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Il Capriccio

888 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-7401
+1 781-894-2234
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“porcini” (16 reviews)
“souffle” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
888 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-7401
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Il Capriccio
1. Wine Spectator – “Excellence”
"Award winning wine list including domestic and Italian offerings."
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2. Amazing Appetizers and Pastas
"The porcini soufflé is fantastic. Every entree was wonderful."
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3. Lemon Mousse w/ Candied Rinds
"For dessert, we ordered the Lemon Mousse (insanely good)"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Duck and morels pasta was wonderful as was the ravioli with favs beans. My mistake was ordering a sausage stuffed quail. The menu said it was stuffed with cherries, too, but there were none. But besides that, the sausage was severely salty and greasy. Terrible,...More

Thank BrooklineBob
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Il Capriccio is superb. Best meal we've had all year. All our dishes were exquisitely concepted and cooked. The flavors of the food and wine was the closest thing in Boston to dining in Tuscany. Our main dishes were beautifully made with 4 to 5...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family dined at Il Capriccio to celebrate our son's graduation from Bentley. The restaurant was very accommodating and gave us a nice table in the back with plenty of room. The food was delicious. Fine dining at it's best. There are several choices and...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We don't go to il Capriccio very often simply because it is a fairly expensive restaurant. It is always a huge treat when we go. We look forward to it all week. The service is excellent. The wine selection extensive. The staff wine recommendations are...More

Thank leshons88
Reviewed April 20, 2018

I've eaten here a number of times over the years. Recently visited and was pretty disappointed. The food was flavorless and pretty uninspired. Maybe the chef lost the salt shaker and maybe it was an off night but neither of us plan on returning soon....More

Thank bigtime23
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We loved the food here, and the service was attentive without being in-your-face. I would have loved to give it five stars, but when the check came, after being enchanted by its being hand-written, we found that the math was significantly off - and not...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed March 6, 2018

We have visited Il Capriccio through the years for special occasions, but haven't been back for roughly 10 years. The restaurant is still wonderful, food outstanding, service excellent and accommodating, and ambience even better than before. Also, since we live 20 miles outside of Boston,...More

Thank shoshikw
Reviewed February 4, 2018

For various reasons, we hadn't been to Il Capriccio for several years. We met up with friends there a couple of nights ago and were delighted with our meal, the service and the ambience. We were made to feel very welcome the minute we stepped...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed January 31, 2018

We have enjoyed dining here for our birthdays and our son's graduation from Brandeis IBS. the food is superb and their wine list is very good.

Thank annemkaplan
Reviewed January 24, 2018

We live in the suburbs, 9 miles from Boston. We consider ourselves foodies and Boston has some great restaurants. One of the only exceptions that we make for not going to Boston for date night or dinner with friends is our trip to Il Capriccio....More

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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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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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