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Cafe Capriccio always delivers - freshly prepared , authentic Italian dishes with wonderful fresh vegetables and house made pastas. I always want everything on the menu and wish I had room to finish off the bread for dessert! My friend and I began by sharing the caprese salad - can't resist the house made mozzarella and the tomatoes were simply sweet and luscious. Then we share the evening's ravioli - stuffed with artichoke and ricotta in a most delicious pink sauce. Had to dip bread in to finish the sauce. How do you pick from the entrees? Menu changes primarily with different preparations for the chicken, veal and steak. My friend had the evening's veal scallopini and I chose the osso bucco. Both were perfect, surrounded with a mely of seasonal vegetables. The aromas were intoxicating. Try to save room for dessert too!
Such a lovely, slow, quiet meal. Eggplant appetizer divine.
Service is excellent
Try the risotto (house specialty)
Special Manhattan best ever
Can't say enough good things
2nd time eating here and I lived it again! Thanks for a great dining experience!
Awesome food! Every dish was amazing. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I would go again and again and again!
The food was fantastic as always, I had the tuna and it was cooked to perfection and spiced and prepared very well. The roasted tomato garnish was delicious and went quite well with the dish.
Don’t go to the bar or sit in the bar area for dinner. The bartender is awful!!!! Seems irritated to be at worker dealing with people. Pathetic. He was rude to us and many others. I’ve been going here for years, but will think twice about going again. Not the type of service you expect from this restaurant. Management should make a change ASAP!!
Second time visiting within 3 months and this dining experience was much different than the first. Waitress was rushing us and very " to the point " when she came to the table. The waiter.....he popped in between her flights around room and was much more pleasant and relaxed. We all felt the vibe she didn't want to be there and was trying to hurry the night along. There was three on working the room so it wasn't so busy to frazzle her.
It will be awhile before I go back again, made for a very stressful dining experience. At those prices....you want to sit and enjoy the food.
We have been going to Cafe Capriccio for over 30 years, Franco has continued to create wonderful Italian menu. He continues some of his Fathers favorite, original dishes while updating the menu with new favorites of his own. We love the staff, service & food! The ambiance is great!
Our most recent experience last week was consistent with all the times we've been there before: it's a great dinner place!
Very unassuming restaurant but rave reviews from friends took us there Saturday night. We had a 5:30 reservation and it was quite and food was superb. Wait staff was super engaging and helpful. A definite must!
It reminded me of Arthur Ave in the Bronx; You would never think there as a hidden gem in this area. Eventhough we got there before opening time, I appreciated being able to sit at the bar for a drink before dinner. The food was fresh and delicious.
It would have been helpful if we knew where to park the car as there is no valet parking and there is minimal street parking. There are some indoor parking garage about 2-3 blocks away.
One of our favorite restaurants. The meals are always well prepared and artfully presented, the wine list is robust, and the wait staff is knowledgeable and caring.
Great food and perfect location for a show at the TU.
We have been to Cafe Capriccio many times. It is always a favorite.
My new favorite restaurant! The food was delicious and the ambiance was great - old school Italian. I loved every moment of it!
Jim Rua and his staff never disappoint. We arrived at our reserved time and were promptly seated. At first we were a bit turned off by the tag team approach to the service, but found it to be very efficient and unobtrusive. When we want a quality dining experience, this is the place we go to!
Always awesome. Great food and service. Never a disappointment
I am seldom as impressed as I was at Cafe Capriccio the Friday after Thanksgiving. We went because we heard the food was special, and there was jazz beside. The staff worked to get us the table we wanted, were sensitive to our pacing, answered "idiot" questions with grace. Every bit of the food was indeed special, and the jazz regulars were superb.
Consistently creative and welcoming. A neighborhood gem!
Our “go to” special occasion restaurant...there is no better!
Food and service were excellent. One of our favorite restaurants in Albany.
Always great! Best restaurant in Capital District.
You'll never have a bad meal at Cafe Capriccio. There's something for everyone on the menu.
Asked 3 Albany locals where to go for dinner. Cafe Capriccio topped each of their lists with good reason. We were very pleased with our meals and would dine there again without hesitation.
Excellent food and service...as always. We come here often, as one of our top 5 restaurants in the Albany area. We have never been disappointed.
Second time here and the food was outstanding as was the service.
A great treat with delicious food and great ambiance. The service was perfect!
My wife and I went for our anniversary and it was outstanding! Absolutely delicious! If you have a chance you must go.
I came to Manhattan just to have one more meal at the Red Cat before it shuts down. I’ve been coming here for years and it has always been top notch. I I’ll miss you guys!
Rissoto amazing! Tiramisu even better.
Met a friend here for dinner. The ambiance, food and service were all outstanding. We'll be back soon.
In spite of drowned table w/spilled drink, service food atmosphere were wonderful, gave us a a dry table instantly. Will return even w/out an event at Egg. Parking very easy in adjacent lot.
The food and service is always wonderful at Cafe Capriccio. I almost always order the Pork Ossobucco, it sets the standard that other restaurants can't attain. The risotto is great too. The bread is perfect with oil and parmigiana. Yum.
We chose this restaurant because it was close to the Times Union where we were seeing a show that evening, and they took reservations.
What an exceptionally awesome surprise for us to find we had chosen such a gem of a place to eat!
We each ordered very different meals, each one was savory & delicious!
The chef at Cafe Capreccio is extremely talented that’s for sure. The ambiance was perfect! A low light, but not dark, candlelight feeling with cloth.
I will certainly be going back and highly recommend anyone to visit for some authentic Italian food to eat!
Arrived a little early for Saturday night reservations. Decided to have a drink at the bar while we waited, there was only one person tending the bar and making drinks for the entire restaurant. He was pretty irritable, we had to wait a good 15 minutes for him to acknowledge us or the party next to us. Drinks were ok, not anything special or much to rave about. The service in the dining room was excellent, saw lots of staff in and out of the dining room waiting on everyone. Food was kind of blah, ordered a steak and a seafood pasta dish but just like the drinks nothing to rave about. We didn’t finish the meals not take home for later.
From start to finish each course was outstanding. The service was great and the server even got me to try something out of my ordinary. Welcoming, great ambiance and wonderful hospitality. We will definitely be making this a new regular place we visit. Consider an 8pm on a Friday as live music began at that hour.
First time here on business. Great service very attentive. Food was delicious. Hidden gem in Albany
The food was terrific. The service was great, the young woman who seated us was extremely friendly and helpful. Our waiter was also very good, knowledgable about the menu.
Would def recommend.
High quality runs throughout the food. Authentic, flavorful sauces; delicious, good cooking, skilled technique. The real deal, not fake-good.