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C&O Trattoria
C&O Trattoria

C&O Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cotrattoria.com
  • Phone: (310) 823-9491
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm.
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm.
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 1:45pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Executive Chef: Mateo Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please go to www.cotrattoria.com to review our catering menu and our in-house family style party packages for groups of 15 or more.
    You may also contact our catering manager at:
    (310) 823-9491
  • Entertainment: Nightly Sing Alongs

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pacific Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street, Parking Lot & Valet Parking after 6:00pm
A word from C&O Trattoria
Great Regional Italian food, warm, friendly service, gargantuan portions, and unbelievably low prices make C&O a favorite of locals and first time visitors alike! C&O Trattoria was voted Best Italian Restaurant in the LA West Side by an Argonaut voters pole and best place for a first date by AOL City Search.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Unable to get thru on phone to make reservation but was successful using Open Table. We were seated at our reservation time and promptly served their famous bread dots! Never felt rushed to eat and leave and were in and out in about an hour. Staff very friendly and courteous. I will go again!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed our time at C & O. Excellent food and fun outdoor atmosphere. Casual, very close to the beach, and a very friendly waiter. The garlic knots are delicious-addicting and worth every calorie."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food is varied and very good, but the garlic rolls are absolutely the best! Love the experience. It's not a place to carry on a private conversation with the tables close to each other, but it's a fun place for a good dinner. They honored the reservation as soon as we got there even though it was a busy time -- and that was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had the best service. The food was good and quite reasonable - located in a fun area near the beach."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "food and service was fine, evening serviced its purpose to feed a young family and relax no complaints. would go there again with children.."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "we had a 5 hour lay over at LAX - this was the perfect spot to head out prior to taking a red-eye. My wife and 3 daughters - 6, 10, 11 - had a great time, it was fun, close to the Venice Pier - and we had no issue getting back to LAX - used Uber which was quite effective as well. Awesome meal, great atmosphere and friendly wait staff."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "First time here w the family to celebrate a birthday and everything was great! The garlic rolls kept coming, the waiters were nice when we asked for more dipping sauce, more water, more rolls, etc. I had the chicken piccata and it was delicious, perfect zeSt and perfect amount of veggies and pasta. I ate the entire dish! ;) The singing of that's amore, was the perfect touch to the entire experience! Will def be back!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Family favorite for birthdays and other get togethers. Sat outside in the patio area. A bit noisy. Service was friendly and prompt. Food was good as always. Often get the fish special. This time was Salmon with Shrimp Scampi on top with orzo. Beautifully moist salmon seasoned nicely. Did not disappoint. My son's love the Spaghetti Bolognese and the Chicken Alfredo. Both came with enough sauce this time. Husband got the Shrimp Papadella with lobster flavored sauce--he loved it. Could really taste the lobster in the sauce! And of course there are The Garlic-Herb Rolls. How can you beat those fresh, flavorful bits of heaven in Venice?!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It was amazing, we went for a walk on the beach then had the most awesome food. The servers were so much fun, but they don't sing anymore :(."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This place is amazing! It is in a cute area, very popular so be sure to put in a reservation and make sure your whole group is there bc they won't seat you if everyone isn't there. Food was DIVINE. One of the best meals I've had in a long time!! Endless garlic rolls, they kept coming and coming! I had the chicken fettucine alfredo, added mushrooms and broccoli. SO good! Portions are generous, I couldn't finish mine but took home leftovers of course! Waiter was energetic and friendly. Reasonable prices, and lots of choices for the family. Def. recommend! Will be going back many times!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great service from our server, Paul. Best to come by 11:45 am for weekend lunch. Parking is $15 in the beach lot or if you're lucky, street metered parking."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food is extremely good, it's italian food, can't go wrong but they accomplish it in a very good manner! That being said on weekend evenings the place is so crowded you get up to 30min wait without a reservation. And as they try to maximize the rentability of the place, you end up in a corner on a tiny garden table with nobody to give you water during 15min. Once the first fork is in your mouth you stop being grumpy and enjoy your evening!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We originally made Saturday lunch reservations for C&O Cucina which is also located on Washington close to the beach but ended up at C&O Trattoria, 1 mile inland which was much easier to get to because the traffic at the beach was just horrible and they had a vallet parking lot. Anyway, we enjoyed the family style/size dishes of eggplant lasagna, seafood linguine and the antipasto salad. Cocktails were great too."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "While the food was fantastic as usual, we sat for the first time out on the patio. The server constantly forgot about us due to us being separate from her normal tables inside. Very frustrating getting more water or bread or even our check."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have been to C&O Cucina several blocks away from the beach several times, but had out of town visitors so wanted to be close to the beach this time. Somehow I had the impression that C&O Trattoria was a fancier place...but I forgot we were talking about Venice Beach. Parking was dicey since it was before valet service started at 6 p.m. It was fantastic to walk out on the Venice Pier before going into the restaurant. The Trattoria is anything but fancy--very funky, but we were able to be seated in the patio which was perfect with out of towners. The menu is essentially the same enormous one as at Cucina, with the dilemma being what to choose. Food was tasty as always--turned out to be just the right thing for these visitors."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We arrived earlier then our reservation time. They sat people they had just arrived before us and were tell them it will be 15 mins we waited 45 mins. We I brought it to their attention they sat us right away but it was in a cramped table where I had to ask some jerk to move his chair before I could even sit down. I kept getting hit by the guy and everyone in his party we they left. We also sat by an annoying couple that kept taking videos and pictures with the flash on they kept shinning it in our face. The music was so loud you couldn't have a conversation and had to try and talk over the people sitting basically in you lap."