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.
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
Capo is one of the best restaurants in a ...
Capo is one of the best restaurants in all of LA. The food and service are both amazing. The atmosphere is perfect for just about anything. It consistently delivers on a great night out. It is our "go to" when friends/family come to LA to visit. It is always what we recommend to people when they ask. Bravo!!
The food is beyond excellent so price do ...
The food is beyond excellent so price doesn't matter. The wine list is outrageously expensive and the prices do not match the quality. The server tried to make me feel bad since I only wanted to spend $150 - she kept suggesting $200 bottles of wine that I know are overpriced. I have a deep knowledge of wine and was not intimidated!
Not impressed. Came in on a Friday night ...
Not impressed. Came in on a Friday night. Ordered mushroom soup it tasted terrible. Had them change it to a garden salad, which tasted like dirt. We had pasta, which was ok, but tasted store bought. Rack of lamb was under seasoned and came a bit burned. I asked for medium well, it was medium... Chicken Parmesan was nothing special. The dessert - blueberry pie was way to sweet. We couldn't eat it... So we ate the complementary dessert that they serve in the end of every meal, I assume made outside of the restaurant because it was edible...
Overall I would never come back to this restaurant, however the local crowd seems to like it. So maybe we just choose the wrong dishes or came on the off night...
Ok I have been to Capo a few times over ...
Ok I have been to Capo a few times over the years. Always remember it when I am in Santa Monica. I always remember I love the food and ambiance. In fact on this visit sat next to Jerry Seinfeld which was a premium LA experience. I guess the only thing I didn't like was the cost. I eat at a lot of expensive places but must say 28 for a grilled Caesar Salad was intrusive. Looking at a plate with less than $1 in ingredients seemed well just wrong. They must have 20+ appetizers ranging from the low $20's to more than $100. My lamb chops were $74 I think. I would just tell the management its great that you can get the price but please consider being more rational!
Overall , Pretentious and Overly Expensi ...
Overall , Pretentious and Overly Expensive.
No accommodations made for a nut allergy or recommendations on the menu - dishes with nuts were still served.
The food and service did not meet with prices charged , a very disappointing evening .
We do not recommend this establishment. ...
We do not recommend this establishment. Service was average. Noise level was extreme. Table for two was so crowded the waiter could not get through to serve the food or drinks. For the food.. very average. The Zucchini Appetizer was of low quality. The Spaghetti ‘Jean Paul Belmondo’ was nothing special as it was about the same as you'd get any any "mall" Sarpino's Pizzeria. And wine by the glass is way to expensive. A single glass of Chianti at $25.00 or a single glass of Vouray at $30.00 don't waste your money. Sorry their are much better Italian restaurants in the area.
Our reservation was at 10 pm, yet they w ...
Our reservation was at 10 pm, yet they were rushing us the entire meal/experience. They were literally begging us to order everything (including dessert!) when we first sat down. This was our anniversary dinner that turned into a disaster. Huge bummer.
One of the best restaurants in LA. Top ...
One of the best restaurants in LA. Top 5 in my book. And the best steak cooked to perfection over an open wood burning grill. A must for any foodie. And the octopus is also amazing. Oh yeah and don't forget all those amazing pastas.
The menu and food at Capo is absolutely ...
The menu and food at Capo is absolutely phenomenal, but is not inexpensive. In fact, it is very pricey. With that said, if you can afford it, I can't think of a better place to go. It's a hot spot among people who are okay with those prices and you will not be the least bit disappointed in the menu, food, service, drinks, etc.
Plan to drop at least a couple of hundred dollars or more for a dinner of two.
We were appalled at the price of the men ...
We were appalled at the price of the menu. We were a party of three who have eaten at numerous top priced restaurants around the world and could not believe the cost of the entries. The service was fair and with the prices that were being charged you should have had over the top service. It was a most disappointing experience.
Capo was recommended to us by a friend a ...
Capo was recommended to us by a friend and we were so happy we went! My sisters and I celebrated our September birthdays at Capo. The atmosphere was unique (like a small house with lots to see on the walls). They have an extensive appetizer menu that was wonderful. We especially enjoyed the sweet corn raviolis. The service was outstanding and the pasta was excellent. (I had the rigatoni with meat sauce). It was a very memorable evening and we will definitely be back!
This review is long overdue. This was my ...
This review is long overdue. This was my 3rd time at Capo and my boyfriend's 7-10th time. We flew in from Texas just to eat at Capo for my boyfriend's 34th birthday, and it was well worth it!! Not only was every bite magnificent, but the service cannot be beat. From the waiter to the manager, each treated us with so much courtesy. Capo is a great place all around! Highly recommended: white corn ravioli in truffle sauce, hamachi, Kansas City dry rub steak, black berry crisp (dessert)
It is a good restaurant and everyone was ...
It is a good restaurant and everyone was very nice there. And we did not even paid for the entire bill. We had a gift letter from Capo. They sent it to us because they cancelled my previous reservation that I had for my husband's birthday. Anyway, it is too expensive for the food they offer. Thanks Capo but I don't think I will see you guys again.
Absolutely amazing. Best dining experien ...
Absolutely amazing. Best dining experience we've had since moving to LA 3 years ago. Stacks up to anything in New York, Boston, or London. Service was like you read about. Flavors were amazing. Can't say enough good about the experience. Impeccable.
We have typically dined at Capo perhaps ...
We have typically dined at Capo perhaps once a year over the last 5.... Upon entering we were remembered and greeted warmly..very nice and very professional. Capo remains one of our favorites. We look forward to visiting for our anniversary in October.
We ordered the Osso Buco, and the prepar ...
We ordered the Osso Buco, and the preparation was really different-all the meat was cut off the bone & diced, with spices. Instead of the typical shank, we received a longer bone, cut in half with marrow. My husband's stomach was upset for 2 days after eating it. We also ordered the octopus, which was tender, but we did not like the fact that it was smothered in barbecue sauce. Overall, I would say that we thought the restaurant was overpriced & over hyped. Our expectations were not met.
Absolutely the worst LA 'fine' dining ex ...
Absolutely the worst LA 'fine' dining experience I have ever had. Our server described the difference between two glasses of Chardonnay in terms of price differentials as opposed to tasting notes. The condescension continued when he couldn't/ wouldn't describe the tasting menu, just that the "chef would decide."
After standing and waiting for five minutes to speak with the floor manager to change waiters, the meal just tanked. Absolutely no genuine accountability from staff- I feel terrible for the chef- heads would roll as a result if this place actually wants to compete for patrons amidst LA finest. What a darn disappointment. Sad to lose local business from tech beach professionals looking to continue client meetings locally.
This restaurant is one of the best. The ...
This restaurant is one of the best. The food is simple and elegant with extra special flavors....lighter than air gnocchi...moist and tender short rib meat in bolognese...delicious! Chocolate souffle is outstanding. The decor and the lighting are perfect and the service is above and beyond. It is a little loud, since there are no sound absorbers, but so worth visiting. Highly recommend!
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