Capo San Giovanni's Mari e Monti
Capo San Giovanni's Mari e Monti Review
At this intimate Italian restaurant the smell of rich sauces simmering in the open kitchen blends with strains of opera. Owner and Executive Chef Gianfranco Zappala and his wife, Hilda, the sommelier, perform a culinary concert that keeps you coming back for encores. Try the green salad with lobster, cioppino Calabrese, spaghetti with crab, or the taglioni del barcaiolo—pasta with octopus, salmon, and shrimp in pesto sauce. For dessert, the chocolate mousse or the mela, an apple-and-nut pastry topped with caramel cap off a lovely meal. For a romantic evening, dine on the starlit back patio, where soft music plays on most evenings.