Charlie's Trio Cafe

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$30 and under
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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.

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4.4
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vipMaria
Los Angeles
137 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPSmith
Los Angeles
235 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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swesley3116
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipMike
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPSmith
Los Angeles
235 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RobandV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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Sxylady
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMinnieTheMooch
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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!

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vipMaria
Los Angeles
137 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBella
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

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TimeforTea
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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downtownman
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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vipbigtom91380
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipPSmith
Los Angeles
235 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EBEBEB
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipPSmith
Los Angeles
235 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMaria
Los Angeles
137 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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coco
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipPSmith
Los Angeles
235 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine pasta and delicious specials. Great staff.

PS
vipPSmith
Los Angeles
235 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this Italian get away in Alhambra

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vipPSmith
Los Angeles
235 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipwooo
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2013
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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GabAd
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2013
Overall4food5service4ambience2

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.

FAQs

Charlie's Trio Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 284-4943.

Charlie's Trio Cafe is rated 4.3 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.