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Il Capriccio

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888 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02453 (Prospect St.)
+1 781-894-2234
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Il Capriccio serves a constantly changing Northern Italian menu featuring...
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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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Like Italy

Il Capriccio never disappoints. Like Northern Italy you can't get a bad meal! Every time we go I find a new favorite- whatever their special of the day is - it is. Yes it's always busy and pricy, and you need reservations but it's always worth the trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Il Capriccio never disappoints. Like Northern Italy you can't get a bad meal! Every time we go I find a new favorite- whatever their special of the day is - it is. Yes it's always busy and pricy, and you need reservations but it's always worth the trip.

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Pleasantville, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very impressed by the imaginative, beautifully presented food here. I had an appetizer of chilled cucumber and dill soup, followed by scallops. Both were delicious, as was the shared dessert of fig tart. This isn't standard Italian food that you can find in a thousand places - it's creative cooking and beautiful presentation combined with a good wine list and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a great meal here. Everything was very good - zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta and drizzled with honey; porcini mushroom soufflé; mushroom risotto; rabbit pasta; lemon soufflé was fantastic. The foods are more northern Italian and there is a very good wine list as well. Service was very good and staff nice. I would recommend eating here!

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Il Capriccio is a local gem in the heart of Waltham. The outside might put off someone expecting a bit more for an expensive restaurant but the interior is beautiful and service first class. The food is rich so pace yourself. My crab had too much butter but it was very tasty. Salads were a treat. Desserts wonderful. Coffee very... More 

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Worcester, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Birthday celebration - made you feel special from the little birthday glitter to the candle on your tiramisu. We arrived early on a Friday night and enjoyed a leisurely meal. Salads to start - the shaved artichoke and mushroom with a lemon vinaigrette and greens. Fettuccine with lobster, tomato and pepperoncino - delicious. Ordered the small size for fettuccine and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As we had a decade ago, a group of friends and family gathered in the private dining room. Also as a decade ago, the food and service were excellent to create a wonderful evening for everyone. This facility allows Il Capriccio to create a group event which is just as excellent as an evening there as a couple or quartet.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

lovely corner table. perfect waiter and amazing appetizers and desserts. Very nice experience from beginning to end.

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was recently taken to this spot in the Boston suburbs. Never would have found it nor would I have known to go inside if walking by. The food was great and they have a really nice wine list. By the time I left on a Monday night, every table seemed occupied. The Chicken schnitzel is not to be missed.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Il Capriccio have a lively buzz on a mid-week evening and looked almost full. The staff were very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. I had the tuna tartare to start which was very nice followed by lobster risotto. The risotto was runny rather than thick and creamy and I was not sure if they had used arborio or a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

One of three competing up-market Italian restaurants in Waltham, Il Capriccio has two advantages: a good bar (if by chance you have to wai for your table) and parking spaces in the lot shared with the adjacent liquor store. The menu is consistently reliable but not especially imaginative. On a recent visit, our party especially enjoyed the porcini soufflé and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 888 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02453
    (Prospect St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-894-2234

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 to 45
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic

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.
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

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