Among the Prosecco hills, in an old farmhouse in Corbanese di Tarzo, Il Capitello is a romantic restaurant with a magical déhor wrapped among white curtains and the scent of jasmine and hydrangeas.
Surrounded by vegetable gardens, vineyards and some of the most beautiful villages in the UNESCO hills, Il Capitello embodies the art of the best hospitality with a history that has its roots in the most authentic tradition.
In the building that now houses the restaurant there was, in fact, the ancient wine cellar of the village, in local dialect called “il canevon”, where the grapes harvested from the rich surrounding vineyards were stored. Built between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it was recovered with a conservative restoration that has kept the beautiful structure intact. The stone walls, the impressive wooden beams and the large fireplace, the heart of the main room, create an atmosphere with a rustic flavor softened by modern furniture that give a fascinating contemporary twist to the building.
The history of the restaurant is rooted in these lands and begins at the end of the 60s from the passion for hospitality of Claudio, best known as “Cicci”, and his wife Lidia, which leads them to open their first Osteria in Corbanese and then continue over the years with other successful management. An important legacy that, in 2020, brings the third generation of the family to take over Il Capitello, with their niece Pamela, today owner of the restaurant, together with her uncle Celeste and her mother Paola who expresses her creativity in the kitchen, giving life to delicious recipes that reinterpret the flavors and textures of seasonal classics.
We love to make our guests feel at home, with us everything is designed to give an authentic experience to those who come to visit us. A tradition that our family has been carrying on for generations.
Pamela’s passion for design has given life to a décor characterized by timeless elegance, with an essential and sober style that is the result of a skillful mix of rustic elements, modern furniture and design accessories. Between fabric lampshades, black and white photographs of Mitoraj’s works, vintage trays and candles, the atmosphere is very homey, also thanks to the ancient fireplace and the study desk embellished with family portraits.
The splendid garden in front of the eighteenth-century building, bordered by the Cervano stream, is a miracle of nature, among shady trees and dozens of hydrangea and jasmine plants lined up by the ancient stone wall. A small Eden where you can find shelter from the summer heat and let yourself be pampered by the delicacies prepared by Paola, capable of transforming the first fruits of the season into surprising recipes for the eyes and the palate.
From the most original dishes, such as crispy ricotta and mozzarella cannoli with tomato panzanella to picanha roll with soaked vegetables and cannellini cream, to the revisited classics, such as caprese with pesto, eggplant parmigiana and grilled lamb with aromatic herbs, each proposal focuses on the exaltation of the best raw material. Also present are various vegetarian options that play on combinations of fruit, vegetables and aromatic herbs, collected by grandfather Cicci in the private garden.
Everything is homemade, from appetizers to pasta to desserts, including their Assoluto di Tiramisu, a soft mascarpone cream with foam and coffee crumble, which has become the main iconic dessert of the place. The wine list is also excellent, curated by Pamela, which boasts about 200 references, favoring national wines but including also the most renowned international wineries. The drink list also includes a wide selection of spirits including rum, cognac, brandy and whiskey.
Perfect in summer, with its magical déhor, and super cozy in winter, with its large ancient fireplace, Il Capitello is one of those places where authenticity and modernity embrace each other, giving its guests a magical experience in every season.
The current name Il Capitello was chosen by the first managers in homage to its position, corresponding to the little shrine (Capitello in Italian) of San Francesco along the route of the Via Crucis of the town. Since then, it has never been changed in honor of its long history.