But not quite... This large Italian restaurant chain from Japan has been popular in Japan for decades now, and for good reason. They are one of the rare restaurants in Japan that serves large portions of food for a reasonable price that tastes authentic and good.
I know, I know. Japanese Italian?? What? But trust me. I've been to Italy, and sometimes, the Japanese make better Italian food than the Italians. Just sometimes. But the point is, the Japanese love their Italian food, and they put a lot of effort into making it; and with Capricciosa's long history of making Italian food with millions of fans, they must be doing something right, ya?
I had a rice croquette, which was my favorite when I used to go in Japan, and a eggplant with spinach tomato sauce fettucine. The croquette was, if my memory serves me right, 99% the same as Japan, which almost brought a happy tear to my eye. The sauce of the pasta was also very close to what I remember getting in Japan, although the pasta...well, the pasta just didn't quite do it for me. It was too soft, and almost felt a bit raw.
The service was, well, not bad. I had expected...no, hoped that it would be close to the service in Japan (yeah, talk about wishful thinking), but the truth was far from it, although it was better than your average Malaysian restaurant. The food came out quite quickly, and the pricing was quite reasonable, with the lunch set being great value.
If you've never tried Capricciosa and are a Italian pasta/pizza fan, I definitely recommend you give it a try.