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Construction & Reopening

    We are sorry to have been closed for such a long time while we build out our beautifully warm new space at 704 Main St. in The Merc complex.

     704 marks Il Capriccio's third Waltham home in 41 years, having opened on Prospect St. in April 1981, then moved to 888 Main St. in 1994.  Our new space will not be as intimate as 888, with its cheek-by-jowl tables grandfathered in before modern building regulations.  But our new tables will be 30"x30", allowing diners ample room for wine glasses as well as plates!

    While there are still important steps ahead, in particular our final inspections and gas supply, we are sufficiently confident to set our Grand Reopening night for Friday, 7 May.  We encourage you to call the restaurant, between 3:30pm and 4:30pm to make a reservation, and our Open Table system for advance bookings is now active (click the Reservations tab on this website).  We also have approvals in hand for al fresco dining on our twinned 22-seat patios, but regret we cannot accomodate diners there until--currently backordered--furniture arrives.  Allaying fears about indoor dining, our three newly installed Mitsubishi air handlers employ state-of-the-art MERV Level 13 filtration, just a step down from operating room air purity.

    We promise the wait will be well worth it, and not to move again for at least another 27 years.

  • lease signed, 24 July
  • master plan set completed, 9 September
  • building permit issued, 4 November
  • rough-in building, electrical & plumbing inspections, 21 January
  • finish inspections, 16 April
  • Grand Opening, 7 May
704 Main Street—The Merc Building—Waltham, MA 02451.   781-894-2234.