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Cafe Capriccio

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49 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207-1409 (Hamilton St.)
+1 518-465-0439
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank Michael F
Latham, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Brunswick, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Schenectady, New York
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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

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Thank crisgro2016
Houston, Texas
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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!

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Thank George B
Connecticut
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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!

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Thank Clue84
North Adams, Massachusetts
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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 

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Thank eph62
Santa Rosa, California
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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!

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Thank MelHarris67
Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Whenever my family celebrates we go to this restaurant. Service is impeccable, regional Tuscan, northern Italian cuisine is reliably delicious. I know the chef and son travel to these regions each year. The interior of the restaurant reminds you of a NYC seasoned restaurant. Don't change the cozy, warm setting. A winner!!

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Thank patthefisch
Saugerties, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Was there last night with about 25 business associates in a private dining room. Everyone loved the wines, appetizers, pasta, beef short ribs, and roasted cod. All were delicious and nicely presented. Coconut cake dessert was amazing. Great for small or large groups.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?