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La Capanna

32 Giles Street, Canberra 2603, Australia
(02) 6239 6712
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Ranked #302 of 778 restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We've been going to La Capanna for years, and have always found the food & service delightful, and the restaurant cozy & full of character. It seems to have changed hands, and while the food remains fantastic - the service is lacking. While the more mature male waiter leaned against the door staring into space & the young female waitress... More

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Were in Canberra for a few days and wanted to have dinner at La Capanna as my partner had been there previously (a few years ago) and loved it. We did not have a booking and could not get a table on a Saturday evening around 6.30pm. We decided to have a drink at the Belgium Beer Cafe and wait... More

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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I used to eat at la Capanna on a bi weekly basis when a lovely guy named Gino ran the place. After three years overseas I was very much looking forward to going back last week but was dismally disappointed. The place was a vapid hole where once it was brimming with atmosphere, the service was terrible, as if they'd... More

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Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

La Capanna remains one of my favourite restaurants for ambience, service and food. As it was a mild evening the tables inside and out were full by 7pm - always a good sign. Apparently the restaurant has new owners since my last visit. My only disappointment was the lack of healthy pasta dishes. Apart from the "spag bol" which I... More

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Sydney, Australia
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142 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Walking around Kingston looking for somewhere to eat we saw this place - it was quite full and we got the only table not occupied or reserved - it looked very popular with locals. Great Italian pasta's - good pizza options and plenty of desserts. The chef (who I suspect is also owner) also came out to talk to guests... More

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Canberra, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We enjoyed an evening with a few friends from the gym on a Saturday night at La Capanna in Kingston. The restaurant has been a fixture in the Kingston restaurant scene for decades. It was a pleasant evening. It is a modest sized restaurant with a front window that fully opens on hot days, even though there is an air... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My partner and I live in Kingston just across the road from all of the abundant restaurants, and let me assure you one thing Kingston does have is an abundance of Italian restaurants. I have to say La Capanna is probably the best Italian restaurant out of all of them - and we've been to them all, Figaro, La Rustica,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This restaurant is well positioned in Kingston and you get a typical high standard meal with excellent service. Now don't expect sliver cutlery or crystal glasses, this is just the way you like an Italian restaurant, nice and relaxed. The pizzas are excellent and the pastas large and full of flavour. I could not fault this place and I highly... More

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Hobart, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We only ordered pizzas and a salad. It was very busy but we were seated outside. The pizzas selection were not completely traditional; they had an Australian twist (since when did the Italy have pineapple on a pizza?) The crust was not quite think crust but toppings were generous. The salad was fresh, crisp and well dressed. Prices were reasonable.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I've been going to La Capanna for years, and its always consistently good. I love the pizzas, but friends of mine swear by the pasta, so we can assume it's all good. I get take away from there pretty often too. It's particularly good for large groups, they really take care of you. Prices are reasonable and service is always... More

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