04 Feb El Capitano Pizza
Sandwiched (or calzoned) between Café Le Monde and Betty’s Burgers, the surfing sisters of Hastings St’s dining scene, is a narrow walkway leading to El Capitano, a pizzeria and bar turning out fantastic food and good time vibes. Frequented by salty haired hipsters, hungry families and discerning locals all looking for a side of oceanic ambience with their Pizza Rossa of Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder, it’s clear this is not your average Pizza Parlour.
While all the usual pizza suspects are represented, more sophisticated offerings from the italo-aus menu showcase Australian meats and produce, 72hour fermented sourdough bases and decidedly high-end fare such as Confit Yellow Fin Tuna with grilled sourdough and green olive aioli: El Capitano has hit upon the right recipe of relaxed and hip dining without insulting our tastebuds.
Perch up here with the kids or your mates in one of the booths while you sample local craft beers or a glass of almost anything from the comprehensive wine and spirits list, look out over the roof to the passing Hastings St traffic below and sigh: this is what holiday vibes are made of!