El Capitano Pizzeria & Bar

4.5
556 reviews
$40 and under
Pizzeria
"Old world pizza for new world sailors." Organic sourdough pizza, topped with the best local ingredients around. Natural & organic wines, bubbles, cocktails & craft beers. Bar open till late.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 556 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Energetic
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Andrew
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent in every way... only slight complaint is the space is not conducive to loudish live music. Lots of hard surfaces that echo.

Music was excellent...its just hard to hold a conversation. let alone hear what your waiter is saying.

Will definately go back again as the food and service is amazing

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Foxy
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic - great decor and service with exceptional pizza and cocktails that don’t break the bank - rare in Hastings. We will return on our next trip

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Felt rushed to leave as table was booked.

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best family dinner ever. Food delicious & cocktails were incredible

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Leanne
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner with the family. Timely service from the moment we arrived til we left.

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Christine
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious! Great night. Food was sensational and we loved our spritzes!

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SondraK
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Was a lovely night, served very quickly. Pizza was very tasty.

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Megan
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious authentic pizzas. We shared the flat bread , prawn pizza & mushroom pizza , all great. Cool little hidden spot too

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EllieB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! The food was delicious and so was the featured cocktail - salted caramel espresso martini. The best I’ve ever had!!

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AlistairM
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. The special potato burrata prosciutto pizza was unreal

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vipMilenaH
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always!

MJ
MJ31
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service, such friendly staff , very efficient

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AFish
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter who is 14 really wanted to take her friends and sister for dinner . It got changed after lockdown and from the beginning of arriving the staff were so kind to them all even as they are kids. They were especially polite and helpful and never looked down at the kids who were alone , it’s much to be congratulated on - thank you , it made her birthday and the food was delicious . Thanks

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MattG
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Sadly the food was cold making what should have been a great night less so. Yes it was tasty but we didn’t go there for cold tasty food. Pork belly should not be served cold. What was served to me was Luke warm at best. Our pizza was barely warm as well - it had clearly been sitting around. This was a shame as we have been there many times and they always hit home runs. However as it was my 50th birthday I was excited to go there with the family and was expecting them to deliver as per usual so this was a massive drop ball. Really disappointed on this occasion. Perhaps they were short staffed as service was slow. We skipped desert as a protest and bought our ice cream across the road. In fairness the girl at the counter took a few bucks off the meal which is something - but hey ho - there is my feedback - a less than memorable 50th birthday at el capitana.

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Pizzas and cocktails at El Capitano's, as always 👍👍👍

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AdamP
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

So much potential, service was great, maybe a trip to Melbourne to see how simple food can be done well

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AllanT
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food will remain in our memories forever. It will inspire our homemade pizza and that is a good thing. You made vegan food taste delicious and would be top of our list when we visit again and as for the brisket, so no more.

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AndySac29
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue! We attended hump day Wednesdsy with live music. Great atmosphere with great service and exceptional food!

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MeriE
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good, always coming back for the excellent food, staff, service and ambiance.

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MeronR
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice staff and pizza was yum. The four cheese pizza was a hit

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ChantelG
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Epic place. We went twice during our week stay. Excellent service and best pork belly starter! Service was exceptional as well

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The location was beautiful and very fun.
The drinks and food were a bit hit and miss. Wasn't completely blown away but also wasn't completely terrible. I felt that it was a quite pricey for what it was.

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MattL
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Seated near bar which was a mess - food didn’t live up to referral we had from a friend

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Romeo
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa good

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GabrielaS
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service as usual and beautiful food and delicious cocktails! I love going to El Capitano! The Captain and the sailors will never disappoint you.

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TeresaP
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We were disappointed. The bottle of wine we ordered was unavailable. We were offered a wine of comparable quality apparently, but when we had a tasting it was inferior and not worth $55. We ordered beer on tap and that was unavailable, the waitress blamed the distributors. The wine list is overpriced and discourages customers from ordering a bottle of wine to enjoy with the pizza. Surely they can offer a better variety of wine in the $60 and under bracket, most of the wines were above $60. Let's not kid ourselves, this is not even close to a chefs hat restaurant so price your wines accordingly. The Cauliflower salad was exceptional. The prawn dish had 3 prawns for $24. The pizza was not as enjoyable as we expected. First and last visit!

GB
GiovannaB
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was so good...great value!
Would definitely go again!

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My daughter celebrated her 16th birthday with a few friends. Staff were very accomodating and lovely atmosphere. Thankyou

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BreeH
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I’d say best pizza on Hastings Street and would get takeaway/dine in again next time we’re on holidays at Noosa!

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RobB
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice Pizza and bar selection good casual option would go back again

JM
JulieM
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and reasonably priced ... music just a tad loud

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EdinaT
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best sourdough pizza on the entire east coast, thank you & keep up the good work!

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KristaB
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere and fantastic pizza! Excellent for a relaxed night out on Hastings Street.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Service was so rushed that it made you feel pressured, no chance to enjoy the dinner. They gave you time limit upon setting and waiting came for drinks with in 3 minutes of seating. So much pressure it wasn’t enjoyable

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Pizza I’ve ever eaten (I had the lamb and my partner had the potato and prosciutto special). The cocktail of the day is always delicious and the flatbread starter is 👌🏻 highly recommend!!

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love eating here! My husband regularly slip in for a last minute early dinner around 5pm when we feel like celebrating something and always get a table and amazing food!

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vipGustav
London
47 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lively, casual pizza restaurant with nautical decor. Friendly service and excellent cocktails menu. Nice trendy yet relaxed vibe.
Organic sourdough pizza base with a 72hr fermentation process.
They have a salumi & mozzarella bar - perfect way to start. The burratina was creamy and fantastic.
Two types of pizza available: Rossa (red) and Bianca (white) base pizzas.
The prawn & chilli one was sensational. Courgette pizza was excellent too.

KB
KB8723
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience2

The food was delicious, super easy to book a table mid week. The service was unfortunately very sub par. They brought our mains to the table whilst still eating our entrees (half way to through) and expected us to move plates to make room. It took 15 minutes to get someone’s attention to get a takeaway box and we then ended up going to the counter to pay as once the box was dropped off the lady was gone in a flash (and not to get our bill). Service is important to me so whilst the food was faultless I would not recommend the restaurant which is a shame (unless I caveated the poor service with the person)

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Dell
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Pizzas arrived quickly, staff were lovely, food was tasty. The decor was fun. Noise level a bit higher than we'd like.

DP
DanyP
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good service. Always have good time there 👍

FAQs

El Capitano Pizzeria & Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5474 9990.

El Capitano Pizzeria & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 556 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.