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
Menu for Capo
Capo Ratings and Reviews
As usuall the food and service was outst ...
As usuall the food and service was outstanding. The burnt Cesar salid is a must have. The short rib ravioli and the veal chop are outstanding
The service was excellent and I loved th ...
The service was excellent and I loved the homey feel of the restaurant. The food was fantastic as was the wine list. Great dinner!
We are glad we celebrated our 31st weddi ...
We are glad we celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary at Capo's. As a subscriber to Wine Spectator I read about Capo and how excellent the food and wine is. We were not disappointed. I had the rigatoni and mushroom soup, both exquisite. My wife and I also enjoyed the half bottle of Barolo wine. We will be coming back again.
Capo's is a wonderful Italian restaurant ...
Capo's is a wonderful Italian restaurant in the Santa Monica beach area. The Italian pastas are all wonderful - perfection. The artichoke appetizer is delicious, too. Also, had a sole entree which was the best I ever had.
There are so many wonderful creations to ...
There are so many wonderful creations to try it is hard to decide what to order. Everything is excellently prepared. Plan ahead to get a reservation for this very special experience.
Capo is one of our favorite restaurants ...
Capo is one of our favorite restaurants in all of Los Angeles. The service and food is among the best. I would not hesitate if you have the money to spend recommending this restaurant.
Outstanding restaurant, VERY VERY EXPEN ...
Outstanding restaurant, VERY VERY EXPENSIVE by most standards. You get what you pay for but this was too high.
We asked for a special tasting menu with wine pairings. This was not on the menu but our server and the staff were very accommodating and provided an excellent meal.
Expensive, but memorable
Four of us dined. We ordered four appetizers, four glasses of wine, four entrees, two deserts and three coffees. Everything was delicious and well presented. The bill (with tip and tax) came to $500. The couple with us is from Chicago and they reiterated that Capo was a memorable experience for them.
Great for 4 or more but...
great place, wonderful food but tight for a romantic dinner. You are right on top of all other tables - no separation...
Food was great but a bit overpriced. Not ...
Food was great but a bit overpriced. Not sure the prices are justified for the level of food you get. Not sure I'd go there again. Enjoyed but didn't blow me away for the price we paid. Service was excellent though. Very friendly staff.
Capo is perfection. The food, the atmosp ...
Capo is perfection. The food, the atmosphere and especially the staff make every dinner there memorable.
Hidden Gem at the Beach
Capo has been around since 1999 and it only took me 17 years to finally have the opportunity to experience this unassuming pricey high-end Italian eatery with a neighborhood beach vibe. What a hidden gem that you may simply have driven by without even noticing the place!
Capo is a wonderful treat and great for special occasions or simply for incredible Italian food. Each dish is well executed and presented. The white corn ravioli with black truffles is absolutely heavenly; the osso buco with the truffle vegetable sauce is one of the best I've ever had; and the Maple Leaf duck breast were all clear standouts of their menu. Hard to believe, but their desserts are even made from scratch to order on site so you have to order it in advance with the rest of your meal. Service is also first rate. . .very professional and accommodating.
Ambiance - Check!
Food - Double Check!
Service - Triple Check!
The only criticism is their choice and volume in background music. It would have been fine without it. Also, as a Wine Spectator award recipient with their award winning wine list, be sure to bring the Brinks truck with you if you order any of their fine wines.
In such a competitive market, Capo has outlived many of the fine dining restaurants in Los Angeles that have come and gone and I have happily just discovered why!
Had dinner her Thursday night with friends. The food was amazing , service was excellent - the staff was very friendly, unlike some of the reviews we read before going. So glad we chose this restaurant to start off our 4 day vacation in LA!
Well-rounded Italian, fresh & exquisitely prepared
Candle lighting (check), cheeky chochskis (check), friendly servers (check), spacious tables and seating (check). Took my girlfriend here for her birthday dinner and it was a perfectly executed meal: octopus that was perfectly tender and well-seasoned, the creamiest burratta salad, with amazing fresh tomato and basil, and the fantastic veal chop - medium rare - which melts in your mouth, brick oven baked to a perfect shade of pink consistent through its body. The blackberry crumble to finish was outstanding. The birthday girl enjoyed the soufflé, though I found this to be the most pedestrian part of the meal.
Quaint upscale "hole in the wall" Italian
Lovely restaurant nestled in an unassuming building. Very interesting artwork and small sculptures that don't quite go along with the Italian restaurant; yet it works. Overall, service is not what I would expect at this price point. However, the food does speak for itself. Sweet corn ravioli with truffles was a highlight. The tasting menu allows you to sample a little bit of everything. Some were spot on (ravioli, Octopus, al forno Caesar, branzino), while others just missed the mark (scottish salmon, NY strip). Also great for Hollywood type sightings.
Capo is a very special restaurant. It is expensive, and worth every penny as the food and service are impeccable. I took my partner there for his birthday and it was remarkable. Order the caprese, Branzini, and the gnochi, you won't be disappointed!
Capo always delights!
Capo never fails! Always an amazing experience-- superior food, outstanding service, fabulous wine!
A Special Dinner
Capo is that special place you go to for any reason. Food is amazing, great wine list, and strong service.
We had to wait on our reservation and the manager bought our first glass of wine, wonderful. The place is crowded so a bit loud. Food was really good. We had pasta which was very reasonably priced, the meats were much more pricey. Great service, a book of wines (some reasonable, some not). I highly recommend to those looking for great italian food.
Amazing food, best grill chef ever- Grea ...
Amazing food, best grill chef ever- Great service, a wine list to die for and don't forget to order the blackberry crisp for dessert- Thank you Brian (bartender) and Josh (waiter).
Third time not so charming.
This was our third visit to Capo, and we went there for a special occasion. On our previous two visits both the service and the food were outstanding. The entire staff has always been warm and welcoming...which is why we go to Capo for special dinners. While the food this time was once again amazing, we were really disappointed with the service. It was very crowded, so that may have been the reason, (tho it's usually packed, so that shouldn't have been a problem) and our server was also attending to table of 8, but it seemed we had to flag her down when we were ready to order, when we needed more water, etc...she never came by to check on us unless we called her over. After we finished dinner, she brought us our pre-ordered dessert and then just left. We had to flag her down to ask if we could have some coffee. I understand she was probably overwhelmed by the large party, but it just sort of put a damper on our special night. We will still go back, I'm sure, the food is too delicious not to, but hopefully next time, we will once again have the great service we've come to expect at Capo.
Mixed bag this visit .... Had to send B ...
Mixed bag this visit .... Had to send Burrata heirloom tomato salad back as tomatoes were flavorless and like rocks, but the Burrata was amazing usual. No big deal, but the chef made the server come to our table with the whole tomato to prove it was ok for the re-do... Then when they send out the new salad, it was a totally different tomato. All-in-all the food was off from what we experienced in December. Everyone is bound to have a bad night, but not when you're paying these prices!
Just returned from Rome I wanted another good Italian meal. The food was good at Capo but also pretentious, trying too hard and over the top. I had meals three times as good for one third the price in Italy. Other than Nobu this may be the most expensive restaurant in Los Angeles and I can't really see why. I would never waste my money there again.
My favorite restaurant ever
Thank you for always making every dining experience a delightful one. The first thing I do when I know I am coming to LA is make a reservation at Capo. The most recent dining experience was for my mom's 75th birthday and it was wonderful.
Hands down the best restuarant in Los Angeles. Been going there for 15 years.
Tough to beat.
Don't tell anyone it's already hard enough to get a reservation.
Like to Eat
CAPO is a great restaurant. The staff pays attention to detail. My lemon drop martini was too tart and they gladly fixed it. The pork chop was so succulent I wanted eat the bone but did not out of respect. I would diffently go back to this restaurant.
Worth every dollar!
Have a need to splurge? Your money will be well spent here. Our group shared several plates and all were an experience and exceptional.
One of my favorites was the veal. Slightly crispy on the outside and juicy and flavorful inside for a lip licking indulgence.
Be brave and try something out of the ordinary.
We had dinner in Santa Monica and decided to try Capo on a friend's recommendation. Although a bit pricey, we had a superlative dining experience. The menu was interesting, the food delightfully prepared and the service was beyond attentive -- gracious! We shall return!
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