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1810 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3216
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Ranked #34 of 572 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Tue - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Pico
Transit: Big Blue Bus on Pacific and Ocean Park Blvd.
Description: 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 of over 130 bottles as well as a full bar.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This was the third time I have dined at Capo. While the food here is very, very good, I’ve concluded the dining selections are overpriced for what is offered. I think this is due to the size of the establishment that while near the beach does not have the advantage of an ocean view. The tables in the middle of... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Ambiance, service, wine list and last but not the least the taste offered where memorable. A definite MUST if you are in the areA

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The atmosphere is gorgeous and the servers are all on the top of their game. It's going to be difficult to find a better 5 Star eatery with a menu like CAPO, in all of Los Angeles; BUT buckle up for the expense. I need to point that out, as one must be forewarned, BUT if you are in the... More

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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Unique dining experience. Fabulous waitstaff, whimsical atmosphere and good food. Very pricey--so choose wisely. The wood burning oven and glass enclosed kitchen really set the atmosphere. We had lobster and Dover sole--both were uniquely plated and delicious. I asked the waiter to choose my glass of wine and he did not dissapoint. If you did want a bottle, though--they have... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Capo came recommended to us as one of the best restaurants in St Monica and I do have to say it was just ok. On the plus side, we didn't have a reservation for our party of 2 on a busy Thursday night and still got accommodated within 20 minutes. We first had drinks at the bar, near the inside... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The service at Capo was excellent. The food at Capo was excellent. My party had 3 of the pastas as appetizers - the white corn ravioli was a highlight. They offered to split the pastas we wanted into individual servings on one plate, which was cool. Unfortunately, they were out of the wine we wanted, so they suggested something else... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just a short walk along Ocean Avenue south from the Santa Monica Pier is Capo, one of the best restaurants LA has to offer. Try anything, and you will like it.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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269 reviews 269 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

WOW, we have tried to go here time and time again and couldn't get a reservation. It is very - VERY pricey, but delicious, from the bread to the dessert. And in between -- Steak Tartare -- corn ravioli -- frisee salad and soft shell crab -- each one uniquely wonderful. We had a great 1/2 bottle of wine --... More

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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The concierge at the hotel I was at sent us to Capo after our first choice of restaurants proved to be unavailable. Boy was I glad it worked at that way. This is a smallish, rustic restaurant with real character, and an extremely nice owner and staff who give you the royal treatment without being pretentious about it. The food... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had a late flight out and our luggage was still at the Viceroy hotel so we decided to go for a stroll and get dinner before we left for the airport. Right across the road we noticed a fairly nondescript place and made an enquiry, as we walk in we were surprised to find a intimate dining room filled... More

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Additional Information about Capo

Address: 1810 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3216
Phone Number: 310-394-5550
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
Cuisine: Italian

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