Restaurant: Pizza dal Capo
Average cost: $15-30
Text Charles Borden
One of our party was hankering for pizza and we had passed several relatively new restaurants on Tverskaya on the way to Buddies including Pizza dal Capo at the corner of Tverskaya. We ducked in for a look and taste. Once in, it became clear that Dal Capo is part of the “Etazh Project” that also consists of the Picasso Bar night club and a group of Etazh restaurants around town (with one next door) that offer an array of Asian, Japanese, Mexican and Italian dishes.
The décor at Dal Capo was inviting with a big vase of red roses nearby and seating at comfortable padded red fabric high backed benches, high enough to provide privacy for each table of diners. The music is jazzy and soft , but this evening the pounding tekno from Club Picasso joined in. From the legs we saw heading down the stairway near our table, apparently at least one entrance to Picasso tracks through Dal Capo.
Dal Capo is promoted as Sicilian but from the menu (only Russian available) it appears that Italian chef Vincenzo Abitabile offers a broad range of Italian dishes – Caprese Salad (370r), Spaghetti Carbonara or Bolognese (310r), Grilled Seabass (470r) and even Gazpacho (160r). An American Pizza (400r) is offered with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, eggplant, mushrooms, spicy sausage, hot dog, olives and sweet peppers. We got our pizza and were satisfied that Da Capo could deliver the goods for Italian near the Pushkinskaya metro station and might make a good business meeting point.