- 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
A birthday tradition that always succeeds our highest expectations. Just what a special meal for a special occasion should be. Also, nice to drop in and take a seat at the bar (if you can get one!) and share some wine and pasta.
The food was excellent, but was is worth the astronomic prices? No!. Every dish, while good, was ridiculously overpriced. The wine list, in particular, was insane. I don't mind pay a lot for an incredible meal, but here you pay more than it's worth.
My go-to place for special occasion dinners. My friend and I each had the $120 8 course tasting menu and, as always, it was superb. Best of all, except for the steak, each of the other courses is different so it actually becomes a 15 course tasting menu if you're willing to share. My only regret was that they made no acknowledgment of my friend's birthday even though I had mentioned it twice -- once when making the reservation on Open Table and a second time when I called the hostess to confirm my reservation.
The food, ambiance and service were all exceptional, but the prices are very high. That being sad, we will definitely return to dine at Capo, but not regularly, as we could only justify that price tag for a special occasion.
We haven't been to Capo in quite awhile. We are so happy we remembered how fabulous it is. The food, setting and service were impeccable. All weekend at dinner time, I have wished we were there again.
20 years and just as good as the day they opened. Truly outstanding food
Some of the best food in LA that really impresses clients. Great staff and beautiful Tuscan decor. A true gem in Santa Monica.
Appetizer/pasta were decent, main courses solidly mediocre at any price, but especially at the exorbitant prices they charge. Service was extremely uneven -- from the long wait for the maitre d to show up, to the failure to pour the wine from the wine bottle, to the indifference of the server generally. And for some reason, in this very high priced, presumably high end restaurant, they play rock songs at a loud volume. I liked the songs, but not in this setting. So, at the end of the day, mediocre over priced food, indifferent service and basically no atmosphere. Not what I wanted -- or thought I was getting -- for our wedding anniversary.
Food was excellent, especially both pastas with black truffles. Server offered great suggestions and was very professional. But the prices were all outrageous, especially wine prices! $20+ for a nice but not spectacular glass.
I would recommend only if you are not price sensitive. This was a special occasion for us. We won't make it a habit.
I order the cheese ravioli soup to start, it was chicken broth with tiny little ravioli and no flavor at all. My sister had the caesar to start and it was very good. I had a steak for dinner which was very good, I liked the flavor very much. My husband had the seafood pasta and not only did it not look very good, he said it didn't taste that good either. I have always wanted to try this restaurant and now I have. I will not be going back. I thought the food was going to be fantastic as I had heard such great things. The service was excellent though and I did like the ambiance.
My family and I went to Capo for my birthday - the ambiance is that of maybe a European restaurant tucked away with a very relaxed yet special feel to it. The waiters were outstanding , my twin nine year olds were accommodated perfectly in pairing down dishes that kids will eat - the filet was superb! The corn ravioli was on another level and the chocolate lava cake - there are no words, it was heavenly. The only reason I question the value is that the prices are so steep, which won't deter me from coming again but just not as frequently as I might like to. It's definitely one of the best evenings I have had in Santa Monica.
Great way to start off my Birthday week. I requested a vegetarian dish and the chef made an amazing grilled vegetable dish that was devine. All in all i would come at least once per week if possible.
Most restaurants in LA become stale after so many years but Capo is always consistently great. Also, it doss not hurt that I was seated next to Michelle Pfeiffer and around art worthy of the finest galleries the in not Museum. Look for the sculptures that are flipping the middle finger at you. LOL
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!
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