Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Capo's Chicago Pizza & Fine Italian Dinners

641 Vallejo St. (Columbus Ave.) Send to Phone
Master pizzaiolo Tony Gemignani showcases his Chicago-style pizzas at this cozy restaurant and cocktail bar in North Beach.

Dinner Wed.-Sun.

* Click here for rating key

Capo's Chicago Pizza & Fine Italian Dinners, San Francisco, CA

Capo's Chicago Pizza & Fine Italian Dinners Restaurant Review

: With his trademark devotion to authenticity, master pizzaiolo Tony Gemignani re-creates a classic Chicago-style dining experience at Capo’s. Brick walls, tin ceilings and giant red leather booths set the stage, supported by a 1920s-era bar, deep with dark-spirit craft cocktails, whiskey flights and build-your-own Old Fashioneds. Twenty beers are served by tap, bottle and can. Gemignani’s wood-fired oven turns out light, creamy shared plates: whole artichoke on a bed of spinach and provolone cream; Dungeness crab conchiglie with shrimp and smoked provolone; a supple, semi-sweet chicken Marsala. But the focus is on Chicago-style pizza in four styles: cracker thin, cast-iron pan, deep dish and stuffed. The “Old Chicago” features Italian sausage and meatballs. The “Frank Nitti” incorporates chunks of spinach and ricotta. Only here will you find “The Dillinger." No less than 14 visible ingredients and a sharp cheddar crust envelope a thick, spongy dough and smoked Hangar One vodka cream sauce. A formidable bread pudding and a toasty whiskey crisp headline the dessert menu.
Discover new San Francisco restaurants
New & Hip Restaurants in San Francisco

Find all the new San Francisco restaurants that have opened recently with GAYOT's round-up.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.