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“Good food and great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of C&O Trattoria

C&O Trattoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Venice
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.
Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good food and great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

Considering I have been to this restaurant twice, both times very jet-lagged, it has served to be better than satisfactory. The courtyard seating is lovely and the food is very homely with very large serving sizes. The pasta dishes and garlic breads were standouts. Also, very good for families.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Ashley K
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Jennnifer F, Manager at C&O Trattoria, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Ashley, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! I am glad that our pasta dishes and garlic knots have been good cures for jetlag. Hope to see you again soon! -Jenn
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Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Low-key, good food & prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

Only a block from the Venice Pier, this establishment definitely feels more like Venice Beach than its Marina del Rey address suggests. It is a casual spot with ample seating indoors and out. The hot garlic rolls that are delivered to your table as often as you like are yummy! The entrees seemed good quality for reasonable prices.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank TrishG87
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Jennnifer F, Manager at C&O Trattoria, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Trish, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We appreciate the great feedback and look forward to your next visit! -Jenn
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Northbrook, Illinois
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243 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Fun family Italian night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

We got a reservation for C & O in Venice Beach after reading reviews and checking out the location. The food was great-my kids & husband loved the garlic knots and the honor system with the house Chianti on the outdoor patio was appreciated! Our waiter, Paul was very attentive on a very busy Friday night, but it was the singing of Italian songs and the setting that made it fun and unique for our young adult kids. Go on the early side- by 7p.m. if possible, as the place fills up quickly too. We took a cab back to our Marina del Rey hotel & there are many waiting on the street to avoid parking issues for tourists. We recommend this place and loved the location so close to the beach to be able to walk to the Venice pier before dinner.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank kattriprevus
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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Awesome food. Good value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Please please go and eat here. Do make reservations. Place fills up fast and you might not get a seat. Parking is an issue at this place, but paid valet services are of course available.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Manoj1977
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Birmingham, Alabama
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“home cooking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Got in line behind Mel Brooks and family. Never hurts to be in line with someone famous. Got seated quickly. Specials were presented and I chose the pasta with seafood. WONDERFUL !!!!!!!! Service was good. Sat outside which was delightful. Since we couldn't see the outside world I sorta felt we might have been in a coastal Italian town. I would go back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank DTL0323
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Jennnifer F, Manager at C&O Trattoria, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time and seafood pasta. Can't wait for your return! -Jenn
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