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C&O Cucina
C&O Cucina

C&O Cucina Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cocucina.com
  • Phone: (310) 301-7278 x12
  • 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: Italian, Seafood, 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 (310) 301-7278 x12
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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 !"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "So many people came by to ask how our experience was going, it was overwhelming."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Good hearty Italian food at a moderate price. Service is good, and the mini garlic bread they keep bringing is totally addictive..."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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 ."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The Garlic knots are out of this world, you can't stop eating them and they won't stop delivering them."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was excellent, the service great and the next time we are at LAX we'll stop in."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great place to celebrate an event for a group. Staff was very attentive & food was delicious! "
    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. "
    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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our time here. The food was good, service was good. It wasn't bad but it also wasn't anything special."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "the food was great ... it was our first time...we will be back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "great food at reasonable prices this is a favorite go-to place for myself and my Santa Monica friends for years."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I went here with my family the night before running the LA marathon to stuff UOmy face with carbs. The garlic knots (free! all you can eat!) are by far one of my favorite things ever. I've been here several times and the food has always been good; portions are big and prices are fair. Service was fast and friendly. Will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "A fabulous neighborhood Gem!!! Excellent service & delicious food. Great for parties, groups with or without kids. Romantic seating and intimate dining for couples looking for the night out as well. Large portions, great to enjoy the next day as a 2nd meal. Excellent house wine and killer garlic rolls!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great food and great service. Our waiter, Patrick, was very knowledgable and friendly. Double thumbs up to him"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The cioppino I had for lunch was hearty, traditional, and generous in both the size of the bowl and the amount of fresh frutti di mare to be found in the spicy broth. Excellent!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014