Capri

3.5
130 reviews
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A 130-seat shrine to the paradisiacal Isle of Capri, trimmed with blue-and-white accents, ceramic tiles and photos of 1960s icon Jackie Onassis and Valentino strolling the island's cobbled streets. At the helm of the decadent menu is Italian young gun, Franco Aliberti, formerly of the Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, who offers seafood-heavy fare such as a grilled whole Mediterranean branzino and grigliata di pesce, with grilled shrimp, calamari and half lobster over pasta. Along with the pesce, the menu features brick-oven pizzas, large meat offerings like a grilled veal chop with rosemary potatoes and traditional Italian cocktails spiked with Campari and Limoncello.
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent, service was good an overall positive experience. Prices are a bit high but portions were a good size.

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JG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Worst meal I have had in years. Filet mignon (nightly special) was cooked beyond well done, when I asked for it to be medium rare. Pasta was undercooked and vegetables had metallic flavor to them. My bottle of chianti was acceptable and priced reasonably.
I'm not overly critical of restaurants in general, but this wasn't merely kind of bad, it was horrible.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Food was okay, but not as good as other restaurants in Little Italy. The ambiance was disappointing. Very plain and casual. Also bathrooms were dirty.

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Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food not the greatest... overpriced for the quality and presentation. Mostly a tourist place....

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CP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have been a fan of this restaurant for sometime, this time, however, things were "different."
I was surprised to get a side of scalloped potatoes with my Chicken Scallopini vs a small portion of pasta. The food was good, but I left feeling that I missed a true Italian dining experience.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic experience!

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DP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great lunch sitting outside enjoying all of the sights, sounds, and scents of the Feast of San Gennaro. Authentic Italian food; generous portions, and a lovely atmosphere. We'd go back in a heartbeat!

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d
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to Little Italy when in New York and Capri is quintessential Little Italy. Perfect weather to sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere. I had diet problems that needed special attention and they were perfectly gracious about it all.
Go, enjoy!

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BS
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This was a pre-theater dinner. Interestingly, we were seated at a temporary, folding chairs table, even though all regular tables were available. Dining in a long gown was fairly uncomfortable. Later, people in shorts were being seated at regular tables.

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Server was terrible. He was very aggressive in try to sell us bottle water. When asked what the wine labels for the wine that is served by the glass he did know. We had to hunt him down when we needed more water

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Marcus (?) or Marcel was outstanding! Even with a crazy Saturday night crowd, our Large group was readily handled with ease. Food was good. Drinks great. Bread was a favorite. We were greeted st the door and treated like royalty. My kind of place.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place - highly recommend! Authentic, great service, and tasty.

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CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Parmigiana di Pollo in NYC. The service by Joseph was impeccable. Capped the meal with the house Limoncello-perfect ending. A very sublime surprise in Little Italy..

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JG
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Every time the door opened, it was freezing inside the restaurant and it also slammed every time. Place was almost empty. Wine tasted like it had been around too long. Food was good, but there was no ambiance.

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. Food hot and fresh. Staff attentive. Nice quiet snowy/ rainy night.

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JS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Even though my reservation was confirmed w/Open Table, when I got to the restaurant, the door was locked! I called the restaurant and they said they were closed for the evening. I did mention I had a reservation. Very frustrating. However, we walked across the street to Angelos and had a fabulous meal! I’d say it worked out for my party in the end.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening. Staff was very attentive and food was amazing.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. I booked a party of 5 for a Girls Night Christmas reservation based on a blog recommendation and was thoroughly impressed! I will definitely be back!

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JS
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

I think my expectations were too high. Given what Little Italy has become, I should have known what I was getting--but the photographs on the website were VERY deceptive. I thought that perhaps it was the last bastion of old Little Italy. Well, it wasn't.

We went on a Saturday night, fortunately with a reservation, because the place was packed with long waits for tables. They were so overwhelmed by the crowds that they actually served our water in plastic cups. My husband tried to order a cocktail, and the waiter told him it would be at least 30 minutes because the bar was too swamped.

I still can't figure out why they weren't better prepared for those kinds of crowds.

The food was so-so. My husband's seafood mix was good, but my pizza came out cold. It was bad enough that I sent it back for a new one.

