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Cafe Capriccio

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49 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207-1409 (Hamilton St.)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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North Adams, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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214 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

My wife and I went. First time there. Simply put WOW!!!! The salad with home grown tomatoes, homemade mozzarella, I have had this at other restaurants or similar they should all take a backseat. The risotto special was perfect. If you try the pasta dishes it is best to do half dishes and try multiple ones. I usually only prefer... More 

Thank Guy C
Apalachin, New York
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place nice atmosphere.Felt intimate seated at a booth. Bread quite good, teacup of ground Parmesan very nice touch, Cesar salad very good. We should have stopped at bread and salad. I ordered appetizer portion of eggplant and it was described as special made and perhaps it was. I detected a smoke like flavor and I'm not a fan of... More 

Thank deligirldaughter
Albany, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

CAFE CAPRICCIO has been a top Italian restaurant in Albany county for over three decades or more.Its menu is changed on a day to day basis with wonderful specials and amazing old fashioned Italian cuisine.I have been going to this restaurant for many.many years and have always had a wonderful meal and excellent service.The prices are very fair and the... More 

Albany, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The place has the best Italian food in this area. Nothing overdone or over seasoned. Very simple but perfectly executed. They have developed the menu over many years and it is high quality food which is expertly served. All of the staff is of the highest caliber. For super special occasions they offer their chef's table upstairs for up to... More 

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Lewiston, New York
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161 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

A very short walk from the Times Union Center is this gem of an Italian restaurant that has some wonderful variations on some traditional favorites. Steve was a excellent server who told me about a great codfish special with white wine, lemon, broccoli, potatoes, and carrots that was generously portioned and very flavorful. Began with a Tuscan Onion Soup with... More 

Thank Moomus
Niskayuna, New York
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166 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We had dinner at this well hidden but cozy restaurant with 6 people a few nights ago. The service was very good. The food was very good- a limited menu, the salad had way too much oil and vinegar on it. The home-made ravioli was delicious. The bruschetta was just grape tomatoes served on a garlic toast- nothing special. Our... More 

Thank Heidi D
Albany, New York
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We went here on a Saturday night with friends. We had a reservation and arrived a little early to have a drink in the bar. The bartender was attentive and got the drinks right away. Our table was ready right on time and we were seated. We all had appetizers, salads, dinner and dessert. We were stuffed and everything was... More 

Thank Lisa P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
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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