Capri Restaurant – A Review



Well unless you don’t understand or read English you probably know by now that Italian food is my favorite food eva! What you may not know is why I love Italian food so much. In a nutshell, I lived in Italy for several years while I was in middle school & high school; where naturally I was spoiled by truly AMAZING authentic Italian food & my love affair with all things Italian began. So that being said I am a complete Italian food snob. Of course this is not my fault, I have my parents to thank for that!

Naturally, there are very few places that I have found outside of Italy & my own kitchen that make Italian food that I find buono “good” let alone buonissimo “really good”. So I was ECSTATIC when I came across a little restaurant called Capri located here in Raleigh, North Carolina.

It’s a very unassuming little restaurant located in the corner of a strip shopping mall of all places. You REALLY have to know it’s there to see it. You could totally pass it by and not think twice about it, but I really hope you don’t. If you would like a true Italian dining experience you HAVE to go to Capri Restaurant

Just a note, before you go let me say it is not fast food Italian. It is truly an authentic experience so sit back, order a glass of wine, munch on your pane “bread” & enjoy the company of your host, Dino. A true host with the most. He’ll charm you with his stories and his knowledge of food & wines. They have nightly specials which will delight your taste buds. I have truly not had a dish that I didn’t think was “buonissimo“!

On this particular visit to Capri, hubs & I had

Wine: 1/2 Carafe of White House Wine

Appetizer: Cozze “Mussels” alla Capri in white sauce.


Entrée’: Pork Special – Simply Delicious. There is no special name. Dino said I could call it Paula’s Pork if I liked. It was pork stuffed with spinach, mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, & porcini mushrooms. It was swimming in a mouthwatering porcini mushroom reduction sauce & served with baby carrots & fresh green beans!


Entrée: Seafood Ravioli – Homemade ravioli stuffed with lobster, shrimp, sundried tomato & spinach. Served in a pink sauce. Okay the pictures speak for themselves. The ravioli are HUGE & overflowing with seafood! You won’t find just one little shrimp in these ravioli & the pink sauce, oh me oh my! You’ll want to have some bread nearby to sop up the remaining sauce.


Dessert: Tiramisu. Ladyfingers dipped in espresso, layered with mascarpone cream & topped with cocoa powder. This is hands down my all time favorite dessert. You won’t be disappointed!


Dessert: Lemon Sorbet. How cute was this? Very refreshing & the presentation was tops. I could have eaten several of these & I was stuffed after all the food above.


Coffee: Espresso. You just have to. It’s a REAL cup of Italian caffe’.


So are you drooling yet & ready to run over to Capri Restaurant?

Well before you do, I want to lastly mention to you they have an AMAZING wine dinner the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Hubs & I try not to miss it. There are 5 courses paired with 5 wines. You’ll want to make a reservation for this special night. You can’t get a better value than this (trust me)! So, now you know where to find me the third Wednesday of just about every month *wink wink*

Can you tell that I absolutely ADORE Capri Restaurant? I have never been disappointed with a meal at Capri & don’t think you will either. So what are you waiting for…pick up the phone call Capri Restaurant, make your reservation & when you’re there tell Dino that Paula sent you!


Buon Appetito!



  1. 1
    lisa bailey /

    Been there many times and enjoyed every meal. Dino and his staff are wonderfully accommodating and as Paula says the food never fails to please. Everyone in the Raleigh/Wake County area should try it.

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    Randall Mills /

    Thank goodness for some authentic Italian. I’ll try it out and, if it’s as good as you say, it will be a regular. The thought of another night at Olive Garden makes me want to play in traffic and hope for the best. :)

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    Bobbi Jo /

    Hey My Honey and I had a date night at Capri on Wednesday and it was great! I love, love, loved the service, and the food was magnificent. I had the Marsala chicken for dinner and Tiramisu for dessert. Wow!!!! The portions were great too. I had enough for lunch the next day. However I did eat all the dessert, Yum. I highly recommend it for a date.

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    Everett /

    This is real Italian fare. Do yourself a favor and skip the bogus, wannabe Italian at Olive Garden and go see Dino and staff at Capri. You wont be disappointed.

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