On the Prosecco Hills, in an old stone farmhouse in Corbanese di Tarzo, Il Capitello is a romantic restaurant with the atmosphere, between fairy lights and an always-on fireplace, of an enchanted village.
Il Capitello embodies the art of the finest hospitality with a history that has its roots in the most authentic Venetian tradition.
The building that now houses the restaurant was, in fact, the ancient wine cellar of the village, in local dialect called “il canevon”, where the grapes harvested from the surrounding vineyards were stored. Built between the 18th and 19th centuries, it was recovered with a conservative restoration that 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 a modern decor that gives a fascinating contemporary twist to the building.
The history of the restaurant 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. In 2020, it is the third generation of the family to take over Il Capitello, with their niece Pamela, today owner of the restaurant, together with 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 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 details such as the ancient fireplace, the study desk embellished with family portraits, as well as the large wooden convivial table that can seat up to 14 people.
The splendid garden in front of the 18th-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 that in winter, among fairy lights, lanterns, and blankets in cashmere fur that wrap up every chair, is transformed into an enchanted forest.
From the most original dishes, such as red sweet&sour radicchio with goat ricotta mousse and walnut crumble, to revisited classics, such as tagliatelle alla cacciatora with venison ragout and veal cheek braised in Merlot, to grilled meats, each proposal is focused on the enhancement of the best raw material.
Also always present on the menu are various vegetarian proposals that play on combinations of fruit, vegetables and aromatic herbs, collected by grand-dad Cicci according to the seasons in the private garden.
Everything is homemade, from appetizers to pasta to desserts, including Paola’s signature Tiramisù, a soft mascarpone cream with foam and coffee crumble, which has become the main iconic dessert of Il Capitello. The wine list is also excellent, curated by Pamela, which boasts about 200 references, favoring both national labels as well as the most renowned international wineries. The drink list also includes a wide selection of spirits such as rum, cognac, brandy and whiskey.
Super cozy in winter, especially during the Christmas period thanks to the wonderful installations created by Pamela, and cool in summer with its magical déhor, Il Capitello is one of those places where authenticity and modernity embrace each other, giving their guests a magical experience in every season.
The current name Il Capitello was chosen by the first owners 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 relevant history.