Il Capriccio

4.8
3287 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The sommelier is fantastic and always has a great recommendation for us.

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vipNomie
New England
167 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding in every way. Calamari appetizer was over the moon.

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AverageGuy
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal - everything was outstanding and the service was excellent.

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viploretta
New England
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, exceptionally pleasant service. Portions not huge, but appropriate. No one wore masks (with current removal of restrictions) - boisterous conversations of everyone enjoying themselves. I rely on their comment on their website that their air purifying system creates atmosphere just one level shy of operating room purity. Going back, assuming all remains on upswing with pandemic. (I am fully vaccinated).

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Monique
New England
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the old location. This new venue is better than ever!

CM
ColleenM
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For those worried about the new ownership and new location, have no fear! My favorite dishes were exactly as before - delicious. I was concerned about the Souffle de Porcini not measuring up, because it is such a unique dish, but it was scrumptious. I was able to ask for a substitution in one of the pasta dishes, and it was no problem. Greatly improved from the previous location is the size of the table-for-two and the spacing of the tables. Not only that, but the waitstaff were very attentive, and there were enough of them to cover easily the very full restaurant.

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BeverlyW
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Excellent re-opening of this Waltham standby. Many familiar menu items from old location, friendly staff and nice new space. Highly recommend.

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Artie
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful ambiance, outstanding service and a perfect night from start to finish. First time in the new location and loved the new look of both the bar and multiple dining rooms. Much bigger and much more room at the bar and the individual tables. Top quality food with many new items on the menu. This is a “must visit “ for those looking for a special restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

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vipFroggy
New England
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

So happy you are open again! New location is too big and noisy , decor …..but the food? DELICIOUS! Service? VERY GOOD!

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vipEmteeare
New England
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A great comeback in an interesting new building. They are still working on sound barriers, and indeed they should.

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NayNayWhite
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service here. One of the best desserts we've ever had, the Amaretti Semifreddo, Cherry Compote - Highly recommend

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BocaSugo
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious but the service needs work

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurante with delicious food and drinks. Highly recommended for different occasions. The service was very professional and kind.

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Dave
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The new location is great with multiple rooms that try to recreate the feel and look of the old premises but with an up-dated twist of a modern space. We were a party of six and had our own room which was great, as we were catching up.

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DonnaJ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything!!! Only haven’t been there since Covid and the address changed so we could not find the restaurant and were late. When we called we were given the wrong address and the site is not updated. Please update!

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vipRobert
New England
40 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see Il Capriccio open again. Food, service, and ambiance continue to be top-rate. We had grilled octopus as an appetizer, a small order of lobster risotto which we shared, soft shell crab, and eggplant Vitoria. I’d be thrilled to have any one of these dishes again

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really glad this place reopened. Loved seeing the familiar faces again. Will be back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Food and service are amazing!

SM
vipSwissMiss
New England
69 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food. Highly recommend the porcini soufflé, tuna tartare, duck, veal.

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vipPatTrip
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were both wonderful. At the time we ate it wasn't crowded, but given the fact that the room we were in had no soft surfaces (carpet, tablecloths, drapes), I imagine it could get noisy at times.

LB
vipLeslieB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening and the food was GREAT!
Look forward to going back

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vipAnnemarieD
New England
23 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to have I’m Capriccio back again, we missed it! New space is so much larger and airier, very inviting. Tables are not on top of one another. Food was excellent— carbonara is always a standout, as was the mushroom- white bean soup. Cherry dessert with amaretto crumbs worth the trip alone!

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vipTiff
New England
36 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy to be back at Il Capriccio and really enjoyed the new home for the restaurant. Dinner was delicious and our server, Ann, was delightful. Will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and service from our waiter was excellent. There was somewhat less attention from the auxiliary staff for keeping water glasses full, etc.

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vipDebbie
New England
56 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Foos was delicious but service was less than expected for a restaurant of this level. Server was slow and failed to checkin and refill beverages, ask about dessert and take order inspire of fact that restaurant was not that full.

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Ashton
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The space is much louder than the old restaurant and when full it was less pleasant. I understand management is working to address this issue.

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vipTasty
New England
32 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has maintained a high standard of food and service. The new location has more light and the bar area was quiet. Delicious and excellent service by Mike at the bar et al.

