About Capriccio Ristorante - Pembroke Pines

Capriccio's motto,
" Where food, music and memories embrace" tells our story. For over 25 years, Capriccio's has been serving West Broward great Italian cuisine. We enhance your dinner with romantic and classical music of a pianist, violinist and vocalist. Many clients start and end their evening in our beautiful lounge hosting a 6 foot chandelier over an octagonal granite bar. Happy hour during the week with a keyboardist and vocalist begin the evening in a fun atmosphere. Impeccable service and the highest quality of food awaits you whether you choose to dine in the elegant lounge or venture on to one of the main dining rooms. Enjoy one of our after dinner coffees or drinks back in the lounge and stay for dancing on Friday and Saturdays until midnight. Come and experience Capriccio's, where our food and music and your memories will embrace!

2424 N. University Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Sheridan

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 432-7001

Website:
http://www.capriccios.net/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment nightly. Pianist every evening in main dining rooms. Violinist and pianist Wednesday through Saturday. Keyboardist and vocalist in lounge from 5:30 until 9:30 Tuesday through Friday. Friday keyboardist and vocalist until 1 am. Saturday vocalist and guitarist 7:30 pm until midnight.

Parking Details:
Open Parking in Capriccio Plaza

Executive Chef:
Carlos Vaquerano

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

Capriccio's has the ability to offer private dining and semi private dining to groups from 20 to 150. We have 4 dining rooms that can host a variety of scenarios. We open for lunch only to private parties and host beautiful afternoon weddings.

Capriccio Ristorante - Pembroke Pines Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Live Music (39)
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Good for Birthdays (36)
Romantic (34)
Good for a Date (32)
Authentic (28)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for Groups (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Cozy (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fun (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Business Meals (12)
Comfort Food (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Casual (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (5)
People Watching (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service from Ricardo and Gerardo is an amazing musician.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

My beloved Fiance and I went for my Birthday in January and we booked Valentine's right away because we enjoyed the atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Oscar the waiter was ideal and always there when needed.
Brought relatives I had not seen in 20 years and they loved the place

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This is a nice place and I have dined there before. Disappointed that I had a reservation and waited 20 minutes before the worst table was made available to me. Service was average and the waiter challenged me on using my wine strainer saying it wasn’t needed. I had to ask 3 times before he relented. Everything was average and while I was happy to see that the place was busy, I wouldn’t go back. The owners were so indifferent that I had to wait. Not a great experience on a Saturday night, maybe better to go during the week when it’s not so crowded.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome food and great service, never had anything but the best from Capriccio's.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 24, 2018

There are dozens of Italian restaurants in Broward County. Maybe hundreds! This ranks at the top. From helpful, professional waiters to huge portions...from pasta cooked perfectly to sides and extras that come with each meal...all perfect. We heard that it would be crowded on the weekend so we went during the week. Not as busy, but I am sure the waiters don’t skimp on attention at any time. Veal, chicken and pasta dishes. Bone in ribeye that made a dainty lady eat from the bone!! We’ll be back!!!

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great restaurant Italian food one of the best in Ft Lauderdale and we have been to many !

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had a reservation but was a little early arriving. the main dinning room as half full but they put us at a table in the bar. It was loud and the service was slow.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I didn’t like the fact that when I paid in cash I didn’t get all my change back. The server failed to give me my change. He gave me the dollar bills just not the coins.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Just wish the sauces and dressing were less rich

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful food, very filling. Great service, beautiful ambiance and an overall great experience.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great as always! A neighborhood gem! Always warm and inviting service. Our server was excellent!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Everything was perfect !!!
We were greeted with a warm smile
and had a joyfull dinner with friends !!
Strongly recommanded !!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Live Music
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent service. Food was very good. All seafood items were fresh and properly presented. Wine suggestion was outstanding. Now on my regular list of places to go.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

we have never been disappointed with our meal or the service. The ambiance is fun & lively with live music and singing. We like it very much & we always find ourselves coming back for more

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I have been to the restaurant many times. The owner often warmly greets the guests, the music is great (piano and violin). The food, somewhat expensive, is excellent. A well presented restaurant with well presented food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Ambience was Amazing, something that you could not tell from the main road. Immediately impressed with the look and feel of the restaurant. Very professional servers and busboys etc. They really took their job seriously. Live music playing in the background, drinks were great, food was good presentation even better. Really enjoyed it, will be returning.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was very good. Ambience is wonderful with piano and singing. Waiters are very nice and attentive. A bit pricey though so I would save this for special occasions.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Seated us quickly! Very attentive and great recommendations for food selections. Wonderful piano music, just an all around wonderful place to go! Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We've been coming here for over 20 years and never have had a bad meal or unpleasant experience. We usually come for special occasions and in large groups and no one we've brought here has every had a single complaint. The food and service are top notch and the prices are very reasonable considering the quality of the cuisine. Capriccio's is truly one of a kind.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent Giovanni was the best! He paid attention to our every need! Geraldo on piano and violin is amazing.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We've been spending Christmas in Florida for the pass 4 years and we've been dining at Capriccio on December 25th for the last 4 years and the food is great and the live music adds an wonderful ambiance. Love the place and will continue to go.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have gone to Capriccio for years: dinner, Birthday parties, anniversaries but this is the first time we ever went for Christmas. We were a little nervous about it being a big holiday and the menu. They had their regular menu and a special one and as usual their food was great and consistent. 25 years and they have never disappointed us and their service is always exceptional especially our favorite Mario.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Live Music, Bar Seating, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It is an upscale restaurant, Good place for special celebrations, fine wine list, Food is very good and freshly prepared. Service is refined, but food is a bit overpriced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This place is my new favorite Italian restaurant! The food was delicious & ambiance was great!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A favorite restaurant for many years. Great food and outstanding servicr

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have always wanted to try this restaurant and ended up needing a last minute reservation on Christmas Eve.

The food was great.

I was delighted to find lighter options. It wasn’t all red sauce and cheese.

Everyone loved their options

My son was a little disappointed they didn’t have cheese filled gnocchi

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Superior traditional Italian dining, with some dishes not commonly found. Food perfectly prepared. Service was a bit hit and miss at beginning, but we arrived at the start of service, improved markedly later on.
Enjoyed my glass of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. The veal chop was perfectly prepared, seared on outside and tender. Also liked the broccoli rabe as additional side.
Some substitutions allowed.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food and service were very good. The only problem was loud music. Hard to talk.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Amazing every time

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We never fail to visit this restaurant when we come down to South Florida from our “up north” home.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very nice place, romantic ambience, excellent service, delicious food,. Adequate for any special occasion. The piano and violin player is outstanding, truly adds a touch to the night. Will highly recommend this place.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great great

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My favorite restaurant. Visit frequently. Highly recommend to others.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Recommended by two different friends; our first time there. Awesome experience. We drove there from West Kendall to enjoy dinner with friends who live in Pembroke Pines. Easy Parking, great decor and atmosphere. Piano player play soft easy lovely italian and american music. Violinist came in later. Both were great. Service was outstanding. When I asked where the restroom was, our waiter said, "I'll take you there" - most places "point" directionally. Our waiter, Matthew, was very attentive, polite and courteous. One of the most attentive waiters we have ever had. He is the waiter we shall ask for when we return. Great menu and wine list. I had the lobster thermidor which was fantastic and delicious. Took part home and will have for dinner tonight. Wife was very pleased with her red snapper. Others had pasta with clams and loved that too. We had mussels (white wine sauce) and fried calamari for shared appetizers. Delicious and plentiful. Cab wine was great. Chocolate Torte and the Tiramisu desserts fantastic. Their house salad which comes with entries excellent too. This is a wonderful italian experience. I am italian and a self taught creative chef. Capriccio's is authentic and enjoyable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

HAD A GREAT TIME BUT WERE SEATED A LITTLE TOO CLOSE TO KITCHEN ENTRANCE.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 2017

It was amazing, the food is delicious and the live music takes it to a whole new level

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My husband and I started dining at Capriccio when it opened 30 years ago, when we lived in Hollywood. We have since moved south and it is still well worth the drive. The veal chop is perfectly prepared every time; the Osso Buco will melt in your mouth; the artichoke is a must. A very reasonably priced wine list; classy but not stuffy atmosphere; attentive staff; and live music. Five stars in every way!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Live Music
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ambience & service was great, food was fabulous. Lobster Thermidor was delicious as well as beautiful in presentation.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The violin player is so loud and obnoxious you cannot conduct a table conversation. We all left with headaches. Never again!

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