Il Capriccio - NJ

4.8
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759 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
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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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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
19 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

KR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
35 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

NM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
40 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
7 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
46 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

T
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

PG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

WH
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The flavor and texture of the food is amazing, as is the wine selection.
Far better than other restaurants I have eaten at.
Wish I could cook as well as that.

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Il Capriccio is the FINEST blend of amazing food, beautiful atmosphere and a wine lost 2nd to none. Salvatore, the host is a professional and kind as they come, I cannot say enough good things about my many experiences there.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic from start to finish!

BB
Miami
148 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my upscale place to visit and impress a client for an impeccable dining experience. I have been coming here for over the past 12 years and its consistency over that time span underscores just how fabulous this establishment is. For exquisite Italian fare in North Jersey, it's simply nonpareil.

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Il Capriccio never disappoints. An outstanding professional staff, beautiful ambiance, and great food is the norm. Each of our four diners ate something different and each commented on how good it was. Our waiter, Dennis, was a consummate server and the various bus-people were top notch. Even if I tried to find something to complain about, I couldn't. The place was crowded yet none of the big crowd distractions infringed on our conversation or dining pleasure.

AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For more than 30 years Il Capriccio has been one of the very best restaurants in NJ.Such consistency simply is not often found in the restaurant business Yes, it is expensive but you never leave not feeling you got your money's worth. The service is outstanding. Efficient and attentive without being over bearing.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The place is stunningly beautiful, the food is outstanding and the service is impeccable. The staff is so warm and inviting and professional. They made my husband’s birthday a very memorable night!!

GP
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just an incredible all encompassing experience of Italian food and service. You will spend some money, but its well worth it.

BD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at Il Capriccio celebrating our 49th wedding anniversary. The restaurant is beautiful, the staff are wonderful and very professional, and most importantly the food is phenonemal.

SS
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Il Capriccio and don’t go nearly enough. This is THE place for high end gourmet Italian food without traveling to New York City. The atmosphere is elegant, the service is absolutely first rate and the food...perfection. The only thing which is not perfect (but it is authentic) is that the dishes on the menu are in Italian and not English, so if you are not Italian (I am German) you have to read the description (which is in English) to figure out what everything is. This is really not an issue, except that very often I have to point to items on the menu to order so that I don’t mispronounce every other word! Seriously, this place is awesome and the price, although a bit high, is worth it.

OT
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience with excellent food and service

r
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, the Il Capriccio experience was excellent.
Other visits to you will be planned in 2019.
Food and wine are top line.

DN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance.

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