C&O Cucina
C&O Cucina

C&O Cucina

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cocucina.com/
  • Phone: 3103017278x12
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Cesar Amilcar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Let C&O Cucina cater your next event. Our Catering Menu is available for viewing on our website at www.cocucina.com We also offer Take Out and Delivery and on-line ordering. Curbside pick-up.




    Noted below is information, as well as, suggestions that may assist you in deciding on your menu:



    - We recommend ordering 3-4 Killer Garlic Rolls per person based on the size of the rolls. They are approximately the size of a golf ball.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a number of areas that can accommodate large groups. Our Banquet Room, which is located upstairs, can seat a maximum of 90-100 guests. Our outdoor heated Patio can seat a maximum of 80-90 guests. We also have our Rat Pack Lounge, which is available on a “Private Basis” only during lunch hours which can seat a maximum of 35-45 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Jaime Candelas 3103017278x12
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour! Monday to Friday from 4pm-7pm!

    Sports on Plasma TV’s
    Relax in The Famous Rat Pack Lounge to the sounds of Frank, Dean and Sammy.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thatcher
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large parking lot, valet parking and ample street parking available. Curbside pick-up.
A word from C&O Cucina
A Venice-Marina locals favorite since its opening In 2003; only eight blocks from it's sister location C&O Trattoria. (A venice Beach landmark for over 20 years) This location spoils its guests with its regional Italian favorites and the addition of an enticing Grill Menu and Rat Pack Martini Bar; with it's signature cocktails and fine wine selection. An Intimate outdoor patio, valet parking and private banquet rooms are available for your special occasion.
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C&O Cucina reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (45)neighborhood gem (33)special occasion (31)kid-friendly (31)fit for foodies (20)great for lunch (18)romantic (15)great for outdoor dining (13)hot spot (10)notable wine list (8)great for brunch (8)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Yummy Food
    dinnerloveVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    All I wanted was the garlic rolls, but I got so much more! Delicious food. Great service. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Frankie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Always a great place for a fun evening and good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Ever since I've been introduced to C&O Cucina, I have been introducing my friends there and never a disappointment! Food is excellent and portions are huge! Garlic Knots are the best and addicting to eat! Best Tiramisu ever! Service is excellent and the ambiance and décor is charming! Love the Rat Pack feel to it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect every time
    thisisitVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    we are so happy and lucky to have C&O Cucina as our neighborhood restaurant. Food, Service and ambiance are always outstanding. And with the added bonus of reasonable prices, we keep coming back again and again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love C&O Cucina
    DebbieR0403
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We took my mom out to celebrate her 88th birthday this past weekend! She had never been to C&O Cucina before, and had a taste for lobster bisque. She does have an aversion to garlic, so sad to say she couldn't have any of the garlic knots (more for me - tee hee). Overall our group of 7 had a great time, we did come in the middle of the afternoon - so we could leisurely enjoy some extra family gossip/chit chat time. Our server was super sweet - a lovely lady from New York - she made our group feel very welcome! Thanks again C&O - we may see you again next Monday for my daughter's birthday !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MIKE
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    WE HAVE USED C & O'S FOR SEVERAL OCCASIONS LIKE LAST YEAR WHEN WE TOOK OVER THE WHOLE PATIO AREA FOR A 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY, AS ALWAYS THE FOOD WAS GREAT WITH THE BEST GARLIC "BOMBS" AND THE VERY FRIENDLY, HELPFUL WAIT STAFF. THIS YEAR FOR ANOTHER SPECIAL BIRTHDAY WE HAD ENRIQUE AS OUR WAITER WHO WAS MOST HELPFUL. AS ALWAYS THE FOOD WAS GREAT ONLY PROBLEM WE HAD WERE PARENTS WHO ALLOW THEIR CHILDREN TO RUN AROUND BANGING ON POTTED PLANTS AND WALLS.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast and great
    512damonVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Been here twice now, both times on a time crunch. This last time we were walking out the door less than 30 minutes after we sat down, completely satisfied, full and happy. Great service and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rushed service
    FelixR
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Why give a reservation for 10pm? We booked a table for 6, arrived early and by 10:05 we were told we had to order because the kitchen was closing. The food was bland and not very fresh. We could not even order desert, which was actually better due to the poor quality of the food. We actually left a note, but so far nobody has had the time to even acknowledge it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant surprise
    ghawk16VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We eat by the airport a few times a month. My kids wanted goof pd Italian food and we found a gem. Great service personality and food were amazing. The unlimited garlic bread rolls are fantastic
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always on our agenda...
    WalrusaraVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I discovered this place in 2009 and I've come back every time I'm in town. Last March, I brought my husband and now he insists that we go there at least once a trip - though we often end up here multiple times! The food is tasty - I've never had a bad dish and we're tried a lot of them! The service is friendly, the garlic knots are delish, and there's a parking lot on site. What more could you ask for? Love this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, nice prices
