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1810 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3216 (Pico)
+1 310-394-5550
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Echo Beach
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265 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a place to put on my favourite list! Excellent food, Professional staff and an outstanding room. My kinda place. I will be back.

Thank K L
Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has list of greatest not to be missed including the Maryland Crab Cake (with no breading), The fire grilled romaine lettuce, the white corn and truffle ravioli, the dover sole and the spectacular veal scallopini. A gem.

Thank Jeffrey M
Seattle, Washington
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some things you just need to do. The atmosphere is really interesting with eclectic pieces of art from the owner's private collection. The service is phenomenal; a perfect balance between warm friendliness and expert professionalism. My selections were excellent, from the bread, to the bona fide burrata, to the main. The lasagna was amazing, with perfect homemade pasta. My wife... More 

Thank Benjamin D
Palisades Traveler
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is only in business because there are 5 hotels in walking distance. Rude manager, slow device and expensive.

Thank TfhPalisades
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The ravioli with truffle is TO DIE FOR!! we had a fantastic dinner up at the bar when we managed to get a last minute spot at Capo... as Aussies travelling with a 14 year old daughter we were thrilled to have a staff member at Shutters, noting we appreciated good food and wine, suggested we go to Capo! We... More 

Thank mjkTownsville
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I have reviewed this many times but our annual holiday dinner given to us by my parents was a disappointment this year. We started with the Cesar Salad which was grilled. Didnt say that on the menu that we recall. It was warm and too smoky. Just ok. Then we had the calamari which was the naked kind with a... More 

Thank Coccindy
Yountville, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The four of us were really looking forward to Capo, based on the reviews and things we had heard from others. But though there were some highlights (truffle ravioli, filet mignon, Caesar romaine, blackberry crisp), there were several just average items. The prices were high, especially considering the portions. For example, the $68 branzino tasted good, but was the size... More 

Thank napavalleydiner
Santa Monica, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Is it expensive yes. But you get what you pay for. We come here about 2-3 times a year for special occasions. We have never had a bad meal. The service is impeccable and the wine list is expansive (italian focused). Must eats: their homemade pastas. And the steak. And leave room for dessert!

Thank ChezCarrere
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We were in Santa Monica and looked up good Italian restaurants and found Capo. We arrived after a full day tour and found that you needed a reservation, and that the restaurant didn't open for another 15 minutes at 6PM. We called inside - the host was very gracious and advised we could have dinner at the bar as they... More 

Thank Debra W
Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

From the outside you would never be able to expect Capo is one of the best restaurants in the LA area. But once inside a feast for the sense start. There is a small bar on the right side of this living room sizes restaurant. The small scale keeps things intimate, there is a wood burned oven in the corner... More 

Thank Des S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1810 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3216
  • Public Transportation: Big Blue Bus on Pacific and Ocean Park Blvd.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-394-5550
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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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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