La Capannina, Milsons Point

The family behind La Capannina previously ran a fantastic Italian restaurant in North Sydney before they set up at Milsons Point, round the corner from the train station and with gorgeous views overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge. My family will follow good food anywhere, so once we found out where they had moved to, we were quick to visit and have since returned a number of times. On this particular Saturday evening, I began with the entree special of tuna carpaccio.

Yellow fin tuna carpaccio with pink salt and coriander

Yellow fin tuna carpaccio with pink salt and coriander

The paper-thin slices of tuna were fresh and tender, however the chefs had gone overboard with the pink salt and I had to scrape off most of it so that I could actually enjoy the dish.

My boyfriend went with the scallops, which were delicious – perfectly cooked and complemented by the slightly tart pomegranate.

Capesante al Forno - Oven baked scallops served with marinated sweet potato & pomegranate

Capesante al Forno – Oven baked scallops served with marinated sweet potato & pomegranate

My main essentially tasted like a veal sausage with hints of spinach, but I could barely taste the prosciutto. I loved the potato tortino on the side, which was a super tasty cake of layered potato slices with a crisp exterior and creamy interior.

Noce di Vitello - Oven baked rolled veal filled with spinach & San Daniele prosciutto served with a potato tortino

Noce di Vitello – Oven baked rolled veal filled with spinach & San Daniele prosciutto served with a potato tortino

I had major food envy over my dad’s lamb rack main, with the olive crust providing lovely crunch and texture and the lamb itself was baked to perfection.

Carré d’Agnello - Oven baked olive crusted lamb rack served with parsnip mash

Carré d’Agnello – Oven baked olive crusted lamb rack served with parsnip mash

My mum’s salmon was full of pesto flavour and cooked extremely well, however the cous cous was soggy and did not add anything to the dish.

Filetto al Salmone - Grilled Atlantic salmon fillet served with vegetable cous cous & watercress pesto

Filetto al Salmone – Grilled Atlantic salmon fillet served with vegetable cous cous & watercress pesto

My pick of the desserts was the hazelnut crema catalana, which turned out to be a smooth, creamy and fabulous Nutella-esque creme brulee. It went quickly and I was scraping the bottom of the ramekin for a last taste.

Crema Catalana alla Nocciola - Home made hazelnut crema catalana

Crema Catalana alla Nocciola – Home made hazelnut crema catalana

The apple tart was fine, but nothing amazing, however it did taste better with the pistachio gelato.

Tortino alla Mela - Home made apple tart with cinnamon cream & pistachio gelato

Tortino alla Mela – Home made apple tart with cinnamon cream & pistachio gelato

TL;DR:

  • Consistent, tasty food and always a variety of specials to choose from. Lovely friendly service and stunning views make this a perfect place for date night; alternatively it’s great for family outings.
  • The scallops, lamb and the hazelnut crema catalana are must haves!

La Capannina
41 South Alfred Street
Milsons Point NSW 2061
T: (02) 9955 5928
W: La Capannina

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8 thoughts on “La Capannina, Milsons Point

  1. I Really love traveling to different places.. One of the best destination is Australia. I been traveled to Bega Sydney and Melbourne. But want to dine at this “La Capannina, Milsons Point”. It seems a wonderful place to dine in.

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