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Villa Capri

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Italian, Contemporary
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3870 Valley Centre Dr, #301, Del Mar, CA 92130-3311
+1 858-720-8777
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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La Mesa, CA
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285 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading mixed reviews on this restaurant, we were a little hesitant to try it. Fortunately, the contributors who spoke highly of this Italian restaurant were right, and the others must've hit it on a really bad night or something! I had the Lasagna, which is made with a bechamel sauce, making it truly delicious without the tomato overload. My... More 

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Davis, California
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Villa Capri is located in a shopping center in Del Mar, CA. Accessible location, relatively small, average ambience but nicely appointed. The Italian fare was pretty standard with the usual selections and nothing very imaginative. The service was mediocre, the wine list average and the table tightly aggregated. Noisy ambience when partially crowded.

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Thank Dr-Zach
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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160 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Villa Capri is apparently a chain, and this was the Del Mar outpost. There is much to like here despite the strip mall location. All the wait staff at least sound authentically Italian, and you have that northeast Italian feel in the menu and service. The wine list is not extensive, and is particularly limited in selections by the glass,... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

They had fixed price lunch specials which proved to be delightful. I had ravioli, lentil soup, additional salad, and rice pudding. I sat right in the enjoyable sun. Very attentive waiter.

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Thank LorettaCD
Surprise, Arizona
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

...but well worth searching for. It was a rainy evening and the fireplace was inviting as we walked past. The service was friendly, welcoming and professional. We shared some delicious Gnocchi and Crab Ravioli. They have special pricing on selected wines on Monday and Tuesday that will amaze you. Enjoy!

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Thank Terry M
North Stonington, Connecticut
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

This restaurant looked promising, but it was kind of weird. They were very full, especially for a Sunday night. The salads were very good. They serve bread only with olive tapenade, which isn't for everybody - olive oil or butter would have been better. Chicken parm comes with... potatoes... not pasta. I've never seen that before! I ordered spaghetti and... More 

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Thank Christa P
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I've eaten here a couple of times and had the same impression both times. Food has been consistently good. My favorite app is the artichokes in garlic and olive oil. Delicious. I usually make my first impression of an Italian restaurant based on the Chicken Parmesan. It was definitely done right at Villa Capri. Pounded thin chicken breast, nice flavorful... More 

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Thank NaturePhotog_52
Ohio
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

The atmosphere is very dark yet cozy and would be great for a romantic date or an intimate family dinner. The food was delicious. I had the tortellini with mushrooms and the chocolate cake with warm fudge and ice cream and would definitely have both again. The only thing I didn't care for was our service. Our server was "nice"... More 

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

When in Del Mar, I usually head toward the coast, so I was delightfully surprised to find this charming Italian restaurant in a strip mall. The friend who I lunched with loves this place and has had them cater parties for her. She loves their seafood risotto and so that's what we ate and is pictured here. The service was... More 

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New York City, New York
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Nice menu with much to choose from. Staff is well trained. However it is tiny (Carmel Valley location) and very dark. My firs visit I joked about bringing a flashlight and to my surprise waiter brought me on. I would recommend this place for quick meal or family dinning. Very accommodating. Prices are good, food is good and environment lovely!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Cuisine
Italian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3870 Valley Centre Dr, #301, Del Mar, CA 92130-3311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-720-8777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?