Il Capriccio - NJ

4.8
655 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
The whole experience is paramount, when you dine at Il Capriccio, you feel right at home. Fresh flowers, gentile romantic lighting, chairs you can sink into and live pianists make for an unforgettable dining experience. Knowledgeable and attentive staff further compliment the impeccably prepared fair and carefully selected wines from all over the world. Enjoy Il Capriccio's most recent addition, (weather permitting) the Tuscan inspired courtyard thatseats up to 35 guests and makes for a truly "Al Fresco" dining experience.
The dress code is Elegant Casual, as jackets are preferred for gentlemen but not required.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(973) 884-9175
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Antonio & Natale Grande
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Private party facilities
We are able to accommodate large parties from 35 to 100 guests during the week, in either private or semi private rooms (Saturdays Large parties for lunch only). Please call for further details.
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Private party contact
Salvatore LeRose: (973) 884-9176
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Whippany Road
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Parking details
We offer Valet parking for dinner only. Self parking is available in our private parking lot.
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Entertainment
Live Piano Wednesday – Saturday.
Live Jazz trio every 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month.
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Special events & promotions
Private & group cooking lessons are available with executive chef, Antonio Grande upon request. Please call for information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 655 People Are Saying
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4.8
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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Excellent. Food and service couldn't be better. We'll go back.

One low point. We marked our reservation as our anniversary. Eight other tables received recognition and we did not. I don't need the cake but it would have been nice to complete our celebration.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Excellent service. Great food. Restaurant decor does have to be updated especially the windows by the bar and carpeted walls. Definitely a frat place to dine for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Friday night and very crowded but the excellent staff remained attentive to all. Jorge, our waiter, was so personable and efficient. My husband had Barramundi, cooked to brought to table to show us whole. 10 minutes later he had a plated of fillet and he said not a bone was left inside. I had scallops and they were delicious. We brought along a couple who had never been here before and they were highly impressed with everything. Delicious . . . .

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

All the meals served to our group of 4 were delicious. Well-prepared, tasty, generous and presented within a reasonable time/wait. Atmosphere was good, not too loud. Our server was attentive and patient. Overall, a very good experience. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Wonderful Restaurant with great food & Outstanding Service

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Had an amazing time and dinner. The octopus was incredible. The staff from the valet, to the waiters to the servers were all excellent. They probably sang happy birthday to groups at least five times while we were there. The atmosphere was terrific and it was a peaceful place for conversations.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

As always, Il Cappricio didn't disappoint. The food was fantastic with many wonderful options included on the menu. We like Il Cappricio for the ambiance, the food, and especially Mark Garni's musical talents.

We will go there again and again.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Amazing food and service. The most enjoyable dinner I have ever had.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Alyways an excellent meal and service

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with excellent service and food! We. Stayed for almost 4 hours and were not rushed at all. Love the flying meatballs! Excellent waiter. Loved Il Capriccio.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

They were short staffed on the day we went. It happens. The staff is always so wonderful. The owners nephew is special. Such a great personality. We always enjoy it here.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service. Best dinning experience I have had in quite a while.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The best place to go in central NJ.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Lovely atmosphere and fabulous service. Terrific special occasion restaurant. Creative food and beautiful presentation. No problem using OpenTable reward certificate. Perfect! Cannot wait to return for another special occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

always a delicious meal, great atmosphere, great service

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We love Il Capriccio for the fantastic Italian food and friendly service. This time we had Dover Sole Meuniere served tableside and a delicious seafood assortment (with lobster, shrimp and scallops). Also deserving special mention is the Porcini Pappardelle, with the rich creamy sauce, which is perfect for a starter or as a main dish. The wine list is notable, and compliments well the food selections offered. The staff is attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. If you crave authentic, high quality Italian cuisine, this is your place !

