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Capo

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1810 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3216 (Pico)
Big Blue Bus on Pacific and Ocean Park Blvd.
310-394-5550
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Capo faire, a modern Italian style cuisine, offers a rustic yet elegant...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Expensive Italian for Special Occasions

Great food and service and the check reflects the quality. Outstanding duck Prosciuto and ravioli with truffles. Fish perfect. Finish with apple tart.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Mark W
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Boca Raton, Florida
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boca Raton, Florida
Top Contributor
601 reviews 601 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great food and service and the check reflects the quality. Outstanding duck Prosciuto and ravioli with truffles. Fish perfect. Finish with apple tart.

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went here for my birthday dinner based on a recommendation from my husband's coworker. Atmosphere: The outside is nondescript and one might drive past the restaurant without even noticing it's there aside from the valet stand out front. The atmosphere is intimate, tables are close to each other and the dimly lit room gives a romantic vibe. Food: Average...maybe... More 

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Elora, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were having a family celebration and went to Capo. No question the food is fantastic but as other reviewers have noted, it is crazy expensive. Having said that, I had the best Rigatoni (truffle meat sauce) I have ever had in my life! The Linguini Vongole was also outstanding. The Rabbit was overcooked and was a disappointment but everything... More 

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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

I walked in without a reservation and could not sit at the bar as they now take reservations for that space, but I was accommodated immediately at a table ....the last one. I felt so lucky to get a chance to dine and I went there on a whim alone. The space is so beautiful I left my phone on... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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297 reviews 297 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was our second time coming back to Capo -- for $640 for 3 people, we were expecting to be awe-struck, we weren't. The waitress -- was surly, pretentious and of no help in deciding what to order, which wine, dessert and so on. Every time she approached our table she got something else wrong and when we were asking... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a special place. Wonderful ambiance, service and scary good food. The risotto porcini is delicious, the fish and meat offerings especially on the grill are a signature delight. Desserts are likewise memorable. Try this, you'll love it.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

As a true New Yorker, the one thing I struggle with in LA is finding great, traditional style Italian food and Capo has managed to do that so well! AS many of the reviews state Capo is not a place to go on a budget but maybe more for a special day or event. If you are not paying attention... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1810 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3216
    (Pico)
  • Public Transportation: Big Blue Bus on Pacific and Ocean Park Blvd.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-394-5550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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