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Capisce - S. Lake Tahoe

4.3
99 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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?
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Pizza Bar
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(775) 580-7500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mama Lisa Devincenzi-Miller
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Catering
Yes!! We cater! On-site or off-site! Look for us at the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament each year! We cater many tents there, specifically one of the most popular spots...Hole #17! We assist Korbel in Toasting Life at the tournament! Our Italian cuisine is AMAZING; however, we do MUCH MORE! Let us customize a menu that will compliment your special event! Contact our son, Bryan, at bryan@capiscelaketahoe.com for information or inquire through our website www.capiscelaketahoe.com! Capisce?
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Elks Point Rd.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 99 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Beautiful setting and decor. To knotch service, great food.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Seriously great food

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our first time but not our last. Food and service was outstanding

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Vegetable risotto bowl too salty. Gi Spicy pasta dish was excellent. Eggplant appetizer was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Got snowed in. Google showed this the closest restaurant to our resort. It was truly the highlight of our winter vacation! From the spacious parking lot and beautiful bldg. outside to the stunning granite bar and romantic, well appointed restaurant. This is dining at its finest. The service and food were superb! The portions are ample. We had their special homemade Capisce soup, scallops au gratin (3 huge tender scallops), and their signature spicy Gi Pasta entre was out-of-this-world! I substituted the pasta noodle for zughetti. Absolute perfection! Oh, then dessert! The homemade banana pudding and Tiramisu were utterly scrumptious! We can hardly wait to go back to Tahoe, just for meals at this fabulous little mountain jewel!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great authentic Italian food from appetizers to dessert. Service was excellent also

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This is our fourth time enjoying a meal at Capisce. My only criticism is that I ordered a glass of white wine which unfortunately came to the table in a warm/ room temperature state. I normally would never send a glass of wine back due to improper temperature but this was a fairly expensive glass so I decided to see if I could ask for it to be chilled a bit. Our waiter was very busy so I went directly to the bartender to get help. His answer was for me to put an ice cube in my glass. Very inappropriate! I told him I would not be drinking the wine I had been originally been served ( which I didn’t) & he did bring me a chilled glass of replacement wine although it didn’t make it the table until we had almost finished our dinner. Other than that, our meal was delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Perfect for a small family dinner out. Wonderful, friendly service - especially attentive to child's dining experience - thank you, Amanda! We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

excellent food, great homemade Italian, nice happy hour, reasonable cost

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The chicken pesto pasta was fantastic. Great seevice, friendly staff. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We always have a wonderful dining experience at Capisce !

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went here for Valentines Day and we enjoyed the menu quite a bit. I would not particularly recommend the Zughetti, but it is nice to have zucchini spirals in lieu of pasta for a healthier dish. Highly recommend the cookie à la mode. Wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great dinner!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The waitstaff and ambience were wonderful, as was the appetizer... but my main dish seemed to have day-old refrigerator-cold seafood mixed into the very nice hot fresh pasta. Were it not a crowded ‘special evening’ (Valentine’s Day) I would have sent it back.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was great. Service was very fast and they have a good happy hour.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I’ve been here many times but this was absolutely the best meal I’ve had there. We had four pastas-lasagna, the ravs, two creamy pastas with seafood. Absolutely delicious, they did an excellent job with each dish, everyone enjoyed their meals immensely. Dinner was served with delicious bread which everyone ate too much of it was so good. The prices seem a little high for pasta but the quality is really good. This restaurant is a do!

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We stood at the hostess stand for almost 20 minutes waiting to be seated 2 or 3 people saw us and told us to wait. They appear to be severely understaffed. There was no one else waiting to be seated. Service was very slow and food was just average

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

This is our second time dining here. It's nice and quiet, you can actually chat with people across the table. The service was excellent, and the wine list prices are reasonable. I like the food but my wife was less enthusiastic. It's a large menu, I ordered home made ravs which were very tasty and we shared a Caesar salad which was on the small side. All in all a nice restaurant with fair prices.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

The best Italian I have ever had, period! Such a great experience.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Best Italian around. Fresh and wonderful!!

