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Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill

Enjoy a taste of a contemporary interpretation of the Mediterranean by Caprese. Step inside our calm and warm colored dining room to experience a menu that uses traditional ingredients and cuisine from the Mediterranean and delivers them to you in a way that you cannot find anywhere else in Old Town Alexandria.

You can still find your favorite traditional dishes like the Caprese salad, but reinterpreted with a creamy burrata mozzarella cheese. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try entrees that take ingredients from throughout the Mediterranean and deliver a flavor you will want to try over and over again.
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21 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
(21 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 21 reviews
5 stars
(5)
4 stars
(9)
3 stars
(3)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.6 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for outdoor dining(5)
  • neighborhood gem(4)
  • fit for foodies(3)
  • good for groups(3)
  • kid-friendly(3)
  • great for brunch(2)
Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill Reviews List
Review 1 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This is not a Mediterranean restaurant. This is a mostly American restaurant inside a hotel. Misleading info. This place should not be on Opentable."
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2006
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Review 2 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Weekend getaway

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We stayed at the hotel for the weekend. The food was very good and we really enjoyed the complimentary bottle of wine with two entres."
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 3 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2011
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Review 4 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2015
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Review 5 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 6 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2016
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2016
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Review 7 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great little secret

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The food here is unbelievably good. small menu, but very good. try the calamari, taste fresh. at the bar Aiden always remembers what you drink and your name not sure how he does it. the manager, Fred, always makes you feel like a long lost relative. not sure how they do this, but they are awesome. They have half price appetizers during happy hour. so my calamari was only $6. it was so good I ordered another. unfortunately, I couldn't eat two. a case of my eyes are bigger than my stomach. again a great neighborhood find"
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 8 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Not Mediterranean food

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Although many items on the menu are Mediterranean influenced, this is not a Mediterranean restaurant. That being said, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. It was a nice, quiet place to bring a large group of out of town guests to visit over dinner. I would just change the category so people know what to expect."
Dined on 10/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 9 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2011
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2011
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The restaurant is located inside Embassy Suites Hotel and was not set up for lunch at noon. No staff was there. We called before we went there to check on parking, but the hotel switchboard could not connect us to the restaurant. Open Table should remove this restaurant from its listing. Needless to say, we ate at another restaurant nearby."
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2011
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Review 10 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 11 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2012
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Review 12 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 13 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2015
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Review 14 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Restaurant Week Success

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/22/2015
 2014
Dined on 8/22/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My husband and I visited Caprese as part of Alexandria's restaurant week. They had a 2 for $35 special. For the appetizer, we had the spinach and artichoke dip. It was served bubbling hot and with plenty of little pita triangles. For entrees, we had the spicy jambalaya and the balsamic chicken. Both were very well done. It's a bit of a hard restaurant to find. The hotel in which it is located can be a bit of a maze, and the signage could be better. But, otherwise, good stuff!"
Dined on 8/22/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 15 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/22/2015
 2013
Dined on 7/22/2015
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/22/2015
 2013
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/18/2015
 2009
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Review 17 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Pleasant outdoor dining with tasty food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had a wonderful experience at Caprese. The staff is delightful, and attentive. Normally, I'm not a fan of hotel restaurants, and I had walked past the Embassy Suites a number of times and had no idea that they have a patio which is on a quiet courtyard as part of their dining room. It was so pleasant to sit outside but not have to listen to the traffic of Old Town. We had such fun, we returned the following week with friends, but got "rained out" from sitting outside. The staff accommodated our group of 6 in the lounge area, and provided the same attentive service we had experienced the time before. Everyone in the group was very happy with their meals. Their take on chicken nachos was a crowd-pleaser if you are looking for something to share."
Dined on 6/12/2015
 2004
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 18 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food was exceptional.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had the calimari and flatbread. Was very surprised to find this quality. Everything was excellent from the tiled floors.to the silverware."
Dined on 6/09/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 19 for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/29/2015
 2012
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Based on the average of (2) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
1 out of 1 recommend this product
Food 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Service 
2.5 / 5
(Good) 2.5 / 5
Ambiance 
2.5 / 5
(Good) 2.5 / 5
Noise Level
2.5 / 3
Energetic