Il Capriccio - NJ
Il Capriccio - NJ

Il Capriccio - NJ

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.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 9738849176
  • Entertainment: Live Piano Wednesday – Saturday.
    Live Jazz trio every 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month.
  • Special Events: 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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Il Capriccio - NJ reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (53)romantic (38)fit for foodies (35)notable wine list (31)neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (10)great for lunch (6)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Kathid23VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food was good and so was the service. Very nice people and they were welcoming. I was excited about how pretty the room was and their was a piano player. Then they escorted us to the back room and I was so disappointed. The music was piped in and I flet extremly like I was in a different restaurant. The lighting was terrible where we could not see the menu and the room was not decorated like the front room. I felt that only their favorite customers were put to the front.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My meal was excellent and made exactly as I requested. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    MhigVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This just might be the best restaurant in NJ, From service to food to experience. The bronzino with vegetables was the best. My wife and I will definitely be back before Christmas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable
    SteveDVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We have been to Il Capriccio several times and we have NEVER been disappointed in any aspect of the evening. The warmth of the staff, their attentiveness, the quality and flavor of the food, the atmosphere - they are all memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful restaurant with wonder food.
    Caralina
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    i used to frequent restaurant when I was working and had the pleasure of taking customers to lunch and dinner. I had not been to the restaurant for several years and was pleased to see it was just as good, if not better. I always enjoyed dinning at Il Capriccio and will be back again soon. Five star food, and service, wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ilix
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Outstanding for a special evening, event or holiday dining. Outstanding selection on the dinner menu as well a wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food
    JohnB
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Although the atmosphere is beautiful at Il Capriccio and the service very good I was disappointed with the entrée dish I chose. The waiter recommended the Spagetti and meatballs and bragioli. My wife who is Italian and makes the most delicious meatballs asked the waiter if the meatballs were tender and light and he reassured us they were. They were the worst meatballs we ever tasted and the beef bragioli was tough and hard to eat. This was our anniversary dinner so we were greatly disappointed. I don't think we will be going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Fine food but expensive. Small portions. Excellent atmosphere. Good for occasions
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hart
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Went to celebrate a friends birthday. Was a very special evening. The service was excellent, attentive but plenty of time . Completely relaxed dining experience. Food was very good. Menu had a nice variety. A very enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tony
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Il Capriccio is a true gem. The food is outstanding and the service is impeccable. We went on a Tuesday this time, so there was no piano player, but it was still a truly great experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fancy!
    ajubjub
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Beautiful fancy dinner with plenty of fancy silverware. Definitely a glamorous affair with plenty of good food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • njpete
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My first time at Il Capriccio. Heard many good things about it. I was not disappointed. Excellent food and service. Great for a special night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The wait staff was very attentive but neglected to sweep crumbs from the table. The bread, although nicely wrapped in a napkin, was not heated. Also disappointed to find you were out of biscotti. I mentioned that both my husband and I were celebrating our birthdays when making our reservation, but nothing came of that.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Pleasing
    LogisticianVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Il Capriccio NEVER fails to please. This in a simple fact Tony benevolently oversees the establishment to ensure that the dining experience is always top of the line and never misses the mark. The food and service is excellent. The staff takes pride in their work and it shows in their demeanor. Salvatore will assist is selecting the perfect wine to accompany your meal, your taste, and your price range. This is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely birthday dinner
    FoureyesVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The service was outstanding. My husband enjoyed his dinner immensely. I ordered the risotto which was more like rice pilaf. The portion sizes were very good. Evidently this is the place to go in Whippany, if one is celebrating a birthday. There were five the evening we were there. Yes, we can recommend Il Capriccio and will probably return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful night
    Specialnite
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We went for our Anniversary and what a lovely experience. The staff was very attentive and the food was out of this world! It was a very special night for our very special occasion. We shared the "flying meatballs" and boy were they good. This was followed by a crisp salad with walnuts and goat cheese that we loved. For the main course, I had a pasta with shrimp and my husband had chicken with a glaze on it that melted in his mouth. Then we just had to have dessert. I had the tirimisu and he had coconut ice cream. Never heard of that but it was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining
    Julan
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    It's hard to find a fine dining experience Nice. This is it. The wait staff are really good. The food is wonderful. All in all, a true dining experience.
    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.
  • One of Top 25 Restaurants in NJ
    Sterikson2000VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Il Capriccio is one of the best 25 restaurants in NJ. Great food and Service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High expectations met.
