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“Great Food and Service, Very Expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Capo

Capo
1810 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3216 (Santa Monica)
310-394-5550
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Ranked #95 of 626 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
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.
San Antonio
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service, Very Expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

The food and service were very good. Probably the best Branzino that I've ever had. However, the prices are very steep (example $18 - $20 for small salads).

Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Excellent all the way around. It should be for the price.

We went for our anniversary and were treated to a wonderful meal with superior service. Would definitely go back.

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Very good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

If you want a very good food option, this is your place. Solid (if unspectacular) food. Wine list is a little on the long side if I am being honest- it felt like I was holiday a bible!

Relaxed yet formal, my only down is that it is overly expensive- but in an area lacking in options- it is well worth the visit.

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Santa Monica, California
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Rush - Rush - Rush”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Arriving 30 minutes early for an early reservation prompted the Maitre d' to rush us through the evening. We arrived at 6:00 for a 6:30 reservation to have a drink at the bar in an otherwise empty restaurant. We were asked to be seated twice and were shown our table, twice. When we asked to be seated at 6:35 we were give a very poor table by the entranceway, although we were shown our special table earlier (special moment - reservations made six weeks in advance). Don't get me wrong, the food is good and staff friendly but I know a poor Maitre d' when I see one. With so many equal or better restaurants in Santa Monica, visit one that tries to enhace the dining experience.

  • Visited July 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fine food in a casual rustic setting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Superb food, excellent service, charming ambiance. Very pricey, but in my mind, money well spent. I would return.

Visited August 2011
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