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
68 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)special occasion (34)romantic (27)great for outdoor dining (21)fit for foodies (19)notable wine list (18)hot spot (16)good for groups (12)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • #1 Capri
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We just loved the ambiance and the marinara sauce. The sauce reminded me of home cookin
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We really love coming here and getting treated right. The place is full of happy people every time we go. Thanks for the experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We went on half off wine bottle night and shared a bottle of shatter by Orin Swift. Wine, good and service were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This is our favorite Capri. The staff are so friendly and enjoyable to see every time we we come. The food is always great
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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
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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
  • 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.
  • Head to Toe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was just perfect, from head to toe. Our dishes came out so hot and fresh. It was the closest ive had to a home cooked meal in a long time. What great food!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST CAPRI
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have tried them all throughout the years. The Capri in Downers Grove is not related to the one in Burr Ridge. The food, staff, ownership and feeling you get when you have dinner here is amazing. We did not enjoy GiGi at the burr ridge location. That guy needs help. We loved Capri in downers grove. Thanks for a great dinner
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brian was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were treated like family. I really love coming to the Capri in Downers the most. Everyone was laughing, relaxing and having a great time. The food was to die for. My kids love this place and always ask to go. Thank you Brian for treating us like family. You always do
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great offering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    They had half off wine night running, which was a great start. The food was well done and the staff were all so darn happy. Can't wait to go back. Loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Everyone was on key and working together to take on their guests. The place was packed and everyone seemed as happy as we were. Great operation
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Capri in downers grove has a special way of making you feel at home. Everyone and I mean everyone that works there is genuine and goes above and beyond. Love Capri
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Vesuvio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Had the chicken Vesuvio and it was the best I've had. We got engaged at Capri and that was 1 year ago. The only thing that has changed is it got better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 395 reviews are from the Capri-Downers Grove reviews archive.
  • Great Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Place was packed. The staff seemed to gel while they went around greeting tables. They really worked as a team to make everyone happy. The food was amazing. We can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow Capri!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had the Chilean Seabass and homemade pasta arribiatta. The fish was a huge piece, full of flavor and very fresh. The pasta was like no other. We really enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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.
  • At home feel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We finally found a place that makes you feel wanted and appreciated. They catered to our every need. The bus boy Angel was one of a kind. He had such a pleasure in adding to a wonderful dinner. Next time we are in the area, we won't have to think twice where to eat in Downers Grove
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    From start to finish it was such a great experience. It was our first time in and we plan to get back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite Capri
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We just the the restaurant in DownersGrove. The people that work here are so friendly and warm. The food is the best Italian I've had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic