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“Best meal of our New York trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Isle of Capri

Isle of Capri
Ranked #1,850 of 13,479 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Scottsdale, Arizona
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best meal of our New York trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Husband and I took our friend out for her birthday. She lives in New York and chose Isle of Capri; we now understand why. The bread was crispy and crunchy ~ just the way I like it. I wanted a glass of wine but couldn't decide between a Shiraz or a Cabernet. No problem! The helpful, attentive waiter brought me a sampling of each. (The Cabernet won out.) Everything we ordered was outstanding. The Caesar salad was wonderful, with crisp lettuce and croutons, creamy dressing and just a hint of anchovies. The fried calamari was crunchy crispy coated but tender inside, and completely non-greasy. It was served with the best marinara sauce any of us had ever had, Including our Italian friend. The daughter of the restaurant founder (now deceased) was kind enough to share withnus how it was made. The clams oreganato, not on many restaurant menus, were fabulous ~ plump, moist, tender clams entirely covered by a crisp breadcrumbs topping. My friend and I each had a daily special of naked branzino, served filleted and drizzled with herb infused olive oil. My husband raved about his sausage and peppers and my friend loved her veal Marsala. Portions were huge; none of us could finishmour dishes so we sent our friend home with lots of doggie bags. Each entree came with sides of roasted potato and sautéed spinach with sliced garlic. Very Italian! The restaurant provided a plate of cookies, a nice touch, although we ordered a slice of ricotta cheesecake with three forks. It was the perfect ending to a perfect meal. A glass of lemoncello was offered "on the house" but was declined as nine of us like it. This was a magical evening and we will be sure to return to Isle of Capri when we return to New York for another visit in Oct.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank travelilnrose
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English first
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195 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
“Perfect Italian Restaurant - in midtown Manhattan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

If you love Italian food and real Italian hospitality, Isle of Capri is the perfect place !

The food is wonderfully prepared - true tastes of Italy: salad greens that are absolutely fresh, salad dressings made with beautiful olive oil and fresh lemon, simply and perfectly prepared fish, house specials that are savory, and Italian cookies and limoncello that make you feel like you are on the coast of Italy.

The service is warm, friendly, and hospitable -- it makes one so happy to be at this place ! If anywhere near midtown Manhattan, Isle of Capri is not to be missed !

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank triptraveller
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Warwick, RI
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Best Italian around, excellent service, great atmosphere, nice family owned restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Went to the Isle of Capri for my wife's birthday for the third year in a row. The food here is amazing! The bracciole, carbonara, zucchini fritters & red sauce were all excellent- best we've had outside of Italy. The service is outstanding, Jane & David are the best! We look forward to our next visit, don't change a thing- you don't find too many of these authentic family owned restaurants anymore!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JCF-RI
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Honeymoon special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Went twice whilst spending a week in New York for our honeymoon. It was nice that they remembered us and made us feel really special. The rack of lamb was cooked to perfection. The staff were attentive but not intrusive, especially David

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ann L
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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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19 reviews
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“pleasantly surprised”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

just walked into this restaurant because it was lunch time and I was looking for a salad and as it was an Italian restaurant my mom thought she could eat a good pizza!!! First of all: the waiter was so nice that he even made her ​​a panpizzas that were great, and the entrees we ordered were great too, pity we found this restaurant on the last day we spent in NY, but for sure we'll be back!
The atmosphere its a little oldie, but I don't care about that!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lina T
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