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Cafe Capriccio

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49 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207-1409 (Hamilton St.)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Santa Rosa, California
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was delighted to be with a group of 11 women who ate at the Chef's Table, which is dinner in the dining room of Jim Rua's house. (He's the owner of Capriccio.) It was truly amazing...dish after dish being served right from the kitchen which is open to the dining room...about 5 people waiting on us...so fun and delicious!

Thank MelHarris67
Albany, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whenever my family celebrates we go to this restaurant. Service is impeccable, regional Tuscan, northern Italian cuisine is reliably delicious. I know the chef and son travel to these regions each year. The interior of the restaurant reminds you of a NYC seasoned restaurant. Don't change the cozy, warm setting. A winner!!

Thank patthefisch
Saugerties, New York
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154 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was there last night with about 25 business associates in a private dining room. Everyone loved the wines, appetizers, pasta, beef short ribs, and roasted cod. All were delicious and nicely presented. Coconut cake dessert was amazing. Great for small or large groups.

Thank bruce t
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we pulled up I was a little skeptical. However the ambiance, service and food were absolutely superb! Everything we had amazing! We will definitely be returning!

Thank Alison H
Manassas, Virginia
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had great food and our server was very friendly and attentive. Fresh pasta with great sauces. Not far from city center

Thank Passportcurrent
Buffalo, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Loved the fresh pasta and the small plates-which turned out to be plenty for one person. It had a comfortable atmosphere that felt like a neighborhood place.

Thank MillardFilmore
Croton on Hudson, New York
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed the special ravioli and the Greens and Beans soup was fantastic. But the table of 10 couples in our dining room was a distraction to the staff. However we would definitely return for the quality Italian cooking and great ambiance of the dining room. Also, if you aren't prepared for a big portion on the pasta dishes... More 

Thank Steven S
North Adams, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

It's tough to get a great Italian meal outside of Italy, without those sun blessed ingredients but this place gets very close. Jennifer our hostess was great.

Thank Monument C
Loudonville, New York
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228 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a very well established restaurant that has occupied this space for a long time. This was our first visit with friends. We found the food to be very good as well as the service. It is a small place without a great deal of ambiance. The decor appears to be the original - so it has some older... More 

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Considered one of the better restaurants in town, the decor is dark', the food uninspired and very 2nd rate. The staff gives great effort but is somewhat overwhelmed when the restaurant is full. Basically a barely passable trattoria.

Thank Jeffrey B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207-1409
    (Hamilton St.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-465-0439
Cafe Capriccio has been a favorite dining destination in the Capital Region for the past 30 years. Capriccio is dedicated to the traditions of classic regional Italian cuisine and hospitality. Named Best Restaurant by METROLAND for 2012,2011, 2009. Voted READERS CHOICE for Best Italian by Metroland, 2012. A small, romantic and warm dining atmosphere filled with wood paneling, cozy booths, and exceptional service. The perfect place for a special dinner out with family and friends. Join us for some of the best regional Italian cuisine this side of Tuscany.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?