Il Capriccio

4.7
3383 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. For peace of mind in Covid time, our three brand new, state-of-the art, Mitsubishi air handlers employ MERV Level 13 filtration, just one step down from an operating theatre.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Jackson
New England
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is so good, the service was, for the most part, pretty good, the atmosphere in the diningroom needs some warming up.

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vipDebF
New England
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely nice meal nice people

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

36th father son weekend and you have become our Friday night venue. See you next year!! 👍

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vipMargaretG
New England
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went with a party of 4 and each ordered something different. They were out of a special, which was a bit disappointing. Our server was very pleasant but service was quite slow, which seems to be the case everywhere these days. Our appetizers and meals arrived at different times, but all were well prepared and quite good.

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AlexS
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. There is outside seating, but it is on a bit noisy street, still we dined outside and liked it.

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Elaine
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived until we left we were very well served - food was outstanding! We will recommend and come again. We came on the recommendation of Mone Anathan!

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vipDb2356
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food was decent but the service was really poor. I know it's tough to find wait staff these days and may explain this. We waited for a long time to have our order taken (and couldn't see our waiter to flag him as the restaurant is broken up in different rooms). We were four, two ordered two dishes and two only one, we asked for the apps to be brought first and then the main (or second) dishes for everyone at the same time. We got everything at once, except the main dish of one person (who then had to eat when everyone else was done). That person left half of their meal so they could take it home but the waiter just came, grabbed the plate, didn't offer to box it up, and left too fast for us to react and ask for the leftovers. Disappointing, especially given the price of the food which is not cheap.

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Java
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal in fabulous new location. Everything was too notch.

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vipBetsy1224
New England
77 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals, which included old favorite Soufflé de porcini and several new additions to the menu, were all terrific. My ravioli was stuffed with delicious and fresh shrimp and crabmeat. Others raves about their venison and risotto dishes. We all loved the Amarone that beautifully complemented our food choices.

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Dindins
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The transformed Il Capriccio is, to my shock, even better than its original home. It's bright and spacious and very well sound proofed--yet somehow also allows for a sophisticated ambience and sense of any one table's intimacy. Our waitstaff was as professional as could be imagined. And the food? Ah the food...not a false note and my party tried quite a few dishes. The wine list is a bit pricey but well curated. Theres a lovely outdoor section but as the weather turns, indoors is so nicely distanced and diners so attentive to Covid protocols that My. guests and I were quite comfortable indoors.
For me, this is a "special occasion" restaurant. But I may start inventing special occasions!

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CMDC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food, extensive Italian wine list. Great restaurant overall!

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NewToTheNeighborhood
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection. Be sure to ask for the daily specials.

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PatrickF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Knowledgeable friendly server. A little long to wait for main course. Atlantic Char was outstanding. Mushroom appetizer terrific. I’d come back.

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vipMCM1
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Excellent service. Will definitely return.

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TedR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the old restaurant location for years. I was so happy with the elegant twist of the new venue and, most importantly, the food was as good as ever. Many of the old favorites, like schnitzel, are still on the menu. Wine list and drinks were fabulous, old fashioned in particular. Strongly recommend for date night or even group events, given some of the new spaces at the new location. Fantastic.

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vipNancyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love the restaurant and the staff! So happy to have a new fav!!!

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vipTheTraveler
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at this new location. The atmosphere was sophisticated, quiet and upscale.
The service was outstanding as was the food.
Overall an excellent dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, love the new location and the old staples still on the menu.

Was a great night.

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WalthamFoodie52
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food is mediocre. We ordered a mushroom entree, but it's a bit too salty. Seafood and meat main dishes were forgettable. Vegetables were bland. Bread was served as appetizer, along with main dish, but didn't stand out either. Not what I expected for a fancy Italian restaurant. Nothing seemed gourmet and worth the price. There were visible spider webs right next to our outdoor table. A mixed feelings about the service. Some staff members were friendly but a couple of them seemed standoffish. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll come back again.

