Places I Love – Il Capriccio


Among the many Italian restaurants in Waltham Massachusetts, Il Capriccio remains in the top tier.  Included on their diverse menu, is a must try item for anyone living within driving distance to this establishment.  The Soufflé di Porcini ($13) is a work of art.  Incredibly rich, with an overpowering mushroom taste this dish teeters on the brink of overindulgence.  The intense flavors contrast with the fluffy, slightly airy quality of the soufflé rendering it a study in opposites.  The strong porcini essence is cut by the inclusion of salty, sharp parmesan.  Pairing this decadence with a dry glass of Barbaresco is an excellent way to end a long week.  For those with small appetites, it is unlikely that a main course will be needed after ordering the soufflé.  While the dining room at Il Capriccio is a perfect place for larger parties, the bar offers a full menu and is a much more casual way to enjoy this meal.  Bar seating is first come first serve, so if a reservation is desired, formal dining may be a better option.

Il Capriccio – 888 Main Street in Waltham
Open Monday through Saturday 5:00 – 10:00. Closed Sundays.  
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