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“Do the people of Nottingham not know any better!?”
Review of La Capanna

La Capanna
Ranked #249 of 1,339 Restaurants in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 22, 2013

I just don't get it - how this place gets the reviews it does is incomprehensible. How depressing that people think that the stodge this place serves purports to be Italian Fayre. The food can only be described as poor to mediocre. Terrible presentation, awful cuts of meat, overcooked pasta, glutinous sauces; this place would have been reverred, I am sure, by diners in the early 80s. It, alas would appear that it has made no effort whatsoever to move with the times and offer the quality of food that most people would expect as a bare minimum in this day and age. Dated decor, no attention to detail whatsoever and run by surly staff who, it would appear have little bother about their customers, anyone looking for good food should avoid this place at all costs!!

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

I've been eating here with my family for years,and the food is tip top every time.I know some people think its a bit tired and could do with a revamp,but I say No I go for the food not some tarted up Italian theme leave the place as it is

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1  Thank Terry A
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Myself and my girlfriend Anna have become regulars to this restaurant and eat here at least twice a month, the food is consistently fantastic and we have never once has a bad meal, the steak in a peppercorn sauce is amazing

The restaurant is small but has a great atmosphere, We were recommended to try this place and haven't looked back since, we definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends

Simply the best Italian restaurant in Nottingham in our opinion

Adam Smith

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1  Thank Adamandanna123
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

My wife and I regularly go to this restaurant. The decor is dated and shabby, and to honest the service is not consistently brilliant, but the food is really good! I would particularly recommend the steaks - cooked perfectly (I.e. if you ask for rare, it is actually cooked rare), good quality steak and the sauces are really tasty. They also do an 'early bird' menu which is good value.

If the owners happen to read this, I hope you don't think it presumptuous for me to give some advice! Your food is brilliant, but if you don't update your decor and perhaps smile a bit I think you might start to struggle to get people through your door...

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

As a child, I used to visit this restaurant regularly about 17 years ago with my family. In the last few days, I've been to the big chain Italian restaurants, such as Carluccio's and Zizzi. I was about to make another visit into Nottingham city but then decided to eat slightly closer to home. La Capanna was a welcome break from the usual identikit city centre restaurants. The food was authentic Italian and pleased all of us. The decor hasnt really changed over the years, but i feel this just adds to the great 'family run' feel of the restaurant. As its January, the restaurant was extremely quiet, however, this didn't affect our dining experience. We should all eat more local to support the nicer family run restaurants.

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1  Thank SunnyJ25
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