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Capucine's Restaurant

327 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.735409 -73.982747
at 19th St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-460-8890 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 23rd St.

Prices

$14.95-$38.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

14th St. to 22nd St., First Ave. to Irving Pl.

Profile

This venue is closed.

So enamored was he of Capucine, the French film beauty, that Gino Bossio named his old-school Italian restaurant for her in 1982. When Bossio passed away in 2005, wife Daryl assumed the reins, taking courtly two-decade veteran waiter Henry Julevic as partner. Aside from those personnel changes, a new TV at the bar, and a few coats of paint, Capucine’s hasn’t changed much since it was founded. It’s the kind of continental place you might take your parents, with middle-of-the-road Northern Italian staples delivered by deferential servers in slightly shopworn tuxedos. Iceberg lettuce dominates salads, olives taste canned, and entrees such as chicken cacciatore and shrimp scampi lack any kick. But pastas arrive perfectly al dente, and meats are cooked to buttery tenderness. In any case, diners return here for comfort, not culinary wizardry. Dolled-up seniors from nearby Peter Cooper Village and Stuy Town fill up the room on weekends, along with neighborhood families marking birthdays and anniversaries.

Recommended Dishes

Mozzarella and roasted pepper, $8; spaghetti Bolognese, $16.95; shrimp scampi with rice, $19.95

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