Capo

4.6
984 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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Menu 2022

    $175.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Show your love with four savory courses of our most popular menu items. Embrace your sweetness with an additional course of our delicious desserts.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 984 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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4.6
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3.7
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not my first time at Capo. It’s a great spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible, every thing we ordered was fabulous, pasta done to perfection, branzino, and cocktails were great!

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vipBretG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food experience. Among the best places I have dined. Superb service. A little dark so need phone light to read menu. Vast and reasonable wine list. A definite must visit if in Santa Monica.

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davidn
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good experience. Service was good the food was great and the place was very nice. I was happy to celebrate my birthday there and will be back

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NicoleO
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asked for a last minute change from outdoor seating (which looks cozy & great) to inside. They happily moved us. The servers & managers were helping ALL tables to ensure a great experience. The dishes that we had our server chose for us to accommodate the wine we selected was perfect. They brought each course out with perfect timing and made sure we were able to have dessert even though the table was on a time limit. Atmosphere was cozy, fun & romantic but perfect for a girls/boys night or date night. We had a table next to us that had a intoxicated loud girl that could have ruined experience but not Capo's fault.

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vipsuzy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal! The best pasta I’ve had! The Spaghetti Amatriciana were exquisite!

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MARKK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Iconic, Santa Monica Italian Restaurant which for the 20 years that I have dined here on and off is always top level especially when it comes to Italian fare in West L.A.
Hard to beat.

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vipphilips
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food4service1ambience4

My wife’s milestone birthday; which was known in advance and discussed when making reservation but of no interest once we arrived.
Attitude of waiter and especially the host was one of indifference and insincere gestures.To celebrate her birthday they brought a single piece of stale chocolate about 1 inch square,with a candle. Put on table and walked away without any fanfare. I guess when you only spend $400 for dinner for two you shouldn’t expect much, and at Capo you won’t receive much. Some of the food was very good, some very disappointing especially for the price.The staff simply seemed over it and didn’t want to be working.
Been going for 20yrs. Never again.

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BobbyLouissaint
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a Fantastic Experience here, great food, great wine, great service, we LOVE Capo!

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NinaZ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. We visit Capo every time we are in LA

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vipMarkP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

V slow service. Over cooked pasta we returned. V poor ambiance in the outside part

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MargaretB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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vipokalenao
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capo never disappoints in providing an elegant dining experience . Professional staff. Exquisite dishes with artistic touches and unique flavors served on decorative plates. The Chocolate Souffle is the perfect finale to a memorable meal. Can’t wait to return .

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monican
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

5 star fantastic! Only mishap was that it was forgotten it was my fiances bday, no writing on fhe plate, and the choc souffle was not preordered as requested. John was great preorganizing the wine in the determined price range. Our waiter never missed a beat. From start to finish the in house baked bread and every course was better than the last. The atmosphere where we dined inside was romantic and relaxing. We look forward to returning.

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vipJimF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

spectacular as always. pricey but worth it. grilled. calamari, bone in rib eye and porcini risotto were amazing !

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4DrJB
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s beyond good! It’s always perfect and amazing !!!
It’s pricey, just as a warning.
It’s worth it you are really into good food.
Capo is definitely one of the very best restaurants in Los Angeles!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent as always

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MatthewC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant, incredible food sensational staff and chefs

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vipVincentH
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food better than ever. Service as well. Restaurant is doing very well and continues to impress.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service. If you can afford it, it’s worth every dollar.

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vipstuartr
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place but it is crazy expensive but its always A+

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy but very well run
Excellent food
Pricey but worth the quality

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Lisat
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience1

Disappointed and furious. We made reservations in September for this special night of celebration. When we arrived for 645 reservation, we were escorted to a parking lot tent. Dark ugly could not see our food or the menus. I asked why we were put there and not in the lively beautiful dining room we expected, they said because we made the reservation this way and we didn’t call directly.So we spent $80 for a plate of pasta for a bill exceeding $700 for four people and sat in the parking lot. They are using this outdoor space for overflow with zero regard for when the reservation was made. I came home and cried. Will never return. Will go to Pastina on Westwood and Vita on Ocean Park for 1/4 the price and 500x the customer care.

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vipDiner
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL all around! Cheers to Chef Renee and the amazing team John, Frank, and Matt! Our Anniversary dinner was one to remember!! Thank you all!

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vipWestwood
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. We sat in the covered outside area but didn't feel like we were in a tent. Service and food were great. The wine list is amazing.

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vipBretB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta is second to none

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PeterL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

The food was good. The prices were outrageous. We were a party of 4 and the top was obnoxiously added to the bill. First visit in a long time was a big disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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vipMicheleB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal and the service was ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vipGinoF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta in LA

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Julpet
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is fabulous. Music was too loud and not really appropriate for the clientele.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food as always never disappoints. It’s what keeps us coming back time and time again. Rigatoni and Corn Ravioli forever.

However, this time service was quite slow throughout the nice. Lots of time between each course and we had to wait around for the waitress.

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CeliaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, Beautiful Room, Delicious Food, Good Music

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

In a parking lot

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vipVincentH
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food.
Service a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Wait staff and management was very rude especially for the high prices

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KarlS
Switzerland
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience3

Oberpriced. Bad service. Great steak but is it work 100$? No.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overpriced and not what Capo once was. This used to be one of my favourite places to go. I will not be going back.

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giannic
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good but way overpriced for the quality . Would no recommend to other people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Sat in a cold parking lot that was drafty. Waiting to be sat for a good 20 min at least. Food was average. Ambiance was terrible. Will not return

FAQs

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

Capo is rated 4.6 stars by 984 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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