Capers & Lemons

4.7
996 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Capers & Lemons, is a restaurant serving modern versions of classic Italian fare. The dining room at Capers & Lemons seamlessly blends old and new into something all its own. The lighting and colors of the dining room evoke the sense of a classic Italian restaurant, while the decor is distinctly contemporary making diners realize this restaurant has its own vision. Many traditional Italian dishes can be found, with a small modern twist. Bright and flavorful antipasti, Wood-fire cooked pizzas, and hearty pastas are all here. Finally, stop in at happy hour to enjoy beer, wine or some signature cocktails.

**A NOTE FROM THE RESTAURANT**
Reservations are not required. We welcome walk-ins.
Patio requests are acknowledged but not guaranteed. Even when requesting outdoor seating, we may have to accommodate you in our main dining room.
Please contact us directly at 302-256-0524, if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 6.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 996 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service1ambience3

Portions were smaller than pre-COVID. It took over an hour for our food to arrive.

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AshP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The ambiance was great too! Friendly staff, delicious food

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Eat2Live
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a well—prepared meal with excellent service at Capers & Lemons. Servers and staff jump in without being asked in order to keep things moving, a challenge everywhere in the face of staffing shortages. Classic northern Italian, done well, with fresh-baked bread and a good selection of wines, specialty cocktails and beers. The menu is of a sensible size that permits everything to be done well, consistently.

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Special
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent and very attentive especially on a busy night and made recommendations from the wine selection to dessert but the entrees were lacking flavor. My husband had the pappardelle and he did not enjoy it at all. He had to put a ton of crushed red pepper and grated cheese on it for flavor because it was very bland. I had the short rib which was very good but the risotto again really had no flavor and I love risotto. The $9.00 chocolate gelato was just scooped in a bowl with no whipped cream, a fresh raspberry or anything to make me want to order it again at that price. Overall it was a good meal but our entree choices will be different next time for sure.

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AnneF
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate lunch outside under a large awning. It did look out at a parking area but it was in a nice area with low traffic. The food and service were very good. Indoors was clean and attractive if a bit dark. Prices reasonable.

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RobinH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable food and nice for al fresco dining. Wait staff was attentive, professional and cordial. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
49 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating dinner outside on the patio at
Capers & Lemons is a perfect way to end the day.

KW
KathleenW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caper &Lemons my favorite restaurant was a fantastic pick we brought a guest from Montana and she loved everything!!

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Great
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great for a business lunch - prompt and attentive

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BarbaraD
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capers and Lemons is a comfortable place to eat. The food is good, the tables and booths are comfortable, the servers are professional, friendly, and attentive. They have readily adhered to CDC guidelines and beyond for the safety of their employees and customers. Our favorite place to eat!

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kuls
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We like this place only I wish they introduce more vegetarian items in the menu

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KathrynN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal and an enjoyable time at Capers and Lemons. The service is efficient and friendly and the food is consistently delicious.

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Melissal
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

was tucked in a corporate office park so it was a little hard to find. Food was very good. worth the drive.

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vipmarias
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently good, which is why we keep coming back. 😉

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vipjillbo0
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and wonderful wait staff. We'll be back soon!

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The service was awesome! And they space the food out so everything doesn’t come all at once and you can enjoy the food and the company you’re with. Also highly recommend the skillet cookie 😋

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EdwardP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Relaxed atmosphere, beautiful restaurant. I was surprised the waitstaff were not wearing masks. Outdoor dining available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was there for business meeting The meeting was pretty good and food was good too! Should definitely go there

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vipIKJP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Requested a patio table in our reservation and requested one away from door and waiter station due to hearing issues. We were seated directly adjacent to the door and water station despite there being an empty, already set, four top on the other side of the patio. We explained the request on our reservation to the hostess 3 times and asked for the other table. Her reply was that it was reserved for a patio request… as was ours. Her reply made no sense and the other party hadn’t arrived. So we had to sit by the swinging door and waiter station while the other four top stayed empty until, I suppose, their more important guests arrived? Bad form all around. I’ve never had a bad experience at a platinum group restaurant and we are regulars at Capers, Red Fire and Taverna. Our server and the food were excellent as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Al fresco dining made this busy local hotspot quiet and enjoyable for a small birthday gathering of family. Good food, good drinks, good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there!

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vipMaryE
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Capers & Lemons is one of our go to places for a great dinner. We usually sit at the bar as the bartender, Anthony provides great service. Always has our drinks ready if he sees us come in. Overall experience is wonderful.

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vipSuz10
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the 37 minute ride! Yum!

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vipTucker
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always…

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RonM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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MicheleB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monica was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We’ve enjoyed Capers & Lemons for a number of years. This time, I had the delicious salmon entree. Absolutely fantastic. I also had the panna cotta dessert and it was delicious. Like many restaurants these days, staffing is a challenge. But C&L are managing it properly so that individual service is not impacted (only availability of seating or numbers of days that they can be open).

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CarolS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend your servers wear masks to protect customers

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ChristaR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food! Chad was our server, he did an outstanding job.

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vipReba99
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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Anita
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice lunch with friends. Capers and Lemons never fails!

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vipSongbird
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. Definitely will return.

KW
KathleenW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant..we visit a minimum of 1 to 2 times a month. Great place!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good homemade cuisine

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We have eaten at this restaurant frequently & it used to be a favorite. The last few times the service was poor. The last time they tried to seat us at a table directly in the path of the kitchen. When I asked for a different table, we were put in the back room at a table way back in the corner. I guess it was punishment for rejecting the table in kitchen traffic because the restaurant was not very busy & there were many empty tables in the main dining area. Then, our waiter did not offer info on soup & specials- I had to ask for information on each item individually. I don’t think we will be returning anytime soon. Very disappointed.

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vipDofDE
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Capers & Lemons often and it is always good food. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food is well prepared and well seasoned. It's great for lunch or dinner.

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Happyfoodie
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was very good. We were not rushed and felt very comfortable.

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MaryannB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! The corn agnolotti was amazing! Service was excellent as usual! Great job!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Capers & Lemons using the Order Online button. Capers & Lemons also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 256-0524.

Capers & Lemons is rated 4.7 stars by 996 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.