Capri Ristorante Italiano - McLean
We enjoyed another wonderful evening at Capri, and our guests loved it too. The Dover Sole was especially wonderful!
this is a charming Italian restaurant with excellent food and service, i am never not happy after my many visits to this great restaurant. can't wait to return for another visit.
Can't believe we'd never been here before! I'd say it's a hidden gem, but apparently I'm just blind. The restaurant was busy with activity on the Saturday evening we visited. We grabbed a drink (a strong one at that!) at the bar while waiting for our table. Once seated, the server greeted us and gave us plenty of time to peruse the menu. We shared the clams casino as an app (hearty and delicious). My wife had a Flintstone-sized veal chop that was perfectly grilled. I had a the fettuccini with red sauce and shrimp - loads of shrimp and not too much sauce. The wine selection is not overwhelming and they had a choice of price points. The one I picked wasn't available but our server offered a replacement that was outstanding. Overall, great lively place with delicious food. There were large and small groups, old couples and families with small children - just like an Italian eatery is supposed to be!
After living here for nearly 30 years, Capri is still our favorite restaurant. The menu is outstanding and so delicately seasoned, always fresh, beautifully presented, and delicious! The service team is impeccable in all ways. We feel peaceful when we are there. It is our "go to" choice whenever we want a special evening, and is now our choice for normal everyday dining. Great job ... keep up the god work!
The food is great and plentiful.
The staff is wonderful...great service without "lurking".
The tables are far enough apart where you are not listening to your neighbors life story.
A real neighborhood gem!
Great lacal restaurant.
We always enjoy our visits to Capri. The food is outstanding and the service is friendly and professional.
We had a large family dinner (12 people!) at "Capri Ristorante Italiano" in McLean on the occasion of my parents visiting NOVA and them wanting to see their children and grandchildren. We live in Fairfax, so there was a drive involved, but I had enjoyed a business lunch there before, so I was confident in recommending it. They accommodated our group by connecting tables along the back wall of the restaurant, and they were ready for us when we arrived. The meal was excellent: appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts all got high marks from my family members. I had originally put the service down as 4-stars (Very Good) due to a mix-up with the wine selection, but the waiter and manager quickly handled it professionally and to our satisfaction, so I gave them credit for a great "save" with a 5-star ("Outstanding" Service rating. I highly recommend giving Capri Ristorante Italiano a try!
We really liked the veal ravioli. We had good service and authentic Italian food.
We've eaten here many times and keep returning because the food is excellent. Even though we've been there many times, we still do not feel like they know us. We always make a reservation but when we arrrive and give our name, they never acknowledge that they have a reservation. There is no matre' de, so it's not clear who is in charge. Sometimes we leave and there is no one who says "Thank You". All of the other local restaurants call us by our name; not Capri. A couple of their waiters are not attentive. Their seafood dishes are quite good as are their salads. The restaurant is on the second level. There is an escalator to take you up and an elevator to bring back down, if needed. So, we keep returning but without feeling as good as we'd like.
Food is always delicious. I love the place. Been eating there for years
The wait staff appear a bit overwhelmed whenever the local choral group appears. Twice we have gone here in a small group of 3-5 after my mother in law sings. Both times we enjoyed the food and ambiance but likewise experience a discombobulation of re-seating and little things like asking for more butter but never getting it. On a happier note (haha music pun)! Husband got carbonara and everyone was impressed by it’s deliciousness
Capri is one of our favorite restaurants in McLean, VA. Nice atmosphere, good Italian food and always excellent service. It says something about its enduring popularity when I run into the same friends there on multiple occasions. Truly a neighborhood gem.
Capri menu never disappoints and it is always a treat. The staff is attentive and available when needed. Delicious food in a charming decor, every time!
Never disappoints. Always delicious and the staff is awesome
Great food. Lots of variety. Every dish was really good!
