Il Capriccio

Modern Italian

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Overview

Traditional Northern Italian fare is served at Il Capriccio, a relaxed restaurant and wine bar in Waltham using local, seasonal produce and ingredients in dishes like porcini soufflé, asparagus and wild mushroom cannelloni or grilled Atlantic swordfish atop parsley-herb salsa and French lentils. The wine cellar boasts over 5,000 bottles of Old and New World wines, with a large Italian selection while the bar pours classic and seasonal cocktails.

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Accolades

  • Boston's Best Italian Restaurants 2015 - Zagat
  • The Top 50 Restaurants in Boston 2015 - Zagat
  • Best Wine List in Boston 2012 - Boston Magazine
  • Three stars from the Boston Globe 2011
  • Best Italian Restaurant 1985 - Boston Magazine
  • Zagat rating of 28 out of 30

Menu for Il Capriccio

Dinner Menu

Antipasti

  • White "Ribollita" with Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, White Beans and Tuscan Kal
    $9.00
  • Dill-Cured Gravlax, Cucumber, Radish and Tuscan White Anchovies
    $11.00
  • Sformato Di Porcini
    $14.00
  • Steamed P.E.I. Mussels white wine, pear tomato and scallion
    $15.00
  • Snails on Polenta with a Tarragon Cream and Fresh Porcini
    $14.00
  • Yellowfin Tuna Tartare with Avocado and House Chips
    $17.00
  • Grilled Eggplant Stuffed with Wild Boar Sausage, Oven Dried Tomato and Mozzarella
    $13.00
  • Seared Foie Gras and Sea Scallop with Raisins, Pinenuts and Caramelized Onions
    $19.00
  • Charcuterie of Porchetta, Prosciuttos, Pate, Olives, Reggiano Parmesan, Sausage and Sweet Peppers
    $24.00
  • Shrimp, Peppers and Sweet Onions Roasted and Wrapped in Savoy Cabbage
    $13.00
  • Grilled Octopus and Calamari Stuffed with Ipswich Clams on Tomato and Chick Pea Puree
    $16.00

Insalata

  • Mixed Greens, Lemon Vinaigrette, Parmigiano Reggiano
    $10.00
  • Shaved Fennel, Orange, Endive and Pear Salad with Pecorino and Honey Vinaigrette
    $10.00
  • Roast Beets, Greens, Capri Goat Cheese, Basil and Balsamic
    $10.00
  • Cheese Plate Selection of Cheeses from Wasik's Wellesley Cheese Shop
    $15.00

Primi

  • Cannelloni with Chicken, Mushrooms, Spinach and Fontina Cheese
    $15.00
    $27.00
  • Potato Gnocchi with Lobster in a Brandied Lobster Sauce
    $17.00
    $38.00
  • Fettuccine with White Wine, Littleneck Clams, Pepperoncini and Pancetta
    $17.00
    $28.00
  • lack Risotto with Crispy Calamari
    $16.00
    $27.00
  • Linguine "Carbonara" with Leeks, Pancetta and Poached Egg
    $15.00
    $26.00
  • Ricotta Ravioli with Bolognese Sauce
    $15.00
    $26.00

Secondi

  • Giannone Chicken "Schnitzel" with Fried Egg, Arugula, Mustard, Capers and Herbed Spätzle
    $28.00
  • Grilled Atlantic Swordfish with Salsa Verde and Drizzled with Arshad Tuscan Olive Oil, Sardinian Couscous
    $33.00
  • Roast Veal Tenderloin with Chanterelles, Marsala, Prosciutto and White Beans
    $36.00
  • Sautéed Duck Breast with Madeira, Orange, Pomegranate, Roast Potato and Rabe
    $33.00
  • Sauteed Pork Tenderloin Scaloppine with White Wine, Gorgonzola, Apple, and Roast Potato
    $26.00
  • Pan Roasted Semolina Crusted Whole Trout Spinach and Smoked Prosciutto Stuffing, French Lentils
    $28.00
  • Grilled Colorado Lamb Loin Chops in a Red Wine and Green Peppercorn Sauce, Parmesan Tart
    $37.00
  • Roasted Icelandic Cod Filet, Trumpet Mushrooms, Pear Tomato, White Wine Sauce, Mashed Potato
    $32.00

Desserts

  • Warm Chocolate Budino with Caramel Sauce and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
    $10.00
  • Lemon Mousse with candied lemon rinds
    $10.00
  • Warm Hazelnut Torta with Port Caramelized Figs and Vanilla Ice Cream
    $10.00
  • Dark Chocolate Tart with Cherry Ice Cream
    $10.00
  • Amaretti Semifreddo with Roasted Peaches
    $10.00
  • Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Streusel and Strawberry Rhubarb Brodo
    $10.00
  • Selection Of Cheese from Wasik's The Wellesley Cheese Shop
    $15.00

