- Dining Style:Fine Dining
- Hours of Operation:Tuesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm; Closed Sunday – Monday
- Phone Number:(310) 394-5550
- Price Range:$31 to $50
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Capo faire, 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.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm; Closed Sunday – Monday
$31 to $50
Street parking available.
Big Blue Bus on Pacific and Ocean Park Blvd.
Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Wine
Capo Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I went for Valentine’s Day dinner. It was so nice to be at a well paced restaurant that did not cram extra tables for dinner. Friendly service and great food! Always one of our favorite ‘go to’ places for a special occasion.
We had heard very good thing about Capo and were excited to have our first meal. We had to wait a few minutes for our table, but used the time to decide on a wine. The recommendation was excellent. We were seated at our table after a few minutes we spoke with a waitress. She seem confused because she did not realize we had bought a bottle of wine. She answered our questions, but never returned. After waiting with empty glasses another waiter stopped by and we discussed ordering our appetizers first. We were told the kitchen couldn't handle the order being split. We said we needed another minute. He never returned. Eventually I had to engage the maitre d who quickly addressed the situation. Unfortunately we had waited over 45 min just to get our order in. Our food was very good, but not exceptional, but that may have been due to some confusion over my wife's dietary restrictions. I believe they misinterpreted her request and over corrected for what we wanted. Overall it was a very nice restaurant, but between the service and food issues, I would not consider it exceptional.
Possibly the best dining experience in LA. Impeccable service; meticulous attention to detail for every course; every ingredient is fresh; also, the vibe has a great energy. I know it draws mostly local, but I come from La Canada for Capo.
Have lived in LA for 30 years don’t know how I ever missed going to this restaurant. It is a jewel .
You have never had Italian food until you taste it at Capo.
Expensive and worth every penny !
Abosolutely outstanding.!!!>...>....................................................Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa writing more because of 50 char minimum to write a review on opentable which is LAME
We were greeted with a smile and were immediately seated. It was early so the restaurant was not busy. It took a few minutes for our waiter to take our wine order and another 10 minutes to return to tell us that they were out of that wine. Have you ever seen their list? He did offer three alternatives.
The food was fabulous but when the waiter came and asked the obligatory on how it tasted he heard my wife's response but didn't acknowledge mine. For a $400.00 meal I expected a little more interest
Nice restaurant with great ambiance. Excellent fois gras - would go there just to have this. Also crab cake was amazing - just basically a bunch of lovely crab meat and butter. The mains were good, but not amazing. Dessert was good, but not amazing. The wine is terribly overpriced. I have had cheaper meals that were just as good, so can't really recommend this just based on how expensive it is. For the price, I expect everything to0 blow my mind.
Food and service is always exceptional! Glenn was amazing as usual and the second time he's waited on us. Will never get tired of going to Capo!
We hadn't been to Capo in well over a decade, but for nostalgic reasons, a friend in from out-of-town and I thought we would revisit. We were there fairly early, so a crowd had not yet arrived. But when we requested an empty corner table, we were told it was meant for larger parties (for four), and directed us to deuces along the trafficked, and cold, front door. (Apparently, couples are second rate). We had a wonderful and attentive waitress; the sommelier was a tad dour. Their open-fire menu is quite extraordinary, the wine list is world class. We ordered specials (truffled pasta and charred caesar salad, followed by branzino), which were good, but lacked that certain subtlety one discovers in truly magnificent dishes (too much salt, butter, etc.). Chocolate souffle was ample, amuse bouche and cookie tray unexpected treats. Prices are a bit extreme for the experience, but we enjoyed the evening.
Capo is NOT to be missed! This restaurant is a total gem. The food is amazing! The staff is attentive without being overbearing. I love the decor where old school meets eclectic. It is open yet cozy and the GRILL! The grill makes for food truly exceptional. Our charred Caesar salad, the calamari and our steaks were like nothing we have ever eaten. We will definitely be back as this is one of the best dining experiences in Southern California.
We fly in from the east coast just to satisfy a craving for the wonderful food and warm and inviting service at Capo. a one of a kind gem.
I had an exceptional meal - I chose simple dishes but the quality of the ingredients and cooking was superb. I would go out of my way to eat here... in fact I would eat at Capo regularly if it was practical and I had the money.
Service was 5 star this evening. Food was not exceptional for the price. Would you believe an artichoke was $28 as a split appetizer.
Wine is always good here although expensive
The experience was a bit disappointing. Servers were old school pretentious and didn’t seem to really have passion for the food.
I felt like a tourist; one of many passing through the revolving door.
Food was good but not remarkable.
There are too many great restaurants in LA to go back.
Fabulous food and service. Takeby our American Express Black card.
Our 4-some shared the very large steak prepared in the wood oven and it was quite good, prepared well, super char on outside. That's where anything positive about this restaurant ends.
What are they thinking and how do they have such an over-rated notion of the restaurant to charge such outrageous prices? It is an insult! To have pricing that is so out of cinque with both the overall food preparation (I had an eggplant appetizer that was virtually unidentifiable and almost tasteless) and other up-scale restaurants is wholly unjustified.
Atmosphere is outdated and overcrowded, tables too close. Nothing really enjoyable about it.
I have eaten in top restaurants from here to New York and have never experienced such absurd prices - BEWARE!
A birthday tradition that always succeeds our highest expectations. Just what a special meal for a special occasion should be. Also, nice to drop in and take a seat at the bar (if you can get one!) and share some wine and pasta.
The food was excellent, but was is worth the astronomic prices? No!. Every dish, while good, was ridiculously overpriced. The wine list, in particular, was insane. I don't mind pay a lot for an incredible meal, but here you pay more than it's worth.
My go-to place for special occasion dinners. My friend and I each had the $120 8 course tasting menu and, as always, it was superb. Best of all, except for the steak, each of the other courses is different so it actually becomes a 15 course tasting menu if you're willing to share. My only regret was that they made no acknowledgment of my friend's birthday even though I had mentioned it twice -- once when making the reservation on Open Table and a second time when I called the hostess to confirm my reservation.
The food, ambiance and service were all exceptional, but the prices are very high. That being sad, we will definitely return to dine at Capo, but not regularly, as we could only justify that price tag for a special occasion.
We haven't been to Capo in quite awhile. We are so happy we remembered how fabulous it is. The food, setting and service were impeccable. All weekend at dinner time, I have wished we were there again.
20 years and just as good as the day they opened. Truly outstanding food
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