Wellington City 04-384 2855
The team was thrilled to win two awards at the Capital…Announced 6 months ago
- Lunch: Mon – Fri 12pm – 2.30pm
- Dinner: Mon – Sun from 5:30pm
- Brunch: Sat & Sun 9.30am – 2.30pm
- Out Catering
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Seating for: 44
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Capitol Restaurant won “Outstanding Restaurant” at the Capital Awards 2012.
Based on a classical Italian style, Capitol’s food is fresh, pure and uncluttered. The menu is based in classical Italian style but is strongly seasonal and designed to take full advantage of local New Zealand produce and influences.
The Capitol dining room is warm and vibrant, packed every evening with locals and regulars who may down a Martini at the bar, grab an easy dinner on their way home from work or come in to celebrate a special occasion.
Giant windows open to reveal the bustle and energy of downtown Wellington.
The list is carefully composed with wines to coif or match with food.
Walk-in for dinner, or make a reservation for lunch.
Capital Awards 2012 Winner: Outstanding Restaurant; & Outstanding Front of House Team.
Dominion Post’s David Burton: 4.5 stars
12 Reviews for Capitol Restaurant
One of Capitol Restaurant's Favourite Reviews What's This?
So what did we eat I hear you ask? Broccoli and Feta Brushcetta to start, then being the vege I had an entree sized Pumpkin Ravioli in a delicious orange, ginger sauce, which was enough for a not-growing girl. The folks has Lamb pasta and a lamp rump steak on a lentil base. For desert mum indulged in the pecan, apple crumble and had the vanilla ricotta pudding with roasted rhubarb (the only thing I would rate 7/10). Quick mention must be made of the roasted rosemary and garlic potatoes, because they were a divine side dish!!
Mum dropped her spoon and had it replaced within a minute without saying a word, as did many other diners who knocked things off the tables, which are a tad small for the very large plates. The wine was topped us for us, and the waitresses were knowledgeable and friendly.
I will be going back for sure, thanks for a great night out Capitol.
Just nice attention to detail, lovely flavours and really quite reasonable for what is local, well sort produce, free-range, organic produce.
Service also good. Like to the small surroundings as well. A lovely Wellington classic.
The food was efficient, but not spectacular, certainly good tasty fare.
The service was OK, but the waiter annoyed me by not wanting to check with chef to see if he could batter and fry some of the oysters that they were serving raw.
Is it a restaurant or a short order fry cafe? Is a simple batter beyond the chef? We couldn’t tell because the wait staff never checked.
Overall, it’s a solid place for a meal, but I would not put it in my top 10 list for Courtnay Place eateries, and I would not bring a city visitor there.