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1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740 (Milwood)
+1 310-450-1429
17:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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207 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for late lunch and was lucky to nab a spot here. They don't take bookings? Anyways they have a fantastic range of wines and local beers, and the lunch fare was charcuterie and pizzas. The pizzas were great, I recommend the anchovy one! A little pricey for lunch but I couldn't fault the food and service.

Thank Melinda E
United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended by a friend to try here for lunch and it was great. We went early as we didn't have a reservation and it can get very busy. We had three different salads and my partner had the ling burger (he said it was the best burger he'd ever had!). Two of the salads were kale, one charred... More 

Thank India H
New York City, New York
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They managed to squeeze our group of 4 on a busy Friday night. We sat outside (heated lamps) which was nice because easier to have a conversation. Service was quick and helpful. The crispy butterball potato was amazing-better than fries and well felt healthier. : ) I also liked the charred Russian Kale. The shaved asparagus pizza was a big... More 

Thank anouska c
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really 3.5, but doesn't deserve a 4. This is a restaurant that Stefan (former SNL character) would have fun with... it is way overhyped. Why anyone would wait 1.5-2 hrs, with all of great choices in the area, is beyond me... We were newbies... we put our names in at 7 and went down the street to a wine bar... More 

1 Thank Ironman713
Santa Maria, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from out of town and happened to be in the venice beach area doing some shopping and asked several people who worked at the various shops where we could find a good place to eat lunch. they all said go to Gjelina... that you will love it. and we did! i have to say i read some recent... More 

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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came with a few friends and checked out the brunch menu, said we wanted to keep looking down Abbot Kinney. Found nothing else for brunch so came back to Gjelina. We were told their kitchen was closed and would re open for lunch in 30 min and we were welcomed to come have drinks. So had some over priced drinks... More 

1 Thank chinitacolombiana
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite simply this place says very small portions which have very little flavour and are not the particularly sophisticated but they charge extortionate prices. For gourmet food go else where

Thank shimonlondon
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with a very vibrant menu and industrial decor - the food was fantastic buy my only issue with this place is the booking system. You put your name on a list when you arrive and it is very manic and disorganised. The experience started shaky but the food fix the whole experience.

Thank Eloygm
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have read so many great reviews of this place that I decided to try it when in Venice beach despite having no reservation for dinner. I was prepared to wait but was lucky enough to score a table right away (only catch would be that we had to free it an hour and half later for a reservation, which... More 

1 Thank marimarquesmendonca
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostess was friendly but they state on their menu they won't honor changes to their menu which seems haughty b/c all I wanted was to add some mushrooms to my eggs. Then I got the bill and there was a 20% gratuity with some explanation. Don't like being forced to tip no matter what the reason. I ate in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-450-1429

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

Neighbourhood Profile
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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