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“Not so great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Capri Downers Grove

Capri Downers Grove
5101 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-241-0695
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Ranked #18 of 147 Restaurants in Downers Grove
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Burlington Ave.
Description: Fresh Fish, steaks, hand made pasta, sauces made fresh, intimate dining, friendly staff, great location
Near Chicago
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Not so great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We had heard good things about Capri, and visited on a recent Friday evening. All four of us agreed that the food was just OK... definitely not great, given the prices. My Linguini Carbonera sauce was thick and heavy, not light and tasty. And despite having reservations, we waiting nearly half an hour for a table. Table service and drinks were good.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A great place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a fantastic restaurant. I would heartily recommend it. The appetizers were awesome, especially the calamari. Best sure to check out their specials!

The classic meal that defines the restaurant is their Pollo Feancese, a breast of chicken lightly washed with egg, and sautéed in a lemon sauce. It is tremendous each time I ordered it.

Desserts are also fantastic, especially the pistachio gelato. Make sure to call for a reservation, as it is a very popular destination.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago
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161 reviews 161 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
“Very Good Upscale Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We have eaten here several times and each experience was very good. Highlights:
- Bruschetta. I know every Italian restaurant attempts this, Capri nails it.
- Veal Marsala
- Salmon Risotto. This was on the special list recently. It was 60% salmon and 40% rice in a delightful (albeit rich) tomato cream sauce.
- A pork chop special I can't remember the name of. I was undecided between it and two other entrees, and our server said, "I'll surprise you." She brought the special, and it was a wonderful surprise.
- Stuffed calamari (another recent special)
- The wine list, including a very good set of by-the-glass options.

Servers were all knowledgeable and friendly. They seem to act as one big team and assist each other frequently - on multiple occasions I was looking for our server and another one came up and offered to help/answer a question/fill a glass.

Some things to know before you go:
- The restaurant is small and reservations are recommended, even on a week night.
- Tables are close together but not uncomfortably so.
- Appetizer portions can be shared, and entree portions are substantial.
- You do not need a coat and tie, but I would not go there in beat up jeans and a t-shirt.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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104 reviews 104 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Warm Welcome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The reason I selected this restaurant for our dinner was based on reviews and the menu. We were not disappointing. Menu is broad with choices for vegetarians. The room is cozy especially after coming in from a zero degree night. No doubt it's a "local favorite" but we were treated just as warmly.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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220 reviews 220 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Fantastic Meal, Very Nice Ambiance!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I love the ambiance. Live music from a very talented singer. It's casual and beautiful inside. We ordered from their specials. Braised pork neck in Sunday gravy as a appetizer. Pasta with steak and vegetables. Chilean Sea Bass in citrus butter over spinach. Fantastic meal. Service was great. Their house Chianti is quite good.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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