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Il Capriccio

888 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-7401
+1 781-894-2234
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“porcini” (14 reviews)
“souffle” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
888 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-7401
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here in early June on a weekend. Crowded but still excellent service. Felt a bit cramped for space but the overall noise level was acceptable. Many very high points, some a bit disappointing. Cocktails and wine list were fantastic. Entrees (we had mussels and...More

Thank Jan01234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located 30 minutes from downtown Boston, but worth the drive. Northern Italian cuisine with an excellent selection of appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Award winning wine list including domestic and Italian offerings.Service was impeccable. This was the first of three fine dining restaurants we visited...More

Thank donmacphersonjd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

8 of us ate dinner in late evening. Every dish was splendidly presented and delicious. Our choices ranged from fish to chicken. The appetizers were also varied and all were enjoyed. The wine was first class. The waitstaff was attentive, prompt, and professional. Highly recommended...More

Thank wadham
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 17 May 2017 via mobile

I took eight of my business colleagues here last night for dinner, and we were blown away. Everything you'll read about it, is exactly right, from the authenticity of the Italian menu, to the quality of the food presented. Incredible server, although I cannot remember...More

1  Thank Roomfordessert
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Excellent, well-managed restaurant with outstanding cuisine and wine selections where we celebrated my wife Cynthia's birthday tonight. First, the menu is the same as you would get in Italy: Antipasti, Primi, Secondi, and Desserts. After Cynthia had their Pom cocktail and I a cold, dry...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant for over twenty years and find it to be the most consistently excellent restaurant I have ever been to. Whether a birthday dinner with the family, a romantic dinner with my wife, or a night with friends, this...More

2  Thank Earl C
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It looks unremarkable from the street, but step inside to enter a special world. There is obvious family pride in the restaurant. They make their guests feel special. The food is superb. I had the porcini souffle and the chicken schnitzel. They were the best...More

2  Thank Dutch Brother
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Dinner for 6 on a very busy weekend and the food, service and ambience were spot on. We started with sharing a few small plates and appetizers. Pasta is homemade and delicious. The porcini soufflé is fantastic. Every entree was wonderful. Not over done in...More

Thank Travelposh
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Is there a dress code or is casual dress appropriate?
16 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.
Is it noisy?
8 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
USD 23 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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