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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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Overall Rating

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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 (59)
Fit for Foodies (58)
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Good for a Date (54)
Notable Wine List (50)
Creative Cuisine (49)
Neighborhood Gem (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)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

It's always been a favorite, but I don't eat seafood or eggs and the menu is quite limited for someone as picky as myself. wine selections and desserts are always awesome as well as the wait staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant - excellent service, elegant ambiance - but needs more organic, sustainable, vegetarian options.

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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I have been going to Il Capprichio once a month for over 35 years. I eat out an enormous amount both on personal and business occasions. It is astonishing to me that Il Capprichio continues to be an on-going delight. The food is fabulous (I loved the stuffed quail with sweetbreads this last week); the wine list is wonderful; the wait staff is so warm and friendly. I can’t imagine a better eating experience and how the restaurant continues to excel year in and year out is remarkable. I love every aspect of Il Capprichio.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Outstanding dinner, as always. Our favorite Go To place.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The mushroom souflee is a staple and is terrific.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My husband’s birthday. The food was good. The sommelier was great and our waitress was ok. We had a nice time.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great meal.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Anniversary

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Superb in every way! Delicious food, excellent wine choices, attentive service and warm and cozy atmosphere. A real gem!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Outstanding food and wine and service. We loved everything hope to come back soon and will the next time we visit

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This wonderful place has hosted us for memorable meals for decades- both special occasions and just a night out. Always consistently magnificent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 29, 2017

In town for the holidays, we stopped here after a movie for our date night. Must give credit to the wonderful hostess and attentive server who moved us to another room after our first table was next to a loudmouth. I do wish people would moderate their voices so that everyone in the room doesn't have to hear their riveting stories. My mussels and quail were excellent; my wife had soup and scallops, which she enjoyed. Breads, desserts, and wine were all good. Nice experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Had a great meal here last night. I had the carbonara and it did not disappoint! The bar area was lively and staff friendly. I will definitely be back!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious food and good service. A nice place for a special dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A great restaurant with several small rooms and bar. The food has always been the top. Also an extensive wine list.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

the best place to go any day. Food, people, service are the best

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our first time at Il Capriccio. It was well worth the drive. Food was excellent. The wait staff is experienced, attentive and professional. Portions are not huge. We split several dishes, but next time we will order our own dishes.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Service and ambience fine. Food very average to mediocre with prices for high quality restaurant. Will not go again nor recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Everything about our visit was excellent. This was our first visit. The restaurant was easy to find, and had off-street parking. The restaurant was gracious, but quiet inside. We were promptly greeted and seated. The menu was diverse and interesting. Salads were tasty and unique. Hot food was served piping hot. Portions were just right. We loved the variety and options. Not a morsel was left on anyone's plate. Service was excellent. We left satisfied that we had a good meal - but not stuffed. We loved it, and will likely go back. We felt we made an excellent choice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Delicious food - very good service - broad wine list. Can get a little noisy sometimes and a little warm in certain rooms but all in all - a highly recommended evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Superb. Best meal we've had all year. All our dishes were exquisitely concepted and cooked. The flavors of the food and wine was the closest thing in Boston to dining in Tuscany. Our main dishes were beautifully made with 4 to 5 vegetables around the scallops and the duck itself, everything tasted wonderful. The wine list is amazing and the somelier remembered what wines we have ordered in the past. Our server was extremely knowledgable about menu details, helpful and friendly without being obsequious and just the right amount of checking in with us. This is one of the few restaurants we know of where you can actually hear the other person talk, and the atmosphere is cozy and sophisticated without being the least bit snobby. The food quality is really above "restaurant" food - it's more like what you'd expect going to a chef's home for a private dinner. I don't think you'll find a better Northern Italian restaurant in Boston and Il Capriccio remains our gold standard for excellent cuisine and dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

! A very special meal with family .. We relaxed and lingered over delicious food in warm atmosphere, and the service was superb!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We have eaten here since it opened decades ago. The food is outstanding and has got better with time. It is our favorite restaurant in the Boston area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I found this gem through open table when visiting colleges with my son. Now dining at Il Capriccio is something we look forward to whenever we are in the area!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Il Capriccio has an excellent menu, an extensive wine list, knowledgeable servers and sommeliers, and a pleasant ambiance. We have eaten there for many years, and the quality is consistently outstanding.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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