CAP cucinato appena pescato
CAP may seem a strange choice of name for a restaurant, but as it’s an acronym for “just caught” ("cucinato appena pescato", it suits it perfectly!
We discovered this restaurant a while back when looking for somewhere new to eat, and CAP is proof that if you know where to go in Milan you can eat excellent fish. In fact, we liked it so much that we have been back on numerous occasions and have only just brought ourselves to share it with you!
Low lighting illuminates the bare brick walls, giving CAP a cool urban vibe without requiring you to whip out your mobile phone to read the menu with your torch app. The décor is eclectic yet elegant, the service is attentive and helpful while the menu is a perfect balance of raw and cooked dishes.
As the name states, everything on the menu is fresh from the fish market that day, so sometimes the menu may vary. What we particularly like about CAP is the tweaks made to certain traditional Italian fish dishes and the use of unusual ingredients that gave the dishes a refreshing lift. One of our favourite appetisers is ‘Splash’ (scallops on a bed of leeks), but we are also very partial to the crunchy octopus served on a bed of courgettes. To follow the home made 'spaghetti with clams and bottarga' and home made 'paccheri with pureed chickpeas, clams and black basil' are always a big hit. For main course you can never go wrong with the 'fish of the day' or 'mixed fried calamari, prawns, crayfish and small white fish'. However, one of our favouritesis the 'monkfish in Barolo with sea asparagus and fresh wild mushroom salad'. Don't forget to leave space for the cheesecake: simply delicious.
An added bonus for many is that CAP is also child friendly and offers children seats, although truth be told, we have never seen any children in the evening.
Definitely one to go back to (and we do, frequently)!