- 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
Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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
Capo is not inexpensive, but it never, ever disappoints! Wonderful food, great serving staff, lovely ambiance.
One of, if not the best restaurants in the LA area. Truly authentic Italian offerings. The rigatoni is out of this world as is the Treviso salad. I could dine there twice a week and think I was in Heaven.
Great food but absolutely ruined by terrible service. Ordered a $110 glass of wine that the wine director took 45 minutes to serve and 10 seconds to drop off with no explanation
My taste buds had a field day with the flavors from appetizers to the dessert we shared ... the corn ravioli is to die for ... my favorite dish ..nonetheless, everything I've , we'd tried was a 10... we will be back
What a room! Enter through the gates of Capo, and you feel immediately transported into what's easiest described as a world that's slightly other. With the feeling of a private club, minus the pretense, Capo pleases with a tad of seduction and subdued glamour. It's the type of place where patrons and staff celebrate any cultural icons or guests of note by not as much as blinking an eye. No matter where you are on the spectrum of cultural contribution, and even if you are not on that spectrum at all, at Capo you will be taken care of with the type of unpretentious and understated service that's as good as old world service gets – it is honest and with heart, and that feels delightfully refreshing. Here, in this perfectly proportioned room, everyone get's to feel equally great. The elegantly charged atmosphere meets superb Italian cuisine at it's best – whether it's the truffle rigatoni or the fire grilled organic ribs with polenta, there's really no way for one to err. The palette of flavors surprise and satisfy and are rounded out by a selection of fantastic wines (priced from affordable to the sky's the limit – you may want the assistance of your sommelier to guide you through the book, if not for the recommendation, then at least for the thoughtful interaction). Capo is an experience you will want to come back for again, and then after a little while, again. Keep it special . . . it is.
One of the best restaurants we've ever been to. We had two separate recommendations from friends when we told them we were headed to Santa Monica. Capo is one of the most professionally run restaurants from the Maitre'D to the bar tender to the waiter. Brilliantly trained and execution is the name of the game. The wine list is one of the most elegant and sophisticated collections I've see. Capo is not cheap on any level, but it was worth every minute and we'll return to Santa Monica (from NY) jus tot go to Capo.
Prices aren't posted online, so know ahead of time that this place is VERY expensive. But what a fine-dining treat!
Favorite restaurant in Los Angeles - And I eat out 6 nights a week!
Excellent food! I highly recommend it! The service was impeccable. My dining companion was late in arriving and they were very understanding.
Absolutely delicious!!!! The service was impeccable and the food was sublime. Best Caesar salad and branzino I've had in a long time. Excellent sommelier as well.. looking forward to our return
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.
GREAT STAFF ....EXCELLENT FOOD ....KILLER WINE ......XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX00000000000000000000000000
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.
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.
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.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.