Capri-Downers Grove
Capri-Downers Grove

Capri-Downers Grove

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.capridownersgrove.com/
  • Phone: 6302410695x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday-Thursday 4:00-10:00 PM
    Friday-Saturday 4:00- 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our Catering can be delivered or picked up. We have a full menu option for catering with full pans serving up to 20 people or half pans serving up to 10 people.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining area serves up to 30 people and pending on the time or day we can fit up to 150 people in the restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian 6302410695x
  • Entertainment: Capri Ristorante has $5.00 martini night every Thursday with Glen and Ross Faila singing the standards. Come join us !!!
  • Special Events: On Saturday and Sunday during the week you can hold any event and have the restaurant to yourself. We open for baptisims, communions, baby showers, wedding showers, etc. Contact Brian at 312-315-2525

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burlington Ave.
  • Public Transit: Right next to Metra
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Guests can park in front of the restaurant on Burlington, or in the east and west lots after 5:00 P.M
A word from Capri-Downers Grove
Capri of Downers Grove Is located in the heart of Downtown Downers grove.We offer authentic Italian Cuisine.Dishes like Brasciole, Osso Bucco, hand made pasta, fresh fish, Chilean Sea Bass, steaks,tender veal, and all sauces made to order. There Is a warm feel in the restaurant looking out large floor to ceiling windows of down town Downers Grove. Capri has catering,and carry out we do large parties or small intimate ones. Open 7 days a week. Visit our website to view our upcoming events and specials.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Capri-Downers Grove reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (38)special occasion (27)romantic (20)fit for foodies (17)great for outdoor dining (15)notable wine list (14)good for groups (13)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (5)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • JMWw
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Service was very attentive even though it was crowded. Our salads came out late and dinner early, but servers were very apologetic and seemed concerned about our experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    luvsgoodfood
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The atmosphere is very nice. They had a "Rat Pack" singer in the house that added a nice touch. Wait staff was very attentive as well as informative regarding the food and beverages. If you have a cocktail you enjoy the bartender just needs a few particulars to whip up your favorite. Serving sizes are very generous and had plenty for another meal. Highly recommend this restaurant for any reason!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Very taste food but the server stood out as the best I have ever had. He seemed to know everyone. Overall great job!! Domnick was his name.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WILL BE BACK!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We dined here for our anniversary and were VERY impressed. We had Danny as a waiter and nothing bad can be said about him. He was hands down the best waiter we've ever had. The food was amazing, the wine was amazing and the service was amazing. Nothing more to be said.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't honor reservations!
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My friend who loves the other Capri restaurants told me not to go to this one because they make you wait in the bar every time you have a reservation and that the wine pours are tiny. Both things happened last night. Service was also very poor, I don't want to explain all the problems. All this being said the food was good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quick dinner before movie
    hammerhd
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Grabbed a quick dinner before we went to go see a movie. Had been to Capri previously and had a good time. Food was good, but my chicken for the chicken marsala was a little overcooked. Not terrible though. Had a good waitress who gave us space but also took care of us. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    Kate
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Once again, great food, good service, great evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go to Capri Burr Ridge
    JerryVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The restaurant is nice but parking is often an issue. Food is just so-so. Can't help comparing it with Capri in Burr Ridge, which is so much better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighborhood Italian
    CrystalBill
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Good food with pricing to fit a variety of budgets. Well worth a visit. I will be returning to try more of the offered fare.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to par
    PeterB
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We have eaten at Capri at least five times in the last three weeks. We love this resteraunt. Each time we have brought friends and for the first four times they said they were impressed and they definitely would return. The other night, however, the service was lacking and for the first fifteen minutes non existent. It seems no one was assigned to our table and the several tables around us. At the end of our meal, my wife ordered a cappuccino, never received it but we were charged anyway. Our server was wonderful, doing the best she could, but a little overwhelmed. I felt obligated to pay for dinner since I suggested coming. We will return but our friends probably not.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We enjoyed a dinner for 6 on a Monday evening. Food was excellent, service good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable dish
    richcan
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had one of the best meals ever a couple of years ago at Capri; something like "white fish Italiano", but I haven't seen it on the menu since then. That dish should be a standard on your menu. Rich Nolan, 630/310-1725
