Capo

★★★★★
  • 1810 Ocean Ave

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • 310-394-5550

About Capo

Hours
Tue-Thu: 6pm-10pm, Fri-Sat: 6pm-11pm

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It was the perfect spot for our anniversary. The Matred remembered me from my birthday celebration last November and took extremely great care of us. From the bread to the homemade gelato and everything in-between we could not have had

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It was the perfect spot for our anniversary. The Matred remembered me from my birthday celebration last November and took extremely great care of us. From the bread to the homemade gelato and everything in-between we could not have had

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We were extremely disappointed with Capo. The food was terrible, not only for one of us but few of us and we had to send it back, the fish was raw... service was not good at all and on top of it we got charged a 20% service fee without any

3
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We were extremely disappointed with Capo. The food was terrible, not only for one of us but few of us and we had to send it back, the fish was raw... service was not good at all and on top of it we got charged a 20% service fee without any

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We had an early dinner and it was great the restaurant it's a bit too small but it wasn't too crowded at that time. The interior was very nice, the service was great and the food was excellent. I Also loved their wine list. I will be back!

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★★★★☆

We had an early dinner and it was great the restaurant it's a bit too small but it wasn't too crowded at that time. The interior was very nice, the service was great and the food was excellent. I Also loved their wine list. I will be back!

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I have eaten at Capo at least 5 or 6 times and each time was memorable. It's a small sophisticated, yet relaxed venue that's always busy but never too loud to hear the people you're with. A wood burning fire is always going in the back

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I have eaten at Capo at least 5 or 6 times and each time was memorable. It's a small sophisticated, yet relaxed venue that's always busy but never too loud to hear the people you're with. A wood burning fire is always going in the back

Pros: excellent food

Cons: service can be slow when they are busy

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By far one of the most exclusive places in Santa Monica, with very much a modern Italian feel. The wine list is pretty extensive with some very interesting bottles of wine, although some seemed to me to cost a little bit more than I would

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By far one of the most exclusive places in Santa Monica, with very much a modern Italian feel. The wine list is pretty extensive with some very interesting bottles of wine, although some seemed to me to cost a little bit more than I would

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I have to start this by saying that I don't mind spending top dollar for good food. But if you're a restaurant that's going to charge $$$$ for food and service you'd better be willing to live up to the standards you've set for yourselves.

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I have to start this by saying that I don't mind spending top dollar for good food. But if you're a restaurant that's going to charge $$$$ for food and service you'd better be willing to live up to the standards you've set for yourselves.

Pros: Good meat!

Cons: Average to poor service. Tasteless side dishes. Overpriced for the fare.

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The service was a tad stuck up. They could seat us without reservations but needed the table in an hour and a half and made that VERY clear to us. Otherwise the food was top notch, in small, filling portions. So good I ordered dessert

3
★★★★★

The service was a tad stuck up. They could seat us without reservations but needed the table in an hour and a half and made that VERY clear to us. Otherwise the food was top notch, in small, filling portions. So good I ordered dessert

Pros: Food quality, fireplace

Cons: Snotass host

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My husband and I first went to Capo on the night of our engagement three years ago. It was great. And we've been there three times since. But, we just went again last Saturday night for our Anniversary and it will probably be our last.

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My husband and I first went to Capo on the night of our engagement three years ago. It was great. And we've been there three times since. But, we just went again last Saturday night for our Anniversary and it will probably be our last.

