Il Capriccio - NJ

4.9
677 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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 677 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent time. Was highly recommended by a few friends and it did not disappoint.

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F
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and fantastic service. The servers help to make the experience so wonderful.

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CH
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the elegant, superb Italian restaurants. I drove 20 miles to go there for my birthday dinner. This restaurant offers expansive Italian menu, a wide collection of fish and great side dishes. My red snapper dish was superb. The best potato side dish ever!!! Service is superb and pricing very competitive for the class of this restaurant.

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will be hard pressed to find a better restaurant. The staff go out of their way to ensure that each diner is personally attended to and has his/her needs met. We are regular diners there and have never been disappointed. The food is simply outstanding, and the wine list is extensive and top notch. I cannot give this restaurant a higher recommendation; it is the best of the best!

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ES
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Three couples everyone loved everything about the restaurant

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TS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

great food, currently doing some renovations so be patient with the noise

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AT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Very great.

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OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Been going here for years. Always great food and service.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary here. We have been here before for special occasions. It never disappoints. The food and the service was excellent.

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LG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!! Great food,nice selections of wine,perfect service.

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r
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites. We have been here many times and most of the staff know us. Can't go wrong here. Great for business dinners or for impressing a date. Impressive Northern Italian cuisine presented by folks who have been doing this for a long time, really know what they are doing and have been recognized for their expertise. Great atmosphere, great service, great food. I have gotten many of the appetizers and entrees here over the years. This time I went with the cold seafood salad dragoncello and the veal chop.
Awesome choices. My wife loves the veal osso bucco and they do it really good here. They are undergoing renovations limiting their capacity but it didn't have any impact on our experience. What are you waiting for?

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JG
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Even though the restaurant is under a renovation the evening and food was great as always. And the service top notch

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JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely place, but ongoing construction, was not intrusive. Waiting 'til they're finished for next visit. The food is wonderful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Under refurbishment which we didn’t know when we booked

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went there for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The food and service were excellent. There was a live pianist throughout the meal which added to the ambience of the restaurant. The restaurant is undergoing a renovation project and I was impressed how the staff went out of their way to ensure the renovation did not in any way interfere with our enjoyment of our evening. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion without hesitation.

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l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, IL Capriccio was a wonderful experience. Even though they are under renovation, the service was excellent and the food was superb. I highly recommend this restaurant for lunch or for dinner. It’s always a wonderful experience.

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JL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The restaurant is under renovation so it’s hard to give a review at this time

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FW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nico. Was our. Server he is outstanding polite. Professional and. Was so kind to our family. It was our. Anniversary. And he made it very special. With great service

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C
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Restaurant is under renovation so the noise level was a bit high, but not bad. Service was outstanding as usual. They did a great job considering half the restaurant was blocked off while they upgraded their bar area. The food was excellent, however, my entree, a halibut dish, was very over cooked. However it was still delicious and I did mention to waiter that the dish was over cooked. Other than that slight problem, everything else was wonderful.

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t
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is on of my favorite restaurants. Best bronzino ever. Fabulous service. Fine dining at its best

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GF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at this restaurant is superb. Beautifully prepared and served; delicious. My wife had the veal and I the short ribs...both were excellent. The service was attentive and timely and the ambiance was very nice. They are in the process of remodeling but made every effort to accommodate patrons comfortably. For appetizers we had the beets and the grilled shrimp...both wonderful. The apple tart and banana gelato were very tasty. I highly recommend Il Capriccio!

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JR
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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IM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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GF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Restaurant with great food & Outstanding Service

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j
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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A
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CE
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alyways an excellent meal and service

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j
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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AI
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RJ
Pittsburgh
97 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place to go in central NJ.

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HS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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KA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a delicious meal, great atmosphere, great service

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d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful! Service is amazing and the food even better!

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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JM
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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