It’s always a pleasure to savor what Eataly has to offer, whether that’s artisanal pasta and Neapolitan-style pizza at La Pizza and La Pasta, coffee and pastry at Caffe Vergnano, a creamy treat at Il Gelato, or one of the acclaimed Italian food hall’s other options for dining in or indulging at home.
Eataly Los Angeles recently brought a new restaurant into the fold. Capri began as a popup in 2022, then became a permanent fixture at Eataly in June.
A charming restaurant inspired by coastal Italy, all of Capri’s dishes are made with imported Italian ingredients and local California goods. Bridging the Golden State and Capri, the menu features premium, sustainable seafood from our coastal waters.
What makes Capri special? An in-house limoncello program that includes a cocktail cart that can be wheeled to your table, a large selection of crudo and other seafood, traditional Italian pastas, a bounty of spritzes and Italian wines, and much more.
The bright interior transports you to the Amalfi coast. Located on the third floor of Westfield Century City, Capri also offers a sunny, plant-bedecked balcony perfect for a meal or just a wine interlude glass while shopping. Mallika, one of Capri’s servers, provides excellent recommendations.
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The noteworthy house-made focaccia is studded with Castelvestrano olives and tomatoes. As befits an eatery inspired by Capri, the menu features three types of Caprese salads. You can’t go wrong with Burrata con Pomodorini – housemade burrata and cherry tomatoes from Paso Robles’ Munak Farms – or Treccia di Mozzarella, braided as per tradition.
Ravioli Caprese del Tartufo – fresh pasta stuffed with ricotta and marjoram, then joined with truffle butter and fresh Burgundy truffle – is outstanding. Also very good is the Scialatelli Allo Scoglio. This traditional dish from Capri is made with clams, mussels, tomato, and house-made pasta.
If you like a salad with a bit of bitterness, try the Insalata Castelfranco, with radicchio, baby artichokes, 18-month-old Parmigiana Reggiano, and lemon dressing.
The well-edited dessert list is unpredictable, which I always appreciate. I loved the ricotta and pear mousse, composed of poached pears, sweet ricotta, chantilly, and raspberries. Other desserts include a tiramisu – soaked in limoncello, rather than the usual espresso – along with Torrone de Noci (pistachio and almond mousse) and Limone (lemon mousse with lemon curd).
While you’re at Eataly, don’t forget to check out the Marketplace, featuring hundreds of high-quality edible items from Italy.