Villa Capri

4.6
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406 Reviews
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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b
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a family get together while celebrating a birthday!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Didn’t personalize the experience with anything special for birthdays. Seemed busy and understaffed so it took awhile for our orders and for us to get the check. Manager was also working the night we went.

KV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, nice ambience they have a Delicious lemon butter sauce for your chicken with capers or sea bass to die for!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great, service was good. However felt a bit crammed at our table. Plus in our reservation we told them we were celebrating a birthday and they did nothing related to this...not even a verbal happy birthday or a candle in the dessert we ordered.

NH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service, food is excellent, and the atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming!

OT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food!

RS
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food for the RB, Penasquitos and Poway crowd. Conveniently located in the Pomerado Target Center and quick to get to for after work or any other time. Daily specials with a large menu to choose from. Great bar are for wine and appetizers. Food is always hot and great.

F
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service is always great and the food delicious!! I was surprised that at 7:45 the place was still very full. I suggest having reservations which we did!! The restaurant is kid friendly

RF
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

We had reservations, yet were assigned the worse table in the restaurant(right near the door on a cold evening). Master D’ is rude. Waiter was excellent and gave us great recommendations. Very good Sea Bass and Chicken Parmesan.

BM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The food came out piping hot. The pasta tasted super fresh...it was a delightful meal. Our waiter, John, was on point. He kept our glasses full, addressed any and all questions. There were 8 of us and everyone got their order at the same time, all correct (we had some special people in our group that wanted things a certain way...they graciously accommodated those requests). We just love dining at this spot.

L
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Biggest complaint is we made reservations via Open Table for a large party and when we arrived we were told we had to sit outside (very cold evening) or wait 30 minutes for an indoor table. Restaurant should have called to tell us to arrive 30 minutes later which is a better option than waiting outside in freezing weather. We had a lot of guests and didn't like being poor hosts. The food was okay, but pricey for what we got. I understand it's the holiday season and restaurants are competing for our business, but we could have been treated differently. Also, their policy is to charge 18% tip for large parties. When we didn't include a tip we were chased after.

RB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall dining experience!

OT
San Diego
88 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have to go back just for the shrimp... The Gamberoni alla Senape (shrimp sautéed with shallots flambé with brandy in a whole-grain mustard cream sauce) was one of those moan-upon-first-bite moments. I was also delighted with the chocolate mousse, which sadly few restaurants make anymore.

CM
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food was delicious! We loved the palmmito salad and I always crave their spaghetti carbonara. They’re special that night with the lobster ravioli with vodka pink sauce was delicious. The service was excellent. Thank you Rudy for making our dinner special!

SD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Great food every time. Place is small and can get loud on busy nights. Get there early or come later.

DS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood Italian Restaurant! The food is excellent and my husband and I always enjoy the experience. We love their wine dinners too!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Fast service. Very satisfied.

JP
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level increased as more people came for dinner which is expected but what put it over the top was the football game on the TV. I thought this would be a nice quit place to enjoy dinner, but having a bar and football in this very small restaurant was a bummer for my wife's birthday

OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Such a charming, warm atmosphere!

C
Seattle
14 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
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always with a friendly and knowledgable wait staff.

OT
San Diego
17 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
25 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.