Inspired by Barbara Yost's review in today's Arizona Republic, we rushed right over to Il Capo from my performance at Theatre Works in Peoria. What we discovered surpassed our expectations. An inviting atmosphere matched by an equally engaging wait staff, attentively overseen by its owners, Angela and Mario Rana, was augmented by a lounge bar, an open kitchen with a beautifully tiled wood-fired oven, and a chef whose head was reminiscent of Queequeg. It is a perfect setting for a relaxing meal and conversation.
The menu is superb. Our first repast (and there will likely be many more visits in the future!) included garlic (oh so much garlic!) knots; a chopped salad ~ an explosion of flavors with an awesome basil vinaigrette; the best Stromboli I've ever had, tightly packed with sausage, salami, ham, pepperoni, and mozzarella, topped with sesame seeds (my mouth waters just thinking about it!); and a delightful meatball provolone pizza.
I wished I'd had the capacity to sample other treats on the menu, including the desserts. But, that's for another time.
Highly recommended for great ambience, great service, and exceptional food all at a reasonable price!
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