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Cafe Capriccio

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49 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207-1409 (Hamilton St.)
+1 518-465-0439
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Halfmoon, New York
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner on a Thursday night. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The food was very good and portion sizes generous for authentic Italian meals. We enjoyed some interesting and wonderful specialty cocktails. The wine list by the glass is just ok - we found something but it was settling. Overall a very nice way to celebrate.

Thank pattys130
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The restaurant was buzzing with a couple of parties-- very lively and comfy. Staff very cool and efficient. Bread was amazing... They bake it here every day. The food was all tasty, but the portions were too big. My salad was piled high outside the bowl and hard to eat. The octopus and calamari appetizer had very little of either.... More 

Thank 1Nicole
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

One of Albany best northern Italian restaurant old world charm and exciting food great wine list and great service in downtown Albany

Thank Michael F
Latham, New York
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88 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I don't know where to start. This was our second, and our last, visit. The first time, the server was arrogant and clearly did not care about his job. The food was okay, so we went back about 2 months later. We had a different server, but again there was total indifference. The food was okay again, but the awful... More 

Thank notshyaboutit
Brunswick, New York
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

For our 30th wedding anniversary, my husband and I decided to give Café Capriccio a try. We had heard many good things, and the menu showed great promise. We made reservations, thank goodness - it was very crowded with people waiting for tables when we arrived at 7:30 PM on a Friday night. With our reservation we were seated immediately.... More 

2 Thank MTMknits
Schenectady, New York
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

old, dark and kind of unkept-waiter was not attentive-suprised that there were not a good choice on menu--boneless chicken thighs--very inexpensive cut--we don't mind spending on a good meal but our meal was just something I could of made and the cost of the meal was $$$--not going back--I know the regulars will hate this

Thank crisgro2016
Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Cafe Capriccio was recommended by two colleagues that used to live in Albany. We were a group of 6 had ordered a lot of variety. Everyone loved their dinner. What was truly spectacular was anything with their red sauce and cheese, perhaps the best any of us have ever experienced. Service was good, small but adequate wine list. Enjoy!

Thank George B
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Great old-fashioned, upscale restaurant. Transitional neighborhood, but easy parking nearby. Food is top notch, wine list was great and very reasonably priced. can't miss!

Thank Clue84
North Adams, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

It must be close to ten years since we dined here. Returning last evening for a special meal convinced us that our absence was far too long. The food was wonderful and the service impeccable. Despite previous fond memories, we passed on the decadent greens and beans for a couple of pasta appetizers which were delicious. The home made tagliatelle... More 

Thank eph62
Santa Rosa, California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I was delighted to be with a group of 11 women who ate at the Chef's Table, which is dinner in the dining room of Jim Rua's house. (He's the owner of Capriccio.) It was truly amazing...dish after dish being served right from the kitchen which is open to the dining room...about 5 people waiting on us...so fun and delicious!

Thank MelHarris67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?