certainly was a year to remember. Gasoline had reached a record
high of 64 cents a gallon, John Travolta was making it big
in the hit movie "Saturday Night Fever" and Jimmy
Carter was urging Americans to respond to the energy crises
with the "moral equivalency of war". Over half the
population of the country watched "Roots" and the
first episode of the "Love Boat" aired.
here in High Point, history of another kind was being made
at a little deli which opened its doors at 1211 Greensboro
Road. The Triad was about to get its first taste of true New
Jersey style Italian deli fare.
story behind Capra's Italian Deli is that of a family transplanted
from their home in New Jersey, a place of corner deli's, neighborhood
grocery stores and butcher shops to High Point, North Carolina,
a place sorely lacking in those very same amenities.
to be thwarted by so minor an obstacle as geography, Tony
Capra settled on a solution that would have far reaching effects,
not only on the Capra family, but on the Triad culinary scene
as well. He decided to open a deli that his wife Connie would
run, a deli based on the Capra family's long standing tradition
of making their own homemade sausage, the same delicious sausage
you'll find at the deli today.
match the unparalleled excellence of their sausage a full
line of Boar's Head brand provisions including, cappicola
(a spicy ham), sopressata, proscuitto (another type of ham),
Genoa salami, and provolone was added, along with a wide selection
of authentic Italian grocery products and homemade breads
deli remained at the Greensboro Road address for the next
twenty three years, building a loyal and devoted following
in the community. The deli was small and offered takeout only,
and many of the patrons expressed their desires for a combination
deli - restaurant where they could come for lunch or a light
dinner. The Capra's looked around for a location in the area
that would offer them the best economic opportunity while
keeping them as close to their customers as possible. In 2000
they moved the deli to is present location at 2640 Willard
Dairy Road, in the Deep River Business Center.
twice the size of the old deli, Capra's can seat 48 people.
Old customers have found their way to the new location, undoubtedly
drawn by cravings only Capra's can satisfy and new customers
continue to discover what the real difference between a family
run deli and a franchised sandwich shop really is.
you want to experience this difference yourself and become
part of ongoing history, don't waste another second. Get over
to Capra's Italian Deli and Julio, Mary and Connie will make you
part of the 'Capra' dining family. You're mouth and tummy
will be forever grateful.