With their endless Killer
With their endless Killer Garlic Rolls, C&O's is truly a West LA gem. Great authentic Italian food that is affordable and comes out in humongous portions. Love everything on their menu, especially their Pollo Marsala.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like Trattoria, only better
This is more or less identical to C&O Trattoria but a little quieter and less hectic, and with a full bar. Also, Cucina takes reservations for groups smaller than 6, another plus. Our service was particularly great. The food is, as expected, the norm for C&O, which is good, excellent when you consider the price. Recommended.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, ambiance, and waiters
The food, ambiance, and waiters and waitresses are all exceptional. They are generous in ensuring you have a very memorable meal. The garlic rolls will spiral you into a garlic butter delicioso heavenly dream which you never want to return from. Take a pick, anything you choose will be delicious.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must do!
Excellent for all occasions. Great food, great staff, great environment for a small or large groups.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for small or large group
Good for small or large group for dinner. Generous portions so there are left overs for the next day. The rolls can't be beat and they just keep coming. The entrées were well prepared and tasty. The price point was excellent and the drinks are well priced. A very enjoyable experience.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
GEM OF A RESTAURANT
Hard to believe I never knew this restaurant existed. Loved it from the minute we walked in when the hostess greeted us warmly. Our waiter, Enrique, was personable, knowledgeable and very efficient. The small hot garlic rolls were served immediately, constantly refilled and were the perfect introduction to a delicious and reasonably priced meal. The menu included something for everyone. My chicken marsala was beautifully displayed and the sauce was exceptional. My only complaint was the piped in music was a little too loud and then a large party nearby was serenaded by a singer with a microphone for an extended time which made talking difficult for our party of 5. Would definitely recommend & return.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I enjoyed the food, the waitress,
I enjoyed the food, the waitress, the ambiance but did not like that the hostess lied about the parking valet could add my parking fee to my bill. When i told the valet what she said, he said they don't do that. My date paid for parking because i didn't have the cash. I could have walked to the ATM but didn't because of what the hostess told me.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I came here with my husband
I came here with my husband and parents to celebrate my husband's birthday. We immediately got our table. The service was prompt and the waiter was very friendly. There was a vast selection of items on the menu. The food was excellent. We had red velvet cake in the end for dessert. It was delicious.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been going here for a couple years now and u never get tired if the gargantuan size of pastas they offer which is great to share with another and plenty for leftovers.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our favorite westside haunt
Recently had the pleasure of having a late dinner at C&O with two former high school classmates and my partner. As always, food was great, service impeccable - and the staff graciously allowed us to continue the conversation as they worked to close.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My Favorite Restaurant
C & O always delivers a fine meal and great service.
The little garlic bread rolls are divine and plenty. They always keep the plate full of warm rolls. I love their chicken dishes. The chicken is stuffed with herbs under the skin that makes it so flavorful. They go the extra mile.
Also a fun place to be.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm going again!!
this restaurant is great!! except for them having me wait for 20 minutes everything else was perfect. I didn't expect 2 wait but it was mother's day. the service was superb from Enrique. the food was great, hot, good & filling. i say "go 4 it" if u r n the area!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my friend 2 celebrate her birthday and I was very impressed by the personal care i got. this restaurant is now n my favorite things
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly Service & Delicious Fare
C&O is always a good experience. I've always gone in groups and it seems to please everyone - drinks, appetizers and entrees.
I usually don't have room for dessert after the large portions and most often someone orders a dessert or two and we all share it.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is consistent but the
Food is consistent but the restaurant is kept very cold. Bring a sweater or jacket with you!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a great time! It was
I had a great time! It was my first time going to the restaurant but I had heard great things about it so I decided to give it a try. Food was delicious and SUPER reasonable and my date loved it. So thumbs up. I will definitely return.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always dependable, Always good!
C&O Cucina never disappoints; the food and service are excellent and the prices are very reasonable.It's one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants in the Marina.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
this place is my fav
Love this place been here many times before and always was great service. Sadly my last time on Saturday wasn't the best but one Te out of 8+? Isn't bad. I can't complain love the garlic knots.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family celebration for my 18 year old daughter. From the moment we stepped into the restaurant we felt the welcoming friendliness of the staff, Enrique our waiter could not have been more accomodating, helpful, & professional, even speaking spanish to my parents making them feel comfortable and giving us his take on some of the menu items. The selections on the menu had great descriptions and all sounded extremely enticing, the garlic balls were to die for, and the calamari we had as an appetizer was one of the best we've ever had) We were served surprisingly quickly from the time we ordered, the food temperature was perfect, the staff is attentive but not overbearing, Absolutely a mangifiscent experience. Can't wait to go back!
