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La Capannina

15 Madeira Place, Brighton BN2 1TN, England
+44 1273 680839
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (126 reviews)
“linguine” (19 reviews)
“veal” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
15 Madeira Place, Brighton BN2 1TN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked past this restaurant and were taken in by the large brick pizza oven at the back. Very inviting looking restaurant. The staff were super friendly. We shared a starter and we're so glad we did. The portions were huge and the food so...More

Thank Chloe H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly atmosphere, great staff, always busy with a good mix of people. The food is simply delicious and the portions are very generous. Price wise it's spot on. Always look forward to eating here and am slowly working way through the menu.

Thank Brightoncitylad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good Italian food, pizzas were spot on, thin crust not too much cheese and delicious tomato sauce (I’m guessing homemade as really good) Spaghetti bolognese Was very good and the linguine Garlic bread was outstanding, I’d have been happy with just that! Atmosphere cosy...More

Thank karen r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Brighton on my own on business chose this restaurant as I enjoy Italian food and it was quite busy inside which is anyways reassuring when you aren't familiar with the local eateries. Staff were very prompt and attentive and good extensive menu. I had...More

Thank Wilfie2601
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must say this must be the best Italian restaurant in Brighton. Lovely food very good service Have been here on many times and always enjoyed it.

Thank margherita20082018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We weren’t entirely sure what the purpose of having waiters ask how our food was when my partner made it quite clear she was disappointed with only receiving 3 prawns in her king prawn pasta dish, only to be completely ignored. The food was fine...More

Thank alan_measles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food is a calm and relaxing atmosphere. The freshness of the food shone through with the lovely Italian flavours. Service is pleasant and efficient yet unassuming. Perhaps some of the negative reviewers for this restaurant would be better suited at TGI Fridays if they...More

Thank antjrice
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Directed downstairs which didn't seem to have same atmosphere as upstairs restaurant. Waitress went through the motions but was decidedly uninterested. Order taken with grudged face and definitely no check that everything was satisfactory. Usual wide and varied Italian menu at a reasonable price. Despite...More

1  Thank scotsguy31
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Was staying in area for few days, decided on this la capannina, reading the reviews sounded great, starter was good, I ordered the lamb special of the day, totally terrible, no way was this cooked on the day, was easy to see was a heat...More

1  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We arrived on a brisk windy evening with no booking, but was welcomed by the very hospitable hosts and seated immediately. Very attentive staff and amazingly flavoured starters and mains followed... could not fault it in any way.. would love to return..

Thank wolfman857
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Matt J
21 November 2015|
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Response from Angela T | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see any gluten free options openly available. My daughters gluten free so you have my sympathy. Worth a phone call though
charli t
4 February 2015|
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Response from Jim K | Reviewed this property |
I have not been in this situation as when I stay in Brighton I am but a few minutes walk to the restaurant;however they do become very busy when open.I have never had to wait for a table and so agree that just showing up may... More
5 January 2015|
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Response from ChristopherHaslemere | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of pasta dishes, but also catering for meat and fish eaters. Really good olives, and the house wine is very drinkable. Family run and reasonably priced. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Madeira Place, Brighton BN2 1TN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 680839
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