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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

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (66)
Good for Anniversaries (60)
Fit for Foodies (58)
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Good for a Date (54)
Notable Wine List (50)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Creative Cuisine (49)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Romantic (44)
Worth the Drive (43)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Authentic (31)
Cozy (28)
Local Ingredients (27)
Business Meals (26)
Bar Seating (16)
Seasonal (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Casual (8)
Fun (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
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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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 (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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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great selection of entrees that were perfectly prepared and attractively presented. Server Laura was terrific - attentive at the right pace. We'll be back.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were celebrating 2 birthdays. There were four of us. Two ordered fish and two ordered veal. All the dishes were superb. For appetizers we ordered muscles, calamari, and tuna. All three were prepared very well with the sauces on the muscles and calamari were excellent. One thing I did note was that it seemed to me that the size of the portions were a little smaller than the last time we ate there, but all in all, a wonderful experience. Well worth the cost.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always spot-on food and service. Our most recent visit was no exception. Go with an Il Capriccio classic like chicken "schnitzel" or mix things up with one of many constantly changing daily specials like sweetbread-stuffed roasted quail. Wash it all down with a Brunello di Montalcino or a Barolo from the carefully-curated and extensive wine list. Not sure what to order --- Jan and Jason are there to help.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

So good. My co-worker recommended this place and she did not steer me wrong. My husband and I had a rare chance to have a date night so I suggested this place. I had the scallop dish which was delicious and he had the veal which he enjoyed very much. My husband does not get excited about food very often. Mostly he views food as something necessary to keep himself a live, which is probably why he's so skinny. Anyway, when he really enjoys something, it must be very good. We especially enjoyed the lemon mousse dessert. True this place is expensive, but compared to a lot of other places I've been to that are around the same price, this is a way better value.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fantastic as usual

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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Another amazing business meal. My colleagues are always happy to go to Il Capriccio. Convenient location on Rte. 128 and every item was delectable from the tuna tartare to the fettuccine carbonara to the duck. Pasto delizioso, molto buono!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing as always!!! I'll be back with colleagues from work tomorrow!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It’s was an excellent experience !!
Everyone was very helpful!
The pasta was perfect.
The cheese board was perfect!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was great but the service was very, very bad. Our water had a lot of tables and provided extremely poor service to our table. We didn't get our wine and when we gave our credit card, the hostess delivered the check with our credit card to another table.
Awful service, the waiter and hostess didn't work together a team.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. Two of us had the scallops and the other had lamb chops. For dessert we shared the budino which was yummy. Service was attentive, but not overbearing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Always great!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful!
Everything was delicious, presented beautifully and in a not rushed but timely fashion.
A minor disappointment was dessert - we shared a mediocre apple croustade which had a weak crust and flavor lacking caramel sauce. Not a total failure but not as good as we thought it would be given how great the rest of the meal was.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service!
Menu features delicious Italian comfort food; especially enjoyed pasta dishes.
Extensive wine list.
Will be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was delicious, service attentive but not intrusive, AND we didn’t have to shout to hear each other!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had dinner with my wife as part of our anniversary outing. This was the perfect way to finish a great day out. The wait staff was very friendly and the food was amazing. Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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