The Italian island of Capri is renowned for its cuisine’s emphasis on simplicity, typically combining a restrained palette of ingredients – fresh fish, tomatoes, caciotta and mozzarella cheeses, aubergine and fresh herbs – to powerful effect. A powerful expression of Caprese cuisine, then, comes to Wimbledon and courtesy of London’s Capri Restaurant, an eatery along Ridgway that passionately preserves these traditional roots, bringing the beauty and bounty of the Tyrrhenian Sea to table.
Wimbledon’s Capri Restaurant was conceived by Capri-born Jacob Ruocco, who has always maintained strong links to the gastronomy of the beautiful island he once called home. With the help of manager Merela Talpas, also a veteran of Italian hospitality, and head chef Walter Benenati, Capri has become an ambassador for this Italian regional cuisine in London. Their efforts have quickly paid off, with Capri’s Ridgway restaurant attracting glowing reviews for their commitment to authenticity when it comes to their take on Caprese cuisine.
As you’d expect, the menu at Capri is structured classically, beginning with antipasti, then pasta and risotto, before seguing into traditional carne and pesce dishes, topped off with simple sides and delectable desserts. As one of London’s best italian restaurants with a focus on Caprese cuisine, Capri’s catch of the day seafood dish is not to be missed – ask the friendly staff what’s on the board today. Lunch-hungry diners down Wimbledon’s Ridgway should be alert to the fact that Capri also do a great two-course set lunch menu, offering you the chance to sample this sun-kissed menu at great prices. If you, as many are already, become a firm fan of Capri’s singular offering, why not consider booking the restaurant’s Garden Dining Room for your next event? Capri can help create a bespoke menu for you and your guests, and you can even request the regular jazz, opera and acoustic musicians that liven up Capri every last Friday of the month to give your celebration the serenade it deserves.