Giuseppe Garibaldi united the disparate states of Italy by appealing to their shared nationalistic spirit and contempt for low-carb diets. Celebrate their historic coupling with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Italian fare and nonalcoholic drinks at Capri Restaurant, located in Sutton Square Shopping Center.
Family owned and operated, Capri Restaurant serves rustic Italian cuisine that marries elegant presentation to propellant, hearty flavors. Lunchers' stomachs may lean toward one of several raviolis, such as a set of shells stuffed with the lobster, shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach it ate last night ($7.95), or the house panini, which finds fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and roasted peppers pressed between fine slices of bread, and lays them on a bed of mixed spring greens and balsamic-vinaigrette dressing ($7.95). Dinner diners and cannibalistic cows can start with carpacio, thinly sliced shards of marinated beef compounded with capers and slivers of parmesan chilling on arugula ($7.95), before exacting culinary carnage on the chicken cacciatore, a fresh fowl festooned with mushrooms, sausage, roasted peppers, and tomatoes ($13.95). Those who prefer sea proteins can opt for the grouper piccata, in which the titular fish floats in a sea of lemons, capers, and white-wine sauce ($14.95). Complementing the array of tastes is a selection of sodas ($2) and liters of San Pellegrino ($5), allowing diners to refresh their palates or add sparkle to luster-lusting tablecloths.
Before opening up Capri Restaurant in 2000, owner Dino Pinelli worked as a restaurateur in the French Riviera, on Caribbean cruise ships, and in New York. These experiences helped him develop a simple, yet universally appealing philosophy around food: if you wouldn't serve it to your family, don't serve it to customers. He and his kitchen team showcase this ironclad ethos in each dish served at Capri, from the lunches of caprese paninis made with fresh mozzarella to the hearty, rustic dinners of spaghetti carbonara, dijon-crusted salmon, and tender veal saltimbocca. The restaurant's soothing crimson walls and cloth-clad tables help the dedicated staff cultivate a romantic ambience, but the team can also eschew the elegant digs to cater for 700 people at weddings, large office celebrations, or the birthday parties of children who are absurdly popular.
6325 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615Get Directions