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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
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Price range: $0 - $25
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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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Strasbourg, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Fabulous welcome from the staff and specially from the boss. They serve you great bruschettas with garlic and the formula with the Magnum of chianti is great.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If you're looking for a quiet, high quality Italian meal, don't visit C&O - it is neither. This is Italian food for the masses - decent sized plates priced cheaply. The entrees were ok - to be sure, we've had worse. The atmosphere, however, leaves a lot to be desired, from the plastic chairs to the pounding music - I... More

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Palm Springs, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There is nothing bad that I can say about this restaurant! The food is consistently amazing, the service is friendly and efficient, and the location is perfect. The portions are VERY large so prepare to take home some leftovers! I prefer to sit outside on the small terrace because the people watching at Venice Beach is outstanding, but the inside... More

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

Sarah, thank you so much for your kind words about C&O. We find it is the little things that are most important and love when our customers notice! We're a family restaurant about good food, at good prices, good staff, friends. family, laughing, singing and more, and thats what life should really be about! Come back soon when you're in... More

Banbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were recommended this Restaurant and we were not disappointed, the never ending flow of delicious homemade garlic rolls started the meal well. The staff were friendly and helpful. The menu is very extensive and it is hard to choose as it all sounds wonderful. We visited here twice as it was so good and enjoyed various pasta and chicken... More

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

Hi Emma, thank you so much for taking the time to write C&O Trattoria a review. We're so glad you found the recommendation to be a good one! It was a pleasure having you with us and we hope you enjoyed our staff's rendition! Also, our patio area is our favorite spot, especially during cool summer beach nights. Come back... More

Highland, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the 2nd time i have eaten here and the food is outstanding! They serve these tasty garlic rolls that were a hit with everyone at the table. I shared a salmon special with shrimp only 17 dollars and our friends had pasta which was outstanding. the portions are very generous and they have kids menu. Glasses of wine... More

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

Dear Darlene, thank you for your review of C&O Trattoria. We're so glad you found the food to be outstanding, and hope our menu satisfied your entire parties needs. Our outdoor patio is great for summer night dining, especially on those cool breezy beach nights. Thanks again Darlene, we appreciate your business and hope to have you again in the... More

Morro Bay, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Found this little jewel while on a trip to Venice Beach. We dined outside and enjoyed the true Italian feel with the painted walls and umbrellas over the tables. We had the fish of the day which was tilapia with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh veggies. The little garlic bread rolls were just yum! They are tiny bread balls that... More

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful words, and for the 5 star review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal with us, and hope that you will be back again soon for another round of Killer Garlic Knots ;) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

The food was incredible and our server, Clayton, was excellent! Beware, the little, crispy garlic rolls are addicting and bottomless. Very authentic fettuccini Alfredo - much lighter than American style and delicious. The eggplant lasagna and the lasagna bolognese were incredible. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. We sat outside and the weather was perfect. Don't miss... More

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

Thank you so much for the kinda words, Dennis! We love to hear when our customers are enjoying themselves, their meals and their service. We will be sure to pass on the great review on to Clayton as well for taking care of you. Come see us again soon, Cheers! More

Anaheim, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husand and I hosted our son's rehearsal dinner at the C&O July 31st. We had 60 people. We were on the Patio. The FOOD was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The guests came from all over the USA and Canada! They all loved it! It is so CALIFORNIA being in Marina del Rey and close to the Venice Pier! Our servers were... More

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

We are so happy to hear that your party was successful and enjoyed by all! We appreciate you choosing us to host the event and pride ourselves on making you and your guests happy. Thank you for all of the kind words, and we will be sure to pass the praise over to Jamie as well! Come back soon :) More

Seddon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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

Thank you so much for the review, John! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, and we hope that you will come by and visit us again next time you're in the area! More

Juneau, Alaska
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 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

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