cheese and Fresh Black Truffle
Save a little space for dessert. We shared the homemade Tiramisu and a Chocolate Mousse which wasn’t on the menu, so that was a welcome surprise. Other options include Wild Berry Pannacotta, Chocolate Amaretto Cake or a slice of Panettone.
To give you the idea of price points starters are £5-12, boards of meat and cheese are £16-29, pasta bowls are £16-29, other dishes cost £17-18 and desserts are £6.50-8.50. The wine list looked interesting with plenty of Italian varieties including natural wines from Italian micro-producers, so you’ll have to order a couple of glasses, cheers!
Capricci Italian Restaurant Interiors
The restaurant is on the ground floor of a contemporary block of flats behind the Tate Modern. The front of the building has the floor to ceiling glazing so you can people watch. Inside towards the front is the casual seating with high tables and stools. Towards the back, you will find cosy tables for two with a backdrop of wine bottles on shelves. The open kitchen is in the middle, so you get to see the passionate chefs preparing your meal. I noticed that the acoustics are good, which means you can have a conversation with your dinner date without straining to hear them. Capricci is cute enough for a date night and also works as a place to take business clients.
Capricci Italian Restaurant Neo Bankside Information
To find out more, go to the Capricci Restaurant Website. The address is NEO Bankside, Unit C South, 72 Holland Street, London SE1 9NX. The nearest stations are Blackfriars or Southwark. Check the website for current opening times, at the moment they are open 8.30 am until 10.30 pm Monday to Friday and at the weekend from 11 am until 10.30 pm. I hope you enjoy your delicious Italian meal and glass of vino!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for being my date!