Capo's Family has been on TV recently & here are a few articles to share!
Capo’s is a Las Vegas gangster genre restaurant and speakeasy, opened by Chicago native Nico Santucci back in 2002, which for over 15 years was hauling in over $5 million a year. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Capo’s was forced to close its doors for six months and almost immediately lost millions of dollars in the process. Capo’s was eventually allowed to reopen under strict health guidelines and at a reduced capacity, but management and the staff struggled to navigate the new challenges facing the bar. Enter Jon Taffer and the Bar Rescue team.
You can check out online reviews of Capo’s post-rescue via Google Reviews, Yelp, and Trip Advisor.
Read the full article on CHEWBOOM HERE
Las Vegas Successful Restaurateur, Nico Santucci, Hosts the Bar Rescue Season Launch, with his Team at Capo’s Restaurant and Speakeasy
Nico Santucci has shown his leadership prowess in recent times, a feature that was recently brought to bear after his restaurant, Capo’s Restaurant and Speakeasy, hosted the launch episode of the current season of Bar Rescue. Bar Rescue was created by Jon Taffer as a bar-saving series to help businesses in the industry revive their brand and the 2021 edition of the series was particularly helpful, considering the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on hospitality industry.
Led by the passionate Nico Santucci, Capo’s Restaurant and Speakeasy has been providing Las Vegas locals and tourists with delectable Italian dishes in an old-school gangster-themed speakeasy for over 15 years. However, the Covid-19 pandemic forced the restaurant to shut down for 6 months, leading to millions in lost revenue.
However, Nico did not let the pandemic affect his philanthropy, as he continued to help families, giving them an opportunity to take what was left of the company’s capital in order to help provide for their loved ones. The action caught the attention of Jon Taffer of Bar Rescue, who could not bear seeing the business collapse. Jon and Nico made an almost instant connection, which led to the season launch of Bar Rescue in Capo’s.
Read the full story at DIGITAL JOURNAL HERE
Jon Taffer, host of Paramount Network’s Bar Rescue and Gordon Ramsay have a lot in common when it comes to how they handle stubborn restaurant and bar owners. However, you can expect a calmer, less emotional Taffer in Season 8 of the hit show.
Returning to his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, Taffer will be helping revive old Rat Pack dens and cocktail lounges; legendary businesses which were impacted by the pandemic and are now suffering to stay afloat.
This episode finds us at Capo’s Restaurant and Speakeasy, a mob-style restaurant with a speakeasy theme, that was forced to shut down for months due to Covid. Taffer mentors the owner, Nico Santucci, to return the joint back to its pre-pandemic splendor and that’s where this recipe for The Godfather Cocktail comes in.
See the cocktail and full recipe *HERE*