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  1. Distance: 0.74mi
  2. Distance: 0.78mi
  3. Distance: 0.87mi
  4. Distance: 0.94mi

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

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 (64)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
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Neighborhood Gem (46)
Good for a Date (44)
Notable Wine List (44)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Romantic (39)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Worth the Drive (34)
Authentic (29)
Business Meals (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Cozy (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Bar Seating (16)
Comfort Food (10)
Seasonal (10)
Fun (9)
Casual (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Healthy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
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Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

This place is such a gem!
I had the osso bucco , my husband had the quail.
Everything was delicious!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

My most favorite spot in Boston. Great wine, meal and service for a night out with old friends. Items we all ordered were Porcini, Beet Salad, Arugula Salad, Mussels, Chicken Schnitzel (classic!), Swordfish, Scallops and Bolognese Lasagna (another classic!)...and the Chocolate Budino was scrumptious. Great time.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were there for my husbands birthday. They were wonderful and put a decoration on the table. The sea bass was fabulous. He had the lasagna. His only complaint was that the serving was not that amble- especially for the price. The cocktails and wine were great. I would go again for a special occasion The service was wonderful. We had the lemon mouse dessert and it was dvine.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Party of 6 and the staff was attentive but gave us time to talk and catch up before rushing us to order. Atmosphere was fun and food was tasty.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a lovely time in a private room downstairs (7 people). Service was attentive and lovely. Food was quite good, portions on smaller side, pricey but delicious and sophisticated Tuna tar tar a favorite! It's a really nice atmosphere in the main dining room as well as in the cozy room we were in.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner with friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

What can I say? My family and I have been coming this this restaurant for so long that I can’t even remember when we first inhabited this restaurant treasure. We have become good friends with the owner and his staff and consider this place to be our “Cheers.”

We ate dinner with four of our dearest friend’s last Saturday nite and we were treated like royalty. The service was exceptional and the entrees were delicious as always. Richie also added extra specialities such as a fabulous mussel appetizer and completed our meals with a wonderful assortment of mouth watering desserts. (At no additional cost).

This restaurant and its staff are exceptional and we look forward to visiting many more times in the future.

Thank you
Tracey and Jeff Bennett

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Cozy atmosphere in the bar area for a lite bite before seeing a movie. Great selection of lighter meal options. Delicious yellowfin tuna tartar and carbonara was a stand out.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Delicious food. We've been coming for many years and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We went here after 15+ years
As amazing as ever
The porcini soufflé was as wonderful as ever
Service was great....
We changed our table twice and the servers were as gracious as could be.
Food was amazing.
So glad we found it again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Though I live in the same town as Il Capriccio, I had never been there before. I was very impressed with the food- everything we tasted was delicious, and we especially loved the fettuccini with duck and mushrooms, the Osso Bucco special, andSeared Sea Scallops with Arugula and Beet Pesto, Drizzled Balsamic and Sweet Potato Purée.
For dessert, we tried the Warm Chocolate Budino withSalted Caramel Sauce and
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and the Warm Pear Almond Crostata with Calvados Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream, both of which were delicious, although the chocolate dish won the most yummy sounds! Highly recommended for special occasions!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Striped bass and accompanying veggie assortment was great!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic experience. We dine at Il Capricio often and every time is wonderful

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Superb food, knowledgeable and friendly staff, great wine selection continue to make this our favorite restaurant

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Outstanding cuisine - some of the best the whole Boston area. I wanted everything on the menu. Looking forward to going back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I absolutely loved this restaurant. There were three of us eating dinner together and each of adored our meals, from the appetizers to the main course to the desserts and coffee. I will be back, and you've never been there, once you go, you'll be back too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Il Capriccio is consistently impressive. The food is authentic and delicious. The wine list is extensive and very well priced. The staff makes serving look effortless while taking care of every detail. Thank you Il Cap!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The striped Bass with artichoke and mushroom was out of this world. My friend said the chicken was by far the best chicken dish she ever had. Just a wonderful place, excellent service and very cozy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Richie Barron and his team never disappoint. The lasagne bolognese with parmigiano reggiano was amazing. The Soufflé did Porcini never disappoints as well as the the menu mainstay Chicken “Schnitzel”.

The wine menu is extensive, but no worries when Jason Almlof is on staff. Jason is among the top sommelier in the business. Jason listens first and always delivers with perfect recommendations.

Can’t wait to my next visit to Il’Capricos.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Horribly over priced. Food was tasteless.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Superb food with many classic choices that are always reliable. Excellent service. Fine wine list.
Good blend of seafood and meat dishes. Swordfish was perfectly prepared over French lentils and steamed vegetables.. PEI Steamed Mussels are always terrific. Some good italian choices as well.
Rissotto is always a perfectly prepared.
The Warm budino chocolate cake was terrific for our special birthday celebration...
Cannot go wrong at Il Capriccio!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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

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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 9, 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 6, 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 December 31, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 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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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 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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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 28, 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 27, 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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 (New York Area)·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 23, 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 22, 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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