El Capitano Pizzeria and Bar has sailed into the “must do’s” of Noosa’s restaurant & bar scene. Situated between the iconic Café Le Monde and Betty’s Burgers within the Ocean Breeze Resort Complex, the laneway entry on Hastings St features a bespoke “secret door” that winds its way up the stairs into a stunning nautical themed dining room and bar.
The experience is reminiscent of a New York speak easy prohibition bar but with amazing “old world” pizza, it’s the type of place you would expect to see Hemingway perched at the bar with a cocktail in hand.
El Capitano Pizzeria and Bar is brought to you by the team behind Belmondos Organic Market, Clandestino Roasters Specialty Coffee, Café Le Monde, Noosa Cleanse and Tanglewood Organic Sourdough Baking Co.
The design was a collaboration between Ryan Taylor, Nathan Ramsay and Andrew Bock. The main drawcard though is the “old world” pizza, utilizing the same artisan techniques used at Tanglewood Organic Sourdough Baking Co.
El Capitano pizza’s are made using ACO certified organic flour and a 72hour fermentation. The slow natural leavening gives the dough its unique flavour and makes the crumb slightly chewy and sweet. The slow ferment breaks down the acetic and phytic acid in the grain making this sourdough pizza better for digestion.
Ingredients are locally sourced and fresh, the local growers and producers at the Noosa farmers markets feature heavily on the menu. El Capitano offers dine in and takeaway pizza (enjoy a pizza across the road at Noosa’s Main Beach and watch the sunset). The menu also offers gluten free & vegan pizza, made in house, a salumi & mozzarella bar, seasonal salads and “blow your mind” desserts. The drinks list features natural/organic wines, an original cocktail list, local craft beers and a hefty spirit offering.
The room’s eclectic design will captivate your imagination and enlighten your senses while you wait for your pizza.
Live acoustic artists feature every Wednesday night which provides the perfect backdrop to this quirky space that will no doubt soon become an iconic Noosa dining experience. The venue can be booked for weddings and functions.
The pizzeria is open 7 days from 5pm, dine in & take out. Book or order online at www.elcapitano.com.au or phone 0754749990.