Wines By The Glass

  • NV Marsuret "San Boldo" Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore
    $10.00
  • NV Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne, Reims
    $16.00
  • 2012 Planeta
    $9.00
  • 2012 Garofoli "Guelfo Verde" Chardonnay/Verdicchio
    $9.00
  • 2012 K. Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige
    $11.00
  • 2011 Tiefenbrunner "Kirchleiten" Sauvignon Blanc, Alto-Adige
    $12.00
  • 2012 Poggio al Tesoro "Solosole" Vermentino di Toscana
    $12.00
  • 2010 Cusamano "Jale" Chardonnay, Sicily
    $13.00
  • 2013 Castello di Ama Sangiovese Rosato
    $11.00
  • 2013 Italo Pietrantonj Cerasuolo D' Abruzzo
    $9.00
  • 2012 Rio Madre Rioja Graciano, Spain
    $9.00
  • 2010 Domenico Clerico "Trevigne" Barbera d' Alba
    $10.00
  • 2010 Maculan "Cornorotto" Marzemino, Veneto
    $11.00
  • 2011 Agostina Pieri Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany
    $12.00
  • 2010 Vietti "Perbacco" Langhe Nebbiolo, Piemonte
    $13.00
  • 2010 Az. Agr. Querciabella "Turpino" Cabernet Franc/Syrah/Merlot, Tuscany
    $15.00

Digestivi

  • Nardini Citrus Infused Grappa Liqueur
    $7.00
  • Amaro Montenegro
    $6.00
  • Averna
    $7.00
  • Fernet Branca
    $7.00
  • Capri Natura Limoncello Di Capri
    $6.00
  • Poli Blueberry Infused Grappa
    $10.00
  • Marolo Camomile Grappa
    $12.00

Grappa & Distillati

  • Poli Sarpa Di Poli
    $10.00
  • Poli Lamponi Di Poli
    $12.00
  • Nonino Ue Decannale
    $14.00
  • Nonino Lo Chardonnay Di Nonino
    $13.00
  • Capovilla Grappa Di Bassano
    $13.00
  • Marolo Grappa Di Barolo
    $14.00
  • Berta Grappa Brandy Moscato Dasti bric Del Gaian, 1995
    $30.00
  • Berta Grappa Brandy Barbera D Asti roccanivo, 1996
    $30.00
  • Berta Grappa Brandy Nebbiolo Da Barolo tresolitre, 1998
    $30.00

Brandy

  • Kelt Vsop Cognac
    $10.00
  • P. Ferrand Grande Champagne ambre Cognac
    $12.00
  • P. Ferrand Grande Champagne sel Des Anges 1er Cru Cognac
    $23.00
  • Gabriel & Andreu Grande Champagne Cognac
    $15.00
  • Frapin fontpinot Grande Champagne Cognac X.o.
    $20.00
  • Francis Darroze Bas Armagnac 12yr Old
    $15.00
  • Chateau De Laubade Bas- Armagnac, 1978
    $24.00
  • Daron Calvados X.o., 1978
    $15.00

Port & Madeira

  • Taylor Fladgate Vintage Porto, 1997
    $23.00
  • Grahams quinta Dos Malvedos, 1998
    $12.00
  • Dow Late Bottle Vintage Porto, 2006
    $12.00
  • Ramos Pinto quinta Do Bom Retiro 20 Yr. Tawny
    $15.00
  • Quinta Do Noval 10 Yr. Tawny Port
    $10.00
  • Barbeito Malvasia 30 Yr. Late Especial Reserve Madeira
    $20.00
  • Doliveiras terrantez Vintage Madeira, 1977
    $18.00

Dessert Wine - White

  • El Maestro Sierra Pedro Ximenez Sherry Jerez, Spain
    $9.00
  • Jermann Picolit, Collio, 2006
    $18.00
  • Felsina berardenga Vinsanto, 2001
    $15.00
  • Chateau de Malle Sauternes, 2005
    $14.00
  • Sharpe Hill Select Late Harvest Reserve Riesling ~Vignoles, Pomfret, CT , 2010
    $10.00
  • Maculan Dindarello Moscato Fior Darancio, Veneto, 2009
    $10.00
  • Cascinetta Vietti Moscato d'Asti, 2011
    $9.00
  • De Bartoli 20yr Aged Marsala
    $10.00
  • Gaudio Bricco Mondalino Malvasia Ross0, 2011
    $10.00

Dessert Wine - Red

  • Antonelli Sagrantino Di Montefalco Passito, 2005
    $15.00

888 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Intimate, Refined, Rustic
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (781) 894-2234
  • Private Dining Room: Yes