La Capannina

About 3 days ago, I went to dinner at La Capannina in Sofia.  This was not my first visit, but I think it will be my last.  I always hear good buzz about that place that the food is so amazing, but I hardly think so.  I am not saying the place is a dive by any means; the locale is nice, the interior is clean and modern, plus the service is decent.

My issue is with the food.  How can critics claim it has the “best italian food in Bulgaria”, when they can’t prepare a simple risotto. I mean for 30 BGN ($24 USD) I would hope it wouldn’t taste like plate of packaged processed rice with two frozen shrimp chopped into little bits. My starter was grilled apricots with prosciutto with greens and balsamic vinaigrette, which was nothing special. The flavor combination of the apricots and the prosciutto was off and the vinaigrette was bland. My husband had the fresh ravioli with pesto. The pasta was nice, but the pesto was tasted like basil and mint blended with oil and salt and pepper…. umm did you forget nuts and cheese (these can be experimented with, but you need to taste them).

I really get tired of all these trendy places that don’t live up to the hype. If you have a recommendation please pass it along. This is one of the reasons, I am so eager to learn how to cook properly, but that can only take me so far, with out the freshest ingredients, no skills and tricks can transform shit into gold.

La Capannina
Sq. Narodno Sabranie 9  
Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel: 02 9804438

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Author: caseyangelova

Eating, Gardening & Living in Bulgaria

2 thoughts on “La Capannina”

  1. Oh no, I had high hopes, we are going there for my birthday tonight. Maybe our experience will be better. Have you tried Chef’s? Usually have good luck there. We should meet up sometime…I lived in LA and worked in advertising/production.


  2. Hi Moche,Happy belated Birthday. I hope you enjoyed your dinner. Many people don’t share my opinion about La Capannina, but I am eager to hear you about your experience.It is funny, but Sept. 4th my sister, my cousin and my friends birthday. Go Virgo.Casey


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