Cafe Capriccio

4.9
1494 reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1494 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EileenP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, such a nice dining experience

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vipmbea2679
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, dismissive service. Went for a special birthday and called ahead to advise the restaurant and they said they would take good care of us...that really did not happen. Staff was rigid in approach, lacking warmth and did not recognize the birthday. The food was very good and it was unfortunate that the experience suffered due to the lackluster service.

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JudithM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal. Great service. Park for free right next door!

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KathyD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic.
This was our first time at Cafe Capriccio and we will be back!

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DanielT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a bad thing to say about our visit. Always a great time

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Corvus2
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Cap never disappoints. From salads to pasta, entrees to desserts, expect the extraordinary. Arugula was field-fresh; the wild Chanterelles mushrooms in Vegan Ragu were buttery & tender. The cafe bakes its own crusty & delicious bread. The marinara on the Vegan Ragu and beef & pork Ragu was light & bright. The Lemoncello mascarpone cake was lemony, light & rich. Butter pecan cheesecake was nicely balanced between creamy, salty, sweet, & nutty. The lunache pasta was just the right shape & size to hold sauces & cooked perfectly al dente. Service was friendly & professional, quick & efficient. After all these years Cafe Cap not only doesn’t disappoint, it exceeds even this diner’s fond memories.

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vipRuthie
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We always enjoy Capriccio. The food is delicious and to service top flight. However, last night the noice level was at a peak-- so loud that we had a hard time hearing at our table. Next time, we'll ask for a seat in the bar-- much more civil.

However, it still remains one of our favorite places in Albany.

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LynnS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, cocktails, food, and ambiance were excellent and delicious! Looking forward to returning again soon!

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Flecka
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious northern Italian dishes with delicately balanced spices and seasonings. Excellent wine list.

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Best meal I have had in years. We had the eggplant
Appetizer I had the chicken Francesca my bf had the steak special. Both had leftovers. The bread came out warm with olive oil and Balsamic. Will be going for sure.

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TanyaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, festive atmosphere, great service. Haven't been there in a few years but we will def be back soon.

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LuvAlbanyNY
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I wish I could give the food a 10 on the five-star rating system! Everything from our cocktails to apps and desserts was fantastic. Easily the best Italian in the Capital Region.

They did seem a little understaffed the night we were there, but everyone who came to our table was pleasant and attentive. And did I mention the food was absolutely fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food, atmosphere and service was great! will be going back again in the future.

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vipIshC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good atmosphere and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place! Fabulous food!

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vipmrbear
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan and the staff is wonderful. The food is wildly delicious

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AlbertA
11 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic food, nice ambiance, excellent service.

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renred
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good if uninspired Italian eatery with predicable choices. Everything was good and we could actually hear each other unlike other dining rooms.

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vipDave
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Terrific food.

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PamelaB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going out the night before adopting a rescue dog. We had a fabulous experience. The entire staff is friendly, efficient and terrific. The food was incredible, fresh, hot, straight on yummy.

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vipHappydiner
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love the place! Tried something new last night, the lump crab risotto. It was wonderful.
The pork Osso bucco was also excellent! And they know how to make a Manhattan!

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CameronS
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall, very good. Food and cocktails were great.

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DonnaO
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food selection, quality and portions are wonderful. Couple that with wonderful serving staff and you have a wonderful place for dinner.

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DarrenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cafe was amazing, a hidden gem. My wife and I went for our anniversary, and everything we ordered was fantastic, the wait stuff was helpful and had personality. We will go back!

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ChristineL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and attentive service in a welcoming environment.

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vegetarian
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time back since Covid. Modest changes to menu. Delicious stuffed eggplant. Amazing butternut cheesecake dessert. Wine was just ok and a bit overpriced but nice variety and price range. Attentive service. Overall, this remains one of our favorite restaurants in Albany with great atmosphere, perfect for quiet conversation and has a few vegetarian options (wish there were more.)

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AnnB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious entrees and appetizers. Dessert was amazing. Did not finish
My entree and wish waiter gave me time to ask for it to be wrapped before he placed other dishes on it. Other than that, wonderful.

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PaulK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great. Food was awesome. A great night

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marib
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lives up to its reputation as the premiere Italian restaurant in Albany.

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NorahE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expected a good meal, and got one of the most amazing meals I have ever had.. The food was truly delicious.
Cocktail menu was inventive and fun!.
Service was outstanding! 10/10..
Will definitely be back..

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great food, great service, great atmosphere, high prices. Overall a wonderful meal at a cozy family restaurant. Would totally recommend but parking and the neighborhood is sketchy.

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Friends
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tremendous, tremendous food, there 4 of us with 4 different entrees each better then the next.

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Steez
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Tiramisu I've ever had. Scallops were phenomenal! The staff was very nice and on point.

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CarmellaR
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Staff could not have been better. Food was INCREDIBLE!
Thank you!

I had made a special request prior to arriving, as I was hosting business clients. It was taken care of perfectly. Thank you!

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JayW
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, great food! Dan Lester at the bar is awesome! We were in Albany for the weekend, went on Thursday night and came back on Saturday night

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places I have been to

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michaelg
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and amazing service! Dan was excellent.

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KevinW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my most favorite restaurants in all of the Capital District region.

FAQs

Cafe Capriccio offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 465-0439.

Cafe Capriccio is rated 4.9 stars by 1494 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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