Cafe Capriccio

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$30 and under
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Italian
Cafe Cariccio, the region's only authentic Tuscan restaurant, has been a favorite dining destination in Albany for 30 years. The Cafe was voted Best Restaurant in the Capital District by Metroland Magazine for 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and many times previously. Jim Rua and Franco Rua are proprietors. The Cafe is open for dinner every night. See our web site for details and photos.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went well and we enjoyed our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had friends up from NYC and were looking to catch up over dinner. Our booth was the perfect place to do just that. As it happened, we each ordered a different entree. All were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as always, Jen was our server and she continues to be amazing every time we go there. I highly recommend this establishment.

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DavidL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, left totally satisfied. This has become for me a guarantee!

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JeffC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was only our second time at Cafe Capriccio. Both times awarded us with the ability to catch up with friends in an atmosphere of relaxation, comfort and the feeling that we were home. Our servers were very respectful of our privacy; at the same time watchful of our needs. The food was incredible both times. We will return again.

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DocW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I ate here with four colleagues the other night and the food was amazing - again.

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Jerry
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very consistent value service at a high level Have attended here for 20 years It changes little and the ownership remains familial.

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MelanieW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual. Tried chocolate cake from new pastry chef. Awesome

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vipPalat4gdfood
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent dinner. Both my wife and I were extremely satisfied with the meal and service.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, old school charm
Will definitely go back

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MandA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Cafe Capriccio on Saturday evening was nothing less than perfect. Upon walking in, the glorious smell of garlic was wafting through the atmosphere, and we knew we were home. Our waitress, Kateri, was charming, kind and just the right kind of helpful. Our meals were outstanding, and the wine complemented our dinners quite well. Always satisfied, we look forward to our return.

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gregg64
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place it’s been a staple in the neighborhood for years. Jen and Emma are the best! And the music in the bar which is live is so classy

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vipLlobellRealty
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and superb service
Thank You

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MelanieW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lane and staff are very friendly. Food is always excellent

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PaulaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most consistent and delicious Albany restaurant. Just love coming here always.

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JimM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had six people who ordered a variety of meals. Everyone agreed the food was exceptional.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome, awesome, awesome... food was fantastic, drinks were delicious!

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ShannonL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have a bad meal when we go here. Staff is very nice and treats you like you are special. Very clean and comfortable. Great food!

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GALDF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is wonderful fine dining. We've been here three times when we come to town and never disappointed. Wonderful food and service is fantastic.

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vipAimeeG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitstaff was excellent in recommendations and modifications to menu items. Both meat eaters and vegetarians were happy!

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent experience. I will be coming back to try other meals. Our waitress was very good and attentive to our needs.

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NeilA
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hidden away, filled with locals. A rare find! Near the Times Union Center and the downtown area. The food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

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MichaelS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe capriccio was delicious! The appetizers, main course, and dessert were all spectacular. Service was excellent. Highly recommend as a place to entertain clients or take a date! Quaint authentic experience.

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KaitlynK
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very old time Italian feeling. The food was absolutely fantastic! They have a nice selection of wine and liquor plus their desserts change daily! Surprisingly affordable and all of the staff were friendly

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Nowhinezone
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Scallops were cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friends from all over the state meeting at the capitol tomorrow. Great way to relax after a long drive. Handy to the Marriott.

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SusanD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pasta and accompanied sauce awesome. Unfortunately my friend’s osso buco came out luke warm

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ELIZABETHW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous hole in the wall , classy Italian restaurant in Albany. Too bad I live in NYC. Would be a regular if I could.
Conveniently located in downtown Albany.
Highly recommend.

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DarleneM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I ordered a pasta dish with eggplant and there had to be a few scraps of eggplant in the dish- very disappointed with an overpriced dish of noodles.

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My husband’s pasta was not cooked enough. So we sent it back. When it came back out it still wasn’t cooked all the way. He likes it al dente, but it was not even cooked to that. My eggplant was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was excellent ! Would return again

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Claire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, cozy restaurant. Outstanding food and service. Worth the trip.

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vipAlbany151
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here several times, it never disappoints.

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vipJp518
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At the restaurant for New Years Eve. The only problem with the Prix Fixe menu was trying to decide what to have. My wife and I made sure to order different items for each course so we could sample more of the superb menu items

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for NYE Dinner. The dinner was 5 courses and absolutely everything we ordered was amazing! The waiter had a great personality and was very helpful with menu selections. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great Italian restaurant and will definitely go back. We were wondering how we have never been there before!!

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CourtneyW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints--from the incredibly delectable food, to the personable, highly attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff--you can't go wrong!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food. We ordered the risotto and pesce specials and they were outstanding. Appetizers did not disappoint. We will continue to patronize this restaurant. We have never had a bad meal there. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Renee
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

There seemed to be some initial confusion regarding who was servicing our table. We had multiple staff bringing water, asking about drinks, etc., but all were friendly. The food was fantastic, and the location is perfect if you’re seeing a show at the Times Union Center.

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DianeD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here before a show at the Times Union Center. The food was delicious and the service was very timely.

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