C & O Cucina

★★★★☆
People Generally Don't Leave Here Hungry
  • 3016 W Washington Blvd

    Marina del Rey, CA 90292

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  • 310-823-8646

About C & O Cucina

Hours
Mon - Thu, 11:30am - 10pm; Fri, Sat, 11:30am - 11pm; Sun, 11:30am - 10pm

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C & O Cucina

3016 Washington Blvd Marina Del Rey, CA

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Garlic rolls. Garlic rolls. GARLIC ROLLS. Forget the food just try and consume as many garlic rolls as your stomach can hold. Parking is valet and be warned when meeting someone there that there's another location up the street so you

3
★★★★★

Garlic rolls. Garlic rolls. GARLIC ROLLS. Forget the food just try and consume as many garlic rolls as your stomach can hold. Parking is valet and be warned when meeting someone there that there's another location up the street so you

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Their garlic bread, cheese sticks and calamari.... awesome for real... I love it!!

3
★★★★★

Their garlic bread, cheese sticks and calamari.... awesome for real... I love it!!

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We have been here many times and have never had a bad experience. We love the garlic knots and the service has always been outstanding. My husband loves the lasagna and I love the filet of sole, which is the best I've ever had. It's not on the menu but is often a special. We had a party in the upstairs banquet room and we were extemely happy with the food and service.

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★★★★★

We have been here many times and have never had a bad experience. We love the garlic knots and the service has always been outstanding. My husband loves the lasagna and I love the filet of sole, which is the best I've ever had. It's not on the menu but is often a special. We had a party in the upstairs banquet room and we were extemely happy with the food and service.

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so for years i have heard about C&O and how great it is - mostly the garlic bread knots is what people talk about. so finally i was on this side of town and actually craving italian food, risotto specifically, so we ended up going to C&O. when i waitress came to greet us of course she talked about the garlic bread knots and how amazing they are and how they are constantly coming around to the tables and refilling your dish with them. So we ordered, they did not have risotto on the menu, so first strike, then as we sat there anxiously awaiting them to bring the garlic knots...they ended up going to every table BUT ours...ok we figured they would be out again in a minute with more..and they were, AGAIN they skipped our table...are you kidding me? at this point my boyfriend got up from the table to mention to the waitress, hey they missed us twice, she acknowledged him, but made no effort to tell the person bringing the bread around to come to our table. so stike two for me. Finally the third time they came out, my boyfriend had to flag them down to bring the garlic knots. Well the garlic knots were good, but the rest of the food, uh..not so great we also ordered lobster bisque and penne al fumo...i am glad i finally made it there, but most likely wont go back.

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★★☆☆☆

so for years i have heard about C&O and how great it is - mostly the garlic bread knots is what people talk about. so finally i was on this side of town and actually craving italian food, risotto specifically, so we ended up going to C&O. when i waitress came to greet us of course she talked about the garlic bread knots and how amazing they are and how they are constantly coming around to the tables and refilling your dish with them. So we ordered, they did not have risotto on the menu, so first strike, then as we sat there anxiously awaiting them to bring the garlic knots...they ended up going to every table BUT ours...ok we figured they would be out again in a minute with more..and they were, AGAIN they skipped our table...are you kidding me? at this point my boyfriend got up from the table to mention to the waitress, hey they missed us twice, she acknowledged him, but made no effort to tell the person bringing the bread around to come to our table. so stike two for me. Finally the third time they came out, my boyfriend had to flag them down to bring the garlic knots. Well the garlic knots were good, but the rest of the food, uh..not so great we also ordered lobster bisque and penne al fumo...i am glad i finally made it there, but most likely wont go back.

Pros: garlic knots

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This place rocks! it's the best italian food in the area, and with great ambience, especially the patio dining. I'll highly recommend it! Read my entire review at my blog.

You should definitely visit this place!

2
★★★★★

This place rocks! it's the best italian food in the area, and with great ambience, especially the patio dining. I'll highly recommend it! Read my entire review at my blog.

You should definitely visit this place!

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Always much to enjoy. Service is always good. The garlic bread is a must-try, but don't let it spoil your appetite.

2
★★★★☆

Always much to enjoy. Service is always good. The garlic bread is a must-try, but don't let it spoil your appetite.

