Capriccio Saratoga
Capriccio Saratoga

Capriccio Saratoga

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.capricciosaratoga.com/
  • Phone: 5185879463
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, International
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We Will Consider off Premise Catering Ad Hoc. We are not organized for catering as a primary function but we have decades of catering experience.
  • Entertainment: Occasional Live Entertainment
  • Special Events: Upon request

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Capriccio Saratoga is located 1 1/2 half blocks from Broadway on the park. It is close to many public transit stops.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Capriccio Saratoga is located 1 1/2 half blocks from Broadway on the park. It is close to many public transit stops.
A word from Capriccio Saratoga
Capriccio Saratoga, sibling to Albany's renowned Cafe Capriccio, serves authentic Neapolitan cuisine including wood fired pizza (Vera Pizza Napolitana) assorted antipasti rustica, traditional regional pastas, bountiful main courses, and fabulous homemade desserts. Saratoga's most exciting new restaurant operated by Jim and Franco Rua. The Rua family restaurants have been Capital Region favorites for more than 35 years. Outdoor seating. Ideally located next to Congress Park. Already regarded as one of the area's finest restaurants, and a local favorite.

Franco and I love the cuisine of Napoli and it's people. We have visited the Campania region many times and are delighted to present Capriccio Saratoga as our tribute to Napoli, an exciting city filled with love, sunshine, great conviviality and fabulous food. Jim Rua
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Capriccio Saratoga reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (43)fit for foodies (30)romantic (26)special occasion (22)great for outdoor dining (20)notable wine list (13)good for groups (11)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (3)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Little gem in Saratoga
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We stumbled on this restaurant while we were on a photography shoot in Congess Park. Great appetizers and small plates, with very fresh ingredients. The personal pizzas will feed two, with a salad or app. Specials are imaginative, using ingredients in season, and very good. Prices are very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • saratoga find
    foodforthought
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    this place never fails to please. not a huge menu but everything on it is delicious. I would never hesitate to recommend to friends.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • A hidden gem in Saratoga
    Gbury
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Love this place. Near Congress park and a couple of blocks off Broadway. Much better than the other Italian restaurants in town. Try the beet salad and any pasta. Our friends raved about the chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very personal experience
    oldesoul
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The meals were presented well and the portions were very adequate. The staff was alert and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm atmosphere, pleasing menu.
    Knowsfood1
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    It is easy to eat well in Saratoga but this place stands out. I love the atmosphere; romantic and real. It's also a nice neighborhood bar. No qualms about eating here, the dishes while Italian, are original and very well executed. You can see that they care. The clam sauce was excellent, 12 whole clams on pasta. Everything looked above average as it went by. It's warm ambience and not such a commercial attitude makes it a repeat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    CatherineVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We return here every summer when we visit Saratoga. Great Italian food made with fresh ingredients. . Garlic tends to be a little heavy so you may want to ask them to go light.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great find
    nycdiner66VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Hidden behind the bustling Broadway of Saratoga is a lovely small restaurant with terrific food. Make sure you try their pizza and their 4 cheese eggplant. Delicious
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  • Lived up to it's Albany Reputation
    SusieT
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was my first time at Saratoga Capricco's. I have eaten at it's Albany location for years. My experience at Saratoga was not a disappointment. From the time we walked through the door, greeted immediately by the hostess seated at our table to the delicious meal served and the "come back again" everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jimsie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great fresh food. Great pizza crust, red sauce and veggies.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual night
    Wifedoesntcook
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A nice place for a casual dinner. Not a scene. Bit noisy. Food is good. Staff very nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    the food was good, although not as good as the first time i went. we asked for house wine, which was good, but were charged for premium. only a couple dollars difference, but..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Award-winning?
    tiffizzVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Capriccio was voted "best pizza in the Capital Region" by the weekly paper Metroland, but the wood-fired pizza did not live up to these standards. Our pies were soggy in the middle, the toppings gloopy. The artichoke & prosciutto pizza had good flavor but a sparse amount of proscuitto and far too much cheese, resulting in an underwhelming flavor. Perhaps the rest of the menu is better than the pizzas!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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  • Always a great meal
    AJ1960
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    As usual, the food was fantastic, an attentive staff and great new "house" wine under the restaurant's label. Highly recommend this place for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Undercooked chicken
    siciliana
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    2 roasted chicken entree arrived undercooked - pink/red, running blood near bone. Chef's explanation [as opposed to an apology] was that "free range chickens can be that color [red/pink] even when they are cooked." Waitress added, "but we cooked it some more for you anyway." Hmm, interesting piece of information about free range chicken! who knew? Chef's lack of professionalism and integrity was disappointing to say the least. An apology and correction would have sufficed. Instead we were offered a dishonest, not to mention ridiculous response. Our advice to the chef: Embrace honesty and humility and you will exceed beyond your expectations. On the other hand, duplicity and pride will only contribute to your premature demise.
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  • Homemade bread, family restaurant
    andrewska
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    A good place to bring the family or a group -- lots of room. Delicious homemade bread and wood fire oven pizza. A better than expected beer list. Decor is a bit dated, but a very pleasant place.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simple made special
    Magnifique
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great food fresh everything outrageous pizza Homemade pasta it's all good Really good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our New Favorite Restaurant
    foodpeeps2
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My wife booked us at Capriccios' for my birthday. We arrived early. Great atmosphere. Quiet. Waitstaff were friendly and informative. Food was absolutely delicious. It was a great first time dinner. I booked our anniversary dinner two months later. We were pleasantly surprised to find everything exactly as the first visit. Wonderful appetizers, great wine and out of the park entrees! This is our new favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Fried smelts for appetizers is a must for fish lovers and the rigatoni with meat sauce was excellent.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will not return!!
