Isle of Capri

★★★★★
Family-owned Italian restaurant since 1955 serving northern & southern dishes in window-filled main room & intimate grotto downstairs
40.7693 -73.9609
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212-223-9430

1028 3rd Ave

New York, NY

10021

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Yes, there are many good Italian restaurants on the upper east side, and this restaurant, which has been around for 50 years (!) is certainly one of them. The food is consistently abvoe average and the return clientele rave to their friends and want to keep it a secret from strangers. You will enjoy the very personal attention here, along with the really special food. Go!! Enjoy!!

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★★★★☆

Yes, there are many good Italian restaurants on the upper east side, and this restaurant, which has been around for 50 years (!) is certainly one of them. The food is consistently abvoe average and the return clientele rave to their friends and want to keep it a secret from strangers. You will enjoy the very personal attention here, along with the really special food. Go!! Enjoy!!

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It's an allright place. The food quite ok and the staff is nice. Not a top place, but certainly not far from it.

3
★★★☆☆

It's an allright place. The food quite ok and the staff is nice. Not a top place, but certainly not far from it.

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This is a great place to eat. The food is delicious and the staff is very courteous. I love coming here for lunch and/or dinner.

5
★★★★★

This is a great place to eat. The food is delicious and the staff is very courteous. I love coming here for lunch and/or dinner.

Pros: tasty food

Cons: hard to resist

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The best cannelloni I have had in New York City

5
★★★★★

The best cannelloni I have had in New York City

Pros: the pasta

Cons: nothing

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I've been to Isle of Capri several times since discovering it in May. The food here is incredible. Their staff is always polite and extremely professional. I, personally, love the greeting Jane (the owner) gives to each and every client. She's always sure to walk by every table and engage her patrons. Isle of Capri is a MUST in NYC.

5
★★★★★

I've been to Isle of Capri several times since discovering it in May. The food here is incredible. Their staff is always polite and extremely professional. I, personally, love the greeting Jane (the owner) gives to each and every client. She's always sure to walk by every table and engage her patrons. Isle of Capri is a MUST in NYC.

Pros: Best Italian Food on the UES

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My husband and I celebrated out 10-year anniversary here last weekend and had a fabulous evening. The wine was reasonably priced as was the splendid food. We loved the choices and devoured everthing on our plates. The profiteroles are to die for, and a must to end the meal. Ciao Bella!

5
★★★★★

My husband and I celebrated out 10-year anniversary here last weekend and had a fabulous evening. The wine was reasonably priced as was the splendid food. We loved the choices and devoured everthing on our plates. The profiteroles are to die for, and a must to end the meal. Ciao Bella!

Pros: Warm decor, friendly staff, and outstanding food

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Isle of Capri was a very nice surprise. I've walked past it dozens of times but finally went in a few weeks ago. Excellent and attentive service throughout the meal and the food was prepared very nicely. Everything we had was delicious. I'd definitely return.

5
★★★★★

Isle of Capri was a very nice surprise. I've walked past it dozens of times but finally went in a few weeks ago. Excellent and attentive service throughout the meal and the food was prepared very nicely. Everything we had was delicious. I'd definitely return.

Pros: Food, Staff

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You are greeted with a friendly smile and it only gets better from there. The service is attentive and the wait staff knows how to pace the meal. The food is very tasty and worth the price.

5
★★★★★

You are greeted with a friendly smile and it only gets better from there. The service is attentive and the wait staff knows how to pace the meal. The food is very tasty and worth the price.

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We tried Isle of Capri at the suggestion of a friend. It was fantastic! It is lovely inside, the staff is attentive, and the food is wonderfully prepared - all at a very reasonable price. The calamari appetizer, warm vegetable salad, and parmesan asparagus dishes were excellent. I ordered the chicken marsala - it was the best I've had! The complimentary bruschetta and cookies only added to the already wonderful dining experience.

5
★★★★★

We tried Isle of Capri at the suggestion of a friend. It was fantastic! It is lovely inside, the staff is attentive, and the food is wonderfully prepared - all at a very reasonable price. The calamari appetizer, warm vegetable salad, and parmesan asparagus dishes were excellent. I ordered the chicken marsala - it was the best I've had! The complimentary bruschetta and cookies only added to the already wonderful dining experience.

Pros: variety of menu options, wonderful food, cozy atmosphere, great value

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Went with my Aunt for lunch. Atmosphere was confortable and pretty. Service, excellent.\r
We ordered simple pasta primavera, asked for it on homemade pasta which wasn't on the menu. No problem they made it with green and white homemade noodles. The veggies were the perfect combination, lightly sauced, tasty and excellent.\r
I will go back to try more , lovely place.....

4
★★★★☆

Went with my Aunt for lunch. Atmosphere was confortable and pretty. Service, excellent.\r
We ordered simple pasta primavera, asked for it on homemade pasta which wasn't on the menu. No problem they made it with green and white homemade noodles. The veggies were the perfect combination, lightly sauced, tasty and excellent.\r
I will go back to try more , lovely place.....

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I TOOK MY BOYFRIEND HERE FOR HIS BIRTHDAY AND WE WERE SEATED AT A CORNER TABLE IN LIKE A PRIVATE ROOM BY A WINDOW, IT WAS VERY ROMANTIC AND THE FOOD AND THE SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING. THE WAITERS WERE VERY ATTENTIVE AND FRIENDLY. I ALSO RECOMMEND THAT U DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT HAVING A PIECE OF TIRAMISU,IT IS THE BEST I'VE EVER TASTED! I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK.

