I love Il Capriccio. Wonderful food and excellent service. I would certainly recommend it to others.
Excellent as always
Our appetizers, house cured gravlax and charcuterie platter of salumi, were both very good. However, our main courses, Staler Chicken and linguini with clam sauce and mussels were both very salty. The management was kind enough to take one of them off the bill. Service was good but not great.
Being the day after Valentine's Day may have just been a letdown . Chalk it up to an off night. We've been before and will return again.
Note: Noise level rating should be "excellent" but rating scale of survey unclear.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Waiter helpful and friendly even on a busy Valentines Day evening.
My girlfriend and I ate at Il Capriccio on Valentine's Day, 2019, our first time eating there. Due to my not reserving a table sufficiently in advance--I did so on the 4th--I reserved a table for 5:15 PM. (We were otherwise looking at after 9 PM.) The waiter was thoughtfully attentive, helpful and naturally caring. The food was somewhere between "good and excellent", but primarily excellent, depending on the item. My girlfriend had sole which I did not taste and which she apparently felt could have been improved upon. But in certain ways that's sole, isn't it? I had veal which was excellent, as were the mussels (shared), the side vegetables (for each of us), a salad she had, and the chocolate cake and ice cream dessert (again, shared and also superb). Hey, it's not an inexpensive place, so go expecting to spend some money. In a word (or six), we had a very lovely time. It's possible that the dining room would have become more noisy over the course of the evening. However, as it turned out, the early hour worked very well for us.
Have loved this restaurant for decades. The hostess is warm and personable. Waiters are great with their descriptions of the dishes and knowledgeable about the wine list.
Il Capriccio never fails to impress. Whether ordering an old standard from the menu - the divine porcini souffle - or something new, the food is always impeccably prepared and served.
We are always delighted when we get to dine here, and try to make reservations well in advance, it continues to be a sought after night out! I first heard about Il Capriccio over 30 years ago! I've never had a bad meal, they change their menu and wine offerings, always keeping it interesting. I noticed the staff had even updated their wine selection recommendations, which leads me to believe Richie runs a great place, he conscientiously makes sure everyone is involved and knowledgeable. We love the bar, with Lydia, when Liz, the hostess can create a space for us, which she does so deftly! Recently we enjoyed the dining room in a cozy corner table with friends...just wish it were in Vinnie's section! ;-) Such a treat!
Always really good! Food,service and the presentation right on!
I've been to this restaurant many times, but it had been a couple of years since my last visit. Delighted to report that the food is still excellent! Had the veal osso bucco (not in a tomato sauce) and it was just delicious. Pacing of the meal was perfect. Go and enjoy!
The food is constituently delicious. I like that each meal has it's own accompaniments included. The atmosphere is cozy and warm.
Extremely impressive displays of cooking skills, and the saucework in particular is outstanding, intensely and imaginatively flavored. And nothing oversalted, which is practically unique.
Excellent food and Sevice. Highly recommend and the octopus appetizer is a must
Il Capriccio has long been one of our favorite restaurants. The food provided is generally excellent. We were served by Jodi on this occasion. We had lamb chops which were very good and actually took two of them home for later consumption. Drinks were served and of good quality. I cannot think of anything negative to report.
Terrific food and a deep wine list! Highly recommended.
This place is a delicious find. I had foi gras with caramelized onions. Then I had amazing lamb chops. My food was $50 and I had a martini and a Manhattan another $30. I'm going back!
Awesome food. Richie Baron is one of the best chefs in the Boston area
food was very good, but my two other diners do not eat fish and there were too many appetizers and main dishes with seafood in them, way too many.
We have been there several times and the food is consistently excellent. The staff and level of service is great and the dining rooms are warm and inviting. They have a very good wine list and the prices are fair. A lovely place whether with friends or just out after a long work week.
My wife and I really enjoyed our evening at the restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. We look forward to returning simply for great meal.
Loved everything about this restaurant, our guest said it was the best duck he had ever eaten, my husband loved his Osso Bucco and my chicken schnitzel was amazing! My only thing wax I didn’t really get the egg, next time I will pull it to the side!! We will happily return!
Chicken Schnitzel is absolutely superb! I have had dinner here many times, but always decided not to order chicken. Finally made the jump and not one regret. Chef Rich Barron prepares each dish with perfection. Can’t wait to our next visit.
I’ll Capriccio is our ‘go-to’ restaurant for both special ocasiona and just as an excuse to treat ourselves to a fabulous meal. We are lucky enough to be within walking distance! From the warm greetings of the attentive staff to the beautifully appointed tables to the truly marvelous food (beautifully presented) the entire experience is one you always rely on to be first rate.
Appetizers & entrees were outstanding, dessert a little disappointing.
Service a bit on the slow side, probably because it was so crowded
Reunion with old friends
This has been consistently a very good restaurant, but my experience this time was anything but. The service was uninterested in our table and the Osso Bucco was truly mediocre. I will eat here again and hope for better.
We have been coming to Il Capriccio for twenty years. Always excellent. Last week my husband and I enjoyed a wonderful night out at this favorite place. Mussels were perfect and broth was great for dipping the bread. I had the Cod and my husband had the Schnitzel. Both very different but delicious. Wine was paired perfectly...thanks Lydia. Then we had the Baked Alaska which featured walnut ice cream....original and tasty. Can’t say enough about Il Capriccio...I think the best in Boston!!!
Il Cappricci has been our favorite restaurant since it first opened. It's always reliably wonderful!
Capriccio has delicious, old fashioned French food. The wait staff ia able to make suggestions about the food and the wines. All in all, a great night out!
Our family celebrated my husband's birthday and everything was just perfect! Loved the birthday confetti on the table too! The vegetarian plate for my daughter was excellent as always. The other entrees were so delicious also. The service was wonderful. Can't wait to go back!
We had an amazing dinner last night. The new version of the fritter was memorable (very similar to a type of tempura in Japan); grey sole, one of our all time favorites is back with French lentils but with salsa on the fish. I used the salsa for the lentils and it was a wonderful contrast with the slightly sweet, delicate fish. The ruby red dot of salsa on the cream colored fish was very pretty. My husband had the Salmon with the Scotch sauce which was also wonderful. We had fettuccine bolognese as the other appetizer (which I can’t miss; it is the most wonderful dish). The dessert Crostata was also astonishingly refreshing after the full dinner.
We barely talked during the meal; your food just commanded our attention. Later we did marvel at your team’s ability to retain such a high level of consistency every single day for 38 years. It is a truly impressive feat.
We renewed our vow to bring more friends to your restaurant because the food enriches our lives so much. We are now on a mission.
Perfect in every way!
Another wonderful meal at Il Capriccio with my family. No place else we’d rather be!
Il Capricio, as always, was a wonderful dining experience. The menu is outstanding, the preparation was perfect, and the staff was courteous and helpful. The ambiance makes it a very comfortable atmosphere for a wonderful dining experience. My favorite restaurant in the area.
As usual and as expected, Il Capriccio provides a superb dining experience! The cuisine is consistently outstanding and highly creative in its preparation and presentation.
Predictably good food. Professional service. Always a treat!
First visit and will definitely go back. Delicious, tasty food. Excellent service and cozy atmosphere.
The food is always very good to excellent. On of my favorite places for a meal, whether it’s at the bar or one of the many dinning rooms.
Great arugula salad, great carbonara! Can't ask for much more