Hours: Lunch, Dinner: seven days
Open Late: Friday & Saturday till 11.
CLOSED. Flagship location of local "gourmet" pizza chain, popular for delivery.
If someone would have told me that the best grilled calamari in the city did not come from Greektown, but instead from a gourmet pizza chain, I would have slapped them silly. Imagine my surprise, then, when on two consecutive visits, the generous portions of squid (all body, no tentacles) served at Pizza Capri elicited appreciative murmurs all around. It was just charry enough, just smoky enough, and deliciously tender with a healthy squirt of lemon juice. In fact, nearly everything about this place surpassed my expectations for a chain business. Other appetizers went over well, including mushroom caps stuffed with spinach and goat cheese, and bruschetta topped with goat cheese and tomatoes tasting distinctively like olive oil. I also enjoyed the roasted eggplant mostaccioli, with a spicy tomato sauce and dotted with more fresh goat cheese. Of course, pizza is what the place is known for, and while their pesto lovers pie topped with pesto and large, juicy shrimp got an enthusiastic thumbs-up, a simple spinach pizza was just OK. The place is comfortingly understated, with checkered tablecloths, lots of wood, and one discreet television (when I was there it was showing a basketball game with the sound off).
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