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Mama Capri - Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Mama Capri - Brooklyn

4.5
4.5
38 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Our philosophy is to cook from the heart. We make food that we love, for people to share with those they love. We value quality and authenticity above all.

​We belive great food is born from fresh and natural ingredients, and therefore insist on using the finest produce available - we do not do shortcuts.

Whether it's our daily specials and fresh pasta, a tasting menu that begins with prosciutto and cheese directly from Italy - our team at Mama Capri is confident you will enjoy our menu.

​We welcome you and look forward to seeing you soon.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–9:15 pm Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (917) 909-0237

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Telia

  • Neighborhood

    Carroll Gardens

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Antipasti

  • Tagliere Italiano$25.00

    Selection of Italian cheeses and cold-cuts, bruschetta with cherry tomatoes and basil

    • Fritto Misto del Mare$16.00

      Crispy golden fried calamari and shrimps

      • Zuppa di Cozze$15.00

        Mussel soup with tomato served with garlic croutons

        • Caprese$15.00

          Salad with buffalo mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, EVO oil, basil and balsamic vinegar

          • Parmigiana di Melanzane$14.00

            Eggplant, tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil

            • Burrata$20.00

              Burrata mozzarella with basil pesto and cherry tomatoes

              • Bruschetta al Pomodoro$10.00

                Classic cherry tomatoes and basil bruschetta (4 slices)

                Pasta

                • Mama Capri Risotto$18.00

                  Risotto with shrimps and lemon zest. Please allow additional cooking time

                  • Scialatielli allo Scoglio$22.00

                    Homemade pasta with seafood and cherry tomatoes

                    • Spaghetti alle Vongole$18.00

                      Spaghetti with clams, garlic EVO oil and parsley

                      • Spaghetti alla Nerano$17.00

                        Spaghetti with zucchini, provolone cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano and basil

                        • Gnocchi alla Sorrentina$18.00

                          Homemade gnocchi with tomato sauce and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

                          • Pasta alla Bolognese$16.00

                            Pasta with beef ragù, tomato sauce and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

                            • Spaghettone Pomodoro e Basilico$16.00

                              Artisanal bronze-drawn spaghetti with cherry tomatoes and basil sauce

                              Secondi

                              • Cubo di Tonno in Crosta di Sesamo$24.00

                                Tuna cube in sesame crust, served with mixed seasonal salad

                                • Polipetti Affogati$23.00

                                  Baby octopus slowly-cooked in tomato sauce, black olives and capers

                                  • Calamari Ripieni$20.00

                                    Stuffed calamari with mixed Italian herbs, black olives, capers and cherry tomatoes

                                    • New York Strip Steak$30.00

                                      New York strip steak served with arugula, cherry tomatoes and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

                                      • Polpette al Ragù$18.00

                                        Meatballs in a Neapolitan tomato ragù sauce (5 meatballs)

                                        • Grilled Chicken$14.00

                                          Grilled chicken tenders served with zucchini "alla scapece" (fried zucchini marinated with balsamic vinegar, mint and basil)

                                          Insalate

                                          • Insalata di Mare$16.00

                                            Octopus, squids, calamari and shrimps salad in a lemon dressing

                                            • Insalata di Melone$14.00

                                              Cantaloupe melon, red onion, stracciatella cheese, mint leaves and pistachio. Served with EVO oil and lemon dressing

                                              • Spinaci$10.00

                                                Salad with spinach, apples, cranberries, walnuts, goat cheese and red wine vinaigrette

                                                • Rucola$10.00

                                                  Salad with baby arugula, cherry tomatoes, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and lemon vinaigrette

                                                  Contorni

                                                  • Friarielli$8.00

                                                    Sautéed broccoli rabes in EVO oil, garlic and crushed pepper

                                                    • Melanzane a Funghetto$7.00

                                                      Eggplants sautéed in EVO oil with chopped tomatoes and basil

                                                      • Zucchine alla Scapece$7.00

                                                        Fried zucchini marinated with balsamic vinegar, mint and basil

                                                        • Verdure Grigliate$8.00

                                                          Grilled seasonal vinaigrette

                                                          Desserts

                                                          • Cannoli$9.00

                                                            Crunchy fried cannoli filled with ricotta cheese, chocolate drops and pistachio crumbs

