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Mama Capri - Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Mama Capri - Brooklyn

4.7
4.7
61 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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

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What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AmyM718

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Non-cliched modern Italian food, excellently prepared, and served by warm and charming staff in a cheery room. After reserving for the garden, we were relocated to the curbside “patio” before arrival because it has better rain coverage. We were also offered a table inside, but music was too loud—unnecessarily so given the relaxed vibe of the room. Our birthday boy was disappointed that they were out of the steaks (at 7pm on a Friday?), but everything we ate was absolutely delicious. And the service couldn’t have been nicer. Please, Mama Capri—go back to printed menus! *Do note the restaurant does not have a full bar: wine and beer only.
  2. NYCEats

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Lovely staff and well intended menu but missed the mark on two occasions - felt Americanized instead of authentic
  3. Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I (including three young kids) dined here recently and had the best experience! The cuisine was impeccable— the flavors, authentic and the execution, superb. The atmosphere was approachable making it possible to enjoy a fine dining experience with littles in tow. Giuseppe, our waiter, was so kind, knowledgable, and generous to our family. We loved getting to meet him!
  4. VillanovaLove

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amma's birthday. Did my Yelp research and came across this spot on an IG-friendly stretch of Smith Street. (otherwise known as "Smith Street"). Did a late Saturday lunch to avoid a crowd and service was great. We're a picky, mostly vegetarian group of 6 but had no problem enjoying their options. Simona addressed our "Is it a veg stock?" and "Any pistachios?" questions candidly and dutifully. (for perspective: I eat everything and have no allergies). It was a keto cheat day for me and my sister and I enjoyed the very rich, cheesy, lemony, and sweet limoncello ravioli (borderline dessert profile). Her wife loved the mushroom risotto. Rigatoni was good and perfectly al dente. Burrata and other apps came out quickly and tasted great. Simona had them send out a "custom" plate of mini cannolis for all 6 of us and even sang Happy Birthday - which, in my view, is really stupid and embarrassing but in this instance was undoubtedly a lovely gesture (and there weren't a bunch of peeps around us to weird out and ignore). Tight-knit mgmt & front/back of house. Has that coastal Italian vibe in a trendy restaurant 'hood (I picked it in part to remind my parents of their trip to Capri many years ago). Good date spot. And if you somehow still strike out, she'll at least go home with some decent selfies for her next date. *Backyard patio is under renovation as of 5/6/23 so if you want that, check with them. But they have a proper frontyard patio, too.
  5. Jackson

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall had a lovely time there, as did the rest of my table
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time here at Mama Capri. It never disappoints. Food is authentic & excellent. The Prickly Pear Spritz is delicious.
  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Expensive.
  8. theresaj

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like seafood, Mama Capri had some of the freshest most delicious seafood if ever had. The frito misto appetizer(fried calamari and shrimp were fantastic. The staff were friendly and attentive. Overall a great dining experience.
  9. MichaelS

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and ambiance. Pastas were amazing and authentic feel from Capri. Atmosphere was great and the inside makes you feel as if you're in Capri. Definitely recommend this place for anyone that wants a bit of Capri in BK
  10. LeeW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We love the two salads on the menu and the lemon burrata ravioli. And the wait staff is super friendly.
  11. AllieM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in the city! Never disappoints
  12. Vanessa

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such great food and kind staff. Would defend recommend and will go back!
  13. MarcoANDFederica

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food great people! On a Saturday night was really fun!
  14. JenniferL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and a nice change of pace… the coastal Italian menu and vibe is great. Will definitely be back.
  15. LauraD

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good food, nice outdoor dining but servers did not pay attention to the time constraint we were under.
  16. mariaC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excilent food the octopus was tender and perfectly seasoned. The pasta fresh and sauces flavorful.
  17. AdamK

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was good, no complaint there but the restaurant has no AC/ No fans for air flow. it was 95 degree inside the restaurant. the service was also sub par. we ordered 3 different appetizers but 2 of each to make sure everyone got (party of 9). server forgot the 2nd order. missed a main course dish, served some of us our main course then took another 15-20 min to serve others. impossible to get water and wine orders. very disappointed
  18. Mixed66

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great pasta. Lorenzo was charming as heck
  19. Dressdown

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great little spot. Helpful courteous staff, and excellent fair priced food. Highly recommend
  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was good and backyard ambiance was great. Service was spotty - it wasn’t busy at all and the server kept forgetting things.
  21. MisterB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a excellent date with my wife. We absolutely love it - the food was tasty, the ambiance was a relaxed one, and the service was splendid.
  22. JustinS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go! Fresh, real food with a calm ambiance true to Capri. Our servers were lovely, the food was delicious, and it’s a great place to support and enjoy. Justin
  23. emily

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The restaurant was super cute and the food was pretty good! Simple and fresh.
  24. FrankP

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 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.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  26. QuentinP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.
  27. 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..
  28. 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,
  29. 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.
  30. 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 !!!
  31. 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.
  32. 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!! 🤗
  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, nice selection of wine.
  34. 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
  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing attention and the food was fabulous.
  36. BethB

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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!!
  39. 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
  40. 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 :)

FAQs

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

Mama Capri - Brooklyn is rated 4.7 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Mama Capri - Brooklyn

247 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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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