Capri Ristorante Italiano - McLean
Capri is a warm, family run restaurant and their food is some of the best Italian food that i have had on this side of the Atlantic...I highly recommend it!
A lovely ambience - the decor and table separation make for a pleasant evening with friends. Both the food and wine are worth a visit. Recommended.
Server brought our 3 appetizers in two stages,
a waiter should be able to carry 3 appetizers, especially 3 cold salads, at the same time.
Waiter forgot to serve our desert (only one).
Showed not much interest for our well being after meal was served. Lack of personality or interest in us.
Amazing mozzarella. Service is efficient, not annoying or cloying. Food was fresh. I ordered Halibut which was fresh, but a little boring. Salad with mozzarella was delicious. Companion ordered pasta with seafood that she said was tasty. House wine priced within reason. Didn't order desserts or coffee.
We are loyal repeat customers, but we went on Valentine's Day and didn't realize they were offering only a special menu; the regular menu was not available. As a result, the options were somewhat limited and they wouldn't do regular items that we requested. We were a little disappointed, but the service was good as usual and we did have a nice meal - just not the one we were hankering for.
Always consistent service and food is very tasty and consistently prepared well.
Lovely cafe with an excellent menu and staff.
We had two glasses of the featured sangiovese--very nice. We shared the INSALATA DI RUCOLA, which they split for us in the kitchen--good for them! The Italian bread was excellent, crispy crust and warm. My wife got the VITELLO ALLA MILANESE and I got the CAPELLINI PRIMAVERA. We split them ourselves to share. The veal was really excellent, but the pasta was so-so, because the sauce was soupy. The menu says that it's with a "tomato sauce." I was expecting a marinara or something similar, but the sauce was orange in color. The pasta and vegetables themselves were fine. Next time we get the veal again with a different pasta.
Great italian fare, fresh, tasty and fairly priced. Wonderful to have it in our neighborhood!
I enjoy dining at Capri. The service is always outstanding. The menu selection is very good. My only complaint is I wish there was more of a selection of American wines.
Capri offers some of the very best Italian food on this side of the Atlantic!
Good food, good wine (try the house cabernet; terrific!), good service. We enjoyed a weekday lunch and the restaurant was nearly full!
Quiet atmosphere and attentive staff, but the food lacked seasoning and any depth of flavor. You know there’s a problem when you can’t taste the bacon in a dish. We had two appetizers and two entrees, and the only good bite came with dessert. Too bad, because the staff seemed lovely.
First time eating here. Food was very good but the restaurant itself was too cold inside. It was frigid outside and we were hoping the inside would be cozy or at least warm but it was uncomfortably cold. I really enjoyed the lasagna and the hot bread before the meal was also great.
Dinner out with the family. There were six of us, four adults and two children. Service was timely enough that the children were happy!
This is our go to weekly Italian place ...
Who doesn’t love Italian food?
And they do things so well here. The wines are very good and represent good values for done strong Italian wines.
My husband and I love it here!
A neighborhood gem! Great food and great service in a pleasant atmosphere.
Our annual Christmas Eve dinner at Capri. Every year seems a bit more energetic there. We had a wonderful meal with great food and good service. Thank you!
Totally fantastic experience!!! Wow!!!
Ok with good food and casual service. Everybody left full but service is not great and it is noisy.
A very good, quality neighborhood restaurant. An extensive menu with daily specials. The salads and starters are creative and diverse; the pastas that I have tried are excellent; my wife likes the veal dishes and their home-made tomato sauces. Their service is always very good, and the manager tries to accommodate hearing difficulties with a quiet table.
Food was below average
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!
We each had a glass of the sangiovese wine that was on special--it was very good. My wife had the veal melanzane and I had the veal Milanese. We judged the melanzane dish to be fair and the Milanese good. The accompanying vegetables, especially the roasted potatoes, were quite good. A good Italian option in McLean. Service was prompt.
Great lacal restaurant.
We always enjoy our visits to Capri. The food is outstanding and the service is friendly and professional.
We really liked the veal ravioli. We had good service and authentic Italian food.
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'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!