                                                            • Caprese al Limone$9.00

                                                              Almond and lemon cake served with vanilla gelato

                                                              • Caprese al Cioccolato$9.00

                                                                Almond and chocolate cake served with vanilla gelato

                                                                • Tiramisù$9.00

                                                                  Ladyfinger cookies, mascarpone cheese, espresso coffee, with a hint of Maraschino liqueur

                                                                  • Sorbetto al Limone$9.00

                                                                    Lemon sorbet

                                                                    • Gelato$5.00

                                                                      Selection of Italian gelato: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry or pistachio

                                                                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                      What 38 people are saying

                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                      4.5
                                                                      4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                      • 4.6Food
                                                                      • 4.6Service
                                                                      • 4.6Ambience
                                                                      • 4.5Value

                                                                      NoiseModerate

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                                                                      1. FP

                                                                        FrankP

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        3.0

                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                        Was seated in the back by the restrooms, so right off the bat I wasn’t feeling it. The appetizer we had was great. My partner had the gnocchi which he enjoyed. I had a steak which was chewy and undercooked and didn’t get a good sear. I guess I shouldn’t have expected much in terms of steak from a pasta place. The wine list was reasonable. All in all it was fine but we probably won’t be returning. The waitress was great though.

                                                                      2. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        We were looking for a place to eat near the Barclays center but everything was booked or more fast food style. This was about a fifteen minute walk. So glad we did! Food was amazing and service and ambiance was too. Highly recommend it. A hidden gem.

                                                                      3. QP

                                                                        QuentinP

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        New neighborhood favorite! The food was absolutely delicious - I ordered the Mama Capri risotto and I HIGHLY recommend the Tartufo al Limoncello for dessert. Rocco was our waiter and he was so helpful and made our experience even better.

                                                                      4. M

                                                                        Marci

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on March 10, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Charming gem ; Delicious, authentic Italian food, beautiful decor and ambiance, super clean, great host.. Would definitely go back .. don’t miss out on this one..

                                                                      5. C

                                                                        Cris

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The food was very good and the staff knew a lot about the origins of the food from Southern Italy,

                                                                      6. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        vip
                                                                        1.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                        overall1food5service1ambience3

                                                                        They only had one server for the whole place, took 60 minutes to even put a drink order in.

                                                                      7. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Posto adorabile, servizio impeccabile e cibo all’altezza !!!

                                                                      8. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                        Took a friend here for his birthday. While the ambiance and decor was unflatteringly coastal and marginally confused, the food was decent. The calamari is great, the bruschetta is fair, and as far as entrees are concerned, you should probably order a pasta dish. The service was alright. The food seemed to take a bit long, but we didn’t mind too much thanks to the appetizers and delightful conversation. Come here if you must, and you likely won’t be disappointed, but it’s certainly not a first option or something you need to plan ahead.

                                                                      9. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Montreal

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        It was a really great restaurant with pasta like in Italy!! 🤗

                                                                      10. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Excellent food, nice selection of wine.

                                                                      11. R

                                                                        Rich

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        Good food, good service and good value. Not quite 5* quality but I enjoyed it

                                                                      12. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Amazing attention and the food was fabulous.

                                                                      13. BB

                                                                        BethB

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                        Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Very much enjoyed our late lunch/early dinner. The lemon Vinaigrette dressing on the arugula salad was delicious. Loved the meatballs, too.

                                                                      14. N

                                                                        Nancy

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                                        overall3food3service5ambience2

                                                                        We were celebrating a birthday and decided to try it but we weren't very impressed. super casual, no ambiance/decor. The octopus carpaccio appetizer was amazing. The homemade pasta quality was very good. The sauces on the Gnocchi and cavatelli with squid ragu were too salty. The Polipetti Affogati was tasty and tender but the however considering it is an entree, the portion was too small. It was served only with 2 slices of bread. Meatballs were good but didn't come with anything, I find this odd. Both of those entrees mentioned should have come with pasta. The menu is extremely limited. Maybe it's an ok neighborhood place for a weeknight.

                                                                      15. IB

                                                                        IanB

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        Dined on October 6, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Meal was really delicious, especially the eggplant and tomato side dish. Service was outstanding!!

                                                                      16. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Chicago

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on October 3, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Fritto misto was great The pasta is amazing! Cooked al dente! We would def come back

                                                                      17. KS

                                                                        KlS94

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        30 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        30 reviews

                                                                        Dined on September 25, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        Lovely dinner, homemade pastas were delicious as was the salmon and risotto. We sat outside - service was friendly and accommodating. Nice wine selection. Will be back :)

                                                                      18. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on September 22, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        I live this place. Best cannolis I ever had and I am a long time Carroll Gardens’ resident.

