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Capriccio
Capriccio

Capriccio Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.capriccios.com
  • Phone: (401) 421-1320
  • 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 (401) 421-1320

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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • " 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!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Amazing caprese, the veal dishes are outstanding. Perfect service and terrific atmosphere. Capriccio is the tops, baby!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in Providence. Outstanding decor, drinks, dinners, service, even the valets are nice. No room for improvement."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great food, great service, and wonderful ambiance."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I was disappointed in the food both the taste and the presentation. It was just ordinary. The waiter was very hard to understand. He had a very heavy accent. I always looked forward to a meal at Capriccio. They must improve their cuisine because there is so much competition out there."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We tried Capriccio because the menu looked outstanding and the restaurant is perfectly situated to walk out the door after dinner and right into the Waterfire display. The Beef Wellington, a classic on the menu, was off the charts, with a really superb mushroom and reduction sauce spooned over it after it is cut (the waiter called it the "sauce of the gods"...seems about right). This Beef Wellington is done the right way, in an individual pastry as opposed to cut from a larger piece, which they present as a whole, then they slice it and spoon on the sauce. My companion had a duck special that was also exceptional. The wine list is skewed to the expensive side, with the bulk of bottles in the $200-350 range, but nice wines."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We took friends from Greece and NYC to Capriccio for a typically New England dinner. The appetizers were interesting and delicious. Our guests both had whole lobsters and we had the duck and the tuna. Everything was prepared perfectly and the presentation was excellent. The cannoli for dessert had delectable filling and no sogginess. I highly recommend Capriccio, especially if you are looking for a broad seafood selection."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Awful waiter. Way too formal, down to the studded cufflinks. Never offered us a fixed price for lunch, never offered us a lunch menu. When we asked if they had a wine list (since none was on the table or give to us), he simply said "yes." Finally, after back-and-forth, he asked if we would like to see the wine list. Uh yes idiot! Completely overpriced lunch. Only our table and one other occupied. Now I see why. It seemed like we were bothering him when we needed something."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Can't remember server's name, young,slim man, wonderful server, very attentive,nice addition to experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great place, food was excellent. Alcohol was very expensive."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food was good, service was good, but the maitre'd must be a relative of the owner because he was rude and unprofessional. No business would deliberately hire someone with his demeanor."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had not been to Capriccios for years but wanted to dine before the theater and naturally thought of this wonderful restaurant. It was just as great as it had been years ago."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We went to Capriccio for a celebration. The food was excellent, nice selections on the menu. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I were treated to dinner Saturday evening with two other couples. The food was outstanding as was the service. Truly exceptional all around. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about Capriccio's, a Rhode Island institution for more than 30 years."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Wonderful meal and experience!! Fabulous wait staff and delicious food."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Cappriccio never disappoints. We have been here at least 50 times and it is the class of Providence for fine dining,"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience here. We had eaten here in January during Providence Restaurant Week and decided to come for my husband's birthday. The only reason for 4 stars was that the potatoes that came with the veal and truffles were so salty that they were almost inedible. Everything else was excellent. My husband loved the veal oscar! This is a great place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "A terrific night for us. It was a Monday night, so we needed a restaurant that was open. The minute we walked in we were met by Sal,the manager, who helped select the perfect table. Eric our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and made the evening the special night it turned into for us. We had an incredible meal. The wine selection is unbelievable, and we had not one but two bottles of Montrachet (one we took home to the terrace at our hotel). The sommelier was as wonderful and helpful as the other members of the staff. The chef cam from the kitchen to talk speak to us personally. This was a very special evening in every sense of the word. We will return again and again!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "One of the best meals I have ever eaten! Porcini mushroom appetizer special was out of this world as was my salad with a fried cheese similar to feta. The sole with scallops and shrimp and lobster mashed potatoes was also incredible. The service was great- very attentive without overdoing it. Thank you for a great meal!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were looking for an extra special restaurant to celebrate our daughter's graduation. With so many fabulous Italian restaurants in Providence, Capriccio stands out - we couldn't have chosen a better spot. All was great - from ambiance, to food, to wine, to service. The specials that we tried were particularly creative and tasty. Glad our cab driver recommended it!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My first time here and definitely not my last. The service was amazing. We ordered appetizers (poricini mushroom crostini). I love veal and the selection of dishes intrigued me. I ordered the veal with truffles. Hugh portions on this dish. My boyfriend ordered lobster with a meat sauce. He finished his whole order and then started eatting my food."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I visited Capriccio this past weekend and I have to say the experience was outstanding. The food was excellent - I ordered a tortellini dish and my wife ordered the fettuccine alfredo. My dish was one of the best tortellini dishes I've had, and my wife's dish was just good but not great. They prepared the alfredo sauce table side which was a nice experience. While the alfredo sauce was delicious the chicken they topped the dish with was lacking, it lacked flavor which brought down the overall quality of the dish. With that notwithstanding the overall experience was amazing and I would recommend visiting Capriccio, it was a great experience!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had an delightful experience at Capriccio's for dinner for our daughter's graduation from JWU. Our waiter, Eric, was also oustanding. His knowledge of the menu and the specials for the evening were top notch. I look forward to dining at Capriccio's again."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "we went for a special occasion and was very pleased "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I was so dubious when we walked through the door and down the stairs to what looked like a serious throw back/leftover time warp. And in some sense, it was just that. And that turned out to be just fine! As a frequent traveler to Italy, it is VERY rare that I would ever comment let alone rave about an American Italian restaurant. And this place seemed like the least likeliest to find me doing just that. The flavors in the pastas were so vibrant and the apps were mouthwatering and impressive. Service was a little bit shoddy, but it was a Saturday night and they were packed. At least they were respectful. All in all, next time in Providence I am 100% going back. Hope to have the same experience. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I enjoy the atmosphere of the old world Italian Grotto. The food is outstanding. The wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive. I have never had a bad experience and recommend this restaurant to anyone I know who is looking for a good place to dine in Providence."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Special guests visiting Providence from Georgia, desired dining at a great Italian restaurant. They and I were not disappointed!! Highly recommend this wonderful establishment, that provided great food, service and a wonderful ambience. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Capriccio's food and service is consistently excellent. Traditional Italian, Classic not swanky. Have always enjoyed dining here."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "This was a wonderful lunch service was top notch,food presentation was excellent, atmosphere excellent. You felt like u were in a private dining room. Waiter very attentive. Valet parking. Would highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food and service were exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The menu is varied with wonderful favorites that we all know and love, like Veal Pam, as well as rabbit and other specialities. The wine list is extensive, with wonderful not so popular wines like Fiano di Avellino and many other not well known but favorites that true wine lovers seek out! The waiters are seasoned professionals, who still serve you in tuxedos! What a wonderful touch in today's world. It makes the average person feel special. I have a gluten/ dairy allergy. They were very a accommodating! I highly recommend the Tuscan Kale salad! Fantastically delicious. I highly recommend the prefixed menu if you are attending the theatre. It's a short walk to PPAC. A wonderful gem that everyone should experience! Fantastic! "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We had made a reservation for our son's graduation dinner. we gave him the option of choosing restaurants and he chose Capriccio as he wanted the "kobe beef" appetizer! The food was very good. The service was not. we had a party of seven people and the waiter was quite rude. Did not even greet us, just came to ask if we wanted drinks and then took our appetizer order. He expected us to order our entree right then and was rather gruff. we told him we were not ready. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is a very nice place and worth going to for special occasions. They did a great pre-fix menu for Mother's Day that I assume they probably do for other holidays. The service was outstanding and we never felt rushed. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Capriccios is everything a fine dining establishment should be , and more. From the wine list to the menu to the service and ambiance, it is a true five star experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We dined here prior to an evening at PPAC, The pretheater dinner was outstanding. Every item our party of 5 ordered was met with rave reviews. The choices on the prefixe were varied and the quality was up to Capriccio's reputation. What a wonderful night !"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food and service are excellent. Whenever we visit Providence we always go there. Ask for Bobby when you visit."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "ambience excellent, service excellent, food very good"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We save Capriccio's for special occasions and it never misses. Expensive, but worth it. Don't worry about lack of handicap access. My wife gets carried up to street level in a dining room chair. Always a lot of fun after a great evening."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "A favorite downtown spot for many years. Their pre-theatre dinner is a great deal. Service is always attentive. Valet parking and limo service is a plus. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014