about us

our story


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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. 23 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
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Awards


Best Italian Restaurant 2001-2014

Best of the Brazos Valley

The Eagle Best Italian Restaurant 2016-2018

The Eagle Reader’s Choice Award

Best Italian Restaurant 2011- 2018

Best of BCS Reader’s Choice – Best Downtown Destination

Aggie 100 Honoree

One of the fastest growing Aggie-owned companies in the world

Mayor's Downtown Impact Award

2002 – recognizing those who go above and beyond to contribute to the city’s business district

Newman 10 honoree

Fastest growing Bryan/College Station businesses

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Community


We believe in helping our community. Here's a partial list of groups & organizations we supported through donations:

  • Still Creek Ranch
  • CARPOOL
  • Scotty's House
  • Hospice - Brazos Valley
  • Anson Jones Elementary school
  • Sam Rayburn Elementary school
  • Harvey Mitchell Elementary school
  • Eagle Academy of Bryan
  • Brazos Christian School
  • Sam Houston Elementary
  • Jane Long Middle School Red Ribbon Campaign
  • St. Joseph Catholic School
  • Brazos County Community Action Agency
  • Harley Davidson Toy Run
  • Stagecenter
  • First United Methodist Church - Bryan
  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Special Olympics
  • Newspapers in Education
  • St. Joseph Cancer Center
  • Texas Forest Service
  • The Big Event
  • Knights of Columbus Council
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeast Texas
  • TAMU - Dept of Student Life
  • TAMU - Student Counseling Service - Health & Wellness Fair
  • TAMU RHA
  • TAMU Gender Issues Education Services
  • TAMU - Scavma Auxiliary
  • TAMU State Employee Charitable Campaign
  • Brazos Valley Troupe
  • March of Dimes
  • Junior League of B/CS
  • Cattle Baron's Ball - American Cancer Society
  • Ft. Worth A&M Club Scholarship/Coach's Night
  • Aggie Fighting Multiple Sclerosis
  • Hill Country Ride for AIDS
  • St. Thomas Early Learning Center
  • Bryan Police Bike Patrol
  • Pi Sigma Epsilon
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • National Nurses Week
  • Keep Brazos Beautiful
  • Young Life - Brazos Valley
  • Brazos Valley Public Purchasing Association
  • American Red Cross
  • OPAS Guild
  • Wellborn Lions Club
  • Ring Dance
  • First Baptist Bryan
  • Traditions Council
  • United Way
  • KAMU
  • Waller County Go Western Gala
  • Fiestas Patrias
  • B/CS Tennis Association
  • Radio MASH
  • City of Bryan Holiday Magic
  • Chi Omega Songfest
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  • HOURS

    LUNCH
    Monday - Friday: 11:00 - 2:00
    DINNER
    Monday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 9:00

  • CONTACT

    979.822.2675
    222 N Main St
    Bryan, TX 77803