With authentic homemade pastas, sauces, and sausage, you’re going to feel transported to Italy

Cappeletti’s

St. George, UT – Italian – $$ – Casual Dining
Sifter Critique

Nicole O. - Pro SifterJun 7, 2019

Overall 4.4 / 5.0

4.5

Food

4

Service

5

Ambience

4.2

Value

Overview

The Cappeletti’s restaurant opened 9 years ago by the Cappelettis, an Argentine family with an Italian heritage. They bring the Italian influence to St. George, including the familial aspect. The restaurant highlights that, “Chef Andres prepares every dish daily with the same passion his mama Emilia used to teach him as a little boy.” The staff is tightly knit, with some of them with the restaurant since formation. The homemade pasta varies day to day between gnocchi, spaghetti, and tagliatelle.

Value

During lunch, all the dishes were around $10. During dinnertime, dishes are $12-$17. We felt we got a good value during lunch but some of the dishes wouldn’t have been worth the dinner prices.

3 most popular dishes

Salmon salad, mushroom gnocchi, and chicken marsala.

What I ordered

Salmon salad, mushroom gnocchi, and fettuccine Alfredo.

Food quality

The quality was there for the mushroom gnocchi and Alfredo. The salmon wasn’t fishy but wasn’t as fresh as could be.

The Alfredo sauce was good quality and had good flavor elevated by freshly grated parmesan and fresh herbs.

The homemade gnocchi was perfectly tender and smooth. Homemade pork sausage had a mild fennel flavor and was a little dry but had great flavor overall. Other than the from-scratch pasta, the real winner of this dish was the creamy garlic cheese sauce. It had fresh basil and diced garlic bulbs that were a bit too intense when eaten. Great flavor and textures overall.

The salmon salad was decently fresh but wasn’t phenomenal enough to return for just this dish.

The calamari was tender and light, with a mild taste. The fresh Pomodoro sauce was chunky and lightened up the calamari making it a great appetizer.

Ambiance

The restaurant is a bit kitcshy but is comfortable and clean. We liked all of the artwork throughout the restaurant and bright colors.

What I liked most

The gnocchi mushroom dish. Everything about it was above average and delicious!

What I disliked most

We asked for a window seat when we arrived at the restaurant. Our hostess/waitress was a bit hesitant to accommodate us until we pulled out a camera. Other than that, the service was great. However, we usually don’t pull out our DSL until after they’ve served us food to avoid unauthentic service.

The verdict

One of the better restaurants in St. George and probably the best place for Italian in the area. Since we frequent Southern Utah, we will likely visit again when we’re craving Italian.

Overall 4.4 / 5.0

4.5

Food

4

Service

5

Ambience

4.2

Value

Overview

The Cappeletti’s restaurant opened 9 years ago by the Cappelettis, an Argentine family with an Italian heritage. They bring the Italian influence to St. George, including the familial aspect. The restaurant highlights that, “Chef Andres prepares every dish daily with the same passion his mama Emilia used to teach him as a little boy.” The staff is tightly knit, with some of them with the restaurant since formation. The homemade pasta varies day to day between gnocchi, spaghetti, and tagliatelle.

Value

During lunch, all the dishes were around $10. During dinnertime, dishes are $12-$17. We felt we got a good value during lunch but some of the dishes wouldn’t have been worth the dinner prices.

3 most popular dishes

Salmon salad, mushroom gnocchi, and chicken marsala.

What I ordered

Salmon salad, mushroom gnocchi, and fettuccine Alfredo.

Food quality

The quality was there for the mushroom gnocchi and Alfredo. The salmon wasn’t fishy but wasn’t as fresh as could be.

The Alfredo sauce was good quality and had good flavor elevated by freshly grated parmesan and fresh herbs.

The homemade gnocchi was perfectly tender and smooth. Homemade pork sausage had a mild fennel flavor and was a little dry but had great flavor overall. Other than the from-scratch pasta, the real winner of this dish was the creamy garlic cheese sauce. It had fresh basil and diced garlic bulbs that were a bit too intense when eaten. Great flavor and textures overall.

The salmon salad was decently fresh but wasn’t phenomenal enough to return for just this dish.

The calamari was tender and light, with a mild taste. The fresh Pomodoro sauce was chunky and lightened up the calamari making it a great appetizer.

Ambiance

The restaurant is a bit kitcshy but is comfortable and clean. We liked all of the artwork throughout the restaurant and bright colors.

What I liked most

The gnocchi mushroom dish. Everything about it was above average and delicious!

What I disliked most

We asked for a window seat when we arrived at the restaurant. Our hostess/waitress was a bit hesitant to accommodate us until we pulled out a camera. Other than that, the service was great. However, we usually don’t pull out our DSL until after they’ve served us food to avoid unauthentic service.

The verdict

One of the better restaurants in St. George and probably the best place for Italian in the area. Since we frequent Southern Utah, we will likely visit again when we’re craving Italian.

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2 Comments

  • Heather says:

    Gotta expect non fresh seafood where we live, sounds yummy though, thanks!

    • Nicole O says:

      There are a few restaurants in St. George, like Aragosta and Painted Pony, that will have fresh fish flown in two to three times a week. Many restaurants do the same in Salt Lake. It’s a new standard that we’re starting to expect from moderate to high priced restaurants in Utah.

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