Il Capriccio

4.7
3376 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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vipBostonDan
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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!

AH
AndrewH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MB
MelissaB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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vipdishdelish
New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening of delicious food, beautiful setting and gracious service. The mushroom soufflé never disappoints, the veal and sole entrees melted in our mouths, and the shared pasta was delicious. We will be back often.

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Thomas
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

New location but same excellent service and consistent good Italian good

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AReasonablePerson
New England
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice meal and pleasant server

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vipRobertK
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy to have IC back and with windows to boot. Great food and a crew that works well together.

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DinnerTroll
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant in a nice new space with plenty of parking. Wine list is to die for. Menu changes frequently. Great staff that knows the menu and can offer recommendations.

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michaelm
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Henrick, the server, was awesome. Appetizers overpriced.

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vipNomie
New England
176 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This months menu changes are great. Calamari appetizer, kale soup and swordfish were delicious. Still hoping someday the squid ink risotto with seafood will return.
Half portions of pasta very generous, more like full portions.

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vipnotpleased
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Not the same high quality experience as at old location. 4 dinners, all at best average. Very expensive for an inferior dining experience. Inferior dining experience even if price was much less. Won't return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food and service is great. We chose to eat outside. That is Main Street Waltham,

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JohnG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really worth slightly higher cost . Waitress 30 year veteran really helped with wine selection etc
perfect food . amazingly so . was worried about move , it is better than ever .

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vipDaphne
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

New beautiful space for Il Capriccio. Same excellent menu as before. Convenient parking in back.
But... the waiters were not wearing masks. For me this was very important since they could spread infection even if they are asymptomatic. I cancelled a reservation I had for this week.

JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambience were excellent. Glad to have it back as an option in Waltham

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vipEagleEye
New England
63 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still great after all these years! New fine location, new chef, lots of familiar items on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!! Scallops were amazing as were the other meals. Love your hostess!!!
Thank you

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GreggH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been going to IL Cappriccio for many years and the new location is fantastic. Most of the staff is back and the head chef is back so the food is amazing and the staff is wonderful. This is the best Italian restaurant outside of Boston…

DB
DavidB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menus is impressive with many varied Italian dishes. The Charcuterie appetizer was excellent. Lamb and veal great. Cooked and served perfectly.

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LSR155
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was friendly and attentive. The environment is less formal than the old restaurant but we saw that as an advantage. We will definitely return to Il Capriccio.

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AlwinaB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was a little noisy but manageable. Food and service were outstanding!

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vipJohn
New England
36 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our food was good but not exceptional. Service was excellent. We liked the new location.

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vipJcbhuleo
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding staff, service and food!

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Joshua
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was nice. Outdoor area was nice but noisy.

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vipGeniaL
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience for delicious Italian. Everything is of the highest quality and the staff really excels.

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vipIrene
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were happy to eat at Il Capriccio again after their renovations to celebrate an anniversary. The food was excellent, as always. There is so much more room at this new location. This is a wonderful restaurant!

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vipEdD3
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. We brought two guests. All courses were served at the right temperature, in reasonable time; not rushed. The veal was great, the chicken schnitzel was crazy good. Desserts were different and delicious. Don’t miss trying this place.

Ed D

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Monkeybiz
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall a good experience, but the hostess was a bit aloof and the food a bit undersalted.

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Particular
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The overall ambiance is lacking--very stark.
There should be a rear entrance to the parking lot. It is a long walk around the corner to the entrance. This lack will surely cause problems in bad weather.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal! Love the staff!

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TomK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable and delicious.
Usual favorites on the menu, and I look forward to a surprise or two.
Thanks again.

JS
vipJoeS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in Boston and now in a surrounding worthy of this fine cuisine. Great wine list with knowledgeable staff to help navigate.

SG
SuzytheGardener
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had not been to this restaurant for years. They had been closed for over a year and are in a new space in the Merc building in Waltham. It is a gorgeous, understated well designed restaurant. There are a couple rooms for private parties. The food was very good. Service was impeccable. Wine recommendation was perfect. Hint: I think best to play classical music than contemporary. It could be contemporary classical. PS: Use a bit less sugar in the lemon mousse.

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vipLove2EatOut
New England
37 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad they are back. The team is awesome and the food never fails with some new innovative veggie options. A complete must go to place!

JD
JaneD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new Il Capriccio continues the exemplary tradition of Richie Baron et al. The new locale is reminiscent of the old, but more airy and spacious. The food and service were superb as always . So glad it’s back.

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StephenH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and the menu is varied. For lovers of Italian wine, it is paradise.

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Il Capriccio is rated 4.7 stars by 3376 OpenTable diners.

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