    Midamask
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Business dinner for 3. Service was professional. Food was outstanding; portion size, presentation, taste/quality all perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had a special birthday dinner and it was really wonderful. The service was outstanding. Extremely attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Excellent
    BrucoVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Although we have been to Il Capriccio many times for dinner, we've never been there for lunch. I am pleased to report that it is every bit as wonderful a place to dine for either meal. The service is excellent, and the changing menu always has something for every palate. The acoustics are perfect, so, while one can hear background sounds, one can't hear conversations at other tables. The homemade pastas are exemplary, and the selection of entrees makes it difficult to choose just one. Even the bread is difficult to resist. A must if you haven't been, and a a place to return to if you have. The owner has just started a take-out/catering establishment, THE FLYING MEATBALLS, about one mile east on Rte. 10. Yummy and beyond!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service
    Steve
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner. The food was excellently prepared, large portions and beautifully presented. Service was excellent. Room was a bit noisy but beautifully decorated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • globaltraveler
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The presentation of the food and the taste were amazing! The service was excellent, too. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You Cannot Miss
    LogisticianVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Once again, we are welcomed as members of the family. and treated warmly as soon as we enter. The service seems to continually improve as does the quality of the food. For a perfect night out whether it be for a special treat, or simply a dinner for no reason, THIS is the place to come to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Waiter service was attentive and friendly. Host and bar were also friendly and attentuve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Did not go in. We did not know you could not wear shorts at lunch time. I was not wearing a t-shirt, shorts and flip flops. I had a colored dress polar shirt, dress kaki shorts and styled sandals.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Pretty setting plus light piano tunes....professional service...interesting menu...everything we ordered was nicely presented and tasty...wine service good...on the expensive side...Unfortunately the table next to us had an infant and a toddler [noisy]which we didn't find appropriate & is why we gave a lower rating to ambiance.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love this place
    TriMom
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I have been coming here for the last few years and the food is always terrific as well as great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 249 reviews are from the Il Capriccio - NJ reviews archive.
  • gourmetVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    One complaint - very small pours on wine. When the glasses are so expensive you would expect the small carafe it comes in to be full - ours was 2/3 full
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A+
    RichieP1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Il Capriccio's staff, food and romantic atmosphere offers an evening filled with the vibes of Italy. A+ Richard
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Penny
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Service and food were impeccable! A little on the expensive side but well worth it! My boss picked up the tab! LOL!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in NJ!!
    SlinkyPink
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Top notch dining experience!! The food was fantastic (especially the bread). Our server was excellent. I'm so glad we celebrated a special birthday here!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FishVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Excellent food in a magnificent environment . Impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ON THE TOP OF THE N.J. BEST LIST
    RudyVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    From the minute you walk into Il Capriccio you are treated as a special guest in their house. The Maitre'D.-Sal is "the Man!" and the Wait Staff are all cordial and at your beckoned call. The most difficult part of an Il Capriccio experience is choosing your food from the array of specials and standard menu items. The salads are plentiful and delicious and dressed to perfection. My favorite entree is the Chilean Sea Bass, whether for lunch or dinner it is prepared and tastes amazing. But on your visit you can't go wrong with any of the many entree choices. Save room for Cappuccino and sumptuous desserts and as extra added treat a plate of biscotti. Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • will keep going back
    raygunVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We have been to Il Capriccio over 100 times over the last 5 years. It rarely dips below outstanding. The food and atmosphere are great. I have said this before in an earlier review but I have to mention again their main pianist Mark who has the most outstanding repertoire of any lounge/restaurant pianist I have ever heard. Over our many visits, he has become a friend. This last visit we were treated to all of our favorite songs (which he recalls and plays for us) but we got a Led Zeppelin medley. He is the most adventurous restaurant pianist I have ever heard. But that's hardly the point. Come check out the food, service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    Liketoeat
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Have been going here for years and still is outstanding place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience.
    Cantwaittoreturn
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch at Il Capriccio. The service was truly outstanding and the wait staff was attentive without smothering you. The appetizer selection was excellent and next time we will just order them. Our entrees were good but paled in comparison to the appetizers we had. It was a $200 lunch but it was our anniversary and totally worth it. I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Te 2nd time around.........
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We arrived one evening when the electrical power had just been interrupted by a summer storm. The hosts were so apologetic and gracious that we returned a few nights later for dinner. Pretty room, excellent, warm & gracious service. Very good cuisine. Wines on the high side. Pianist for background music. Very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service!
    SuzyCreamCheese
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Food is always consistent. Great variety of specials. Staff is professional and knowledgeable on recommendations for food and wine paring. Bravo Il Capriccio!! you've done a fantastic job once again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This restaurant is expensive but worth it for a special evening. It was my fiftieth birthday and the staff was attentive to all of our needs. The piano player added ambiance to the already beautiful setting. The staff could not have been more helpful or attentive, and the meal was superb.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet