Great casual, family style, Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Alhambra. Specializing in Italian food and American comfort food by Chef James ... More
Charlie's Trio Cafe
Great casual, family style, Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Alhambra. Specializing in Italian food and American comfort food by Chef James Boyle. Charlie's Trio Cafe features a full bar with multiple TV's, happy hour, craft beer on tap, seasonal & holiday drinks specials, weekly food specials, weekly wine specials, in house made bread, pizza dough, sauces, dressings, desserts, & much more. Great for dining in, taking out, catering a special event, or enjoying a game.
Every meal I have had here is great. The service is excellent and the bread is mounth watering. Very good house wine selection and prices are very fair. I either take guest or go there with my wife at least once a week. You will leave full and feel you really go your monies worth.
CHARLIES TRIO IS THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD EVER!!! Family owned business!!! I dont understand why people are bombing on the short fat guy!!! He has been nothing but nice to me EVERYTIME ive gone in! The prices are right and the food is more than perfect!!! Too many pasta dishes to choose from... the pizza is also THE BEST PIZZA IVE EVR HAD!!!
I have been to Charlies for years the food is good, you're not rush through, you can enjoy your meal and a glass of wine or two in leisure. Their catering is great, they provide along with plenty of food, the plates, napkins, & cutlery, and don't even of tipping them, they do not accept tips for catering.
The only exception is the garlic bread which could be better.
What's up with you people that love to bash local businesses? Charlie's Trio is great! Pasta Bud is off the chart- the best pasta dish i've had at ANY Italian restaurant. The service is great, too. These other reviewers must have had a bad experience on their first time there! I eat at CT roughly once a week. Sure, I've experienced a minor problem with my food once, but it was instantly taken care of and a new dish was brought for me. Don't base your review on a single meal there. It's simply not fair.
I frequent this place becuase of the artichoke pizza. Very GOOD! The bread is okay, the service is great! Very busy during the weekend nights. Easy going ambiance, makes it comfortable to sit there and enjoy your meal.
I love this place!!! Our whole family go there all the time and the food is great and the service is excellent. It's located on Main Street. Very busy street with lots of traffic.
Try ordering the Mussels & clam santa maria, calamari and also the chicken parmesan.
What I don't like about this place is the long wait & parking. To prevent all this...I suggest that if you wanted to go...please go before the restaurant open (12:00pm). I don't mind going early at around 11:45 am before the store open and get seated fast.