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IL Capriccio

888 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-7401
(781) 894-2234
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Ranked #2 of 161 restaurants in Waltham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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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86% Recommend
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English first
Williamstown, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I eat out a lot and don't often describe a meal as "memorable" but everything about the experience I had there last week -- service, food, wine, atmosphere -- was memorable in every good way possible, The food is simply sensational and the wine list has one of the best and most diverse collections of Italian wines I've ever seen... More

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20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Dined here on a work night and it was pleasantly busy. The service was impeccable, settling us to just the right pace without being too pushy or forgetful. The food is divine! Make sure you start with the mushroom soufflé - it is incredibly delicious! For our entree' we each ordered a different item and shared. This night, we sampled... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We ate at Il Capriccio for the first time, a few weeks ago, on September 26th 2013. Accompanied by my wife and niece, we thought we'd try a new place for us and picked Il Capriccio from Yelp and other reviews. We arrived about 5:30 with our two dogs in the car. You can't park directly in front of the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We've been dining at Il Capriccio since it was a six table affair around the corner from its current location. Over the years, they have stayed true to their roots of fine Italian dining, with wonderful seasonal menus, and an always superb wine list. Many things have changed, but the quality remains. Still one of our all time favorites in... More

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Portland, Maine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Il Capriccio gets it right in every way, every time. If you appreciate beautifully executed, delicious food, stellar service, a Sommelier nearby, and a warm welcome, then this is the place for you!! We drove 2 hours south from Portland, Maine to enjoy another fantastic dinner in one of the best restaurants in New England. We were enthusiastically greeted by... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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135 reviews 135 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We have eaten here so often as to lose count. Never a bad dish. Get the beet salad. And the grilled shrimp on polenta. The fish is always fresh: the swordfish and cod are exceptional. The veal is really terrific. Desserts are fabulous. Get the warm chocolate burdino with mint chip ice cream and caramel sauce. Unbelievable!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We recently returned from spending time in Charleston, SC, where there are amazing restaurants. However, Il Capriccio is like returning to a great production of a favorite opera. We so enjoyed returning to the great food produced by chef-owner Richie Barron at Il Capriccio. Favorites like the chicken schnitzel, and the pasta Bolognese can't be beat. Wonderful wines and great... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My second time to this place and the food is just amazing! It's a very busy place so the waiting area can jam up at times and it's very energetic/noise, but it's worth it since the food is so good. Can't wait to go back! Be sure to make a reservation and bring lots of cash or cc it's pricey.

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Wayland Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My experience there started off badly. I didn't see a cocktail I thought I'd like so I asked the bartender if he could make a Margarita. He did, it was so so and then I got the tab, $12.95. I asked the bartender if there was a mistake, he said no. Strange, this is more than the specialty cocktails that... More

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888ilcapriccio, Public Relations Manager at IL Capriccio, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the food at Il Capriccio but apologize as it seems that you were over charged for your house margarita. We have a few new bartenders on staff it looks one of them charged you the wrong price. We have emailed you personally regarding our error. We are sorry for... More

16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Simply outstanding combination of flavours, quantities, and quality. An unbelievable gem hidden in Eastern Massachusetts.

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