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About Capisce - S. Lake Tahoe

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?

178 US Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Pizza Bar

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: Dinner: 5pm - 9pm;

Cross Street:
Elks Point Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(775) 580-7500

Website:
http://www.capiscelaketahoe.com/

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?

Executive Chef:
Mama Lisa Devincenzi-Miller

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

Capisce - S. Lake Tahoe Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.2

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4.1

value

4.2

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
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Good for Birthdays (2)
Healthy (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good for Groups (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Authentic (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 19, 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 30, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 13, 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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Bad service error on bill will never go back or fecommend

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 4, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 27, 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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 13, 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 9, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Best Ravs ever

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Very good food but if there are a lot of people in the place it can be very noisy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

It was Friday afternoon and I was looking for a restaurant that took reservations for my family since we didn't think ahead. My wife and I both stumbled upon Capisce while looking at options at separate time. The menu looked kid friendly (6 and 10 year old kids) and had numerous options that we would eat. We made a reservation and headed to the restaurant. When we arrived we were seated promptly in the, nearly empty, restaurant. We began to think that maybe it wasn't very popular for a reason but we were wrong. Apparently, we were just early as the restaurant filled up while we were thoroughly enjoying our meal. First things first, the homemade focaccia was worth the trip by itself! Second, the kids pizza was so big that my kids could have shared it and still been full. It was a shame that we were staying in a hotel and couldn't take the leftovers with us. The only "negative" that I would give is that it took a little longer than I expected for our meals to be served. Please remember that I had 2 kids with me that were "starving". That said, I highly recommend Capisce for any occasion and we will be back the next time we are in Tahoe!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The staff were welcoming and the service was good. Our issue was with the food. I had the scallops with risotto. The scallops tasted like the frozen kind you would get from Costco. The Risotto was more like a rice pilaf then risotto. My wife had the shrimp piccata over fettuccine. The dish was so lemony that it was bitter to the taste and as a result was nearly inedible. We were looking for a restaurant with Italian cuisine. I suggest you look elsewhere as we do not recommend.

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great food excellent service fair prices

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

It was OK. Nothing to write home about.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great dinner with friends for a birthday! Amazing food and great service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Not a fair review, since we didn't a actually get in (our OpenTable reservation wasn't honored, and we wouldn't wait an hour, as we were already told the kitchen was running an hour behind as well). But staff was far from apologetic, and this place is far enough off the beaten path (with too many good alternatives nearby) that we won't be going back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Their bread is great! That was the high point. Very good foccacia. The tomato bisque was good. The pizza was okay, nothing special. The linguine and clams alright. The tiramisu was good. The kitchen seems to take awhile to get the food out to you (even though it wasn't busy), so plan accordingly, luckily we didn't need to be anywhere. Service is fair. Friendly, youthful, non-professional staff. The dining room is dark and warm, some ceiling fans would've been welcome. This place has the potential to be something with a little attention to detail and fine tuning.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Overall excellent food and pricing. Had dinner with friends there over the July 4 weekend, so the place was jammed and noisy. Had a few big parties there. Service was good, we ended up sitting in the bar Area as the main dining room was too loud. The table ordered all different things from pizza and pasta to scallops and salads everything was done nicely. this is a good out-of-the-way spot away from the hustle and bustle of the casino area.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Wish I could review the food, but sadly the service was so abysmal (except for the bartender), we walked out before eating! Was there to celebrate Father's Day as a family and selected the restaurant based on reviews here. Unfortunately, it did not live up to its billing. After moving from the bar area (where the bartender was excellent), we were seated at our table and promptly ignored. We sat there for 15 minutes without any acknowledgement from a wait staff member and watched another, larger party get seated at their table and have two different servers approach them, bring them waters, kids menus, then additional menus and then drinks. After watching them have multiple points of contact from staff, we decided to cut our losses and leave! We won't go back or recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food was very good. Service was good and restaurant was accommodating to our large party.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Our first visit to this establishment. Absolutely a fantastic find, great food, atmosphere, and all staff were awesome, we will be back!


John
Folsom, Ca

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We had a lovely time. The food was delicious. Amanda was our server and so delightful. Luke was a great entertainer. Loved the evening.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Surprisingly the wait for food was not long. They had a couple of large parties and we expected to wait. Our food came relatively quickly. We come every summer 3 or 4 times. Tonight's Ravs were the best

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This was probably the worst dining experience I've had in the Reno/Tahoe area.
We walked in as the hostess was seating the people who had come in just before us, never to return. We waited about five minutes before any of the servers who continuously walked by the hostess podium even acknowledged us.
One finally did and told us she could seat us, but they were out of menus.
When we went into the dining room, there were 5 empty tables and a couple four tops, and one bigger party (maybe 6 people). We waited. And waited. And waited. After about 15 minutes of waiting (and watching two others get seated- with menus!) we decided we should probably leave. It was then that a server came up, asked if we had been taken care of, and dropped off some menus. First of all, how are there not menus for every seat in the restaurant, and then some?
More waiting.
Finally ordered from a girl who was out of breath and hurried through her hello I am so and so speech and was told that there was a big party ahead of us (the six top??) and that our food may take awhile. That's fine, totally get that. Just wonder how they estimate that when there's maybe 4 other tables and the restaurant isn't busy.
All the other tables got bread. We waited and finally was given some rock hard, bottom of the barrel focaccia bread.
Our appetizer (artichoke dip) came and wasn't bad. Then our entrees. My fiancé got the chicken fettuccine with a whole 5 slices of chicken in it. I got one of their special salads and half way through it wondered why I needed to pay $19 for a basic salad with chicken. Just all very basic, nothing special.
70 dollars later, I wished we had gone anywhere else and gotten food for half the price with better service. We probably should have talked to a manager, but I don't think there was one there, nor did we even have a chance to talk to our server to ask for one.
Overall, we won't be back and if anyone asks, sadly, we won't recommend this place.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The Millers have a winner in Capisce- the food is delicious and the service impecable!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on May 12, 2017

LOVED this place!!!! Super friendly staff, delicious food, great ambiance! Seemed family friendly, but also very romantic with dimmed lighting...great for celebrating anniversaries or for a date night!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Food was pretty good. Slightly over priced especially for the portion size and quality. Took about an hour and a half from sit down time until we left. Certainly not a bad place but nothing special.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Absolutely love this place and the family that owns it! Never disappointed! We have driven many times over an hour in the snow just to get a sticky "Lisa's" buns! We take all of our friends here and everyone loved it! 👍👍👍

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Vegan, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2017

This was our third visit to Capisce. The menu has lots of authentic italian pasta options. I had the risotto artichoke chicken... it was outstanding. I don't like my risotto too soupy, and this risotto was perfect, more rice-like. Great staff and a beautiful atmosphere! M

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This was my third time eating at Capisce and it did not disappoint ! The food and service was amazing as always ! The Lobster Campanella can not be missed DELICIOUS !!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Food was delicious. Corking fee was excessive @ $30.00.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 29, 2017

The evening was exceptional. Brian, one of the owners, was welcoming and made us feel we belonged there, and were honored guests. He was outgoing and exuded positive energy, as always . Our waiter was engaging and we had a long, fascinating, conversation with him, ranging through a series of subjects. Not intrusive at all; just available and interesting.
The ravioli sampler plate is always wonderful, as it was this night, and this evening we split a pizza, which was one of the best that I have ever tasted. Drinks were exceptional as well, and the shots are a generous pour.
What more could one ask for?

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy, Happy Hour, Romantic, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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