    wanney11
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    C&O has been a reliable find for dinner in W LA area. Family took me on first visit and I've taken friends since. Scores of pasta choices all well presented, plenty to enjoy. Salads and bread also wonderful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun and yummy
    terilynnVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My kids often choose C and O when we give them the option and we rarely deny them. The food is really good with something for everyone. It is reasonably priced and the garlic bread balls are amazing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • caro
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    So many people came by to ask how our experience was going, it was overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mindblowing
    luvfood
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food here was amazing! I've eaten at my fair share of restaurants and I'm usually satisfied but not amazed. But this place blew my mind! The food was to die for and the service was 5 star quality! I would drive all the way from San Diego to eat there if I had too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    JackOClubsVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Good hearty Italian food at a moderate price. Service is good, and the mini garlic bread they keep bringing is totally addictive...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Father's Day
    vonnie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my father to C&O 's Cucina for his 1st time on Fathers Day and he absolutely loved everything the food was so delicious and those endless garlic knots are so addictive OMG . I enjoyed the salmon and risotto served with scallops and shrimp soooo yummy and my brother had stuffed shrimp I forgot what it was called but he enjoyed it as well. Overall this is a great place for all occasions only 1 issue the server disappeared for a very long time however the manager assisted our party with no issues and gave my dad a free desert .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night at C&O
    GoKingsGo
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great friendly service always at C&O, and yummy pasta dishes. We had a large group celebration, and were taken great care by the staff. The restaurant is a great choice for groups - we had a wonderful and memorable night. Thanks C&O Trattoria!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3108377894
    Bettyel
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Great place to eat. Maitre De came over several time to make sure we were enjoying our dinner. Waiter introduced himself after we were seated and was very attentive all evening. The food was delicious and the unlimited little garlic rolls were outstanding. All in all I would recommend C&O Cucina very highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always DELICIOUS! a great value!
    MDRfoodie
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Everybody loves this restaurant. The food is delicious - really Italian and the portions are tremendous. The garlic knots are the most delicious treats - and they serve them for free with any meal. My favorite dish is the veal picatta, but all the pastas are great. This is a great place to bring guests from out of town or to celebrate a special occasion. And the service is always impeccable. I completely recommend this restaurant. The prices are excellent. Tremendous value. Excellent Chianti. Great desserts as well - the bread pudding is my favorite.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Ricki
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Went there to celebrate a birthday. So did about 15 other tables. Great place to celebrate. Best endless garlic rolls on the planet, and huge portions. The Caesar salad was basic, however the dressing was outstanding. All the pasta dishes were delicious. C&O is one of the only Italian restaurants in LA that makes a pasta dish with ricotta. It was amazing. The linguini with clam sauce, also amazing. And the desserts were deeeelicious. The bread pudding was some of the best I have ever eaten, and that also goes for the chocolate lava cake. Excellent! Excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best Italian restaurant
    GourmetHopper
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    After all these years, they are still the best Italian restaurant in town. I can't resist their bottomless garlic bread. Their portion is just right. The food taste good, service is great, and the atmosphere is perfect. One thing that imperfect is the parking. But, it won't discourage me for coming back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 117 reviews are from the C&O Cucina reviews archive.
  • GO HUNGRY!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The Garlic knots are out of this world, you can't stop eating them and they won't stop delivering them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WfromIrvine
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Food was excellent, the service great and the next time we are at LAX we'll stop in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid
    PowerfulEagle
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Never disappoints. Valet $4.50 4 dramatically different rooms, Outdoorsy but covered, Main room, Upstairs, & a room I haven't been in yet. Willy was a great and friendly server & they all write their name on the white table"cloth". Unlimited garlic knots which are usually fresh & tasty and can help you take home over half of your dish as take home! SCORE. The restaurant seemed to allow someone else to check in under my reservation, which was a birthday reservation, so we never did get acknowledged for the birthday, but the meal & service was so good, I didn't try to correct it either.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SFLocalVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great place to celebrate an event for a group. Staff was very attentive & food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To die for
    Mini
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food at C&O is amazing! The garlic knots are deadly, once you start eating them you can't stop. The service is good overall and the staff is attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best garlic rolls on earth
