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“One of the most overrated restaurants in Jersey”
Review of La Capannina

La Capannina
Ranked #78 of 225 Restaurants in St. Helier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $198
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Jersey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“One of the most overrated restaurants in Jersey”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

La Capannina has to be one of the most overrated restaurants in all of Jersey. It is slowly fading into the abyss and its reputation, which was built mainly on business lunches, is all but over! It is overpriced, the staff were not good at all and generally just a terrible experience. The waiter spilt food on my wife, saw what he had done and then did not even clean it up, acknowledge the incident or say sorry. Extremely overpriced and do not even start to think of the wine list!!!

  • Visited June 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
309 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“excellence at a price”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

never had a bad meal here.full of 'banking' types who pay the prices.very varied menu and i could have spent less had i avoided the foie gras in sauturnes.lobster bisque,wonderful,but plaice tasted beutifully fresh.after drinks,service etc,i paid over £100 for lunch.but i was treating myself!

Visited December 2012
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Jersey, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Fading Institution”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The restaurant is still an institution for Jersey dining albeit a fading one. The restaurant has never had a Michelin Star and is rumoured never to have wanted one

It is a couple of years since my last review as this all time favourite restaurant is not what it once was. Prices have increased dramatically and the décor has not changed much in over 30 years although it now has air conditioning.

There are two parts to the restaurant. The "new"( a relative term) more glamorous part and the older part near the main entrance. If you are one of Tino's favourite customers you will be booked into the new part but, regrettably, for the last booking we were relegated to Table 4 looking into the area where the dishes are cleared in the older part. You are definitely out of favour if you are put in the old part (especially when there are vacant tables in the new part!).

In effect, nothing changes or will change, apart from the prices, and the devoted care of Joel and Fernando who still make it worth going to the restaurant. With a number of new restaurants being opened, it will be interesting to read the TA reports on BANJO.

  • Visited November 2012
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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Perfect”
Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

I can't imagine there being a more authentic Italian restaurant than this anywhere outside of Italy. In fact, I imagine there are restaurants in Italy that are less authentic than this!

From start to finish we could not of enjoyed our evening here any more. Perfectly cooked and perfectly served food that was an absolute delight to eat. The atmosphere was brilliant, with friendly and knowledgable staff on hand to take care of everything. A glass never ran dry and an empty plate never sat on the table.

If you want a special meal - you must go here.

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1 Thank Craig D
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Reading, UK
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Food excellent but service poor and expesnive”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

We took a few of our clients to the restaurant and whilst the food was excellent (especially the veal) the service was poor even taking into account they were busy and the overall cost for the meal was expensive even by Jersey standards.

  • Visited December 2012
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