A Legacy of Great Food, Family and Love of Community

Angelo Michele “Mike” Macchia making pizza at the original Capriccio.

On May 22, 2018, Angelo Michele Macchia, known affectionately by all his customers as Mike, the beloved owner of the two Capriccio’s Pizzerias in Croton-on-Hudson, passed away from a rare neurodegenerative brain condition called Progressive Supernuclear Palsy (PSP). Now three years to the day of his passing, Mike’s wife Sabina and their three children, Mike, Rob and Jessica, are set to open a brand new Capriccio Pizzeria & Restaurant on South Riverside Ave. The opening of the new Capriccio will mark over 35 continuous years with a Capriccio pizzeria in Croton. Come down and visit their restaurant before it gets full of reservations. If you unfortunately don’t make it then you can visit another local Dine In Family Restaurant to enjoy some delicious food.

To honor their father, the family plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from Saturday’s grand opening to Cure PSP, which provides information and support for patients and their families, caregivers, researchers, and healthcare professionals.

The new Capriccio set to open officially on May 22

Mike always considered his family and his adopted community of Croton to be the most important things in his life. And of course, pizza. “We grew up in the pizzeria since before we could see over the countertops,” said daughter Jessica. “Our dad always told us to take care of this community and that’s what we plan to do. Family, Croton and pizza. That was his motto.”

The new Capriccio will feature many of the favorite recipes from their father’s original restaurant. Plus many new menu items and a full bar with wine, craft beers and cocktails. There’s even a private dining room for up to 35 guests and outdoor seating.

“We don’t want his legacy to ever be forgotten,” said Vanessa Macchia, wife of Mike’s son Mike and mother of Michael Jr, Mila Rae and Marchesa. “We want the customers to walk in and see his sons and his daughter, his wife, and his grand-kids and work as hard for the restaurant and the community as he did.” Other members of the family involved in the grand opening and honoring Mike are Rob’s wife Maria Luisa and their son Michele as well as Jessica’s fiancé Mike Olivia.

“He loved what he did here,” echoed Jessica. “As do we. We love it. It brings us together as a family and it brings us together as a community.’

Capriccio’s private dining room seats 32

The Grand Opening Ribbon cutting will take place on Saturday, May 22nd at 1 pm.

Capriccio Pizzaria & Restaurant is open seven-days-a-week from 11am – 10pm (9:30pm on Sunday). Dine-in, take-out, delivery and catering, are available.
337 S Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson


  1. Love this family – Mike was an exceptional man that loved people and the community. I have been going to capriccios for 31 years. I have so many fun memories eating a capriccios. One of those memories was when my daughter was very little and she came in with a princess outfit on and Mike made such a big deal out of it – he said I did not know we were having a princess dining with us today and he just went on and on about this little princess making her feel so special. Dinners there after Little league games basketball games etc… for years.

    Congratulations – All the best to the best! 🍕

  2. Mike was one of the first people we met when we moved to Croton, always a smile, and old school customer service!
    Congrats to the Macchia family!

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