First, a quick history on Venice Beach-to set up the scene of C&O Trattoria. It was developed early in the last century to be an exact replica to the original version, Venice, Italy . Those plans never panned out (although Venice, CA is still a sight to been.) That said its only fitting that at the entrance to Venice Beach there is an Italian Restaurant that celebrates all things Venice and Italian culture. C&O Trattoria has been a dining experience that locals from the west side of Los Angeles have treasured for years.
Los Angeles has thousands of outstanding restaurants that cater to every taste imaginable. Like most large cities a lot of restaurants come and go. They open with great fan fare with big name chefs and celebrity followings only to close doors a year later. Restaurants are not the strong suit of Journey Continent (guiding you on sights, activities and hotels is), however listed below are some key places in Los Angeles that are popular with locals, have been around for years and will serve up a good meal. Not to mention every restaurant in the JC LA guide is in some way an LA institution and a good way to experience the "LA culture" up close and personal.