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Some of the best Italian food we've ever had. And my wife's family has owned an Italian restaurant for almost 50 years.

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2.0Dined on January 2, 2018

We were looking forward to authentic pastas and we were not disappointed with the ravioli. The Mozz bread was great too. We had a group of 8 people including 1 five year old and 2 year old with dinner reservations for 6:15 pm. It took 35 min to get most of our drinks (Sierra Mist took another half hour), 55 min for appetizers, focaccia bread finally came after an hour and twenty min wait (with one serving plate of basalamic and olive oil) and an hour and a half for the kids corn dogs, delivered with entrees. So yeah the service was horrible. At least three 4 top tables came in after us and finished before we were served entrees. My kids and wife ended up waiting in the car as our two year old couldn’t stay alert that long. Quality of the food while good did little to make up for the lack of attention. Do not eat here with with more than four people.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Great pasta, good service... a little noisy but will definitely go back again

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

So glad Capisce S. Lake Tahoe was recommended. We had driven by for years and did not know it was there. I had the Original Ravs and they were fabulous! My husband is not a fan of mushrooms, but he said he would get something with the "gravy" next time. He enjoyed his meal as well.

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Service fell apart even though we got there at 6pm and tried to wrap up by 7:15.....big lulls in server check ins and just overall lacking of attentiveness.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

It was the first time we went to Capisce's. My husband got the pasta trio and enjoyed the Pesto Chicken and Original Rav's, but the lasagna was just okay. I ordered the Lobster pasta dish and the lobster was chewy. I wouldn't order that again, but the Rav's were incredible.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

5 of us enjoyed a lovely meal- all orders got a big thumbs up. Service was really good. Our birthday girl got a special treat and a serenade by the staff

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent birthday dinner with a very attentive bartender and waitress. The food is out of this world. We would recommend Capisce to all our friends.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

We've been searching for some authentic Italian food in the area and, while there are some good options, this one was really tasty. My husband had the lasagna and I had the lobster pasta and we were both very happy with our selections. Our server was super attentive without being obnoxious and we really enjoyed our evening there. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

This is my second time at this restaurant The first time the service was awful but food very good. It was my sons birthday so we decided to try it again. Same thing. There was only two other tables occupied!! They only have one waiter which causes delays in getting anything within a reasonable time. Won't go back.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

We truly enjoyed our visit. The food was great. Our waiter was so nice and helpful. I apologize for not remembering his name.

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3.0Dined on September 12, 2017

The restaurant was not staffed correctly
The veal was tender
The rice balls-arancini we overcooked
The gravy was watery and thin

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1.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Bad service error on bill will never go back or fecommend

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

outstanding foos. 6 in our party ordered 5 different dishes. everyone well pleased.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Great restaurant and good service. We went on a Thursday evening, it was quiet.

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3.0Dined on August 26, 2017

It was a warm day in Tahoe and it seemed that they did not have air conditioning or it was not working, it was very warm inside the restaurant.
We ordered the risotto balls for an appetizer and to us they were very salty so we sent them back.
The entree was good, the ravioli were excellent.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

We've been twice and have really enjoyed the food and the staff. Love the hot facasia bread for dipping!!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Great Food. Great value. I eat there every time I am in South Lake Tahoe. I am spoiled on food quality as I am from Napa.

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2017

Food was great. Service slow, but food all fresh. Wasn't happy with the billing. Had a gift card and they ran it b4 allowing me to tip, so they wouldn't let me put the tip on the card. They also wouldn't allow for my late request of the 10% discount offers by my hotel, because they had already ran my card. Maybe because most customers are tourist they don't feel the need to go the extra mile to make the customer happy.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

Best Ravs ever

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