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GeorgeL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were very good. The same chef from the previous owner is consistently great!

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vipGramadge
New England
184 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Reminiscent menu with many of our favorites...Foie Gras, gravlax and tuna tartare and special oysters were great. The scallops were perfectly cooked, mushroom risotto and gnocchi were great, and we enjoyed a very nice wine. Looking forward to returning to your patio soon.

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RaymondR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has not skipped a beat since moving to their new location. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is relaxed.

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vipfoodlover66
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good to be back and see some familiar faces! The porcini souffle was wonderful, as usual, and the risotto and duck breast were as good as remembered. The new room is too noisy, but I understand that they're working on that. Service was a bit slow, but I'm sure things are still shaking down. We'll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We’re promptly seated by the maitre d. The waitress served us water and took our drink orders and gave us the daily specials. Our server, however, wouldn’t give us the time of day. We waited 20 minutes and have to tell him we’re ready to order. The food is excellent as usual. We had the tuna tartare starter, the chicken schnitzel main. Will come back. Hopefully will have more prompt service from our server next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional. Especially the mushroom soufflé and the spaghetti cabanara.

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vipJanie2N
New England
37 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The new restaurant is a nicer space than the previous one. The menu is the same as it was in the Richie Baron era, and the food is very good, just as it was before. The sommelier, although a bit hostile in the beginning, gave us a fabulous suggestion for a wine, and when we gave her a taste she warmed up. The service, however, was rocky. We sat for 15 minutes without a waitperson coming over to our table, and we had to call the maitre d' to finally get waited on. This needs to be improved!

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AnneM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

There were three of us, and we all ordered different items on the menu. My daughter had the tuna tartare and the salmon. My husband had the mushroom/white bean soup and the lamb chops. I had the mushroom soufflé, which was possibly the best mushroom dish I have ever tasted. My main course was the duck: it was exquisite. Unfortunately, it was served well-done when I had requested medium rare, but they were very gracious about re-preparing it. We each thought our meal was outstanding. We shared the warm chocolate dessert - incredible! The waiter was professional and friendly, although the service was a little slow and the room was a little loud. I would recommend this restaurant as possibly the best one in the area.

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welshpembrokecorgi
New England
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great to have the restaurant back in service. Better still, it's streamlined, updated , in keeping with the times.

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Particular
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

It was nice to see all of our favorites on the menu in the new location, including the classic mushroom souffle! The food was excellent and the service was good, but uneven.
The main criticism is that the dining room needs warmth and ambiance. It's too stark and cold. We asked to be moved to the lounge which was has a warmer feel.

JR
vipJoeR
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is outstanding. My porcini risotto about the best you can ask for: superb texture (al dente arborio, silky sauce) and the rich, earthy flavor throughout. I moved on to the Veal Tenderloin with a deep sear, dark sauce, and perfect accompaniments. The sauce matching so well with the white bean plating. Can’t wait to return

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vipBigTime
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great to have the carbonara and chicken schnitzel after well over 1 year...didn’t realize how much I missed it!!! Only negative is the pricing has jumped up.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly fantastic, just as good if not better than the old location. Under new ownership, this restaurant has continued to grow and flourish. OUTSTANDING service, and the food was out of this world. All of the staff were incredibly attentive and caring. Liz seated us right away and was very kind in showing us the layout of the new attention. Vinnie was our server for the night, and did an amazing job taking care of every request, and was incredibly helpful in making recommendations while considering both personal taste and budget. Jesse the bartender made the most fantastic drinks, the Pom was absolutely phenomenal and blew away my partner, who rarely drinks. Every server on staff stopped by our table to say hello. The food selection was incredible, appetizers were fantastic, but the star of the show was the linguine carbonara and mushroom risotto. Ordered a large expecting to take home leftovers, but not even one piece of pasta was left on the plate. The lemon mousse remains the best dessert on the menu. This visit was multiple celebrations at once, as covid delayed many celebrations, the kitchen decorated our dessert plate and included all of our celebrations and a candle! Definitely recommend this place for every occasion, will be returning time and time again.

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Il Capriccio is rated 4.8 stars by 3287 OpenTable diners.

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