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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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  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 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
Very Reliable

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
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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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We have NEVER had a meal that was less than "Delicious"at this restaurant. The food is always fresh and cooked perfectly, and the service is flawless. Hurrahs!! Try it, you will not be disappointed!

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

After driving by it a few times throughout the year we decided to make reservations for graduation weekend from local college. We had 7 in our party at first they said two tables but to our delight they set us up in our own space down a few stairs. nice and quiet away from the regular dining room. made us... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were a group of 12 and sat at a table downstairs. The service is great and so is the food. The lamb chops I ordered were delicious. Given that we were the only table downstairs, it was a great setting for a group business dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My husband and I had not been to this restaurant in years. We decided to try it again and were so happy we went back. The food was first rate and the wine selection excellent. I have not had pasta carbonara as good since my last trip to Rome. The other selection of veal tenderloin was wonderful. We ordered a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We loved the hospitality and the food! Service was great and we loved dessert! We plan to go back the next time we are in town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went to this place with a customer recently. Good service but I felt that the setting was not functional. Good food and great service. I felt something was missing compared to la campania. May be the rustic atmosphere?

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We've been to Il Capriccio a dozen times over the last few years. It is too expensive to visit more often but always a marvelous experience when we do go. The atmosphere is warm and romantic, fine dining with that at-home feel at the same time. All the entrees are marvelous, although we tend to love the duck and lamb... More 

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Littleton, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Been a long time since we dined here, and it has definitely gone down hill. Used to be a "5". The PEI muscles didn't taste fresh and/or were under cooked, kind of mushy and l left most of them. Both my wife and I had the trout - non of the pasta on the menu really looked interesting - and... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Wonderful Italian food in Waltham. Solid Service. Private rooms for a nice dinner. The food is top notch!

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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 - 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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