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C&O Trattoria - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
232 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Self-proclaimed as the happiest place on Earth, C&O Trattoria offers Italian cuisine with a rich atmosphere and unique décor. The restaurant prides itself on its unique ability to stand out in a city known for exclusive and unique venues. C&O Trattoria's honor roll wine costs just $5.95 a glass, and patrons are free to serve themselves. In the cool winter months, guests can still enjoy breakfast on the heated patio during the weekends. C&O Trattoria's claims no one can eat just one of its famed killer garlic rolls. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and until 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm. Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm. Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 1:45pm.

  • Phone number

    (310) 823-9491

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mateo Hernandez

  • Catering

    Please go to www.cotrattoria.com to review our catering menu and our in-house family style party packages for groups of 15 or more. <br />You may also contact our catering manager at:<br />(310) 823-9491

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Cross street

    Pacific Ave.

  • Parking details

    Street, Parking Lot & Valet Parking after 6:00pm

  • Entertainment

    Nightly Sing Alongs

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 232 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2016

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Tried to cancel the reservation online but the site would not let me. I have eaten here many time and loved both the food and vibe.
  2. GO

    GilbertO

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious as always. Killer garlic rolls were in abundance and the patio was pleasant.
  3. B

    Bear

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place remembers that customers come first. The food is good solid Italiano but the service from host to bar to wait staff is fabulous and not often encountered here in LA. Perfect place to begin or end a walking tour of the Venice canals around the holidays.
  4. DD

    DazedforDayz09

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I literally have moments when I crave C&O's ! The food is always delicious and the portions are huge ! The best thing ever are the unlimited garlic knots !
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been a long time since I ate at this location, I usually prefer the one closer to Lincoln Blvd because of the parking situation. Food was awesome. Service was great. Very pleased.
  6. 5

    5stars

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate here 2 nights in a row .. Both nights On the padio and the service and food were better than expected as always. WILL be back anytime I'm in la.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I has been here 11 years ago, and remembered how great my experience had been. This time was even better than I remembered! It couldn't have been better ... The night was absolutely perfect!
  8. R

    Raquel

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Not much to complain about... It's a great place all around. Just wish service wasn't soooo efficient. Would like to freely linger longer! Otherwise wonderful. Will frequent often.
  9. J

    Jody

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service -- and the food is great! We had a broad variety of food ordered in our group and everyone was pleased. The ambiance was really nice for an evening meal with business guests.
  10. CO

    CandOMyGod

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, BOUNTIFUL portions, friendly staff. Love eating on the outdoor piazza. Feels like you're in Italy. And OH THOSE GARLIC ROLLS; they keep refilling them food you! Then around 8P, the singalong starts. The whole restaurant is filled with the sound of Dean Martin singing, "Amore." The entire staff begins singing and toasting the customers. What fun! From food, to portions, to ambience to fun, the C&O hits a home run; especially for a special occasion or entertaining out of town guests. I had my 50th birthday party on the piazza with about 75 guests back in 2002 and it's as good now as it was back then!
  11. BN

    BobN

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Do go there for ambiance/atmosphere. The food is well done and the garlic knots are terrific....you can't eat just one
  12. F

    Foodisgood

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! This was my second visit in one week :) Our server jordi was wonderful. Everyone that works there is so kind and happy. The food is as good as the service! Always my go to for a guaranteed great dining experience
  13. HM

    HonestlyMe

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always great, and the complimentary garlic rolls are addictive. The generously sized portions mean you will likely take a "to go" container. If you're feeling generous when you leave, take note that a common occurrence in the Venice Beach area is to leave your "to go" food with the less fortunate who are a short walk away. Go to C & O's!
  14. b

    batman9701

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2015

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! However, it seems like portions have become smaller. We got the Pappardelle Pasta with Boneless Beef Short Ribs. Also, garlic knots didn't come around as often as I remember. The garlic knots are the reason to go to C&O! I will try again, I'm hoping the experience will be better.
  15. E

