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Cafe Capriccio

49 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207-1409
+1 518-465-0439
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“oso bucco” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
49 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207-1409
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing. Every dish was perfect! We had appetizers, entreees and desserts. The wait staff was great. Thoroughly enjoyed every bite! The osso bucco and chicken eggplant sorrento were remarkable. The ravioli and sauce were really good. Definitely a must if you are in Albany.

Thank LauderdaleByTheSea
Reviewed May 7, 2018

There is good reason that Jim Rua's Café Capriccio is at the top of the list of Albany restaurants. We have dined there many, many times over the years, dining with a party of 2 or to a celebration for 10. Last evening my husband...More

Thank pjfjr
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Great staff, great chefs, tasty wines, menu switches around. They always have fresh homemade pasta and Ravioli dish to die for. . Always a great meal with friends and always cater to my children ( not really a kids place) Great cocktails, excellent deserts.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We had dinner before walking to Times Union Center for a 7 pm event. Service was outstanding and the osso bucco was delicious. Atmosphere is cozy -- well worth a visit for a special or romantic dinner.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Years ago, there were a half-dozen excellent Italian restaurants in Albany; now it's down to Caffe Italia and Cafe Capriccio.. Italia is southern Italian, Capriccio northern, so they complement one another very well. While Italia is noisy and crowded, Capriccio is quiet and comfortable, with...More

Thank Ellis P
Reviewed January 8, 2018

Terrific job by all for New Year's Eve. Special menu and pricing of $85.00 per person, and worth every penny. It was a five course pre-fix meal, with plenty of choices for everyone. Each course had at least 5 choices, and you couldn't go wrong...More

Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed December 20, 2017

Fantastic home made Italian food. Reasonable wine selection. Very friendly, homey service. The atmosphere is quite dated but not without its charm. We had the home made pasta with Ragu sauce and it was fantastic! Also the cypress salad appetizer was amazing. Very fresh tomatoes...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed December 18, 2017

Didn't even have to close my eyes to feel like I was in Italy. Clearly, the food was properly prepared, more like home,made than "restaurant". I forgot how amazing osso bucco is! Just fell off the bone. Ravioli with incredible flavor in in comparable sauce....More

Thank Judith S
Reviewed November 29, 2017

This restaurant has the ambiance you'd expect in a traditional Italian restaurant. The food is wonderful and they offer 2 sizes in their pasta and risotto entrees. Very good service and excellent wine top it all off!

Thank Janette A
Reviewed October 3, 2017

A group of friends made a reservation for the Chef's table, a private room where the food is prepared in an open kitchen. We were blessed to have both Jim Rua and his son Franco are our chefs. The decor of the room (long farm...More

Thank rchrist7
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April 20, 2018|
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Response from Janette A | Reviewed this property |
I don't live there so don't go often, but have to agree with the other two people....certainly on a weekend and probably a good idea anytime.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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: +1 518-465-0439
  • E-mail
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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