Capo

4.6
787 reviews
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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 as well as a full bar.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Capo always hits it out of the park. Fantastic as usual.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met the owner. Good guy. Service and food timelessly impeccable.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food but extremely pricey.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Capo never disappoints. The corn and truffle ravioli is a standout. Everything from the wood burning grill is outstanding. My favorite restaurant in LA.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was average and very very expensive. The only thing offered for our 5y anniversary was a plate of petite fours despite a tab over 330$ for 2. We were told that pasta courses were entree sized so they could easily do half portions, which we ordered. On our bill each “half portion” was charged at 60% instead of 50%. I guess Capo is desperate for the extra 4$. We were also incorrectly Double charged for corkage. Gratuity of 20% included for a table of 2 despite an average experience. Just leaves a terrible feeling. Will never return.

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Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Arrived for early seating. Squeezed into a 2 top right next to another couple as if we were dining together. Although only 6:15, the room was VERY dark. 3 different people took our order as original waitress was in the weeds. Shrimp appetizer was divine, with an orange essence to it. however, until I put my phone light on it, I couldn’t appreciate all the different flavors due to the darkness and ended up eating some of the shell. My date had the scallops appetizer and he said it was delicious. White asparagus had traditional European presentation with 3 tiny potatoes and a slice of prosciutto. The actual asparagus was a bit tough and should have been peeled higher up the stalk. Lamb ragu on spaghetti was eaten completely. Dungeon crab risotto could have used a spice as it tasted mostly like chicken broth. I had told the hostess 3 hours early that it was my date’s birthday and I would pay for dessert but they did nothing about it and I had to ask again and they just took our dessert order as if there was no special request. Total was $454 for 2 people with only 2 drinks and a half bottle wine- and they included a 20 percent tip on entire bill including the expensive wine. Menu said they do this to give their employees a living wage. Prices already high and service should have been better to mandate an automatic 20 percent tip.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic fantastic

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been going for 15 yrs. it’s a nice place however super small. Our table this trip was a small 2 top table sandwiched next to another 2 top. Basically - no privacy !
The restaurant recently instituted a 20% service fee on every check and it felt like a push for an additional gratuity. Waiter told us mgmt took that service fee and spreads it with all staff..
I ordered 3 different pastas as an entree for 2 people and the portion was super small.. I tried to order more food and it took too long to get the waiters attention and when we finally did, it was too late for them to prepare another dish as our desert was ready. After 2 drinks each $125, and a small salad shared, $30, we left after paying a $300 tab and we were still hungry :( sad .. the place lost its luster and charm :(

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding pasta and items from the grill in particular. Best grilled calamari I’ve ever had. Extensive wine list. Very expensive but memorable. Will return.

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SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I have been to Capo before. My recent meal was very uninspiring. Out of 7 dishes, only the Pasta dish was exceptional. Everything else was very pedestrian. I was most disappointed with the steak. The meat was not as high quality as what you get at Cut or Mastro's and it was over-cooked. In the last week, I had a far better steaks at Hillstone and Charcoal. The service was average and I did not like the service charge concept.

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OG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent friendly service an enjoyable atmosphere and food that is consistently superior thank you
Bruce Marder for always bringing your A game

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IT
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a family dinner and enjoyed the experience. The food as always was outstanding. Besides the very high prices, especially on wines, my only gripe this time around has to do with the feel we got of hurried service. In this case, our waitress, although very professional, was all over us. No niceties, no small talk, no interest in us, how are you doing, etc. Also, the second we finish a plate or a drink, she removes it, in a frenzy. She reminded me of my grandmother when we ate at her home, She was always in a hurry to clean up the table so she can wash the dishes and rest. Our waitress behavior took the fun out of the whole experience. Otherwise, Capo is a great restaurant that is worth it.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

I was very disappointed with the service. At this price point, you would not expect to be seated in such a confined space. I was here for a wedding anniversary and despite asking to be seated in an appropriate space upfront , I was seated in a crappy small table. We were seated at 830 and out appetizers werent brought out until 10 pm. The food was amazing but for 500$ this was a very sub par experience

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TW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Terrible! Fish was burnt - not just grilled but far too heavily grilled such that all I could taste was the black char. Soufflé was under-cooked so much so that a gooey substance that appeared to be under-cooked eggs was at the bottom. If I had to guess, I would guess that either management changed and/or the head chef left as the food is not close to what it used to be.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The biggest ripoff ever!!!!

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HG
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is really incredible and we received the most amazing service - especially from Diane (the hostess). We will definitely be coming back. Thank you for helping us celebrate our anniversary.