Another memorable lunch at Capri. Excellent food, good service, and a nice environment. The espresso gelato was to die for …. also the crab gazpacho. Oh, and the moules in red sauce. Did I mention the smoked salmon? Yep ~ everything we had hoped for and expected!
i have dined there many times and the food is very good, an excellent chef and staff . our evenings there are always enjoyed with every guest we bring there.
Great food, service and ambience in a charming neighborhood.
Always enjoy Capri - a hidden gem in a strip mall. Wonderful food, great wine. Best of all, it's quiet and unhurried for friends who want to sit and chat and catch up.
We both enjoyed broiled asparagus as a starter, and my wife had grilled rockfish with a nice medley of vegetables. I had an excellent shrimp and crabmeat ravioli which should have a vegetable side but did not. The daily specials for wine were excellent. Overall the dining experience was very good and efficiently managed.
Our favorite place to have dinner as a family. We lived in Rome for three years, and this restaurant brings back happy memories.
Food is very good.
Service is terrible. Every step Of the way we were trying to flag down a waiter for at least five minutes.
A first visit to this restaurant. First of all, it is on the second floor of a building and the escalator was not in service when we arrived (fine for us, but not for folks who need assistance). Our server was quite knowledgeable and able to answer questions. Two of us had fish that came with some under-cooked veggies, and the other two had pasta dishes. While the bread was good, the breadsticks were dry and tasted like dust. We had sorbets for dessert. The tables are quite close together, so as the attendance increased, so did the decibel level. Also, the people refilling water/tea glasses need to be instructed not to reach directly in front of the diner to refill the glass. We had a food and water collision...
Good Food and excellent service! A great place for quiet conversation.
Great place for nice meal, met another couple. Magnificent fresh fish, varied Italian dishes, good wine list.
Always a wonderful experience! Love this restaurant so much!
This is a great restaurant. The pasta dishes are great, the service is great, everything is really good. The atmosphere is comfortable - you can go here for a nice dinner out with friends, or you can bring your kids here after a ball game or practice (which we have done many times - and I would add "well behaved" kids meaning it is a small dining room so I've seen kids/teens here in shorts etc. but have never witnessed a screaming toddler or kids running around dining room or anything like that... it is a subdued scene...) - my kids love this place too - lots of great options for everyone. The salads are also really great. I can't say enough kind things about the staff and the place. Great local McLean restaurant!
While the food at Capri was good, the service on this visit left a lot to be desired .
It went from being rushed at first to then not finding our server- very uneven.
Bottom line, go for the food, not the service
Everything was perfect until the check arrived. We were a group of 8; three ordered the same fish dish. All 3 were charged a different price for the same fish dish. Each of the three were charged at least $20 more than the price stated on the menu. It was a very sour end to what was a beautiful evening. We have gone to this local restaurant numerous times with friends, but we now know we must be extremely careful about checking the bill.
This is the second time I had dinner at this restaurant and I will go back again. In both occasions food was very tasty and service was great. Excellent seafood dishes! I highly recommend it.
Food was delicious. However, service was slow and ruined the otherwise nice meal.
Capri never disappoints. The food and service were wonderful
Service was slow. It was a Monday night and the food was not as good as usual.
This is one of my favorite restaurants, but, they had an off night tonight.
Salad had too much dressing, veal was only okay, pasta was excellent as always.
We waited for drinks, waited to have our order taken, waited for food and waited for the check.
And, it was not a packed house!
When I want Italian food, this is the restaurant I go to, and take friends. I've gone for years and I love it. I was glad I'd made a reservation it was pretty packed on Friday night.
Love Capri. Food is ALWAYS great. The staff makes you feel at home and glad that you came.
It’s a nice place to meet up with friends for a quiet dinner
Wanted to be impressed. We were not. Food reheated. Sauce below average. Main course prices were a trifle steep but within range of the food was drop dead amazing. It was not.
Food was previously cooked and reheated to be served.
Below average food but good service - but overall not worth half the check that we paid. By all means try it yourself and leave a review to counter mine, or agree with it.
In sum, I will avoid as one of the local McLean restaurants. They could do so much better. I hope they do.