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“There can never be enough A-1 Italian restaurants!”
Review of Cafe Capriccio

Cafe Capriccio
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Ranked #44 of 691 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hamilton St.
Description: 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.
Reviewed May 19, 2013

This was our first trip to the Cafe Capriccio an were not disappointed a bit! Excellent service from appetizer to dessert! Great ambiance! We would recommend this restaurant if you looking for personal attention and great food!

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Thank Bob P
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Our group of 11 dined last night at the "Chef's Table", a private room at this restaurant, where you are hosted by the chef owner, and it was unbelievable! First of all the room is beautiful and completely separate from the rest of the restaurant. It felt like the owner had invited us to his home for a special evening of food and relaxation. In addition to the owner preparing our food, we had 2 other people exclusively attending to our party, pouring us wine and taking care of every need. It was a 4 course dinner with wine and very reasonable for the quality. Of course the room has to be reserved in advance. Well worth it for a special occasion. The maximum number of guests for this room is 15.

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Thank Polly H
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We paid ~$100 dollars drinks starter and main for two people. We'd hoped to squeeze in a dessert too but the portion sizes were very generous so it just wasnt going to happen.
The service was very attentive and friendly, though it was pretty quiet. As far as itallians go, the food was pretty reasonable, had better (in sicilly to be fair) and definitely had worse. Knock a little off the price and it'd be a great place to go.

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Thank cmr42London
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

This place was recommended as a really nice place, with good food and good service. That was an understatement. The food was great, and the service was wonderful. There were 3 in our party, and we all ordered something different, which we all tasted. Each dish was superb, with unusual touches that separated this restaurant from the run of the mill Italian restaurants which all seem to serve the same thing, all tasting about the same. The deserts were different and delicious. Even the coffee was very good, including the decaf. The service was great with the wait staff extremely efficient without being obtrusive. We had a lot of questions about items on the menu, and they were all answered with clarity and in a friendly manner. The restaurant is fairly small for the number of tables, but we found it to be relatively quiet, considering the number of patrons there. It was extremely clean, and welcoming. This is not an inexpensive place, but well worth the price.

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Thank thegormandizer
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went there for date night. It is a very small place! I ordered duck my favorite, I got an over cooked dry leg of duck with a burnt sauce. I mean just a leg, very small portion, very big price tag..Waitress was not around to ask what we needed. Over priced everything, there sauce for pasta you can buy at Walmart. Go for drinks say went there save your money do not eat there. If your on date do not expect to be at a quint table, it's very loud every where!

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jcapriccio, Owner at Cafe Capriccio, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Dear Red Head Muse,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor for our restaurant. In spite of the fact that you did not enjoy your meal with us, we still appreciate you taking the time to post a review. All reviews, good or bad, are VALUABLE reviews.

Thank you for trying our place none the less. We greatly appreciate it.

Best Wishes, The Rua Family

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