If the name Caponies invokes images of the infamous mobster Al Capone, it should. Their outside sign and logo has a silouhette of what looks like an oversized Capone. Inside this Italian restaurant photos of many beloved Italian Americans grace the walls. The only thing "killer" about this place is their food. Their pasta sauces are fantastic as was my entire spaghetti dinner. The dining room has a wood burning oven that's used for making pizzas. Old world charm and flavor and a low key atmosphere make this place a "hit" with me.
Margerita pizza is amazing, but so is the regular! Feels like you're in Italy. Super friendly service, same owners come to say hello year after year. Very cozy atmosphere with open oven so you can watch the pizzas being made. Caprese salad is remarkably fresh and out of this world! Everything is just amazing! I've been there for my last two birthdays and I plan on going for the next!!
I love this pizza!!! I always look foward to go to Caponies to have the pizza!!
What a great place to eat and relax! The food tastes like mamma just made it. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The menu is fun to read. They toast bread for you to eat at your table. You can watch your pizza being made in the wood burning oven. Great Desserts. Can't get enough!
Pros: Inexpensive, Good Parking, Great Food
I was up in Chicago a couple months ago for a school trip, and we stopped in at Caponies on the way to our hotel. We were greeted and our order was taken promptly. I had never had real deep dish pizza before Caponies, but had it at 5 more restaurants over the next week, so I was suprised by the 45 minute cook time. It was well worth the wait. That pizza still lingers in my mind and I can't wait to get some more.
I will always get a pizza from Caponies when I come back home to Chicago. I used to try and get there once a week to get a Margarita Pizza and Gelato. Very good eating then when your done go to Caputos and go grocery shopping do it like the real italians do.
Il Vostro Angela
Pros: Inexpensive, Ambience, Italian Men