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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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49 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207-1409
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This pains me since we love this place but on our last visit, we noticed a glaring difference from the previous sumptuous meals at Capriccio we've enjoyed over the years: the portions are significantly smaller...almost half their original size. My fiance's Risotto was served in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DiamondGirl1011
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Had received a sizable gift certificate last Christmas from a family member and thought we'd spend it with our son and his wife who live in NYC. Made our reservations on Open Table and were promptly seated when we arrived on this extremely busy Saturday...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JudyTroy_NY
Reviewed October 29, 2018

In town on business, my wife and I were referred to the cafe for dinner. Without any reservation we were seated immediately, the staff was friendly and attentive. This restaurant reminds me of some great places in Chicago...walking down below street level to get in....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank MikeH367
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Ordered the "chilled Calamari with potatoes" appetizer. $13. A bowl of potatoes with hardly a hint of calamari. really? Squid is inexpensive. Then call it what it is please. Potatoes with a dash of Squid. $25 for a bowl of spaghetti & meatballs. Seared tuna...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Squidly413
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

This place has been a favorite of ours for a long time. The food is so good. It is an old school Italian basement restaurant that harkens back to a different time. A time when phones didn’t occupy your evening and social media was conducted...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank RandyW397
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We brought out of town friends hete for dinner. Everyone raved about the experience. Everything was great, service, ambience and of course the food. Home made pasta, fresh salads, some different meal choices.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank steveleary1
Reviewed October 3, 2018

It has become a tradition for my son and I to have his birthday dinner at this restaurant every year. I consider myself a foodie and this restaurant is a step above in every way. The food is 5-star as is the service and it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Deborah M
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The food here has always been consistent for me. The home made pasta and sausage are traditional without being fancy. Nice romantic setting for a good valued meal.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank storsbergg
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Great osso bucco, house special of fresh tuna with a berry sauce, stracciatella soup, generous amount of warm fresh bread, good wine list, great service - not much more to say other than everything was so-o-o good. This was a one time visit to Albany...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank debofCT
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Obviously, they have the standards that everyone is used to but, they also have dishes that you would find in Italy. Fresh Homemade pasta is great! Meals are seasoned and cooked to perfection. They are voted best Italian in the area almost every year for...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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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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