This restaurant is absolutely amazing, I couldn't believe the quality of the food for such a low price! Also, the service was great, everyone was really kind.
GooglePlace - February 2018
This place has the highest rating on TripAdvisor. It’s casual and cozy and I was pleased with the meal. Photo: portobello mushrooms entrée
Foursquare - February 2018
Dinner menu (entree + plat + dessert) for 34€. 👍 price for value. Amuse bouche and bread were also good. Very friendly service. English speaking server.
Foursquare - February 2018
When you see a restaurant is rated #1 on TripAdvisor in Paris, your first thought is "could this restaurant really be THAT good"? In the case of Le Cappiello, the answer is OUI!
I made lunch reservations roughly 8 weeks before our visit on the 30th of December. The restaurant itself is in a very nice/cordial neighborhood just to the east of the Eiffel Tower. I didn't do an exact count, however I think the restaurant seats a total of 40 people. The decor of the restaurant is inviting and minimal, yet very relaxing and welcoming.
Upon arriving, the host (and forgive me for sounding stereotypical or condescending) reminded me of Alfredo Linguini from the Disney movie "Ratatouille" - which I found charming because I LOVE that movie. I also noticed that the chef waived to us from the kitchen - which I was both fond of and impressed with.
Our waiter (who I believe may also be the manager but am not certain) was very pleasant and personable. I commented to him after the meal that his English was PERFECT - and that's not an exaggeration (he was thankful for my compliment).
The menu is limited and is seasonal - both of which are qualities you would expect of an exceptional restaurant. Both my niece (who I was dining with) and myself ordered the ravioli for our first course. The ravioli was exceptional. The pasta literally melted in my mouth and the flavors were extraordinary and complimentary. For my main course I ordered the Baby Pork Shoulder with the butternut puree and vegetables. Living in the southern United States for the past several years I've consumed a LOT of pork. I must say this is one of the most tender servings of pork I've eaten before.
For me, the best part about this dining experience was the dessert. One of the options is the Lemon Tart. What's funny is that on the menu it's listed as "Lemon Tart???" with three question marks. At first I couldn't figure out why this would be the case - until you're presented with it. The tart is served in a bowl and all of the lemon is BELOW the crust. I am not sure how to describe the crust because I'm not a culinary expert. What I can tell you is that it was no ordinary crust - it contained fruits, nuts and a few spices. I will say that I am a HUGE citrus fan. In fact when I ordered my San Pellegrino water I asked for lime on the side and ended up using all of it (to which our server replied "you really DO like citrus" in a joking manner).
Here's what I can say about the Lemon Tart... it is - without a doubt - the BEST thing I've eaten in my life. My previous favorite was a Lobster Bisque I consumed at a seaside restaurant in southern Maine roughly a decade ago, however this Lemon Tart has now passed that mark to become my favorite. I am someone who talks way too much and end up writing books versus simple paragraphs, and yet I have no words to accurately describe the flavor of this Lemon Tart. I believe the phrase "WOW" entered my mind no less than half a dozen times while consuming the dessert.
I had high expectations for this restaurant, and yet those expectations were easily exceeded. When leaving a review on Facebook for the restaurant I suggested they change nothing - it is perfect just as it is. If you're looking for a restaurant with a ridiculous amount of excessive decor - this isn't for you. If you're looking for snobbish patrons - this isn't for you. If you are someone who likes a cozy and relaxing dining experience with excellent food and phenomenal service - this IS for you.
GooglePlace - January 2018
Service was amazing and personal despite there only being 1 server for the whole restaurant.
Reservations are required and get there at 730pm to beat the dinner crowd who come in about 830.
Lunch set is the most value for money. The food is what you'd expect, good taste and quality, but not out of this world.
Unfortunately, a big French TV (BFM?) channel was featuring the restaurant the night we visited, but the staff failed to tell us when we made our reservation. The cameramen were incredibly obnoxious with their bright lights and filming us despite us declining to be on camera. That ruined the experience.
GooglePlace - November 2017