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About Charlie's Trio Cafe

Situated in Alhambra, Charlie’s Trio Cafe crafts homemade Italian cuisine with a rustic touch. It is family-owned and offers a warm and casual atmosphere that's ideal for dining out. Tasty starters like fried oysters topped with a tangy rémoulade or risotto croquettes stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella are on the menu. Charlie’s Trio Cafe features house specialties that include such dishes as spicy shrimp diavolo, as well as the smoked salmon served over pappardelle pasta. This restaurant also makes a delectable array of hand-crafted pizzas and calzones.

Charlie’s Trio Cafe offers drinks with meals such as wine by the bottle or glass and beer from the tap. It also provides take-out services and catering for private functions.

47 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Californian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
First St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 284-4943

Website:
http://www.charliestriocafe.com/

Catering:
We do offer a full catering menu for small and large groups. The catering menu is viewable on our website at http://charliestriocatering.com/.
We do deliver catering orders over $100 depending on the availability of a driver. Delivery fee is determined by distance from the restaurant.

Parking Details:
Directly behind us is a valet only parking lot at night. We do validate. Valet parking is $2 with validation. During lunch time parking is free. On first street north of Main St. on the West side of the street there is another night time valet parking lot. We do validate. On first street one block south of Main St. there is a free parking structure. All along First. St. there is free street parking with a 2 hour limit.

Executive Chef:
James Boyle

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Mondays & Tuesdays: 1/2 off all wine bottles
$20 select wine list Wednesday through Sunday.
HAPPY HOUR: 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. Monday through Friday.
LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR: 9 P.M. to 11 P.M.
FRIDAY: Release new weekly dinner specials.

Charlie's Trio Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (33)
Good for Groups (21)
Kid-friendly (20)
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Great for Lunch (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Late-night Find (8)
Romantic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Notable Wine List (2)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2014

The food is delicious. The staff is courteous and provide excellent customer service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2014

Authentic Italian! The Cazones, excellent. The staff is very attentive, and the new decor and removal of carpet and reconfiguration of the restaurant is GREAT!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2014

Came here for a friend's birthday - complementary tiramisu! Tasty food too!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2014

Had a fantastic time there. Parking was very convenient and the food was fantastic. They had a half off wine special and I had the stella. The restaurant is one I will be coming back to dine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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food4
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 11, 2014

It is to die for. Super flavorful. The service is excellent and the new decor and fresh look is very nice!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2014

Great Italian fare, and friendly staff. Good prices and always FRESH ingredients!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2014

We had a reservation but arrived early and were still seated without waiting. Waitress was attentive and food was delicious with short wait.
Heirloom tomato salad is amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 2, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious, the ambiance was energetic yet still fun not too loud and still romantic. Service was great. Music was good. Drinks were good.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2014

I have been eating at Charlie's Trio for 20 years. I have split my time between the original on Huntington Drive and the newer cafe on Main. The main reason I keep coming back is because of my favorite waiter Ross (Rosendo) who has gotten to me and my tastes. He is always attentive and happy. He knows me so well I don't even have to look at the menu. While I don't go out often because of finances when I do it is here and I feel like a queen!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 6, 2014

Charlie's Trio is my favorite local Italian restaurant. The food is delicious. The staff are extremely friendly and caring. My favorite local restaurant on a Friday night.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 17, 2014

If you like straight ahead food cooked well then this is the place for you. Nothing surprised but the salad was overdressed, even after requesting light dressing. It was quiet so event though busy you could carry on a normal level conversation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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food3
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 25, 2014

Our hostess, waiter and waitress made our dining experience fabulous.
Delicious food, wonderful staff so we had a great time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Went here for Valentine's Day, is not the fanciest of places but the food speaks for itself. Very satisfied and economical place to dine.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2014

great spot for a first date or any other times
good menu
great service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2013

One of my favorite spots in Alhambra!!! GREAT Italian entrees and always inventive!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2013

Came highly recommended. Didn't disappoint. Would definitely return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2013

Love their Broasted chicken. And Marsala chicken. Great pasta!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2013

Charlie's Trio is one of Alhambra's best neighborhood restaurants. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is friendly. The staff is always personable and hospitable. I have been coming here for over 14 years!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2013

Charlie's Trio Cafe is a great family cozy cafe to eat at. The butter squash ravioli was excellent and crab pasta dish was excellent. The service was excellent and the manager even came to say hi and chatted a bit with us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2013

Fine pasta and delicious specials. Great staff.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2013

Love this Italian get away in Alhambra

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 12, 2013

GREAT local eatery in Alhambra!!! GREAT Italian!!! and a fine staff!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2013

Pretty regular here, and found a new menu! Many of the same, but lots new - Seems like it about as same to me. Service was a little off this time though. Seemed like they might of been a little short that evening.

Food? Good as ever. Decent portions for the cost - very comfortable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2013

The food was great but the restaurant itself needs a makeover. Not a place if you want a romantic dinner. This is more of a casual restaurant with quality food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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