                                                                      19. JW

                                                                        JenniferW

                                                                        Tallahassee

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on September 9, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        I am a matchmaker, and I made this reservation on behalf of a client of mine. She was running late and the restaurant staff were very accommodating and helpful with relaying the information to her date. Both diners said the neighborhood was really cute, the ambiance of the restaurant was excellent for date night, and the food was top notch. I will absolutely send future clients here for dates.

                                                                      20. BK

                                                                        BobKat

                                                                        Cincinnati

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        Dined on August 9, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The food was fantastic and the service was exceptional! We had such lovely experience.

                                                                      21. I

                                                                        Islandgirl24

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        43 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        43 reviews

                                                                        Dined on July 17, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Lovely setting, delicious food, friendly service. What’s better than that?

                                                                      22. SB

                                                                        SalvatoreB

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on June 20, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Great food and service. A little piece of Capri and Naples found in Brooklyn.

                                                                      23. LC

                                                                        LauraC

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on May 14, 2021

                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                        Cute space!

                                                                      24. RC

                                                                        RCas

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Great food & service. Waitress provided amazing service-explanation, no pressure, follow up. Food including fried calamari and vongolle were excellent-cooked perfectly. Can't wait to go back.

                                                                      25. RR

                                                                        RonniR

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 2, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Great outdoor dining experience

                                                                      26. B

                                                                        Blbrunch

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        I never write reviews and that I’m writing one now is a testament to this restaurant. Stunning decor, super friendly staff, between 3 people we ordered 6 dishes and I can’t decide what was the best. Will absolutely go back- you will not regret eating here!

                                                                      27. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2021

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        The food was delicious! We each had a pasta dish. It’s a very cute place.

                                                                      28. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on December 13, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                        The food was excellent

                                                                      29. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on March 14, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        everything is perfect, the food is really great! Thank you!

                                                                      30. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New England

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Suggestion: Make sure you make a reservation before you go. After 7, This place really fills up. Great intimate restaurant with wonderful Italian comfort food. In the center of smith street you get service.

                                                                      31. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Great service and dining environment!

                                                                      32. BJ

                                                                        BenjaminJ

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        3.0

                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 19, 2019

                                                                        overall3food2service2ambience5

                                                                        Our order was sour, off or expired (burrata). We have had this dish in many restaurants and have never returned food but in this case we returned it. No big deal... Then the chef came out to argue with us, telling us we are “wrong” and that it’s imported from Italy. We said no problem but there are many opportunities for dairy imported from Italy to go bad. He made it a much bigger deal than it needed to be. The rest of the food was ok (nothing amazing) and we waited over 20 minutes to get the bill. They tried to charge us for the dish we returned. No apology, no humility. I wouldn’t come back.

                                                                      33. RC

                                                                        ReneeC

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 14, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Good value, friendly service. Low key and casual. Good place for conversations

                                                                      34. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Berlin

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        1.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on November 24, 2019

                                                                        overall1food3service2ambience1

                                                                        one hour and a half of waiting time for pasta is not acceptable. sorry.

                                                                      35. RS

                                                                        RoseannS

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        Dined on November 22, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Authentic Italian food with consistent good service.

                                                                      36. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Atlantic City

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on November 17, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Awesome experience at Mama Capri. We enjoyed it thoroughly. Definitely make reservations! We will return.

                                                                      37. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        Dined on November 10, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very nice and quaint, while still sending hip vibes.

                                                                      38. AA

                                                                        AlexandraA

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        Dined on November 1, 2019

                                                                        overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                        We weren't sure what to expect from a restaurant that aspires to evoke a feel of the Amalfi Coast--ambitious, to say the least. They delivered. The food was excellent! We loved the risotto, the spaghetti with zucchini and the baby octopus. It was BYOB but a liquor license was forthcoming. I look forward to going back.

                                                                      FAQs

                                                                      Mama Capri - Brooklyn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 909-0237.

                                                                      Mama Capri - Brooklyn is rated 4.5 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

                                                                      Not bookable

                                                                      This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

                                                                      Additional information

                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                        Carroll Gardens

                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                        Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–9:15 pm Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–9:45 pm

                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                        Italian

                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                        Public Lot

                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                        Telia

                                                                      • Additional

                                                                        Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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