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Colori Kitchen

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429 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (Olive)
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Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
My favorite Italian dinner in the city

This small, family owned restaurant is one of the best in town. It's tiny (reservations recommended), BYOB, and the food is always on point. If you didn't BYOB, they have little wine menus from a convenience store around the corner that will deliver for free. Un. Real. Another bonus is the free... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Kylee O
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This small, family owned restaurant is one of the best in town. It's tiny (reservations recommended), BYOB, and the food is always on point. If you didn't BYOB, they have little wine menus from a convenience store around the corner that will deliver for free. Un. Real. Another bonus is the free hummus and bread that comes out before dinner,... More 

Thank Kylee O
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

New Years eve -but no such decor, all x-mas decorations except for the waiters hat with the logo 'happy new year'. Wooden chair and tables, and not a cosy environment for a special dinner. We had booked this for my partner's birthday to have a nice Italian dinner to celebrate. The food was average, portions mediocre for sharing, despite it... More 

Thank Anita O
Woodland, California
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I'm one of those who go to Italy many times a year; It's becoming mostly pre cooked, then nuked and served. Not here, in L.A. The true authentic tasting ITALIAN food is prepared, on the spot, by the Chef ! Things smell good here. The dishes have a flavor. Yes it's bring your own booze, but what a deal: Trader... More 

Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite places in Los Angeles. Always get the calamari steak appetizer. Grilled with a citrus vinaigrette. Listed as a special but always available. Awesome! Healthy and flavorful. Moving on to dinner. Everything I've had has been great. Choppino. Home made pasta. Fish. All delicious. Choppino is big. Enough for two unless you are really hungry. Seafood cooked... More 

Thank philetos
London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Second time I am reviewing this place. Awesome Italian food. Even better experience than the first time. Lobster pasta was outstanding. Service is quick and efficient. Unpretentious place, which is a nice change from many places in LA. Very much a hipster crowd. Reasonably priced.

Thank BigSur707
Houston, Texas
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152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Yes, as mentioned by others. A hole in the wall but don't let the surroundings deceive you. Great Italian food. The waiter/host was super friendly and helpful.

Thank David116116
Culver City, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This place is fantastic!! Well priced, generous portions, and the best food ever! Cute "hole in the wall" feel, but very clean. Attentive servers...and the best minestrone soup I've ever tasted! Also their chicken marsala is to die for.

Thank PirulinaBaby
Quebec City
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went there on a Tuesday night and had a great experience. The Italian hostess was very nice with our group and even practiced her French with us :) The food was very, very good. Also nice to see the chef in his kitchen just a few feet away. Highly recommended.

Thank qcyeti
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were 9 and had no reservation. We had a place within 5 minutes. I had the Strogonoff pasta, they were just awesome. We also had the calamari in appetizer and it was delicious. My kids loved the Bolognese pastas and my friends had the Risoto & Parmigiana Chicken - they loved it also. We had a great time &... More 

Thank MarcSanfacon
Roswell, New Mexico
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had "Spaghetti Alle Vongole" in red sauce, it was wonderful, ate every single bite, felt like my own cooking! The serving is very generous, everyone should experience this wonderful meal!

Thank hereandnow2015

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 429 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 12136225950

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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