Il Capo pizza is the answer to winter
With winter arriving tomorrow, there’s nothing better than warm, nutritious food.
Shane Mooney and senior staff member Karen Wagener have the answer. At Il Capo in the Summerhill Shopping Centre they make the most delicious pizzas and pastas.
They believe they can satisfy their customers in three distinctive ways. People can dine in at Il Capo, phone in their order and pick up a delectable Penne alla Romana pasta or appetising Siciliano pizza, or call in, place their order, complete their supermarket shopping and pick up their banquet on the way home.
Il Capo is BYO and customers can savour a glass of wine or beer with their meal.
Shane lists 16 different pizzas for people to choose from. His most popular are Pollo rucola (chicken breast, spinach, feta cheese and oregano), Boscaiola (tomatoes, bacon, egg, mushroom, onions, sliced potatoes, garlic and oregano) and Vegetariana Classico (tomatoes, mushrooms, capsicum, zucchini, avocado, artichokes and oregano).
Then there’s the speciality of the house that his pizzeria is named after. Il Capo (the boss) includes such mouth-watering ingredients as ham, mushrooms, salami, capsicum, kabanosy, olives and oregano.
However, Shane has observed that his Pollo rucola pizza has become so popular, it should have a mate. So he’s currently creating another chicken pizza option that he’ll unveil to his customers very shortly.
Shane and Karen know that customer wishes are very important and so if people want a few extra options in their pizza, then they’ll design and create the pizza of their choice.
Shane has been amused recently by the publicity given to Bill English’s spaghetti and pineapple pizza. While that choice isn’t available at Il Capo, Shane invites the Prime Minister to place an order at his pizzeria and he’ll prepare him the ultimate political pizza that he’ll never forget.
Shane and Karen also list 10 different pasta choices. All are very popular but Shane says customers can’t resist his Fettuccine alla Pollo (chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce), Spaghetti alla Carbonara (bacon, egg, garlic, cracked pepper) or Pesto alla Genovese (ribboned pasta with sun dried tomatoes, basil pesto, garlic and pine nuts).
He points out that the toppings on his nine and 12 inch pizzas ($14 and $19) go to the edge. There isn’t an inch of crust before you reach the filling.
In addition Il Capo offers garlic pizza bread and basil pizza bread with the option of cheese on top and oven baked fries.
If a generous pizza or pasta isn’t enough, then Shane would love to tempt you with his specially made Tiramisu. This flavoursome Italian dessert consists of sponge fingers with Kahlua and espresso coffee, layered in mascarpone cheese.
He buys his ingredients from local suppliers and all of his pizzas and pastas are fresh and locally made on the premises.
To pre-order, leave a message on Il Capo’s facebook page or ring 06 350 0040. If the call is after hours, leave a voicemail and Shane will respond.
Eat your heart out, Bill English.
Il Capo’s ShaneMooneyand Karen Wagener are proud of their speciality pizzas.