    Esteban

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian Food! Portions are very Italian-like, big! Staff were very on top of things that made my dinner a very awesome experience.! Friendly, patient and knows how to listen makes the restaurant shine!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The free garlic rolls are soooo delicious! My entrée was one of the specials of the evening, pasta with seafood, but it was just so-so, kinda bland. Wine was good, ambience was good. Service ok. I want to go back to give it another chance and order something else.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2015

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    C&O has always been a good restaurant for fairly good food. Service is spotty, sometimes great, usually pretty good. Everyone in our group seemed pleased with their food, although we all agreed C&O used to be a better restaurant. My pasta was over cooked. I didn't tell our waiter since he never really came back to our table.
  18. LZ

    LarryZ

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Took out of town relatives from Chicago who rave about Chicago's Italian food. They were really impressed with the food and the outstanding service.
  19. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming here since back in the mid-90s when we lived on the Westside. It was my wife's birthday and wanted a special dinner so we drove their from the San Fernando Valley. It is not special in the way that it is elegant, because it is plastic chairs and plastic tables. It is special in that it is AMAZINGLY GREAT food, wonderful waiters/waitresses, and has just a wonderfully fun vibe! It just makes you smile. The only way I can sum it up is that it exudes happiness and fills your stomach with wonderfully great dishes!
  20. JS

    JimboSD

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2015

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    This was my third time at the C&O Tratorria. I had invited two friends who had never been there before and I was excited for them to have the experience of good food, good service in a fun and friendly atomosphere. Unfortunately, while the food was good, the service was lacking --- beginning with the host. We had made reservations with the intention of sitting on the patio. When we checked in, we were immediately directed to the inside part ... no smiles, no choice, just follow the green steps. This unfriendly greeting put a bad taste in my and my guests mouth right off the bat (and embarassed me because we had been hyping this place to our friends.) However, I insisted on the patio and the non-smiling host said it would be about 10 minutes..... now, why she didn't say that in the first place is beyond me. Once we did get seated, (at probably the crummiest table on the patio) our server didn't greet us, didn't ask if we had been there before, just jumped right into order taking mode. Now, I can understand how they would want to turn tables over, it's a busy place, but one extra minute to warm us up would have been nice. At this point, I was a bit frustrated, but then those mouth-watering rolls came and the poor service to this point was put behind us. Our server did eventually warm up to us, wine and food was ordered and the rest of the night was enjoyable. I usually have a red pasta, but this time tried the linquine with lobster and it was delish. Lots of vegies and a good share of lobster. My fellow diners had equally delicious meals .... clams, shrimp and fish with pasta, all with lovely sauces etc. For dessert we had the spumoni, which was a perfect end to the meal. On the way out, Ms. non-smiling host, true to form, did not say a word, like thank you, or come again. Just ingnored us as we departed. At least we got the fun and good food , but it was not a complete dining experience. Prices are not exhorbatant, but high enough that you would expect a bit more.
  21. BS

    BruceS

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2015

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food was average, service was pretty poor and tables are way too close together.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Love the place normally, but service was dry this time and those delicious rolls were bent.
  23. DP

    DougP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Come for the killer garlic rolls. Stay for everything else
  24. FG

    FreddyG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good overall experience! Wish they had a bigger outdoor seating area due to the fact that they're located in Santa Monica.
  25. S

    Swsermeno

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2015

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Used to come here often when we lived in LA, but hadn't been here in years. The killer garlic knots are still great. We ordered marinara sauce to go with them, but it didn't arrive until we were out of knots and our entrees had arrived. Good wine prices, nice outdoor area. Was disappointed that there wasn't any signing like there had been in the past.
  26. DJ

    DJP4

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2015

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I frequented it when i lived here, and always try to visit when back in town. You're not going to find a busier neighborhood in LA, but this place owns it. The food makes up for the traffic, the parking and the overwhelmed valet.
  27. S

    Susu

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience here. We were entertaining a guest from out of town. Service was great, hostess and wait staff was accommodating. Only thing that's a bummer is trying to find parking.
  28. M

