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32 Giles Street, Canberra 2603, Australia
(02) 6239 6712
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food on a cold night

It was a freezing Canberra night, but we thought we'd head into Kingston for a family meal at La Capanna. Somehow, the restaurant stuffed up our booking and we were sat right next to the door, so when everyone came in a freezing draft came straight through onto us. That was a little... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Richard B
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Canberra, Australia
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English first
Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It was a freezing Canberra night, but we thought we'd head into Kingston for a family meal at La Capanna. Somehow, the restaurant stuffed up our booking and we were sat right next to the door, so when everyone came in a freezing draft came straight through onto us. That was a little disappointing. The food though is fine. The... More 

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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Enjoyed the specials board, with some adventurous new dishes I hadn't had before. Of course there's the traditional list to choose from too. Perfect for me on business trip, as I was staying on National Circuit, so enjoyed the short walk across to the Giles Street Foodie Prescient to dine and walk off the meal with the same walk back... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Found this restaurant through reviews on tripadvisor and was not disappointed. The service was outstanding - one of the most welcoming and happy waitresses I've ever come across. She knew the menu inside and out and recommended great wines and special treats to add to the mains. Food was great - the pasta wasn't just the generic flavours you get... More 

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country NSW
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Dined with family last Saturday evening. Food excellent and service better. The lady with the curly blonde hair went out of her way to make us happy on the evening. prices very reasonable for quality of food - try any of the pizzas with blue cheese - taste delight.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Ate at La Capanna last Friday night with friend. Wonderful, tasty and well presented food all served with a smile by great people working there. Would recommend at any time - leave some space for the dessert!

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Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Arrived at end of lunch service but no problem, happy to serve us & gave us best table. No problem changing dish slightly & recommendations were spot-on. Serves were huge, food was delicious & didn't take long. We were given complimentary non-alcoholic drinks & attentive service. Very pleasant lunch.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Picture this. You take time out if your day for a Friday lunch. You get to your restaurant of choice and there are two other tables of 2. Not exactly busy. You order. Another table arrives and orders. They get their food. You enquire where your food is and they only just realise they've forgotten to even cook your food.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had the banquet as we were a large party. The food was delicious and loads of it! We couldn't eat it all and had plenty to take home. The service was quick, friendly and happy. Great place to dine with kids too.

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

La Capanna is a pretty straightforward Italian restaurant. Come here for Italian comfort food, not for haute cuisine or innovative fare. Stock standard menu of pizzas and pastas and the predictable starters. Atmosphere is nice enough with stereotypical Italian pop music (think "Volare"by Dean Martin, etc. etc.) which was on as we walked in - I like this song, so... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Ate here last night for the third time since previous well known owner, Gino, had left. Once again it was very enjoyable fare. Reasonably priced, which is so important when dining with children, the food has not sufferered at all under new ownership. Yes the seating is a bit uncomfortable and cramped, and yes, it is noisy when busy, but... More 

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Additional Information about La Capanna

Address: 32 Giles Street, Canberra 2603, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 6239 6712
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Greater Canberra  >  Canberra
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Giles Street, Canberra 2603, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Greater Canberra  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: (02) 6239 6712

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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