Pros: Food, Service, Parking

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Just like Trattoria down the street, C&O Cucina has the same killer garlic rolls they are famous for. We started with the oh so delicious calamari and a couple of pleasantly suprising strong cocktails. My wife had an excellent Alaskan Salmon and I enjoyed the Cajun Rib Eye. Great spot for dinner as a couple or a group.

2
★★★★☆

Just like Trattoria down the street, C&O Cucina has the same killer garlic rolls they are famous for. We started with the oh so delicious calamari and a couple of pleasantly suprising strong cocktails. My wife had an excellent Alaskan Salmon and I enjoyed the Cajun Rib Eye. Great spot for dinner as a couple or a group.

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The food is decent/average Italian, but I go back anyway because of the nice outdoor seating, the goofy waiters who sing, and the amazing garlic rolls that are just addictive.

2
★★★★☆

The food is decent/average Italian, but I go back anyway because of the nice outdoor seating, the goofy waiters who sing, and the amazing garlic rolls that are just addictive.

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Smaller than its sister restaurant further down the street, C&O Cucina is a cozy place but still can get quite crowded. Ask to sit at the bar when the dining room is packed. The bread rolls are just as good as the Trattoria. The staff is very friendly but the entrees are just decent. I mainly come for the rolls though.

2
★★★★☆

Smaller than its sister restaurant further down the street, C&O Cucina is a cozy place but still can get quite crowded. Ask to sit at the bar when the dining room is packed. The bread rolls are just as good as the Trattoria. The staff is very friendly but the entrees are just decent. I mainly come for the rolls though.

Cons: gets very crowded

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The first time I dined at C & O Cucina, I sat in the main dining area of the restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. Overall the food was excellent, and so were the prices considering the portions. The server was friendly but not over attentive... however the atmosphere seemed more targeted towards families and children. When I went back the second time with some friends from work, we sat in the Martini Lounge, which is a sports bar/ lounge atmosphere with candle light, Frank Sinatra, and football games playing on the TVs. The blonde bartender was super hot, and friendly as well. She made us some excellent drinks, which were definitely not on the weak side, and she reccommended the White Salmon, which was terrific. The happy hour menu was pretty good (although no one must know about it because we were pretty much the only ones there... fine by me). I will definitely go back again, especially for football season.

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★★★★★

The first time I dined at C & O Cucina, I sat in the main dining area of the restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. Overall the food was excellent, and so were the prices considering the portions. The server was friendly but not over attentive... however the atmosphere seemed more targeted towards families and children. When I went back the second time with some friends from work, we sat in the Martini Lounge, which is a sports bar/ lounge atmosphere with candle light, Frank Sinatra, and football games playing on the TVs. The blonde bartender was super hot, and friendly as well. She made us some excellent drinks, which were definitely not on the weak side, and she reccommended the White Salmon, which was terrific. The happy hour menu was pretty good (although no one must know about it because we were pretty much the only ones there... fine by me). I will definitely go back again, especially for football season.

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We didn't know there were two C&O restaurants. That Tratoria is, apparently, further west down Washington (and solely patio seating?). The Cucina, however, is more restaurant-like in that you are inside, etc. We opted for the Cucina and weren't disappointed. We were seated right away (about 6:45pm on a Friday night). We have a two-year-old who enjoyed drawing on the paper place mats with the crayons provided at each table. Our waiter was friendly and the someone who appeared to be the owner or manager checked in with us probably two or three times about how our meal was, etc. That was nice. I ordered the fire grilled shrimp, which I thought was great. My wife had lasagna. We had plenty between us to also feed our daughter. We'll go back.

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★★★★☆

We didn't know there were two C&O restaurants. That Tratoria is, apparently, further west down Washington (and solely patio seating?). The Cucina, however, is more restaurant-like in that you are inside, etc. We opted for the Cucina and weren't disappointed. We were seated right away (about 6:45pm on a Friday night). We have a two-year-old who enjoyed drawing on the paper place mats with the crayons provided at each table. Our waiter was friendly and the someone who appeared to be the owner or manager checked in with us probably two or three times about how our meal was, etc. That was nice. I ordered the fire grilled shrimp, which I thought was great. My wife had lasagna. We had plenty between us to also feed our daughter. We'll go back.

