Not for the faint at heart
Not for the faint at heart with the purse strings but worth it. Went with a friend for his birthday and we got the tasting menu. $115 each at the time. The chef picks with a little guidance for from you. Great idea especially if you have never been there and you don’t mind trying a little off of each other’s plate. We had two half bottles of wine; White/red. Worked perfect as the fish and red meat came, the white and red came. Wine not part of the $115.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Among the best Italian fare
Truly one of the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles. Superb grilled caeser, fantastic octupus in a spicy tomato reduction, delicious rigatoni with truffle oil and superb steaks. Only problem is diners linger at their tables. On the 3 last visits, we waited from 15 to 45 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. While this tarnishes the experience, the food is worth the wait.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
been going here for years.
been going here for years. first time ever the service was awful.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
As much as I enjoy and appreciate
As much as I enjoy and appreciate the food, quality of the product and ambience of Capo, it would be nice every now and then to get out without having to spend $300 for a dinner for two. My girlfriend and I enjoyed another great meal, yet had only two drinks between us (she a $28 glass of wine and me a beer) and the bill without tip was $250. I fully understand you get what you pay for but does a Potato Galette really need to be priced at $20.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, rude and pushy attitide
Great food, very rude attitude.
Even though we were told that the table had to turn in 2 hours, the waiter consistently reminded us of it throughout the dinner, to the point of annoyance, and just pure rudeness. For spending almost $900 on a dinner that lasted 2 hours is ridiculous for such a fine food spot. When we ordered our next bottle of wine, the waiter, looked at his watch and said I don't know if you can do that given you only have 1/2 hour left for dinner. What a joke, for 5 people dining. If the food wasn't so great, I'm not sure if I would ever return.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been here man times.
I have been here man times. It's always superb! The carbonara is fantastic.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best in LA
Everything we order (about 14 different dishes) were great!
Can't go to LA and don't stop by CAPO.
Although being in the beach and not looking at the sea is a shame"
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The only problem we encountered
The only problem we encountered here was that we had made a reservation for 8:00 but didn't get seated until 8:30. Once we were seated the servers were knowledgeable and friendly. We opted for the tasting menu and it was the most complete meal I have ever had. I love the ambiance and especially the grill in the back corner. I would definitely recommend this place for a special occasion or if you have the money go every weekend!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous food, first quality
Fabulous food, first quality ingredients and bustling with people. Service is hit and miss - I waited almost 20 minutes for some water and the salad was served before the appetizer bread and hummus....For such a first class restaurant I am always surprised at the poor service
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
All around a fantastic, but
All around a fantastic, but very expensive, dining experience.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding although music
Outstanding although music didn't match the atmosphere. Loud Billy Joel?
Great service and unique food
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have wanted to go to Capo for ever, but was a bit worried about cost.
With our 15th wedding anniversary coming up, I decided to go for it.
What a wonderful evening. We had the 8 course chef's tasting menu, and it was wonderful.
What was also unique was that for several of the courses they brought my husband and I
different things, so we actually got to taste that much more of the food.
Okay, it was expensive...very, but It was worth it.
Service was great, very attentive.
I will definitely return.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Where's my money?
I like capo, I really do. But, someone please explain how 4 people can spend $800 on one corkage, ap's and dinner ( no meat) and one bottle of wine.
This place should blow your mind... they are all under the impression that they do.. but they don't to the level they should.
The service was good, attentive and professional. We asked if we could have some meatballs with our cocktails and the server told us no.. the chef will only fill complete orders. Hmmm.
Won't be my first choice to spend my dough.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Salivating from beginning to end. Food was absolutely amazing
Service was good but the waitress was not very personable
Looking forward to going back.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
everything about this place is amazing from the moment you walk in. The ambience is amazing, the wait staff is excellent -- we asks our waiter to recommend dishes to have the full Capo experience and his recommendations were spot on!! I will be going back to Capo, I do not know how I've missed it up until now!!!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive But Well Worth It!
This is "the place" if you want wonderful time, delicious food, and warm ambiance.
The sweet corn ravioli with truffles is to die for- in fact, all pasta dishes are excellent. The grilled octopus ( anything grilled- including the grilled romaine) is outstanding. Service is friendly and attentive. The paintings surround the walls are humorous and not pretentious.
You can't go wrong if you want to celebrate a special occasion by reserving a table there. I would recommend this restaurant to all of my friends.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time we go to Cap we leave with such excitement about the dishes that we tried. The food and service are impeccable. Don't miss the bruschetta with asparagus, poached egg and truffle. It is to die for. Also the truffle pasta with meat sauce! Can't wait for my next visit!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whenever my parents come into town I get to choose the restaurants. I had heard about Capo from a few people, all raving about it. My parents read a review right before we went where someone said for 4 people their bill was $800! So not the case! We all had appetizers, meals, a nice bottle of wine, and dessert for $300 including tip. You can easily spend $800, but you can easily not. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the Rigatoni with Truffle Meat Sauce...amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
this small room is elegant and roomy enough for comfort. Food was generally outstanding, but the branzino special was not great. I thought the appetizers and pasta and dessert were the best. the room did get noisy as it filled up but not so as we could not talk. the service was outstanding.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always delivers a great experience!
Visited Capo again with a friend. Everything was delicious, especially the Branzino and Sweet Corn Ravioli. Love the wait staff and the attention to our party (3). Although Capo is very rich for my teacher budget I definately will return again and again!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loud, food is phenomenal
The food, all of it, was fantastic. It's loud and a bit cramped. Completely worth it.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Capo has charm and a warm interior. The server was informed on wines and offered one that was surprisingly good based in Oregon - who knew? She did and that was a great add to our evening. The pasta was okay although I did not order al dente like I normally do but it was seasoned great. I also ordered the branzino and while it was good it was not the best I have had and for the money should have been the best I would ever have. The desserts are sublime and from what we were told are all made in house by order which is really nice. They also offer a plate of dessert offerings that include chocolates,bite size meringue tart and mini biscotti to name a few. The bar was completely filled as was the restaurant. It was a Saturday night.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gem! A fabulous meal
What a gem! A fabulous meal with relaxed excellent service and amazing wines. Can't wait to go back.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pasta, subpar meat
The food was great, until you hit the main course - the veal chop was overdone and tough, prawns too greasy. Good, but not nearly good enough for the kind of money you're shelling out. Service was wonderful - an engaging and energetic staff!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining in Santa Monica
Food was well prepared, though very pricey. First time I have seen a salmon for $63!! Everything on the menu was overpriced by about 40%. I did not purchase wine, but assume it was overpriced as well. It is a nice setting for romantic night out of special occasion when price is not a consideration.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Perfect Special Birthday Dinner!
In town for the holiday weekend for a special birthday and decided to try Capo---so glad we did!! Lovely ambiance, great service and exceptional menu and wine list! We decided to be adventurous and try the Chef's 8 course Dinner Tasting, and we could not have been happier! Each course was new, different, creative and delicious. A wonderful restaurant for an elegant dinner---highly recommend it!!!
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Packed on a Thursday Night
We had a reservation for 8.15 but didn't get seated until 8.50. The food and service were both excellent though. Vibrant scene but hard to have an intimate conversation because of the noise level.
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The prices are insane for a trattoria.The food and experience although good were ruinef by the outrsgeous prices.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's just my top 3 restaurant!
It's just my top 3 restaurant! Food is amazing, huge choice of wines and truffles!
10/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific ambience ... yet
Terrific ambience ... yet loud indoor noise level.
10/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went to Capo on Halloween night, which was good, because it was nice and quiet, and not too busy.
Our dinner reservation was at 6:30, which was perfect because we dined for 2 hours, and had dessert,
and were done by 8:30, which was good because it is such rich food, that we prefer to walk, or do something
mildly active before going to bed. In other words, we got to burn off some calories before bed.
The only flaw in our dining experience, was that the waiter took my boyfriend's plate away from the table before
I was done eating, which made us feel a little rushed.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
amiss in service
Hands-down some of the best food in town. We've come here many, many times. But the service was not the best Tues. There's something about being a young couple - and NOT on a first date. It bothered me when it took her so long to tell us to choose another bottle because the one we picked was unavailable. We NEVER got the specials read to us, & I got increasingly annoyed as she recited them to newcomers at our surrounding tables. She just asked us, "Do you know what you want for your entrees?" I was more irritated when she asked if we still wanted the breads as our food arrived - while holding on to the basket. She never checked up on us! Even though we spent $300, we probably would've bought more if it wasn't so uncomfortable.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent-really
Food was excellent-really enjoyed the wood-burning grill for the filet I had. Wine list is immense--a book of possibilities. First time but will not be my last.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant has been a favorite for many years ...
The pastas are fantastic and expensive
The Steaks are also awesome..
I did venture the other night to try something new.. I ordered this
$50+ chicken truffle dish and it was awful! I'm taking big time send back
Quality... The quality of the chicken meat was something you would find
At a $1 Chinese place on the hard corner in a rough city..
It's a great restaurant.. Just don't waste a evening and choose from the "birds"
Side of the menu
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM