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“Horrible.”

Capri Italian Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 8th Street
Transit: Sunline Line Route 14 stops across from the hotel.
Description: THE LEGENDARY CAPRI RESTAURANT ISNOW AT MIRACLE SPRINGS RESORT & SPAThe popular Capri Restaurant, a Desert Hot Springs landmark for 35 years, is now at Miracle Springs Resort & Spa. At the helm is 3rd generation Chef Anthony Santucci, grandson of founders John Sr. and Julia Santucci. The Capri features fine Italian dining, specializing in hand-cut to order 16-ounce steaks, homemade Italian sausage, homemade desserts and seasonal local produce. Daily Specials are inspired by the latest trends in fine dining. A separate dining room is available for groups and functions.
Pleasantville, NY
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Horrible.”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Used to go to this restaurant when it wasn't in a hotel lobby and it was decent. So tried it on this trip and it was terrible. Ordered the advertised spaghetti and meatballs, thinking how can anyone mess that dish up? Well they did. First of all the dish came out with "one" meatball. What happened to the other one/s? The menu indicated meatball"s". Well it's best they only give you one because it tastes really bad. The sauce was thick, pasty and bitter tasting. Our salads were a thrown together mess, the dressing on the side was not mixed and basically just pure oil. The waiter was a nice guy, the hostess was sweet. As far as ambience - there isn't any, located in the lobby, it's like eating in a conference room -- depressing surroundings.

Visited July 2012
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carsonparlan, Public Relations Manager at Capri Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
You must have been here on a very bad nightwhich are, fortunately, few and far between. As you can see from most reviews, we are serving even better food than the original restaurant, with many modern health aspects that weren't used much in the past like gluten-free ingredients and naturally and humanely raised beef.

i'm forwarding this to Chef so he can take appropriate steps to remediate experiences such as yours. We don't want them, you don't want them, and the restaurant certainly cannot afford dining experiences such as yours.
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Manhattan Beach CA
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not what is used to be”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

New location doesn't do much for the experience. It's like eating in a business hotel lobby restaurant. Food was just OK. Service was OK.

Visited May 2012
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Nice place good food”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

European tourists on a trip to the desert -Nice place good food

Visited June 2012
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2 Thank Andre M
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Fair Oaks, California
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good Italian food”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

I was hot and just wanted a salad but I was in for a real treat. I ordered the Antipasto salad with 4 types of salami, provolone cheese, three bean salad and a very nice Italian dressinb

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank TravelingOtter
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Lompoc, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice Atmosphere”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

The waiter was friendly and helpful but the food was average. The openess and the outdoor view was nice.

Visited June 2012
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