Il Capriccio

4.8
3036 reviews
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Il Capriccio serves a constantly changing Northern Italian menu featuring local products with an award winning Italian wine and Grappa list. Though long considered a local secret, Il Capriccio has been the number one Northern Italian restaurant in Zagat's for the past seven years. The wine list has been featured in Decanter, Sante, Wine & Spirits and Stuff. The same menu is served in the Bar. We like to serve great food and great wine in a comfortable setting.
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New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the best. The food is awesome and the service is excellent. I had the lamb chops and my husband had the lasagne. We also had salad and dessert. Our waitress was a total pro. I wish I could eat here more often! And it's actually a quiet restaurant... unheard of these days.

DI
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster and Corn Risotto, Lasagna Bolognese with Mozzarella and Reggiano, Foie Gras Ravioli with Plums and the staple dish Giannone Chicken “Schnitzel”. All followed by a few desserts, are you kidding me! Simply the best! Chef Rich Barron and his team absolutely amaze every visit.

Hope to get back for another visit in August before the Lobster Risotto comes off the menu.

PF
New England
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service! Excellent spot for a relaxing dining experience! We have never been disappointed!

SB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have been here many times, mostly for special occasions. The food is consistently fantastic. The presentation and combinations of flavors is always great. Kind of on the pricey side, but well worth it.

ET
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been a long-time favorite although I hadn’t been there in a while. I was definitely NOT disappointed. The fig burrata was fabulous as was the veal. Many nice flavors from vegetables - wild mushrooms. Terrific!

j
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding. A meal you talk about all weekend.

M
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful meal at Il Capriccio. Everyone was so warm and welcoming and the food outstanding. We shared the lobster risotto to start. So good! Lobster is one of my favorites and was pleased to see big pieces of lobster meat in the dish. For dinner, I had the lamb chops and my husband had the chicken schnitzel. Both were well-presented and delicious. We weren't going to have dessert but the table next to us got one that looked too good to pass up. We ended up with the chocolate budino and so glad we go it. Can't wait to go back!

B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We have visited Il Capriccio many times and have always found it to be excellent. It is our go to restaurant for special occasions and sometimes for more routine nice dinners. Food is always excellent, wine list is great and service is top notch. Can't go wrong.

l
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came here for our anniversary. While we both enjoyed our dishes, I gave it a 4 for food because I'm vegetarian and aside from the salads, there was nothing else on the menu. I did enjoy the salad with beet, orange, avocado, candied walnuts, pecorino, and champagne vinaigrette. They were able to make the linguini dish with clams for me without the clams, which I appreciated but I would have liked to see some items that were originally vegetarian. I was aware of the me I before we went but we really wanted to try this restaurant. They had a wonderful wine selection and our server brought us a smaller sampling of cheeses for our appetizer as we felt the charcuterie board would've been too much meat for my husband to eat alone.

RP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic restaurant for business dinners, family events or special occasions. Food was unique and amazing!

EL
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

As usual, both food and drinks were excellent. Staff was very considerate. We enjoyed thr evening.

T
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Tiny table in a corner, too close to adjacent table. Service friendly, but not attentive; a long time till ordering food. A bit loud voices. Food delicious as always.

L
New England
33 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Il Capriccio in the past (but not frequently) and live about 8 miles away. Solid Italian choice that has always been a thumbs up. Tonight the staff was especially kind. It was a birthday dinner for my wife and we had some travel issues with one guest. The hostess (Nattia sp?) was fantastic. She made sure our reservation was not affected with the significant Amtrak delays and was so pleasant to deal with. She also made our table festive once we arrived- Thank You!

Our meals were excellent. The salads and octopus well plated and tasty. Entrees also excellent. Lasagna Bolognese was especially favored. Nice touch with birthday desert!!

We all were happy to dine here tonight.

J
New England
39 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our “go to” restaurant for business meals. It never fails to impress important clients. The fine dining atmosphere combined with artful food and vast wine list helps to “seal the deal” every time!
Thank you Il Capriccio for maintaining such a high level of dining for all these years.

G
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robert, our wait person, once again was fabulous. He remembered us, what wine I liked and made wonderful suggestions for dinner. As expected, the appetizers and dinner was superb. Unfortunately, we did not have time for dessert and cappuccino. Next time!

a
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great July menu, perfectly executed. Highly recommend the blue fish if it stays on the menu this summer. Kudos went to duck and veal dishes as well. Charcuterie platter was great, but not truly special. Caprese salad needed basil and something like balsamic -- were they unintentionally left off or not planned to be there? Just so so, but the mozzarella was very good. Save room for budino dessert.

s
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food is excellent but the experience was ruined by the poor service. I have enjoyed the place better at the bar.

