Shop Small Day 217: Capri Sogno

Despite the fact that I'm not even 1% Italian, I could eat pasta every day. Probably even every meal. That's why I am so excited that a new Italian restaurant opened in our town. We jumped at the chance to try Capri Sogno.

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Even though it's white table cloth and could easily call for a "date night" or fancy occasion, my kids and I didn't feel out of place dressed casually.

There are two floors for dining, and both have a gorgeous wood bar. The exposed brick walls add to the cozy atmosphere.

They'll start your table with bread with oil & parmesan, but the real treat is the cheese wedges with marinara you receive soon after ordering. I'm still not certain what kind of cheese it is, but it has an addictive little kick to it.

Dinner in a word? Delicious!

My daughter chose lasagne and is still talking about it a few days later! The portion was certainly large enough for her to take some for the next day's lunch (bonus for mom!). The sauce was a rich blend of beef & veal and perfectly cheesy. The lasagne was also our server's recommendation, but my daughter had decided well before she suggested it.

My son went the homemade rigatoni and vodka sauce. While my daughter is extremely tuned in to food quality and flavors, my son doesn't usually get too excited over many meals. Until this dish. He barely saved enough for lunch because he couldn't stay out of the leftovers when we got home.

The rigatoni itself is probably three times the size of store-bought, and I could have soaked up the creamy blush sauce with bread, or just a spoon! The rigatoni de casa may be my next order, but with an addition of shrimp.

That's not to say that I didn't love my linguini with red clam sauce, but that was just as wonderful as the other too. No canned chopped clams in this dish. There was a plethora of in-shell clams; there were more than enough to go with every bite.

Dinners included your choice of soup or house salad (we all chose the balsamic salad). I don't have a clue where they put it, but my kids split the watermelon Italian ice for dessert.

I was far too full for dessert, but they all but licked their glasses clean.

I wish I would have thought to take pictures (so enjoy the picture of Capri itself), I guess that just means I have to go back.

Lunch is calling my name: smaller pasta portions and paninis fill the lunch menu.

I can't imagine what Capri Sogno needs to improve on, but they're still in the stages of a "soft opening."

Get there soon, though. Once word gets out that they're open, expect long lines. By the time we left on a random Tuesday night, both dining rooms were full!

Welcome to Plainfield Capri Sogno. We are so glad to have you!

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Capri Sogno
24102 Lockport St.
Plainfield, IL
815.733.5815

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