Taking a cue from sister restaurant Lincoln, Italian eatery Capo smartly expanded its menu to include to brunch offerings early last month. After a successful opening in February, the rustic Italian kitchen has since become a popular dinner destination—but as the newest brunch spot on the block, it’s had some difficulty reeling in the heavy traffic Lincoln and Loco have come to expect Sunday mornings. And it’s hard to understand why.
First, it ticks off all the requirements for the perfect brunch ambiance: high ceilings, tile floors, adorable bistro sets, and summer brunching must-have: retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors. And then, there’s the menu. To start, Italian—and I mean shipped-straight-from-Italy Italian—croissants and freshly made toasted Italian bread slathered with Nutella. Follow that up with Italian-inspired dishes like sausage al forno and lemon ricotta pancakes washed down by mimosas made with fresh-squeezed orange juice. Sound good? It is, and that’s just a sampling—once there, you’ll find a whole host of highly satiating fare, from classic-with-an-Italian twist poached eggs to traditional chicken parmesan. What you won’t find? Ubiquitous morning dishes like French toast and eggs benedict. No, instead, Capo has brought some much-needed food diversity to Southie’s brunch scene. And what’s better, unlike its siblings, Capo caters to big parties and those of the plan-ahead generation. That’s right, Capo takes brunch reservations (cue the collective gasp).
So will the crowds come? That remains to be seen—but if you’re in a bacon-and-eggs rut, Capo could be just the place to expand your brunch palette.
Capo brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday starting at 11AM. To make a reservation, head here: http://www.caposouthboston.com/contact/