U
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Capriccio doesn't disappoint. There's a reason its been around for years. Great food, solid service, quiet atmosphere.

RB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Always a treat to go. My wife's favorite dish... period... is the Mushroom Soufflé. It's a great place to celebrate our anniversary. Been going there for over 25 years.

DH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and enjoyed the delicious food paired with a fabulous wine!! Dessert was extra special when our waitress surprised us with special attention!!
We highly recommend this very special dining experience!!

OT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Stuffed zucchini blossoms were great! So was everything else!❤️

J
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner. Very enjoyable and the food was excellent.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always have a great meal here.

R
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This really is one of the very best restaurants in all of the Boston area. Not cheap but well worth it for a special occasion.

PC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food! Plenty of parking. Celebrating birthday so they decorated table and chef sent complimentary appetizer, special zucchini flowers. So many wonderful entrees made it hard to choose one. Will have to come back again!

KL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. They made a birthday a true celebration. Thank you. Best meal also!

b
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently outstanding restaurant. Wonderful, inventive dishes. A place to go again and again.

m
New England
283 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always have a Great dinner here and today was no exception. Appetizers are unique and always very good to say the least especially the Octopus and Escargot which you can not get everywhere. Main course of Duck and the Bass were cooked just as requested. Wine choices also variable and fairly priced. Great time and we will be back Soon!

J
New England
29 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

25th Anniversary Dinner

Thank you from the Cranes...they had a wonderful dinner and very appreciative of staff and their attentiveness

D
Indiana
116 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints!
From the fabulous warm welcome to the incredible summer menu your dining experience will be phenomenal!
Whenever I’m in Waltham I MUST eat dinner here—nothing like it anywhere!!
Kudos to an excellent dining establishment!!

RL
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Il Capriccio was truly excellent in all respects. The cocktails were beautifully made, the wine was ordered on the suggestion of our waitress and was perfect for the meal, the duck was outstanding and accompanied by beautiful vegetables, and the dessert- the chocolate granita- was one of the best I've ever tasted. My son agreed. All together, a 5-star culinary experience. Bravo Il Capriccio.

d
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had halibut it was the best. The summer menu is awesome

JF
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant! We have been 5/6 times now and it is consistently delicious!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a business dinner for 10 with one days notice. They were amazing. I talked to the wine steward Jan. Who came in on her day off to make sure we were well attended to. We had a private room. Which was needed for the meeting. The food was amazing. Our group particularly liked the Duck steak, cod and vegan mains. And I particularly liked the salmon and anchovy app. Oh and wine by the glass options were both delicious and affordable. Can’t say enough good things. The group loved it the meeting went well. And everyone was talking about what a great night out it was for days

E
New England
37 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, as usual! Excellent service, as usual. A major gem of Greater Boston.

TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our son’s 21st birthday...great place to celebrate special occasions or just to get a great meal. Our waitress Lesley was wonderful!

O
New England
197 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a good place for a celebration. It was our anniversary, and when we arrived at our table, there was a dusting of red heart glitter on the table cloth. Very nice touch. The octopus appetizer was excellent, and I enjoyed my gnocchi with clams and mussels. But there were only three clams and three mussels and they are relatively inexpensive, so I would have preferred to have a few more on the plate. My wife very much enjoyed her swordfish. We'll be back.

N
New England
41 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The only thing better than the food is the service provided by many many people. The hostess, the water/bread/bus guy, and of course, our server....so accommodating and appreciative of their customers. We both started with pasta. I had the Bolognese and my BF had the ravioli. Both big hits! We both ordered the duck. Cooked perfectly and the sauce was delicious. We both can’t wait to go back!

z
New England
156 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We've been here many times over the years and were disappointed that the food and service weren't as good as in the past. Food was bland, not in any way distinguished. The fennel salad was prettily presented but lacked flavor. My Bolognese was fine, but again not very flavorful. My husband felt the same, although the friends we were with said they'd enjoyed their meals. The service was okay but a bit clumsy. A shame, as the quiet atmosphere makes it a good place for conversation.

JR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and even better wine list...for celebrations!

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