Date of visit: 9/22/07
Occasion: Birthday Celebration!
If you're looking for some of the finest cuisine Boston has to offer, head to Waltham. Yes, that's right--Waltham! Waltham's dining scene continues to get brighter, but Il Capriccio has been a reliably stellar draw for many years now. (I ate there about 12 years ago and it was just as incredible.)
Located at a rather unremarkable intersection on a drab stretch of Main Street in Waltham, Il Capriccio will surprise you with its finesse and flair.
Ingredients are of the highest quality and the menu is a northern Italian-inspired array of delights.
My family took me here to celebrate a recent birthday and we had a fantastic meal. The service was excellent and the wait staff knew the answer to even our most obscure questions.
I had an absolutely delicious appetizer of ricotta-stuffed squash blossoms in a thyme batter drizzled with wildflower honey. My main course was a succulent, tender pork loin stuffed with wild mushrooms and served with a small square of sweet potato lasagna and seasonal vegetables. Dessert was a magnificent gianduja chocolate mousse cake with espresso creme anglaise--an incredible finish to an amazing meal. We shared a bottle of wine (don't ask me to name it--I'm a wine ignoramus, however my sister-in-law was going ga-ga over the wine list which was so long it resembled a mini-novel.)
The ambience is very clubby and the decor exudes a rather refined classiness.
I can recommend this place without any reservations, except that the only way you'll get a table is if you make them (reservations) in advance.
One tiny caveat: parking can be tight, so allow a little extra time in case the adjacent lot is full and you have to find a spot on the street.
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