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Cafe Capriccio

49 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207-1409
+1 518-465-0439
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“ravioli” (15 reviews)
“fresh pasta” (3 reviews)
“gelato” (5 reviews)
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49 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207-1409
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the tomatoes with cheese was awful,the cheese tasted like cardboard the tuna was difficult to eat-edible but not fresh the high point was the fairly priced Italian Barbara from 2014 and the service you can do much better than this restaurant,very disappointing after the high...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Granted, my sense of smell is acute, but the dining room had an unpleasant odor upon our arrival - Something like "wet dog". It had rained all day, which might be a factor, since the dining room is in the lower level of the building....More

Thank Marsha R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first overnight stay in Albany, so I asked a local friend for a recommendation. WOW! The staff were as friendly as could be. The sautéed spiced olives were superb; the salami-wrapped melon with artichokes and arugula made a perfect appetizer for us...More

Thank AMIKayaker
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent as usual, salad, homemade ravioli, entree & dessert. Primary complaint is related to packed leftovers...since when do 2 people go out to eat together, order the same dish and return home to find them packaged together in the same container?? Problem is...More

Thank PennyandCrystal
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended so we anticipated something out of the ordinary. Not so. The place is cozy and the service was good but the food is strictly average. I had the eggplant, a house specialty. It was not very hot when it arrived...More

1  Thank pm222
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Heard about this restaurant from a border crossing agent who lived in Albany. It was very close to both the hotel and the Times Union Center. Server was excellent, food was good but not amazing. I would recommend any dish with home made pasta.

Thank ob1dob
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We celebrated New Year's Eve, also my birthday, at the Cafe. A special menu for the evening included fish, meats and vegetarian options. We sampled and shared. Loved all, as ever. Cozy neighborhood feel with world class staff. Diverse wine list with the owners favorite...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Invited out by colleagues to a meal at the Chef's Table. Arrived and guided to a private room with its own kitchen upstairs. Awaiting us a whole crew of staff from sous-chef to chef and wait staff. The wine was chosen for the evening and...More

Thank familyskitrip2008
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We had dinner on a Thursday night. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The food was very good and portion sizes generous for authentic Italian meals. We enjoyed some interesting and wonderful specialty cocktails. The wine list by the glass is just ok -...More

Thank pattys130
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The restaurant was buzzing with a couple of parties-- very lively and comfy. Staff very cool and efficient. Bread was amazing... They bake it here every day. The food was all tasty, but the portions were too big. My salad was piled high outside the...More

Thank 1Nicole
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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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