Capriccio
Capriccio

Capriccio

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.capriccios.com/
  • Phone: 4014211320
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
    Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
    Sat 5:00 - 11:00 pm
    Sun 4:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Sandro Britto
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: From the simplicity of an intimate candlelight dinner with friends to the unforgettable event beyond the conventional, Capriccio is dedicated to assisting you every step of the way with customized menus, staffing and impeccable attention to detail.
  • Private Party Facilities: Capriccio offers a choice of 4 elegant dining rooms for private parties with capacities of 100, 60, 30 and 20 guests, respectively. The full restaurant is also available for larger banquets, weddings, parties, receptions and meetings.
  • Private Party Contact: Vincenzo Iemma 4014211320

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dyer Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking at the door. Street parking and private nearby parking lots also available.
A word from Capriccio
Luxurious Capriccio, carved out of the cellars of a Financial District landmark, is located along the Providence Riverwalk at the corner of Dyer & Pine Streets. It has long been the capital city’s renowned mecca for candlelight sophistication and black tie service “where locals and out-of-towners are deliciously pampered.” Creative continental cuisine with a northern Italian and Mediterranean accent has earned it over 35 awards for fine dining and wines. Signature dishes include imported Dover sole, Maine lobster, prime aged steaks, native seafood, housemade pastas, and flambeed desserts. Recipient of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, its elegant lounge boasts one of America’s great Cognac collections. Open weekdays for lunch, daily for dinner. Complimentary valet parking.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Capriccio reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (84)romantic (78)notable wine list (64)fit for foodies (40)good for groups (16)neighborhood gem (15)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Out of the 50's
    JaysBoston
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Over the top in price and ambiance. Food was extremely good and well prepared. Service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced and underperforming
    Backagain
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We're were there nearly an hour before the salad course was delivered, and waited a long time before that before our drink order was taken. The food was "good," but not up to the price.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome in every way
    Micksween
    Dined on 9/19/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best spur of the moment dining..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I hadn't counted on going out for dinner that evening, but on a whim we decide to try Capriccio's. It was better than expected. Food was delicious and the wait staff couldn't have been better.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food great ambiance
    McHammer
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food is always good and the atmosphere is classy. This is the perfect restaurant for a romantic dinner or business dinner when you are looking to impress. The wait staff is professional and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible restaurant
    Mrtravel
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you're looking for a restaurant with an old world charm, excellent food and great service, this is the place. We eat here a couple times of year and it's consistently great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Best!
    Jayco31
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Capriccio took careof all our needs with fantastic service and good. Special attention given to the food allergy in our party(gluten, dairy an shellfish). Great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a disappointment
    Noco
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our waiter rushed though the specials barely returned to the table to ask if we were enjoying our meal and forget about refilling our glasses with our $100+ bottle of wine. The only enjoyable part of the evening was the food. It was delicious but in no way made up for the atmosphere our waiter created. Our waiter was condescending, abrupt and his behavior was completely unacceptable. Maybe our waiter thought that since we were two women dining together he didn’t have to put in any effort. Clearly we know he could since we both witnessed him showering the nearby tables with attention.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The service was out of this world. The food was to die for. We highly recommend to everyone! !!! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Night
    BlackPearl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Capriccios is where I proposed to my wife 22 years ago and after 22 years of marriage, we still enjoy coming here to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food and service after all these years! We sat in private room #2 and were nicely attended to while served a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went to Capriccio with 2 other couples after reading some reviews. Most reviews loved the food but not the service. Well, we could not have asked for better service! Don, our waiter, was knowledgable and witty! We were not rushed and enjoyed every bite. Loved the decor! We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Capriccio's is a great restaurant!