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is the second time I've come here and this time was better than the first. The bread is indescribably delicious. The food is orgasmic. The service is on point. Dining here isn't a choice. It's a requirement."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was our first time at C&O and we loved it! We went there the night before we left for Italy and the food rivals food we had in Italy! They were great too our doggies and kids, too!,,"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We like this restaurant when we can sit out on the patio. The staff at the hostess kiosk is nice and the manager is nice (when you deal with people on the phone, they are not). The food is good and the ambience is wonderful, if you are outside on the patio. The only thing is, whenever we go there we get hit on the head a lot by waiters passing by. Once I got hit really hard with a tray, sometimes it's just a bump. And, once you are seated, it's hard to get their attention. They are happy to bring wine, but water? That took a long time. But we will go back when we can sit outside and experience their best asset: that outdoor patio."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I love this place usually, however, Father's Day 2014 was disappointing. I'm almost certain portion size has been reduced. It is simply too expensive for the size offered. It's now not as easy to forgive the loudness, crowdedness, and long, long line for the restroom. It'll be quite a while before we return. It's too bad, because I really do like the food."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed everything. Father's Day lunch, the place was packed. Had a reservation and was seated promptly. Food/service was great!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The atmosphere is a lot of fun and you are well fed. The portions are huge and good (not great). Wonderful family and celebration restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "You walk through a doorway as if you are going inside a restaurant, but it is actually an open patio between the buildings. You are immediately served their famous garlic rolls that keep being refilled all night-so save room for your meal. All the Italian dishes look amazing so if is difficult to chose just one. The Farfalle Genovese with chicken, sun dried tomato and asparagus in a pesto cream sauce was excellent as was the Pappardelle Pasta with Boneless Beef Short Ribs. We didn't have room for dessert but they looked very delightful as they were enjoyed around us. Our waitress Leslie, was delightful and always very attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Every time we go to C & O Trattoria we have a fun time with the added benefit of fantastic pasta! The service is outstanding, we never had to wait for the extras we always seem to request. The ambiance is very family friendly, but could also be a romantic place to enjoy time with a loved one."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The nearby Venice Canals brought me back to Italy... And C&O Trattoria brought me back to Bologna after having eaten their Spaghetti Bolognese.... With the yummy garlic rolls, of course! I gobbled down about 10 of them... This great restaurant did not let me down! The food was delicious, the portions big, the service attentive, the location perfect, and the ambiance charming! After having strolled through the canals, I was hungry for Italian food, and C&O Trattoria fed me well. Little did they know that was my first time in Venice. C&O Trattoria sure knows how to make great first impressions! Molto grazie!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I will definitely be seeking out this gem again the next time I'm in LA. Awesome service and fantastic food. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This place serves some good pasta, ravioli and salads. Their wines are good too. All of this with reasonable prices. Parking can be difficult though, but there is a valet service for $7."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "A group of friends (8 of us) went for early dinner. we got there one hour early and they gladly accommodated. the food was very tasty and arrived very quickly. our waitress Amanda was very attentive, funny and we all are happy for her attention to our group. we will definitely return. Thank you Amanda - sorry for asking you too many questions. all of them were answered with a smile and patience."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "C and O provides a vibrant atmosphere with outdoor seating, singing waiters and fabulous food and drinks. The portions are huge, and the garlic rolls are fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Love this place, every time. Two huge to go bowls of spaghetti bolognese please!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Friend referred us to c & o, it was great, food was amazing, and if you have the pleasure of having Clayton as your server you're in for a real treat. He made the whole dining experience that much better."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for a Friday night date. The food was outstanding, and the honor system wine bar, a nice touch. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Despite the fact that my party was 30 minutes late for our reservation (due to a collage graduation), the hostess was accommodating and we didn't have a long wait time to get seated. Our server was very attentive as well as the other wait staff. The BEST unending garlic roll appetizers ever! Our pasta entrees were very tasty and plentiful. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I always enjoy dining here. Sitting outside is very preferred. They do not sing as frequently as they did in the past. That would be disappointing for me as "That's Amore" singalong is a treat. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I have eaten at C&O many times over the years and always enjoyed the food. However, this Mother's Day brunch meal was uninspired; it felt like a Denny's take on Italian food. I will have to think twice before returning."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My staff chose to go here for the end-of-the-year lunch - they love the garlic rolls. There was nothing special about the place - our server totally confused the delivery of our order. He also reached right in front of one of my colleagues in order to grab my glass to give me water. Kinda rude. Sometimes it's necessary to do, but this was not one of those times. I ordered the Tilapia special but was really not impressed with it - I wish I had stuck with one of their salads like my employees did - they enjoyed theirs much more than I enjoyed mine."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Amazing food and service! Love this place. Been coming back ever since I found it"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "When I visit California, if I am within an hour of this place, I must visit. Food is great, ambiance is great, servers are fun. They will tell you up front that the garlic knots are addictive - they are not kidding... and they never stop coming. :) Try it - you won't be sorry."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "They had no record of our reservation I had to show it on my cell phone then they seated us"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The food was amazing. Crab cake Benedict and Frenxh toast all made to order."
    Dined on 5/3/2014