Food Review: Capitano Burgers & Gelato

capitano main logo-01BlogTO gave Capitano Burgers & Gelato such a ringing endorsement, Veronica had to give it a try even though she has passed it by many times before as their name just seemed weird. But, don’t judge a book by its cover, right?

Today Veronica grabbed a co-worker and headed off to Capitano to give them a go. Arriving just at noon, the place was rather empty so their orders were taken promptly. The interior seemed confused like a cross between a café and a diner and didn’t seem to blend well with the front where the burgers are made. The gelato selection is right where you order so the temptation to indulge is hard to resist.

burgerVeronica ordered the Banquet Burger ($6.50) which comes with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato pickles and onions. To which ketchup, mustard and hot peppers were also added (like how she gets the Banquet Burgers at Super Burger and Apache Burger, for comparisons sake). For a side, the poutine ($4.95) was also added to the combo. Her co-worker ordered the Chicken Burger ($5.95) and salad combo ($3.50).

The Good: Both burgers were perfectly seasoned, grilled and juicy, exactly how a burger should be. Even now, there is none of the telltale greasy feeling in either belly. The staff was attentive; the food arrived in a timely manner and we were able to leave in under 40 minutes

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The Meh: The poutine was a huge disappointment. The gravy was far too thick and not nearly hot enough to melt the cheese curds. Though the curds were plentiful and the fries crispy, the gravy really made the poutine an unappetizing mess. The salad was also a miss and would not recommend it in the slightest.

Overall: We will be back for the tasty burgers as it is the best burger joint in the Yonge/Bloor area for lunch but we will definitely skip the sides next time.

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