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Il Capriccio

4.8
2617 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(781) 894-2234
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Barron
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Cross street
Prospect St.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 2617 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding is the only way to describe it. It is our favorite restaurant in the Boston area. Great food, service, and wine list - can't wait to go their again

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Was a great time. Did not expect to find such a nice place outside of the city. Pleasantly surprised.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there the other night and it was spectacular. As nice and elegant as any in the north end of Boston without the hassle. An absolute gem. Experienced and well trained service with just the right attention.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Discovered through friends two years ago and return often introducing new friends to this great restaurant. Specially enjoy seeing Vinny each time. Food is spectacular and Vinny's desserts are deliciously original.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Exceptional really. Waiter did bait and switch with wine that I didn't appreciate. Told me that we'd like an earlier vintage of the wine I selected better. I think he should have mentioned it would cost substantially more. I was with guests and didn't want to make a big deal about it when the check came. But I would have stuck with my original selection had I known the cost difference. Very low brow move by the restaurant to make a few more $$

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic! We will bake this s favorite for special occasions. Too expensive for everyday. Otherwise perfect

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had a magical evening celebrating our friend's 70th birthday. We all couldn't have been more pleased with the quality of the servers, the food and the lovely spirit of this special restaurant!!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We have been dining at Il Capriccio for over ten years and it has remained consistently outstanding. It has a few perennial favorites on the menu, the porcini soufflé is a particular favorite, but also continues to explore new recipes that keep it fresh and seasonal. Every item is cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. The wine list is exceptional and includes wonderful selections by the glass, half bottle and full bottle at a variety of price points. Staff is friendly and welcoming always. Highly recommend Il Cappricio.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Fine food with a creative flair, always delicious. Fine wine list with notable wines even on the per glass offerings. A bit far from home but worth the trip.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The hostess was very welcoming when we arrived and when we departed. The menu was diverse so it wasn't hard for anyone to find something they liked. I asked if they could make an item not on the menu and they were more than happy to do so. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Definitely a restaurant I would return to.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I have been dining here for years and have never been disappointed. Food is rich, delicious and tasty. Wines are selected and imported by the restaurant and have always been gems. I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Met friends and when I asked to move to quiet booth was allowed to move from table. Thank you!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

service is great-have busboys- food is hot when brought to table- are not rushed-mushroom tart a treat-a favorite

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The above ratings are totally inadequate to describe one of the best restaurants in Boston. I went for the food and service. The food was outstanding and service over the top. A great restaurant with friendly service and got to meet the chef, Richie.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Once again we had two great meals. The Braised Oxtail Risotto with Red Wine and Parmigiano Reggiano is a great new addition to the menu and loaded with flavor. The seafood was amazingly fresh in the Seared Sea Scallops and Maine lobster on Beet Risotto and Moscato d’Asti Sauce.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Every time we have gone to this restaurant, we always have a wonderful meal. The food is fantastic, and the service always wonderful. Such unusual presentation and ingredients , together with some top notch wines.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food and service were excellent! Everyone ordered something different and every dish was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I entertained a small group of colleagues in the smaller private room and had an exquisite meal . The room was quiet and we were able to have a productive business meeting. Food was delicious, service was professional and the wine list impressive. I will continue to bring important business clients to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Consistently a wonderful place for a special occasion social or business meal. Outstanding menu and wine list. Very friendly and attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Il Capriccio is my wife's favorite restaurant. She always tells people it is "Boston quality" without the hassle of going downtown. WE always have creative dishes. This last time I had an amazing veal chop (done rare as I asked!) and my wife had another veal dish. Wines were excellent. Wait staff was very attentive. Living in southern NH, it is an easy 40 minutes away ... but well worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Another great meal-this place never disappoints- a classic that keeps up with the times without losing its special character.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Just a wonderful, top-drawer neighborhood restaurant worth driving 40 minutes to dine at.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Have no idea how the restaurant garners such high reviews. Food is bland, service is less than adequate unless you are a known regular

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Absolutely amazing meal each time we eat here and last nights was awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

efficient and tasty . presentation very good. Owner came by to welcome us

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

My husband and I returned to this lovely place for a quiet dinner. The wine and food were exceptional and we had an overall amazing meal. The chef's culinary talents are incredible and I so enjoyed the scallops and lobster with beet risotto. My husband had incredible veal. The receptionist is so friendly and kind and the wait staff is wonderful with wine selections too. Overall great time.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fabulous dining experience, IL Capriccio never disappoints!!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our second visit in two months, and once again Il Capriccio gets top marks - great food, great service, a lovely evening. My husband's cod was a thick tender slab. I typically skip cod because it's seldom compelling...but this was *good.* The bread and olive oil are dangerously delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Dinner after business meeting exceeded our high expectations. Cocktails, fine wine and delicious food. We shall return.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Always wonderful. Carbonara to die for. We had trout which was spectacular.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Fabulous, as always. The food and service is outstanding!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had a great dinner this weekend at Il Capriccio. We love the way they prepare their gravlax with egg and anchovies. It is a very well prepared first course. I had the lamb chops with a dark sauce that were very tender and were cooked just right. It was my husband's birthday and so they had little stickers on the table with a birthday cake and celebration symbols. It was a cute touch. I had the chocolate dessert which was great. It is a very friendly place with a nice staff.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This restaurant is a gem. The food is superb and most restaurants in Boston should take note.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Best of Waltham

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My favorite high end dining spot

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We took our two kids ages 11 and 15 for a nice evening out. It was truly a lovely meal and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The food here is excellent, very good northern Italian, excellent wine selections.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

This was our first visit to Il Capriccio and will not be our last. The food was phenomenal and the staff - waitresses and hostess made us feel so welcome.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Tried two new dishes, the Veal Osso Bucco and the Oxtail with Risotto. Both were excellent and highly recommended. Looking forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We are never disappointed with our dining experience at Il Capriccio. The food is delicious, the service is impeccable and the cocktail & wine list is impressive.

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