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Capri Ristorante Italiano - McLean

4.6
413 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (19)
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Come and enjoy the finest Italian Restaurant in McLean. We serve only the freshest and most authentic Italian cuisine in the area.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 288-4601
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Formal Attire
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Executive chef
Beatriz Zelaya
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Old Dominion Dr
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 413 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

2nd visit. First was Christmas Eve and better. Last night was Valentine's day and not their best performance. Maybe it was the different routine.

The bread is very good. It's nice looking but chairs stacked in the bathroom is weird. It appears our order was messed up. The runner brought 2 plates to our table, neither of which we ordered. We were there almost an hour before the food arrived.

We had no appetizer but I did have a $9 mimosa salad(basically a Caesar salad). If I had tried hard I probably could have eaten it in 2 bites, waaay overpriced. 6 pieces of lettuce, 2 cherry tomatoes cut-up, 4 pieces of parm about the size of an average watch, 6 croutons(and I'm being generous) and dressing. I wish I could attach the picture.

My food (involtino di pollo)tasted great but it was lukewarm at best, probably because of the snafu. My wife's lasagna was very good and hot.

Was never offered another beer. Probably would have had a second with the suggestion.

We will give them one more try not on a holiday.

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vipDrew (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

We have had many enjoyable meals here in the past but this one was quite off. It was Valentine's day so therefore quite busy. Perhaps they were just overwhelmed.

On the service side, our waiter was impersonal, which is ok, but getting him to bring our glasses of wine practically took begging. (He brought the complete wrong dish to our neighboring table).

The food was so-so. I had a veal that was quite lukewarm, almost room temp, and tough and boring. My wife's seafood pasta was overdressed and just ok. The waiter never came by to offer pepper for the salad or grated cheese for the meals.

We have long been patrons but it seems time to move on.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

The ambiance is nice however the service was terrible. We waited over an hour for food and had to ask the waiter 3 times for our food and 2 times for the check. The food was good however for the price I would rather dine elsewhere.

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Ceci (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

Food was great as was the wine. Good service, our grandchildren loved tho food.

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Bywayz (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2017

Group of five long-time friends with our get-together inspired in part by Restaurant Week. Two decided to stick with the regular menu. The three of us who did the special menu were pleased but thought that other restaurants we have visited probably did the event better. Two had seafood raviola while I had veal. Good but not great. On the plus side, the service was very good and we were certainly not rushed -- enjoyed our evening a great deal.

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vipRonS (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2017

Restaurant very well appointed and nice. Food was very good and menu was diverse and offered many options. Service was inattentive. Server was busy with many tables and thus had very little time to check back with us. Nevertheless, we will still plan to visit again and hope the service will be better on another night.

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Natalie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2017

This is a local, family-run Italian restaurant that puts a lot of attention into details and does not disappoint. You can get classics or more modern dishes. We came here for Restaurant Week but decided against the limited menu We stuck with standbys like lasagna and fettucini alfredo, pasta was freshly made and sauces and meats were perfectly cooked. The restaurant is small and some decor is a bit dated but not offensively so! We will definitely be back.

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RoMac (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

Conoli was delicious! Rockfish superb! Lobster bisque wonderful! But the coffee was terrific!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2017

Thank you. Excellent and not crowded.

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MarisaandGeorge (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2017

Wife and had three courses, shared appetizers and pasta and happened to order the same entree. All three dishes were outstanding and reminded us of traditional northern Italian home cooking. My wife is Italian born. We will return. Capri is one of a few Italian restaurants that meets our high standards.

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vipwalt (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Between the two of us, I enjoyed my food (lobster bisque and seafood spaghetti) but my hubs hated his beef medallions with a passion, saying they had no flavor or seasoning and just had a sauce dumped on them. Considering how very busy they were, it would not surprise me if someone forgot a step or two in the kitchen. Service was incredibly slow and they were clearly struggling to keep up with the volume of patrons.
One thing we observed was the recycling of the breadsticks on the table-which I find so gross when you consider how kids play with them, or in the case of the table next to use, they are spilled, then grabbed up by a diner's hand and put back. I will never eat those things!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

The food selection is varied (for all tastes), pasta is better than in most other restaurants and the food in general is very good. The staff is very pleasant and the price is reasonable. Good to dine with friends and with family.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

We were there for a birthday. Their way of recognizing was unique. They played a sound track of Italian style "happy birthday to you" throughout the restaurant and brought out a small tiramisu. It was a nice recognition but quick and painless if you are not a fan.
The following in no way would affect my decision to come back but if I'm being super critical they could pour the bottled beer with less head and automatically bring more butter when more bread is requested.
So minor, but it could bother some people.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

Always great food from an amazing menu, expertly well prepared and presented, by pleasant servers in a comfortable setting. One of our favorite go-to spots.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

Capri is always reliable. The menu has a mix of classics, and interesting daily specials. They feature house made pasta, and the flavors are fantastic. I had a veal ravioli that was wonderful. Service was great, as always. The staff certainly knows how to read the table and determine how much attention and time the diners want for the evening. Highly recommended.

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