Capriccio Café serves up gourmet coffee, unique eats

Published: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 04:55 PM.

Capriccio Café is more than just a coffee shop, though. It is also a unique eatery that offers a combination of local and Italian-influenced sandwiches and salads. The sandwich menu features local delights like grilled salmon or tuna, as well as meats imported from Italy, including mortadella of Bologna and prosciutto crudo, a dried, cured ham.

“I think we cover a spectrum with the sandwiches that gives people something different, most of all. You can have a chicken sandwich anywhere. You cannot have a salmon sandwich all over,” Sironi said.

The café also offers salads with toppings such scallops, shrimp, tuna and salmon. The Runner’s Salad features sliced bresaoloa, a cured Italian beef that is low in calories.

“There is no fat in it at all,” Sironi said. “We see all these runners going up and down (the street). That would be a perfect meal for them.”

For those who don’t eat meat, the café offers a caprese salad as well as a veggie sandwich, filled with grilled seasonal vegetables and provolone cheese on flat, oven-baked Italian bread called focaccia.

Desserts — tiramisu, cheesecake of the day, crepes and muffins — round out the menu.

Capriccio Café was ready for opening day in the spring, until Sironi received news that his mother was sick. Sironi put the café on the backburner and headed back to Italy to be with his mother, who passed away three weeks after his arrival.

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