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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.

888 Main St.
Waltham, MA 02453
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Prospect St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 894-2234

Website:
http://www.ilcapricciowaltham.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Richard Barron

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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Il Capriccio Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (74)
Fit for Foodies (64)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
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Notable Wine List (55)
Good for a Date (53)
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Neighborhood Gem (49)
Worth the Drive (45)
Romantic (43)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Local Ingredients (33)
Cozy (33)
Authentic (30)
Business Meals (30)
Seasonal (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Casual (9)
Healthy (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Fun (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Organic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent Northern Italian food. I ordered the roast Veal and it was perfectly cooked and seasoned. The staff was very accommodating and attentive.
I would highly recommend this restaurant if your looking for that special evening .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

An elegant and self confident restaurant. In a time of crazy foodie restaurants, it is wonderful to return to a renowned great one

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent and we will be back!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent, as always! All 4 of us enjoyed our dinners, each had different main course.
Waiter superb. Atmosphere—nice buzz but could hear each other talk without problem.
We’ll be back!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great wait staff and friendly greeters. Appts & desserts the best. Always good to go early as it gets busy

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Healthy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always an excellent dining experience. Consistently good food and very pleasant staff .

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The roasted duck was excellent

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great service. Food was delicious

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I happened to reserve a table to meet some business clients and was happily surprised at what a little gem this restaurant is. I had the duck which was perfect. The other diners in my party loved their meals too.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Minchia
Manco parole ci sono!!!!!!
Wow that is all I can say
Unbelievable
Grazie mille per la ospitalità

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Live Sports, Casual, Organic, People Watching, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was better than terrific just a perfect night, you know when you leave a restaurant and you cannot want to come back and try other items you know its quite wonderful!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Continues to be the best! I've been eating here for many years and may have had the best meal yet this time. I can't recommend Il Capriccio enough.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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food4
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service2
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Love the host and wait staff! Food is always impeccable! Very kind and accommodating.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A world class restaurant in a quiet neighborhood.
Wonderful service, innovative food, and a very nice wine list.
One of my favorite places anywhere.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent meal at Il Capriccio. Service was impeccable. Server was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was well prepared and tasty. Nothing was overly creative, but still - well crafted and presented. Lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Il capriccio is a favorite, great food, wine, atmosphere, service. Always a great experience

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great service, wine list, delicious food. Love the place.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Amazing wine and dinner for birthday celebration. Staff was excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The appetizers and dessert were excellent. Unfortunately, the main courses were not as good. The duck was tough and the veal sweetbreads in the nightly special were under cooked.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

As usual, absolutely delicious food. And if they ever take the lemon mousse off the menu I will be heartbroken.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a wonderful evening celebrating my birthday. It was fabulous to have our own private room. The wait staff was very attentive, the food and drinks were delicious, and the ambiance added to a delightful evening with my family.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Consistently excellent food, service and wine. We have coming here for many years and they have always delighted us.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Outstanding dinner and excellent service. We will definitely return again.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Very good, but still not as good as I had expected or hoped for.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

excellent food , very helpful and attentive service . We will definitely be back

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Another wonderful meal, excellent service and fine Italian wine!! A favorite dining experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent selection of pasta, salads, main courses and deserts.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Such a wonderful dining experience. Excellent food and attentive service in a comfortable atmosphere.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Vegan, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food best side dishes and vegetables outside of California

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

As good as I remember over many years. Delicious signature dishes expertly prepared. One of the few places that exceeds what I can cook at home. I particularly like the mushroom souffle and the duck. Really memorable

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This place is always great. Easily the most reliable food experience in metro west. The food is delicious and the wine list is for wine enthusiasts . Il Capricio stands alone when you want comfort food with an upscale twist.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

All four of us had truly wonderful meals. Other than the place being very busy on a Saturday night, this experience was perfect. Will return again and again

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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