Cappuccino Italiano Cafe/Comments


Archived Comments

The Cappuccino Italiano Cafe Comments Archive contains comments made prior to 2008 and was archived on August 12, 2009.

2006-12-22 11:00:45   The owner greeted us as we came in, and showed us the dessert case as we requested. Finding no dairy-free desserts, she pulled a wrapped frozen treat from a freezer. It reminded me of italian ice, but it came overflowing out of a frozen lemon rind. It was very interesting, and tasty to boot. My companion had a lemon sorbet, which the owner also proudly declared was imported from Italy.
I also ordered a decaf soy latte which was outstanding. My companion told me the technique is all in how one "pulls" the espresso to avoid bitterness. Whatever they was done right.—EastSideStephen

2007-02-16 11:28:57   Went for dinner this time. My veal saltimbocca (with no cheese) was cooked correctly, and the sauce was very rich. There was a little too much prosciutto, which overpowered the veal a bit, but this was easily remedied by removing a layer. It came with a side of linguine, and I thought the smoky homemade tomato sauce on it was well done. My companion ordered linguini with pesto which was had a nice fresh basil flavor. The service was a bit inattentive. Our waitress was also the owner (who was very friendly the last time I was in here), and the restaurant was mostly empty, so there was really no good excuse. We weren't too slighted though, because our food was a good enough value that we could overlook a few bumps ($10 for the pasta, $14 for the veal if I remember correctly). —EastSideStephen

2007-02-16 18:26:37   Ate there twice in the last few months and was treated very well. The veal was tender and tasty each time. The tomato sauce is among the best I've had around here. —JohnMoriello

2007-03-17 15:04:12   Oh dear god the cappuccino is amazing. The dinner I had and the vodka sauce I tasted were nearly as good. The owners are gracious and we were treated like honored guests. I can't eat food like this too often, but it's on my short list of places to go when I feel like I can. Highly recommended. —RochesterGuy

2007-03-21 20:11:42   Very delicious!!! I live right around the corner from the cafe but had been putting off trying it. I was missing out! I stopped in for lunch and had spinach egg drop soup and a roast beef panini. The soup was outstanding and the panini bread was so herby and delicious and grilled to the right crispness. I enjoyed it so much i had dinner there the next night and was equally impressed. I had a tortellini-type pasta in a fantastic vodka sauce. Both times the service was great and the owner is just so sweet i want to go there just to keep her in business! The only major downfall i see is perhaps the atmosphere. The decor is not very modern and a bit tacky in my opinion, but i can certainly overlook it. —AutumnMarie

2007-03-31 15:08:08   Could use some marketing and word-of-mouth, for sure - was here for lunch on a warm, sunny day and no one else came in - not a single one - and that's a pity: paninis impress with presentation and flavor...been a while since I had a memorable portabella. The accompanying salad is worth savoring each forkful – nice house-recipe dressing (and I don't even get salad normally). There was one thing the owner ought to know to improve business but it's a trivial oversight, as opposed to something systemic/fundamental, so I shall omit it (did tell them verbally). Several restaurants in this very spot over the last few years, and none lasted. People, help keep this place open! —ChristineLeo

2007-04-21 21:01:53   In contrast to previous comments, the restaurant was 3/4 full on a Saturday evening and the outside tables seemed to be filling up as well. The bread was delicious as were our meals (sacchettini and veal parmigiana) and appetizer (stuffed clams). The service made for a pleasant, leisurely meal. I plan to go back another time to try the coffee and desserts. —EllenKelsey

2007-06-20 17:25:18   LOVE IT!!!!! I lived in Italy for a year and this is the only place that I'll drink espresso!!!! The saccatini are TO DIE FOR! My fiance and I go at least twice a month for lunch or dinner and are never dissappointed. The best authentic Italian you will get anywhere! —CarinaDestito

2007-08-01 21:51:38   this place was very good! officially the BEST COFFEE I'VE EVER HAD. i had a secret marinara-like sauce that the cook wouldn't reveal the ingredients of, that was excellent. my bf got another pasta which he calls "ravioli bombs", they were like little sacks, with an amazing vodka sauce. they also had a homemade balsamic vinegrette. too bad there weren't many people there - i hope this place doesn't close, because it's so amazing. my bf got the chocolate cheesecake, and i got the spumoni - both very good. —DanetteFitzgerald

2007-08-01 21:53:22   also, i would go here to have coffee with friends, over spot coffee or starbucks, anytime —DanetteFitzgerald

2007-08-01 21:56:35   one more thing - the pasta presentation was wonderful. not too much like you get in those chain restaurants, a good amount for one meal, maybe a bit more, and looks nice on the dish, not just plopped on there —DanetteFitzgerald

2007-08-21 20:38:59   We have had several nice dinners here and were very happy, the food and the service were excellent. The owner is usually there (always a good sign) and is very nice, make sure to say hello to her. The wine selection is not extensive in terms of choices but what they did offer always went well with the dinners we chose. —DottieHoffmann

2007-08-31 22:46:38   My wife and I tried it for the first time. Our favorite Italian place has been the Northside Inn and that has changed tonight. This place beats that hands down. The menu appears to be more northern Italian fare. My wife had the Chicken Artichoke and I had shrimp wrapped in chicken in a white wine sauce (I forget the name) they were both excellent and very rich. I agree with Danette about the coffee, the best I ever had at a restaurant. The service was also very good. My only complaint is the dining room can use a little work (more wall hangings and warmer colors). We will be back!!!! —ScottHendler

2007-11-02 21:36:53   We had a very nice dinner here with another couple, all the meals were excellent, nice to know they are consistent.. love the artichokes french ! —DottieHoffmann

2007-12-21 08:13:04   Their beans and greens soup is one of the best I have had anywhere. It's done in a different way than the norm with a small bean cooked in it's pod rather than the typical cannelloni beans. Delicious! —MichaelBrisson