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C&O Trattoria

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31 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
310-823-9491
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: C&O Trattoria (C&O) has been open since 1969. Now a well known Venice...
C&O Trattoria (C&O) has been open since 1969. Now a well known Venice Beach landmark, serving Northern Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. It has become known for good food and friendly service in a relaxed garden setting. On May 1, 1993, C & O Trattoria officially opened a Northern Italian concept, unlike any other in Los Angeles, serving gargantuan portions of high quality Northern Italian pastas at unbelievably low prices. Add our "Killer Garlic Rolls," nightly sing along, honor wine bar, and friendly team service and you have the C & O Trattoria, one of LA's premier Northern Italian eateries.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 195
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Timeless quality in a restaurant

I've eaten at this restaurant quite a few times before, but that was in the early 2000's. I've visited this place again in March 2015 not knowing what to expect after all this time. To my amazement, almost nothing has changed. I know that this might be a negative for some, but to me, keeping the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Zorpas
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Nicosia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Nicosia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I've eaten at this restaurant quite a few times before, but that was in the early 2000's. I've visited this place again in March 2015 not knowing what to expect after all this time. To my amazement, almost nothing has changed. I know that this might be a negative for some, but to me, keeping the same excellent level of... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I dislike nothing about C&O! All good here, impeccable service, self-serve Chianti, killer linguine pescatore. The rolls alone will keep you coming back! Yum, yum!!

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Lafayette, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Reasonably priced with large dishes. Great service. A very popular place. Always crowdedbut wait is short depending upon how many in party.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great fun especially the courtyard patio outside full of diners obviously enjoying the food and atmosphere. The singing of That's Amore by everyone every hour is quite and almost everyone joins in. We were on a Monday evening and bottles of wine were half price! Our food was well prepared and the waiter was friendly and funny. A very fond... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

If you fancy pretty decent Italian food at a good price, try C&O Trattoria, on Washington Blvd, a block or two in from the Venice pier. Eat on their outdoor patio. Enjoy their sinfully delish garlic knots. There's another location, further down the road, but this is the one we've always taken the college kids to because we like the... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Just off the pier at Venice Beach, the Trattoria was something we weren't ready for. Although trying to park in this heavily populated beach area was a challenge, once we hit the door the pain of parking immediately went away. We were promply seated and as soon as we were in place a bowl of crispy garlic ball were placed... More 

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Spring Valley, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A huge space...an inside courtyard open to the sky. There are always people waiting so make a reservation. We ate here twice. It is so much fun and the food awesome. The waitstaff is perfect...true professionals. The staff comes around with an endless supply of garlic bread balls. We had the house wine: a carafe is placed on the table... More 

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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138 reviews 138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My son, daughter and I ate here on Monday night, which happened to be half-off bottles of wine night. Although it was crowded we were seated right away in their outdoor seating (which didn’t seem like outdoor seating since it was surrounded by walls but does have an open ceiling). The food was very good (tasty and generous portions) but... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had a great eating and group experience at C&O. It came highly recommended and we now know why! The open air dining area was super and old world décor ~ the meal was absolutely delicious! Garlic knots were outstanding! Loved the breaking out in song (the whole place) at 7:00-ish! Song sheets and all! How cool and fun! Staff... More 

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Jennnifer F, Manager at C&O Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you Susan for joining us for a night of fun at C&O Trattoria. We are glad you like our singing decor, and overall atmosphere. Please join us again for more good times when you are next in the area. More 

Franklin, North Carolina
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Visited this restaurant in early February with a group of 12. I usually do not like to visit a restaurant with this size group because many things suffer when a large group eats together. This was not the case at the C&O. Our waiter was Clayton and he handled the large group with skill and professionalism. Service was quick and... More 

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Jennnifer F, Manager at C&O Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at C&O Trattoria with all of your friends. Our staff works hard to give you an incredible experience. Please join us for garlic knots and fun on your next vacation! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina del Rey
  • Phone Number: 310-823-9491

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

Description

C&O Trattoria (C&O) has been open since 1969. Now a well known Venice Beach landmark, serving Northern Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. It has become known for good food and friendly service in a relaxed garden setting. On May 1, 1993, C & O Trattoria officially opened a Northern Italian concept, unlike any other in Los Angeles, serving gargantuan portions of high quality Northern Italian pastas at unbelievably low prices. Add our "Killer Garlic Rolls," nightly sing along, honor wine bar, and friendly team service and you have the C & O Trattoria, one of LA's premier Northern Italian eateries.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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