Craveable Hospitality Group opened their latest adventure, the Italian restaurant Caputo Trattoria, on May 5th at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino.
Caputo’s cuisine centers around the coastal Italian classics, Roman favorites, and Northern delicacies, taking culinary hints from several Italy’s regions. Their menu offers a range of chilled seafood and raw bar selections, light or hearty appetizers, housemade pastas, savory meat dishes, and delightful desserts.
Their menu has a bountiful list of Italian delights to choose from, including the unique “Caputo Pie” where house specialty chicken parmesan replaces the traditional pizza crush. The hot honey is a nice accompaniment for the pie.
Caputo graciously invited us to visit and try a few of their offerings. With so many to choose from, we allowed our friendly bartender to work with Executive Chef Gary Lamothe and bring us different items.
We started off with cocktails while snacking on fresh bread with a garlic, herb, and olive oil dipping sauce and a surprisingly delightful “Gocce Rigate” (fried pasta dusted with dried tomato and parmesan powder).
The one item that we made sure to try was the Antipasti Platter. We were extremely happy that we did. It arrived on two separate wooden platters, one platter having a generous portion of the daily selection of Salumi and Fromaggi (Italian salamis and meats) and the other platter had marinated vegetables and olives, crispy bread, almonds, figs, honey cone, and whole grain mustard.
The Tuna Crudo, from the raw bar section, was thinly sliced tuna topped with citrus olive oil, chilis, and cucumber. In addition to the antipasti platter, we also had the Beef Carpaccio from the Appetizers offerings. The shaved beef just about melted in our mouths and was accented by the aioli, pickled shallots, and capers.
Moving onto the house-made Pasta selections, we were presented with Spring Pea Tortellini and Bucatini Carbonara. Both were quite tasty.
From the Mains, we had the whole-roasted Branzino, a lightly roasted European bass topped with salsa verde. The bass was prepared perfectly, having a light and sweet taste.
We will definitely go back just to get the beef Carpaccio and antipasti platter – our favorite of the night’s dniner. We heard the meatballs were quite good, so we will have to try them, as well.
Happy Hour or “Apertivo” as Caputo names it, occurs Monday through Friday from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. and all day Sunday. To see the full happy hour menu, click here.
Caputo offers a prix fixe menu Sunday through Friday, where one can have a 3 course meal for $39 per person consisting of an appetizer, main, and dessert. On Tuesday, there is the Trattoria Tuesday, a three-course, family-style menu for $32.
Caputo Trattoria is open from 4:00 to 10:00 pm., Sunday through Thursday and from 4:00 to 11:00 pm. on Friday and Saturday.