Capri Blu Wine Bar & Italian Bistro

4.2
241 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are an upscale Italian Wine Bistro. Old Classics from lasagna and spaghetti & meatballs to modern takes on ossobucco and fresh fish daily. Wine list features selections from all over California as well as great wine from Italy. Check out our wine specials and featured cocktails at our happy hour everyday from 4pm to 7pm. We have a large, covered and heated patio for large parties up to 80 persons. No pets, except for service animals.
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was very nice

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Early Father’s Day dinner. We were seated on a dull patio. Not decorated and less ambient than actual dining room. The sun shone in the eyes of half the table. The food was mediocre. Table had flimsy plastic patio chairs. Only one guest of six enjoyed their meal. We had to ask for bread, they ran out of ingredients for the drinks we ordered. Overpriced entrees for the quality of food served. Disappointing overall!

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RobertD
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Beginning with my cocktail was not asked for either on the rocks or straight up, main meal was very salty

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BernardoB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

No cheese on the meat and cheese plate is pretty disappointing.

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vipFoodTaster
San Diego
304 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was just Fair, for a neighborhood Italian restaurant.

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Yummy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here from out of town and They were so accommodating! Our waiter was awesome. We had two parties at different tables and the restaurant was so accommodating and put us together in their private room. I would totally book a large venue in that great room! Food and wine were both deciduous. The house Pinot was affordable and as good as any higher priced bottle! Thx blue Capri.

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vipPAGN
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good service as always. Set up in the back provides for distanced tables. Food portions are decent size and well made dishes.

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HowardS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was extremely salty, the cocktails were well prepared. The pace of dining was very slow.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

when our food order was not being prepared they made sure that we were still being taken care of

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Tnacty
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Food was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was slow. We started with an appetizer which came out in a reasonable amount of time, one was edible the other one was pretty awful. We put in our dinner order while we were eating our appetizers and nearly 45 minutes later we finally got our entrées. Pretty sure the waitress forgot to put our order in. She rushed over with two glasses of champagne I guess as an apology. But I was still drinking a glass of red wine at the time so really wasn’t in the mood for champagne. After dinner I decided to order a crème brûlée. When it came out it was barely a quarter of an inch thick and was only partially caramelized on top and ice cold otherwise. All in all one of the worst crème brûlée‘s I’ve ever had, I sent it back. Then after they bought our check my husband signed it but we were in the middle of a conversation and the waitress came over and asked if she could have her check. My husband said no because we were really annoyed with her at this point. I’m sure she was just trying to get out of the restaurant because by this time most of the patrons had left.

We have eaten here many times but I don’t know what’s happened maybe with the pandemic or something but the service and food really has changed.

JJ
vipJJ1980
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic, we ordered the specials for the day, See Bass and Ossobuco. Both specials were great. The server Rosa was very knowledgeable about the menu and recommended the two dishes. She was absolutely right on that. We were sat next to the bar so it was a little more energetic that we liked. Definitely recommend Capri Blue if you are in Rancho Bernardo, CA

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Service and food amazing

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vipPeterF
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the last meals out before COVID closures! The food was great and we wish them well!!

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KristieD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well, there weren't very many people there at 5:30, just a few people at the bar, no one else was in the bar area or restaurant aside from us. Bartender came over and got our drinks, then came back to get our appetizer order, that seemed to take 15-20 minutes, for calamari.....while we were still waiting for it to arrive, another couple sat down in the bar area, and within 5 minutes out came their calamari and another appetizer.....I waved down the bartender, and said uh, might that be ours, since we've been waiting for a while, good question he said......he went off searching and came out with our order.....The main entree was good, but this bartender frequently had his mask below his nose when he came to our table, or off altogether behind the bar. Had we been seated at the bar, we would have moved away.

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DouglasJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Capri Blu, and we'll definitely return. Great food, service, and atmostphere!

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vipJoeF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was ok. It’s not often you see mashed potatoes and vegetables with chicken parmigiana. The chef may have been better off swapping that out with either a pasta or a polenta

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vipWildman1
San Diego
125 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been at Capri Blue many times. Went there on date night and to listen to Kristy Krause. We both had the Filet and can say honestly it was the best filet we ever had at Capri!!!! Really enjoyed the music and did not rush the dinner! Thanks to James and all!

