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Il Capriccio - NJ
Il Capriccio - NJ

Il Capriccio - NJ Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilcapriccio.com
  • Email: admin@ilcapriccio.com
  • Phone: (973) 884-9175
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Antonio & Natale Grande
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We are able to accommodate large parties from 35 to 100 guests during the week, in either private or semi private rooms (Saturdays Large parties for lunch only). Please call for further details.
  • Private Party Contact: Salvatore LeRose (973) 884-9176
  • Entertainment: Live Piano Wednesday – Saturday.
    Live Jazz trio every 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Private & group cooking lessons are available with executive chef, Antonio Grande upon request. Please call for information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Whippany Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer Valet parking for dinner only. Self parking is available in our private parking lot.
A word from Il Capriccio - NJ
The whole experience is paramount, when you dine at Il Capriccio, you feel right at home. Fresh flowers, gentile romantic lighting, chairs you can sink into and live pianists make for an unforgettable dining experience. Knowledgeable and attentive staff further compliment the impeccably prepared fair and carefully selected wines from all over the world. Enjoy Il Capriccio's most recent addition, (weather permitting) the Tuscan inspired courtyard thatseats up to 35 guests and makes for a truly "Al Fresco" dining experience.
The dress code is Elegant Casual, as jackets are preferred for gentlemen but not required.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food, piano player, excellent service - a very comfortable and dependable place for dinner"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "What a disappointment. Food was good not special. Too expensive. Service is good if you are a regular, otherwise fair. Drinks were good but way too expensive. I guess casual elegance on a Saturday night means jeans and a collar less shirt. But what the heck, you are a regular. Too noisy and the piano player is overrated. Romantic as much as a chain restaurant with lower lighting levels. Unfortunately, will not return. Reviews are just wrong."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Picked this restaurant based on ratings and friends referral. Food was average and I expected it to be great. My short ribs were chewy. The waiter was terrible (I think his name was Alejandro). He didn't know the specials, he never checked on us thru the night, we had to constanly wave him down. He was unprofessional using slang terms. Really bad."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have dined here many times. Food is always excellent. The service is outstanding. Dining Room is elegant but not stuffy."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Me and my husband had an amazing dinner at this restaurant. It is a beautiful place, excellent wine menu, delicious food and great service. The only thing is that it is formal place andme and my husband were not dressed approprietly. Next time i will be. I sure recommend the place!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Had an awesome time. The people really treat you like you're a 1st class person. Did not feel rushed at all. Great service & food too. The food portions are a tad small, but that's a common thing with really good food. I wasn't starving anyway, so the portions were actually adequate."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Great food,service and the feeling you are the most important table there"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Live jazz with great food - an unbeatable combination at Il Capprico!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I dine out a lot for business, and this place is definitely one of the top Italian restaurants in the NY-NJ area. Highly recommend !"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "My friends and I enjoyed a tasty dinner while discussing the book we just read. So many restaurants are so noisy it is difficult to enjoy a conversation. We noticed that the atmosphere was subdued, the service attentive without being intrusive, and we were not rushed. We appreciated being able to enjoy each other's company in such a lovely setting. Oh, and the food was excellent, too."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Whether a special night out or an ordinary one, Il Capriccio always comes through to provide the best of everything. Everything is honed to perfection at this family run restaurant where attention to detail is constantly supervised by all, from the owners to the busboys. All take pride in what they do and in what they provide to those who dine here, and it shows everywhere, especially in the looks of their customers... the anticipation on the faces as they enter and the satisfaction on them as they leave after another wonderful dining experience. If you have been here before, you understand, if you have not... What are you waiting for?"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Menu is full of gourmet Italian dishes - each is unique and mouth-watering! The service is top-notch and you never feel rushed to sit down, order, eat, or settle the check. The ambiance is wonderful. Overall experience is terrific."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Il Capriccio for our 20th Wedding anniversary. They made it very special and even sang happy anniversary with dessert. The food was excellent. The staff very friendly and accommodating and attentive. The entertainment was wonderful as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant and definitely will go back.!!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Our first time to the restaurant, but it certainly won't be the last. All four of us loved it."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We have dined here many times and it is always special. Tony, Natale, Salvatore and the staff make every effort to make your dining experience a wonderful one. Virtually all of their menu items are notable for their freshness, flavor, perfection in preparation and presentation. I think Il Capriccio's star dishes are their pastas, veal dishes and seafood dishes. They also have an extensive wine list, great bar service and a courteous, knowledgeable and attentive waitstaff. Finally, their regular pianist, Mark, has the vastest repertoire of any lounge or restaurant pianist I have ever heard. If you are a popular music lover, it is worth going there just to here him and see how many tunes you can name, although he is not there every night."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Our dinner was delicious but a bit over-priced. I have had great food in other places but for half the price."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Out server Louie was a true professional! Highly recommend"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "My two wishes for improvement here is if the menu was a little bigger. I feel like the entree selections are a little limited. Please change your bread offering. It's served cold with frozen butter shavings (nice looking but difficult to enjoy on cold bread). The staff can't do enough for you which makes for a very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "First time. Choose because of Open Table reviews and was not disappointed. Really appreciated help with menu and recommendations. Food was superb. Will be back! Thank you for a great meal."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Very enjoyable evening for all and our meals were exceptional!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Been here in the past and was pleased. This time it was my wife and me for our first anniversary. Maybe since we were below the average age by 40 years, we were seemingly ignored when we were seated. Many hellos, excuse mes went ignored. Had to get up after 20 minutes to get the maitre d. Even then our waiter seemed rushed to go help and spend time at other tables. The food was decent however if a restaurant is going to charge New York City prices in suburban NJ it better be up to NYC quality...which it was not. Unfortunately we will probably not go back here with there being several BYOB's locally that serve as good and btter food for cheaper...and other restaurants nearby that are as expensive and live up to the price of admission."