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It's like deja vu. I remember eating at Capo a year ago, food was satisfactory, but the service was substandard, cold and rude. I happened there by chance a few evenings ago, and that will be my LAST time there. Sorry, Bruce, and crew;

3
★★★★★

It's like deja vu. I remember eating at Capo a year ago, food was satisfactory, but the service was substandard, cold and rude. I happened there by chance a few evenings ago, and that will be my LAST time there. Sorry, Bruce, and crew;

Pros: Near good restaurants

Cons: Bad service, Rude

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I've dined at Capo 3 times, and the first two times were lovely dining experiences. However, this most recent visit last Friday (after my last visit of September) dissappointed me. First off, me and my party were seated at the table next

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★★★★★

I've dined at Capo 3 times, and the first two times were lovely dining experiences. However, this most recent visit last Friday (after my last visit of September) dissappointed me. First off, me and my party were seated at the table next

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My boyfriend and I went here for our birthdays. We live close and eat out quite often, I've tried and enjoy many of the top restaurants in LA. I didn't like Capo at all. We got the tasting menu and everything was laden with butter. The

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My boyfriend and I went here for our birthdays. We live close and eat out quite often, I've tried and enjoy many of the top restaurants in LA. I didn't like Capo at all. We got the tasting menu and everything was laden with butter. The

Pros: Location

Cons: Cuisine, Loud, Seating

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Having read many good reviews about this restaurant, I finally rounded up 10 of my family members to have a delectable dining evening at Capo. When I called to make the reservation, I was shocked to hear that in order to have a table of

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★★★★★

Having read many good reviews about this restaurant, I finally rounded up 10 of my family members to have a delectable dining evening at Capo. When I called to make the reservation, I was shocked to hear that in order to have a table of

Pros: Obnoxious, Rude, Snobby

Cons: Low class service, Arrogant, Impudent

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Price isn't just a matter of what you can afford. Price also signals a level of quality and sophistication, and, whether I can afford it or not, I expect a lot from a restaurant that offers few entrees for less than $45. What I do NOT

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Price isn't just a matter of what you can afford. Price also signals a level of quality and sophistication, and, whether I can afford it or not, I expect a lot from a restaurant that offers few entrees for less than $45. What I do NOT

Pros: Nice artwork, Hearty meat dishes

Cons: Noise, Price, Pretension

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Everybody raves about Capo and there's a lot to rave about. The room is warm, welcoming and feels more like a great NYC restaurant that Santa Monica. Everything seems done right. The wine list, the menu, etc. But I've got to say the food was hit or miss. I ordered the scallops with polenta app. The scallops were totally overcooked. I had a penne with mushroom dish as an entree and it was good but not over the top. One of my companions had some mushroom soup that they loved. But at these prices everything you eat should blow you away. When the wine list offers a $6,000 bottle I guess you should expect that the place is going to be pricey but I think there were maybe five-10 bottles on the list under $100/bottle. It makes for a nice but expensive evening but if I think Rocca is just as good at about 1/10th the price.

PROS: Great Atmosphere, Some Great Food
CONS: Food is hit or miss, Extremely Expensive

3
★★★☆☆

Everybody raves about Capo and there's a lot to rave about. The room is warm, welcoming and feels more like a great NYC restaurant that Santa Monica. Everything seems done right. The wine list, the menu, etc. But I've got to say the food was hit or miss. I ordered the scallops with polenta app. The scallops were totally overcooked. I had a penne with mushroom dish as an entree and it was good but not over the top. One of my companions had some mushroom soup that they loved. But at these prices everything you eat should blow you away. When the wine list offers a $6,000 bottle I guess you should expect that the place is going to be pricey but I think there were maybe five-10 bottles on the list under $100/bottle. It makes for a nice but expensive evening but if I think Rocca is just as good at about 1/10th the price.

PROS: Great Atmosphere, Some Great Food
CONS: Food is hit or miss, Extremely Expensive

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I have eaten at Capo twice (fortunately, as someone else's guest) and can't understand what all the hoo-ha is about. Both times I had pasta (it IS an Italian restaurant). The mushroom risotto was very salty and the 3 pastas I had on

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I have eaten at Capo twice (fortunately, as someone else's guest) and can't understand what all the hoo-ha is about. Both times I had pasta (it IS an Italian restaurant). The mushroom risotto was very salty and the 3 pastas I had on

Pros: umm...

