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“great food at twice the price” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Capricciosa

Capricciosa
Ranked #594 of 12,164 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Pontocho
Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“great food at twice the price”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

Never been to Kyoto before , will definitely return , but never to this restaurant
The food was tasty , the service very pleasant
But the after taste , unfortunate
Despite the recommendation from Kyoto Visitors Guide of good value , double portions and reasonably priced wine it's actually bad value , double priced and ordinary wine at extortionate cost . KVG also offered a 10% reduction on mention .
The cheapest wine is 35% more than advertised and about the worst we tasted in Japan .
The menu is ordinary Italian pizza and pasta ; straight forward but decent
My problem ,however, was the bill ; charged twice for wine - at Y2000 not Y1400
and many extra dishes, that I'm sure are delicious, but, we never ate them . Unfortunately my Kanjii is zero so I don't even understand what we supposedly ate . There were only two or three groups of people eating in the restaurant at the same time, and they were all Japanese, no-one else had ordered wine so there was no excuse for the managers 'mistakes'. Challenging the bill of approximately 100% extra than we expected the manager blamed the waitress' incompetence ( we thought her very sweet and helpful ) said it was simply an overcharge on wine ( 2 instead of 1 ) and told us that we had ,in fact, eaten these fictional extra 4 dishes - so why was I still hungry ? and now angry . After a long discussion the overcharges were subtracted. When we mentioned again the 10% discount we were presented with a third bill which showed prices at 110%, therefore we supposedly had already recieved a discount . Too exhausted to argue further we paid and resolved instead to review this restaurant and expose its underhand overcharges . A much better option ,around the corner, is Tadg's Irish bar with welcoming hosts, great food and an excellent view of the river and surrounds.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Zephyrhills, Florida
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186 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“decent pizza in Kyoto”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

this Italian restaurant is located in the shopping center Porta beneath the train station in Kyoto. The pizza is decent by Italian standards and cheap, a good break from Japanese cuisine.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PascoBob
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