Il Capriccio

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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.
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Indiana
126 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food!! Incredibly authentic and delicious!
Jordan is a fabulous server— knowledgeable regarding food and wine.
Every time I come to Waltham coming here is a requirement— absolutely the best food and ambiance!!

JH
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First-class in most respects. It is not as inexpensive as Burger King. But the total experience is well worth it.

l
New England
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food but seemed expensive for what it was...not overwhelmingly good.. appetizer (canneloni) was fair ( dry and salty) at best and $11....

BM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we have had since Paris. Highly recommend. The service was refreshing.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

L
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, excellent food -very well prepared- and good service. What more could you ask for?

M
New England
37 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is out "go-to" spot for great food and service.
This time, we were seated in an area new to us, and it proved a bit of a challenge to hold a conversation...not the usual intimacy we have enjoyed in the past.
So, when booking, just be sure and request a quiet spot-there are plenty-and you will enjoy a wonderful evening!

s
New England
33 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered the mushroom soufflé to share- what a taste treat- kudos to chef. My lamb chops were cooked a perfect medium well- I know chefs like to cook medium rare. The swordfish was excellent and the beet salad was an impressive arrangement.

VF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always and service perfect. I’ll be back!

MT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner as always! We all had pasta dishes and they were delicious. My daughters had gnocchi w lobster sauce and I had the raviolis. Delicious.
Service was outstanding.

p
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the best of the best.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delish food! Hard to pick a plate we wouldn’t like or share!

M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish really just perfect!
Lovely atmosphere for any occasion- nice but not stuffy!

m
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, quaint location, excellent food, above and beyond service

CH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and great service.
We have enjoyed dining here for 30 years

GJ
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Il Capriccio has been our favorite for special celebrations. Well known for their wine selection, and their ability to offer a bottle to tie together almost any combination of entrees, dining here is always a treat. From the cocktails and appetizers, to the primi, and through the entrees and dessert, everything was excellent. Put your trust in the sommelier, and you can't go wrong.

CB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food but a bit pricy for what it is. But overall, worth a try.

N
New England
157 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Calamari salad was excellent as was soup. My husbands trout was very tasty as was my swordfish, albeit a bit overcooked. The accompanying veggies were unappealing.

CP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let’s just say it cannot get any better than this. Except for when you go to Il Capriccio again. This is the best all around dining experience known to man.

SC
New England
34 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!
I will always recommend it; always predictably good

C
Melbourne / VIC
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, food and service as expected. Very consistent from visit to visit! Never fails and hope never will!!!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Il capriccio...great restaurant!!!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING and traditional. Highly recommend. I had the carbonara and apple dessert. Impeccable food and service.

JN
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will certainly return.

JG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Your restaurant is one of my favorites in all of the greater Boston area. Graet food, impeccable service, and wonderful wines. Its always a pleasure to come here for a special occasion or to treat an out of town visitor. Keep up the good work.

D
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have I been to a restaurant that is so consistent in wonderful food and outstanding service. Kudos to all.

WC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious! Four of us all chose different entrees. The service was absolutely excellent! We were celebrating a milestone anniversary....and the staff made the evening very special!

P
New England
55 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It may not look like much from the outside, but inside you are transported to the Italian countryside for a sublime dining experience. The food is outstanding, the service is helpful and insightful without being pushy.

JG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday and new engagement!

OT
New England
40 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good experience. All of the food was great; from the gravlax, to the bologna gnocchi, and the baked Alaska dessert. Service was sterile, but good; no distinct personality or attempt to be memorable. We'll return for the food.

d
New England
56 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

menu hasnt changed in years! duck was overcooked and dry and lacked flavor! Saving grace was amazing vegetables!

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very accommodating staff. We were early and they made us feel at home until our table was ready.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice place over all. Comfy.

D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice atmosphere and decent menu choices. Service a bit slow

DL
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tight table spaces / noise level excessive. Food was very good as was the service

BH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Will definitely be back.

BB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always!

Q
Charleston
56 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire evening was terrific. The hostess knew we were celebrating a birthday and she made sure
that she did not ruin the surprise. She also took the flowers that were brought by one of our guests and placed them in water at the front desk.
The service was steady, friendly and the guidance on the wine list was spot on. The food was really wonderful. We enjoyed the chicken schnitzel, roasted duck in madeira sauce and swordfish. We will be
returning to Il Capriccio again soon.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IL Capriccios really delivered last night. From the staff to the ambiance to the food and drink I was pleasantly surprised with how everything came together so beautifully! We ordered the mushroom soufflé, mussels, octopus and tuna tartare as appetizers, everything was very fresh and colorful. Ordered the chicken schnitzel for dinner and it was literally the best meal I’ve had all year. I would go back every night if I could! Finished off with the lava cake and baked Alaska. Thank you for a wonderful experience :)

L
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was very mediocre. Same with the service. We ordered 3 different entree’s and all were much too oily.

The bread was good...I wouldn’t go back again.

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