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Cafe Capriccio

49 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207-1409
+1 518-465-0439
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
49 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207-1409
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Years ago, there were a half-dozen excellent Italian restaurants in Albany; now it's down to Caffe Italia and Cafe Capriccio.. Italia is southern Italian, Capriccio northern, so they complement one another very well. While Italia is noisy and crowded, Capriccio is quiet and comfortable, with...More

Thank Ellis P
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Terrific job by all for New Year's Eve. Special menu and pricing of $85.00 per person, and worth every penny. It was a five course pre-fix meal, with plenty of choices for everyone. Each course had at least 5 choices, and you couldn't go wrong...More

Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Fantastic home made Italian food. Reasonable wine selection. Very friendly, homey service. The atmosphere is quite dated but not without its charm. We had the home made pasta with Ragu sauce and it was fantastic! Also the cypress salad appetizer was amazing. Very fresh tomatoes...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Didn't even have to close my eyes to feel like I was in Italy. Clearly, the food was properly prepared, more like home,made than "restaurant". I forgot how amazing osso bucco is! Just fell off the bone. Ravioli with incredible flavor in in comparable sauce....More

Thank Judith S
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This restaurant has the ambiance you'd expect in a traditional Italian restaurant. The food is wonderful and they offer 2 sizes in their pasta and risotto entrees. Very good service and excellent wine top it all off!

Thank Janette A
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A group of friends made a reservation for the Chef's table, a private room where the food is prepared in an open kitchen. We were blessed to have both Jim Rua and his son Franco are our chefs. The decor of the room (long farm...More

Thank rchrist7
Reviewed 2 October 2017

From the quaint location on an unobtrusive side street in Albany, to the below street level entrance, everything about this restaurant is to be enjoyed! The knotty pine walls and cozy booths encourage intimacy and celebration. Friendly greeters, interesting menu, wonderful aromas, knowledgeable and efficient...More

Thank JudyTroy_NY
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We were a little skeptical entering this lower level restaurant despite the good reviews we had read. Our fears were put to rest immediately by the warm reception and the excellent service. We sat in the bar area and could not have had a better...More

Thank JamesB230
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We have not been to Cafe Capriccio in a while, but we are glad we went back. Drinks, appetizers and main course were all very good. Service was quite pleasant. We will visit more frequently.

Thank abarasol
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

My sister got a gift certificate online from Cafe Capriccio for a gift for my wife and I anniversary. The certificate never came in the mail and when she called they sent her a photocopied version of the certificate and was told through emails that...More

Thank VanitaBrandon
jcapriccio, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Capriccio, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit at Cafe Capriccio. Curiously, we have never issued a photocopied gift certificate (we do not even have a photocopy machine at our cafe), in our 30 years in business and no one on our staff...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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