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Colori Kitchen

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429 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014-3000 (Olive)
+1 213-622-5950
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 14:30
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Turlock, California, United States
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209 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was excellent and was prepared in the traditional manner. Home cooked and very authentic and flavorful. My one complaint is the service was a bit slow. overall the food was excellent and the service was speedy and the location was great and close to our downtown hotel. Not really the best part of town but just a few... More 

Thank William L
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91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a find. First, bring your own wine and no corkage. Second I have not had a bad meal here. I like to order fish. The meals come with vegetables and potatoes. The salmon is wonderful. I've also had really good sea bass as a special. I've tasted others pasta. The lasagne is especially tasty. To find this... More 

Thank Morris K
Newark, Delaware
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Homemade pasta...excellent...a little over cooked as it was gummy. The Bolognase was ch Not and hearty, but lacked the good ole Italian flavor. Rather pricey...but decent!

Thank 485marthag
Sliema, Malta
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189 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

If you want a family kitchen dinner, what happens when you are dining outside for more than 10 days,you should enter this place. Friendly welcome,large choices,good food. But when you want to add wine to your order, surprisingly they offer no wine,there is a next door shop to buy your wine and bring to the table.Nice point,it will be cheaper,you... More 

Thank coquelicotbretagne
Coronado, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Italian trattoria in downtown Los Angeles in a upwardly mobile, somewhat gritty area of downtown. Storefront exterior but very attractive interior with brick walls and Italian motif. Very good Italian food with an impressive menu, and efficient, polite service. Many high end apartments and refurbished buildings in the immediate vicinity and virtually across the street from a brand new, very... More 

Thank srsteinfeldt
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Ate here after reading reviews wasn't disappointed going back for seconds .. Don't forget to take your own bottle of red .. No licence to sell alcohol.

Thank Jack is B
San Diego, California
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Have been coming here for years and even though this is my first lunch experience.. I gotta say.. its just as cool during the day as it is romantic in the evening.... really a NYC experience right in LA. You hear so much negativity about DTLA and its usually from people who haven't been here in years! The italian food... More 

Thank kiwilelei
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We've eaten downtown for 10 years and never tried this place. We should have. The restaurant is owned and run by true Italians. The food is wonderfully fresh and delicious, with all the usual Antipasti, Insalate and Zuppe you'd expect. Our main courses were Tagliatelle Alla Bolgnese and Lasagna Della Nonna. The pasta dish was excellent; pasta cooked "al dente"... More 

Thank FriedomTrail
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Friendly place, big portions, good prices. Great if you're staying at nearby Level Furnished but don't want to cook for yourself. NOTE: no liquor license yet so plan to BYOB.

Thank EGDandMGD
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91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

First, the outside of the place is small and nondescript. You will have to go with a friend whose been there or look carefully. The inside is larger and seems like you've been transported back 40 years to a typical Italian restaurant of that period. Definitely not fancy or chic. I've been there once with a friend and will return.... More 

Thank Morris K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014-3000
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-622-5950

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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