Capri

You’d never expect to find such a nice restaurant tucked away behind the Wal-mat on Keystone, but Capri (a member of Indianapolis Originals, so bonuis points to start with) is a great way to get your Italian fix. The decor is warm, there’s a large fireplace in the bar, and a recent patio additionwould make for a lovely evening dinign al fresco. With a location close to Keystone at the Crossing, Chris guessed that “a lot of power lunches happen here”, and the atmosphere has that dark-wood-yellow-wall rich sort of feel to it. Staff is excellent with wine reccomendations, and we enjoyed glasses of merlot and cabernet. It was a cool rain late summer afternoon, so reds seemed appropriate.

Chris ordered and loved the pollo con salsiccia (chicken with sausage). The rosemary was excellent, and who doesn’t love italian sausage? My pasta, penetta boscaiola, was penne, tomatoes, and portabella mushrooms—very fresh, very light, and just what i wanted. It just takes a look at Capri’s menu to see that they cater to many tastes. Several meatless entrees make this a very vegetarian-friendly menu, and the offerings go from spicy to beefy to light to creamy.

In our never-ending quest to find the city’s best tiramisu (sigh…still looking…we’ll just have to keep ordering dessert), we were pleased but not convinced. We may have to try it again, just to make sure. And we probably will. Although Chris did bring his parents back to Capri for a repeat visit, he regrettably forgot what they ordered. This may be because they returned home to find nine inches of water in the basement (it was a dark and story night) but at least they had some carbs to work off…

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