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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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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    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
Delicious Hole-in-the-wall

Food and service were outstanding. One thing we wish we knew was that they don't serve alcohol, but they do allow you to bring your own bottle of wine. Atmosphere leaves something to be desired, but the food more than made up for that.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Colleen P
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Littleton, Colorado
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English first
Rosemead, CA
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went here with friends for lunch upon their recommendation. Wait staff was attentive and took our drink orders right away. I'm not sure if the AC wasn't working but our repeated request to turn up either the ceiling fans or AC was not addressed. You have to have a working AC in LA! It's a must! Both weren't addressed. Food... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to this restaurant since 2011. The service and Owner has always been so warm and welcoming! His Bolognese sauce is out of this world. Get it on his Tagliatelle, lasagna, or whatever he has it with on the menu. The calamari is so tender and fresh, that you need nothing but a fork to eat it.... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Food and service were outstanding. One thing we wish we knew was that they don't serve alcohol, but they do allow you to bring your own bottle of wine. Atmosphere leaves something to be desired, but the food more than made up for that.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I almost did not follow through with my plan to eat here because of some of the reviews. However, I am glad I did. Here is the deal...the restaurant is not in the best location and if you aren't careful you will walk right by it. The neighborhood is being "upgraded" but there are lots of transients and one had... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My husband and I used to eat here regularly until we had a second bad encounter with their weekend hostess who is extremely rude, unprofessional and incompetent. The first bad experience we has occurred after I made a reservation, called because I was running late, spoke to someone who said it wasn't a problem, and then arrived 15min after the... More 

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Fullerton, California
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128 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My friends and I stopped at Colori Kitchen after touring Fashion Institure Design & Merchandising downtown. It is just a short walk from FIDM. We arrived just a little before the lunch crowd which did fill the restaurant. We all ordered the various pastas. Sauces are made fresh daily. I had the Cappellini Puttanesca which was full of olives and... More 

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San Diego, California
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed dinner here on a one night trip to LA. We looked on Trip Advisor to find a good place conveniently located on the walk from our hotel to the show we were going to see and we found Colori. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but don't let the look fool you. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Unassuming place, very much a whole in the wall. Wouldn't have even really noticed it if we weren't going there specifically. The food is excellent. Traditional homestyle Italian cooking. All fresh. Normal European style serving sizes, not giant US style ones. Service was good and efficient. Went there on a Friday night. Very much the downtown hipster scene. Reasonably priced.

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Los Angeles, California
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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
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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Additional Information about Colori Kitchen

Address: 429 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone Number: (213) 622-5950
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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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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