5
★★★★★

I TOOK MY BOYFRIEND HERE FOR HIS BIRTHDAY AND WE WERE SEATED AT A CORNER TABLE IN LIKE A PRIVATE ROOM BY A WINDOW, IT WAS VERY ROMANTIC AND THE FOOD AND THE SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING. THE WAITERS WERE VERY ATTENTIVE AND FRIENDLY. I ALSO RECOMMEND THAT U DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT HAVING A PIECE OF TIRAMISU,IT IS THE BEST I'VE EVER TASTED! I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK.

Pros: INEXPENSIVE

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My boyfriend took me here last night for my birthday and it was so much fun! We sat alone in a private dining room which I would highly recommend if you can get it. The service was great, really old school. The baked clams were delicious and so was the chicken marsala. There wasn't a single thing that could have been better.

5
★★★★★

My boyfriend took me here last night for my birthday and it was so much fun! We sat alone in a private dining room which I would highly recommend if you can get it. The service was great, really old school. The baked clams were delicious and so was the chicken marsala. There wasn't a single thing that could have been better.

Pros: Service, Appetizers

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I took my fiancee here for her birthday last year, and we instantly fell in love with the place. The service is outstanding and the food is delicious. I highly recommend this place for anyone looking to go on a romantic date.

5
★★★★★

I took my fiancee here for her birthday last year, and we instantly fell in love with the place. The service is outstanding and the food is delicious. I highly recommend this place for anyone looking to go on a romantic date.

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

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I recently ate at Isle of Capri with four other friends and had a delightful dining experience. The food was excellent , but I was most impressed with the service. I highly recommend.

5
★★★★★

I recently ate at Isle of Capri with four other friends and had a delightful dining experience. The food was excellent , but I was most impressed with the service. I highly recommend.

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Got hungry and happened to be in the area...lucky for me. What a fabulous little place. The staff is friendly, the handmade pasta is scrumptious and the prices won't break the bank. All in all a wonderful dining experience.

5
★★★★★

Got hungry and happened to be in the area...lucky for me. What a fabulous little place. The staff is friendly, the handmade pasta is scrumptious and the prices won't break the bank. All in all a wonderful dining experience.

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How sad. Poor average fare. Sggy Standard Milanese. Staff that wanted the order taken by 9.20 on a Saturday night for the kitchen closing.
Great Wine List. for value.
But the whole experience was of '70's gone wrong.
Underdressed vs casual locals with tux wearing waiters. A maitre D who has been there since '54 (his words) but lloked jaded and bored (mine).
No, they need to spruces up . Not re invent, just remember what a decent local place can be. Until then don't go.Sad decor.

2
★★☆☆☆

How sad. Poor average fare. Sggy Standard Milanese. Staff that wanted the order taken by 9.20 on a Saturday night for the kitchen closing.
Great Wine List. for value.
But the whole experience was of '70's gone wrong.
Underdressed vs casual locals with tux wearing waiters. A maitre D who has been there since '54 (his words) but lloked jaded and bored (mine).
No, they need to spruces up . Not re invent, just remember what a decent local place can be. Until then don't go.Sad decor.

Pros: No Tourists, Decent Price

Cons: Staff bored, Old Menu, Shite potatoes

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I have been going to the Isle of Capri for almost fifteen years and it is unwavering in its fine food and family-like service. There are dishes that you won't find on many Italian menus and the braciole (chicken or beef) is as close to my Grandmother's as I have ever found. My wife loves the chicken dishes and I have never had a special request that they have not honored. Sit near the window and get the best of a sidewalk cafe experience without the noise and the dust!

5
★★★★★

I have been going to the Isle of Capri for almost fifteen years and it is unwavering in its fine food and family-like service. There are dishes that you won't find on many Italian menus and the braciole (chicken or beef) is as close to my Grandmother's as I have ever found. My wife loves the chicken dishes and I have never had a special request that they have not honored. Sit near the window and get the best of a sidewalk cafe experience without the noise and the dust!

Pros: Great italien food, Great waaitstaff, Traditional Italian

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I finally tried Isle of Capri last nght for the first time and I live right next to it. I thought the food was great and simple and they had so many choices. I had the caprese salad and then veal picata and both were great! The atmosphere is a little old, but if you get to sit at the window, it is very nice. The service is great and the waiters are very attentive. This is a nice neighborhood italian that i will definitely go to again.

4
★★★★☆

I finally tried Isle of Capri last nght for the first time and I live right next to it. I thought the food was great and simple and they had so many choices. I had the caprese salad and then veal picata and both were great! The atmosphere is a little old, but if you get to sit at the window, it is very nice. The service is great and the waiters are very attentive. This is a nice neighborhood italian that i will definitely go to again.

Pros: food, service

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Not only is the food mouth watering but the services is overwelming with a touch of class!

5
★★★★★

Not only is the food mouth watering but the services is overwelming with a touch of class!

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I wanted to find a nice place to eat that was near the Four Seasons Hotel. I read your review on the Isle of Capri and it was a very good review but there was only one. For all I new, that review might have come from the owners son. We went last night. By the way we were treated they most have thought I was the owners son. Great food, Great service. But the rating giving it a 10 was a little askew. The rating should have been 10+ RMC Ken Kelly, USN, Retired

5
★★★★★

I wanted to find a nice place to eat that was near the Four Seasons Hotel. I read your review on the Isle of Capri and it was a very good review but there was only one. For all I new, that review might have come from the owners son. We went last night. By the way we were treated they most have thought I was the owners son. Great food, Great service. But the rating giving it a 10 was a little askew. The rating should have been 10+ RMC Ken Kelly, USN, Retired

Pros: wonderful selection, well prepared, great atmosphere

Cons: Can't think of a one

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Family-owned Italian restaurant since 1955 serves northern, southern dishes to diners in window-filled main room and intimate grotto downstairs.

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