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Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. comprehensive menu. Nice little place, with valet service. Staff is friendly and helpful. Cozy atmosphere. Good for every ocassion

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I would only recommend it to someone that has a lot of money. A plate of Pasta for $38? Chicken $55?
Caesar salad $25? Higher priced than some great Beverly Hills restaurants. If you have unlimited funds its a super place.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome!!

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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Capo never disappoints.

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Denver
32 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is the second time we have been to Capo, and we weren’t as impressed as we were the first time. The food was good but seemed to be lacking this time. We felt very rushed and realized though there were two of us after we had left we were charged gratuity and then were asked to add it. So our waiter made out with 45% gratuity.

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EL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great until the bill came. We were a table of 4 and they added a 20% service fee to the bill. That included 20% on a $210 bottle of wine. There was no sommelier pairing a wine for us. They handed me a wine list and I picked a bottle. I resent the forced service charge on small tables, but 20% is an outrage. Too bad, because everything up to that was stellar.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So great! One of the best meals I’ve ever had!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our anniversary dinner here while visiting LA. Nicest service possible, amazing food great scene.

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Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and fantastic service. For those who arrive early, note that the bar area is used only for dinner service. Highly recommend and can’t wait to return!

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BC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

2nd time dining at Capo. Absolutely love the food here and incredible wine list. Although the food and wine were everything I remembered, the experience was not. The servers were all great - it was more just the vibe. The evening felt rushed, like they were on a schedule to get the table turned. We were not allowed to order appetizers until we had made main course selections and I was not allowed to have my pasta selection come before the meat course, I was told it had to come with the main course. The oddest part came when I got the bill. Service was already added. I have seen this with large groups or at places like French Laundry, but it seemed very odd for a party of 2. Oddly they left money on the table because I would have tipped more. As odd of an experience it was, I will probably still go back, the food is so good.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

unfortunately this restaurants had gone from my favorite restaurant 18 years ago until an unlikely to visit again soon.
Our octopus appetizer has less of a grill but rather charred flavor. The sea bass appetizer was too heavily salted which overwhelmed the flavor of the fish. The Lamb chops were good. They did not have the bottle of wine we selected from the extensive list. There are more tables added so barely elbow room in some areas. The music is too loud for a size of restaurant resulting in loss of the prior quaintness and charm. If I don’t want to her the person next to me, I eat in Hollywood. Will try again one day only as business expense next time. The experience was more Vegas, quick meal prepared by rushed chefs. In my opinion, they need to go back to some of the values which made it such a gem in past. Unlikely in near future as long as they can command these prices for this quality.

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Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Always a good meal. My issue this time and always is the attentiveness of the waiters. They are in a no win situation taking orders, tending to tables and at the same time have to keep an eye on the drink glass/ bread basket. This is the most or one of the most expensive restaurants on the Westside. PLEASE hire 2 busboys so the service = the prices we pay to dine there. It is frustrating!!!!

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Naples
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A+++, always awesome!

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Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Capo has always been one of my favorite restaurants. However, our last experience there, the food was disappointing. I do not know where they are sourcing their meat nowadays, but the quality of the steak that we ordered, did not live up to Capo's normal standard. Maybe they had an off night. We had a group of 4 people and all 4 of us felt that the food was average at best.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Big Birthday

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian in all of california

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Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beat restaurant in LA!

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Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants in the USA. Without question!

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San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Nice warm casual elegant Ambiance and decor. Out of 6 dishes we ordered, 2 were quite good rest were unremarkable.

Quite good
-single fresh sardine grilled in wood oven $30+
-lobster risotto $36'ish

Meh/unremarkable
- venison $67
- pasta 3 sampler (first 2 on menu plus corn ravioli with truffle $36
- grilled Cesar

Pasty, non complementary tomato'ish sauce on grilled octopus

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely exceptional start to finish

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1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ambiance, food and service was very good. Prices are over the top ridiculous.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is not for the faint of wallet - but it is extremely worth it. 2 people - dinner, three glasses of wine, excellent spread of food - $450

I am absolutely 1000% in support of their 20% added gratuity on every check - though - to be brutally honest - charging prices as considerably high as theirs are and still not being able to pay a living wage without tips is sort of

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CO
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ordered the Branzino but was disappointed when it came. The waiter misled me into believing it was a whole fish grilled then filleted. It was not a whole fish but a fillet. I believe the waiter honestly thought it was a whole fish and just misunderstood my question.

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PL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most amazing pasta dishes I’ve ever had in my entire life.

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