THE CAPRI RESTAURANT IN HAMILTON FIRST OPENED DOORS IN NOVEMBER 1963!
Back in the days, this pizza shop had line-ups almost every night. The pizza bar right in the front window so everyone can see.
Above the Capri lies the infamous Blue Grotto. The ceilings and walls were transformed into concrete stalactites. Food, dancing and live entertainment was on the menu. On November 9th 2014, it was re-opened for all to enjoy.
The head cook at the time, Anna Fiorino started working in the kitchen in the late 60’s. She was just a teenager but needed the money and really loved to cook. Most of the dishes you see today were inspired by her family back home in Calabria, Italy. Even today you will see Mamma in the back cooking and her husband Genaro, Pappa helping out.
Since 2004, the Fiorino family now own and run the restaurant. We have made some significant changes in the main dining room as well as the kitchen, but one thing still remains, is the love and passion we have for our customers.
We look forward to serving you and your family for long time coming.
Overall, a very positive experience - I went with a very large group, and the restaurant was incredibly accommodating of our reservation. Probably helped that we gave them about 3 days notice.
It feels very much like a old-world, family-style restaurant. Understated but stylish decor, and very clean.
The food itself was also very appetizing. The sauces weren't quite perfect, but they were still well-made. Great portions for the price, and it didn't take an incredibly long time to bring the food out (based on other's reviews, we may have caught them on a good day).
For being in Hamilton, a very positive Italian cuisine experience!
Just had valentine's dinner at Capri. The service was great, as well as the food. One of the best Italian restaurants in Hamilton and I've been to most. The chicken parm and pizza were home made and delicious. Everything was very reasonably priced. The one downfall was they lost our reservations..twice. Calamari was also delicious and you receive a good amount. It didn't come with enough seafood sauce but we got extra, free of charge. Will definitely be one of my go-to's for Italian.
Despite losing my reservation twice I had an amazing night out! The atmosphere was old school Italian so lots of decor but gave a really authentic Italian feel. We started out with wine and beer and was happy to see how inexpensive they were. Our appetizer was calamari which we enjoyed: good quantity and the batter was perfect and didn't flake off. We split the chicken Parmesan with Rose sauce as well as ordered a pizza. The chicken parm was absolutely perfect and the Rose sauce complimented the meal excellently. The pizza came out late due to a mix up in the kitchen (which is fine, stuff happens!) and it was certainly worth the wait. The ingredients tasted so fresh and you could tell it was made with a lot of preparation and passion. Overall, excellent experience and would go back anytime!!