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888 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-7401
(781) 894-2234
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Ranked #2 of 162 Restaurants in Waltham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Prospect St.
Description: 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.
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went with a party of six and were promptly seated at our table.The service was attentive without being overbearing.The wine list is extensive and actually had some reasonably priced bottles.We had Dill Cured Gravlax,Tuna Tartare and Peekytoe Crab for starters.All excellent with beautiful presentations.Entrees included Swordfish,Lobster Risotto,Pan Roasted Duck,Linguine Carbonara and Chicken Scnitzel.The entire party was pleased with everything... More 

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Boston
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Dined at Il Capriccio with another couple when the cold and wind raged outside. Inside was a warm, ultra hospitable place, with impeccable white starched linen tablecloths and napkins and fine northern Italian dining. The delightful bread, ultra high quality olive oil, mushroom and souffle de porcini mushrooms (mushroom and cheese appetizer) were outstanding and predictive of the rest of... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I have been eating at this restaurant for many years for special occasions including an annual meal on New Year's Eve with another couple. We are always really pleased with the whole experience -the pre-dinner drink at the bar, the knowledgeable and friendly wait staff, the excellent Northern Italian food and wine selections. We always ask for... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Returned after a year ago visit to find that all continues to be go well at this excellent restuarant in suburban Boston. With friends we all enjoyed wonderful food, excellent service and a great wine from the list. We ate early and thus avoided a higher but not overwhelming noise leve later. Scallop pasta, duck breast and lobster gnocchi all... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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138 reviews 138 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you are looking for a flavorful meal from start to finish reserve a table here for a wonderful night. The scallop and risotto, as well as the soufflé de porcini were perfectly paired with the Gavi wine. The bread was moist and paired well with the olive oil. And the special of quail with sweet breads was seasoned well... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My wife took me out to dinner last night. She knows my favorite local restaurant, and last night was the best ever. She had the mushroom souffle (excuse me, the souffle di porcini) which was thick and creamy and delicious. I had mushroom soup, which was not thick - it was broth, with copious quantities of mushrooms, also delicious. I... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

the food is fresh and cooked to order. The menu has a great variety of pastas, fish, and meats The drink menu is great as well. Great attention to detail

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Newton, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was their monthly wine dinner and they had food pairings to go with the wines of the night. All were excellent, Italian Barolo's and they had the matching down perfectly with the food! Would totally recommend their wine dinner to a friend and attend to go back again!

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Have dined here many times in the past. Whenever we're in Waltham, we make it a point of having a meal here. The food is consistently well prepared and delicious.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Il Capriccio Ristorante E Bar - Waltham Massachusetts Well its that time of day again. That which I look forward to all day in my travels. Another city, another restaurant. This one, rated #2 on Trip Advisor. Parking is ample but you have to call to find out where to park as they share a parking lot with a liquor... More 

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Additional Information about IL Capriccio

Address: 888 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-7401
Phone Number: (781) 894-2234
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: Italian

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