Cafe Capriccio

4.8
1466 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Cafe Cariccio, the region's only authentic Tuscan restaurant, has been a favorite dining destination in Albany for 30 years. The Cafe was voted Best Restaurant in the Capital District by Metroland Magazine for 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and many times previously. Jim Rua and Franco Rua are proprietors. The Cafe is open for dinner every night. See our web site for details and photos.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1466 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NorahE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expected a good meal, and got one of the most amazing meals I have ever had.. The food was truly delicious.
Cocktail menu was inventive and fun!.
Service was outstanding! 10/10..
Will definitely be back..

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Rachel
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great food, great service, great atmosphere, high prices. Overall a wonderful meal at a cozy family restaurant. Would totally recommend but parking and the neighborhood is sketchy.

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Friends
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tremendous, tremendous food, there 4 of us with 4 different entrees each better then the next.

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Steez
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Tiramisu I've ever had. Scallops were phenomenal! The staff was very nice and on point.

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CarmellaR
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Staff could not have been better. Food was INCREDIBLE!
Thank you!

I had made a special request prior to arriving, as I was hosting business clients. It was taken care of perfectly. Thank you!

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JayW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, great food! Dan Lester at the bar is awesome! We were in Albany for the weekend, went on Thursday night and came back on Saturday night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places I have been to

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michaelg
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and amazing service! Dan was excellent.

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KevinW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my most favorite restaurants in all of the Capital District region.

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NerdyorCrazy
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is good. I made a mistake with my order and they took care of it. The only downside was that I had many waiters serve the table. I like when it's only one person and I can enjoy the experience like they are really hosts.

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MarilynR
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great romantic ambiance....highly recommend this restaurant!

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Bexx
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious. Staff were great! Looking forward to returning when the patio is complete!

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Wonderful
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Awesome date night spot.

DH
DanielH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unbelievable. Portions were very large. Wait staff was exceptional and knowledgeable.This is our new go to place for an impeccable Italian meal that has a true homemade feel with upscale ingredients

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vipHappydiner
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff to make it an exceptional experience!

JM
JanMc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In between great conversation, all four of us kept raving about our food. One person was new to Albany and relieved to know of a restaurant with this quality and "old school" atmosphere. The service team was friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable. High Five!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg food was delicious! The grilled octopus was amazing! And the ossobuco omg the meat came off easy from the bone!! Delicious food! Pizza was amazing cooked to perfection!! We really loved this place!!

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JamesA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It just doesn't get any better..never disappointing,always a pleasure..Been enjoying the Cafe for years and will continue to do so.
Thanks to everyone at the Cafe

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vipfoodies
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good service excellent

JB
vipJosephB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff(especially Jen) are always special.
My wife and I always have a great time.

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vipJp518
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Would have been nice if wait staff told us about the specials. After we ordered and were eating we heard the wait staff telling other diners about the specials and they sounded delicious. We most definitely would have ordered one of the specials. Not a big deal but when you haven’t eaten out in over a year a little disappointing. The food we did have was excellent

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vipKathryn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. Lovely owners and staff. First time in person dining since October, but have ordered take out throughout the pandemic. Franco and Jim weren’t there, but Carly came by to say hello and staff was very efficient and welcoming, as always!

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Bryan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining there. Very good food and staff! Will be back.

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vipBeth
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place.

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vipHappydiner
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s now our go to place Friday evening to start our weekend on a great note! The food is consistently wonderful and so are the cocktails! It’s almost like a little celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipHappydiner
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. They had a new appetizer this week which was crepes with sausage and it was fabulous!
Could have made a dinner just of that. But, I love their lasagna and that was also available. And the perfectly made Manhattan made it an evening of joy!

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RobbieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond excellent. They never disappoint. Food and service are top notch.

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Paula
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tried something new for me - Boscaiola - with lumache pasta. All I can say is WOW! Decadent and delicious! Can’t wait for my next visit already. Always an A+ meal!! Thank you.

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GlutenFreeFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully consistent food each time I visit this restaurant!

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DawningG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice birthday dinner! We enjoyed the food and service.

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Notfoody
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I am not what you would consider a food snob, so the dinner may have been lost on me. The food itself was okay, nothing special, no issues, just the overall value was not great.

Not in a rush to return, there are other restaurants which I find a better value.

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JoanneC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and accommodating staff, food was delicious and I travel an hour to dine here

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. One of the few times I have gone out to eat and been happy to pay the bill. We were completely satisfied. It was a great night out. I will be eating there again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. To be recommended

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GlutenFreeFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am new to the area and I spend a lot of time eating out. This is by far the best restaurant in the Albany area. Both service and food are incredible.

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vipBeth
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous night out with a friend who was in town. We have not been in several years but knew it would fit the bill for excellent food and cozy, neighborhood feeling. Unfortunately we had an 8:45 reservation and they ran out of bread but they took the initiative and put in a pizza for us without us asking. It was wonderful. Our eggplant and ravioli dishes were outstanding, along with the service. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always. Its a little pricy but the food is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! The staff really know the menu and how the food is prepared.

FAQs

Cafe Capriccio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 465-0439.

Cafe Capriccio is rated 4.8 stars by 1466 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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