Remember the scene in Goodfellas where a bathrobe-clad Paulie is chilling out in his in luxury prison suite using a razor blade to slice the garlic so thin that it would liquefy in the pan with just a little oil? It’s a very good system. Or what about the part in The Godfather where Clemenza is teaching Michael Corleone how to properly make a sauce while casually informing Sonny they just murdered an associate? Whether it was Paul Castellano being gunned down in Spark’s Steakhouse or Crazy Joey Gallo biting the big one in a clam bar in Little Italy, gangsters and food go together like…well, fuhgeddaboudit.
The Lancaster-based Italian restaurant Capone’s Italian Cuisine, which recently opened at 1325 Fruitville Pike, looks like it’s going to be a big, um, hit with fans of both fine Italian cuisine and mafia historians. The BYOB restaurant features menu items named after kingpins like Al Capone, Philadelphia’s own Angelo Bruno, Vito Genovese and this beauty named after Lucky Luciano.
The Prohibition-era speakeasy-style restaurant also occasionally features live jazz music. Check out their menu here. Capone’s Italian Cuisine is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-8 p.m. on Sunday.
Maybe if you ask nicely they’ll let you use the back entrance.