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Il Capriccio

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


White Bean and Mushroom Soup
"Panino" of Mushroom
Grilled Eggplant, Tomato, Roast Peppers, Reggiano and Mozzarella
Soufflé di Porcini
Steamed P.E.I. Mussels
White Wine, Garlic and Tomato
Seared Foie Gras and Scallop
with Caramelized Onion, Raisins and Reduced Moscato d' Asti
Yellowfin Tuna Tartare
with Avocado and House Made Chips
Grilled Spanish Octopus on Chickpea Puree
House-Cured Gravlax
with Cucumber, Radish and White Anchovies
Escargot on Baked Polenta
with Garlic, Tarragon Cream and Shaved King Oyster Mushrooms
Charcuterie Platter of Salumi
Chicken Liver Crostini, Olives, Roast Peppers, Reggiano Parmesan
Butternut Squash Risotto
with Wild Boar Sausage
Lobster in a Brandied Lobster
Sauce on Potato Gnocchi
Linguine Carbonara
with Prosciutto, Pancetta and Poached Egg
Fettuccine Bolognese
Pan Roasted Icelandic Cod
Spinach, White Wine Sauce, Pear Tomato and Mashed Potato
Giannone Chicken "Schnitzel"
with Fried Egg, Arugula, Mustard-Caper Sauce and Herbed Spätzle
Veal Osso Buco and Risotto Milanese
Pan Roasted Long Island Duck Breast
Roast Peppers, Cipolline and Baked Polenta
Roast Veal Tenderloin
with Chanterelles, Marsala, Crisped Prosciutto, White Beans
Lightly Semolina Dusted Pan Seared Grey Sole
With Fried Sage, Peppers, Virgin Olive Oil and French Lentils
Grilled Faroe Island Salmon
with Tomato / Cracked Pepper Sauce a Hint Of Malt Scotch and Sardinian Couscous
Beet and Goat Cheese Salad
with Reduced Balsamic
Apple, Pear, Walnut and Gorgonzola Salad
with Honey Vinaigrette
Arugula, Greens and Cucumber Salad
with Lemon Vinaigrette and Shaved Reggiano Parmigiano
Cheese Selection from Wasik's Cheese Shop
Sponsored by: Il Capriccio

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Wine Spectator – “Excellence”
1. Wine Spectator – “Excellence”
"Award winning wine list including domestic and Italian offerings."
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2. Amazing Appetizers and Pastas
2. Amazing Appetizers and Pastas
"The porcini soufflé is fantastic. Every entree was wonderful."
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3. Lemon Mousse w/ Candied Rinds
3. Lemon Mousse w/ Candied Rinds
"For dessert, we ordered the Lemon Mousse (insanely good)"
Steve G
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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.
US$15 - US$45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been 14 years since last time we visited. Seems like a different set-up with the separated spaces with a few tables in each, which a big plus. Not as noisy. The food is as you would expect in a upscale place in Boston's...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Yury1080
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Il Capriccio has long been our favorite restaurant in all of Boston. The food has been consistently amazing, the service is very friendly and attentive, and the wine list is impressive. Our favorites are the decadent Soufflé di Porcini, the surprisingly moist Chicken Schnitzel, the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Julie M
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

A perfect evening at an extraordinary restaurant. The porcini soufflé was very tasty. Followed by the veal tenderloin which was expertly cooked with an accompanying flavorful sauce and lovely vegetables. From all reports, the chicken was also exceptionally good. The sommelier helped describe a few...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank masonb189
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We had a nice dinner and enjoyed the food. Our waiter was very nice and made good recommendations for wine and for our meals. The eggplant appetizer was delicious but I was disappointed with the gnocchi that I ordered for a main course. My husband...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Enjoyed dinner while visiting our granddaughter at Bentley. Exceptional staff, some wonderful menu offerings, and a wine list that rivals Bern's Steak House in Tampa. We enjoyed the linguini with lobster, the chicken schnitzel, and the fettuccine carbonara. All delicious. We found the portion option...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FJDriver
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Yes, you can spend a lot and have a divine meal. What people miss is you can have a divine budget friendly meal by skipping a traditional entree. Regulars enjoy sampling throughout the menu.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank zzatara
Reviewed September 30, 2018

An intimate and cozy atmosphere with attentive service. A nice selection of Italian dishes and appetizers. It was a birthday celebration and my husband and I both enjoyed the evening and we look forward to returning. Using seasonal vegetables farm to table, you can taste...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, excellent service, good variety of starters, pasta, fish and meet, enjoyed my dinner together with my colleagues...also great wines not to forget!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank T8045AJstefank
Reviewed September 26, 2018

This is a fine restaurant that has not lost a beat in the 15 years between meals. The Porcini soufflé is to die for. It was great then and great again. The environment is nicely split into smaller dining areas that make it quiet and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lew S
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We had driven by this place for so many years wondering how it would be. Turned out to be a really excellent place. Seems like a combination of Italian and French cuisines. Service very attentive. Sound level in the dining area was very good for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Liz V
August 16, 2017|
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Response from 888ilcapriccio | Property representative |
Hi Liz, So sorry for the delay in our response! Yes, we do have many gluten free options as all our food as cooked to order. We usually have a gluten free pasta available as well. Just let your server know and they can... More
August 15, 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.
June 7, 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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