Capri Ristorante Italiano - McLean
Two in our party ordered Dover Sole and said it was the best they'd EVER had (and these two have traveled and had it all over the world)! My ossobucco over risotto was awesome--and the lemon tartufo dessert is not to be missed! Dimitri, our server, is always wonderful. Can't go wrong.
When we arrived, we said we had reservations. However, the staff never asked for our names. In my reservation I'd noted it was my husband's birthday but unfortunately the celebration was never acknowledged.
The food was not bad: shrimp and scallops for me served with a very good assortment of vegetables, sea scallops over linguine for my husband. The portions were generous but both dishes were too oily for our tastes.
My principal complaint is with the service. Overall it was perfunctory. The waiter seemed robotic and appeared to want to rush us through the meal. Our impression was that it was the type of service you'd get at a casual rather than a "fine-dining," white-tablecloth restaurant.
Future patrons may also want to be aware that the "formal" dress code listed on Capri's website is a joke. People at tables all around us were dressed in very casual clothes, including hoodies and sweatshirts.
We won't return.
We dined here on New Years Eve and the reason I only gave 3 stars for food was because of the special menu. Most all entrees had fish, I don’t care for veal and there was only one chicken option.
The seafood bouillabaisse & calamari were was great.
The restaurant staff were polite. The food was OK but bland in taste. The dacor was fine. It would not take much to make the food a lot better. There are to many other Italian restaurants in the area to go back to bland food.
Outstanding in all respects!!!
This should be on your weekly rotation!!
Ask for Felipe or Roberta.
Seafood preparation beyond exceptional.
We had our annual Christmas Eve dinner at Capri, and the experience did not disappoint. They were full of course, but the vibe was festive and the service and food were wonderful. Looking forward to a repeat NEXT Christmas Eve, and perhaps a visit or two sooner! Thanks!
Capri, always fun. Our family go to place on many occasions.
The waiter who served us rushed us throughout the meal. From when he served the sparkling water, to the wine, the getting the plates off the table. Most irritating however, my wife was finishing desert and he gave us the check. I don't give my credit card until the meal is complete. The waiter came back several time and picked up the little book with the check in it. I told him we were not finished and I hadn't put my card in the book. He came back again a minute later and again took it. I said we are not finished, why are coming back every few minutes. He said he"was efficient" I gave him the card and we left immediately after signing without me even finishing my glass of wine.
One of our favorites. Always a treat. Food is delicious and appetizingly presented. Congenial hosts and servers. Always look forward to our visits.
very very good. a wonderful evening with excellent food and service
Outside of Italy, Capri Ristorante is as good as it gets, capturing the flavors of an amazing Italian dinner. Excellent all the way around.
Really enjoyed the burrata, a "special" appetizer that night, as the cheese was on top of arugula with a scattering of cut cherry tomatoes and dressed with balsamic vinegar. The rack of lamb crusted with walnuts and a honey sauce (another special) was good, although the sauce was a little cloying by the end, but the pieces of lamb were very large and tender. My husband enjoyed his veal chop that was accompanied by a mushroom sauce. I was surprised that the service was good, since it was a crowded Saturday night.
We always have a great dining experience at Capri Restaurant. The food is amazing and wait staff is very friendly. Our practice is to arrive early to avoid the noise level when the restaurant is full.
Very busy on a Saturday night. Waiter was knowledgeable of food and Wine. but service during the evening was not as good, forgot a drink order, Salads came before the appetizer. The food was great everyone at the table order something different and everyone enjoyed.
Excellent food....wide variety of dishes. Excellent pesto spaghwtti. Service is very attentive and welcoming.
Was a nice evening and good fresh and tasty!
Great Italian food and wine specials.
Very good food and service! Everyone at the table ordered a different dish and all were well prepared. Great dessert options, too!
wonderful dinner superb service. what a wonderful evening. go and enjoy.
I loved my pasta, my friend said her salmon was over cooked.
We were looking for a good Italian restaurant as we were passing through McLean. It was lunch time. The food was ok, nothing special. The service was good. Very clean. The ambiance was a little depressing as the clientele was 100% senior citizens. We felt we had checked in a retirement home.
They need to get someone at the bar who knows how to make drinks - can’t take one of my friends because they always mess up her drink order.
Honored my request for a table for 4 by either the back or side wall...very pleased that they actually read the 'any special ' requests section of the reservation
What a gem! We've always wondered about the little restaurant on top of Joseph Bank in a McLean strip mall and now we know - it's great! We'll be back!
Great food & wine, great service, fair prices.
Our only quibble is the noise level from other tables. We wish they’d put some sound deafening materials on the ceiling.
We’ve been in McLean for 18 years and this was our first time dining at Capri. Wonderful menu, service and food. We will definitely put this on our list for weekly dinners and already look forward to them.
Retired ladies lunching in a delightful, attentive setting with very good food.
our meal was extremely good and enjoyable as always. our favorite in mc lean,va.
Sent four golfing buddies who were craving really good Italian food--and they loved it. Great service and really outstanding dinner
Ended up here sort of by mistake after rude service at another restaurant. We had never been here before, but were completely impressed and will definitely be back.
Unassuming location in the top corner of a strip mall but top shelf/white tablecloth service....and legit authentic Italian cuisine. Impressive.
The restaurant was very accommodating of our large group and the baby. Food was delicious! The servings weren’t all large (ravioli was a small serving), but everything tasted wonderful!
Very little Italian in the restaurant except for the language of the menus. The service was lousy, the food was vulgar but the water was good.
This is a restaurant for people who have no idea what Italian food is and have no sense of taste.
This was our second visit to the restaurant and both times were awful.
As so many times in the last 15 years, our group thoroughly enjoyed dining in Capri Ristorante Italiano. We all highly recommend it!
One of the few restaurants in McLean you can count on! Well done!!
Hostess neglected to confirm w open door that we arrived
Has gone downhill since we were here last. No daiquiris and cracked glasses from the bar.
Never disappoints! We all loved it.
Thank you. Food was delicious.
Every time we dine at Capri it always meets are expectations. The only downside is the high noise factor but we love it so much, we just try to go early to avoid a full house.