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C&O Trattoria

31 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
310-823-9491
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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 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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Sausalito, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We recently had dinner at this restaurant. The food was OK, but not outstanding. The service was adequate, but not outstanding. We ate inside and it was very noisy. We would not recommend this restaurant to anyone with discerning taste....

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Seddon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Whilst staying in Venice visited this restaurant and as expected there was about a 40 minute wait to be seated. Staff were all friendly and efficient, we all enjoyed our meals, especially the garlic rolls, they are to die for! The chicken dish I had was very tasty and the others had pasta and enjoyed theirs as well. Definitely worth... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Love going here, a little touristy, but always kind to locals, if they remember you. Wish they had beef sauce for spaghetti--only pork. Simple setting, eating outside is a joy.

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

Thank you for kind words and for joining us. We appreciate the review, and your support and hope to have you again in the future. Until next time! More

Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A busy venue but had a booking and got a table in a couple of minutes but a longer wait for people without a booking. Service was good even though they where busy. Very generous portions for a reasonable price and tasty if not sophisticated food. Of its type it's great and just what I was after with my hungry... More

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

Dear Nigel, We appreciate your compliments and review and are glad we could accommodate you and your family. Our number one priority is your satisfaction and are glad we could provide you with that experience. Please come back again for more. Thanks Nigel! More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was my second visit to this eatery and I'm so glad I went again. Their garlic rolls are terrific and addictive and they enable the addiction by keeping them coming.....even giving them out to the folks waiting for a table. They have indoor seating but I prefer the outdoor seating. Feels festive. Missed the singing this time but really... More

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

Dear Lori, It is with great pleasure that we could have had the opportunity to have you with us again. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope you come back in the future. Maybe next time you won't miss out on the singing. Until then, we look forward to having you! Thanks Lori. More

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Breadballs are amazing. Singing Amore was the highlight of the night. Great food. Plates big enough to share between 2 people. Delicious. Will come back again.

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

Hi Carlgma, we strive to create a memorable and enjoyable time for all of our customers, but most of all we want you to leave with a smile on your face. We couldn't be happier to hear of your positive experience with us. Please come again soon as you're always welcome here with us! Thank you again. More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Fantastic service, fantastic meal, fantastic wine. Loved the garlic knots very moorish, the pasta was tasty, couldn't fault the Italian waiter, literally rolled out of there very satisfied & filled me up for our 15 hr flight home.

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

We are happy to hear you were satisfied with your meal and our service! We love to hear that our customers have been taken care of well. We hope that you come back to see us whenever you are back in our area! Thanks so much! More

Marina del Rey, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

C & O Trattoria is in a great location, right off the Washington pier. The ambiance of the restaurant is pretty cool, they set a nice Italian vibe playing lots of Italian music. The wait staff are fun and pass out the best GARLIC knots. I feel that the experience is better then the food.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoy our atmosphere and vibe of the restaurant, and happy to hear you enjoy our Killer Garlic Knots! We hope that you will see again soon. If you have any specific suggestions regarding what could make your experience even better, please let us know! More

Kirkland, Washington
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197 reviews 197 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Solid Italian for the American, spaghetti with meatballs and short ribs cooked all day, this is not avant garde or "Big Night" but solid Italian the way you remember as kids. Great for families and with more plastic deck chairs then you can shake a stick at, this Venice Beach hallmark knows what it does best and delivers it with... More

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

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you here again soon. More

Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place is super for large picky families (especially kids). Old style Italian a few steps from the beach. Pour yourself a glass of wine or two and keep track with a crayon on your paper table cloth. I keep coming back because it is just easy, good, comfort food. Had the spaghetti and meatballs (though if you ask for... More

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

Thank you for your review, Patrick! We are happy to hear that you are a regular here, and look forward to seeing you many more times to come. Thank you for the heads up on the tip portion of the receipt, we will be sure to look into it. Thank you again! More

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