Dined at Capriccio during Providence Restaurant Week with friends. We felt rushed and thought our server was condescending because all four of us ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. He hurried us along almost to get our meal quickly finished and the next guests seated. The food was fine, but not so outstanding as to make it worth going back again. We have dined there many times in the past and were very disappointed in the service. There were many waiters literally rushing around and making for a lot of distraction and background noise.
Sad to see this restaurant not meet our expectations.
The service was exceptional. Entrees and appetizers from a well-rounded menu were nicely prepared. Only complaint; lobster is overpriced.
Descending the steps into Cappriccio , we entered an unexpected restaurant of days gone by. Excellent value for Restaurant week choices. Portions were very ample, presentation thoughtful, wait staff efficient and attentive. Space beautifully appointed, and comfortable. And the wine list goes on forever! check it out!
My favorite restaurant in Providence. Excellent service and food.
First class service, staff and food. Extensive wine list and knowledgeable servers. Would certainly return and recommend.
Outstanding! Everything from the high back chairs in the dining room to the amazing menu of expertly prepared dishes places this restaurant a cut above everything else in Providence. I'll be visiting until I've tried every dish on the menu. If you are looking for a restaurant that has a menu of delicious items you can only get in that 1 place, then visit Capriccio. The service is incredible, the staff is friendly, and the dining room is beautiful.
First time there . we had the salmon and the veal parm . Both dishes were delicious
We are not native Rhode Islanders so restaurant week serves as a good motivator to try new restaurants. Capriccio did not disappoint and excelled in all areas. Immediately upon entering, the appealing décor put us at ease. A nice host explained the building while seating us. Our waiter was wonderful. Other reviews seem to hint that if you ordered off the restaurant week menu you were not treated the same. This could not be farther from the truth on this evening. We were pleasantly pampered. Both our dishes, scallops and eggplant were very good as were the appetizers and deserts. We finished a moderately priced bottle of wine and two coffees and the tab was very reasonable. The menu prices would have added 10 or 15 percent to the bill but I think well worth it in the future. We dine out quite often and this will not be our every night place but they can count on return visits.
I haven't been in over 20 years and it was a wonderful welcome back after such a long time.
I'm not sure how much of the interior has been updated in the 20 or so years since my last visit, but the food, service and ambiance all aimed for perfection and came very close to it.
Cocktails were very well done, menu for restaurant week was a steal and the service was excellent.
While there are certainly newer and potentially better offerings out there (you might be hard to find the latter), there's a reason why it's been here for almost 40 years.
Definitely a Providence legend and I'll be back a lot quicker next time.
Always enjoy our special occasions at Capriccio's. Outstanding food, superior service (love Michael) and food preparation at your table - what more can you ask for? A true gem.
The dining experience was superb however the bartender needs to learn how to be more friendly and cheerful.
Very nice, great food, great service, little pricey but worth it...
This is our 3rd time eating here and we look forward to going back in the near future. The food is fresh and amazing. The service is impeccable. The waiters wear tuxedos. They offer free valet parking which makes it easy. It's downstairs and not handicap accessible (from what I understand, I didn't see an elevator). Excellent choice for a special ocassion or to impress someone!
We were celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary with friends. I called that day to ask for a special table. We arrived to a beautiful table set off to the side. The service was fantastic, as always, the food was wonderful, consistently excellent, and the service was hard to beat. Thankfully, the noise level was low. It was a very special night indeed. Can't wait to return!
I have been dining at Capriccio since it opened in the mid-70s. The service is is impeccable from the parking valets to the servers and hosts. This time we went to celebrate my daughter's 14th birthday. I suspect she'll never go anywhere else to eat again!
Of course the food was as always, imaginative and delicious!
Our party of 5 completely enjoyed our Capriccio experience, it became a special occasion for all of us-not just the birthday girl. The service was attentive without being over powering. The food was classic Italian and beautifully plated. There was not only an ample variety on the menu, they had additional daily specials. I had a caper/olive pan seared haddock that melted in your mouth with yummy perfectly cooked green beans. Reports from everyone were that their dishes were tasty.
We had called ahead and talked with Barbara, we had bubbles waiting. They prepared a beautiful collection of appetizers we all shared. We celebrated the birthday girl with a cake. Timing was perfect on everything, we never felt rushed but also not forgotten.
Capriccio made a special event even more special than we could have hoped for!
We went there for our anniversary. Extremely nice restraurant for a quite dinner for a special evening out.
We have been dining at Capriccio's for years, and we have never experienced such slow service. The restaurant was far from full, and we sat for almost two hours before our meals were served. It took quite some time to get one of our appetizers and then the oysters were served almost 10 minutes after that appetizer. Everything was delicious, but the service was lacking. When we were leaving the restaurant, the host was on the telephone, with what appeared to be a personal call, and did not acknowledge us leaving. If this was our first time dining here, we would not return based on the service.
The food here is always good. Never great or inspiring. Service is typically good but this time around it was not. Server was terribly inexperienced. Simple things you expect to be right at this caliber of restaurant just were't. (ex: red wine glasses were brought for champagne. Wrong champagne brought out originally.) Also.. the restaurant has some sad, store bought excuse for their "anniversary/birthday" complimentary cake they bring to the table. Skip this place and try Camille's for that same "feel." It's a better experience all around.
Perfect example of a establishment resting on its prior reputation. From start to finish everything was less than mediocre. Worst Martini ever, glass not cold gin warm. Veal was over cooked, pasta was undercooked and the Cherries Jubilee, not sure why they bothered, cheap brandy, and melted ice cream. Was a total disappointment and will not return or recommend to anyone. The only positive note was that our server did a great job.
Wonderful dining experience!
Great food, great atmosphere and a wine list that is outstanding.
A warm welcomed greeting followed by a quiet, enjoyable, delicious dinner with service that is second to none are just some of the words that cross my mind when I describe our last visit to Capriccio's on Mother's Day. A true "go to" restaraunt that continues to prove itself a staple of Providence.
Our waiter was very good and efficient went over the specials the restaraunt was very romantic I would recommend to a friend
Came highly recommended and it was good. But , for the high cost (and a half empty restaurant) I need more then a colorful description of the specials. Service was not what I would expect.
The service is the best we have had in a long time glad we made the choice and prices are very reasonable for the portions of food..
Outstanding food. Excellent service. The best resturant experience we have had in a very long time
Good Italian cuisine, interesting menu, pleasant atmosphere, excellent service. But the prices on the real menu are almost $10 per entree higher than those listed on the Open Table menu.
The food and service is always outstanding. The haddock special was phenomenal and the special salad makes you want to get back soon to order it again.
We selected this place because of its 4 star reviews even though they came with 4 star prices. The service was excellent and our appetizer was lovely. Our entrees, however, were mediocre at best. The "fresh" pappardelle was overly thick, mealy and undercooked ( and I don't mean al dente!) and our veal was like leather. For context, I have never met a plate of pasta that I didn't like but this plate I did not finish. We may yet give them another chance but, for the price, there are quite a few other restaurants deserving of a spot on our list to try ahead of a return to Capriccios.
We came here before we went to see a show at the Providence Performing Arts. It's our 3rd time here and it was just as good as the first two times! We absolutely love it here. The atmosphere is quiet and romantic. The waiters are in tuxedos. It's very, very good. We are going again for my husband's birthday. They make a cherries jubilee right by the table with the fire and all. Very impressive.
We had a great experience on a Tuesday night, the food was outstanding and the service was perfection. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion!
Tuxedo clad wait staff, unhurried atmosphere (we arrived at 6:15 and departed after 8 pm). Beef Wellington, Cherries Jubilee, lovely wine selection, knowledgeable and oh so polite wait staff. Pricey but worth it for that special occasion (in this case 28th anniversary).
Always a solid favorite .great wine list, great menu selection and service from door to table and back.
My friends and I were pampered and we loved it! Our car was valet parked. The waitstaff, especially Larry, was attentive and fun, and the food we had from the pre-fixe menu was outstanding! To top it all off, we were treated to a complimentary limo ride to the theater and then picked up afterward!
Since it was a Monday night, it was not too crowded. The food was prepared to our liking. The wait staff appeared a bit harried. We had to ask for bread. However in trying to decide between two wine the server brought over both wines to sample.
The meal included salad or pasta but when my husband asked if he could have Caesar instead of house, he was told he could but was charged full salad price.
Overall the prices were appropriate for the quality and quantity of food. Definitely would dine there again.
Staff very well versed in the menu and the food is very good with good portions. The ambiance is the main attraction here as a very classy and upscale restaurant. Perfect for special nights out, or even as a regular place to go (if you can afford to). Its not overly priced for the area, but will still set you back alittle.
I have been dining at Capriccio since it opened in the late '70s. The service and food is always excellent, from the greetings of the valets right onward. The coat check, the wait staff, the maitre d and the flambé chef are all cordial and warm. The food is always beyond delicious.
love the ambience, service is wonderful and the food was above average!
I had not been to Capriccio's in years..always felt it was overrated and expensive. I was pleasantly surprised. Meal was spectacular and the price was not an issue to the quality and amount of food that was served. Looking forward to returning to the restaurant soon.