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Italian Food
Enjoyed our meal. The garlic rolls are incredible. We had the pineapple sorbet for dessert and it was excellent. Looking forward to dining there again. Truly a neighborhood dining experience.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place
This is our go-to place when dining in this area, it is where we take all of our out-of-town guests to dine. We love the atmosphere, the food is priced reasonably for the large portions they give (I have not been able to finish a plate there). Let's now talk about their garlic breads!!!! They bring them warm to the table and they are simply the best, could not stop talking about those breads!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
One of the best Italian Restaurants in Los Angeles. It is a must.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made an appointment on the internet, arrived at appointment time, was seated within five minutes of arriving. Service was prompt, waitress was nice, food presentable. Got a couple of helping of their great garlic bread rolls (free with the meal), and they hit the spot.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm, Friendly and Filling!
This neighborhood restaurant has been one of our favorites, since we moved to the Marina seven years ago. We eat here 2-3 times a month and it always delivers. The food is excellent and the salads and main courses are so large they can easily be shared. The wait staff is outstanding and very, very helpful. And, the prices are oh so reasonable.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for a bunch of people
The food was good, a LOT of sauce and probably a little too salty on a few of the dishes, but it was a good night out for a bunch of us (10 people).
I thought the house 'table wine' incredibly expensive for what it was - cheap plonk. That surprised me - $50 for a magnum size (1.5 bottles or so), for that price the red could have tasted a little better.
The garlic balls are always amazing there, but watch out you don't fill up on them before dinner arrives.
The waiters no longer sing, which was a bit of a shame, but they do sing happy birthday to whomever has a birthday that day/night.
I'd go back again, with a bunch of people, and I'd request an outside table, where it'd be a little less noisy :)
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good Italian food!
Our party of 4 enjoyed our meal and the waitress was very friendly. We were happy that we had made a reservation because the wait without one was quite long! Love the garlic rolls, even while you're waiting for your table. :-)
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out for a family birthday dinner
We enjoyed being able to make our reservation online. It worked very well.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first time at C&O
I chose to sit in the patio area, and other than the music (lovely old track Italian singers - Sinatra et al) being a little loud, it was pleasant and wonderful. My companion got lost so I sat and waited for her for 30 minutes, during which time the waiters were attentive, brought me those incredibly delicious garlic rolls, but didn't bother me too much. I had a marvelous sautéed sole, which they were kind enough to make without shrimp (to which I'm allergic), and they even provided (at my request) delicious gluten-free pasta. (Usually the words "delicious" and "gluten free" do not go together.) Portions were generous. We were left alone as long as we wanted after the meal.
I wish valet parking were a little less expensive.
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food but not good acoustics!
We love this place and brought a friend here on a Friday night. The food was very nice, as always, but the sound level made it difficult for us to hear one another.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place For Everything
Had a great time here. Service was great, staff was very attentive (but wasn't annoying at all) and the food was amazing. And yes, everything they said about the garlic knots were true. It's addicting. Would definitely bring a big group here next time.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to this place about four times. I live in Riverside and whenever I make it down to Marina del Rey, this restaurant is a must for me. As usual it was FANTASTIC!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never get tired of c&o
I come here just about once a month. I love Italian and I love c&is Italian food and garlic knots. Prices are very fair and overall good food.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Family Restaurant
We have been going to C&O Trattoria for years, but this was our first time at the Cucina down the street. After our great experience, we will definitely be repeat customers. Valet parking was so much easier than parking at Venice beach parking lot. The best part is that C&O Cucina takes reservations while the C&O Trattoria does not. If you have a big group and are planning to go on a weekend night, the Cucina is the way to go. There is the same great pasta dishes and also, an additional meat grill. Also, the full bar is great. Great for groups and great for families with young and older kids!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
More intimate C&O
This location takes reservations and it's less packed than her sister location. This is good if you want some peace and quiet while enjoying the small bread rolls and your main course meal. The staff is friendly and attentive. Good experience
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great food.
