Capriccio

4.7
1464 reviews
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Italian
Luxurious Capriccio, carved out of the cellars of a Financial District landmark, is located along the Providence Riverwalk at the corner of Dyer & Pine Streets. It has long been the capital city’s renowned mecca for candlelight sophistication and black tie service “where locals and out-of-towners are deliciously pampered.” Creative continental cuisine with a northern Italian and Mediterranean accent has earned it over 35 awards for fine dining and wines. Signature dishes include imported Dover sole, Maine lobster, prime aged steaks, native seafood, housemade pastas, and flambeed desserts. Recipient of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, its elegant lounge boasts one of America’s great Cognac collections. Open weekdays for lunch, daily for dinner. Complimentary valet parking.
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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I was very disappointed with the service during restaurant week. We were not told of the specials the restaurant was offering and my friend was upset that she did not know there was a baked stuffed lobster special that evening. We only found out there were specials after we overheard our server telling them to another table next to us. I felt it was because he thought we were younger and maybe were only there for restaurant week. That is not the case as I have dined here on several occasions, however I will not be returning

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P
New England
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Christmas celebration with my niece and nephew. We had a delightful evening in an elegant setting.

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DS
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous
Outstanding food, ambiance, table-side prep is a must.

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MM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and service!!

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JD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places!

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem!! The food was outstanding, especially the seafood cake! Our waiter was attentive, interesting and fun. Old school all the way, grab a date and have yourself a night!

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TS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Engagement celebration

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5-Stars all across the board! Brought my wife for a special night out celebrating our 4 year anniversary (since our first date) and it was nothing short of spectacular! For the first time in a long time, possibly ever, she said that I ordered the better dish out of the two we ordered. I ordered the peppered sirloin and it was fantastic! Loved that I was allowed to add a half order of gnocchi with my meal. Steak was excellent, perfect sear and medium rare just like I asked for! My wife ordered the veal sirloin with Marsala sauce, Which we both thought was awesome! Chicken Marsala is one of my favorite dishes, and it was interesting to try it with veal. Service was very attentative and helpful with our questions. Also great bang for your buck.. I actually took home half my plate, which is rare. Great serving size! All around great experience!

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious...professional...unique...romantic.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff and amazing food. Such great restaurant. My girlfriends and I really enjoyed ourselves.

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V
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very professional and friendly service, never felt rushed and always felt attended to.
Scallops were delicious cooked perfectly but the croquette was hard and maybe overcooked?
Beet salad was also great- good balance between the earthy beets and creamy cheese.
Beef wellington was cooked perfectly on the outside, and on the inside, but the dough between was still raw which made it a bit inedible.
Duck was perfectly seasoned and paired well with the sides.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, bring back the concord cake.

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall, very nice experience from the valet parking, to the coat check, to the wait staff, ambiance and food. Excellent, we will return.

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GC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was a 7 and service was a 10.
The place was absolutely enjoyable and it is perfect for a date night.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! The staff was all outstanding, nothing felt rushed for a new years eve, drinks were great and food was the best I’ve had in ages.

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BM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent, nice romantic atmosphere. The food is top notch and for the many times I have dined there I have never been disappointed.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Providence!!!!!!

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was ok, not great. Steak tartar Lanier flavor and the lobster in my pasta was like rubber it was so over cooked. I also made the reservation on open table for 100 points. The pints were not awarded. When I followed up I got a response saying table is “ineligible for points”. Why? It didn’t say that when i reserved the table. That is complete crap

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TK
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab cocktail was amazing and so was the veal chop!! We love it here for a special night out!

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E
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

A couple of us in our group were disappointed with the luncheon. I ordered the Tenderloin Diane-Flambéed Tableside for $23.95 which was not flambéed tableside. The waiter then indicated to me that this was only performed for dinner orders. I would suggest they remove this terminology from their luncheon menu because it doesn’t come flabeed tableside for lunch. It was too late to cancel my order....I came for lunch and visited here for this main performance dish which was listed on their menu and website. The meal arrived and I ordered it prepared chef’s choice. The steak was so tough and chewey that I had to remove most of it from my mouth. My nephew hated the taste of his Wild Boar Tagliatelle Braised Wild Boar order for $19.95. Now I know why this place is empty for lunch. Will not return.

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R
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service, amazing wine menu and delicious food!! Classic fine dining.

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ST
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal.. table side flambe and amazing food and service. Mario Nick Steve and Sal... all made a wonderful evening. . The coat check donas even gave me an itlalan speaking lessons... let's not forget the valets the first to greet.. and to send us merrily on our way.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and our servers Eli and Kerri were excellent!

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m
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Capriccio's. Food is great, atmosphere great, especially around the holidays.

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JS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem! The level of service, the quality of the food, the new bar and the private wine room is off the charts. If you want fantastic food and a great overall experience, this is the place to go! Find dining at its finest!!

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BD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is excellent. Great food, excellent service staff, elegant atmosphere, welcoming from the time you drive to the door to the time you depart. Would recommend for any occasion.

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s
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended to me by my mom and her boyfriend. They always go here and I went on a date the day I went. I had such a nice time. The waiters were very efficient

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s one of our favorite restaurants! Never disappoints! Can’t wait to go back.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Have been to capriccio twice before and loved it but This might have been one of the worst dining experiences , first Had an absolutely horrible table where everyone including 400lb guys were trying to squeeze by, calamari was definitely below average and small portion, got the scallops with lobster risotto and the scallops were dime sized and had literally 4 tiny pieces of lobster in the risotto, waited forever for drinks and had one forgotten about at a point, the tiramisu basically tasted like vanilla cake , our waitress seemed completely overwhelmed with the big parties that were there and we were an afterthought and for the price this was completely unsatisfactory, I wanted to leave 0$ tip but I felt bad in doing so for all the people that work there so I left one but not my usual generous amount. I have absolutely no idea why this dinner was so awful from every area

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R
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic!

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AO
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our holiday business lunch was great. Great service and a leisurely lunch. Food was very good.

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m
New England
36 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Capriccio is simply the best, a perfect venue for a business meeting, romantic meal or to celebrate a special occasion. In this case, there were for of us for a business meeting. We were able to discuss our business, bond over the cuisine, and have some fun. Sal is the consummate maitre d’, his family having developed the restaurant nearly forty years ago. The staff overall is fantastic, and to experience them in their best, order a flambé to be prepared table-side.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet intimate atmosphere, excellent service, delicious food!

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New England
28 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you one place to go out to dinner in Providence, make it Capriccio's! The food was fantastic. Our server was welcoming and attentive. The atmosphere was wonderful. We'll be back for sure.

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MS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been in the providence area for over 10 years and somehow neither of us have never had the opportunity to eat here. We chose our 3 year wedding anniversary built around a providence staycation to dine here. This was absolutely one of the best overall food beverage ans service experiences we have had in a while. I guess it is true you get what you pay for... not cheap but also for us not a weekly stop. The food was traditionally prepared and delicious we did not think once about reaching for the S/P shaker prepared exceptionally well and exactly as described on the menu. It was very busy because of the theater crowd but not an issue as you must make a reservation or there will be no table for you :-) Our waiter was attentive knowledgeable and professional. Made real suggestions for each course and beverage pairings and made a point of thanking us for choosing the location for our special evening as well as inviting us to return. A great memory we will not soon forget.

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m
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent

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5
New England
50 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I’m sorry the food is just not what it used to be.my salmon was just average and my green beans were raw. We love the ambiance around the holidays but it really was a disappointment. Pasta had a nice sauce and the sautéed chicken was tasty .
Love the ambiance and the server did a good job considering he was all alone. Very long wait for food even though the restaurant was not busy.

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KK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the BEST restaurants in Providence!!! thanks

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing!! Mario made us feel like home!! Great wine list too !!

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N
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to Capriccios. And our waitress, I don't recall her name, was a young blond woman, was an amazing waitress. She was very knowledgeable about the menu. Gave suggestions that we took and we were really happy with. She was friendly and attentive but not overbearing.

The restaurant was quite beautiful. Old world classic. The food was delicious. I would love to go there again.

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