One of Boston's Best!I've been going to Il'Capriccio for years. It is always consistently delicious... not just good. The menu changes regularly but staples, like the mushroom soufflé; mussel's in white wine sauce; and their fabulous bolognese sauce, are always available. The staff is attentive and friendly. Special requests are never a problem. You can't go wrong for a special occasion or any day of the week. See you there!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOUTSTANDINGHad a quick late dinner at the bar while watching the Bruins amazing comeback. Only thing better was was the Calamari and the linguine, along with a perfect martini-thank you Il Capriccio.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHow could I have missed this place?We were pleased with every facet of our interaction. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted and seated with no wait. Our alcoved table afforded just the right amount of privacy without feeling isolated: the 1/2 glass walls allowed us to see and flag our wait staff, but kept our conversation and the conversations of other tables private. The food was simply delicious. We loved the shaved artichoke salad, seared foie gras and gravlax/ striped bass crudo. Thumbs up on the night's special ribeye steak, veal tenderloin, lamb chops and porcini mushroom risotto. Finally, kudos to the wait staff. Our waitress was patient to those who had endless questions and served us with a warm demeanor. Appetizers and entrees were perfectly paced. We'll be back!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid Italian food in WalthamWe visited Il Capriccio for the first time this past Friday and were pleasantly surprised. The service was fantastic and the food was easily on par with some of the best restaurants in the North End. The décor of the restaurant seemed a little dated and we weren't quite sure why the room we were in was walled off in glass (perhaps for banquet purposes). But, décor issues aside, this was a very good meal. We will definitely be back in the future5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI'll be back!First visit to Il Capriccio, but certainly not my last. Our table of six ordered 3 appetizers, 1 salad, 6 entrees, 2 desserts, and 1 bottle of wine and every single taste was exceptional! The tuna tartare melted in my mouth, calamari was divine, sausage-stuffed pepper was reported as delicious. The artichoke salad was gorgeous and chockful of goodies. The group ordered 2 veal medallions, 2 soft-shell crabs, the cod, and swordfish. No one was disappointed in the least! If I was pressed to select my favorite of all, it would have to be the tuna tartare. I highly recommend this restaurant!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSeasonal YUM!It was one of those days when I asked my husband, "Can we go eat Richie's food tonight?" Only expecting to get an entree and glass of wine, the evening's menu enticed us to try some other tastes of Spring. Asparagus and mushroom salad with poached egg was warm and silky with a nice earthiness. I was excited to see veal carpaccio and the grilled octopus and squid on warm garbanzo puree. I think the later was my favorite thing that we ate. One thing I love about Il Capriccio's menu aside from the seasonal ingredients, is the reliable items that I've come to crave (I'm sure I'm not alone): striped bass or cod, with white wine and grape tomatoes, linguine bolognese, wild boar sausage to name a few. I had the fish, and wine, and was very happy!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect wines and foodHad a wonderful experience at the recent "Two Shining Stars" wine dinner. I thoroughly enjoyed all the Bolgheri and Ca'del Bosco wines and the food, especially the trout and the linguine.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistently greatIf you're looking for an authentic Italian experience, great food and exceptional wine, Il Capriccio has it all.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIl Capriccio has outstandingIl Capriccio has outstanding food and impeccable service! This was the first time that we went to a wine dinner, and we loved it! We learned about the wines from two different vineyards in Italy. The representatives from the vineyards were at the dinner and spoke to us about their wine!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM1st time there, after hearing1st time there, after hearing about IlCapricio for years. It is indeed delicious.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Delightful Meal!We started with a great glass of wine recommended by the waiter. A few of us started with tuna tartar w/ avocado & scallions. It was delicious, great flavors with different textures. Then we had a few different salads and everybody enjoyed their choice. I had a small plate of Spaghetti Bolognese. It really good but a little full at that point so I took it home and enjoyed it today for lunch. There was a mix up in the order and the waiter was very apologetic and gracious. He sent free desserts to the table and we also had decaf cappuccino to finish. It was a really nice meal and great ambiance. The waiter checked in on us but was not overbearing. We feel that Il Capriccio is consistently excellent with interesting food.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingI'm typically not one to take the time to write a review about a restaurant, but my experience at Il Capriccio was so outstanding that I was compelled to. The service was impeccable and the wait staff is personable and very helpful in choosing from their wide variety of Italian delicacies. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys large portions at fair prices or just loves to eat amazing food. We started with mussels and the mushroom soufflé (literally to die for) and finished with the duck and swordfish. It was cooked perfectly and they were beyond gracious in our request to change our side dishes. Thanks for the incredible dinner, and I will be back as soon as I'm in the area!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful meal and service.Wonderful meal and service. Can't wait to go again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Buona Cucina !What keeps us coming back to Il Capriccio? EVERYTHING! How about starting with Souffle di Porcini, Veal Carpaccio with Caper Sauce & Steamed Mussels; an amazing mix of textures and flavors and don't forget bread to soak up every last drop of the delicious sauces left behind. This is just the start of a dining experience you too will want to return to over & over again. The hostess & wait staff make you feel special; as if you were the only diners. You will see the same faces of staff year after year as it's not only the food which makes you want to return, it's the employees, cooks, chef and owner, Richie Barron, who continuously comes out to mingle with guests of the restaurant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the Best; our favorite!We've been going to Il Capriccio for many years and continue to find it one of the most reliable dining experiences in the greater Boston area. The food is exceptional, the service staff is genuinely concerned with providing great service,and the wine selection and advice continues to be excellent. Always proud to bring friends here and those from out of the US.