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Cafe Capriccio

49 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207-1409
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Ranked #37 of 593 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $40
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hamilton St.
Description: Cafe Capriccio has been a favorite dining destination in the Capital Region for the past 30 years. Capriccio is dedicated to the traditions of classic regional Italian cuisine and hospitality. Named Best Restaurant by METROLAND for 2012,2011, 2009. Voted READERS CHOICE for Best Italian by Metroland, 2012. A small, romantic and warm dining atmosphere filled with wood paneling, cozy booths, and exceptional service. The perfect place for a special dinner out with family and friends. Join us for some of the best regional Italian cuisine this side of Tuscany.
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Sweet little spot in old downtown. The dining room and bar area are both well appointed. The service is consistently great and the food wonderful. I love this restaurant for a special night out as it is legitimately on the pricey side. As it should be with the quality of the ingredients and preparation.

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Scotia, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The attentive and friendly staff at Cafe Capriccio made our dining experience very pleasant. The Gnocchi di Patate appetizer was very good; the gnocchi weren't dense, the sauce with Gorgonzola cheese and prosciutto not too heavy. The Delmonaco Steak Grilled Florentine Style was cooked properly and served with very good roasted potatoes. The chicken-eggplant Sorrento was also good. Nothing was... More

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Frederick, Maryland, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Italian cafe. great presentation and tasty food! very fresh. service was great and price was not bad for lunch.

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Hartford, CT
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were staying in Albany for the night before going to Saratoga for the races on Sunday. Not being familiar with the area, we decided to give Cafe Capriccio a try after reading reviews on OpenTable and Trip Advisor. It may not be in the greatest neighborhood, but the food is top notch. One diner had a pizza and raved... More

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Albany, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Grand St has no street sign so look for Grand St Market on corner with Madison. Neighborhood looks beat but don't let that stop you. Park in the lot just north of the place. Had ravioli (home made) for appetiver; eggplant made with a stuffing of spinach and tomato. Was excellent. Best eggplant dish I ever had. Brought some some... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very good food and excellent service! We enjoyed the appetizers and various pasta entrees. The Chianti was very good. They were busy but they were able to seat us immediately.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We chose this restaurant for a birthday celebration based on the on line reviews. I called ahead and made reservations and let the manager know it was for a birthday. We were a party of eight, ordered a bottle of wine and appetizers, warm olives and gnocchi. Bread was warm and tasty. We all felt the menu was limited, not... More

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Latham, NY
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81 reviews 81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our 2 couples enjoyed a nice evening at Cafe Capriccio. The Italian food is delicious. Excellent sauce on the pasta dishes. Had not been there in a long time as we avoid downtown Albany generally - we just prefer to stay in the suburbs or go up to Saratoga. Service was good, generous pour on my Scotch. Overall, a very... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here, after having picked the restaurant out on-line, not being from Albany. It had a cozy atmosphere, and there was delightful live music as a backdrop to our meal, a sultry-sounding jazz vocalist. Our pasta dishes were tasty (very large helpings -- we couldn't even finish the half-size portions). The bread in the bread-basket, not... More

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Coxsackie, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband and I had an evening out with another couple at Café Capriccio. I was immediately struck by the warm ambiance of a place that cares about the experience of the patron. I am always very happy to eat in a restaurant that has linen tablecloths (not covered by glass) and gentle lighting - not bright but not so... More

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