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Delightful! Service is amazing and the food even better!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We had lunch celebrating a special occasion and were very pleased with the attention we received and the food was outstanding. We would definitely recommend the restaurant to our Executives next time they are looking for a good place to have dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We just visited this restaurant for my son's high school graduation. It was an extremely pleasant evening. Excellent service and high-quality food. Two of us had the Branzino special, which was delicious. My husband loved the rack of lamb. The restaurant also has a very welcoming ambiance. I would definitely come here again, particularly for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Graduation dinner was excellent! The service was excellent too!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We have entertained clients and enjoyed personal dinners here since 1999. It hasn't changed. Still fabulous food and service. Thank you!

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The ambiance of the restaurant itself was meticulous. However, the food was sub-par, and the service was particularly unsatisfying. Interactions with the waiter were rare and predominately monotone (lacking any emotion, regardless that we visited for a celebratory purpose). Four separate racks of veal were ordered, and all cuts contained excessive amounts of fat; when mentioned to the waiter, the complaint was completely ignored. Considering the reviews and suggestions to come to this restaurant, I am very disappointed in the absence of proper standard service.

I will not be returning here.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food was delicious. Big selection. Service was great.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Giatano was our server. He was superb!!
Foot was fantastic. Lamb ragu paccetti!! Omg!!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Very good experience!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Polished service and elegant food with special attention to detail of seasoning and presentation. Everything that we tried, including the Whole grilled Bronzino for two, was fabulous. Cannot wait to return.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

My favorite restaurant in New Jersey! Always top notch and so delicious! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

I’ve been to Capriccio

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

A real nice cordial restaurant. Great food & ambiance. All good especially the service. We travel all around the tristate area as self appointed foodies and can honestly say we haven't been more fawned over than this restaurant. its a long ride for us, but well worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great dinner. Great service - all around. It was raining when we arrived - 2 valet parking attendants came out with umbrellas, for my wife and I. All around - top notch

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent overall. Nothing more to say. Premier Italian restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Our entire experience was flawless - from the gracious greeting upon arrival, to the assistance with wine selection, to the presentation of the food, to the Happy Birthday tribute to my husband, to the unrushed service that permitted us to enjoy the occasion for three hours. The food was perfect. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Il Capriccio is always a fine dining experience, and the service and attentiveness of the staff is second to none. Especially enticing are the specials, which vary regularly, but always include a fresh seafood entrée, or a superior cut of beef or lamb for the heartier appetite. Live piano music sets the scene for a relaxing and wonderful evening. We have been coming back for over 14 years because it is consistently excellent Italian cooking.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Always superb...return frequently and never disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great selection and the food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

I never rate all 5 stars but in Atlanta we have few good Italian restaurants. This place was amazing from beginning to end!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The service and ambiance are second-to-none. Dennis our waiter is fantastic and makes the best Caesar Salad from scratch you will ever have. Every dish is better than the next and it's so hard to choose. I highly recommend Il Capriccio for a very romantic evening....

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was excellent, well-prepared, tasty and served properly. Our waiter, Nubile was very attentive and catered to the needs of our group of nine. Our table was perfect, in a separate area of restaurant which was great because it was relatively quiet and as a family group we could speak without shouting. Ambiance of room was quite nice as well. Piano player added additional class. I requested a large, round table and that is just what we got.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had an appetizer special, grilled octopus over lentils, which was out of this world. We both had fish entrees and enjoyed our meals. The atmosphere is lovely, very nice for a date or special occasion. Our waiter, Dennis, was very attentive, as was the entire staff and made for a wonderful evening. It is a little pricey, but we will definitely be back soon for a special celebration.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The experience was AWESOME, the service was excellent , the atmosphere was magnificent. This restaurant covers all extremes from romantic to business. My guest enjoyed it so much they had me arrange another gathering there for those that missed the first experience. I dine out often this experience exceeded all of my expectations.
From the time we drove up and were met by the most courteous Valet. We didn't have to wait for our seating, they were waiting on us, and made us feel welcome immediately. Anyone looking for that special place, II Capriccio is a must.

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