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Cafe Capriccio, Albany, NY
Cafe Capriccio, Albany, NY
Cafe Capriccio, Albany, NY
Cafe Capriccio, Albany, NY
Cafe Capriccio, Albany, NY

Cafe Capriccio

4.8
4.8
1998 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.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (518) 465-0439
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Franco Rua
  • Catering
    Catering is available for small or large parties for pick up or for on premise events. Our menu is filled with our classics from our kitchen as well as the elaborate authentic Italian dishes that we serve at our Chef's Table.
  • Private party facilities
    The Cafe has a wonderful private dining rooms for private events. Our Chef's Table, located on the second floor above the main restauant, can hold parties of 10-17 and is an intimate open kitchen concept room where the chef cooks in front of your guests. The room also features a private entrance and private bathrooms just for this room. Our private room has wireless internet, screens and private staff. Our rooms regularly host business events and speaker presentations as well as family event, birthdays, anniversaries as well as couples dinners with friends.
  • Neighborhood
    Albany
  • Cross street
    Hamilton St.
  • Parking details
    Parking available without charge at the OGS State parking lot at the corner of Hamilton and Grand Street to the right of the restaurant on Grand Street.
  • Entertainment
    Walter and Julia Donnaruma perform jazz on Friday nights.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 1,998 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Best Food

  • Upstate New York

    Great for fine wines

  • Upstate New York

    Italian

  • Capital District

    Best Overall

  • Capital District

    Best Food

  • Capital District

    Best Value

  • Capital District

    Good for business meals

  • Capital District

    Neighborhood gem

  • Capital District

    Great for fine wines

  • Capital District

    Romantic

  • Capital District

    Italian

1,998 Reviews
  1. Chanterelle

    New York City

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating Daughter’s birthday, we dined at one of our favorite restaurants. Halibut special was excellent as was the duck. My veal chop was disappointing. It was fatty and covered in a thick wine sauce. It was covered the with a wet arugula and tomato salad. Eggplant appetizer and octopus appetizer were delicious. Desserts of coconut cheesecake and tiramisu were excellent.

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  2. JenniferH

    Upstate NY

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cuisine and hospitality were exceptional. The atmosphere facilitated a delightful conversation with my spouse, with the noise level being perfectly subdued. Our server was incredibly attentive and exceedingly amiable.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess was very pleasant. They offered three options for water - tap, sparkling or still which I thought was very nice! The waitress seemed slightly judgemental like we didn’t belong there - which she wasn’t wrong lol but still should treat everyone the same regardless of how they are dressed or appear. The food was spectacular! We all shared the trio appetizer, I shared a ragu pasta dish with my daughter and my fiancée got the seafood special - scallops with risotto and vegetable. The desserts were to die for!! Lemon cheesecake, flourless chocolate cake and strawberries and cream gelato. I would return if the service was more genuine.

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  4. RobertS

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food, staff are professionals, Very authentic Italian food. The menu is loaded with choices for all tastes. My last visit, I entertained my family. Everyone was satisfied and impressed

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very intimate, martini’s were delicious. Lovely wine selection. Four entree’s including the fresh fish of the day, all were exceptional in their own way with simple and elegant presentation. Would definitely recommend to anyone that enjoys quality Italian fare in the setting of a cozy cafe.

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  6. IDNYC

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, pleasant atmosphere and a variety of food choices. We are glad we found this place and will be back.

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  7. Lanaba

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. My husband ordered a dish with sun dried tomatoes, but it came out without them, and it turned out they ran out of them. They offered us free dessert to compensate, although my husband still enjoyed his meal without the tomatoes. I got the chicken and eggplant sorrentino, and it was amazing. Everything was well seasoned, including the side of vegetables, which were delicious. For dessert, we got the pistachio cake and the flourless chocolate cake. The flourless chocolate cake was unbelievably good. Highly recommend that if you love chocolate! For downtown Albany, the location of this restaurant is great, because it’s right next to the Grand Street parking lot, which is free outside of business hours. Will definitely return.

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  8. IleanaI

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant was recommended by a friend and it was disappointing. For a starter course, we shared the octopus, which was very good. Good food ingredients (fish, rice, green beans) that were overcooked, over-seasoned, and salty. Very disappointing. In hindsight, should have ordered the octopus and a salad.

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  9. joniy

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as usual! What a wonderful experience….from the hospitality to the delicious food. Always a treat.😊

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  10. BonVivant

    New York City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely traditional Tuscan restaurant. Great service. Beautiful menu, all pastas are home made. Sauces little too heavy for my taste, but that’s a matter of preference. I had the daily special sea bass, there are few things as satisfying as a perfectly-cooked, flaky filet of fish! Very attentive service. Decor is dated and room is dark. But then again more matter of preference.

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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 1998 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Capriccio

49 Grand Street, Albany, NY 12207

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hamilton St.
  • Neighborhood
    Albany
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking available without charge at the OGS State parking lot at the corner of Hamilton and Grand Street to the right of the restaurant on Grand Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Franco Rua
  • Entertainment
    Walter and Julia Donnaruma perform jazz on Friday nights.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (518) 465-0439
  • Catering
    Catering is available for small or large parties for pick up or for on premise events. Our menu is filled with our classics from our kitchen as well as the elaborate authentic Italian dishes that we serve at our Chef's Table.
  • Private party facilities
    The Cafe has a wonderful private dining rooms for private events. Our Chef's Table, located on the second floor above the main restauant, can hold parties of 10-17 and is an intimate open kitchen concept room where the chef cooks in front of your guests. The room also features a private entrance and private bathrooms just for this room. Our private room has wireless internet, screens and private staff. Our rooms regularly host business events and speaker presentations as well as family event, birthdays, anniversaries as well as couples dinners with friends.
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