- 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
What a great place. It was a business dinner and we were late but the host could not have been nicer about it, despite the issues it caused. And the food--a great grilled Cesar salad, yummy heirloom tomato and burrata, fettuccine with morels, something like corn ravioli with truffles, so good. only one star off for uncomfortable chair which dug into my behind (the ones without arms).
Dinner at Capo was a real treat. From starters to entrees it was delicious and the warm chocolate soufflé topped off the whole wonderful experience.
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Capo is a special treat to enjoy. It is always terrific and the people there are so friendly and appropriately attentive. I try to visit this place whenever I am in town.
Capo is pricy. Known for its' beef, those entrees are around $60-70, accompanied by some beans mixed with veggies. Yummy mashed potatoes are extra. But for me, it's worth it since I don't eat beef often. Mushroom soup is very tasty. Pasta is also renowned but I have celiac and haven't tried their gluten-free pasta. It's a small spot with good service. You might spot a movie star. Sister restaurant next door, Cora's is the best breakfast/lunch spot around with delectable huevos rancheros.
I haven't visited Capo in a couple years, and I'm so happy we went back! The restaurant was much more energetic than I remembered, with a fun playlist playing in the background, amazing service, and delicious food. I plan on going back much more often now!
Food was incredible. Had the chefs tasting menu. Absolutely superb.
Fantastic and attentive service all around. Really nice wine selections.
We have always enjoyed capo during our visits to Santa Monica and have had good food and service. However this occasion we arrived at 6:10 for a 6:30 reservation made 1 1/2 months prior there was not 1 customer in the establishment. Before seating us the maitre'd stated we would have to be done by 7:45, we were very taken back with his statement yet agreed since we live 300 miles away and wanted to enjoy a nice dinner while visiting again. By 6:40 our order had not been taken and now we felt pressured to hurry, if you have dined at Capo you are aware dinner for 3 and a bottle of wine will be well over $500.00 which is fine for good food and service. We ended up leaving without eating rather than feeling rushed to shove down the food and swig a $300.00 bottle of wine. We will not be returning during future visits to Santa Monica, after conversation with the maitre'd it was apparent it really did not matter to him. The turn n burn mentality is not what you would expect from a fine dining establishment and is very disappointing from a place we enjoyed very much in the past and have spoke highly of.
I took my husband to Capo for his birthday and it was a wonderful evening! We hadn't been to Capo before even though we live in Santa Monica. It is our favorite restaurant now! The food was delicious. We felt welcome because the waiters were so accommodating and seemed to really enjoy making the evening special. So unusual! I liked the 70's music too. Definitely order the ravioli filled with corn and the blackberry crumble.
Our meal was one of the finest I've ever experienced. The service was outstanding; all of our waiters recommendations were fantastic. The caesar salad is beyond anything I've ever tasted. We shared pasta for an appetizer along with the calamari (highly recommended). The sole, branzino, bone-in filet, and NY were amazing.
My husband and I had a romantic evening celebrating our 10yr anniversary.
This place was amazing! We did the chef's tasting menu ($120/head) and it was fantastic. Hidden Santa Monica gem.
The dining experience is nothing short of amazing. We come here every year for my birthday and it's always such a treat. Thank you Kyle and the rest of the crew for an incredible night
Outstanding. Everything we ate was perfect. Corn & truffle ravioli, grilled Ceasar, buratta and veggie salad, rigatoni, the bone in fillet was in the top three I've ever eaten.
Friendly and attentive service. Eclectic art on the walls.
It is expensive, but it was worth it.
They need to figure out the tables near the door. Too much draft and then when you're not in the way of the other tables it's not a great view (of the door). Not the best seat, the waiter for the other table kept hitting my chair. I ended up moving over and it was fine but was the view of the door.
The restaurant was a fun experience. It was crowded, busy, and way too loud. Food was really good. We did the tasting menu. Corkage fee was outrageous ($50).
This is an expensive but flawed restaurant which does not quite live up to the cost. Attractive room and good service. But the most important part - the food - was spotty. The chocolate soufflé was superb; the fois gras appetizer of appropriate size and well cooked. The main courses were, however, poor. The osso bucco was off the bone and chopped up as if it were hamburger. Strange and inappropriate herbal flavors were added. Not good. The dover sole was cooked properly if a bit dry but it was accompanied not by potatoes and a soft creamed vegetable but by dried out roasted vegetables. At these prices quite disappointing!
This was my favorite place! But last night was a bit off! I split the Spaghetti Carbonara and it wasn't what I had In The past! Big chunks of onions a soup sauce not you creamy egg dish with pancetta and peas🙄 They offered me something else and I order the Cesar salad! It came charred which was ok but overly smoked in taste! the sole was split too and was good but so thin that we should have never split it! Our friends ordered the Florentina steak which was huge and very tasty and flavorful!
The food was out-of-this-world good. And the service very attentive without being cloying. As first-time diners there we had a lot of questions about the menu, which they patiently answered. Every dish was perfection. It's very expensive but worth it for a special occasion. Go!
Everything superb, even though New Year's Eve. Our server Vanessa was as perfect as our divine 5 course meal. Service
and excellent quality, chef never disappoints, if you are looking for a Fabulous good experience both classy and not pretentious
than go to Capo you will be amazed with every scrumptious morsel., Truffles abound .
Paid 600 dollars to sit next to the door where we had people standing over us the entire time while we ate and we could not even speak to each other because it was so noisy. The people were waiting for a table even though there was a small waiting room the stood right in top of us. Staff did not ask them to kindly move so instead my husband had someone behind in his face for the meal. Tasting menu is a rip off. Salad choice is charred romaine!!! For 120 a person I expect more fine cuisine. Pasta and steak were amazing though. Next time i would just order a pasta and steak. Skip the tasting. White corn ravioli is the best. Waiter and staff were good.
My husband and I always come here for our birthdays and it never disappoints! We went earlier this week for my birthday and had the best time. Our server, Glen, was super knowledgeable, funny and attentive. The food is simply fantastic. We had the artichoke, burrata caprese, and octopus al forno to start. All were phenomenal and fresh. For entrees, I split two pastas (truffle Bolognese rigatoni and uni/calamari spaghetti) and my husband had the filet mignon - both dishes were fabulous. Then we had the blackberry crisp and chocolate volcano cake for dessert. All the food was truly delicious. Our Capo birthday tradition will continue for years to come - we love this place!
One of the very few truly upscale restaurants left in WLA in a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Wonderful staff with 'no attitude' anywhere. One of the best steaks in memory. Highly recomended. We had to run home home because of our alarm going off, which made us 45 minutes late, but they held our reservation and could not have been more gracious and accommodating.
Service was excellent. Several different waiters attended to my wife and I. The wine, the bread, the apps, the pasta and steak were amazing. Go wherever the waiter takes you on the menu.
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