Our Albany FavoriteLove it! Has a grotto feel to it. Food is always good, fresh and interesting.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat setting for a businessGreat setting for a business meeting- ambiance was conducive to productive interaction with those in my party6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceFood was delicious and service was flawless. Would come here again anytime!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our favoriteThis is one of our favorite restaurants, the food and the service is always outstanding. We usually dine there on special occations5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMnice evening for our groupout with a group of six friends. shared wine and appetizers. most everyone got dinners too.
people like they also had appetizer sized portions of dinner entrees.
great that we could all sit together and hear conversation without yelling at each other.
food was excellent. waiter took the time to explain dishes and was very patient with questions.
it looks like you stepped into a place right in Italy.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA Warm Refuge On A Rainy NightOur first time at Cafe Capriccio was an excellent experience. Began with a bottle of Chianti, ( Sangiovese sp? ) Beans & Greens &
an Antipasto. Excellent. Dinners 2 orders of Ravioli with Gorgonzola & Walnuts ( a special of the nite ) Pasta with Shrimp and Calimari and Risotto with Duck. It was 4 thumbs up for the dinners. Being completely full, there was no room for dessert, unfortunately, but maybe next time. The only thing I'd change is where we sat. I'd move away from the bar because when groups came to the bar, it got very noisy and difficult to talk. Other than that, service was great including strong knowledge of the menu and its components. We would definitely go back.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVery professional staff. VeryVery professional staff. Very comfortable old world charm and intimate setting. Loved the fact the server would make recommendations when asked. There were four of us and two had pasta and two had the fish special. We were surprised by the size of the bowl of pasta, it was large so some was taken home. The fish special was special. A memorable dinner and will definitely go back.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ExperienceWe had dinner for my son's graduation at Café Capriccio, Albany, NY. The restaurant is charming, the food outrageous and the service was friendly, helpful and efficient. A definite gem.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing choicesThe menu is varied and traditional italian. There are many choices even for vegetarians. The greens and beans were spicy and fresh tasting. The eggplant was baked versus fried and delicious. Our server recommended the strawberry salad to give our taste buds are rest and was right on. The pasta in squid ink was the best we ever had, plenty of squid and the inky sauce was spiced to perfection. The bread pudding was creamy and full of fruit, served warm with marscapone was the perfect ending to a wonderful meal.
The staff made us feel welcome and well-taken care of. They checked on us many times without rushing us. We had not been there in two years and it felt like we had been in last week. Can't wait for my next business trip to Albany.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid performance.Me--Montepulciano red, Calamari salad, Veal scallopini, Rhubarb pie & Gelato, Espresso
She--Riesling wine, Duck & risotto,
Everything clicked! Entrees were stand out as was the espresso.
The location is convenient to the Capitol and downtown hotels.
Attentive owner and staff.
We look forward to visiting again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectly DeliciousFood was great! We had Motz and Tomato salad which was yummy but not enough tomatoes and you put on your own dressing. I had Shrip and spinich rosotto my husband had the Tuan special.... both were super yummy... the best was the taramisu soooo good! :) I had put a little note on my opentable reservation that it was our anniversary and they put a candle in our dessert... that was nice. :)5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious, theThe food was delicious, the service was impeccable and in the span of two hours the atmosphere transitioned seamlessly from quiet and cozy to energetic and lively. My colleagues and I who were here on business from out of town thoroughly enjoyed the experience.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat fresh food and greatGreat fresh food and great service. The owmer is so good.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood. as usual, was excellentFood. as usual, was excellent and service very professional and friendly. It is one of our favorite places to eat.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Lovely ambiance, amazing food, kind service, relatively quiet w/o seeming too dead, and overall perfect for a romantic dinner away with your significant other or w/ a few friends.
Be prepared for street parking though, and you may miss it on this unassuming block (the street layout is quite odd).4/24/2013 12:00:00 AM5 Stars all aroundThe service staff was very attentive without being to in your face. From the appetizers to the dessert the food was excellent. My girlfriend and I have already recommended Cafe Capriccio to our friends. Thanks for a great night out.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMIt actually was great untilIt actually was great until the end of the evening on the way home when they called and said they forgot to charge us for the drinks at the bar before dinner. Of course, we were the only couple they called so we got stuck with the entire bill of $84.00. Shame on them - won't go back again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food, pleasantOutstanding food, pleasant wait staff, very special feel...4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI liked our service the best:I liked our service the best: a "shared" service staff; but at times it became confusing when we had asked one waiter for bread, who had forgotten, and had to re-order a second time, and another server had asked the same questions as the prior one with respect to water, etc. I think if we had been told at the beginning that we could expect several waiters/waitresses, it would have taken away the confusion. I had to ask for the names of our servers, as they were not offered initially. But erring on the side of attention to the customer, it was a great experience. The descriptions provided by the staff of the menu had much depth and imagination. The food (although expensive) was delicious and exceeded expectation. I would definitely return.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCapriccio continues its longCapriccio continues its long tradition of fine dining, with its creative selections and wonderfully balanced flavors. Staff is, as always through its history, professional, friendly and the righ balance of formality and informality. Still the best restaurant in the region.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOur family had a very enjoyableOur family had a very enjoyable Easter Dinner. The wine was excellent and the fixed price menu satisfied everyone. We enjoyed the food we took home for another dinner of equal size. We enjoyed the classical opera music but was glad when it was switched to orchestral . A little less opera would be appreciated. We will come back although we can't afford bo do it too often and have reccmmended it to some friends.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant is well runThe restaurant is well run and the food was great. Our only problem was with the seating. the table was too high and the space tight. (We do prefer booths though)I don't know if all the booths are the same.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Experience!My dinner date and I enjoyed a fantastic meal at a cozy and romantic table. The service was wonderful and we will be back for more! Bravo to Jim, his restaurant never disappoints!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA fabulous meal that leftA fabulous meal that left me wanting to go back as soon as possible.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlbany's Worst Kept Dining SecretIf your priority list for dining out includes excellent menu options, professional and knowledgeable service, a warm and inviting atmosphere and a value-driven experience, visit Cafe Capriccio, Albany's worst kept secret! Regardless if you are a party of two enjoying a romantic night out or a business party of 12, you will benefit from exceptional service,thought-provoking recommendations and staff that will feed off of your energy to create a complete dining experience. Where consistency is king and the customer supreme, tell all of your friends about Cafe Capriccio.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery detail from the ingredients,Every detail from the ingredients, food preparation and presentation are a marriage of amazing layers of flavor. The wine by glass selections are more for the younger generation, so a bit limiting in that regard, but there was at least one suitable white and red to pair with this amazing cuisine!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, rough neighborhoodAwesome food. The four cheese eggplant and orange ricotta cheesecake are wonderful. The neighborhood is rough though. Park right in front of the building.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I go there forMy wife and I go there for all special dinners. We try to order something different every time because it's always great. We sat in the bar this time because it's such an eclectic group of people who hang out there. This night there were a couple of well dressed middle aged guys in a spirited political (and polite) debate with a well-inked and pierced young man and his female friend-also inked but not pierced. You can't beat the food or the ambiance. The chicken thighs in white wine broth with cherry peppers and onions goes on my list of all time favorites!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM