Richie Barron • Executive Chef and Owner
Richie Barron, Newton native and George Washington University graduate, began his culinary career in Washington D.C., working at a series of restaurants and hotels. He entered the Culinary Institute of America and upon graduation helped to open Il Capriccio.
Greatly influenced by original owner Enzo Danesi, a native of Milan, Rich developed his unique interpretation of Northern Italian cooking, using the freshest products, cooking them simply and maximizing the tastes and textures as only the Italians can do.
After a stint as Sous Chef at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Rich returned to Il Capriccio, where he has since elevated the restaurant to its current position as a nationally known culinary destination.
While not at the restaurant, Rich is an avid gardener and a rabid Patriot’s fan. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Doreen Thompson for 28 years and has two wonderful daughters, Meaghan and Tessa.