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "I've been to Il Capriccio several times and each has been a great dining experience. Food is great, excellent options from the bar and an excellent wine list featuring lots of Italian wines, We had a special occasion dinner that worked perfectly, several business dinners that were all exceptional, and this is a top-shelf restaurant. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Il Capriccio is the ultimate. No better Italian cuisine experience in NJ or NYC for that matter. Consistently excellent food and service. Wine list is deep but not overwhelming."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Excellent in all areas. Cannoli was the best. Entree and appetizer were excellent. Had a wonderful dining experience. Staff was attentive but not on top of you."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "This my favorite elegant Italian restaurant. The food is always great and the service outstanding. Very gracious."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "When i find myself in the area for business I like to return here for my italian "comfort food". Home made pastas in simple sauces that let the flavor of the ingredients show. This time was a tagletelle in a simple tomato w a game-beef ragout. Very good, if a few pieces of ragout were a little fatty for my taste. Swordfish special was excellent w brocolli rabe prepared perfectly. Service is polite and attentive without being overbearing or snooty. Love returning here."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner. Food and service were excellent. Look forward to returning soon"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "After over 500 meals over 28 years I have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "We go to Il Capriccio once or twice a month for dinner, the food and service are always excellent ...definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in the tri-state area. I've never had a meal there that wasn't excellent... highly recommend ! Sal, the manager is always very welcoming and friendly ...even after I once forgot to cancel my OpenTable reservation, oops..."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Selected this restaurant for a business lunch after reading reviews online. Doesn't happen too often, but reviews were right on. Service and food were spot on, and my client thoroughly enjoyed ... extra points. I'm adding Il Capriccio to my list and will definitely be back there."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Exceptional quality. Treated as if we were there every night."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Il Capriccio IS the gold standard for fine Italian dining in NJ. From the quality of the food to the excellent wine service and selection, this is always one special meal."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Overall, food was terrific and cook perfectly (the steaks for all at the table were cooked exactly as requested). Price tag limits it (in my opinion) to special events or corporate dinners where companies are picking up the tab!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Food is great, atmosphere is great, service is good, but horribly slow. This is a great place to celebrate at, just don't have anywhere else to go afterwards. We were a party of 7 and our meal lasted 3 hours. The last half hour was spent trying desperately to get our waiter's attention to get the check. Finally my husband had to get up to find him, which also took some doing...."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We had a wonderful meal at Il Capriccio. Everything from the starters to dessert was impeccably prepared and delicious, The atmosphere was a hoot, over the top "opulent" Italian. The people watching was equal fun to the wonderful meal. We're itching to go back on a Thursday night and probably see many of men who were with their wives and families on the weekend, dining with their girlies. Definitely worth every cent, the meal and service were all outstanding."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Great experience as I brought in a group of 12 co workers after an all day Strategy Session. Reservation was ready for 7pm and we sat immediately. Wine was great as was the food. No one had a bad word. The Flying Meatballs which are trademarked were awesome. Would love to have that recipe!!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "My wife and I made reservations to go to Il Capriccio, Whippany, NJ. for our 2nd Anniversary (we've been together for 19 years). We went on a Tuesday night. When we got there, we were graciously greeted by the manager-host. He had our table picked out. It sat up on the second tier of the dining room. It was a nice view of the entire restaurant. The decor was beautiful. It was Old-Country Italian with wall and ceiling frescos. It was well-done and very romantic. My wife loved the place. The waiter was excellent. The food was outstanding. It was perfectly cooked. The portions were just enough. We frequent many restaurants in the area. It was an enjoyable, outstanding experience all the way around."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "This place is seriously old-school in the best possible way. The decor is over the top, the service excellent, delivered by career waiters who take their jobs very seriously, and the food is perfectly prepared and spectacularly good. our favorites were the appetizer "Oysters Ripiene": stuffed with crab, spinach and pancetta and topped with a creamy brandy sauce, and for entrees, the Scrigno di Mare: lobster, jumbo scallops and Maya prawns with oyster mushrooms in "Salsa Americana", and the beef short ribs: slow cooked boneless grass-fed short ribs with risotto alla parmiggiana and English peas), and the signature Chilean sea bass. The true measure or a great meal: our normally boisterous crew was brought to silence!"
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "This restaurant never disappoints. The food, the service the ambiance is always outstanding. The piano player plays quiet romantic and show tunes. this is an excellent place to go for special occasions. We go here at least four times a year for dinner and it is always first class."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "we were seated on time, server were very friendly and explained all specials and helped some of our group to better the food selection, presentation is excellent and service above what you expect expensive but when you are happy with your food and service at that point it is good choice."
    Dined on 11/2/2013