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Colori Kitchen

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429 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (Olive)
(213) 622-5950
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Hours:
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
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Homestyle Italian at best!

Ambiance is good, service is great. There is no alcohol served but they do not charge for corkage fee! so you'll see that almost everyone brings a bottle of wine. It gets busy in dinner-time so go there early (6pm when it opens) Parking is available across street for $5-ish

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
SeanKim02
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Ambiance is good, service is great. There is no alcohol served but they do not charge for corkage fee! so you'll see that almost everyone brings a bottle of wine. It gets busy in dinner-time so go there early (6pm when it opens) Parking is available across street for $5-ish

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Los Angeles, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a neighborbood Italian joint that I've visited before. The decor is a mix of charming and downscale (e.g. the warning about being video taped). The food is decent enough. The pasta is aldente, the risotto was creamy (if a bit salty) and the fish is fresh and simply prepared. It feels like the chef is starting to prepare... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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133 reviews 133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Was walking through downtown and kind of stumbled up Colori Kitchen. It's a small unassuming and humble locale. So we were more curious than anything. As you enter there's like this hip avant garde vibe. There's a nice little rumble from all the conversations. The dishes are immaculate. I ordered their Dine LA deal, chicken piccata. It came with some... More 

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JedC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great little Italian place....excellent food at reasonable prices. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but it is well worth going in. Beware, however, that the area is rapidly redeveloping, so there is a lot of construction going on, streets partially closed and little on-street parking. And it's worth calling to make sure they are open - I was... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Recommended by locals, the food is heavy Italian and oh, so, delicious! Good wine selection, great service. I was there with a group of 14 and service was great. I had the lasagna and it was a hearty portion of perfectly proportioned pasta, sauce, meat and cheese -- among the best I've had ever! The menu had all the classics... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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71 reviews 71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The place looks very small from outside but when you walk inside is very cozy. The quality of the food is excellent. I had a risotto with shrimp and squid that was incredibly good. Service is good. If you want to drink wine bring your own. Two doors down they sell liquor and wine at reasonable prices.

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Millbrae, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wow, what can I say about this place? Well, it's location sucks because it's not in a great part of town. That said, the food makes it worthwhile. It was crowded when we arrived and that was a good sign. We did get a table although I'd suggest getting a reservation. Pasta, salads and everything showed care in the preparation.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What an amazing and authentic Italian Restaurant. No pretense, just great food served with smiles and happy staff. The puttanesca pasts was to die for and innovative and tasty salads and side dishes. Just loved it.

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Los Angeles
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Colori is one of my downtown favorites-it's always delicious and unfussy. It's a small, casual restaurant just off of the rapidly changing section Broadway. This is the place that you go to for excellent pasta and fresh seafood specials, not necessarily atmosphere. They don't have a liquor license, hence no corkage fee, BYO wine.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Came in a bit early by they were nice enough to let us in one afternoon when all the businesses around was closed and there was nowhere else to go. We have been there 3 times and each time we enjoyed our meals from the simple spaghetti, calamari, and other pastas we have tried was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 429 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
    (Olive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (213) 622-5950

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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