The Chef's Table
The Chef's Table is an intimate, private dining room with open kitchen that is available for groups of 10 to 16 who vwish to enjoy a bounteous Italian table in the setting of a fine home. Extensive menu choices include virtually the entire range of Italian regional cuisine prepared by Jim Rua and his colleagues. Chef's Table functions are popular occasions for business meetings, family gatherings, dinner among friends and all special events where guests can gather around a single table to enjoy each other and some of Italy's most celebrated preparations. The open kitchen provides an excellent perspective for guests whose interests include the techniques of Italian cooking as well as the enjoyment of it. The Chef's table setting provides privacy as well as the opportunity to communicate with Jim and his colleagues for those interested in learning more about the cuisine, travel and other aspects of Cafe Capriccio's programs and services. Chef's Table activities can be reserved any day of the week.
The Tuscan Room
Cafe Capriccio's Tuscan Room is a private dining area that can accommodate 16 to 40 guests. With its own kitchen and warm setting, the Tuscan Room is a comfortable environment for dinner meetings and receptions, as well as for holiday parties and family functions. All of the wonderful menu choices from Italy's many regional cuisines are available in the Tuscan Room, as they are at the Chef's Table. Tuscan Room activities can be reserved any day of the week.
Cafe Capriccio Private Party FAQs Guide
Thank you for choosing Café Capriccio for your private dining function. We look forward to hosting your event and hope that you enjoy your experience with us. The following is a description of our private dining process as well as menus, direction sheet and booking form for your event. Please review the attached and complete and return forms where needed.
Private Dining Room Options
Café Capriccio offers two distinctive private dining rooms for your event needs.
The Chef's Table is an intimate, private dining room, with open kitchen, available for groups of 10 to 15 who wish to enjoy a bounteous feast in the setting of a refined Italian household. Extensive menu choices include a wide range of Italian regional cuisine prepared by Jim & Franco Rua and their colleagues. Chef's Table functions are popular occasions for business meetings, family gatherings, dinner among friends and all special events where guests can gather around a single table. The open kitchen provides an excellent perspective for guests whose interests include the techniques of Italian cooking as well as the enjoyment of it.
Cafe Capriccio's Tuscan Room is an elegant Italian style dining environment that can accommodate larger groups of 15 - 40 guests. With its own kitchen, uniquely warm, private and inviting Mediterranean inspired setting, the Tuscan Room is a perfect venue for dinner meetings, receptions, holiday parties and family functions. All of the wonderful menu choices from Italy's many regional cuisines are available in the Tuscan Room, as they are at the Chef's Table. The Tuscan Room can accommodate various table configuration requests including multiple tables, conference set, or "u" shaped set ups.
Café Capriccio’s private dining experience features our renowned 4-course traditional Tuscan feast including 5 antipasti/salad selections served family style, 1 pasta/risotto course, 1 entrée course, and a Chef’s Choice dessert. Your meal also includes red and white wine selected by the Chef, coffee/tea/decaf service, soda, and sparkling water. Most clients choose to have a true culinary experience and prefer to have the menu chosen by the Chef. You may also participate in your menu selection by choosing selections from our private dining menus. If you would prefer to select your own menu, please email your selections to email@example.com no later than 7 days prior to your event. Menus can be obtained via email from your event coordinator at any time. If we do not receive your menu selection 7 days prior to your event, we will have the Chef choose the menu for your function.
The per person cost for our private dining functions is $85 which includes the 4-course meal, wine and other beverages, room, private staff, and a.v. screen if needed. Please note that the price does not include NYS tax (.085%) or standard gratuity (20%). Prices are based on a set package rate and are non-negotiable. Please note that tax and 20% gratuity are added automatically to your bill for all private functions.
Ample free parking can be found in the City of Albany parking lot located a few steps away from the restaurant entrance on Grand Street.
Audio Visual Equipment
Café Capriccio is happy to offer clients complimentary use of a.v. screens and power cords when requested.
Minimum Guests Required for Booking
The minimum group size for booking the Chef’s Table is 10 guests. The minimum guest requirement for the Tuscan Room is 15. If your final guarantee falls short of this number, you would be required to pay the minimum head count fee for your room (Chef’s Table 10 guests @$85 plus tax/gratuity, Tuscan Room 15 guests @ $85 plus tax/gratuity.)
Canceling 10 days or more prior to your event: no fee
Canceling less than 10 days prior to your event : $150
Canceling less than 72 hours prior to your event: $300
Canceling 24 hours or less prior to the start of your event: full charge for event based on room minimum
(10 / Guests / Chef’s Table, 15 Guests / Tuscan Room)
A credit card is required to book your event. No charges will be processed with your card until after your event.
Final Meal Guarantee
A final guest count will be required no later than 5 business days prior to your event.
Your final guarantee should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions / Address
Café Capriccio is located at 49 Grand Street in Albany, New York just off of Madison Avenue, 2 blocks in on the left. If you would like written directions for your guests, please contact your meeting coordinator to have a direction sheet faxed or emailed to you. Our website also has a link with a map and written directions that can be downloaded.
Cafe Capriccio Private Party Information Packet
Event Reservation Form Interactive Version
Please contact our special events coordinator at email@example.com EMAIL CONTACT IS ALWAYS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET A SPEEDY RESPONSE TO YOUR INQUIRY.