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Il Capriccio

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888 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-7401 (Prospect St.)
+1 781-894-2234
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Italy two years ago, and I tell everyone the food here is just as good as Italy! No need to drive in to Boston's North End either!!

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Thank BosGirl2013
West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Five of us went in for dinner without reservations and were taken right away. It was quite busy for a Monday Night. Have been here once before and wasn't disappointed then or on this visit. Food was excellent, service very good in a very comfortable atmosphere. Will be back for sure when in the area again.

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Thank Sean M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

First of all, the food is very good. It was not expected when I first walk in. I ordered the boar sausage risotto and my girlfriend ordered the quail. Both of these dished are cooked to perfection and I know at that moment I will be back again. Highly recommend as a casual dinner!

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Thank Jingxuan X
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ate here recently and had a wonderful experience after not being there for a number of years. Service is excellent and the food is really carefully prepared. Cozy but not crowded and the variety of options was great. Not cheap but you do get what you pay for!!!!

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Thank Sam G
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

If you are staying at the Westin in Waltham, this is the place for dinner! We enjoyed fine, fine, victuals. Worth the drive, or taxi ride. Unusual menu of N. Italian, French, & Continental cooking. The squid/clam appetizer was pretty good. The wine list is pricey, but plenty of choices. Excellent desserts! I would describe the prices closer to $$$$,... More 

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Thank solmosalar
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a very nice restaurant, although the location and traffic is not the best. The food is consistently great with nice tasteful dishes. I always enjoy going there and have never been disappointed even after 10 years. They just delight your mouth!

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Thank Coul1
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We ate at Il Cappricio last night and had another great meal. I especially liked the seared foie gras with plum and the pei mussels. My husband had the halibut which was fresh and nicely prepared. They make an excellent Cosmo martini (I am very particular) and are very welcoming and warm. Gil was our waiter and he was excellent.... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I was pleased to take my first cousin to this fine restaurant in Waltham, MA. We found the wine (Italian) to be superb and the main courses to be exciting. I chose their offering of the evening: antelope steak and foie gras as (goose liver) as a starter. Hans had a fine steak (beef). The wait staff was very courteous... More 

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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Unassuming from outside, Il Capriccio is warm and friendly inside. Four of us agreed this was one of the best meals ever--Italian or anything else. The menu was intriguing, with combinations rarely seen anywhere else. Each item was perfectly prepared. My favorite was the scallop topped with foie gras, seasoned with olive oil and microscopic shreds of candied lemon zest.... More 

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South Beach and Key West
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

And Il Capriccio is with the consistent quality of food and service. Our table had servings ranging from chicken to fish to beef to veal and all was good....no very good. It was a friend's birthday and he couldn't have been happier. I hope this restaurant continues its quality of life for another 30 years.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$45
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 888 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-7401
    (Prospect St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-894-2234
Description
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?