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“Two got sick on Crab Cakes”

Capparelli's On Main
Ranked #307 of 5,109 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Reviewed 6 February 2015

We tried this restaurant with a family group. For most of us the food was OK, and the waiter was very attentive. I was disappointed in the Pizza because it was a thick-crust type; however, I should have asked before I ordered. Two of our party had Crab Cakes and when they got home they got sick to their stomachs. Most people judge a restaurant based on one meal. My wife and I have sometimes tried a restaurant a second time when the first visit was so-so, and we are sometimes pleasantly surprised. But we draw the line when someone gets sick from a restaurant's food. We will not be giving Capparelli's On Main a second chance.

Date of visit: February 2015
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Thank Phil S
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Reviewed 1 February 2015

My wife and stopped into Capparelli's while visiting the area on a business trip. I had a meatball entrée and my wife had the Chicken Marsalis. The food was ok, if a bit bland. The service however was solid. The place has a nice atmosphere and is clean. Its entirely possible I had a menu item that maybe wasn't a house specialty.

Date of visit: January 2015
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1  Thank Cory K
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Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

This is a hole in the wall Italian place that has the best Italian food around! The staff is great, and the atmosphere is family and friends. I try to go here every time I come to San Antonio.

Thank Whitespy
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Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

We went in on New Years Eve and they graciously found us a table. Service friendly and outstanding. Food was great. Relaxing and festive atmosphere. Went back after the Alamo Bowl and tried the pizza. Excellent! Live music perfect for a romantic evening.

Date of visit: January 2015
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2  Thank VOLUNTEERMOM
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Reviewed 14 December 2014

Grace is what's missing in most San Antonio dining experiences, but here they exude it in spades. The food is quality, but what makes this place stand out is its exceptional service and warm ambiance. The space is intimate yet not cramped, and the staff are clearly all on the same page, moving through the two-story setting like rehearsed actors in a play. Their level of polish is commendable, both for the staff themselves and the manager training them.

Our waitress was Asia, and our group was seriously impressed by her understated grace, amiability, and attention to detail. Though this is a relatively small restaurant and that makes harmony more readily achievable, restaurant managers and servers alike could learn a lot by having a meal here on a busy Friday or Saturday evening. It's a great place for a group of adults, a family, or a date.

Go early to avoid a wait, and don't be in a huge rush. They seem to take extra care in the preparation process, so if you are in a hurry, go somewhere plastic. If you want a more original ambiance and personalized aura, give Capparelli's On Main a try.

Date of visit: December 2014
2  Thank Russell B
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