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Capo, Santa Monica, CA

Capo

4.7
4.7
1117 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Capo, a modern Italian style cuisine, offers a rustic yet elegant dining room with high-beamed ceilings, flickering candles and a brightly burning corner fireplace. Capo has an extensive wine list as well as a full bar.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, European, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 394-5550

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Bruce Marder

  • Private party facilities

    For groups of 9 or more, or to book our "semi-private" patio space, please email your requests to CapoSM1810@gmail.com. We will get back to you with availability and pricing details as soon as we can. Thank you.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    Pico and Ocean Ave

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available at a rate of $15 (cash only). There is also street (metered) parking available in the area.

  • Public transit

    Big Blue Bus on Pacific and Ocean Park Blvd.

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 1,117 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westside

    Great for fine wines

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Service exceptional. Bill for 3 people, $700. That’s just ridiculous. There are at least a dozen Italian restaurants in LA that are just as good and would have been half the price.
  2. p

    peterj

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service and energy. Capo seems like a true LA gem with wonderful cuisine and a lively and engaging ambience. It was a great night!
  3. R

    Rosen

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The food quality has declined a great deal. Tonight was especially bad as we were served steak that had gone bad. It was extremely expensive and we were shocked that a restaurant of this level would serve something like this. The manager didn’t charge us for it but said the night before a diner experienced the same thing. Knowing they had an issue, they never should have served us the steak. This was one of our favorite restaurants but we will never got back.
  4. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant, great service, great food and drinks, the staff went above and beyond, just excellent. Thank you!
  5. d

    davidp

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. The food, service and wine list are excellent! I have been going there for years and always have a difficult time deciding to order excellent pasta, steak or seafood. You cannot go wrong with any of these great options. One of the best wine lists in the country!
  6. TW

    TeriW

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The patio was great, just close to the street, so it was loud. Food was excellent.
  7. PL

    PeterL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Capo delivers on an exceptional culinary experience. the entire staff, the quality and consistency of the food and the ambience always combine for special meal.
  8. C

    Craigie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seriously great food, well done chef and team. Wine list is extensive and the guidance was great, thanks. Great place Great people Great evening.
  9. s

    stuartr

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this establishment. My only gripe is it's expensive, especially the wines..... I have been coming here for 20 years and it is always consistent and I will continue to dine here! Highly recommended
  10. MC

    MaryC

    Pittsburgh

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance. Worth the price for a special evening!!!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an outstanding dining experience! From the moment you walk through the door you know you are in for something very special. Vanessa provided exceptional service and perfect suggestions. We are looking forward to dining at Capo again!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the dinners ever
  13. T

    Trufs

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Be prepared to have a home equity loan as the prices do not justify the quality of the food. $75 for a chicken dish, really? Truffles are in season. $225 for a serving? The staff and service was excellent. Too bad the sticker shock took away from the quality of the food.
  14. M

    Mvbksb

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific service and dining experience. Amazing wine list, although a little overpriced. The food was excellent and the service was very attentive and knowledgeable about the food. Always one of my favorite places to celebrate.
  15. JO

    JoefromOhio

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sautéed calamari appetizer was incredible. And, my bone in veal chop was one of the best I’ve ever eaten.
  16. KK

    KristinaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pasta I’ve ever had. Superb!! Everything was great - would come back for sure
  17. s

    steveng

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A few people told us that Capo was a must eat while in Santa Monica. Veggies and Burrata was nice, as was the cured ham. Calamari disappointed. Pastas were delicious, as was our wine. Dover Sole was average at best and the Filet, which my wife ordered Medium, still had a heartbeat. Gelatos came out half melted and the sorbet lacked flavor. Soufflé was good. Very underwhelmed considering the high cost. Would not return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo excelente
  19. KH

    KatrinH

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Dear Capo, I used to love coming to your restaurant. I chose to celebrate my birthday dinner with you last night but was sadly disappointed. My grilled calamari was drowning in grease, the mushroom risotto 100% flavorless - I make a better risotto. The deserts were good but the ambiance was awful on the patio - felt like a small dash (and smelly) parking lot. The price tag for this mediocre to bad food and experience was outside of any reason. Not hurrying back. ☹️
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The restaurant is great, the service is awesome but the price is top expensive for the food they serve
  21. P

    Phyllis1

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant in Los Angeles and when visiting we NEVER miss dinner there. It is always incredible.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Usually excellent was a disappointing- all pasta dishes were sever lukewarm to almost cold - I had to send mine back to get heated . We only saw our waiter maybe twice For the prices they charge - I expected ALOT more
  23. J

    Jenna

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite spot to visit when we're in Santa Monica. A hidden gem! Sitting at the bar is the best seat in the house! :)
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was fabulous about this restaurant I will come back again the ambience was amazing the food was great and the service was excellent!
  25. VH

    VincentH

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food. Good for all ocasiona
  26. w

    wineguy

    Portland

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A true gem. An awesome wine list, excellent food in a perfect setting, and highly professional staff. One of the most expensive American restaurants I've ever been to, but worth every penny.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Maitre D, Frank, wasnt that cool. We came early, many tables open and he couldnt seat us. Came back 30 minutes later, same tables were open and he seated us with prejudice.
  28. DR

    DavidR

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Capo is truly a dining experience. It is worth enjoying when you are in Santa Monica!
  29. EA

    ErikA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For the Westside, Capo is one of the preeminent dining experiences.
  30. SB

    SammieB

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was delicious! We will attend again
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food; kind attention from servers
  32. GM

    GuyM

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was good but not great. The service was terrible. We ordered wine from a very extensive list and they tried to give us a cheaper bottle than the one we ordered. We were not able to keep the bottle at our table and ran out of wine a few times before having to ask for them to bring it back to us and fill our glasses. The menu is in Italian and we told our waiter that we were having difficulty understanding and wanted some clarification and he was very annoyed with us and offered no help. I would not recommend this restaurant. It is not worth the money.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food. Atmosphere a little Odd.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Music was loud. Everything else great.
  35. BS

    BuckleyS

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night celebrating our 23rd anniversary!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great place and food, service could be better.
  37. j

    jgk007

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good. VERY expensive.
  38. LD

    LauraD

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! I highly recommend this restaurant.
  39. GC

    GeorgeC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb wait-staff, stunning food, outstanding wine selections . . cannot imagine a better dining evening than Capo provided
  40. AA

    AlanA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All was great! Service was excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Capo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 394-5550.

Capo is rated 4.7 stars by 1117 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Capo

1810 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pico and Ocean Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, European, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available at a rate of $15 (cash only). There is also street (metered) parking available in the area.

  • Public transit

    Big Blue Bus on Pacific and Ocean Park Blvd.

  • Executive chef

    Bruce Marder

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 394-5550

  • Private party facilities

    For groups of 9 or more, or to book our "semi-private" patio space, please email your requests to CapoSM1810@gmail.com. We will get back to you with availability and pricing details as soon as we can. Thank you.

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