Capricciosa @ Subang Parade

Capricciosa
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Lower Ground Floor, Subang Parade, No 5 Jalan SS16/1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Website: http://www.capricciosa.com.my/
  • Place: Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Serving: Main Dishes / Course, Pizza / Pasta
  • Ambiance: Cozy, Quiet/Peaceful, Romance
  • Occasion: Business, Chillout/After Work, Gatherings, Private Dining
  • Facilities: Air-con
  • Payment: Cash, Credit Card
Lat: 3.0824 - Lon: 101.58586

Restaurant Introduction:

The History of Capricciosa

The founder of Capricciosa, Masaaki Honda, travelled across the oceans in 1962 to pursue his own dream. This is a success story of him and his legacy, “Capricciosa”

The founder of Capricciosa – Masaaki Honda was fascinated by the culture and food of Italy and he travelled across the vast oceans to Italy in 1962 to pursue his own dream of becoming the best chef in Italian cuisine. Upon arrival, there were hardly any Japanese chefs in Italy during that period. Honda attended the prestigious National Culinary Academy of Italy honing his skills with a burning passion and relentless effort, he won numerous awards in prestigious contests around Europe.

Receiving recognition from the Italian government, he became a culinary ambassador as a chef at the Italian Pavilion Café at the World Expo held in Japan in March of 1970, and after a year of serving his distinguished role, he went back to Japan. Upon returning home, Honda fulfilled his dream in demonstrating his creative talent through numerous Italian restaurants in Japan which he worked in.

In the spring time of 1978 when Masaaki Honda was 34 years old, he opened his first Italian restaurant – a 213 square feet in the outskirts of Shibuya, Tokyo. This tiny place became the flagship of Capricciosa! With Honda’s exquisite culinary skills and the attractiveness of offering great authentic Italian flavors and serving generous portions at affordable prices soon helped Capricciosa to become one of the most popular restaurants with long queues of curious locals as well as foreigners. Four years later, he relocated to its current flagship location – a 712 square feet premise with a 40-seat capacity, overflowing with customers all the time.

Everyday Honda would stand in the kitchen doorway anxious to see his customers’ satisfied and delighted expressions. Just to hear the word “delicious”, “wonderful” or wanting to meet him from many guests has given him a renewed desire in creating new exciting dishes and maintaining consistency. With his passion being conveyed through his recipes, Honda continues to amaze his loyal as well as new customers and we will continue to bring his story and living legacy, “capricciosa” to the world!

Comments on this restaurant:

On 11/3/2011 gourmandiser yum yum said:

Our experience not too long ago with this outlet here at Subang Parade was, sad to say, not a very memorable one as we would like it to have been. First, I asked the waiter, a pleasant Uzbekistan lad, whether the reddish-looking pumpkin soup that was advertised as a special Halloween promotion was indeed as it was portrayed in the picture. His reply was a qualified one and hardly re-assuring: "things are not what they are as shown in the pictures", he said. But ordered the soup we did... and he was right ie. looks can be deceiving, I mean. The pumpkin soup, besides lacking the garnish of pumpkin cubes as in the picture, was not actually reddish in color as shown but was yellowish instead, so I thought whether the restaurant, it being October, is still celebrating Divali and not Halloween. But it was acceptable as far as pumpkin soup goes and of course the pumpkin we get here is of the yellow variety. The few spaghetti dishes we ordered were passable but the texture of the pasta lacked the 'al dente' quality, as I would prefer my pasta to be, even slightly on the undercooked side so as to be chewy. Did the kitchen staff pre-cooked the pasta and later revived (or over-revived?) it in the micro-wave when there was an order? The risotto dish was a disappointment as the rice used was not the sticky type for this classical, savoury Italian dish. Now,for the piece de resistance. Yes, the so-called Baked Rosemary Chicken that is one of their gastronomic showpieces. We ordered, and it arrived on a large plate in a spread-eagled fashion with three roasted potatoes halves as accompaniment. Here, let it be said that whatever anyone's idea of what a baked (or should the adjective for meat be "roasted" rather that "baked"?) ought to really be or looked like would be quickly divested when presented with this dish. The verdict? The chicken looked more like "lap ngaap" or in this case shall we say "lap kai", albeit a darker version. The skin -- or more accurately the whole chicken -- looked greasy and dark in color and had the texture of leather. The flesh was dry and tasteless and whatever "rosemary" herb flavor it was supposed to have was virtually non-existent! It made us wonder whether the chicken had not in fact been pre-cooked earlier, then frozen, and when there was an order it was taken out of the fridge, revived in the micro-wave and then deep-fried quickly. It certainly gave us this impression although it wasn't that greasy as most deep-fried food can be. We gave them the benefit of the doubt. Strange, that for a rest. that is supposed to be serving Mediterranean cuisine, the taste/flavor of olive oil is conspicuously absent. Is this Italian "fast food", one might conclude?

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On 2/28/2012 daisy said:

Went in to this italian restaurant after a movie on a weekday, for a late dinner, at 9pm. We ordered a lasagna, and a spaghetti. There were barely a few customers there at such hour, and yet don't know for what reason it took so long for our food to arrive. At long last, the first dish came. The lasagna was a bit unusual, served on a baking tray, wet with gravy. It's ok, we are adventurous enough to try out whatever version the lasagna is so long as it tastes fine. On the first spoonful, yes, not bad the taste. Then later we realized, the entire so called lasagna was just a tray of thick gravy with some pieces of what looked like "wanton" pastry in it, nothing else. Yes, absolutely nothing else, not a single piece of meat or any other solid piece of whatsoever other ingredients in there! And, the spaghetti, being the meatless item in the menu, turned out to be a mere plate of spaghetti in tomato sauce, with generous amount of fried garlic slices, and 3 tiny pieces of dried chili! In the menu, they said this is supposed to be a pasta with tomato sauce, garlic and pepper. I thought pepper would be the capsicum, i did not expect some "empty" plate of pasta like that! How o earth can they serve such an unwholesome meal! I really wonder how would the chef himself like a plate of that lasagna or spaghetti as his dinner??? And all in we paid $40 for food like this! We can well afford the bill, and certainly don't mind paying if the food deserves its verdict. But... We definitely dare not walk into this restaurant anymore!

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On 3/17/2012 Nick said:

To be honest I would give a '0' rating if there's such. Had dinner here. The cappuccino served was pathetic, very little milk froth spoiling the name of Italian coffee. The quattro formaggi pizza was topped with cheese slices you can buy from supermarket, very much disgusting especially with the price of RM 21.90. The squid ink spaghetti tastes so so. The food quality here really needs massive improvement. Shame to the chef for serving such low quality but expensive Italian cuisine. Would strongly recommend to everyone NOT to visit here until they improve.

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