Capri Ristorante Italiano - McLean

4.7
610 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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MarkW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We visited Capri on Sunday for my wife's retirement and it was Excellent. We had the shrimp and scallops and the house wines. The dishes, their bread (with a very crusty crust), the house wines and the chocolate mousse were outstanding and the service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The 3 of us who dined there had a common view: expensive mediocre food.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously authentic Italian food! What a treasure! We will definitely return!

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DianeD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside on Christmas Eve with a heater lamp. Dinner was outstanding.

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PatriciaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this local restaurant. Food is consistently good so is the service. If they have it fresh I highly recommend the grilled branzino. Excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous meal. Great service and friendly staff. It’s a lovely and romantic place for a perfect meal.

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JOMO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has been a favorite for a long time and they never disappoint me. The pasta is always good and cooked to the right doneness. Great variety of pasta dishes.

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vipVthedgerow
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely space for lunch or dinner. Very reasonably priced and very tasty pastas at lunch and their hot bread is superb.

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hotreds
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

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vipDEBBIE
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capri Ristorante has figured out safe yet attractive and comfortable outside dining. Cuisine and service are top notch. Try it!! You'll love it.

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AudreyP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The reception upon our arrival was poor and disjointed. One of us ordered veal scallopine and received scallops and shrimp instead. Fortunately, he took it in good part, saying he liked scallops too (after having said earlier that, to him, an Italian restaurant meant he would order veal and chianti). Our server was oblivious to the error. The food was tasty and well prepared but the service was as disjointed as our reception.

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PaulT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Wine was excellent. Very happy with fully covered outdoor table.

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PatriciaP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love this place. Great food and service. Love to support local business

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vipDrP7
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

My veal chop was tough. The service was slow, considering there were only two other groups in the restaurant.

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MichaelM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always enjoyed Capri Ristorante here in McLean and am glad they have
managed to remain open for take-away as well as in house dining.
I encourage other local residents to take advantage of this fine
restaurant.

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vipVthedgerow
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The B. B. Insalada is superb as is the warm bread and soft butter. Dining either inside or out is a lovely experience.

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vipPaulaS
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had delicious appetizers and entrees. Our meals were carefully delivered and extremely tasty! Social distancing was VERY easy...!!!! Go and you will not be disappointed!

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vipCarol
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables were nicely set outside, on the balcony.

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vipPennie
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had lunch with a friend outside on the balcony at Capri and enjoyed a delicious Rockfish entree with a side of spaghetti and marinara sauce. The warm crispy bread is always delicious at Capri. The warm and friendly staff always welcomes customers and aims to please.

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Tasty2
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and amazing food. However Chianti Reserve wine was Divine

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vipJudy
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We ate outdoors and it was a lovely night with a little breeze. We felt a bit like in a Euro bistro! The service was attentive as usual. We felt the food little under par—bland vingarette, bony fish— but under the unusual circumstances we will give it another try next week.

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vipmc22
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As is typically the case when we dine at Capri, we were greeted warmly when we arrived and treated well by staff throughout the meal. Staff took deliberate measures to sanitize surfaces as diners departed. The menu included a vast array of offerings and what was served to us was excellent. We enjoyed the atmospherics and the meal. We encourage others to return to the restaurant if they have been there before and also encourage others to do the same.

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vipVthedgerow
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BB salad with shrimp, mango and avocado was superb! The warm bread served table side was also delicious and complemented the salad.

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jamiev
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a very nice job with their outside seating. Tables were well spaced and our waiter was very attentive despite the extra distance.

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vipDavidS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly atmosphere, waitstaff right on top of things and reasonably priced.
Enjoyed inside dining during these Covid days. Tables set apart, staff in masks and gloves and dining room very clean. Another lovely evening.

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MichaelB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food
service was impeccable
fresh pasta
very good wine list

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vipRonM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful ambiance, marvelous menu and food, lovely staff. What more could you want?

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vipMatt
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner and I was given a complimentary dessert, which was delicious.

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vipbracer
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

an excellent restaurant choice and should be on your go to list.

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MaricelY
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing; fresh and home-made. The restaurant was the whole package and definitely exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend it.

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GL17
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been to the Island of CAPRI... it was fun to meet for dinner and enjoy the Italian Cuisine!! The service was excellent and the Eggplant Appetizers with a half order of the Ravoli was perfect -- we so enjoyed the Veal Lemone -- noting the Fresh vegetables done perfectly ( not overcooked or soggy)! We finished the dinner with the Lemoncello Cake -- EXCELLENT. We are definitely going to return soon.

We are so very pleased that McLean is enjoying this Italian restaurant with a lively crowd on a Sunday night.

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vipElise
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was wonderful, the servers friendly and pleasant.

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vipSandraC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food...the cannelloni was great and the calamari was amazing. The house wine was very good. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The salmon salad was excellent!

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vipRiggo
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We have been to this restaurant several times and always enjoyed it. This time I ordered the daily special Veal Lasagna and half way through the meal I saw a large piece of plastic (like a wrapper of sort) sticking out of my food. My appetite (and that of my wife who also was 1/2 way through her meal) was completely ruined. They took the food away. They comped my lasagna and they gave us a free dessert but we still had to pay for everything else, including my wife’s half-eaten entree. It may be a long time before we go back. It was a terrible experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience for a restaurant in a strip mall. Very attentive servers who know the menu well. Great Dover Sole.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food

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mfrances82
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two in our party ordered Dover Sole and said it was the best they'd EVER had (and these two have traveled and had it all over the world)! My ossobucco over risotto was awesome--and the lemon tartufo dessert is not to be missed! Dimitri, our server, is always wonderful. Can't go wrong.

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Rusty
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

When we arrived, we said we had reservations. However, the staff never asked for our names. In my reservation I'd noted it was my husband's birthday but unfortunately the celebration was never acknowledged.
The food was not bad: shrimp and scallops for me served with a very good assortment of vegetables, sea scallops over linguine for my husband. The portions were generous but both dishes were too oily for our tastes.
My principal complaint is with the service. Overall it was perfunctory. The waiter seemed robotic and appeared to want to rush us through the meal. Our impression was that it was the type of service you'd get at a casual rather than a "fine-dining," white-tablecloth restaurant.
Future patrons may also want to be aware that the "formal" dress code listed on Capri's website is a joke. People at tables all around us were dressed in very casual clothes, including hoodies and sweatshirts.
We won't return.

FAQs

Capri Ristorante Italiano - McLean offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 288-4601.

Capri Ristorante Italiano - McLean is rated 4.7 stars by 610 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.