The food was great!!! The service is fantastic . Three managers came by to see how how meal was going. The garlic knots are incredible. We had gnocchi, lasagna, shrimp ravioli, and spaghetti and meatballs . All were very good. Great meat sauce on the gnocchi. Everyone enjoyed their food. The waiter was very attentive and came by often. Service was also pretty quick as far as the food service goes. We enjoyed our dinner and our out of town guest did too.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hearty Italian Dishes
We had originally wanted to go to C&O Trattoria (we love sitting outside), but couldn't get a reservation. Decided to go to the Cucina, instead. I think it's the same (or very similar) menu as the Trattoria in a slightly more subdued setting and the dining is all indoors. They serve the same Garlic Knots as the Trattoria does (yum) and, of course, I ate about 100 of them. I had the chicken rosemary ravioli in a tomato cream sauce and it was excellent. My stepdaughter had the 4-cheese ravioli with pesto sauce. I always love C&O's pesto...tasty! We also had the white bean soup which I thought was excellent. Definitely a good alternative if you can't get into the Trattoria.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Service
The food was amazing and the service was on point. Also, there bread rolls are amazing, they walk around offering endless amounts of them and are very great at refilling beverages, etc. Great night, especially to celebrate a birthday.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Addictive Garlic Knots
I went there for lunch, and introduced my friend to C&O.
She just moved to MDR, and she has now thanked me for introducing her to this gem!
We went for lunch, it is an expensive lunch, but I don't eat dinner after going to a late lunch at C&O.
The portions of pasta are HUGE!!
The veal piccata (my fav) comes with plenty of tender veal, it melts in your mouth... I try to try other things, I really do...
But the Veal Piccata just calls me....
The other dishes my guests have had the other 4 times I have been to either Trattoria or Cucina have made my guests very happy as well.
Never a dissatisfied face at the table!!
I live in Orange County, and am always looking for a reason to come back to Marina Del Rey, and C&O!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun night celebrating our daughters 20th bday with her college friends. Great food & great service!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
C&O Cucina never disappoints. I had the fillet medallions and my date had the veal parm. We split a ceaser salad. Both of us were very pleased with our meals and the service.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here with the family to celebrate my graduation. It was fun, the food amazing, cannot wait to find an excuse to drive back up there!
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Oh, Garlic Knots!
C&O offers a huge menu of reasonably priced Italian cuisine with something for everyone. Food is consistently hot, fresh & delicious. Service always pleasant, friendly and enthusiastic. Great team work observed amongst the staff. The world - famous garlic knots never stop ccoming to your table, so be careful not to fill up on them. Overall, an enjoyable experience.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oh the Bread Rolls
The restaurant manager's hospitality is amazing here. Every time we go in, he is very accommodating and super friendly. The read rolls they serve before meals is like crack, you can eat about 10 of those. The food portions are large, good enough for two people to share or take home. Anything with lobster sauce is sooo good. Cioppino is pretty amazing. I definitely recommend this place for good Italian dinner however it does get busy on the weekend.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun, family style service
Fun, family style service with good food. Valet parking is easy. Seafood is fresh. Salad is packed with topping. Reasonable prices.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I wanted the perfect restaurant for my perfect date night and C&O Cucina was definitely it. I've been before with friends and that was amazing but it makes for the perfect date. With their perfect menu, perfect drinks, perfect table featuring perfect service I couldn't have been more satisfied.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Last Minute Decision
It was my first visit to Marina Del Rey and I wanted to find some place to eat that was not a chain restaurant, that had excellent local appeal and delicious food. After reading the reviews on yelp and tripadvisor I decided to try C&O Cunina. Am I glad I did!
The food was delicious, the service impeccable, the atmosphere was very inviting. I would most definitely visit again.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great As Always
A family favorite. We enjoyed our dinner & spending time with family. A go to restaurant for us. Lovely.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner at C & O Cucina
I took my family for dinner to celebrate my brother's birthday. They had our table ready, the server was friendly, and the food was delicious. Good portion and inexpensive. I definitely recommend thus restaurant for any occasion.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good with kids and big portion
I took 2years old and they provided,crayon and kids can draw pictures on paper on table. That entertained my toddler and food were very good and large portion that shareable! Love this place! Valet parking is $4.75 and cash only! So don't forget cash.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, large servings,
Good food, large servings, good restaurant for a fun, relaxed meal.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM