Capo is perhaps one of the best Italian restaurants in Santa Monica. Located on a busy path leading to Santa Monica Beach and Cora's Coffeehouse, it's easy to miss. But Capo's fine dining setting is memorable. Its rustic decor highlights menu favorites like spinach ricotta pasta, wild king salmon, beluga caviar linguini and rhubarb nectarine crisp. Executive chef Bruce Marder is well known in Southern California and his restaurant has received several OpenTable Diner's Choice Awards. Reservations are recommended.