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vipMommyMay
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Upscale dining in our neighborhood. Can't go wrong.

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vipAlan
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top of the line Italian food with a great selection of entrees. Superb service. In a shopping center, but the interior is delightful.

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vipLyndaF
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on vacation in San Diego staying at the Rancho Bernardo Inn and decided to go out for dinner.
It was fabulous!

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AzuraeSD68
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite of my daughter & grandson. They are moving out of state, and this was our last dinner here till who knows when It was delicious as always. Superb service and tried somerthing new and I loved it. Only disappointment was no peach cobbler.

Wonderful local restaurant I guess I will have to go alone next time.

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vipPami
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant! Large patio. Food is always good!

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vipMommyMay
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at this neighborhood gem! Delicious food and drink great service and value for your buck. Will keep returning again and again.

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vipTinaS
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I enjoyed the friendly staff but food was slow coming. Filled up on bread.

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AzuraeSD68
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DIVINE as always. First time back since they were allowed to re open. It's one of our favorites. Always such a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Great food Great service. Wonderful vibe for a relaxing fun meal. If you love fresh cooked Italian Cuisine you will love this place.

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vipShorty
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

2 for dinner. Pear salad and spinach salad were delicious. Half price wine was a nice bonus. Babcock Pinot noir very tasty. Spicy shrimp pasta was yummy. It is very spicy and I loved it. My mate had the veal. Was disappointed. The flavor was ok, the meat was difficult to cut. Not tender, over cooked? Perhaps. The service was very good. Overall experience was good. Not sure we will be back.

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LMFTM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Everything we’ve ever ordered there is great! Highly recommend.

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vipNikki
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside dining area had a wonderful ambiance and the food was delicious! Our waiter was amazing - super attentive and very accommodating to special requests. We would definitely recommend Capri Blu for a couples night out alone or with friends!

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ConnieK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was great. Very helpful and attentive. The food was good. Only thing I would recommend that they not drown the filet minion in gravy, it made it look and taste like a diner steak. The pasta meals we had were good!

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sdthor
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on their patio and had plenty of privacy. The servers were good about COVID protocols. Food was delicious. I had the Chicken Marsala intending to take some home,but ended up finishing it all. Very tasty.

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BruceD
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here. If we lived in San Diego this would rise to the top of our "favorites" list. The food was outstanding! It was difficult to make a choice in terms of the menu and the specials.
Fantastic wine list and full bar.
Our waitstaff was exceptional. The location exceeded all cleanliness standards.
The ambience is fantastic even with the removal of several tables. Please open a location in Northern LA County!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always great. Clean, well lit. Good food.

JB
vipJohnB
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to be able to dine in again! Capri Blu's food is as good as every. Friendly service, taking all necessary precautions these days, and a very clean environment.

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BSH1
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I ordered a pasta dish with spice pepper added. It was extremely overdone with peppers - previously a dish that I enjoyed without the added spicey pepper. I've had it previously and it was great. But this time someone seemed to add 4 times the amount I normally receive. Make sure you ask for a light or "normal" load of peppers on your dish if you want to add it - or perhaps the best approach is to have them bring the peppers and put them on yourself.

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ChrisP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capri Blu has very delicious food, wonderful service and a comfortable, nice ambiance. They also have a good wine list, and we like to take advantage of the Sunday pasta specials -- great choices, great price!

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Elyssa
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The restaurant was very nice. The servers and the hostess were all very polite and the food was very good and filling.

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bobs
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We arrived at 6:50p, ordered calamari, salad, wine, and dinner. All except the dinner was delivered in a reasonable time. It was 8:10pm when we left without dinner. NO explanation about the lateness was given, until we asked repeatedly. One excuse: there was a large party in front of our order, and then the Mgr said he was missing 2 cooks. I'm not really sure the issue but a reasonably solution is to be honest, offer free wine and explanation, then we would be more understanding. The Mgr was not helpful and flippant!

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robertz
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

nice and easy to get to food was good but mine could have warmer desert was very good clean an friendly atamosphee

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RobertD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

we enjoyed our night there, but sorry to say the dessert of the bread pudding was stale and the strawberry was white and not at all ripe

FAQs

Capri Blu Wine Bar & Italian Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Capri Blu Wine Bar & Italian Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 673-5100.

Capri Blu Wine Bar & Italian Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.