"Italian deli by the luxurious NEO Bankside development"Review Rating: Reviewed by Leila
This Italian deli is located beneath the apartments of the NEO Bankside, the swanky new development near the Tate Modern.
There are a few tables for sit-down meals, but the restaurant is essentially a showcase for the products the shop sells. These include durum wheat pasta, charcuterie, cheeses, bread sticks, olive oil and biscuits. As such, rows of Italian preserves, confectionery and wines fill the walls.
In terms of eating in, there's a vast wine list available by the bottle or the glass, with a blackboard showing the specials. We start with a tuna salad, with thick chunks of cold tuna served with lots of leaves, capers and sliced cherry tomatoes. A platter of sliced wild boar salami and thick chunks of salty Parmesan comes with a gorgeous chestnut confit made with syrup and chestnut cream. It’s lush and marzipan-like, and so good we buy some to take home (its £4.90 per jar, no surprise given the swish location).
For the main dishes they stick to pasta. There's a veal ragu penne, and a very nice spinach and ricotta tortellini in a slightly spicy tomato sauce. For dessert we get a homemade muffin made with rich chocolate, cherry and pine nuts.
As Capricci is basically a delicatessen with tables, it's best as a takeaway place or for a quick meal before heading to the Southbank.
Leila reviewed Capricci on Mon 08 Feb 2016Review disclosure: reviewer was invited to review