It's a good place for tourists, I suppose, who want to think they're getting the Little Italy experience. No local ever needs to bother.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was terrible. Took 15 minutes for server to bring drinks (and he forgot a coffee that we ordered, never brought it). Food was mediocre at best, we got spaghetti and meatballs and chicken parm (2 dishes that we thought would be go to options in Little Italy). On top of all of this, they charged 17% gratuity on a party of 2. I'm a 20% tipper for a good waiter, but this guy would have gotten 15% due to his poor service... instead he put it on the bill because he knew he'd done a bad job. There are so many great options for food in New York, go elsewhere.

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S
London
33 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It was pretty expensive for what was a distinctly average Italian meal. Our waiter was smiley and courteous when you could get his attention but he always seemed to be elsewhere and it wasn't really very busy - he got visibly irritated when, after waiting for some time, I had to wave at him to attract his attention. The decor and ambience is nice but they somehow managed to make what could have been a nice fresh simple pasta pretty tasteless.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, the service was impeccable me and my friend enjoyed a wonderful lunch at this venue would recommend to anyone I know to try this place definì worth stopping by.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Don’t waste your time or money. Didn’t need the reservation I made as I was aggressively coached to come in and sit, service sucked, food wasn’t much better. Bummer.

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Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food is just okay but being outside in the middle of Little Italy is lots of fun.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our server were very gruff, which diminished our enjoyment of the experience. Service was very slow as well. I would not recommend the experience to a friend. I am not sure why the restaurant is rated as highly as it is.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always love Capri ! Great food and waiters are awesome !

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MV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a marvelous/beautiful restaurant. We sat inside because we wanted to talk, which we were able to do. We did not even notice the music while we were eating, etc. (The music seemed to get too loud to talk by the time we left--after 9 or so. I don't know why. So I was glad we were leaving because would not have been able to converse with the volume at that level.) Great food, service, and ambience. We are New Yorkers, not tourists. Highly recommended!!!!!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, great location. Went for Restaurant Week, but ended up ordering off the regular menu. Had a wonderful time.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Underwhelming to say the least. The food was mediocre and the service was unbelievably slow.

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We we're two couples on a Sat. night. We brought our won wine and paid corkage. Fabulous food, service café style outdoors on a beautiful summer evening.
Could not have been better.

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RH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

All was good, except I didnt care for the mussels in my Linguine Frutti Di Mare.

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C
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time here. It was a date that was planned for my birthday. The waiters were so friendly and attentive. I got to enjoy a date at a beautiful restaurant with excellent food. I would def come here again. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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E
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lasagna was the best I have ever had! Seafood risotto was so authentic! Great service and so relaxing!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outdoors. Enjoyed the surroundings of Little Italy. Menu had options for children as well as adults.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a woonderful experience! Good service! Food was great the servers were attentive all the time! We will back soon

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Me and my girlfriend went to capri restaurant for ower anniversary the waiter was antective and he help us for the choise of the food. He raccomand the polpo alla plancia for apetaizer was very good...I had the homemade lasagna and my girlfriend had the fusilli al pesto with shrimp both excellent we finished the meal with tiramisù.the whole experience was lovely we had a good time at capri we will be back next year.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in here with some friends after shopping in soho. It was such a cute atmosphere and the food was delicious! I will definitely be back.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We absolutely loved it. The pasta was fresh and outstanding. Our waiter was perfect!! We will be coming back next time we are in town.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Capri was simply fabulous! We had friends visiting from out of town and wanted to have a nice dinner in Little Italy. The atmosphere and decor was so charming and inviting. They even have live jazz music in the speakeasy in the basement. The food was delicious- We all had a mixed antipasto platter, then a course of various pastas (linguine with clams, lobster ravioli, and the lasagna) then a steak and mixed seafood platters. I love how they were so accommodating and suggested serving the meal family style. Daniele (our waiter and sommelier) recommended beautiful wines to pair with each course. He was so knowledgeable and so charming.

I highly recommend Capri to anyone looking for a perfect evening in Little Italy!

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Italy
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST CHICKEN PARM EVER!!!! We decided to have a birthday dinner with a group of 6 friends in Little Italy over the weekend. I read all the great press and reviews about Capri and decided to give it a go. It was such a delicious, authentic dinner! We all enjoyed the festive atmosphere at Capri and the lovely service! We started with mixed antipasto platters for the table, then pasta with pesto and shrimp and linguine with clams. After we enjoyed the BEST chicken parm i have ever had!!! Not to mention the awesome chianti our server Daniele recommended. We cant wait to go back over the summer.

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