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Capones - Pizza & Pasta

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by Elizabeth Dempsey (subscribe)
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Published May 24th 2013
Join Al Capone at the dinner table

It has never been easier to join the mob. No killing or maiming required, just come with an empty stomach to Capones on 150 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland. They welcome you seven days a week (closed on some public holidays) from 5pm until late (how ambiguous). From what I have noticed on my walks past they generally close depending on customer demand.

When you enter the establishment you are encompassed in warmth and are consumed by the deep smell of cooking pizza. The warmth is especially a delight in the winter and whatever the season, the food is sure to warm your stomachs. Outside seating is also available but to absorb the theme inside seating is much more fun. In true Italian style your main menu options are pizza and pasta. Also available are salads, garlic bread, foccaccias and dips. All foods are made fresh daily from solely quality ingredients. And yes, they do deliver, offer take-away on all their items and have gluten free and vegetarian options. I also went with two ladies who were allergic to tomatoes and pineapples and they were easily able to cater for them. It is a bit more problematic for the pizza but very easy for the pasta. I have had better pizza and pasta (exorbitant pizza and pasta that is), however, Capones boasts of high quality and delicious flavours with smaller price tags.

Let's talk pizza. $17.50 will get you a 9 inch pizza, for $19.50 a 10 inch pizza is yours, $22.50 for a 12 inch and if you are really hungry or are feeding a ravenous hoard it is $26.50 for a 15 inch pizza. They offer 23 different types of pizza, most with fun names to giggle over when making your order. However, you can also make your own pizza and pasta from the ingredients they have on hand. Here are some of the offerings: Margarita (double mozzarella, cheese, napoli, oregano and garlic), Aussie (essentially breakfast on a pizza: mozzarella cheese, napoli, ham, bacon and egg), Godfathers (Mozzarella cheese, nopoli, ham, mushrooms, onion, capsicum, bacon, egg and BBQ sauce), Mafia's Revenge (Mozzarella cheese, napoli, hot salami, chilli, ham, more chilli, capsicum, just a little more chilli and olive. Don't forget the chilli), Squiddy Taylor (For the more adventurous: mozzarella cheese, napoli, prawns, fish and scallops. Anchovies can also be added on request) and Bonnie and Clyde (Mozzarella cheese, napoli, salami, ham, olives, pineapple and secret honey chilli sauce). My mouth is watering from just writing that. There is also a vegetarian pizza option (Mozzarella cheese, Napoli, mushrooms, onions, capsicum, olives, garlic and herbs) as well as a gulten free option (medium pizza base with your choice of toppings). You can add any extras you desire to your pizza for an extra cost.

Now let's think pasta and risotto. You can choose between spaghetti or penne pasta. All pasta is $17.50 and all seafood pasta is $21.50. Out of the 18 choices they offer some of them are: Martin and Sinatra (Chicken, smoked salmon, spring onion and saffron cream sauce), Chicago Carbonara (Bacon, spring onion, garlic and egg cream sauce), Mafia Meatballs (House made meatballs, garlic, napoli and parmesan. This is pure meatball goodness), Sicilian Seafood (Scallops, prawns, fish, garlic, chilli and the ubiquitous napoli sauce), Chicken Risotto (Chicken, mushroom, parmesan, pesto and cream sauce) and Seafood Risotto (Prawns, mushroom, spinach, parmesan and cream sauce). Vegetarian options are also available and are for the pasta Vegetalian (Pumpkin, mushroom, pesto, spinach, garlic and napoli sauce) and for risotto there is Vege Risotto (pumpkin, mushroom, spinach, parmesan and cream sauce).

Garlic bread is $6 and four types of Foccacias range from $8 to $10. Foccacias include the garlic, herb and olive oil ($8) as well as pesto and fetta ($10). It is an excellent side to share amongst the table whilst waiting for pizza or to have between bites. Dips are all $5 and include olive tapenade, beetroot and spicy capsicum. Salads are all $9 and include Mediterranean Salad (Lettuce, tomato, fetta, onion, capsicum and olive dressing) and Capones (Rocket, pumpkin, fetta, onion, pine nuts, semidried tomatoes and balsamic). Being named after the restaurant one would hope that it would boast of excellent flavour. Having yet to try it I am, however, unsure. If you have tried anything from the menu that was particularly memorable please share your experience in the comments.

They have been open since 1992. Their longevity suggests high quality and sustainable public enjoyment. The restaurant is enjoyably themed in mob and Italian style. You'll find the odd bullet hole and feel like one of Capones cronies at the dinner table. The staff really seem to enjoy their jobs and offer great customer service. If you are staying at the Alex Seaside Resort, to get to Capones all you have to do is walk 100 meters. As well the Alexandra Headland beach is just a pedestrian crossing away. If you are on holiday or even if you are a local, for great Italian with a fun edge check out Capones. For more information and a more comprehensive menu see:
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Why? To make your stomach happy.
When: 7 days a week. 5pm until late
Phone: (07) 5475 4994
Where: 150 Alexandra Parade Alexandra Headland QLD
Cost: $17.50 - $26.50 for pizzas. All pasta is $17.50 and all seafood pasta is $21.50. Garlic bread is $6. Foccacia ranges from $8 to $10. All dips are $5.
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