Villa Capri Ristorante

4.8
355 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Villa Capri is a small privately owned Italian restaurant located in Carmel Valley. Chef Antonio was born and trained in Italy and has brought his amazing talents here to San Diego. Co-owner Salvatore is from the island of Capri and has brought all the charms of the island with him to share with us.
We are a local favorite where everyone comes to relax and enjoy without the dishes to do afterward. Our cozy fireplace and friendly staff will make you feel just at home.
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to have wonderful dining experiences here. The staff are so nice and friendly that they make me feel almost like family. The food is very authentic and we have not been disappointed with any of our choices.

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vipsuzanne
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food is always delicious here. Great outdoor seating. Service was very slow, waited a long time for our food and then forever for our check. Probably because no one wants to work anymore and they are shorthanded. Just a head's up, be sure you have extra time when you visit this restaurant.

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vipLauraK
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us dined and shared starters, all were perfectly prepared. Fried calamari with a delicious dipping sauce, the Roman artichokes (always a fave), and a simple Margharita pizza that was as good as any in Italy. Perfect crust, perfectly cooked and the fresh tomatoes on top were a bright spot.
Lovely pear salad before the mains, including Penne with sausage, chicken parm, chicken marsala and branzino (which was actually mahi-mahi - not sure why?) Either way, everything was excellent and the portions are SO generous, we all took home leftovers to enjoy later. Decent wine list by the glass, EXCELLENT service by our waiter and busboy. We never had to wait for anything and the timing of our courses was done nicely.

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vipSteve
Los Angeles
235 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Leticia. Food was excellent and the pizza was a great appetizer to share. Grazie!

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vipLaurielooo
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner - my only complaint was that

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vipHolly
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Love the new live Italian music 🎶

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viptakisv
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We have been going to Villa Capri with our friends and other friends and family for sometime now. Lately, the food takes for ever. Our server tried to tell us that this is the case because the food is made from scratch but in the past we did not have the same problem. The food overall was tasty and the ambience good. But waiting for your meal for over 90 minutes is not cool.

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vipMaria
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, about the very best dining experience you will ever enjoy. Our party of 6 raved about every dish that was served and you will never be disappointed with any appetizer or entree you decide to order. Karen, our server, made the evening even that much more enjoyable.

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vippeter
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Special entree request was accepted and prepared perfectly. Complimentary birthday dessert was a nice touch. Staff was attentive. We will return frequently.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place!!! Our Server was Karen and she is fabulous. She made great suggestions for both food and wine. We had the Baked Ziti & the Seafood special. Everything was fresh & delicious. She made us promise to save room for dessert which was incredible. The food & service here rival that of more expensive, ritzy places. The portions & prices cannot be beat. This will be my new favorite restaurant.

(Ps, Apparently if you follow the restaurant on Facebook & Instagram you can get special insider deals from time to time.)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The menu was limited and did not offer the items I chose the restaurant for.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, it’s our favorite Italian in San Diego!

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LarryF
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience

Seriously folks, if you are looking for a true Italian Foodie experience you need to consider dining at Villa Capri in Carmel Valley! The food is outstanding, patio dining is a special treat especially on Tuesday nights when they have live Italian Opera singers. If you are looking to "tie a bow" on this experience please make sure to ask for Letizia (sp?) you will have the best table-side customer service!

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vipBobandjeannie
Las Vegas
116 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. When we travel to the Coast, this place is always on our list. Food is fantastic. Brian is an amazing server. The desserts are especially good. The owner is very nice and super professional. We will be back.

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VictorG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food was excellent but the poor service took away from the experience. The restaurant seemed short staffed.

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vipWilliamB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Comfortable interior. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Ambiance and food were amazing! Unfortunately, they don’t have enough staff.

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vipRoddS
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about dinner was fantastic. Great service and great meal. Had the wild boar fettuccine and would highly recommend.

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vipInokaD
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. The Pollo Parmigiana was amazing.

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slycops
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Artichoke appetizer was amazing as was the chicken parmigiana and the gluten free raviolis. The staff was attentive without being overbearing. Very friendly. Lemoncello was a delicious gluten free desert. We will definitely come back!

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vipJohnS
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was great . We shared the Antipasto and a chopped Romaine salad . My wife had cannelloni I had Ravioli. Sherbet for dessert , homemade.

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vipBobandjeannie
Las Vegas
116 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time this summer. Good is excellent. We ate outside and that was very nice. We are from the desert but it t seems like locals love the restaurant. We will be back when B we are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, authentic food. Great service, with a smile and a laugh.

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ismails
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great restaurant if you care about food and service

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vipPete
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Too many great choices on menu. First time there. Will be back to try dishes on menu
Creative dishes
Pizzas looked good so next time , a pizza

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vipEileenS
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Enjoyable and hood food for the price point.

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vipBobandjeannie
Las Vegas
116 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was outstanding in every way. This was our first time here. Food and service were superb. The neighborhood location was fantastic. A definite place to come back to.

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vipLoveKauai
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’m sorry we didn’t try sooner, always intended to but never did til tonight

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vipBenH
Memphis/West TN
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a hidden gem in San Diego North County. Lived in Carlsbad for 5 years and wish we had of found this sooner! The service, food and value are 5 stars!!!! We will definitely go back when visiting this area.

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vipMariW
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great outdoor dining with live music. Checca and Crema Catalans were superb.

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vipVivaLasVegas
Las Vegas
54 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden jewel! Authentic Italian, and we know our Italian. Highly recommended!

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly waiter, excellent wine and the food was delicious!

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CharlesS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was excellent. She was extremely helpful and very engaging. Meatball appetizer was very good, as was the ravioli. No leftovers for either of us-we ate every bite.

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SharonL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Birthday dinner for a friend. Sat outside. Table was in an angle.

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vipWilliamB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with good service. Very nice people. Nice atmosphere.

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vipSheila
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience last night was incredible! Our server was fabulous. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu items and wine list as well as her personable service. The food was very good and authentic. Great overall experience and we are looking forward to returning!

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vipMaria
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Carciofi ala "Artichoke" is an absolute must! Their Ziti Al Forno and Veal Marsala are always tops as well. You will never be disappointed no matter what you order. The best Italian in San Diego county.

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Sammamish
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely a great surprise! The owner meets everyone personally, in true Italian fashion, and serves you as well. Highly recommended!

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TerryK
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both went with the specials. My wife had the halibut and I had the pork chop parmigiana. Both were excellent

FAQs

Villa Capri Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 720-8777.

Villa Capri Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.