Spork Rating: 4
- Neighborhood: Brookline Village
- Cuisine: Italian
- Price: Cheap Eats. Just about everything under $10
- Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-6pm
- Reservations: No
- Recommended For Dining With: Infants, toddlers, kids
Sometimes you crave a simple and delicious plate of pasta, with a really, really good sauce…but just don’t feel like spending the hours required to pull off a batch of sauce (not to mention the accompanying meatballs). Enter Bottega di Capri, a casual, kid-friendly Italian restaurant in Brookline Village that gives you countless pasta, panini and sandwich options, plus design-your-own antipasti–all at affordable prices. Bottega di Capri recently started very casual table service, so go ahead and settle the family in at one of the restaurant’s 10-ish tables or counter seats. A few minutes later, the staff will stop by with the menu, take and bring your order to your table and you can start digging in.
No need for bottled water–there’s always a couple of pitchers of tasty tap water available in the cooler behind the counter. Just ask the counter staff for one of the pitchers and grab some of the plastic cups to the left of the display cooler.
Lovely. Staff always greets junior with a smile, and the speedy service is a great pace for hungry kiddos. If your little ones are interested in a little action while you wait for your meal, you can stand in front of the big display case and watch the sandwiches and antipasti be assembled on the spot.
This is Italian deli and pasta central–at a price to keep everyone happy. With more than 20 sauce options to perk up your pasta, and lovingly layered sandwiches and panini, the fresh and filling ingredients are served simply, along with big, fluffy slabs of Italian bread. You can’t go wrong with:
- Your favorite pasta variety with just about any sauce (we like the Vodka and Riviera)
- Meatball anything
- Prosciutto di Parma sandwich
There’s no kid’s menu, but every pasta order is big enough to feed two kids, as are the sandwiches. If the choices on the menu aren’t floating your boat, feel free to create your own concoction–every dish is prepared to order.
- JFK Birthplace
- Boston University
- Boston College
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Longwood Medical Area
- Riverway/Olmstead Parks
- Larz Anderson Park
- Easy entrance/access for strollers
- High chairs
- T accessible
- Kid’s menu
- T accessible via the Green Line’s Brookline Village Station
- There’s usually plenty of metered parking on Harvard St., surrounding side streets, as well as several municipal lots within 2 blocks.