Since Italian restaurants are relatively plentiful throughout the United States and particularly in large Northern American cities we at times have a tendency to believe and/or think it is easy to make a good Italian meal. Nothing can be further from the truth. Creating an excellent sauce is one of the most difficult goals to reach in the culinary world; and that is why I enjoy when I find a good experience and then being able to share it.
Capri Ristorante in Burr Ridge is an overall delightful dining experience highlighted by a superb series of sauces. The sauce that deserves the highest recommendation on this menu is the marinara sauce. This sauce is authentic, bold and memorable. Most of the time going in the simple direction is the best direction to drift in with an entrée, so the spaghetti with marinara will leave you feeling beyond satisfied.
The most elaborate entrée I tasted was the Parpadella Boscailola. It's a large flat pasta smothered in tomatoes, spinach and veal. It was very good. The Lasagna portion is gigantic, so prepare thy stomach for a whirlwind of wonderful tastes, but know you have to take about a three hour walk to wear it off. Chicken Parmesan (otherwise known at this location as the Denis Savard - if you are a hockey fan you will appreciate the menu note) and Chicken Marsala are both excellent.
A highlight appetizer is the Pepe Rosso Ripieni. The roasted red pepper dish is absolutely noteworthy on the palette; and quite honestly it could serve as a I must go back there entrée.
Overall, Capri Ristorante Burr Ridge is a wonderful night out whether you are with a large family contingent or on a date with your loved one.
The ambiance is splendid and quite true to the Italian in décor. It's a lively, but not loud event of a meal.
Valet parking is available, although a gracious and welcoming parking lot awaits if you don't want to valet park.
Prices are reasonable and the service is excellent. The location is easy to get to as it is right off the I-55.
Make a way to check out this wonderful restaurant location.
324 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge, Illinois
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