Capers & Lemons

4.6
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420 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.
What 420 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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P
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good.

MM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, service and atmosphere is great. However, the extremely high noise level due to poor acoustics and uncomfortable chairs ruined our experience. We were unable to hold a conversation between the four of us. I am afraid we will think twice before coming back here.

JD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. Great food, great atmosphere and very pleasant staff.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food & drinks

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food! Relaxed environment, cute market shop!

D
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The four of us enjoyed our dinners. Never disappointed dining here!

TB
Philadelphia
185 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistent and enjoyable

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Great food! Wonderful service...

OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Had 4 dishes. Entrees took a very long time to come out. All were underwhelming or had a very weird flavor. Will never return.

KV
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

food was good.....romantic lighting good....service was great....a little bit expensive....3 meatballs for 10 bucks???? rigatoni for 18 bucks....meatballs 6 bucks...rigatoni 15 at most....drinks were expensive also....7 bucks each for singles....s/b 6....small glasses....yes I will be back but please look at the prices....thanks

CG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious food, good service and cute store! We will definitely be back!

CB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Brought my cousins from PA and said best Bracciole they ever had. Kudos to bartender, great cosmo!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Slow service, uninspired menu, small portions and a beautiful setting. Average. Nothing more, nothing less.

CA
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 3 in our party and each of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Red sauce full of flavor. Lemon wine sauce a perfect blend of flavors. Service attentive but didn't feel rushed. Only problem was finding the location. We were visiting relatives in DE, used GPS to locate the restaurant. Went around the block twice until we saw the cars in the parking lot. Could use a sign at the intersection to more easier locate the building. Wish they'd consider opening a restaurant in my home town.

DH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always enjoy dinner at Capers and Lemons. Happy to have had dinner outside in beautiful. We often find the noise level inside distracting.

DO
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good we had salmon dish & salad

Waitress seemed distracted and didn’t check in with us at frequency you would expect.

BV
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We both had the "special" a stuffed pasta mascapone cheese, cauliflower and broccoli. Excellent.

A
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bring a friend for her first time and she thought it was great.

JW
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the area. The food is fantastic and reasonably priced. There is always a special or two in addition to the menu items. The wine list is almost exclusively comprised of very reasonably priced selections. Our serve recommended a special wine ( not on the usual list ) for only $32 a bottle that was fantastic.

JK
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service.

CM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely experience on Monday evening on the patio, which was a quiet location and provided lovely weather. The food and wine were excellent, and Larry was an exceptional Server. He was very knowledgeable about the wine, as well as the entire menu. Exceptional evening!

d
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was tasty. Our server was outstanding!! We were there for lunch

VR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

A huge disappointment. Previously we’ve always had great food at this restaurant. I ordered Chicken Piccata with mashed potoroos. As I are the meal the texture of the chicken was tough and appeared over cooked, the sauce was very acidic and the mashed potato tasted burnt. I only picked at my meal and boxed the rest to bring home. With better lighting at home I could see the potatoes were in fact brown and the chicken definitely over cook and maybe old. I didn’t complain at the time because we were with friends and I didn’t want to spoil the evening as they had suggested we met at Capers and Lemons. I doubt that we’ll be going back anytime soon and will most certainly not be recommending this restaurant.

MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was wonderful. Easy enough to have a conversation. Wouldn’t call it a Romantic ambiance but it was enjoyable. All manner of dress.. comfortable but classy.

H
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anthony, our server was professional and attentive to our needs.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, food and portions.

i
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really like the servers at this restaurant. Their recommendations are spot on. Thanks Mark for the cheese board suggestions, they were delicious. The main entree on the specials menu was also yummy goodness. The sweet ending of Franjelica over butter pecan was the icing on the cake, so to speak. Great job!

P
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a nice dinner on the patio an a breezy early evening with appetizers of the stuffed peppers, grilled artichokes and fig and gorgonzola flatbread. All delicious. Pasta dishes included with clams, pomodoro and sausage. I had the grilled salmon served over spinach and orzo with a little lemon caper glaze. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Only two small comments. The table was quite small (bistro size) and a bit challenging to fit shared hors d'oevres. Service was good when they finally realized that we were there. We were the first party seated on the smaller patio and I guess they forgot to let the server know. Last visit to the restaurant I had a yummy cheesecake for dessert, sadly no carrot cake on the menu. We shared a slice of cheesecake, also good.

JC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service, food, ambiance

D
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was outstanding. Always a good time there.

BT
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service are always spot on. The place is sometimes rather noisy, but the experience is always worth it.

LC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. Wish I could go more often but somewhat pricey but you get what you pay for!!!

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, friendly staff and stellar food.

i
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. Thank you Rick for such excellent service and wonderful recommendations. Everything from start to finish was delicious!! I definitely recommend the cheese board and the summer corn agnolotti. The martinis were perfect for both a starter and a dessert finisher.

l
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice ambience, good manhattan and martini. Shrimp in Shrimp Romano was overcooked, as another reviewer said. Veal saltimbocca was tasty, although traditionally it should be rolled. Had slow-roasted broccoli as a side, and although onions had been slow-roasted with the broccoli, the texture was mushy. I should have known better; I like my veggies fresher and less cooked. Server was a pleasant young woman but she didn't ask us if we wanted to order drinks - I had to ask. I wonder if they were trying to move us through faster to seat incoming people; on the other hand alcohol is a higher-profit item for restaurants than the food so maybe not.

t
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our server, Larry, was very personable and attentive. The food was pretty boring, however. The fried calamari had a nice texture but not much flavor. The pizza which my daughter was told would be spicy was not. My husband and I each ordered the entree special. Again, it was good, but not very flavorful. Overall we had a nice evening, but were disappointed in the food.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Service was above average and the prices are good... This place is a hidden treasure that I found. Will be back real soon!

T
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Capers and Lemons. Right atmosphere, great appetizers, and fantastic food. It is always consistent. Great place.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very nice and accommodating as we had a young child. Atmosphere and food were excellent!

JR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lemon cocktails great. Food was good but the shrimp in Shrimp Romano was over cooked.