Capisce - S. Lake Tahoe

4.6
368 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Capisce Italian Food and Spirits!

We are a family-owned and operated restaurant, serving fresh, handcrafted Italian in beautiful South Lake Tahoe, Nevada! While we are famous for our Ravs (ravioli) and our "Gravy" (it's not sauce, it's GRAVY), all of our sauces, salad dressings, focaccia, etc. are made from scratch, just like Nanny and Papa Devincenzi taught! We say that our items are "Made With Generations of Love"...we are sure you will agree! We have a full bar as well as beer on tap! Come sit by the fireplace in our dining room, or hang out in our bar and watch the game! Our family looks forward to seeing you...CAPISCE?
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was good but service lacking. Appetizers took long time an arrive about 1 min before main course...

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vipJake
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food and service...ambiance lacking probably due to COVID...I would recommend the sea food pasta special...any time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious authentic style Italian food.

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vipAnnaR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great, warm and welcoming ambience. Full bar with good cocktails and comforting Italian Food.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

27th Wedding Anniversary ...They did a good job with service considering the light staff because of Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here and it was fantastic. Awesome food and service. Definitely will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was painfully slow. It took an hour to get our entrees. A neighboring table had their entrees packed to go because they didn’t want to wait any longer. In the meantime, I was delivered a cocktail that had clearly sat on the bar for 10+ minutes as the ice was melted. When I did get my entree (artichoke and seafood pasta, a daily special), it was unsurprisingly over cooked. Doubtful we’ll try this place again.

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vipIngriT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

If you want amazing food and have all the time in the world I would recommend this place. For those who have children or need to get in and out I would not recommend this place. Delicious food and nice ambience though!

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KeenonT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food and the decor were great ! The prices very fair for the amount of food recieved. My only complaint is that it took 35 mins to get some bread and our waiter seemed really out of it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I got a little disappointed...We’re locals and love to go there for casual and romantic dinners but this was a very special occasion, my birthday, and I made a reservation almost a month before and when we got there they sat us at the bar(high chairs and table)in front of the door(very cold!) and when I asked the hostess for a table at the dinning area she wasn’t friendly at all saying that the restaurant was completely booked! We almost left but the waitress saved the night being gentle and sweet! Food was great as usual!

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Steve
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, wine, service was friendly - perhaps a little slow - but not an issue that affected the quality of the meal. The ravs were great!

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RayeO
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We love this place. The food is hit and miss. Not sure if they have the same chef at each evening as sometimes the portions fluctuate. Overall.. we love dinning at Capisce.

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vipJenniferW
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great neighborhood gem! Terrific food .

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Amber
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went Sunday night (1/31) with 8 people and there was room at the bar to sit together so we all sat there. The bartender was awesome and the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend!! 10 outta 10!!

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JacquelineB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and ambiance at reasonable prices. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We are from the Bay Area and really chose Capisce based on availability and indoor dining. I was expecting a very Italian American experience. I honestly did not have great expectations, but thought it would be acceptable. We were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant has a great, cozy atmosphere. The waitstaff was wonderful, and the food delicious! My husband is from Rome, and while the food was not 100% Italian like you would find in Italy, we very much enjoyed our meal and will return when we are in the area! We had fried eggplant appetizer ( great), my husband and son had the ravs and I had the super spicy GI pasta - all of it wonderful!

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JimS
Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! My wife took me for my birthday, and we had a great time, the food was excellent as was the service and ambience. The menu has some very unique dishes, and we wished we could have tried more! Portion size is big, we had the Rav appetizer which was excellent, sort of made us wish we would have ordered the Ravioli for the main course. The prices were in line with a fine restaurant, but not near those of a Sage Room or Chart House, yet the food is just as good! Our waitress, Sarah, was great, she knew when to be present, and when not to be. I've been living in Tahoe over 30 years and this was my first try at this place, wish I wouldn't have waited so long! The bar looked like a really nice place to sit and enjoy a cocktail or two...maybe next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this “covid” time we has to make reservations, it was great we got there at 6..by the time we left people were waiting ..unfortunately you have to have a time limit for people to eat in order to get the later parties in. It was great for us , food, service, etc. If i was a later party I would of been unhappy.

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vipAlejandro
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still tough in Tahoe with 25% restaurant occupancy but the staff was great. Pasta dishes were authentic and delicious. Large portions so never made it to dessert. Highly recommended if you in the mood for italian.

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MatheusD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

One hour to have the appetizers!! Bad services!!

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Michelle
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place to dine-in. It is best to make reservation 1-2 days in advance.

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TylerJ
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Will go back. Great food. Great wine. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious, the staff are friendly and attentive. The decor is very nice. All in all a very enjoyable experience.

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WebGuy6
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our favorite local dinner house and lounge. Owned by locals who nurtured their kids into the business. Good Italian faire. Always room for enhancing - any business.

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Gordon
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food. We try to go every time we are in town. We got overlooked by servers when we first arrived but then they gave us free dessert for running behind. That’s service!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We were celebrating a birthday which was noted in the reservation and I also mentioned to the server my wife’s birthday not one happy birthday wish - also the veal was overcooked cold and tough we had to send back to the kitchen! Not a pleasant dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Fresh pasta was amazing ! 1at for chocolate lasagna dessert omg awesome

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SteveM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was exceptional and looking forward to going back. We wanted a really good Italian Food Restaurant in South Shore and now we have one in Carisce.

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DavidG
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service always at Capisce...Ariana,Sarah,Jessica and of course owner Lisa, all are outstanding!!! ...as are the meals!!!

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ElysiaL
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and attentive staff

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SteveB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love this place service is good the family that owns this restaurant are the best !!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to celebrate the end of 2020 and New Years Eve at Capisce. I had the chicken parmigiana and it was possibly the best I’ve ever had. My wife had the spaghetti and meatballs. Everything was delicious as always. Can’t wait for our next trip here.

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FloraM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess helped us to get our birthday party at least just a table away! Delicious food 👌🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious as always. Arianna provided great service.

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Jami
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. We can’t wait to go back!

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TomC
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent dining experience; we would highly recommend Capisce's to anyone

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best, if not the best Italian in South Lake Tahoe

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DavidG
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Service from Ariana our server!!! The food is always cooked to perfection...

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Scott
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Tahoe with friends, we were just looking for some comforting Italian cuisine. Capisce far exceeded our expectations.

We first started on the delicious focaccia bread and oil. We also ordered the artichoke dip and burrata with prosciutto appetizers. You'd wonder how we could make it through our entrees.

I ordered the Chicken Parmesan. I was amazed by the house made gravy (sauce for the uninitiated). It was rich and chunky, while the breading on the chicken was light and tasteful.

The service was amazing, even during COVID. In a world of knock off chain restaurants, this family run restaurant is obviously a jewel of the Lake. Their originality and commitment to quality should be experienced by any fan of Italian cuisine!

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Firsttimepatrons
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A peasant place to dine. Tasteful decorations and friendly service make for an ambience hard to find nowadays in South Lake Tahoe/Stateline

FAQs

Capisce - S. Lake Tahoe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (775) 580-7500.

Capisce - S. Lake Tahoe is rated 4.6 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.