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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
Closed now
All hours
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great place, we ate here shortly after it opened and booked ahead, I guess you'll need to book further in advance now. Our table was in the back patio/garden area outside. It's sleek, modern, the food is excellent, you'll pay for it, but it's work the money. All the food we had was so good. The pizza is... More 

Thank worldwide002
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We took take out food. Yummy turkey reuben sandwich with fresh sauerkraut mix. To die for even after having turkey on Thanksgiving. Not a big drink selection with take out but maybe I missed it. Benches outside provide perfect people watching place.

Thank Kristine P
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic restaurant with excellent food (menu changes daily) and great staff. We loved it so much we went back again before we left Los Angeles. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank northsidegirlDublin
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I heard about this place for a while and was finally able to get a reservation. Gjelina definitely lived up to the hype!! The food and experience is as unique as the spelling of the name. The food was unique, flavorful, healthy and TOTALLY Venice!! There is great energy in the main and rear rooms and it's always packed. It's... More 

Thank Brian C
Kentfield, California
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped for lunch but because I didn t have time I ate from the take away spot. Amazing pizza! I ordered 3 pizzas: guanciale, anchovy, and tomato with burrata. Amazing!!!!!

Thank landimarco
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the chance to have dinner at Gjelina the other night with a couple of friends. I have loved the place and the atmosphere, food is excellent and service friendly and efficient. we have chosen to stay outside and since it became chilly they have offered us blankets that we enjoy a lot and made the dinner even more... More 

Thank Silvianegrifirman
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the service was superb. in a place like this, I requested the waiter to pick the top dishes. the first dish (oysters) blew my mind.. as he kept bringing the next dishes, it kept getting better and better. the taste was beyond satisfaction that I was simply speechless in that moment of enjoyment.

Thank zeemak1
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem in the heart of Venice. This is one of my favorite locations to eat, when I'm in LA. Love the flatbreads and their charcuterie. They have a good selection of drinks, the setting is well designed, and the quality of the food is excellent. Would definitely go again!

Thank TheWorldTraveler2025
London, England, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here with a Venice local for lunch. Absolutely delicious, amazing food. Great staff, very cool ambience. Definitely worth visiting if you're in the area.

Thank David E
Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... and very tasty food! Definitively not convenient for a romantic tête-à-tête ... it's very loud, tight and quite unorganized in terms of reservations and sitting. Californian hype ... you love it or you don't! And for sure not the place I would choose for a dinner by myself.

Thank Esther H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
American, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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