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Il Capriccio Ristorante e Bar

888 Main St. (Prospect St.) Send to Phone
781-894-2234 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Northern Italian fare and an Italian wine and grappa list make the trek to this neighborhood Waltham restaurant well worthwhile.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Features
  • Parking available
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Dining room at Il Capriccio Ristorante e Bar, Waltham, MA

Il Capriccio Ristorante e Bar Restaurant Review

: Il Capriccio helped put Waltham on the culinary map with its mostly Northern Italian fare delivered amid a subdued décor, and it continues to draw city-slickers to the 'burbs. They're not here for the dazzling scene, but rather for chef-owner Rich Barron's cooking. As a rule, the menu’s Tuscan simplicity and French flair contrasts with the heavy decadence of the Italian Alps --- consider starters like seared duck foie gras with apples --- but influences from as far away as Sardinia and Sicily also pop up, as in an extra-hearty dish of roast veal tenderloin with crispy prosciutto, oyster mushrooms and tasty spätzle. While the rich braised short rib in red wine with Sardinian couscous is a must, the seasonal treat to beat is any dish of risotto (but especially when served with lobster and butternut squash). Meanwhile, there’s a primarily Italian wine list that offers the likes of Angelo Gaja whites and Roberto Voerzio reds. We like the tart lemon mousse with sweet candied lemon rinds for dessert.

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