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C&O Trattoria

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Italian, Pasta
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31 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
310-823-9491
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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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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
Romantic Atmosphere with a Hint of Garlic

C&O Trattoria is located one block from the very popular Venice Beach and Pier; therefore, travel to this restaurant on foot, bicycle, or taxi because finding parking for a car is next to impossible. Reservations are available and walk-ins will be seated as soon as possible in this very popular... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Patricia S
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

C&O Trattoria is located one block from the very popular Venice Beach and Pier; therefore, travel to this restaurant on foot, bicycle, or taxi because finding parking for a car is next to impossible. Reservations are available and walk-ins will be seated as soon as possible in this very popular restaurant. Tables and chairs are close together which might make... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had a walk-by dinner here with my wife. We were seated in the open courtyard which was quite nice. Outdoor feel without feeling like an attraction for everyone walking by. You get served these small garlic bread rolls - beware the are addictive as the are so delicious! Our waitress was very polite and efficient and our meals were good.... More 

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Lebanon, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Omelets are fantastic oatmeal was very large and excellent...oh yes, the coffee is good also. Service was friendly and fast. Location is the best...looking at the pier and ocean enjoying such great...no better

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went to have dinner there after the wedding rehearsal in the private room they have for this events. Service was good and the food was ok. Since I know Italian food, this is no it, but it was good.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Seated a group of 8 in 5 minutes. Loved the open air section and great tasting dishes. The bread was was fantastic and the entire family found something on the menu they were happy with!

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cape town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place always seems busy which is a good sign- we have been every time we go to LA. They give out complementary garlic rolls non stop- unlimited but they strangely aren't as good as they used to be. Still ok though. Staff are friendly. Atmosphere is fun- staff sing if it's birthdays and they play cool Italian songs. Food... More 

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Lancaster
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great food and all the garlic bread you can eat. I had lasanga, which was great. The prices are on the high side, but reasonable by Venice Beach standards. The prices were comparable to Olive Garden except soup and salad are extra. However, the portions are much larger and better tasting than Olive Garden. Overall, this restaruant is a good... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food is good. However, it's honestly nothing special. It's just like an Olive Garden, but without the salad. It has garlic bread balls that comes out every 10 minutes that fills your plate until you want them to stop. I read reviews and had high expectations for when I came, but was a bit disappointed. Waited for about 15... More 

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had over 20 for a Rehearsal dinner. It was wonderful. They had it all set up for us and garlic balls to start made it all good. Waiter great and sitting outside was really nice. Food good too. A favorite was the prosciutto pasta.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food and atmosphere is amazing! Rolls are perfect and the pastas are the best I've ever had! Definitely fresh and the staff is so, so nice. Prices are reasonable and portions are enough to take some home. We will definitely be going back next trip for sure!

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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 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?