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Charlie’s Trio has been owned and operated by the Fata family since 1971. The name Charlie’s Trio honors the grandfather, father, and son team who started the business to bring the authentic Italian family dining experience to their community. They first opened on the El Sereno/South Pasadena border and, meeting with success, started a second restaurant, Charlie’s Trio Café, in Alhambra at 47 W. Main St. in 1998.
Charlie’s Trio Café serves Italian and American comfort food, such as pizza, pasta, and their famous broasted chicken that have been enjoyed by the community for the past 20 years. The menu may have changed over the years but the popular core specialty items have remained, as the focus of Charlie’s Trio Cafe has been to serve food that is “old school but relevant.” In 2009, 38° Ale House and Grill was established at 100 W. Main St, and in 2011 a wine lounge, called Vino at Trio’s, adjacent to Charlie’s Trio, was opened. They are an Alhambra success story.
To celebrate their 20th anniversary in the Alhambra community, Charlie’s Trio Café has a variety of specials and events they are rolling out throughout the year. They are offering, for a limited time, 1998 prices of $19.98 for a family combination meal consisting of pizza, broasted chicken, and potatoes. In addition, there will be at least 10 different labels of wine for sale at $20 a bottle. In May, customers are invited to join the owners at Santa Anita for a day at the races. Contact Charlie’s Trio for details.
Next door, Vinos will host the third annual “Meet the Winemaker, Tasting and Paella Party” from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Emphasis will be on Spanish wines. Edgar Torres, the owner and winemaker of Bodega De Edgar in Paso Robles, will be on hand to share his knowledge of Spanish style wine making. Meanwhile in the patio chef James Boyle will turn out an authentic Spanish paella and other Spanish inspired treats. Phone 626-284-4674 to make reservations for this event.
On May 23, Charlie’s Trio Café will host the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Charlie’s Trio Café is celebrating their 20 years in Alhambra in a big way, and you won’t want to miss any of it. Keep up with them on social media @charliestriocafe on Instagram to stay up to date on the latest promotions and event.