Villa Capri

4.7
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$30 and under
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Italian
When Italian-born owner Salvatore Ercolano and chef-partner Antonio Viscito opened the first Villa Capri, they brought an immense treasure of restaurant experience. Their goal was real Italian cuisine, fused with the styles of their hometown regions (Sal hailing from Capri and Antonio from Amalfi). Over 12 years later, Villa Capri’s popularity and growth is fueled by their constant dedication to authentic Italian cuisine, presented with elegance and style, warmed by friendly service.
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C
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cozy restaurant with delicious Italian food. Good service and drink choices. Would recommend.

PB
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Italian place in North County, always excellent. No matter how busy they are, the service is very attentive. I have recommended this place to many people and will continue to do so. It's a fairly small place, but mighty in its presence here. Make a reservation if you don't want to wait!

HK
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a craving for their Calamari Fritti and Carpaccio. I had a nice birthday dinner there. I will be back.

M
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My all time favorite restaurant. The food is phenomenal and the service is great as well. Love the ambience. Wish I would have discovered this place a lot sooner! Highly recommend!!

AR
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The only bad experience was that I ordered the Caprese appetizer and it did not come. Once the lunch meals arrived without the app, I noticed the lunch would be filling enough, so I didn't bother the server about it. Food was great!

S
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My first visit and I enjoyed my meal. Tasty and the service was very good.

BB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A nice evening of great Italian dining. Good food and service in a relaxing atmosphere. An impressive wine list with great selections for every taste. The carpaccio appetizers are amazing and they always have some delectable specials.

SK
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the food! And the best Lemon Drops EVER! The service is also very good!

S
San Diego
86 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big portions. Delicious salads. Chicken piccata was delicious.

L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One would never guess that such a charming Restaurant would be tucked away in a strip mall that has Taeget, but it is. This is the third time we’ve eaten here and we have loved every meal. The staff are quite attentive. The price is reasonable and the food delicious they definitely recommend it

JG
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything is great! Also, a real plus is the fact that kitchen to table is so fast the food is hot, not just warm!

TN
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always with a friendly and knowledgable wait staff.

OT
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Awesome service and spectacular food!
We always order the artichoke hearts as an appetizer So yummy!
I ordered for the first time the Pappardelle Bolognese! Delicious!
PS
Love the Cosmos too!

t
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience1

The food has been always good but as if it isn't loud enough, they put more tables next to the bar.
To loud for a smaller place. Will not go again unless it is Mon-Thursday.

b
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Great food, great service! Our favorite go to restaurant.

WG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Italian food and service have always been good. We will eat there again.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I did not think it was as good as the reviews say. The sauce that the salmon came in did not taste good and the vegetables were hard. To each his own!

DL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Food was pricey but good, service was acceptable, atmosphere was like a sports pub. We went for Sunday lunch. Maybe they add tablecloths, flowers, and candles at supper to add atmosphere.

K
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very busy place. Food was good and it wasn’t so loud that we couldn’t hear our friend. Overall a positive experience

L
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Villa Capri is a chic eatery that could well be found in Italy. The owner, Antonio from Salerno, keeps a sharp eye on all facets of the restaurant. Every plate is of the highest quality and yummy. Nightly specials have never disappointed. We have returned with family and friends time and again.

FT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was real Italian food and it was excellent.

TD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Party of two each chose a special of the day. We were quite pleased with our meal.

SD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its all about the food. Professional staff show shows that management oversight is in place. Your food never sits in the kitchen and is always brought to the table hot. Fresh ingredients and well prepared dishes bring me back.

BM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food came out hot, the pasta always tastes fresh and you just can’t be the friendly/attentive service.

VF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was our first time to this restaurant. Food was delicious, however, it was a little more expensive than I was anticipating. This is a good place to go on a date but I saw plenty of families their as well. The only small complaint I had was when we were trying to get our check. Our waiter disappeared for a few minutes so we had to ask another waiter to track him down. Fortunately, we weren't in any rush. I would definitely recommend.

HC
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot for delicious Italian. Coupons are helpful. Still pricey so good for special occasions. Fantastic service!!!!

SB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was fabulous, as always.

SS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service very prompt and price was extremely reasonable. We will definitely go there again

CK
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found it to be a great place to mingle. The people nect to us were very friendly and we struck up an instant friendship. Definitely noise was part of tye atmosphere. Not for a nice quiet evening. But definitely alot of fun! The food was excellent and so was the service.

RS
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and always accomodating. Popular local restaurant with great italian food and a reasonable price. Always specials off the menu and have always had a great meal.

SA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite Italian Restaurants! Very good service and Excellent food!

OS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and very accommodating to a large group including kids. Can't wait to go back and try more of the menu, especially the appetizers.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and great service, can get pretty crowded around meal times so arriving early is a must if you want a more quiet setting.

HD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

If it weren't for our bus boy, this would be a one star review entirely.

When we arrived for our reservation, the host was not at his station. I get it, he was probably on break or something- that happens. But the host station is right near the door. Standing there, it was obvious we were waiting. Numerous employees passed us without even acknowledging us, let alone even just check us in. They just pushed pass us and didnt make any offer to help. We just stood there, awkwardly, by the door while servers pushed their way around us.

After some time, our bus boy spotted us and not only seated us right away, but immediately brought us bread and menus. After another 20 minutes, our server finally acknowledged us, but it was only to inform us that he would be "just a minute" while he seated another table. He not only seated that one table, but he also seated a second table, and then went back and forth to take both of their orders too.

He placed two orders ahead of us, knowing he had another table that was already waiting for 20 minutes...That was bad enough, but it made things worse because when we were waiting by the host station waiting, he was one of the servers that had pushed passed us numerous times at the host station and couldnt even acknowledge us. Even though we were seated first, he still put two other tables ahead of us.

Luckily, our busboy was there to refill our water and bread. The only time we saw our waiter again, once our order was placed, was to give us our bill.

The food was good, but our servers lack of service really distracted us from enjoying it. Beyond that, we had already filled up on bread waiting so long on our server, that we ended up taking most of our meal home. Reheating it at home was okay, but was not nearly as good if we had eaten in fresh at our table.

I'd say the service was terrible, but the busboy doesnt deserve to be grouped in that category because he was very attentive and nice. The rest of the experience was bad.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always. We enjoyed several appetizers. My husband ordered the lobster ravioli which he enjoyed. We shared the tartuffo for dessert, fantastic! We had one of the smaller tables inside which felt crowded.

DD
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The friend I was meeting for lunch was 30 minutes late, and the restaurant was very gracious about seating me with a glass of Prosecco while I waited. When she arrived we shared the caprese salad; unfortunately the tomatoes had been refrigerated and did taste fresh. We each ordered the sea bass picatta and fared much better; it was delicious! The roasted potatoes were also delicious! So overall, I would recommend the restaurant, except for the noise! At one point, we had to stop our conversation because the pounding from the kitchen became so loud. The waitstaff did not appear to be bothered enough by my complaints, although an explanation was provided.

TB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Villa Capri! WE ALL LOVED our experience!!!
Not only will be be coming back, we will be having you cater my Mom's 90th birthday party!!
I am so excited to have found you!
Hugs and ciao!
Tamara

L
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antonio, the owner who is from Salerno Italy, is on hand to be sure every detail is perfect. This was my Sixth visit and it never disappoints. Sauces are yummy and portions generous. Tiramisu is amazing.

IM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian cuisine and great/friendly service! Keep up the good work!

J
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Antipasti for 2 was enough for 4. Lasagna and steak/pasta special were great. Highly recommended.