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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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17:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
888 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451-7401
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 June 2017

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 8 June 2017

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 25 May 2017

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 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 16 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
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Questions & Answers
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.
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$23 - 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
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
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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