Cons: salty risotto, pricey

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After I read the post below i felt compeled to write our experience. My wife and I finally made the trip to this small Italian restaurant and it was worth it. The ambience was romantic and the food outstanding. What flavors. The

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After I read the post below i felt compeled to write our experience. My wife and I finally made the trip to this small Italian restaurant and it was worth it. The ambience was romantic and the food outstanding. What flavors. The

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The Maitre d' at this restaurant managed to pull of the triple crown. He insulted us on the way into the restuarant, he ignored us during the meal, and was rude on the way out. The food is in fact good here, but to be treated as a

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★★★★★

The Maitre d' at this restaurant managed to pull of the triple crown. He insulted us on the way into the restuarant, he ignored us during the meal, and was rude on the way out. The food is in fact good here, but to be treated as a

Cons: , Extremely expensive

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No doubt, this is a very expensive restaurant, know that going in. The steaks at Capo were outstanding, tender, delicious, perfectly grilled. The vegetables were interesting and very good. The sole and salmon were excellent too.

We

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No doubt, this is a very expensive restaurant, know that going in. The steaks at Capo were outstanding, tender, delicious, perfectly grilled. The vegetables were interesting and very good. The sole and salmon were excellent too.

We

Pros: delicious, satisfying, filling

Cons: , close tables

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inexhaustible source of income...
perfectly scaled restaurant - intimate
- easy to hold a conversation - service is top notch - waiters are very knowledgeable and know when to stay away, when to assist etc.
music choice was pretty strange

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inexhaustible source of income...
perfectly scaled restaurant - intimate
- easy to hold a conversation - service is top notch - waiters are very knowledgeable and know when to stay away, when to assist etc.
music choice was pretty strange

Pros: service, ambiance, winelist

Cons: PRICE, crowd, value

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After reading some of the reviews posted here, I was a little concerned about dining at Capo. Once there, all my concerns disappeared. The room is beautiful, the ambiance is romantic, and the servers are extremely nice and accomodating.

3
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After reading some of the reviews posted here, I was a little concerned about dining at Capo. Once there, all my concerns disappeared. The room is beautiful, the ambiance is romantic, and the servers are extremely nice and accomodating.

Pros: Food, Service, atmosphere

Cons: hard to get table

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Capo is a small Tuscan style villa with a fireplace framing the well lit dining room. Great art work hangs on the walls with Italian pottery plates and French sterling silver place settings. No detail is missed. Capo is about serving the

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Capo is a small Tuscan style villa with a fireplace framing the well lit dining room. Great art work hangs on the walls with Italian pottery plates and French sterling silver place settings. No detail is missed. Capo is about serving the

Pros: winelist, service, artwork

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Heck, I don't even remember what I ate. I recall the food was good and the atmosphere was lovely, but what overshadowed everything were the ridiculously high prices. $44 - $48 for a steak? $20 and up for pasta? $18 and $22 salads and

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Heck, I don't even remember what I ate. I recall the food was good and the atmosphere was lovely, but what overshadowed everything were the ridiculously high prices. $44 - $48 for a steak? $20 and up for pasta? $18 and $22 salads and

Pros: ambience, easy to get a table, well-prepared food

Cons: stupidly expensive, terrible value, small appetizer sizes

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The food was spectacular and the ambience was great. If those two things are valuable enough to endure the rest of the experience you should go to Capo. The waiter was obnoxious with his tone and maintained an air of superiority. That

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The food was spectacular and the ambience was great. If those two things are valuable enough to endure the rest of the experience you should go to Capo. The waiter was obnoxious with his tone and maintained an air of superiority. That

Pros: Food, Wine List, Location

Cons: Expensive, Poor Service

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The food was ok, but definitely not worth the money. I'd suggest it to people hoping to see celebs, but otherwise, go to your neighborhood Italian restaurant. Even Valentino's was less expensive, and the food their food was on par with

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The food was ok, but definitely not worth the money. I'd suggest it to people hoping to see celebs, but otherwise, go to your neighborhood Italian restaurant. Even Valentino's was less expensive, and the food their food was on par with

Pros: ambience, good location, great service

Cons: expensive food, reallyexpensive wine, mediocre food

 

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