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About Il Capriccio
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.
Waltham, MA 02453
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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Il Capriccio shares a parking lot with Gordon's Wine & Liquors. If that lot is full you may park in the Hannaford Supermarket Lot on the side adjacent to the Bank of America. Please do not park in the Bank of America parking lot. You will be towed.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Il Capriccio Ratings and Reviews
For an upscale place, I was surprised (and put off) by the lack of greeting upon arrival. No "hello" or welcome, even when someone took our coats.
However, the food was excellent. I ordered the veal followed by the lemon mousse dessert; both were superb. I didn't realize that they'd give us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary, which was also delicious.
Boston prices in Waltham.
Been here many times over the years and it is consistently excellent. Chicken dish which is a staple on the menu is my favorite. Salads also very good. Love the lemon mousse for dessert. Service is very good. Tables are fairly close together which is a mild negative. Enjoy coming here for special occasions, such as Valentine's day.
I am a very picky person at restaurants and I went to IL expecting nice food - but that's about it... Instead, I was blown away by the serving staff, how they "wow the customer," the spectacular food options, and more. Seriously - IL has ruined making pasta at home for me... The food was divine.
Special note goes to our server - he's a superstar. Unfortunately, I do not remember his name but I am certain IL will know who I mean when I say "The VERY French one." Tip of my hat to you, sir.
If you don't get a cheese plate to end your meal, I don't know what is wrong with you.
Long-time customer, very disappointed on a saturday evening.
Very rushed by waitstaff, arrogant waiter, very noisy, could barely hear our guests despite ha inv requested a quiet table and arrived at 5:30 pm.
Will never return on a saturday, and unsure re remainder of week
While my husband and I always enjoy Il Capriccio for its "old school" Italian, veteran wait staff that goes out of their way to make the evening memorable, and overall an excellent experience, something happened this time that drove us over the edge:
It was our anniversary. Table set with hearts, etc. Nice touch. Then why oh why, when we declined any dessert, did our waitress, who otherwise had been attentive, charming, fantastic, really, do the following:
She showed up, after we declined, knowing it was our anniversary, and brought us "a treat" - a little Italian dessert with a candle in it to recognize the occasion of our anniversary.
We thanked her profusely for the thoughtful gesture. THEN, stunningly, we received the bill - you guessed it! It had the dessert charge on the bill!! Really!!!!! That is very amateurish/bush league/wrong. My husband didn't have the stomach to debate it, but it turned us off.
Hope to receive a reply from restaurant about this one.
Food was very good especially the Lamb chops. The Veal medallions were very tender but the sauce could have used a little more flavor. The same goes for the mussel appetizer. The wine sauce seemed to lack a little flavor. The Chocolate Budino for dessert was outstanding!
We were in the restaurant mid-week, so it was pleasantly busy. We could converse. The service was extremely accomodation and timely. We felt we were dining, which the decor, music, food, and service all contributed to. The menu was lively and the food well-prepared and beautifully presented. Very nice experience.
Among the highest rated restaurants in our area, and for good reason. Always with high-quality ingredients and superb craftsmanship . We have been going to this restaurant for years and have never found a falloff in quality. If I were to express one small qualm, it would be in a certain stiffness to the layout more than made up for by an excellent waitstaff.
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