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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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11:30 am - 11:00 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: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 201
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  • 110
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 11
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  • 5
    Terrible
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
Great value and great service

As others have noted, this restaurant gives you just what they promise. Not quite family style but close. Very friendly and efficient service from the person who greeted us to the invitation to return real soon. While we love wine, don't come here for the wine list. Get into the mood and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
RGT6416
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Palm Desert, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Palm Desert, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As others have noted, this restaurant gives you just what they promise. Not quite family style but close. Very friendly and efficient service from the person who greeted us to the invitation to return real soon. While we love wine, don't come here for the wine list. Get into the mood and drink the house wine in water glasses, (the... More 

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Salvador, BA
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88 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We ordered a shrimp Alfredo fettuccine for two and it cost $23 which was great! Garlic bread served is very good also. It did not get 5-star because the wise is served in a regular glass, not a traditional wine glass - it really bothers me... They explained that they serve to so many people and it would be hard... More 

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Vacaville, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I ate here about ten years ago and loved. I am happy to report it is still as great as ever. Sat in the Patio area and we munched on the garlic rolls.! They can be a meal in themselves, they are so good and they serve them hot and keep 'em coming.Had the calamari appetizer. It was great. The... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Amazing food, decent prices. The staff was a little bit short-handed, but they handled it very well and with courteous cheer.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

THE BEST PASTA I HAVE EVER HAD! and that is not an exaggeration, we were in Venice Beach for 5 nights and we ate at C&O Trattoria for the last 3 nights, once we discovered it there was no turning back. Each visit was just as delicious as the last and we could not be more impressed. At 8pm every... More 

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Vermont
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Bring your family and friends, pass the bowls around, enjoy your food! Plates of tasty garlic knots are kept loaded by a pleasant staff for the duration of your meal and Mondays mean half price bottles of wine! Our party of 8 (6 adults, two kids) was more than full after three main dishes (passed around in bowls) and a... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The garlic knots are so delicious! They bring them warm to your table throughout the meal, all you can eat. Went here with a group of friends. The food is really good, and not too expensive. Expect casual and easy food. This isn't anything gourmet or mind blowing, but just good and filling. The serving size is pretty big, so... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Great Italian food, garlic bread rolls to die for-not a bad item on the menu. This place is steps to the beach and is hopping all night. The open air atmosphere is great! Love it!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

So...read great reviews on yelp, and decided to give it a shot. It's not ny Italian food. It's not even as good as basic Italian restauarants. Yes, the garlic knits are great. But....that was the highlight. Cesar salad was honestly a dissapointment. No real crisp fresh flavor and the dressing tasted like it was bottle, not fresh. I had the... More 

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Florida
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216 reviews 216 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I recently dined here with some business associates. It is an informal atmosphere, so dress down. Given the location right off of Venice Beach, my expectations were not that high. Boy, was I surprised. Great place. Excellent food. Wait staff was young but eager to please. Shrimp ravioli appetizers were popular at our table. I had a veal dish which... 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 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?