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thursday Happy Hour $ 5 Martinis!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I have dined at Capri several times over the past year and can't find a negative thing to say about the restaurant. Great food, friendly staff, and pleasing atmosphere. If you are looking for a place to relax after work, check out their $5 top self martini Thursday's!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad svc Mushy pasta
    DwpLjpVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Waited with two others at our outdoor table for over 10 minutes for a server to attend to us, as two servers continued ignoring us while serving other tables. Went to hostess and asked if a server was assigned to us and eventually a sullen employee came out. Pasta was mushy and overcooked. Won't go back, that's for sure.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wedding anniversary
    Fran
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    At my daughter's recommendation, I made reservations for a dinner for two. The food was very good. I'm half Sicilian, and the tomato sauce here stood up to my high standards. Pasta dishes very good, eggplant delicious (I've gotten a few extra leftover meals from the one visit). I loved the fresh rose petals placed on the table....nice touch. We were treated to dessert to celebrate out anniversary. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Capri DG
    Debbie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The tilapia, recommended by the waitress, was a bit fishy. I was disappointed with that. It was prepared wonderfully, though. My daughter's pasta was delicious - she is a vegetarian. Salads were very good and fresh. Wine was great/extensive wine list. Fresh fruit plate brought after dinner with dessert. Very good! Homemade tiramisu was very good. The gelato was just ok. Service was outstanding. We would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    indiquest
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    for my first time there I thought it was great.I requested a corner table when I made my reservation and I actually got it. some places don't even bother with the request. I was so happy about that because it meant alot to me. I would go back there again for sure......
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 393 reviews are from the Capri-Downers Grove reviews archive.
  • Love this restaurant!
    Kate
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We sat outside on a car show night. Restaurant was busy and active yet service was perfect! Manager/owner Brian stopped by to day hi and bought us a drink. He is personable and attentive. Food was great! Make a stop here and you will keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Dining Experience
    Diningout2nite
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The food was great , the service was great and we had a window table as requested. We will certainly go back for our regular dining and for special occasions. This is a great neighborhood restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Capri is one our favorite Italian restaurants. It’s great downtown Downers Grove location makes it convenient. The food never disappoints and they have a great wine list. Entertainment on Thursday evenings makes it an even more enjoyable evening. Particularly, enjoy the Italian singers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    yitta
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Service and food were great. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious As Always
    BillyB
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    5 star yet again!! Homemade rigatoni with vodka. The. BEST of all the Capri restaurants. I have eaten at all. Great service ask for Domenic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just an off night
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We like to eat here, but Mothers Day eve was a disaster. No one was up front to greet us and we did not check in for twenty minutes after we arrived. We were seated 50 minutes after our reservation. The manager was nowhere to be seen and certainly not managing the situation from a customer service standpoint. That said our food was good, though we were ravenous. Our table service from Dan was outstanding and he comped a dessert for our patience. Not a good night, but we will probably go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overbooked
    WinnieVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Lovely weather complicated an obviously overbooked evening causing a long wait. The manager provided a bottle of wine for the table which definitely saved the evening. Service was great once we were seated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sorry Not here.
    jakk
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    ordered the Monday special. all u can eat spaghetti and meatballs. 1st bowl was all i could stand. meatballs really mushy. wife had chicken oregano. a little better but not much. Service was awsome. but thats not enogh to get me back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot
    Food4thought
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The food is always great at Capri. Although it is surrounded by Italian restaraunts it stands out as the best. The service is superb every time we have been there. They make a lot of the pasta in house and usually have delicious specials. I would avoid the neighboring Gattos. We have been there twice and although they specialize in pasta, they don't make their own. The other Italian joint is Scarlettis, it's like a step above Olive Garden. We stick to Capri, Claras in woodridge, and Angelis in Naperville. Angelis has the best pasta of the three but they are all great!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    A GREAT find in Downers Grove. Service was amazing. From the time we sat down the waiter was helping us. Food was very good try the grilled salmon and the square noodles. One of the best Italian restaurants in western burbs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great As Always!!!
