Raleigh >Food & Dining > Capri
6325 Falls Of Neuse Rd Ste 17, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2761535.868468 -78.620903
One of the best Italian restaurants in Raleigh – The menu is authentic Italian - you won't find meats in your pastas (few exceptions of course); portions are generous but not overwhelming. Bread is as bread should be in an Italian restaurant. You can't go wrong with the menu. The service is slow when compared against American standards, but the owners are from Italy, and they treat your visit there as an experience. Don't expect to whip in and out of this restaurant. It's a place to savor. I recommend the seafood ravioli. It was a delicious. The spaghetti marinara was great also as was the bruschetta. The tiramisu was the best that I ever had outside of Italy. I'll be going back again veyry soon!
A great little Italian restaurant with homemade Italian cuisine and great customer service – The Capri Italian Restaurant is a delightful surprise in North Raleigh. Tucked away in the corner of a shopping center off of Falls of Neuse and Spring Forest Roads, is a gem of a find, starring the two owners, Pino and Dino, who are also your host and servers (and I might add, they are very entertaining as well, with their lively chatter and singing). I felt like I was in Italy. We were greeted warmly by Dino, he showed us to our table, brought us wine and water and went over the chef's specials. He said he would make sure I had everything I wanted...of course I asked for a foot rub...and he said he would be happy to accommodate. What a trip. It's all homemade Italian cuisine, reasonably priced and affordable, featuring Italian bread (made daily), pastas, veal, chicken, chops and the best Tiramisu I have experienced since eating at Delmonico's in Washington, DC. Capri Restaurant has a non-smoking environment, family dining, as well as romantic venue. Beer and wine is available, with an extensive wine list of fine wines. Capri Restaurant has a wine tasting 5-course dinner every third Wednesday of the month for $40 per person. I highly recommend the Capri Itaian Restaurant for authentic melt-in-your-mouth Itailan cuisine, an evening of good friends and laughter. Ask Pino about his special seasoning mix that can be purchased at the restaurant and watch out for the little dish of red hot peppers. GO see Dino and Pino!
A great find – WOW! In Raleigh on a business trip, we were treated to this hard to find but truly outstanding Italian experience. The two owners, Dino and Pino could not have been more accomodating to make the evening a real delight. We each chose a different entree and everyone raved about the meal. Pino's understanding of Italian wine was an added surprise. It may be a little difficult to find, tucked away in the corner of the shopping center, but it was truly worthwhile. Being from St. Louis, where we pride ourselves on the numerous Italian restaurants "on the Hill", this would match up to any of them. It is now added to my list of sure things as I travel on business.
Just OK – After reading all the great reviews maybe we were expecting too much. The night we went, there was a party going on that spilled over into main aisle. This did not add to the experience. Service was so so until there was a change in waiters and it picked up after that. The food was good, although, in my opinion, a bit over priced. We both ordered the shrimp scampi and for $16 we each got 6 shrimp, 6 carrot slivers and 6 brocolli flowers. Oh yes, we added a salad prior to the entre for an additional $7 each. We did notice the owners or managers doting on some tables so presumed they were regulars. They didn't come to our table. So, if you are a regular, I can understand your loyalty. If you're not, I doubt if you become one. We won't.
Authentic Italian food – Capri is the best Italian restaurant in the area. As soon as you walk in you are greeted by Pino and Dino. They make you feel right at home. It is definitely a place where you can sit back, relax and enjoy your food.
Every dish that I have tried is wonderful. Try the stuffed chicken breast.
Great Food! – Pino & Dino have a wonderful restuarant! The menu is very good, the specials are even better, and the monthly wine dinner is not to be missed (3rd Wednesday of every month)!
ravoli to die for – My wife and I had dinner on New years eve, and it was wonderful. Our hosts Pino & Dino could not have more accomodating. We had the Eggplant appetizer and main course Lobster/shrimp ravoli, it was delicious beyond belief! We now have dinned four times at Capri, months apart. Each time it has been great and busier as well. Pino really knows his wine and Dino is the uncle we all wish we had.
We will be back again.
Authentic! – The recently updated decor gives a warm quaint ambience. As for the food, we have NEVER been disappointed! Try the squid ink fettucine or the Gnocci's made the "authentic" Italian way - with butter, sage and parmesan! We've also been pleasantly accomodated with special requests! It seems to be their pleasure - never a hassel! We enjoy going before the 7:00 crowd so we can talk with the owners/chef and staff. Their italian accent lends to the ambience as well! This is a very comfortable atmosphere! Our children love it as well!
Capri IS charm. – The food is solid -- not exceptional, but doesn't need to be; it's consistent and good. Besides, the food is only half the story.... After our third visit, the waiters always knew our order. "Half a carafe of house red? Antipasto? Veal Piccatta? Si si...." One time, a nervous high school kid and his date sat at a table next to ours. Midway through the meal she went to the ladies room, and Dino, the head waiter, came over and clapped the young man on the shoulder. "You're doing good," he said. "She's quite a young lady." The kid broke out into the biggest grin, and so did we.... We dine regularly at the finer restaurants in the Triangle, but when I finally proposed to my girl, we went to Capri to celebrate.... Hey, decide for yourself. Just don't let some knucklehead's bad review make the decision for you.
My Favorite – Methinks the previous poster must have wandered into the wrong restaurant! No way do I believe that he/she went to Capri and had bad food and service! He/she claims the previous reviews were all written by the owners/associates. Well, I think THEIR review was written by a compeitor to Capri who is worried that their food is lacking in comparison! My family LOVES Capri and we are NOT affliated with the restaurant in any manner except as loyal customers.
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