    titodestro
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It is one of the best Italian restaurants I've ever been to. There garlic balls (rolls) are seriously one of the best foods I've ever had. And the rest of their food is of the charts as well. So many delicious options that I can't run out of stuff to try. Great service as well. Very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service
    Linxbea
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This place is really busy but thank god i made reservations. The food was really good, the only complaint is the steak neong to salty. Ohhhh there killer garlic rolls Are incredible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    GlennVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This one of our favorite restaurants. Every time we come back the food is excellent and you can't stop eating those killer garlic bread
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent dining experience
    Bettyel
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I was with a party of 8. All of us enjoyed our dinners immensely. The food was delicious and the garlic rolls, which kept coming, were wonderful. Our waiter, Willy, was very attentive and had a good sense of humor. The manager came over and made us feel like special guests. We sat on an enclosed patio which provided us with an opportunity to talk and be heard. All this for very reasonable prices. We will definitely return in the future and will recommend C & O Cucina to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Garlic Knots
    NotEnoughGarlicKnotsVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Guys, you're gonna eat at least fifty of these all by yourself. It's not up for debate. Your brain will tell you that's a bad idea, your stomach will tell you it's not possible and your waiter/waitress will warn you that you should pace yourself because the food is also good and plentiful. But, you won't be able to help yourself. You will, like everyone else, wake up covered in garlic and butter, stomach filled to capacity, eyes glazed over with carbohydrate overload. But, it will all have been worth it because those garlic knots are bread + magic + love + conflicting feelings of guilt, joy and regret. But seriously, try to pace yourself because the rest of their food is quite good too.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Morris
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Went here for the first time and i was really happy. It has it all! Really, a cool cool place. We had a drink that was not to our satisfaction and the bartender adjusted the bill and reordered to our request with a smile and no issues at all. Excellent service. The food and menu are great! Certainly will return.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for a birthday
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I took my parents here for my dad's birthday and it was really nice. They both loved their food, while I thought mine was tasty but a little plain (I got the rigatoni tomato cream). The service was very good and our waiter was very attentive but not overly so. The only thing that was a little strange was that I had made a reservation but we were seated right near the entrance and the kitchen. I had hoped to be somewhere more quiet, but that still didn't take away from the overall good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK, nothing special
    Rose
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We really enjoyed our time here. The food was good, service was good. It wasn't bad but it also wasn't anything special.
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  • ask for chris to help you.......
    fivekids
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    the food was great ... it was our first time...we will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great neighborhood gem
    MojoVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    great food at reasonable prices this is a favorite go-to place for myself and my Santa Monica friends for years.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • C&O-a new family favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We were introduced to C&O by our college age son, after hearing about the "garlic balls" for the longest time. Yes, the garlic rolls, delivered fresh and hot every 10 minutes or so to your table, are delicious and lots of fun, but don't fill up on them--you want to have room to savor and enjoy the main dishes! I don't think I have ordered from the menu yet--the specials always sound so good, I end up with one of them. This time my seafood tortellinis were both unusual and very tasty, but the real winner was the filet of sole in an amazing butter and wine sauce that my husband shared with me. For those not into seafood, like our other son, one of the farfalle dishes with chicken from the regular menu was also wonderful. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annual birthday visit
    work2dine
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We've been coming here for years, originally for our birthdays, no for the kids (they're adults now). Always consistent with generous portions and a reasonable wine list. Service can be spotty depending on when you get seated. Regardless, it's a tradition and we'll go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Great Ambiance
    RickVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I have eaten here several times over the years and find this place consistent. The food is wonderful and ambiance is just the right amount of casual without being to much. The garlic knots are AMAZING and keep coming over and over again. The service was good and consistent. This is some place I like to take visitors and we have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • C&O Trattoria
    Lori
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Garlic knots are always amazing. Lasagna is always good. I had Gnocchi Bolonaise it was good but sauce seemed to taste different than last time I had it. Not as good as last time. Our friends ordered a seafood pasta and a vegetarian lasagna . I don't think the lasagna was what they were expecting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.