    BillyB
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The food and service was GREAT as always. Ask for Domenic his recommendations are wonderful. He told us abut the Salmon special (to die for) and the rib eye steak gorgonzola. The salads were served on a cold plate. Try the BOMB for dessert!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    trinvick
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Appetizers were okay, the server was commendable, but the entrees lacked any flavor at all. The dessert prices were WAY out of line for what was served. Will not go back, nor recommend to anyone. We were very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good experience
    AtethereVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Went for early weekday dinner and enjoyed one of the daily specials plus a pasta from the regular menu. Waiter knew dishes and recommended a wine we would not have considered that was great with our dinners. Like the whole experience and thought put into guests. Starting with the olives and roasted garlic at table to nibble, big selection of entrees, appreciate that salad choices come w entrees, and the mini cannoli is a freak option for a bite of dessert. It's a little noisy when crowded but our three visits have always been good and so we recommend to anyone who wants good food and nice service in a pretty and comfortable setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    mario
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Had not eaten at Capri for a few years and now recall why. They consistently do not keep to your reservation time. With a reservation it is always a 20-30 minute wait. Food is very average.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EXCELLENT
    DonnieA
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    5 Star from Service to Food. Busy Saturday Night sat within 5 minutes of our reservation!!! Service was impeccable. The waiter who seemed to know EVERYONE in the room was named Dom. Ask for HIM!!!! He recommended the Calamari Capri it was wonderful with a hint of red pepper flakes. The veal parm and salmon special were great!!! Both served with either a house salad or cesar or soup of the day. Too bad we were full the Banana Fosters served table side looked yummy.....Truly a GREAT place and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Always excellent service and the food is always good. Capri in Downers Grove is one of our favorite places to dine in the western suburbs.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow Oh Wow
    BillyB
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Been to Capri many times and EVERY TIME is gets better and better. Seated at a table by the window we were greeted by Domenic (see his reviews). He helped us decide on our wine (A Superb Super Tuscan) guided us through your decisions... Homemade rigatoni with ground sausage and peas and Seabass with these delicious sweet and sour peppers. A delightful meal!!! Keep up the good work!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait
    kevleen
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We were seated 40 mins past out reservation time. Bar area too small and people constantly bumping into you as we waited. The food was good but we were annoyed at that point. Our table for 6 was really meant to seat 4. Odd seating, squished together, and not enough table room. I would not go with a group larger than 4 any time soon.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Less Relaxing
    Ironmike
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    First visit here and we liked the restaurant and the food. Despite a reservation on a Saturday night, we waited 50 minutes to be seated. Management was apologetic with drinks, which I appreciate, but that very long wait drains you when you're looking forward to a relaxing dinner with friends. Add to that tight tables, high noise level, and another near hour wait for your meal and you have a less than desirable dining experience. Everybody felt tired and worn out rather than satisfied and relaxed when we left. We just didn't enjoy ourselves. I also noted there was a party of about 25+ which disproportionately ties up too many tables for the capacity of this restaurant and dramatically raises the noise level. They need a party room.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Noisy
    Gymnast80
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I went to Capri for the first time on Saturday evening with two other people. We all agreed the food was outstanding. However, the restaurant was extremely loud. It's kind of a small place and each table is pushed pretty close to its neighbor. It was difficult to have a conversation it was so loud. We kept having to lean closer to speak to each other and were constantly saying "what?" Or "I can't hear you". I would try it out again maybe on a weekday evening just because the food was so good, but will never go back on the weekend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall good
    richVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The service and food were excellent. Very loud and and noisey restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Good looking restaurant, large choice menu, excellent service and well prepared and attractive food. Noise level too loud for us and it was 3/4 full that evening. Live music was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic As Ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We always have a great time at Capri, even when it is as packed and busy as it was Saturday night. Great food and great service. Hard to beat this place in Downers Grove!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.