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“Totally reliable” 5 of 5 stars
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IL Capriccio
888 Main St, Waltham, MA 02453
+1 781-894-2234
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Ranked #2 of 162 Restaurants in Waltham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: 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
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.
Lexington, Massachusetts
1 review
“Totally reliable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We have been going happily to Il Capriccio for years, and we are certain we have never had a disappointing meal there. Richie, the chef owner, is uniformly generous and always insures both perfect service and perfect preparations. The menu does not change enormously, but always offers a nice variety and every entree is worth a visit. The staff has worked there loyally for years and always gives good advice. They have an outstanding Italian wine selection. You cannot have a disappointing meal here.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Favorite Restaurant in Boston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Il Capriccio has long been our favorite restaurant in Boston. The food has been consistently amazing and the service is very attentive. We find the restaurant great for romantic dinners for two, grabbing a quick bite at the bar, or reserving the downstairs private room for small groups.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“il capriccio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Went to their 'Local Harvest Dinner' - excellent menu featuring local suppliers. Delicious, great service. Was very crowded, so a bit noisy and bustling.
Perhaps best to go on a regular night for a more relaxed atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Beccles, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Gem of an Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Great food, fantastic service, wonderful ambience. Hidden (yes I do mean hidden) away on the main street of Waltham. I bet they don't get much passing trade! The food attracts the locals though as the restaurant is busy and buzzing.

Visited September 2012
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Would go back soon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Great ambience, midrange pricing, great wine list with affordable options.
Creative italian quisine. Fresh, local ingredients, great for a special night out.

Went for recent anniversary dinner.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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