    Floridavisitor
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    And has been for years. Food is outstanding. Ambiance, romantic, great wine list, delicious food & the best service. Rob, our waiter was outstanding. This is the place to go when dining in Providence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • *****
    Goodnightout99VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Capriccio's is by far the best fine dining restaurant in Providence. The menu is authentic and diverse with exceptional accouterments . The Flambe is classic and unrivaled. We bring out of town guests here and they instantly know why Providence is a little known gem for culture and style. The staff is truly professional, service is 2nd to none and the Captain Steve is one of a kind and remarkable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food!
    klp411
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first time dining at Capriccio's and I have to say the food was absolutely amazing! Everything was cooked perfectly and the options for all courses were great. Our server (Nick) was very accommodating and made sure that our dining experience was perfect. The only downfall was that there was not enough room on our table for the food. Also, the noise level was a bit ridiculous and I think the large group of people at the table near us was served a bit too much to drink, however I know this is not the fault of the restaurant. We will definitely be back again for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food, great vibe
    hotmarlin
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Roll yourself back to a top-tier Mad-man style restaurant and you have Capriccio. The food is awesome, the service attentive, and the general vibe reminds you of what it means to have a fine meal... I have used Capriccio for important business meetings, family gatherings, and special occasions and it has never left me with a moment's regret. Perhaps the best testament to how fine an establishment Capriccio is is that my repeat business guests request it by name...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our first dining experience at Capriccio's was fabulous. The food was rich and delicious. The waiter was the best. Highly recommend for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/wine, not waiter
    Travelpage1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    First time at Capriccio's (I live in California); we went to WaterFire afterwards. Great location--just walk across the street to see it! Wonderful food and wine, service OK, but our waiter had us wondering. He said he had worked there for 38 years, but he didn't give us his full attention when taking our order and answering questions. He was looking around at the other waiters and tables a lot. It was very hard to get his attention when we needed something else, like more butter, etc. But overall we enjoyed everything immensely and I would go back! Valet parking was a plus, especially since the WaterFire events increase traffic dramatically and makes parking elsewhere difficult. Go early (5:30 PM) and then you will not be rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply the Best
    Junie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have been eating at Capriccio's Restaurant for 35+ years - one of my favorite restaurants. We ate at Capriccio's last month during Providence Restaurant Week and were very happy to learn that they were still offering that 3 course menu for $35 - what a great deal!I had Carpaccio with truffle oil - American Kobe beef sliced paper-thin, fresh and delicious. For my entree, I had scallops - sweet and cooked perfectly with a polenta cake that was crisp on the outside and soft inside. My friend had perfect veal parmigiana - pounded thin, but still moist and tender veal. He had Tiramisu and I had Panna cotta for dessert - both sweet, creamy and delicious. The waitstaff anticipates your needs - always available without hovering. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SUPERB!
    FussyDiners
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had dinner for our 45th anniversary the other night and it was superb, as always. This is such a great restaurant, the quality of the food and service are second to none. The attention to detail is wonderful, the food preparation table side is pure entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Capriccio Does Not Disappoint
    Longmeadowgal
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I dined here on Friday night - restaurant week menu was available although we opted to order from regular menu. We ordered different things- both entrees were very good. Our server, Jane, was excellent - attentive but not hovering. At night's end, we asked that the Maitre'd call us a cab - he offered to have the restaurant's limo driver take us back to our hotel - very nice gesture. When intown again, we would definitely plan to eat here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Rob1764VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I ordered the seafood cake as an appetizer, a 1.25 lb lobster with linguini and the tiramisu. Everything was very good. The linguini was a bit overcooked, but overall, the meal was very good. My BF got the veal parmigiana and it was one of the best I have had in a long while. The breading was made with good quality bread crumbs, cheese, spices and other complex flavors that made every crispy bite, just delicious. The gnocchi that came with the veal was delightful. A nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Disappointed by the level of service from this restaurant, a recommended dish from the wait staff was misleading and the dish was returned, only to have the Manager be confrontational and asking why it was returned instead of offering a solution.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Postmaster
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Was disappointed. Brought a friend to celebrate a milestone. Service was exceptionally slow, open packet of breadsticks was in our basket. Built up the bar selection and then didn't have what was asked for. But it was the slow service and lack of attention that was disappointing. The maitre'd did send an after dinner drink over in honor of the occasion. That was a nice touch, thank you.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • peter
    peters
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    An amazing restaurant. In my top 10 worldwide. Incredible menu with extraordinary service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite
    Dessy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in RI. I come here every year for my birthday. The waiters are so friendly and attentive. The drinks and food are both phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    PMFoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We chose selections from the restaurant week menu and everything was excellent! Great value. We have been here a couple of times and the food and service is always good. Compared to other places we have tried the selection for restaurant week is much better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We dined during restaurant week with another couple. I have a food allergy which was addressed by an outstanding waiter. (sorry did not get his name) He told me not to worry; he would take care of everything. He did! I had the seafood cakes; salmon with risotto, all made special for me! I could tell from others at the table who had the dishes prepared as described on the menu. The 3 choices for dessert all contained my allergic ingredient so the waiter prepared a multi color sorbet, which I enjoyed immensely. My husband had the veal parmigiana; best he's ever had!!! Eveyone enjoyed their meals; good selection to choose from and portions were quite ample. We are definitely going back for another wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    tacitia
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    First the good things about this restaurant: the ambience is very good, and the waiters are very professional and polite. The wine list is impressive. The food, however, is simply mediocre. The pork loin I ordered was very oily and bland. The portion was huge, which might count as a plus for some but not for me. I ordered riso as appetizer which was pretty good, though.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic
    Jessica
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Classic food in a nice setting, a bit dark inside, but adds to the ambiance
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Restaurant Week Gem
    Chooseyinri
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Who could resist a 3 course dinner at Capricio's for $34.95. The menu had good selection and the service was gracious. The caesar salad was the best I've had in a long time. Our entrees were ample and the Panna Cotta a treat. With the selection available I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JaimieVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Known institution around Rhode Island. Unfortunately the food left much to be desired, it certainly wasn't bad food but not memorable either. Could have had the same thing somewhere else and it probably would have been better. The menu has been the same since it opened.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, service and ambience.
    Dlw120
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Had dinner with my husband while visiting Providence. Every course was delicious and the service was very attentive. Loved the romantic hideaway ambiance. Would definitely recommend.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • its so RI
    eatmorefood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    food is great. definitely a place to show off your money and rhode islanders are big on showing off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A jewel in Providence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I have been frequenting Capriccio's for over 25years. I have brought many, many business clients there over the years and never been disappointed. Most clients ask to go back when they return to Providence. The quality of food is superb and is always consistent. The service, ambiance and Italian dishes are always great. In fact Gino (the Dover Sole expert) has been working there for 38 years. Some of the meals are actually prepared table side. Located in the heart of the city and it is always a destination. Good wine selection. Go there with confidence that the experience will be memorable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time and loved it
    mrtbuck
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Having lived in RI for many years this was the first time I've eaten at Capriccio. It was a celebration for having closed on a house and gotten a new job. In years past I heard it was very expensive. I was surprised to find the pricing reasonable for the quality of food and service. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was excellent. I had a Haddock special that was cooked perfectly. My wife had the veal and the artichoke and Mozzarella it was prepared with was a beautiful combination. The building itself was lovely and had the touch of history of the stone walls with a mixture of newer architecture that complimented each other and felt quite comfortable. Wholeheartedly loved the experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delicious
    CameronFX
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We have eaten here during restaurant week and just on special occasions. The food is always delicious and the service is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this restaurant!
    FoodLover5
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I went here during restaurant week with two friends, and will most definitely be coming back again, restaurant week or not! The setting is great, classy and elegant. The staff was very attentive and friendly and made us feel welcomed. The food was amazing, perfectly cooked, I had lobster and linguini in a red sauce and it was phenomenal. I'm usually not a fan of red sauces but this sauce had a lot of flavor, and the lobster was great! The next time I come back I will most definitely be getting the filet mignon, as my friend got this and it just melted in your mouth, no need for a steak knife! I can't wait to go back to this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Dining in Providence
    AttleboroFoodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Walking down into this restaurant is like stepping back about 30 years. The menu is classic, the service very formal and the ambiance was just ok. Perhaps it would seem cozy in the winter, but a cellar restaurant in the summer just feels dark. We had the scallop appetizer and raw bar for our appetizers which were good and then scallops and the beef risotto for our entrees which were, again, good, nothing amazing. My husband's favorite item was the cannoli. In a town full of excellent restaurants, there are better choices for the same price point as this one.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything top notch
    TeeS
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Amazing caprese, the veal dishes are outstanding. Perfect service and terrific atmosphere. Capriccio is the tops, baby!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate