Capriccio

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Capriccio’s before seeing the Boston Pops at PPAC. We dined off the pre-theater price fixe menu and there were ample choices for dinner. The portions were generous and the food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening celebrating our son being home with his girlfriend from California college. Exceptional service, experience, & meal.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Love the atmosphere and Todd. Service was a little slow though not up to standards expect from C!

l
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent as always, we have been enjoying great food here for over 27 years!
Best in the state!

TF
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service as always.

JP
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Capriccio never disappoints. Service was excellent, food is always good. Waiter recommendations were spot-on.

S
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual.

CG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you arrive it’s an amazing experience. Food is amazing and Enzo brings the old school feel with table side preparation. You feast on dishes that you can’t get anywhere else. Wine list is extensive and unique offerings. Highly recommend.

TS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding...as always!

BG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would highly recommend the steak Dianne. Was a pleasant experience watching the chef prepare and cook the steak table side. Not to mention the steak was delicious!

LY
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The layered Crepe dessert was out of this world delicious! The lamb ragout was amazing! Absolutely everything was perfect! Thank you so much for a wonderful dining experience!

SA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious!

LF
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The only issue I had was with your hostess. I made reservations for 8:30 for nine people, and we arrived at 8:25. We didn't get seating until 9:10. She gave away our reserved table and no apology was even given. That was a total disappointment.

MT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were very disappointed with the overall experience given the fact that this is an upscale restaurant. We have dined there in the past and have enjoyed the food and service. The host that greeted us was not very welcoming or friendly. He handed the menus over to another employee and said, "You can just sit them over there at that table." The table was located near the entrance and we could feel a cold draft every time someone opened the door. My chair kept getting bumped by servers as they moved between the dining areas. The service was rather slow. I requested that my filet mignon be cooked medium well, but instead it was medium rare. My wife ordered grilled swordfish which was bland and dry. The scallop appetizer and side salads were the only things that we really enjoyed. When we told the server that we were finished eating and that we weren't interested in dessert, he told us that he would bring the check right over. I barely touched my filet mignon and he never asked me if there was a problem with the food. Any reputable restaurant would take notice and attempt to rectify the situation. As we were getting up to leave, someone came rushing over to clear the rest of the table and change the tablecloth which I felt was rude. Definitely will not be returning anytime soon.

SH
New England
32 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cappriccio's was excellent. We were very pleased with our dining experience.

JH
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for post PPAC dinner. We went to the 2p show which got out around 4:30 so we made a 5p reservation which is when they open. We arrived a few minutes early but the lovely ladies at the coat check invited us to come in and wait inside because it had gotten quite cold out.
I’m originally from RI so had been to Capriccio in the past but it has been awhile since we now live out of state. My daughter had never been so we decided it was a good time to come back. We had a wonderful dinner. My daughter (8) loved the shrimp flambé at the table. The staff were joking with each other and the service was a great as I remembered. Food was delicious. So glad we had the chance to come back to Capriccio & Rhode Island.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We dine at Capriccio a few times per year and usually love the special experience. However, last Saturday night was a letdown. We had reservations and were seated fairly promptly, but were not served a drink for at least 15 minutes. The waiter, Chris, took our appetizer order about 1/2 hour after our seating. He was so rushed - often whisking plates that still had bread on them and drinks that were not finished. He never came to ask if we needed another drink, in fact, we had to shout "wait" can we order another drink as he zoomed past our table. We were seated for over 1 1/2 hour before our meal was served. It was Saturday night, and busy so it was very loud -all of which would have been more acceptable if our waiter wasn't so bad.
The food was delicious, as usual, but I will not be seated in Chris's section again. Too bad, because all of the other waiters that we have had over the years have been exceptional.

SS
New England
59 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William, our server, made our birthday celebration dinner special. David doesn’t eat dessert so he arranged a dish of fresh fruit with a candle. Thanks to William for his extra effort’

TM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Gnocchi was supposed to be signature but even the chef agreed it was tough and dry. They took it off the bill but ruined the evening. Service was rushed. Was expecting outstanding and good at best. Disappointed.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beyond our expectation.

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

AR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for dinner with my Wife and Daughter to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary. Great food and fantastic service. Truly enjoyed ourselves.

OK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst restaurant experience we have had in Providence, thus far. Our waiter barely came to the table, our appetizers and food were lukewarm, and when the waiter took a very long time to bring my father’s salad, he became very irritated when we said we no longer wanted the salad. At the end of the meal, when the waiter brought the check, the salad was still on the bill. When we asked about why this occurred, we were told that “well, they made the salad, so you have to pay for it.” This greatly upset my dad, and it took another 15 minutes to find a manager, who eventually took care of the situation. However, we have been to lots of restaurants in Providence and have never had an experience like this before. We will not be returning. The only positive was that when we finally found the manager, he took care of the situation.

D
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Teenage birthday and waiter went above and beyond! Thank you!

L
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was perfect!

G
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still Rhode Island’s premier special occasion restaurant. The best as always!

OT
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is an iconic restaurant...the food was excellent. Scallop special and tenderloin stroganoff very tasty. A bit short on space as they do table side cooking. The floor is tough to walk on in heels!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife to Capriccio for her birthday.. we both had never been here however, all of our friends had great things to say.
Michael was our server and the service was top notch!

Capriccio will absolutely spoil you silly.. I know that we were.

We, will be back..

PV
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just very good

NH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there

Food was fabulous. Menu choices were plentiful and included traditional favorites and some innovative dishes.

Cocktails and wine selection was also most excellent.

Service was first rate. Not overbearing at all but the perfect degree of attention to all our desires

C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Choice! The waiter was friendly, professional, entertaining and extremely knowledgeable with the entire menu and wine selection. The food was delicious. I had the filet mignon and my boyfriend had the tenderloin stroganoff. We had the “mozzarella fritta” for an appetizer and it was amazing. I loved the red sauce that accompanied it, so I will be back to get a pasta meal; delicious! The wine selection is very good and they do offer “by the glass” options. I’m a big red wine lover, so I did not leave disappointed. Also, the desserts were very good. Everything on the menu was great! My only negative remark regarding food is the bread selection. I expected warm bread or rolls, but the bread was cold and not a scali bread, but almost a sourdough consistency to it. It was different from most Italian restaurants I have frequented. Overall; however, everything was great! For clarification purposes (seeing that I read a lot of inquiries with proper dress code), the atmosphere can be dressy, but business casual is most definitely acceptable and I saw a few diners in jeans as well. I think on a Saturday night (with waterfire going on), it is expected that you will have some casually dressed people and it will not be an issue. The ambience is wonderful and I will definitely be back!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Anniversary

AM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The staff does an amazing job, going the extra mile for their customers! Highly recommend!!

CB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch! Food was superb!
Thank you

C
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and wonderful service and atmosphere!

MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was average, the ambiance was to dark and stuffy, the service was pretty good

e
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great. The prices were above my normal budget, but I guess you get what you pay for. I'm not complaining considering the experience. I can't wait to go again.

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience- old school feel. Very well in every way.