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C&O Cucina

4.3
168 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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About

C&O Cucina is an Italian restaurant located in Marina del Ray, Los Angelos. Whether guests choose to sit in the main dining room full of old-fashioned photographs and paraphernalia, the lovely beach side outdoor patio or the Rat Pack Martini Lounge, they are sure to feel at home and relaxed. The choice of wine and martinis at the lounge is exceptional. As any true Italian ristorante should, C&O Cucina offers homemade pastas of all types include penne, spaghetti, fettucine, capellini, linguini, farfelle and rigatoni. All pastas can be ordered gluten-free as well. A wide range of steaks and fish are available fresh off the grill along with chicken dishes. Try one of the house specials, like the the shrimp ravioli with lobster cream sauce, Roma tomato and sweet basil. C&O Cucina offers takeaway and delivery service for all entrées.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Lunch

Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 301-7278 ext. 12
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cesar Amilcar
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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.
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Private party contact
Jaime Candelas: (310) 301-7278 ext. 12
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Thatcher
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Parking details
Large parking lot, valet parking and ample street parking available. Curbside pick-up.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
5.0
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on November 19, 2015

C & O's food is prepared well and in a reasonable time. You can always be sure of plenty of really good tasting dishes....regardless of how busy it gets...and this place does get very, very busy.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2015

always a great value for great food.....we've had most dishes one time or another....never disappointed

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2015

This place never disappoints. The food is always good. Tonight was the first time we sat in the bar and it was perfectly lovely. Our soup was amazing! And those garlic knots are just super fantastic. It keeps us coming back every time.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2015

Excellent food, good service, highly recommend C&O.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2015

We have eaten there a number of times and really like this restaurant. 7 out of 8 of us enjoyed our dinner. The 8th had eggplant parmesan and found the cheese to be a little bitter. The never ending servings of small crispy garlic rolls are delicious and quite unusual. Haven't found them anywhere else. I personally have never had a bad meal. Therir sauces are outstanding and my favorite entree is the veal Marseilles (sp?). The service is excellent and the prices are very reasonable. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2015

I was looking for a good, solid Italian restaurant for a client lunch and got it. The Italian cuisine was delicious and the prices were within reason. The service was unnoticeable, which is my definition of great service. All in all, a very pleasant introduction to an establishment I hope to visit again.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Great food, great service and the garlic rolls are to die for!!! YUUUUUUM!!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Especially for the service and garlic knots. Had a seven for Valentine's day. Only waited for 5 minutes. Very attentive. Love it!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

This is the spot to eat great food with great service!!! Would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2015

Food was great! Love this place. Definitely going back again. Need to try everything on the menu.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2014

They took our reservation for New Year's Eve and ABSOLUTELY could not seat us. Told us it's be a 20 min wait but there was a huge number of people in the same boat and a totally full house. We went back on open table and saw that they were CONTINUING TO ACCEPT RESERVATIONS for the upcoming 15-30 minutes, even though they were totally beyond capacity. We left, obviously.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2014

I love this place! Every time we have a friend from out of town we bring them here. And the garlic knots are their number 1 selling point. The servers are always nice and give great service. The food is yummy and the portions are large. I especially enjoyed it on New Years Eve. It was crowded and we were late to our reservation, the hostess was very calm and patient. Wonderful experience

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2014

Every year my good friend and I spend New Years at C& O enjoying the food, the ambiance, and of course the yummy garlic knots.
The friendly servers make it seem like we're honored guests at a special New Year's Eve party!!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2014

C & O delivers what it promises, as usual. There is no other restaurant in the area that can match the quality of their dishes relative to their prices.

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2.0Dined on November 14, 2014

The food was salty and the linguini with clams was a few fresh clams and the rest out of a can. The linguini was equally as bad. Would never go there again. my friends did not enjoy their food either. The bread and the wine was good but other than that, a poor example of an Italian restaurant.

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2014

A wonderful find for a group of coworkers and I. Finding good Italian food on the west coast is hard, especially in LA. This place is a true diamond in the rough given some other options. The homemade chianti that is served in low-ball glasses is spectacular.

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2014

Went by on Halloween night. Very festive, all employees in costume. Always cheap sides and good drinks. Servers aren't too pushy and service is prompt.

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2014

Service and food are consistently very good and prices are fair. Always enjoy the place. But, special note, it gets really loud at peak hours. We now go around 3 PM as it is much quieter. We have had groups (with birthdays) recently there and the service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2014

We can always count on C & O for a good meal at a reasonable price along with good service and a great attitude.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2014

was wonderful great food and service as always from greeter to service loved it and you have check out the bar and have those killer garlic rolls as
many as you can eat

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2014

and most likely wont be our last.
food was really good. nice size portions and the price was reasonable.
next time will try the fishermen's stew

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3.0Dined on September 28, 2014

C&O Cucina is a good choice for dependable food at reasonable prices. My group enjoyed minestrone soup, the green garden salad, penne & sausage, chicken marsala, as well as the gnocchi. Each item was tasty and the service was better than adequate. The dough balls that the restaurant serves when each party is seated were a real hit, and the bread plate was refilled quickly each time we emptied it.

C&O Cucina is very popular so reservations are suggested to avoid a wait. I wouldn't hesitate to return to this restaurant during a future visit to Marina del Rey.

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1.0Dined on September 26, 2014

We've loved C&O in the past and we were looking forward to this visit. In short the food is horrible now! The quality has significantly gone down. The pasta sauces tasted like they were from a can, no flavor at all. The gnocchi was rubbery and very bland. So disappointed in C&O and probably won't be back.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2014

food, service, host very good

Definitely a great find

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2014

All I wanted was the garlic rolls, but I got so much more! Delicious food. Great service. Love this place.

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2014

Cal always makes us feel welcome. Service is great..our table is always available ON TIME

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2014

Always a great place for a fun evening and good food.

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5.0Dined on August 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!

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5.0Dined on August 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.

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5.0Dined on August 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 !

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4.0Dined on August 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.

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5.0Dined on July 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!

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1.0Dined on July 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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5.0Dined on July 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

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5.0Dined on July 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!

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4.0Dined on July 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.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2014

I've been here a few times before but I wanted my date to experience what I did with my food and those garlic bread balls lol. They're delish. My date and I ordered the Chicken Marsala. I usually order this and it never disappoints. So I definitely recommend this to anyone. I'll be there again soon enough. I love the location of the C&O right by the water....like in walking distance of the sand and the water.

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4.0Dined on June 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.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2014

So many people came by to ask how our experience was going, it was overwhelming.

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5.0Dined on June 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!

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