Capellini’s

The prices at Capellini’s in Tewksbury are way below the average decent Italian restaurant, but that should give you an indication.

Atmosphere(7)

Old fashioned booths and an open kitchen. The decor looks like it came from an early American flea market, including the furniture and silver plates.

Menu(7)

A decent, yet uninspired menu features ten seafood dishes, seven pasta selections, four veal options, and eight varieties of chicken.

Portions(7)

Huge salads, plenty of bread. Shrimp are on the shrimp side. But most dishes are big enough to fill a normal stomach.

Appetizers(7)

Nice crispy and crunchy salads. Mussels marinara were a bit above average. Excellent bread basket with pure virgin olive oil. Forget the bruchetta, calamari, and fried mozzarella.

Food and Drink(6)

Pastas are a little bland. Sauces are on the pasty side. Seafood is definitely not “Legal”. Veal is fair if you can find it in the dishes. The Chicken Capellini was the best offering on Phantom’s table. But, there’s too much cheese in many dishes.

Desserts(6)

A half-dozen options, none are homemade, and none are all that great. Cannoli stuffed with chocolate chips is the best option.

Service(7)

Pleasant young staff seems to work hard. But, the servers are obviously not professionally trained. They may be sincere, but can be a bit flaky.

Cleanliness(8)

Kept very clean until they reach capacity.

Parking(7)

Main Street in Tewksbury. They have a big, free parking lot, but it’s mostly gravel and poorly lit.

Value(6)

Pasta dishes run $6 to $9. Seafood entrees from $9 to $12. Chicken dishes from $7 to $10. Luncheon specials are all under $7. The prices are low, but not as low as Phantom’s review of the food.

Total Score: 68

896 Main St.
Tewksbury
MA
01876

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