Welcome to Capocaccia

WELCOME TO CAPOCACCIA, when you walk in through the towering glass doors, you are met by owner Salvatore Mele or one of our friendly manager’s.

First impressions are key! Towering ceilings and a multistory wine rack puts a spotlight on every wine bottle. Deep-grained wood tables set up close together are lit softly to create an intimate bistro-style environment. Many regulars prefer sitting at our long bar or our high communal table, but you may choose the cozy tables or outside covered patio during the summer months.

With comfort at its heart, Capocaccia is a lighthearted and fresh take on trendy dining where guests can look and feel great, while enjoying the very best of Italian cuisine. We have an Italian Chef that puts Italian heart into every dish…. from pizzas, pastas, antipasto and salads to the specials of the day. Cibo Italiano. Please view our EVENTS page to see about our latest specialty nights and more..

SITUATED IN THE HEART of midtown Toronto, Capocaccia opened its doors with humble beginnings. Capocaccia Café and Bakery as it was called in its inception, was the brain child of Salvatore Mele. Having run a successful bakery in Woodbridge with his sisters Daniela and Julia, Sal had the bug for a new venture! The plan was simple, take the bakery model and duplicate it in Toronto.

In June of 2004, Capocaccia opened its doors offering the neighborhood a wide variety of desserts, coffee, hot table lunch, Italian Panino sandwiches, and thin crusted wood burning Italian pizza.

Within 3 months, the café was almost always over capacity. How many times can you comfortably seat six people around a table built for four? You would be surprised!

If the one year anniversary party was any indication, expansion was needed! So in the summer of 2005, plans begun to take over the unit next door. January 2006 marked the evolution of Capocaccia. The restaurant expanded from 35 seats to 90 seats including the newly renovated and expanded marble bar which stylishly extends into both rooms. Not to mention the 20 seat covered street side patio which adorns the restaurants south side over looking Balmoral Avenue.

THE MELE FAMILY GOAL is providing patrons with a unique yet authentic Italian dining experience in the highest level of quality, service and value.