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Il Capriccio

888 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-7401
+1 781-894-2234
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
888 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-7401
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Il Capriccio is one of my favorites. I wouldn't mind ordering my way through the entire menu, but the Lobster Risotto is the best you'll find anywhere. Extensive list of (mostly Italian) wines.

Thank Steven W
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

This place always impresses me from the fantastic wine list to the outstanding service and right down to (of course) the creative dishes that the chef (Rich Baron) plates. The presentation is beautiful. Like a work of art. You almost don't want to dig in...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We ate in the restaurant on August 5th. We have been eating in this restaurant under various owners, Enzo, Jeanne Rogers and the present owners for the past 40 years, the food remains outstanding along with the service. We were also fortunate to have who...More

Thank ronelaine
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Since they consider themselves a high end dining I should admit we were disappointed by most dishes. Both pastas and main course were very disappointing. The ricotta zucchini was the only great dish we can recommend. The service was perfect though.

1  Thank Justin A
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I just came home from a great retirement get together with some friends. The restaurant was gracious enough to let us use a very nice private room. We had 7 folks and had a wonderful time. Our waiter was wonderful and the food was excellent!!!...More

Thank michelle920_1
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Il Capriccio is such a neighborhood find that I do not want to tell you about it! Reservations are a must as it is. The food is outstanding and certainly rivaling those in Boston without effort. The menu is seasonal and great for foodies. If...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

An enjoyable experience - for entering the dining room, wonderful menu, nice wine list, and attentive service.

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We choose to sit at the bar which is quite cozy with only 8-10 seats and usually requires a reservation. The atmosphere does remind me of Italy. Rather low ceilings and rustic furniture and muted ochre colors. There is a see- through kitchen from which...More

Thank RRRRRita
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Il Capriccio has been a mainstay in Waltham Massachusetts for several decades, and likely longer, and there is no discernible reduction in quality during that time. Unlike many excellent restaurants, this one has maintained its standards, made evident by the filled tables this past Friday...More

1  Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were looking to go someplace special for a special occasion. We had not been here for a few years and realized what a mistake that was. We shared the stuffed calamari for a first course. Brilliant.For the pasta course we shared...More

Thank Nonchallant1
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Liz V
16 August 2017|
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Response from RRRRRita | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about gluten free
15 August 2016|
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Response from rickhem | Reviewed this property |
Not casual but you do not need to get dressed up. Business casual is fine.
7 June 2015|
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Response from 888ilcapriccio | Property representative |
The restaurant can be lively on some evenings like Saturdays but not usually too noisy. You can request a quiet table when making a reservation. We would be happy to accommodate you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
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
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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