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“Great food and staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Capriccio

Capriccio
Ranked #17 of 423 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ventura, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

gets really busy on Fri and Sat night gets too noisy  but food is excellent (try the Capilini  Pomedoro sp?) and the staff is cordial and efficient.  

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Studio City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Love This Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

I love everything about this place. The food is always good. The specials are very good. The wait staff is excellent. Everyone is friendly and always happy to see you. You can count on this resturant to provide good food all the time. I can not sing it praises enough.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Mary W
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Sun Diego
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Capriccio - Wonderful holiday hiatus!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2012

Our group was meandering around downtown Ventura in a more-or-less mindless ennuui and decided "hey, we should get a bite..."

Fortunately, we stumbled on this gem of a small, welcoming Italian restaurant at the north (west?) end of Main street.

Great appetizers, salads, and the penne puttanesca was among the best that we had tasted. The portions are generous, so splitting an entree makes diversifying appetizers a good option. This is particularly rewarding when there are several at the table willing to share.

The only negative was the disappointing wine list We'd hoped for a nice Chianti Classico (Reserva - what the heck, splurge) but it was not to be. Nice, but with the terrific cuisine a bit broader selection would have been nice.

The wait staff was incredibly pleasant for having to work on New Year's Eve day. But her great attitude and humor made the lunch that much more enjoyable.

Capriccio is on our "return" list for sure.

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“OK for lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2012

But we likely wouldn't try it for dinner. The place has a diner feel to it, a little uninspired for an Italian-themed restaurant. Food was pretty good (we had a goat cheese tart that was soaked in a sweet balsamic vinegar, and a decent, creamy Italian sausage lasagna;our friends shared a puttanesca they really liked -- "just spicy enough.". Wine selection limited and not impressive. Service got our orders right but seemed indifferent to us otherwise.

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Thank TheresaMc
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Ventura, California
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“Nice downtown restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011

Great food for lunch or dinner. Small, intimate setting. Great pizzas, salads, and pastas!

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