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent and Rewarding Every TimeOn this evening we started with two appetizers, the Tuna Tartare, Avocado, Shaved Fennel and House Chips and also the Roasted Holland Pepper Stuffed with Wild Boar Sausage. Both were excellent. It had been a few years since I last had their Fettuccine Bolognese and after tasting it wondered why I hadn't ordered more frequently on my other visits. My wife had the Roast Duckling with Mustard, Capers, Roast Peppers and Roast Polenta. If you want to know what a really good duck dish is, try this dish. You'll be heard pressed to find another place that can serve a better duck dish. Once again we trusted Jason to make a wine selection for us and delighted us again with an excellent choice at a reasonable price.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent veal medallionsExcellent veal medallions and duck. We will be back!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNever misses!Service smooth,foodNever misses!Service smooth,food elegant without being over the top stupid. Seating little too cozy but really a great place.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMYou are made to feel welcomeYou are made to feel welcome with attentive but not overbearing service. Menu changes but favorites stay! Chef owner comes out to thank you for coming. Staff is happy and knowledgable. Highly recommend.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat staff, great italianGreat staff, great italian meals. Satisfied bellies. thanks!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent restaurant experience.An excellent restaurant experience. Courteous and timely service. The squid appetizer with the chickpea puree base is outstanding, as well as the seafood risotto. Il Capriccio has become one of our favorites both for service, comfort and the excellent food and varied menu.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe tried the restaurant duringWe tried the restaurant during restaurant week. The choices were varied so we found something we liked for each course. The food was outstanding as well as the service. Based on our experience, we would go back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA delightful gem!This was my first time here. My best friend and I love to try new restaurants and boy, were we glad we found this one! It was amazing. The wine list was extensive and the owner helped us pick a perfect wine which we very much enjoyed. Our waiter was just great. Can't say enough about what a lovely evening. A bit pricey but I can't wait to go back. Next time with my husband so he can pay!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFOOD FOOD FOOD what the NorthFOOD FOOD FOOD what the North End of Boston should be, great food, fine wine, friendly and helpful staff from door to table and out. Parking, did I say parking oh yes without any fuss or valet to fuss with. Highly recommend if you like great food and wine( note: wine little over priced but great selection, if more than a party of two buy bottle)3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. NiceGreat food and service. Nice atmosphere with lots of happy diners.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTry this restaurant!We dine here more than anywhere in the Boston area. The chef's put out some of the most consistently good dishes in the city. From old favorites like the BEST Tuna Tar Tar and Chicken Schnitzel, to new seasonal faves that stay true to the theme and history we've come to expect from Il Capriccio, it's simply a pleasure to be here. It can get a little boisterous at times, but it was fairly quiet this evening. Always is fun and energetic and we are always welcomed like old friends.
Try this restaurant!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA real find - wonderful food,A real find - wonderful food, good service and the ability to have a grown up conversation without raising your voice or being overheard by your neighbors.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIl Capriccio is one of theIl Capriccio is one of the very best restaurants in the area! It is consistently excellent !3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways an enjoyable, entertainingAlways an enjoyable, entertaining night out at Il Capriccio, from the delightful little woman who receives us and takes our coats and graciously sees to our every whim, to a peek in the kitchen after first a sip at the bar. We've always had fabulous wine, eventhough the labels are mostly unfamiliar. I'm so glad I came back to this little gem.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis gem is my favorite BostonThis gem is my favorite Boston area restaurant - hands down. There are only a few restaurants in the Boston area that are capable of doing everything right and Il Capriccio is amongst the select few. It really doesn't matter what you order as everything served is exceptional.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThey CARE about every singleThey CARE about every single diner and show it! Keep up the great work Il Capriccio, we'll be back!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA Beautiful Dining Experience...I just noticed a negative review about Il Capriccio being complacent and CANNOT DISAGREE MORE! We dined there with serious food and wine savvy Europeans and the reviews were over the top favorable. They couldn't get over how gracious and warm and helpful the staff was at every level. The food received high praise from very discerning palates and they were impressed with the world class winelist. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates wonderful food, expert service and reasonable prices. And Free Parking! If you want to just drop in and have a casual bite to eat in the convivial bar area that's also a great option. Cheers to this long standing and consistently high quality focused restaurant.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMIl Capriccio is consistentlyIl Capriccio is consistently wonderful! We eat there very often and are never disappointed!1/24/2013 12:00:00 AMYou've got to try it!Ritchie keeps the quality up and the service is friendly and personal. Our favorite restaurant!12/20/2012 12:00:00 AMBeyond delicious!Went for restaurant week, and my boyfriend's birthday. The food was excellent, each bite was better than the last. We both ranked it as one of the top three meals of our lives. The server was friendly and helpful. Everything was perfect!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM