Il Capriccio

4.7
2877 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
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.
What 2877 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
LD
New England
68 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Never disappoints. The food is amazing and the people could not be any nicer. Always a pleasure! Thank you!!

Report
Helpful
M
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Il Capriccio. Wonderful food and excellent service. I would certainly recommend it to others.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

Report
Helpful
J
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Our appetizers, house cured gravlax and charcuterie platter of salumi, were both very good. However, our main courses, Staler Chicken and linguini with clam sauce and mussels were both very salty. The management was kind enough to take one of them off the bill. Service was good but not great.
Being the day after Valentine's Day may have just been a letdown . Chalk it up to an off night. We've been before and will return again.

Report
Helpful
JS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Note: Noise level rating should be "excellent" but rating scale of survey unclear.

Report
Helpful
KT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Waiter helpful and friendly even on a busy Valentines Day evening.

Report
Helpful
BR
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I ate at Il Capriccio on Valentine's Day, 2019, our first time eating there. Due to my not reserving a table sufficiently in advance--I did so on the 4th--I reserved a table for 5:15 PM. (We were otherwise looking at after 9 PM.) The waiter was thoughtfully attentive, helpful and naturally caring. The food was somewhere between "good and excellent", but primarily excellent, depending on the item. My girlfriend had sole which I did not taste and which she apparently felt could have been improved upon. But in certain ways that's sole, isn't it? I had veal which was excellent, as were the mussels (shared), the side vegetables (for each of us), a salad she had, and the chocolate cake and ice cream dessert (again, shared and also superb). Hey, it's not an inexpensive place, so go expecting to spend some money. In a word (or six), we had a very lovely time. It's possible that the dining room would have become more noisy over the course of the evening. However, as it turned out, the early hour worked very well for us.

Report
Helpful
A
New England
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have loved this restaurant for decades. The hostess is warm and personable. Waiters are great with their descriptions of the dishes and knowledgeable about the wine list.

Report
Helpful
B
New England
72 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Capriccio never fails to impress. Whether ordering an old standard from the menu - the divine porcini souffle - or something new, the food is always impeccably prepared and served.

Report
Helpful
1
New England
88 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are always delighted when we get to dine here, and try to make reservations well in advance, it continues to be a sought after night out! I first heard about Il Capriccio over 30 years ago! I've never had a bad meal, they change their menu and wine offerings, always keeping it interesting. I noticed the staff had even updated their wine selection recommendations, which leads me to believe Richie runs a great place, he conscientiously makes sure everyone is involved and knowledgeable. We love the bar, with Lydia, when Liz, the hostess can create a space for us, which she does so deftly! Recently we enjoyed the dining room in a cozy corner table with friends...just wish it were in Vinnie's section! ;-) Such a treat!

Report
Helpful
O
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always really good! Food,service and the presentation right on!

Report
Helpful
e
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been to this restaurant many times, but it had been a couple of years since my last visit. Delighted to report that the food is still excellent! Had the veal osso bucco (not in a tomato sauce) and it was just delicious. Pacing of the meal was perfect. Go and enjoy!

Report
Helpful
HL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is constituently delicious. I like that each meal has it's own accompaniments included. The atmosphere is cozy and warm.

Report
Helpful
s
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extremely impressive displays of cooking skills, and the saucework in particular is outstanding, intensely and imaginatively flavored. And nothing oversalted, which is practically unique.

Report
Helpful
P
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and Sevice. Highly recommend and the octopus appetizer is a must

Report
Helpful
J
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Il Capriccio has long been one of our favorite restaurants. The food provided is generally excellent. We were served by Jodi on this occasion. We had lamb chops which were very good and actually took two of them home for later consumption. Drinks were served and of good quality. I cannot think of anything negative to report.

Report
Helpful
G
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food and a deep wine list! Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a delicious find. I had foi gras with caramelized onions. Then I had amazing lamb chops. My food was $50 and I had a martini and a Manhattan another $30. I'm going back!

Report
Helpful
ES
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food. Richie Baron is one of the best chefs in the Boston area

Report
Helpful
PE
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

food was very good, but my two other diners do not eat fish and there were too many appetizers and main dishes with seafood in them, way too many.

Report
Helpful
d
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been there several times and the food is consistently excellent. The staff and level of service is great and the dining rooms are warm and inviting. They have a very good wine list and the prices are fair. A lovely place whether with friends or just out after a long work week.

Report
Helpful
L
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our evening at the restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. We look forward to returning simply for great meal.

Report
Helpful
F
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant, our guest said it was the best duck he had ever eaten, my husband loved his Osso Bucco and my chicken schnitzel was amazing! My only thing wax I didn’t really get the egg, next time I will pull it to the side!! We will happily return!

Report
Helpful
DI
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken Schnitzel is absolutely superb! I have had dinner here many times, but always decided not to order chicken. Finally made the jump and not one regret. Chef Rich Barron prepares each dish with perfection. Can’t wait to our next visit.

Report
Helpful
LB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ll Capriccio is our ‘go-to’ restaurant for both special ocasiona and just as an excuse to treat ourselves to a fabulous meal. We are lucky enough to be within walking distance! From the warm greetings of the attentive staff to the beautifully appointed tables to the truly marvelous food (beautifully presented) the entire experience is one you always rely on to be first rate.

Report
Helpful
g
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Appetizers & entrees were outstanding, dessert a little disappointing.
Service a bit on the slow side, probably because it was so crowded

Report
Helpful
SM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reunion with old friends

Report
Helpful
R
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

This has been consistently a very good restaurant, but my experience this time was anything but. The service was uninterested in our table and the Osso Bucco was truly mediocre. I will eat here again and hope for better.

Report
Helpful
BB
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to Il Capriccio for twenty years. Always excellent. Last week my husband and I enjoyed a wonderful night out at this favorite place. Mussels were perfect and broth was great for dipping the bread. I had the Cod and my husband had the Schnitzel. Both very different but delicious. Wine was paired perfectly...thanks Lydia. Then we had the Baked Alaska which featured walnut ice cream....original and tasty. Can’t say enough about Il Capriccio...I think the best in Boston!!!

Report
Helpful
m
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Cappricci has been our favorite restaurant since it first opened. It's always reliably wonderful!

Report
Helpful
JN
New England
32 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Capriccio has delicious, old fashioned French food. The wait staff ia able to make suggestions about the food and the wines. All in all, a great night out!

Report
Helpful
MV
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family celebrated my husband's birthday and everything was just perfect! Loved the birthday confetti on the table too! The vegetarian plate for my daughter was excellent as always. The other entrees were so delicious also. The service was wonderful. Can't wait to go back!

Report
Helpful
J
New England
38 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner last night. The new version of the fritter was memorable (very similar to a type of tempura in Japan); grey sole, one of our all time favorites is back with French lentils but with salsa on the fish. I used the salsa for the lentils and it was a wonderful contrast with the slightly sweet, delicate fish. The ruby red dot of salsa on the cream colored fish was very pretty. My husband had the Salmon with the Scotch sauce which was also wonderful. We had fettuccine bolognese as the other appetizer (which I can’t miss; it is the most wonderful dish). The dessert Crostata was also astonishingly refreshing after the full dinner.
We barely talked during the meal; your food just commanded our attention. Later we did marvel at your team’s ability to retain such a high level of consistency every single day for 38 years. It is a truly impressive feat.
We renewed our vow to bring more friends to your restaurant because the food enriches our lives so much. We are now on a mission.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way!

Report
Helpful
D
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at Il Capriccio with my family. No place else we’d rather be!

Report
Helpful
B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Capricio, as always, was a wonderful dining experience. The menu is outstanding, the preparation was perfect, and the staff was courteous and helpful. The ambiance makes it a very comfortable atmosphere for a wonderful dining experience. My favorite restaurant in the area.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual and as expected, Il Capriccio provides a superb dining experience! The cuisine is consistently outstanding and highly creative in its preparation and presentation.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Predictably good food. Professional service. Always a treat!

Report
Helpful
KA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and will definitely go back. Delicious, tasty food. Excellent service and cozy atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
GM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is always very good to excellent. On of my favorite places for a meal, whether it’s at the bar or one of the many dinning rooms.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
72

Tweets by Il Capriccio