caffe capri - 222 n main street

Aggie 100 - 2005 Honoree

Caffe Capri was opened on september 18, 1995 by rami cerone, Texas A&M class of 95, relying solely on money from credit card cash advances. It was a bold move, especially since downtown was not yet established. Sixteen years later however, this restaurant continues to grow and has won numerous awards such as 'Best Italian' and the 'Aggie 100' fastest growing businesses in the world.

The menu is a combination of recipes: some consist of items that come directly from the cerone family kitchen.  many are the result of rami constantly experimenting with different ingredients - what you see are the recipes that actually worked. The marinara sauce is a secret recipe from his fathers family. So secret in fact, that until november of 1995, his father would come twice a week just to make 30 gallons of sauce (but not before chasing everyone out of the kitchen). Thankfully however, business picked up and twice a week was no longer enough so rami finally learned the recipe. The open kitchen is there so you can see the food being prepared - we have nothing to hide.

We strive to be green and environmentally friendly. for example, we have switched from foam carry-out containers to those that are recyclable & biodegradeable. We recycle all of our cardboard and glass daily. We use recycled paper for our printing needs. We are striving to become a zero-waste business.

This building was originally a grocery store. However, only the tin ceiling remains original - the rest has been restored. The tables and columns are made of a stone called rose travertine that was taken from the interior of an old downtown bryan building. Upstairs, we offer a private banquet room that can seat up to 60 people. The music, although different for an italian restaurant, adds to the upbeat atmosphere and the unique decor.

We pride ourselves on our attentive and friendly customer service our staff wants caffe capri to become your favorite restaurant. Our biggest compliment is when customers bring back friends. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to exceed your expectations.

mangia and enjoy


Aggie 100 Winner - 2005     Newman 10 Award Winner - 2001