Capers & Lemons

4.6
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537 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Capers & Lemons, is a restaurant serving modern versions of classic Italian fare. The dining room at Capers & Lemons seamlessly blends old and new into something all its own. The lighting and colors of the dining room evoke the sense of a classic Italian restaurant, while the decor is distinctly contemporary making diners realize this restaurant has its own vision. Many traditional Italian dishes can be found, with a small modern twist. Bright and flavorful antipasti, Wood-fire cooked pizzas, and hearty pastas are all here. Finally, stop in at happy hour to enjoy beer, wine or some signature cocktails.

**A NOTE FROM THE RESTAURANT**
Reservations are not required. We welcome walk-ins.
Please contact us directly at 302-256-0524, if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 6.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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viprabbitandowl
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lobster ravioli special!

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vipDebbieF
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch

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vipCarol
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were married at Capers & Lemons on March 6, 2010 and celebrated our 10th Anniversary there this March 6. Everything was perfect.

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Reservations
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The only compolaint our group would have is that your menu does not make it possible to order a small salad unless you order some protein Several of us would have appreciated being able to order an appetizer and a salad abut the ones offered are much too big

Our server was excellent. I wish I could remember his name as he handled our table very well, was patient and pleasant.

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vipJRWilmington
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, great service and a great value!

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vipamer11
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Brunch food was excellent. Staff could be friendlier - not a particularly warm welcome, maybe server was nervous? manager was curt. Nonetheless we had an excellent celebration of several birthdays. Just not sure we would return based on these interactions.

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Trissie
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service from our waiter, Anthony. Food was delicious and we definitely return for Happy Hour and dinner.

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vipJiml
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was enjoyed by all. The server was very attentively

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Deanie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

As much as I enjoyed the evening I was very disappointed in your linguine and clam dish. For $23 I got a dish of buttered pasta and 5 clam shells. No other clams anywhere in my dish. I eat this often and I just was totally surprised.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Engagement anniversary

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Pete
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was very good Service was slow as the restaurant was very busy

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vipSuzzy
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I got a meat entree that had zero flavor, C&L BRACIOLE.. My bf got the short rib which I tried and was very tasty. Apple riser flatbread was ok. We got 3 desserts that were all SO GOOD. Good service. Friendly staff.

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GeorgeC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and excellent service. Would dine here again.

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SAC1
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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Cshagerty
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food! Great table, quiet in the back room.

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vickied
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend to Capers for lunch. Her first time and she really enjoyed it. We both purchased flatbread. Delicious! I've also had the Salmon many times and highly recommend. I always take friends to Capers & Lemons as it is a very nice restaurant with great food.

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Wine2
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with out of town gue.

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JamesF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I picked an early (5pm) slot for our Day After Valentine's Day dinner hoping to avoid a packed house. Apparently everyone else did too. On an average evening this is a very comfortable restaurant, but the volume was all the way up on this visit. Putting that aside, the rest of the night went well. Food and wine were great, service was impeccable and the prices are quite reasonable. One off-note. There is a small market attached selling some to-go items. I purchased an $8 pack of their meatballs and was charged $10. The response to my inquiry about this was that "yeah we told her she should change the sign." Not an earth shaking moment, but it seemed unnecessarily out of sync with the overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Always recommend

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BeachVisitor
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great meal as usual! Anthony was a very conscientious waitperson even with the busy night (Valentine's weekend). Duck confit ravioli and short ribs were excellent! Anthony even warned us that the ribs may take awhile so all was good. Coffee and tiramisu was a great finish!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Our waiter Rick was amazing. We went for Valentine’s Day and will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never go out on Valentines Day but we took a chance and it was perfect! The atmosphere the service and even the people around us were fantastic!
Our dinners were delicious and the chef even gave me her recipe for broccoli rabe! I can’t say enough how much we enjoyed our delicious unhurried Valentines dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capers and Lemons is a "go to" spot. We always get amazing service and the food is consistently excellent. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a beautiful setting. My go to for a celebratory meal.

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DebS
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleased with this restaurant for a business lunch. Wait staff were extremely helpful and displayed an appropriate amount of attention to the table. Majority of the food was very good to excellent. The only "negative" comment was related to the fried chicken sandwich which had the wrong bun to chicken ratio where the chicken got lost in a whole lot of brioche. I will continue to recommend this restaurant as one of my favorites.

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SoccerMom
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Waited 45 minutes past our reservation time: service was very slow and inattentive resulting in a very long and frustrating evening. Food is average -and a bit over priced. Disappointing overall. Won’t return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

It took us over an hour after we ordered to get our food. This has happened to us before at Capers & Lemons. Unfortunately, their kitchen can not handle a full dining room, and, because of it's populartiy, it often has a full dining room. Also, their parking lot is not big enough to handle a full dining room. While the food was very good, and our server was very nice, it was a frustrating experience. I doubt we will be back.

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JeffS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We love Capers and Lemons! The service could have been better but the food was awesome and their shop “The Market” is also unique and amazing! I highly recommend them!

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WestPalmBeacher
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My wife & I have been here 2 or 3 times and it has always been excellent - Tonite we took friends for dinner and were honestly disappointed, mainly with the quality of the food we ordered, best described as "inconsistent". The "market soup" (2 ordered) was sausage and bean - ONE bean in mine, none in my friends' - we commented to our server and he advised us that the beans were "infused". We found that to be impossible due to the fact that the broth was thin and watery, with only a smattering of sausage and arugula. The Pork Milanese (2) was thin, over-breaded and tough. The Shrimp Scampi was a large portion of under-sauced spaghetti and FOUR medium shrimp that was pretty much tasteless. The Campanelle was just "ok" tonite, having ordered it for lunch previously. Our server was pleasant and attentive but seemed "miffed" about our respectful comment on the soup. I(we) were excited to have our friends try Capers & Lemons for their first time but came away disappointed, mainly for our friends. Overall, It seems this establishment is "dish specific" - with some excellent dishes and some missing the mark - as I stated earlier, "inconsistent". My wife and I will return again, but only for lunches, where the atmosphere is much more tame and pleasant.

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JMbo
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing , authentic
Delicious , incredible food! An outstanding menu !
Excellent service ! Fantastic ambience for any and all occasions!

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GFStandards
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Salad and dessert were great. Entree wasn't up to it's normal standards. Maybe it was too busy for the kitchen.

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DavidF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. I can't wait until we come back.

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Jeff
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was top-notch, she was very knowledgeable & attentive - one of the best !

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vipLindaS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Need to improve the parking situation

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NickF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had awesome food and timely service! Salads were fresh and crisp and the pasta dishes were on point!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Alex was great and helped me with my meal especially since I am dairy free

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DickA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service a little slow. Everything else was excellent!

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viprabbitandowl
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never been to Red Fire for brunch and we enjoyed it.

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RonaldH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food good service.

FAQs

Capers & Lemons offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 256-0524.

Capers & Lemons is rated 4.6 stars by 537 OpenTable diners.

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