Capri Ristorante Italiano - McLean
Capri Ristorante Italiano - McLean

Capri Ristorante Italiano - McLean

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.caprimcleanva.com/
  • Phone: 7032884601
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Beatriz Zelaya
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old Dominion Dr
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Capri Ristorante Italiano - McLean
Come and enjoy the finest Italian Restaurant in McLean. We serve only the freshest and most authentic Italian cuisine in the area.
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Capri Ristorante Italiano - McLean reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)special occasion (27)great for lunch (20)fit for foodies (19)good for groups (12)romantic (10)kid-friendly (8)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Just wonderful! We sure will return in the near future. Carol Hoare
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good!
    CorbinVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great food....great waitstaff...the room is large enough where even if full, you can hear...the tables are far enough apart for privacy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian
    BaseballVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Although after reading reviews of this restaurant I was expecting high prices, I was surprised to see they were competitive with the area and , in fact, on a lot of items lower. The food was outstanding and the service could not have been better. Never hovering, but all of our needs were taken care of without having to ask. My veal I cut with a fork and my wife's seafood was really tasty. Add open table for reservations and you cannot have a complaint.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I Will Return....
    G777
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was my first time experiencing Capri. The salad with mozzarella & avocado and the shrimp pasta entrée were very good! The pasta needed a bit more sauce which was promptly provided. Giovanni, our waiter, was excellent and attentive. The only thing I would suggest would be to add candles on the tables for more ambience. I plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just wonderful
    ESfromDC
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Had lunch here on Aug. 14 2014. Food was superb. Service excellent. Menu gives lots of variety of authentic dishes. Great for conversation since dining room acoustics are good. Love it!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great italian rest. downtown McLean
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My guests and i enjoyed it very much, as every time we have dined at this restaurant. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best branzino in town
    WeEatOutVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Authentic Italian food in a white table cloth upstairs neighborhood nook and warm, fresh bread. Always easy and delightful with a staff that will customize your order regardless of menu selections. What more can you ask?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay evening
    Diningoutgroup
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had made reservations for a special gathering ahead of time. When we got there, they did not have our table for 11 ready and needed to put us in the middle of the dining room. Needless to say, the evening started on a "down" note. However, the waiter was good and the food acceptable. I'd try it again, but with so many good Italian restaurants in the area, might not get back to it for a while.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic
    Judy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We always like Capri Ristorante for its classic Italian food and wine. We have never had a bad meal here. In fact, it always reminds us of our travels around Italy. The pastas are wonderful and the meat and seafood dishes authentic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great italian rest. downtown McLean
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My guest and i enjoyed very much dining at Capri and plan to return for more. Recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday celebration
    frequentvisitor
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was very reasonably priced given the quality of the cuisine. In the evening, it was too loud with all the diners. Lunch provides a more intimate setting where you can converse. I enjoyed my complimentary tiramasu with its birthday candle. After spilling red wine on my friend's white slacks, the waiter provided complimentary desserts to everyone at the table and offered to pay for the dry cleaning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unmemorable
    Daniel
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The service was good however the food wasn't the freshest. Next time we will try somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classically Italian
    TravellerVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    With a lovely modern decor and no chianti bottles! Classic Italian menu with some nice specials. Everything was delicious, huge portions. I don't think the pasta is homemade. We had calamari which comes with fried zucchini and asparagus with parmesan for appetizers. I had agnolotti - stuffed with spinach in a rich cream sauce, husband had veal sauced penne. We were happy with our orders and brought home enough food for 2 more meals Husband ordered profiteroles for desert - filled with really creamy ice cream. I had a delicious decaf cap. We'll go back - next time will try fish and salad for healthier choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food- great appetizers.
    harts1996
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Calamari is delicious! Seafood liguine is well recommended as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Capri
    Steve50
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Nice atmosphere. Great greeting when we arrived. Appetizers were good. Service good initially... Entree's took forever to arrive, not very pleasing to the eye. Very generic....Not great. Prices good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The evening was busy at the restaurant and the staff did not seem to know of our reservation. The table offered was right by corridor to the rest rooms, and lots of traffic. However, they did graciously switch our table when we asked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Totally enjoyed dinner
    ffxdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This ristorante sounded like a great find from reading the reviews on Open Table & it is! There were 10 us & I did not hear one negative comment about the meal. We arrived about 6 pm & were seated at a round table which made it much easier to hear one another. Though at one point when every table was full, it was harder to hear. I ordered 3 different courses with my favorites being the gazpacho & the tiramisu. My husband loved his salmon salad & the homemade agnolotti. I had a taste of a friend's Zuppa di Pesce. That was just so delicious esp. the broth. I'd definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ANOTHER GOOD TIME!
    McLeanEater
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Lunch @ Capri ~ always excellent. Elegant service, delicious food, good presentations, great wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food uninspiring and too noisy
    KarlaL
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was okay but uninspiring. The noise level was far too loud. Nothing special and better restaurants in McLean.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid food
    Mike
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Good homemade traditional Italian food. Nothing unique or elevated it to extraordinary but you will walk away satisfied.9
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, bit noisy
    flevyVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Food has been consistently good and would recommend it for that reason. Noise can be an issue.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Capri is good, not great
    41142hltVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Capri has come along way since it opened. As restaurants go in McLean, it is good. It is not great, but it is consistent, reliable, and solid. The house wines need improvement, but the wine list in general is good, well priced, and varied. The food is always good, not great. It is a solid bet for a reasonable price and one of the best, if not THE best, in downtown McLean.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great local spot
    bartlett
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Great food and reasonably quite. The ambiance is whit table cloths and pretty quick service. An up escalator and down elevator provides access for easy handicapped access. No view except a parking lot but a good place to have a family conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 198 reviews are from the Capri Ristorante Italiano - McLean reviews archive.
  • CorbinVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We LOVE Capri. The food is always great. The service is wonderful. The room is big enough where you are not listening to your neighbor's conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best in the neighborhood
    sommelier
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Capri is one of our favorites in the neighborhood. It is best for its veal. Varied and always rightly done. They could improve on their calamari, though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We eat at Capri once/twice a month. Food is consistently good and staff are very friendly. Had not been on Mother's day before and had never seen the place this busy...but they handled the surge just fine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brach
    BrarchVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food in a convenient location. A little noisy at night but would come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Italian Restaurant
    Paula
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My husband and I decided at the very last minute to go out to eat. We wanted someplace near home and chose Capri. We had only been to Capri once before on Valentine's Day with a limited prix fixe menu. Tonight was wonderful. We had wonderful choices to select from the menu. He had the rockfish which was outstanding and my pasta dish was delicious. We are definitely going to go back again.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    bailey
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We have gone for brunch twice, and the food is fresh and well-cooked. Because the restaurant is not full for Sunday brunch, we weren't rushed and could linger over our meal.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    PinkShirtGuyVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We were a party of four and really enjoyed ourselves. Everything was delicious, service was great- just what you always hope for when you go out to eat. Veal Parm, a special Rockfish, various salads and appetizers were all very good. Can't wait to go back and try something else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, but service was slow
    flevyVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food has been consistently good, but it has to improve the service. It just appears that there are too few waiters. Makes it hard to go back more than on an occasional basis.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood spot
    WeEatOutVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Excellent pastas, meats and fish, usually served promptly and as ordered and always willing to correct any errors. We choose to dine here often, several times a week usually, and we're rarely disappointed. We often will choose another restaurant when our group is large (6 or more) but this visit with 8 was perfect - food, timing and service, all exactly right even though the restaurant was busy. Lunch and dinner are equally good, and we appeciate the white table cloth service in a casual neighborhood spot, and getting a reservation is usually easy as it's local and small.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, outstanding service
    heathwishVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We gave this cute place a try and were very pleasantly surprised. I'm not generally one for strip mall restaurants, but wow! You know the food must be good when a group of businessmen are speaking Italian in the corner. Having lived and worked in Italy, that tells me the food and device are authentic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My wife, 3 daughters (ages 13, 11, 8) parents, and I had dinner there on a Saturday night. Overall everyone enjoyed their meal. My veal was thin and tender, my wife's linguini with clams was nice, and they were kind enough to make 3 servings of mushroom risotto for my daughters even though it was not on the menu that night. The service was attentive without being pushy. My wife and 3 daughters have a gluten allergy and they serve gluten free pasta and were also very helpful in customizing some other dishes to make them gluten free. The restaurant was busy, but not full and thus the noise level was reasonable, which made it easy to speak to everyone at our table. Overall it was a nice family experience and we will likely return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bella Italia!
    Judy
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We always go to Capri for authentic food and great service. The seafood and pasta are just like visiting Italy again. This time we all had seafood--the branzino was perfectly cooked and both the seafood pasta and linguine with clams were very generous portions. Topped it off with profiteroles and espresso. Bella Capri!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Repeat visit
    rwvadocVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    The dining area is tastefully decorated and crisp. Service was excellent. For was very good but not exceptional. Chocalate mousse cake was exceptional. Moderarely priced and a value. Would return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    TraceyY
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This restaurant was very authentic Italian all the way from the wine to the food. It was priced very reasonably. There were expensive items on the menu but also not that expensive. The one thing we had to deal with was a pouty and crying child near by but I feel that could happen anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food.
    WeEatOutVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Being a regular helps I'm sure, but my special orders are almost always perfect (kitchen gets busy) and staff is always anxious to fix anything that's not exactly as preferred - even if you ordered something you ended up not liking. They will take it back to make you happy; that's rare these days. Fish is fresh, pasta is generous and steaming in sauce, white table cloths and personal -- all things we look for in a great neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    jdu613
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We had a good dinner, not great but good. The restaurant was not crowded when we arrived, but filled up considerably before we left. The service was very good. Our drinks arrived promptly. We split the mozzarella salad which was plenty. The entrees were tasty but we felt the portions were a bit small. The bread was very good. We may go back but are still looking for that knock it out of the park Italian restaurant in NOVA.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    Janet
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We booked for restaurant week, but the pre fixe menu was paltry and the cost of those same items from the regular menu was less than the $35 pre fixe menu, so we ordered from the regular menu. The buffalo mozzarella salad was pretty good, but the few tiny grape tomatoes and lack of fresh basil was disappointing, and the addition of avocado gave it no added value. The balsamic reduction was sparse and too thick. Olive oil and basil would have been preferable. The entrees were much better: shrimp parm and linguine, chicken marsala, sausage and penne, ravioli. The cannoli and key lime cheesecake were also very yummy and share-able. The servers were prompt, helpful and pleasant. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.