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Il Capriccio

4.8
2651 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Il Capriccio serves a constantly changing Northern Italian menu featuring local products with an award winning Italian wine and Grappa list. Though long considered a local secret, Il Capriccio has been the number one Northern Italian restaurant in Zagat's for the past seven years. The wine list has been featured in Decanter, Sante, Wine & Spirits and Stuff. The same menu is served in the Bar. We like to serve great food and great wine in a comfortable setting.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(781) 894-2234
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Barron
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Cross street
Prospect St.
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Parking details
Il Capriccio shares a parking lot with Gordon's Wine & Liquors. If that lot is full you may park in the Hannaford Supermarket Lot on the side adjacent to the Bank of America. Please do not park in the Bank of America parking lot. You will be towed.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 2651 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
service
4.5
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

A return to one of our favorite restaurants was as wonderful as always. In particular the Charcuterie Platter of Salumi, Olives, Roast Peppers, Reggiano Parmesan and Melon, ricotta stuffed squash blossoms, Linguine Carbonara with Peas, Pancetta, Prosciutto and Poached Egg, and Spiced Grilled Spanish Octopus with Peppers on Chick Pea Puree. Always superb food with new additions that leverage off of seasonal foods.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Everything was excellent including appetizer, main course, baked Alaska and the coffee.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We have been coming here for years, always a fantastic meal. Outstanding wine menu

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food and Service is always consistently fantastic; Great bar to have a glass of wine before dinner. Menu is much broader than most restaurants and cater to vegetarians and vegans

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Consistently excellent, and the lemon mousse for dessert is extra-outstanding!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

celebrate 53rd anniversary and birthday, wonderful evening. Food is always, and I mean always gret. Service wonderful, and the host is a delight. Enjoy it for yourself you won't be sorry

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always the best!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This is just a terrific restaurant in every way. The menu is just perfect and my wife and I really think it’s a perfect place to dine. We will be back very soon!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We celebrated our son's graduation with a party of six and had the most wonderful evening. The menu was exquisite, fit for foodies. We shared 4 different appetizers - octopus, escargots, calamari and tuna tartare and they were all delicious. For dinner, we had seared Halibut, duck ravioli and soft-shell crabs which was the special for the evening. All the dishes were perfectly prepared (good sized portions) and artfully presented. We all ordered Baked Alaska for dessert and it was the best we ever had. It was served with Chestnut ice cream instead of the traditional strawberry that I usually get. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive and also gave good suggestions for each course. Overall, it was a very memorable evening and will come back again for another special occasion.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Appetizers were great - entree average to marginal attributable to server who appears to have neglected putting our dinner order in a timely fashion. She was neglectful and condescending.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

it is amazing that aafter all these years , the owners/chefs have retained their zest for excellence and novelty

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

As usual, great dining experience!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Met two friends had a great time. Soft shell crabs and calamari appetizer were outstanding, service smooth ,timely and not at all intrusive. A wonderful time and meal.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Lovely place and delicious food. Quiet enough to actually have conversations! Great service.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My wife and I had never been there before. We went to theater and I wanted to make it a very special night for my wife for Mother's Day. We both left thrilled at the experience, from top to bottom, and are already making plans to return with friends and family

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

As always, outstanding !

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Had a 6:30 reservation had to wait 15 min.
Food drop was slow.
All meals where good.
Received the wrong doggie bag of food. Was looking forward to left over duck.
I had to remind waitress to bring it anyway, so I believe that it got thrown away and was handed something that I did not pay for and was not mine!
Waitress could have been better.

Dinned there a few times before and it is not what it use to be. A shame.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Il Capriccio is fantastic and continues to live up to its wonderful reputation. Five stars!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

It is always ‘the best’. My favorite place.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The menu is always fantastic here, the service excellent, the cocktails special and the wine selection excellent. Especially sweet for birthdays when they sprinkle colorful special congratulatory decorative sprinkles across your white table cloth! Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I have eaten at Il Capriccio six or so times in the past 15 years and the food and service continue at their high standard. Two items of note: food and wine. The wine and grappa lists are inspired and unique. After a brief conversation with the sommelier she recommended a really interesting wine, Vajra Freisa Kye, from Piedmont. The wine pared beautifully with our duck entrée. I had an absolutely delicious pasta Carbonara appetizer, that was more balanced than one might have come to expect. Just the right amount of cream. The duck likewise was delicious and well presented.

Il Capriccio executes sophisticated classically inspired Italian.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Really enjoyed all of three courses with tastes of all four diners plates. Service was very attentive and seamless. Great job.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Il Capriccio never disappoints - great food, plenty of choices, enough different delicious appetizers to make a meal, stellar wine list, great service, knowledgeable staff in a comfortable setting with nearby free parking....what's not to like?

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent as always. Everyone in our party had a wonderful salad and different pastas. The pastas were perfectly cooked and delicious. The service was fabulous. This eatery continues to be stellar after many many years.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We had not been to Il Capriccio for a year or more. We won't let that happen again. Four of us went for my wife's birthday and everyone was very happy with what they had ordered. Server was nice, professional and helpful

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We hadn't been to Il Capriccio for years, but we had wonderful memories of meals past. We weren't disappointed this time. The service was impeccable, and the food was terrific. Everything was timed perfectly, and the restaurant was very solicitous of the fact that one of our party had a birthday. It was a perfect evening.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Fabulous meal, outstanding service, overall a wonderful evening at IL Capriccio!! Superb spring menu, delicious and perfectly cooked lamb chops! Dessert to die for, so hard to decide on which to choose from. Our favorite was the local honey lavender panna cotta!!!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great food..the best mushroom souffle?

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Ate solo at the bar after work. Thoroughly enjoyed the trout with a glass of Vermentino.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

I've been a patron for over 25 years at both locations. It never gets old, and alway gets better. All the staff are fantastic. Dinners are always superb, and wine selections always prized.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Took my friend out for a 70th b’day celebration and had a wonderful experience. The food, ambiance and service were delightful. They even put some b’day confetti on the table to keep it festive. It was a sweet touch.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Birthday was celebrated with confetti on table and biscotti dessert. Nice touch!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

warm tuscan farmhouse atmosphere with a delicious menu- creative and not pretentious

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The food was fabulous! The waitstaff is very professional but also friendly and helpful. We all had different meals and they were all delicious and we started with the mushroom soufflé which is one of the best things on the menu. You can’t go wrong here!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Outstanding is the only way to describe it. It is our favorite restaurant in the Boston area. Great food, service, and wine list - can't wait to go their again

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Was a great time. Did not expect to find such a nice place outside of the city. Pleasantly surprised.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there the other night and it was spectacular. As nice and elegant as any in the north end of Boston without the hassle. An absolute gem. Experienced and well trained service with just the right attention.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Discovered through friends two years ago and return often introducing new friends to this great restaurant. Specially enjoy seeing Vinny each time. Food is spectacular and Vinny's desserts are deliciously original.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food. Exceptional really. Waiter did bait and switch with wine that I didn't appreciate. Told me that we'd like an earlier vintage of the wine I selected better. I think he should have mentioned it would cost substantially more. I was with guests and didn't want to make a big deal about it when the check came. But I would have stuck with my original selection had I known the cost difference. Very low brow move by the restaurant to make a few more $$

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fantastic! We will bake this s favorite for special occasions. Too expensive for everyday. Otherwise perfect

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