Villa Capri

4.7
323 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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MS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Almost everything was great. I especially loved the eggplant appetizer. The salad was the only unremarkable item. We had the antipasto salad. It was meh.

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SC
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The crew at Villa Capri is always friendly and accommodating not to mention the spectacular food. My wife has severe food restrictions for which the wait and cooking staff bend over backwards to create her a delicious meal that is safe for her to eat. Add to that a full menu of delectable dishes. Villa Capri is an excellent choice for that special dinner or just an “I don’t want to cook” day!

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RR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Villa Capri a number of times and I am always happy I went. Great service, food and the decor is very nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing food but very cramped restaurant. Wouldn’t recommend for large groups.

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G
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy the great food and service at Viila Capri.

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w
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The servers were great. The waiter didn't seem to be too interested in us, but I would speak to the men who were working (bread, water, clearing dishes, etc.) and they were very receptive.
Food is delicious... chicken parmesan, lasagna, tortellini, chicken marsala... our whole party loved their food

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DT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food was unbelievable! I recommend gnocchi Gorgonzola , superb!

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P
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great authentic food in a wonderful Italian restaurant. We never had noticed this restaurant before even though it is right next to Target. The tables are a bit small especially with a large party but food all was prepared well and tasted fresh. We had family members who are vegetarian and those who love meat and fish and everyone was pleased with their selection.

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OT
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food!
Love this place!!

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RG
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is one of our most favorite places to eat, the food is outstanding with a diverse menu. The service is outstanding and professional.

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CR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unquestionably the most elegant and friendly restaurant in Poway, and one of the nicest in San Diego County. They present the finest in Italian gourmet cooking, and at very reasonable prices. The osso bucco is the best I've been served since I was staioned in Italy.

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S
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Call me crazy but when I go to a restaurant I expect the host/hostess to escort me to my table. He gave me the menus and told me to find a table, with that, I told him I would follow him. The food was just okay. The bread tasted like it wasn’t done. My husbands pasta did not have enough flavor. My piccata was just okay. I have been wanting to come here for so long and was disappointed. One thing good was the food was hot. Try it for yourself, maybe it was a bad day.

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T
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

This place looked like it could be a good find... many folks already there. It had all the earmarks of a great little place, nice wine and warm bread. Then we got our food. Manicotti, which is a favorite I usually get if they have on menu at Italian places...
Honestly, their sauce is so awful. Sour tomato soup sauce. My husbands dish, a calzone, had the same sauce for dipping...
And, what is with the ice cold marinara with the warm bread. They need to use that marinara (heated though!!) as their main sauce. Please send butter with your warm bread, or olive oil.
The only plus to this place is the staff were nice and catered to the older crowd. Overall, not good, especially for their prices.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Extensive menu. Great atmosphere. A great place for a romantic dinner for two or a gathering of many. I will definitely eat there again.

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JB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is never disappointing . They do not rush you and allow for you to enjoy your meal -- if you are looking for a restaurant where you walk in and instantly have the server taking your order, this may not be for you. All servers pay attention to you and also give you time between courses. Food is fantastic.

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OT
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We felt that we're being rushed out, While one in our party was still eating, they came and cleaned everything off our table which resulted in our friend being felt that it was time up and ready to go..Being rushed as well as placing our check on the table while our friend finished. I believe they were very busy and only wanted us there for the 63 min's we were their dining. The food was good and great looking place but if your looking for that relax dinner...maybe try once and see if it was just us and Saturday night. You go try and make your reply.

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KD
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great little Italian restaurant with a family feel but also good for a romantic date or happy hour with the girls. Food and staff and very good. Great service. I've been back for Happy Hour at the bar since our visit last week for dinner. I'll be going back!

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B
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great wine list to choose from. Table was a bit small, but was not a problem for us. Appetizers are very good and the desserts top the meal off perfectly.

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I t was very busy when we were dining and as we finished ready to leave for a theater appointment we had some trouble getting the attention of our waiter. As I said, it was busy and he was working hard but it was still disappointing.

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K
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Villa Capri is our 'go-to place'!! We love the people, food and ambience!

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SE
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bustling atmosphere added to pleasant evening with friends. Great food and service was a joy.

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PC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. Staff is friendly and accomodating. Food can be depended on to be excellent.

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JM
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great waiters and consistently very good food! It was packed Saturday night but they got us in and out in a jiffy!

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KT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was exceptional. Especially in light of the not obscene prices.

The service we received usually comes with obscene prices.

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OP
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fabulous!

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HM
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food at good price nice everyday restaurant

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PC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was very crowded and noisy but the food and drinks were great and John was a good server.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Villa Capri is always a great dining experience.

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TT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose this place on a friend's recommendation. It was a cold, rainy evening and we had reservations for 7:30. The place was packed. Tables are close together, so your conversation needs to be discrete. The noise level was a bit higher than I prefer so, you also had to talk a bit loudly for the other party to hear what was being said. However, the service was impeccable and the food was excellent. Very tasty and a lot of it. We both had pasta dishes. When I go back to this place, I intend to have one of the non-pasta entrees to see if the portions and taste are equally as good. Judging from the crowds, I am certain it will be.

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LP
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went there for a birthday celebration and everything was terrific. The food was terrific and the service was quick and professional. I am looking forward to coming back for future occasions!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't been to Villa Capri in a while and it was a wonderful experience. We had a reservation and were seated in a reasonable amount of time considering it was Saturday night. A little noisy but the place was packed and that is to be expected. Food was delicious!

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p
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good experience. Would definitely come back.

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c
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect, will be coming again. food was delicious, good long wine list.

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WN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was cold and undercooked. Room was loud and tables uncomfortable especially every time the front door opened and the cold air rushed in.

The staff however, was excellent

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JO
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal! Villa Capril NEVER disappoints! Great food, atmosphere and service! We will be back again soon!

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L
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner. They were able to accommodate my need for a gluten free meal. We will return.

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B
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

my only concern is I asked for a table in the back- a booth for three . Not only were we seated in the middle of many and traffic, but no discussion took place regarding our request. Did they even see the reservation. We when I arrived and I told them we had a reservation, they acted like they could not find it but did not say anything. Otherwise a wonderful experience.

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BB
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The Veal Parmigiana special way the absolute best I've ever had. The only downside to the restaurant is that it is a bit noisy. Otherwise, this is a great neighborhood trattoria.

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MH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

too many......characters......why?

Your waiter Elias is GREAT!!

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B
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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