Il Capriccio - NJ

4.9
687 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.
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
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MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service and food. Extensive wine list and great variety of meal choices. A A+ restaurant perfect for special occasions.

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BB
Miami
130 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over the past dozen years, I have enjoyed lunch and dinner at what I consider to be the finest Italian restaurant, bar none, on many an occasion. A variety of dishes to satisfy the most demanding palates. The food quality is exquisite, the portions generous, the plating artful and attentively served by impeccable wait teams. Already looking forward to my next trip to Morris county next spring!

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OT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great place to go with friends, family or colleagues.

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N
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the service and food were both excellent. The renovation really improved the bar area and some private dining opportunities.

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CZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi, I am a chef so I know food and it's preparation. One of the best meals I have had in NJ, was last week at Il Capriccio. This place has it all: warmth, great service, beautiful atmosphere and delicious creative food. There were 3 of us willing to share which enabled us to taste many dishes. All were wonderful but an outstanding favorite was the grilled salmon special. It was, in fact, the best salmon dish I have ever had.
Go there to celebrate, on a date, to impress someone or just because you are wanting a fantastic meal. You will not be disappointed.

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j
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It has been some time since dining here and I am glad we decided to go again. Food and service were great, good wine list although pricey, would definitely recommend. We will be back soon.

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RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and wait staff were quite good, although they didn't acknowledge the special event I had indicated in the reservation. It's not really helpful to ask if you're dining at a restaurant for a special occasion and then not mention it at the dinner.

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C
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food was served, oxtail pasta with homemade pasta, delicious, rack of boar was magnificent and grilled red snapper over fava beans and radicchio, fabulous. Great evening with wonderful food and great service.

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G
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Il Capriccio did not disappoint. The service and food were excellent. I highly recommend them.

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j
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother and I go here when we just want a great meal and a perfect Manhattan. The kitchen never disappoints & neither does Beck at the bar.

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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
51 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
2 reviews
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
15 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
38 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
24 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
28 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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e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alyways an excellent meal and service

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