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Capri Restaurant

6325 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27615
(919) 878-4424

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Cuisine
$$ ($15 - $30)
Price
Romantic
Atmosphere
Not Required
Reservations
Non-smoking
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Capri Restaurant
6325 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 878-4424
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CRITICS REVIEWS
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April 16, 1999 - Triangle.com - Greg Cox, The News & Observer

You'll feel at home the instant you step into this little eatery tucked into a corner of Sutton Square, thanks to the ministrations of gregarious owner Dino Pinelli and his well-trained wait staff. After you've sampled the homemade mozzarella, scratch pastas and sauces whipped up by partner/chef Pinot Papalia (formerly of Vespa in Chapel Hill), you may decide to take up permanent residence.

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USER REVIEWS
Oct 04, 2008 - steve_sommerville
Authentic Italian, Fun Staff

I've now eaten here at least half a dozen times and can honestly say it is my #1 choice for Italian in the Triangle area. The pasta e fagioli soup is to die for as is the chicken breast stuffed with spinach and prosciutto. The several pasta dishes I've had are great as well, namely the Rigatoni a la Vodka. The wine selection may not be extensive, but I've found it to be sufficient.

If you are tired of chain restaurants and canned sauces, then I highly suggest this place. Also, the owners Dino and Pino are hilarious. While the setting is nice and appropriate for a romantic evening, it is also laid back and unpretentious.

Sep 14, 2008 - myongsun
The Pino and Dino Show

We've been eating there since about 2004, but this is my first review.

Now open more than nine years, this tiny Italian star finally shines even brighter due to a long overdue building facelift. The Sutton Square shopping center (corner of Spring Forest and Falls of Neuse roads) has had the entire exterior refurbished, and Fresh Market now anchors the spot where Harris Teeter once was. The combination of more traffic and higher visibility (Capri was lost: stashed away in a gloomy corner), has led to the best summer in years for this North Raleigh favorite.

Part of the fun of Capri is the floor show, and by that I mean "The Pino & Dino Show". These two Italian transplants, friends for decades, twirl about the room, joking and charming all who will listen. Dino's two sons round out the cast of capable servers.

I typically can't wait to order the carpaccio: thin slices of raw premium beef atop a salad with huge shavings of parmesan, capers and walnuts. On this outing, however, the beef was sub-par and by the time I had finished, I had five small balls of un-chewable fat on my plate.

A special chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, cheese, spinach and peppers was very good. But, the chicken cacciatore was even better: golf-ball sized pieces, each lightly breaded and sauteed in olive oil, served in a rich red-brown sauce of onions, mushrooms, peppers and sausage slices. It was the best I've ever had. I'm also very glad I ordered a side of rigatoni with Capri's dynamite vodka sauce (they should bottle that stuff!).

Tiramisu arrived without us even mentioning it, and a magnum of house wine stayed on our table the entire meal.

Total: $109 for two salads, two entrees, one side of pasta, one dessert and all the wine we could drink (tax and tip included). It's surprisingly more than we've spent in the past at Capri, and I'm afraid we didn't closely examine the bill before paying. Perhaps they charged us for the entire bottle?

Note: they serve only beer and wine and the setting is not luxurious.

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