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.
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.
always a great value for great food.....we've had most dishes one time or another....never disappointed
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.
Excellent food, good service, highly recommend C&O.
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.
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.
Great food, great service and the garlic rolls are to die for!!! YUUUUUUM!!
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!
This is the spot to eat great food with great service!!! Would definitely come back.
Food was great! Love this place. Definitely going back again. Need to try everything on the menu.
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.
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
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We can always count on C & O for a good meal at a reasonable price along with good service and a great attitude.
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
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
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.
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.
food, service, host very good
Definitely a great find
All I wanted was the garlic rolls, but I got so much more! Delicious food. Great service. Love this place.
Cal always makes us feel welcome. Service is great..our table is always available ON TIME
Always a great place for a fun evening and good food.
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!
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.
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 !
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
So many people came by to ask how our experience was going, it was overwhelming.
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!