Il Capriccio - NJ

4.9
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$31 to $50
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Italian
The whole experience is paramount, when you dine at Il Capriccio, you feel right at home. Fresh flowers, gentile romantic lighting, chairs you can sink into and live pianists make for an unforgettable dining experience. Knowledgeable and attentive staff further compliment the impeccably prepared fair and carefully selected wines from all over the world. Enjoy Il Capriccio's most recent addition, (weather permitting) the Tuscan inspired courtyard thatseats up to 35 guests and makes for a truly "Al Fresco" dining experience.
The dress code is Elegant Casual, as jackets are preferred for gentlemen but not required.

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r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.

SL
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special occasion restaurant at it's finest. From the decor to the food and wait staff this is a special place. A comprehensive menu for everyone's taste and our large group tried many of the entrees and they were all well prepared and delicious. The wait staff was attentive without being over bearing. While the prices are slightly on the high side the overall dining experience makes it worth while.

GF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely return!

K
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service and ambiance

T
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an outstanding restaurant. The food is exceptional. The waiter staff is outstanding. It is an elegant experience. This is a perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or just a romantic evening. There is a piano player that accompanies the dining. We always get dressed up to this restaurant. It feels right and fits in with the decor and staff dress.

M
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing. My boyfriend and I went here for the first time on Wednesday for a date night. This was our first time here and it will not be our last. We loved everything. The decor, the live entertainment, and the food. For an appetizer I selected the meatballs and my boyfriend selected the antipast plate. The meatballs were delicious! I will definitely order these again, the anti-pasta plate was just OK - nothing special. For our dinner choices my boyfriend chose the crusted lamb chops and I chose the skirt steak. Both were delicious and marinated to perfection. For dessert we ordered the chocolate mousse cake and the cannoli. The cake was delicious, My cannoli was just OK. The service was outstanding. We would recommend this place to a friend.

s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service seems to suffer when they are a little busy. Not enough waiters. Food is always great.

H
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, excellent wine list, friendly, attentive and helpful service! Always a pleasure to dine at I’l Capriccio!

HB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service, great food, and great atmosphere. Seemed pretty crowded to me but not too crowded or noisy. Seems like a poppular lunch place for a business luncheon.

m
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, terrific service. Best Canolli I have ever tried on both sides of the Atlantic.

L
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Il Capriccio does an outstanding job in both meal choice, preparation and presentation. The food is delicious and satisfies all tastes. The service is friendly and exceptional. The attention to detail is outstanding. Tony, the executive chef and owner mingles with the guests in the dining room making you feel truly welcome and at the same time keeping an eye on the dining room and the staff ensuring that everything is operating at peak efficiency.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in all of NJ! Food is nothing short of amazing. Quality. My favorite item is the Dover Sole, call ahead if you want to insure they have it. Sells out all the time. Now I call the day before and have them hold one for me. Table side presentation in itself is great too.

E
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great cocktails, service was excellent, seafood stew was excellently prepared. Very popular place even on a Monday night!

AA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Il Capriccio is always a great night out for my wife and I. The staff is the best as is the wine and food. Really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. My wife loves the short ribs and seafood and even though I am veterinarian, I am always accommodated. Can't wait to go back.

AM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and I attended El Capriccio for our 20th anniversary celebration dinner. The staff was very friendly however quite frazzled throughout the evening. The flavors of the food were outstanding as always. His service was not as seamless as in the past.
However overall, experience was.

JM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and delightful service!!!! Consistently a great experience.

OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and great service! The Bada Bing bourbon cocktail was amazing.

JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neia is the most welcoming and best bartender out there. The food and service is wonderful. If you have not had the opportunity to go it is a must.

RM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue for fine dining with a flare! Loved the live music via the pianist too! Entrees were awesome!

KR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful restaurant, perfect for a very special occasion. Food is delicious, fresh and prepared thoughtfully. The service is very attentive and you are made to feel special.

AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A restaurant does not get to be named a best NJ restaurant for more than 30 consecutive years without paying attention to detail. My friend and I meet here a few times a year since it is half way between us. We have done this for perhaps 20 years and never been disappointed. The service is simply first class and the food is off the charts good.

K
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and impeccable service, as always. Love the ambiance

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for meeting. Highly recommend you try this restaurant! Amazing food, service and atmosphere!

NM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely Upscale Italian with Good food, Great Service, and an ambiance that is reminiscent of late 70s early 80s vegas :) The short rib that a friend ordered was among the best I've ever had anywhere!

K
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Il capriccio. It is our favorite restaurant in New Jersey. The food is fabulous every time we go. The staff are very friendly and treat us like family. We go back time and time again.

NM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best Italian experience in town. I have been there several times and the food and experience is consistently great.

MM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary with a quiet, delicious lunch while our kids were at camp. It was a beautiful atmosphere, fabulous food and an enjoyable time

C
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most magnificent stuffed veal chop, top with cheese and truffles. Best veal we have had in a long time, melted in your mouth, tender and flavorful, just delicious.

MM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and authentic Italian food. Fine list is off the charts!

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Old school high end Italian restaurant with impeccable service and good enough food. Great business spot or for a special occasion.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience ! We sat at the (newly remodeled) bar for a drink prior to dinner. We requested a table outside, but before they sat us outside, they suggested we take a look to make sure that is where we wanted to sit. And thank goodness we did, as we much preferred the inside. Dinner was wonderful and the service was outstanding from the entire staff. Looking forward to my next visit!

d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about il Capriccio is outstanding: the ambiance, quiet elegant atmosphere, food, and impeccable service with an efficient professional staff. I rank this restaurant among the top tier of the best.

AT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our daughters birthday. Manila was our waiter and we couldn’t have been happier. His knowledge, humor, attentiveness and efficiency made our dinner memorable. The food was first class . Definitely will be back.

OT
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always great.

The food is always fresh and well prepared. I had Jersey tomatoes and onion salad to start, a small bowl of pasta, and grilled red snapper with olives, clams and shrimp as my entree. Ice cream to finish.

Great wines, and one of the few places where you can trust them to “surprise” you with a great wine that’s not expensive.

Service is outstanding.

Looks great since the renovation.

Great experience from the time you walk in until you leave.

PN
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and food. I highly recommend it.

T
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Capriccio is our special occasion place. The restaurant is lovely and the live piano music adds a touch of romance and glamour. The food and service are excellent.

AA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as always. Can't wait to go back.

PG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Il Capriccio on the average four times per year over the last five years and it has been very good. However in the last couple of months in which I have been there twice it has gone from very good to excellent. This is an excellent restaurant.

PC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service and ambiance. The Perfect place to take that special someone that you are totally in LOVE with!!!!

b
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a an amazing restaurant. The service the food and everything about it is absolutely awesome.
Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just going out to dinner with family or friends you cannot go wrong. I give it as many stars as is allowed.