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“Truly outstanding Italian restaurant.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of IL Capriccio

IL Capriccio
888 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-7401
(781) 894-2234
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Ranked #2 of 160 Restaurants in Waltham
Price range: $41 - $80
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.
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Truly outstanding Italian restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We are frequent diners at Il Cappricio. We love the menu. The fish is very fresh and appetizers are creative. There is an excessively rich wine cellar, with the best Barolo and chianti wines around. A treasured restaurant!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lexington, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Northern Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Il Capriccio has served consistently excellent northern Italian cuisine for many years. The diverse Italian wine list is an excellent match for their dishes and has been featured in various wine magazines. Prices are not cheap making it a good special occasion restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Tables too close, noise level too high”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I was disappointed in this dinner at Il Capriccio. The tables on either side of us were so close that we could hear everything said and could barely talk to one another. The food was okay but nothing more - lacking salt and pepper and too much butter for our taste. All in all, not what I expect when spending $150 (including wine, which was not memorable) for dinner.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Natick, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great tastes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The food here is excellent with seasonings and sauces with exceptionally smooth pleasing tastes. There was a subtle quality to the taste that put this restaurant above almost all other restaurants. The half dishes allowed us to try several dishes each very good. The service staff was also very good and helpful. This kitchen during our visit really knew what they were doing. It is the best Italian we have had in Boston area.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Great place for a celebration!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We just had a lovely birthday dinner there. My mom was turning 85 and we needed a nice place for dinner. We are having a party, but wanted a small intimate dinner. Il Capriccio was perfect. We have lived about 5 miles away for over 20 years and have never been here, but have always heard great things. The food, service, and atmosphere were all top notch! Would highly recommend and can't wait to have an excuse to go back. Make sure to get some dessert!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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