Il Capriccio - NJ

4.9
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790 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.

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L
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If it is a special meal or outing you are after, Il Capriccio is the place to come to. The entire staff is here to provide you with a memorable experience. The food is always prepared with care and is unfailingly delicious. It is presented and served with professionalism that sadly is getting more difficult to find. The wine steward, Salvatore knows his business and is always ready to assist to in selecting from the list. You will never go wrong when you dine here.

LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Atmosphere is very nice, however the food was not on par with the price point. I found the special appetizer to be mediocore. It was a buratta, tomato and carpaccio salad. The sliced tomato was not ripe and was hard. The beef carpaccio was thick and not tender. We also had a meatball appetizer that lacked flavor. Our meals were very good. We had the special rigatoni amatriciana and the Halibut.

TM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all thought this was the best Italian restaurant we have ever been to.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Lunch

RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was crowded and very noisy for a mid-week dinner, but the service was extremely attentive, made an excellent suggestion for the wine and the food was exceptional. All in all a very enjoyable experience.

WE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From being greeted by Sal, then moving on to have a drink with the wonderful bartender, Neia, followed by a wonderful meal and service by the waitstaff what else is there to say?

MO
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, old-school, fine dining. The stuffed artichoke hearts are fabulous. The sea bass was fresh and delicious. The desserts are small for the price, but delicious and beautifully plated. Service was EXCELLENT. Large menu. Delicious picked veggies put on table with excellent and very fresh seeded Italian bread. They were very kind to my Mom on her birthday. Would highly recommend. The new bar lounge is beautiful and very comfortable.

EZ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful contemporary menu, unsurpassed service and attention to detail, it’s a step back into past graciousness and timeless excellence... not hip and no need to be

B
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in all facets. The food, the staff, the decor and ambiance, the wine, all of this restaurant is perfection.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and best service in area. Fantastic restaurant and my favorite place.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in NJ! Food and atmosphere was unbelievable.

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

KM
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant around the Morris and Essex counties area . Highly recommended.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service and conversation. We’ll be back!

MK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bufala Mozzarella and Scrigno di Mare are outstanding. Finnochio salad and Chitarra pasta are very
good but a bit bland. Portions are a bit small and should be larger. Service was excellent. Recommendesd

L
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have patronized Il Capriccio for years, and needless to say we keep returning due to the excellent service, food, and ambience. You are treated with consideration here, not rushed, the food is a delight to the palette, and served in a truly professional manner which sadly is not seen in very many places any longer. You will be delighted when you dine here. It is well worth the time the money.

DK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IL Capriccio service, menu and ambiance is like you are transported to Italy. Everything about our experience was perfect. Salvatore's knowledge and his help in our menu selections along with pairing of a perfect Italian red made our night.

CJ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is literally the best. Food and Service are one of a kind!
CJ

r
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.

SL
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special occasion restaurant at it's finest. From the decor to the food and wait staff this is a special place. A comprehensive menu for everyone's taste and our large group tried many of the entrees and they were all well prepared and delicious. The wait staff was attentive without being over bearing. While the prices are slightly on the high side the overall dining experience makes it worth while.

GF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely return!

K
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service and ambiance

T
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an outstanding restaurant. The food is exceptional. The waiter staff is outstanding. It is an elegant experience. This is a perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or just a romantic evening. There is a piano player that accompanies the dining. We always get dressed up to this restaurant. It feels right and fits in with the decor and staff dress.

M
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing. My boyfriend and I went here for the first time on Wednesday for a date night. This was our first time here and it will not be our last. We loved everything. The decor, the live entertainment, and the food. For an appetizer I selected the meatballs and my boyfriend selected the antipast plate. The meatballs were delicious! I will definitely order these again, the anti-pasta plate was just OK - nothing special. For our dinner choices my boyfriend chose the crusted lamb chops and I chose the skirt steak. Both were delicious and marinated to perfection. For dessert we ordered the chocolate mousse cake and the cannoli. The cake was delicious, My cannoli was just OK. The service was outstanding. We would recommend this place to a friend.

s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service seems to suffer when they are a little busy. Not enough waiters. Food is always great.

H
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, excellent wine list, friendly, attentive and helpful service! Always a pleasure to dine at I’l Capriccio!

HB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service, great food, and great atmosphere. Seemed pretty crowded to me but not too crowded or noisy. Seems like a poppular lunch place for a business luncheon.

m
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, terrific service. Best Canolli I have ever tried on both sides of the Atlantic.

L
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Il Capriccio does an outstanding job in both meal choice, preparation and presentation. The food is delicious and satisfies all tastes. The service is friendly and exceptional. The attention to detail is outstanding. Tony, the executive chef and owner mingles with the guests in the dining room making you feel truly welcome and at the same time keeping an eye on the dining room and the staff ensuring that everything is operating at peak efficiency.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in all of NJ! Food is nothing short of amazing. Quality. My favorite item is the Dover Sole, call ahead if you want to insure they have it. Sells out all the time. Now I call the day before and have them hold one for me. Table side presentation in itself is great too.

E
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great cocktails, service was excellent, seafood stew was excellently prepared. Very popular place even on a Monday night!

AA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Il Capriccio is always a great night out for my wife and I. The staff is the best as is the wine and food. Really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. My wife loves the short ribs and seafood and even though I am veterinarian, I am always accommodated. Can't wait to go back.

AM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and I attended El Capriccio for our 20th anniversary celebration dinner. The staff was very friendly however quite frazzled throughout the evening. The flavors of the food were outstanding as always. His service was not as seamless as in the past.
However overall, experience was.

JM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and delightful service!!!! Consistently a great experience.

OT
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and great service! The Bada Bing bourbon cocktail was amazing.

JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neia is the most welcoming and best bartender out there. The food and service is wonderful. If you have not had the opportunity to go it is a must.

RM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue for fine dining with a flare! Loved the live music via the pianist too! Entrees were awesome!

KR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful restaurant, perfect for a very special occasion. Food is delicious, fresh and prepared thoughtfully. The service is very attentive and you are made to feel special.

AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A restaurant does not get to be named a best NJ restaurant for more than 30 consecutive years without paying attention to detail. My friend and I meet here a few times a year since it is half way between us. We have done this for perhaps 20 years and never been disappointed. The service is simply first class and the food is off the charts good.

K
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and impeccable service, as always. Love the ambiance