il Capriccio
1757 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

In the heart of Los Feliz Village, you can live out your Lady and the Tramp fantasy. Bring your OkCupid date here to share a plate of Napoli pasta while your dog gazes up lovingly from beneath the table. il Capriccio will provide the delicious fare and set the Instagram-worthy scene.

Most places simply allow dogs on their patios for brunch, but il Capriccio takes the cake on dog-friendliness for dinner. Bring your dog any day of the week…especially on the authentic Italian eatery’s Pooch Saturdays. In the event your OkCupid date stands you up, you can count on il Capriccio to welcome your dog as substitute – we won’t judge if you decide to sit across from him for the full-blown doggy date you’re not ashamed to have. There are no ground-only rules and water bowls are provided. Still hoping that OkCupid date pulls through next time? Post your best pic on Instagram with the hashtag #ilCapriccioLA, and you might win a free dinner.

Inherently, this place has a romantic atmosphere – close and snugly fit tables, complete with simple decor, dim lights, and iron fixtures. As you may have already guessed, this is the place for indulgent carb-loading. Let loose and enjoy everything il Capriccio has to offer, from the fresh bread (served with pesto instead of the usual balsamic), satisfyingly large portions of fresh pasta, and classic favorites like squid ink, ravioli, and wines from around the boot-shaped country. Insider tip: check in on Yelp for a free dessert. Tiramisu always tastes better when it’s on the house.

Best for: hopeless romantics, European pooches, carbo-files, Los Angeles lovebirds, Los Feliz Italian dining dogs


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