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“good takeaway pasta” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Capanna

La Capanna
32 Giles Street, Canberra 2603, Australia
(02) 6239 6712
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Ranked #279 of 836 Restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
sydney
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“good takeaway pasta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

This place was packed and we bought some takeaway pasta. It was quick, not too expensive and the great thing was that it didnt taste like takeaway pasta. The portions were pretty generous, and not too heavy.

Visited March 2012
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Cosy Italian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

We have been returning to this restaurant every couple of months for a couple of decades. It's basically a pizza and pasta place and you should not expect more or less. Service has always been excellent - we went just a day ago. By Canberra standards the value is really very good.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“So-so...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

The service was prompt but vague. We ordered salmon and blue cheese pasta - it was tasty but there wasn't much salmon in the dish. We also had a salad with semi-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts. If you order the salad, watch those artichoke hearts, they're a bit tough.

Visited January 2012
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A rare gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

After living in Canberra for a year or so, this place became a favorite. Amazing food at a really good price and outstanding customer service! Gino in particular is a star, we had family visit and took them to La Capanna and Gino made it an unforgettable evening! 10/10

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“greasy food, rude service - don't go here”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

I've been to La Capanna a few times over the years and always thought it was pretty average, but after my most recent feel compelled to make my feelings known. From the moment we walked in, the service was of the "why should I bother to help you" variety. People who work there (including the chap who I think runs the place) swan around trying to look important but are not focused on serving their customers at all. And the food is distinctly average. It's hard to mess up pizza and pasta but this place does its best to do so. The pizza was greasy and the pasta we ordered was terrible. Don't go here! I'm amazed it survives with such bad service.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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