Pros: friendly service, paper place mats for toddlers to draw on

Cons: parking (they do have valet, however)

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I was expecting a lot from C & O since it received a 9.2 rating under the cheap eats category. I personally do not think it should be categorized as a cheap eats, but the portion of the food is much more compared to other restaurant. The free garlic rolls were not that great. They should have made it softer, the rolls were quite hard. It could be me, but I prefer my bread soft. My friends seem to like it, but my favorite Italian restaurant is still Palermos in Hollywood.

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★★★★☆

I was expecting a lot from C & O since it received a 9.2 rating under the cheap eats category. I personally do not think it should be categorized as a cheap eats, but the portion of the food is much more compared to other restaurant. The free garlic rolls were not that great. They should have made it softer, the rolls were quite hard. It could be me, but I prefer my bread soft. My friends seem to like it, but my favorite Italian restaurant is still Palermos in Hollywood.

Pros: Valet Parking ($2.50), Service, Great for Parties

Cons: Food (7/10)

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So, its better looking...not as busy...friendly servers. Thats Amore! The trattoria has its place as a gathering spot for some random friends birthday, but the Cucina is a place you and a friend can go for dinner. My favorite part was the bar/ lounge- attractive, great bartender, and the best happy hour. Great food for cheap and GOOD drinks too- try it from 4-7pm. I love to avoid traffic there. Yes, the portions are huge and the actual dishes not much to write home about- but tender calimari (no tenticles), amazing garlic rolls and stiff drinks!

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★★★★★

So, its better looking...not as busy...friendly servers. Thats Amore! The trattoria has its place as a gathering spot for some random friends birthday, but the Cucina is a place you and a friend can go for dinner. My favorite part was the bar/ lounge- attractive, great bartender, and the best happy hour. Great food for cheap and GOOD drinks too- try it from 4-7pm. I love to avoid traffic there. Yes, the portions are huge and the actual dishes not much to write home about- but tender calimari (no tenticles), amazing garlic rolls and stiff drinks!

Pros: bar, great happy hour, better than the trattoria

Cons: not gourmet

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Some reviewers say this place is romantic... sure, if your idea of romantic is not being able to have a conversation with your date because the ambient noise is like being at a pro football game.

The food was just as disappointing -- the portions are big, but so what when the sauces are bland.

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★☆☆☆☆

Some reviewers say this place is romantic... sure, if your idea of romantic is not being able to have a conversation with your date because the ambient noise is like being at a pro football game.

The food was just as disappointing -- the portions are big, but so what when the sauces are bland.

Pros: server was nice

Cons: noise, food

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My friend and I came across this very hip "rat pack" tribute bar attached to C/O. You
can have your food served in there, too! GREAT martinis and awesome decor!! A must stop by if you're on Washington Blvd and wanna grab a tini and nosh on some garlic rolls.
Cute and trendy little hang out bar!!!!!! Bar scene great for dates and ladies/guys night out!

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★★★☆☆

My friend and I came across this very hip "rat pack" tribute bar attached to C/O. You
can have your food served in there, too! GREAT martinis and awesome decor!! A must stop by if you're on Washington Blvd and wanna grab a tini and nosh on some garlic rolls.
Cute and trendy little hang out bar!!!!!! Bar scene great for dates and ladies/guys night out!

Pros: Drink List, Decor, Prices

Cons: Parking/valet

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I love the Original C&O, but when I'm feeling lazy and not wanting to deal with the parking down at the Original, I lose my mind and go to the Cucina instead. I am always disappointed. Today I was treated to a salad that must have been waiting under a very hot heat lamp for quite some time. This C&O is notorious for double or triple frying their garlic rolls instead of making fresh ones if you go during off hours. Someday I'll learn my lesson but hopefully I'll help one person not to make the same mistake.

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★☆☆☆☆

I love the Original C&O, but when I'm feeling lazy and not wanting to deal with the parking down at the Original, I lose my mind and go to the Cucina instead. I am always disappointed. Today I was treated to a salad that must have been waiting under a very hot heat lamp for quite some time. This C&O is notorious for double or triple frying their garlic rolls instead of making fresh ones if you go during off hours. Someday I'll learn my lesson but hopefully I'll help one person not to make the same mistake.

Pros: convenient parking

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This is THE perfect date restaurant. It's located right next to the beach; sandy shores are literally a hop skip and a jump away. The food here is AWESOME and the servings are more than generous. You can easily order one dish and split it between two or three people. The best part about the place is the free garlic bread that they serve you. It's totally free and UNLIMITED. You can seriously just come here for that free bread. At night it can get chilly (outdoor restaurant) but they have a multitude of heatlamps to warm up their patrons.

5
★★★★★

This is THE perfect date restaurant. It's located right next to the beach; sandy shores are literally a hop skip and a jump away. The food here is AWESOME and the servings are more than generous. You can easily order one dish and split it between two or three people. The best part about the place is the free garlic bread that they serve you. It's totally free and UNLIMITED. You can seriously just come here for that free bread. At night it can get chilly (outdoor restaurant) but they have a multitude of heatlamps to warm up their patrons.

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After MUCH hype, I decided to visit. I was VERY DISAPPOINTED in the actual taste of the food. If you go for big meals come here & if you want bland tasting sauce... come here.

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★★★☆☆

After MUCH hype, I decided to visit. I was VERY DISAPPOINTED in the actual taste of the food. If you go for big meals come here & if you want bland tasting sauce... come here.

Pros: big portions

Cons: food was bland

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The garlic bread was amazing, but it's all downhill from there. Once seated, we waited for 90 minutes to FINALLY get our food, which was very mediocre. We had a large group and one of our members didn't receive their food when everyone else's came. After 15 minutes without the waitstaff even returning to see how everything was, we went to find the manager who said it had been cooked wrong. When the dish eventually arrived at the table, it wasn't the one that was ordered!
My chicken parm was like a reheated fried pattie. It was not fresh or tender at all. The sauce and pasta were good, but the dish just wasn't interesting. The gargonzola salad was decent, but drenched in dressing. Overall, our experience was negative- Bad service and uninspired food (for the price). There are many places in the area with better food and comparable prices.

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★☆☆☆☆

The garlic bread was amazing, but it's all downhill from there. Once seated, we waited for 90 minutes to FINALLY get our food, which was very mediocre. We had a large group and one of our members didn't receive their food when everyone else's came. After 15 minutes without the waitstaff even returning to see how everything was, we went to find the manager who said it had been cooked wrong. When the dish eventually arrived at the table, it wasn't the one that was ordered!
My chicken parm was like a reheated fried pattie. It was not fresh or tender at all. The sauce and pasta were good, but the dish just wasn't interesting. The gargonzola salad was decent, but drenched in dressing. Overall, our experience was negative- Bad service and uninspired food (for the price). There are many places in the area with better food and comparable prices.

Pros: garlic bread

Cons: bad service, average food

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the food is extremely rich, and yes, tastes good, but is served in large large quantities. each entree, from the antipasti to the dessert, were served way too big. i would have to say that one entree is enough for 4 people.

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★★★☆☆

the food is extremely rich, and yes, tastes good, but is served in large large quantities. each entree, from the antipasti to the dessert, were served way too big. i would have to say that one entree is enough for 4 people.

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It's L.A., traffic is horrible or maybe I was just fashionably late, anyhow we came here for my birthday and our whole party did not arrive until 45 mins after the time our reservation was set for. You would think that they'd be mad or that they would have given out table away, but they hadn't. They were great! The energy, the food, it was all perfect. To top it off, the chocolate cake was delicious...try it! We had minor issues with the bill..ie. extra orders of food and drinks, but they quickly took care of that. I cannot believe how attentive they were. Everyone should definitely try this.

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★★★★★

It's L.A., traffic is horrible or maybe I was just fashionably late, anyhow we came here for my birthday and our whole party did not arrive until 45 mins after the time our reservation was set for. You would think that they'd be mad or that they would have given out table away, but they hadn't. They were great! The energy, the food, it was all perfect. To top it off, the chocolate cake was delicious...try it! We had minor issues with the bill..ie. extra orders of food and drinks, but they quickly took care of that. I cannot believe how attentive they were. Everyone should definitely try this.

Pros: parking, food, attention

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This place rocks, it's brand new and just like the one down the street it's a lot of food...
We ended up drinking a whole bottle of wine, getting some after dinner martinis at the bar, than we all sang along to a Dean Martin song, it was lots of fun.

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★★★★★

This place rocks, it's brand new and just like the one down the street it's a lot of food...
We ended up drinking a whole bottle of wine, getting some after dinner martinis at the bar, than we all sang along to a Dean Martin song, it was lots of fun.

Pros: Bartenders, Fine Waitresses, Good Food

Cons: not in my corner, too much food, wait

 

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