    Travers
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Fish was frozen and not fresh,the service horrible.
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  • DaveeDine
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A great restaurant with good service and excellent food. Generally quiet. The booths are not as comfortable as the table seating. There is a discrepancy between their online wine list and the list presented in the restaurant (which is more extensive). The overall atmosphere is more friendly than romantic, but the quality of the food makes up for everything.
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  • Great food and nice time.
    Carey
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I had a chance to try you out by finding you through the Living Social program. Had a wonderful meal and dining experience at your restaurant. Will come back again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Great service, large group
    Dove
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    There were 12 in our party. They took great care of us! Never had to look for a waitress, they were attentive without hovering. Food was excellent and atmosphere was just right for us, nice but not stuffy. Would suggest reservation. Can't wait to go back. The beet salad was great!
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza
    Foodiegirl
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The four cheese pizza was delicious! So much flavor. The crust was so light. Very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    You always know that the food will be excellent and that's why I like to bring out of towners to Capriccio.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once Again, Excellent
    FlyBob
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our second trip here- a year apart (we live far away). Excellent service and very well presented food! We'll be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There are better choices
    Fwilli
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Average Italian food at higher price. Noise level was very high . It's very small and two very loud groups made it impossible to carry on a conversation. Temperature was too high- we were all sweating by the time we finished. Decent but average food especially at the price. There are better spots to eat in Saratoga
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently delicious
    mmmmgood
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Make reservations, it's a small, intimate place for a great dinner. We have always been more than satisfied with the food and service, great bar too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty!
    Weekdaydiner
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Ravioli - on the specials menu - was exceptional. Dinner companion went off menu and staff was very accommodating, combining appetizer meatballs (delicious) with entree spaghetti.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect find!
    Munchy2000
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We just wanted a great pizza in Saratoga, with a bar. We got all three plus some really great Italian dishes! The eggplant appetizer although small, was perfection! The pizza selection was like none I had ever seen, fresh meats and cheeses made in premises. Because all orders are made fresh, even a garlic allergy was accommodated. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Capriccio was overall an ok dining experience. Came to the restaurant after reviewing their great wine list online, only to find that they've reduced the number of wines significantly. After that mildly disappointing discovery I also found my ravioli to be undercooked. The saving grace was our server who put up with us and alleviate some of our disappointment. I probably won't have dinner here again but would definitely come back for the gelato and drinks - the espresso martini! The staff was great, food and atmosphere leave a little bit to be desired unfortunately.
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  • Dinner with Friends
    VFanBF
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Friday night we had dinner at Capriccio Saratoga with friends. It was the first time we had been there and we were somewhat disappointed. My wife ordered the Fruitt de Marre and it was tasteless and some of the seafood was very chewy. On the positive side, our friend had the clam pizza and it was excellent. I ordered the eggplant which was okay, but the portion was not very large for the price.
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    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Wonderful authentic italian food. The menu is small because everything is made fresh, but there is something for everyone. Both my wife and I and our two kids (ages 10 & 12) love coming here.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey even for Saratoga
    CherokeeGirl
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I wanted to like this place since I always enjoyed their Albany location but $12 martini's..really? $25 for Stuffed Eggplant? $12 for a salad? Food was very good but you don't need to pay these prices (especially off season) for good food, considering all of the other options in town.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • consistently good
    MargheritaVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We are frequent patrons of this o=wonderful restaurant. The food is authentically Italian and made with fresh ingredients with the perfect balance of spices so that the natural flavors of the food come through. The service is always friendly and parking is easy in that part of town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Spa addition
    AndbemerryVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    As long-time fans of Cafe Capriccio in Albany, wife and I finally got around to trying the Saratoga edition. Capricciosa pizza, with prosciutto, artichokes and fresh mozz was very tasty, but a bit undercooked, and lacked the crispness and char marks that the 1000 degree oven should have provided. Rigatoni and sausage arrabiata again was quite flavorful, marred only by the fact that wife's request to go a bit lightly with the hot cherry peppers resulted in a dish that seemed to lack any at all. Either our request wasn't specific enough or something was lost in translation. Still a solid dish, just nowhere near arrabiata. Orange Italian cheese cake was decent, but could have used more orange zest. Nice casual atmosphere, attentive service.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DoItRight
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food was barely when it arrived. I asked to have it warmed and received it back no warmer than it had been.
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  • Made a special day more special.
    Phoodie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We chose this restaurant to celebrate a special graduation event because we have previously had excellent experiences at the Albany location. The food was spectacular and setting was both comfortable and elegant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasant experience.
    LouisVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Our dinner with visitors was another great Capricio experience. The staff are so friendly and the food so good we look forward to dining there alne and with friends. Just a special place!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magnifico!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Such a relaxing, fine dining experience ... very nice for my husband's 60th birthday.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent hidden treasure!
    ValBfromMaine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our second visit allowed us to sit outside. Excellent wait staff. While our waiter was busy with another table, the other waitress cleared our appetizer plate. Rare occurrence. Bartender was only to happy to explain how the espresso machine worked. Many of the food items are wood roasted in a true stone oven which also is used to make small pizzas. Small restaurant which allows "special" attention to the customer. We love this hidden gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.