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Il Capriccio

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888 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02453 (Prospect St.)
+1 781-894-2234
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Westford, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been coming to Il Capricio for many years - a dish occasionally falls short but not this week. The salads were generous and fresh, then we had several appetizers: the chilled lobster, cucumber and yogurt soup, grilled octopus, and Foie gras and sea scallop - all excellent. The Mediterranean seafood stew was amazing. The black risotto and crispy calamari... More 

Thank Joanne D
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, appetizers and entrees. Great servicep. Worth a trip if you are anywhere close. Excellent wine list and desserts as well.

Thank RobertS975
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every single time we come here they never disappoint us. Great food for dinner even in the bar area. Service has also consistently great.

Thank rk55
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can always accurately judge the quality of an Italian restaurant by its bread, wine, and olive oil. Il Capriccio's bread has a good toothsome chewiness, its olive oil is fruity with a bit of a bite to it, and to call the wine list extensive would be like calling Lebron's basketball skills adequately adept. We shared the grilled foie... More 

1 Thank MKevinM
Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We are lucky to live fairly close to Il Capriccio and for 20 years it has been our go-to local fine dining restaurant. We have never had a bad experience or even a mediocre one. Each time we experience delightful service, delicious food and an amazing wine selection. Some of our favorites are the porcini soufflé, the tuna tartare and... More 

Thank Elise G
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This is a fine dining. if you like different foods this is the place. This is a place to go to once in a while. I dont recommend this every weekend because it is $$$$ but it is worth it once in a while. Professional and Great service.

1 Thank Lorena ann L
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I joined another couple for dinner here on a Saturday night. The restaurant was full but did not appear rushed or noisy. The atmosphere is relaxed, the wait staff knowledgeable with the menu and the wines. The mushroom appetizer was outstanding while the salads were fresh, good sized and creative. The entrees we had were all good... More 

1 Thank rickhem
Brewster, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Some of the best food in Boston ain't in the city folks. This restaurant - where I hadn't been in perhaps 10 years, and is somehow even better than I remembered - is on par with the best dining experiences you can find in this or any other city. My two friends and I met up and decided to dine... More 

Thank BrewstaBoy
Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Full collection of French,Italian and Spanish red and white makes the place worth going. Fine dining with romantic interior but on higher side of pocket. All in all place is worth eating.

Thank NaeemHassanSaleem
Boston, Massachusetts
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594 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We took a group of visiting Japanese colleagues here for dinner and it was amazing. They have an extensive list of mostly Italian wines, including many rare vintages. I started with steamed PEI mussels that were served in a delicate saffron seasoned sauce. For the main I had a swordfish steak that was done to perfection. Several of our group... More 

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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
$23 - $45
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 888 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02453
    (Prospect St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-894-2234
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.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?