Capers & Lemons

4.7
934 reviews
$30 and under
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.
Patio requests are acknowledged but not guaranteed. Even when requesting outdoor seating, we may have to accommodate you in our main dining room.
Please contact us directly at 302-256-0524, if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 6.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 934 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BeverlyC
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Food mediocre. Excellent service.

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vipYemar
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Quinn made our time on the patio a pleasure. Food very good as usual.

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CherylB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Celebrated a friend's birthday with great food, wonderful service, and great ambience. And, the tiramisu is to die for!

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vipDonna
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Got to sit outside and it was beautiful. Food was delicious. Server was a little awkward but efficient.

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PaulR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

As always all above average, from service, food and value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another delicious meal, enjoyed by all! They made my husband’s birthday special with a sparkly dessert!

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viprosemaryd
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was outstanding! The reason why I continue to come back again and again.

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vipMarcieK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Slow service

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vipHerm
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Friday evening, table was ready, no wait. Always a good thing. The four of us enjoyed salmon, pasta, chicken salad. All meals were good. Server and support service made the meal a very nice experience

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vipelliej
Philadelphia
94 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had wanted to eat outdoors but all tables were taken. Indoor dining was fine. The indoor space was crowded and had low noise level. Food was delicious and service was quick and efficient. We love Capers & Lemons and go there often.

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vipRedvette
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always a great place, food is outstanding, service is very good!!

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MaryR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great Italian food. The open porch is lovely on a summer’s day.

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JoannM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The quality of the food and service is excellent!

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vipBugged
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

Friends had recommended the restaurant as well as Nick, the waiter. We were seated on the patio which was very busy. They reassigned Nick to be our server and we were so appreciative. Many restaurants would not rearrange assignments, but C&L did and we were delighted. Nick is energetic, happy, loves his job which makes for an excellent waiter. We got an appetizer of shrimp scampi which was very good. And then we shared the tuna entree which was out of this world delicious. We also shared a bottle of very good white wine….they had 2 Chardonnay’s and this was the $45ish bottle. We would love to have relaxed and had dessert but unfortunately, there was a table of 9 people surrounding us and they were beyond acceptable LOUD! They girls had several drinks, the men just had water or beer and they only had appetizers and a couple of salads. One man was dressed in hospital scrubs which would have suggested a table of professionals. This was at 7:00 and beyond (basically the dinner hour). It was super loud and then it started to rain causing them to pull their table closer, me to move my seat around back, and the restaurant to lower the plastic sides. The noise was beyond belief…..and of course since that table was so extremely loud, everyone else became loud. It became physically painful which I’ve never experienced before. I’m sure we could have moved inside but it was dark and cold so we left without enjoying the meal or restaurant. Very sad because the food was excellent.

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vipAaaaOooo
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you!

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MiddletownGuest
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Enjoyed a delicious dinner in one of their quiet corner booth tables, however, the noise level was super intense. Could hardly hear one another across our table.

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vipJulianneH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were outstanding.

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CharlesM
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good as usual. The food and service are always excellent

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pat13
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and service. Started with baked clams to share. I had ravioli and husband had shrimp scampi.
Restaurant is looking a little worn, but happy they
Made it thru pandemic.

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Ovenbird
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from start to finish was amazing. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and attentive but not overbearing, and the atmosphere was vibrant but classy. We will definitely eat there again!

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JaniceC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner. The Short ribs were the best!! ALso our server Nick was exceptional.

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vipDebbieF
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and our server was very attentive with a great personality.

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AndrewW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The ambience was great for an Anniversary dinner. Nice touch with the hostess to tell us Happy Anniversary when we sat down in the most perfect location in the restaurant.
Our waiter, Nicholas was very good. Just enough conversation and sense of urgency and professionalism but would stay with you to keep small talk if you engaged him in conversation.
The food was excellent. The salmon was borderline salty with the kosher salt but very flavorful and portion size was just right.
The tiramisu, short ribs, panna cotta, antipasti board and wine were exceptional. Would highly recommend the restaurant and we will be back for future reservations.

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TraversFan
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Emily is an excellent server. Knew when to remove dishes prior to food arriving, courteous, knowledgeable and very fun.
Food as always was excellent! Nice to finally find good Italian food!

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GCapfromPa
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a good experience at Capers and Lemons. Was with a table of 8. I had the veal saltimbocca which was excellent, but I thought the pasta portion was very small.

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AlanK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food and excellent service. Will return and recommend to others.

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Chesapeakeguy
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

TRULY awesome as usual! Our “go to” place for date nights, for years!!! Always special and memorable!

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Fooddude
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food as usual. Slow delivery of meal.

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vipDeedee
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently a great place to go - so glad to be able to eat there again post-COVID.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Our server, Larry, was amazing - personable and professional!
Truly was a great evening to celebrate our birthday! Our table was right next to the kitchen entrance (with the servers saying "Corner" every time they came out to prevent a crash....) It would have been better if we sat elsewhere (or there is no table here?!)

The chef's special was amazing and dessert with firework candle really provided a nice SPARK to the evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Party of four women for a friend’s get together. Our group was able to linger with the server accommodating the pace we set. Three of us ordered multiple appetizers for our main entree. Generous portions and great selection! Recommend C&L for those who prefer a lighter meal.

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Will be back. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and it was perfect. Very memorable.

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and the whole experience was enhanced by the friendly staff, efficient service and beautiful atmosphere! Not only was the food delicious, but the wine selections were outstanding. The porch was lovely with window boxes overflowing with summer blooms, and even though a rain shower occurred, we were comfortable and dry. The cloudburst was followed by a full rainbow! What more could one ask for on a romantic summer evening?

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vipRobertB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very positive

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RobynT
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Upscale Italian. Food was excellent as was the service. Portions were right sized and not wasteful.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food. Friendly staff! Definitely worth a visit.

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vipYemar
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service as usual starting with a lovely hostess and great waitress - Felicia. Very good meal and drinks.

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MikeJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

It was a very nice meal. I had the stuffed hot peppers as a starter and it was very very good. Peppers tender and stuffed with meat seasoned nicely and it was just the right size. My wife had a salad and we ordered the crusted chicken and salmon, both of which were cooked to the right degree, very good seasoning and I would recommend. The place was busy and the staff a bit over-loaded but were pleasant and reactive.

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KevinK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the food was outstanding! Everyone enjoyed their meals. We were celebrating a retirement and had a great time. I would suggest anyone who hasn't been here to give it a try - you won't be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Capers & Lemons using the Order Online button. Capers & Lemons also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 256-0524.

Capers & Lemons is rated 4.7 stars by 934 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.