    Mellymel

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything and the service was amazing, but for some reason they had no garlic rolls that morning (after I had gushed about how great they were to my friend!) But fear not - we'll be back!
  29. S

    Shiron

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I love this place! We made reservations at 5:30 on a Sunday. As soon as our party arrived, we were taken to our table promptly. The staff were very attentive. Whenever our little garlic balls ran low, a waiter was right there refilling our plates. When our food arrived, my Dad scooted his chair out of the way and accidentally knocked my Mom's drink over (her cup was filled to the rim). Within a blink of an eye, about 3 waiters came over to help clean up the mess. This place had excellent food and Staff workers. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone!!! <3
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very nice mood and view and night light I loved it!! And this restaurant is one of my favorite places~~ Thank you!^^*
  31. u

    uclagrad

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Excellent food at good prices and sizeable portions. Cute interior. Perfect for a graduation dinner. A little difficult to get to because of traffic. And finally, THE GARLIC KNOTS. Loved that they kept bringing warm buttery garlic knots until our entrees arrived.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Management is so great - always helpful and accomodating - they make celebrations extra special and make people feel welcome and special - the food is most excellent !
  33. L

    Landro65

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit the area at least a few times a year and always plan a meal at C & O. Great food, wine, ambiance & service with reasonable pricing.
  34. DT

    DennyT

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We always eat here for big occasions, love it! The only downside is parking on Saturday evening, but that's the nature of the area.
  35. C

    Cassidy

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2015

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I had read reviews about parking problems...and we had them, even with planning extra time.! (We had not been to the area for some time and didn't realize what we were in for...) We were WAY late for our reservation. Fortunately we were still able to be seated, but we had to hurry because of theatre tickets. The delicious garlic knots arrived and, yes, we could have made a meal of those. We took the suggestion of our waiter and had the pasta dish with lobster sauce and shrimp. Wonderful. Although we were celebrating a birthday, we had to order dessert to go, but the staff fit in a quick birthday song and treat. We wished we could have enjoyed the cannoli then, but it would be fabulous any time! A major Yum. Going again, we would head straight for the beach parking and pay the $8.50 just to be able to enjoy the food at a more leisurely, although loud, pace.
  36. C

    Crazyfresh86

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dining outing here was Perfect Thanks to my Waitress Megan. She did not over due her job at all. She was on point with her work Ettiques and I was very satisfied. Jose brought my date and I meals out and I was impressed with his work Ettiques as well. So on point. If I'm ever in this area again....I will stop by.
  37. d

    dine4u

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2015

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Dining at C&O Trattoria was an enjoyable experience. Having a reservation made it easy to get seated quickly. The atmosphere was energetic. I had the lobster linguini which was fabulous. It was creamy but not too heavy. The waiter was very nice and provided good service. He was very knowledgeable about the menu as well and promotions. I would definitely return here with friends. And di I mention the garlic rolls? They are sooo decadent and delicious! Great place overall.
  38. RH

    RedH

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2015

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Good reliable resturant. Service mediocre and they should have more staff especially on a busy mothers day.
  39. G

    Gooeyducks

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2015

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Always a fun place to go and good for kids. Sunday brunch was good although the amount of food was much less than their traditional menu servings.
  40. MA

    MaryAW

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2015

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This is the place to go to celebrate something special or just to go with a group to have an interactive fun time. Love the chianti honor bar system, happy, hard working wait staff and involved management. Food a little heavy as any good Italian food should be:)

FAQs

C&O Trattoria - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 823-9491.

C&O Trattoria - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 232 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pacific Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm. Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm. Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 1:45pm.

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street, Parking Lot & Valet Parking after 6:00pm

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mateo Hernandez

  • Entertainment

    Nightly Sing Alongs

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 823-9491

  • Catering

    Please go to www.cotrattoria.com to review our catering menu and our in-house family style party packages for groups of 15 or more. <br />You may also contact our catering manager at:<br />(310) 823-9491

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