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ClioH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Definitely fine quality cuisine. Everything was delicious from wine to dessert. Wonderful presentation of dishes and tasty sauces. We will be sure to return when visiting Waltham in the future.

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vipSangpei
New England
47 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were very impressed with Il Capriccio. Four of us dined together and all enjoyed their food immensely. The menu was creative and the new restaurant space was very inviting. One of the best restaurant meals we've had in a while. Will definitely go back!

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AnastasiaL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Having been a longtime customer of Il Capriccio's we selected it for our grandsons' 18th birthday celebration. Over the years we had always been delighted with the food.
There are seven of us and we asked for the private dining room so the noise level was not an issue.

We found the waitstaff friendly but sporatically attentive. We had to look for our server in order to order. And the runners forgot twice to replenish our silverware and also placed dishes before the wrong person several times.

When the food arrived everyone was pleased with the appetizers ( mussel’s, tuna tartare, mushroom soufflé, escargot, burrata salad).
The Gulf of Maine Sole and Artic Char were average. The Linguini Carbonara was pasty and dull. The special braised beef short rubs were chewy and tough . The vegetable gnocchi were average. No one was thrilled with what they were eating for their main course.

Having brought candles we had asked that they be placed in the dessert for our grandson when presented. The server forgot.

All in all it was very disappointing experience.

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PCJV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good osso buco. The bar staff is always wonderfully helpful with selecting a wine and the wines by the glass are consistently excellent.

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WilliamN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant!

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cgulls
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever. The food is predictably very good. The service is the best around. And the wine list (and wine advice) continues to be outstanding.

The venison on last night’s menu was perfectly cooked and seasoned. The stuffed calamari was delicious with wonderful texture.

And Vinny’s desserts still amaze.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipRonnieK
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

the 2 veal dishes were just ok
last visit everything was great... pasta, risotto, swordfish,venison

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grljhl
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, excellent food and number one server/pastry chef, Vinny

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BnSBrookline
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Good meals; venison, and Veal.
Good apps; salmon and skewered chicken livers
Good herbal tea, Good wine - montepulciano

attentive staff

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Paula23Review
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken schnitzel was superb as always. Love this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
72 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

They now have nice outside seating in the front. A little noisy from the road but nice seating waitstaff services.

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RonaldK
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is high quality, even the espresso and cup of tea we had after dining.
Quality of the food and presentation was perfect and their eggplant entree was delicious and innovative.
Our waiter, Henrik, was professional and very helpful.
The wine list was also impressive and fairly priced.

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timo
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Been twice to the new site. Significant improvement in the kitchen with a superb Sommelier, Jen. I think they'll continue to rise.

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vipMoc98
New England
28 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server, food and drinks all delicious!

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vipBostonDan
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The waitress took excellent care of us. Celebrated my sister's birthday there and the restaurant truly made her night. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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KateB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service in MA, hands down. When we get a night out, this is where we go. Yes, it is expensive but worth every cent. The staff makes you feel welcome and at ease. The wine list is impressive as is the knowledgeable staff. We are so grateful to be able to eat here and when there is something to celebrate there is no place we would rather be!

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vipAlex
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went with our friends to our favorite restaurant in the area to celebrate a birthday. Service was a bit slow due to backup in the kitchen but food was up tp its usual high standards. We’ll be back!

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service I have had in a while! Everyone was so nice. Dinner was so tasty and the cocktails were to die for. Perfect spot for a special night!

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vipKNoMiddleInitialW
New England
55 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was excellent. I highly recommend Il Capriccio.

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vipMelissaB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were spectacular from start to finish! Jordan is awesome on the bar. Wine director is knowledgeable and friendly. Everyone we interacted with was wonderful. It will be our new spot for sure!

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Il Capriccio is rated 4.7 stars by 3383 OpenTable diners.

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