Il Capriccio

4.8
2748 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 2748 People Are Saying
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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our meal was great. We had the tuna tartar and the octopus for appetizers and both had swordfish for our main course. It all was fabulous as was the service. We will be going back soon.

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MA
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. This is a very special restaurant.

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New England
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've eaten at Il Capriccio at least a dozen times and the food/service is consistently excellent. This time we had the wild mushroom risotto and Icelandic Cod, both delicious. Service has always been first-rate.

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SC
New England
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always a great restaurant; the food is awesome and the service is impeccable!

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C
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We selected this restaurant for our anniversary. The restaurant staff welcomed us warmly when we arrived and showed us to a special table for 2 which had been simply and discreetly decorated in honor of our anniversary, which we thought was very thoughtful. Our waiter was exceptional and the food was delicious! We spilt a special appetizer and both had salads and entrees. It was a memorable meal and will definitely be back.

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OS
New England
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Il Capriccio. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent value. We ordered the fig and burata salad, the grilled lamb chops, and the Icelandic cod. Each was beautifully presented and truly delicious, the ingredients speaking for themselves and without excess salt. Our waitress was attentive, welcoming and friendly. With our coffee at the end of the meal, the best biscotti I've ever eaten came as a complimentary sweet. Thank you!

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JG
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always exceptional! This is my go-to restaurant for a great meal and special occasions

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KS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were amazing with food allergies and the food was delicious!

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Indiana
67 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food— many thanks to Jordie for her excellent suggestions and outstanding service (as usual).
Everyone enjoyed everything from start to finish.

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BM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding! Creative food, incredible Italian wine list, and knowledgeable professional wait staff.

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New England
183 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a place for very special dinners. We were celebrating our anniversary. Attentive service, lots of good choices on the menu. Unfortunately, my wife's swordfish was slightly overcooked and dry. But the octopus and calamari starter and the tuna and avocado starter were outstanding.

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TR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Il Capriccio has been on our list for a while now, and we finally got there for a special birthday celebration. As written in all the reviews, the food is outstanding, including their tasty rustic bread which was great for dipping into every sauce. My husband and I shared the porcini appetizer (it could have served four given its richness & deliciousness), then split a small pasta. He had the seared scallops as his main entree, and I had their chicken schnitzel. Their panna cotta dessert, as recommended by our lovely waiter, was a wonderful way to end our delicious meal. Il Capriccio is a solid restaurant with a professional culinary and wait staff. Our waiter was friendly and attentive throughout our entire meal, but not overly intrusive. You can't go wrong with this restaurant choice for a date night out or a special occasion. Can't wait to return!

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding .

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PG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The usual excellent job from our favorite restaurant.

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New England
58 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been enjoying this restaurant for more than 25 years. Does not disappoint! Long service and knowledgeable staff. Ritchie is one of a kind!

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Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I’ll Capriccio never disappoints. Food is always served beautifully, looking like an illustration in a magazine and tasting divine. For a person with a small appetite a choice of two appetizers is perfect. It is a world class restaurant in a suburb with excellent free parking.

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MD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Generally quiet until a very loud foursome was seated behind us.

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Il Capprichio and have for years. The food is wonderful and the staff is so attentive whether you’ve been going to the restaurant for years or it’s your first visit. It won’t be your last. I was watching the staff at dinner and how warm and personal the relationships are with so many guests. It’s an amazing experince.

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I have been to and a long time and we go out to dinner a lot! Wonderful celebration for my son’s birthday

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W
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Unbelievable, food and service was great, very nice place, only issue was didn’t care for the salad, we put a pasta as an appetizer and it was so good I never had an interest in finishing the salad
Great experience

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Indiana
67 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual everything from start to finish was superb.
Thank you for excellent service and outstanding food.

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AB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our dinner very much. The food was so delicious. Very relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend I’ll Capriccio.

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R
New England
34 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, lovely touch of spreading heart confetti on table for anniversary celebration. Candle in dessert.....so thoughtful.

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b
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional dining and service from appetizers through dessert

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LA
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dining experience. Food was incredible and the service was impeccable. We are excited to have discovered a new favorite restaurant and we can’t wait to go back.

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LF
New Mexico
37 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was fresh and expertly prepared. I ordered the veal tenderloin (I got two lovely tenderloins, tender and perfectly prepared!) and was able to take an entire one home for lunch the next day. My dining companion's bluefish was wonderful.

I noted on Open Table that this was a birthday dinner. I must admit I was a bit disappointed that Il Capriccio's idea of celebrating a birthday is scattering some party confetti on the dining table. In my experience, upscale restaurants provide some small desert with a candle for the honoree. Another nearby table nearby did receive a birthday dessert with candle - perhaps they ordered it special - and I wish I had.

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HH
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

World class Italian food! Easily amongst Metro Boston's best restaurants and a wine list to match. The porcini soufflé is to die for. Fine Italian dining at its b best!!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant and beautiful ambience, brilliant food, and gracious service. Prices are a bit steep but still a great value since the entrees include wonderful vegetable combinations. Wine list is well-informed, and wine by the glass is top quality.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best, the food is consistently superb and the service is fantastic. Never a disappointment.

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CR
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was wonderful. The gnocchi was delicious and the serving sizes were perfect. Not too little and not too much. It was nice to have a fantastic Italian meal and not feel like to ate way too much at the end of the meal!

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Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Suburban Boston dining that competes with the best that the city itself has to offer. We had veal tenderloin and duck breast, both prepared perfectly, and a wonderful creme brulee for dessert. Portions were quite large. Had several visits here when we lived in the Boston area--it's just as good now years later. Only comment on value is that the portions were larger than we needed but not enough to eat half for take-home. Would rather the portions be a tad smaller and the price reflected accordingly.

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DC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food! Chef is always visible in restaurant! Servers are great.

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KB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a welcoming greeting. Service attentive and food outstanding. Our favorite for over 20 years.

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RM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in Waltham and the suburbs! Always pleased with their food and service.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Il Capriccio is consistently wonderful.

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WS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The chicken schnitzel was truly memorable. Service was efficient and timely. Il Capriccio continues to live up to its reputation. I haven't been there in a a few years but it was as good as I remember, if not better. Plan to return soon.

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OT
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. The swordfish was delicious. The choices of wines by the glass were excellent. Highly recommend the Chianti.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience from beginning to end. Cuisine was imaginative and delicious. It was for a special occasion and they made us feel special from beginning to end. Highly recommend.

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Indiana
67 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome from start to finish.
Terrific service and wonderful food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

They were so kind when I told them it was my mother’s birthday! We came to confetti on the table and then, even though we said no to dessert because we had cake at home, they brought us biscotti with a candle. The food was really yummy. If you plan to get a small pasta dish as a meal, please do know that if you get the small, it will he really small (in traditional Italian fashion; it would just be another course on the way to the main course) so, I’d recommend the dinner size pastas. We got these delicious food ravioli. They were sooo good, but there were only 3/plate at $18 a plate. Definitely worth it if you want to treat yourself, because everything was yummy!

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