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Gjelina

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Venice
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1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740 (Milwood)
310-450-1429
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Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 135
    Very good
  • 37
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  • 20
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding!

This may seem exaggerated, but I think this was one the best meals I've had. My good friend and I had a late lunch, and we were so enamored with the food that we just kept ordering and eating. We way over indulged but it was worth it. We started with a lovely glass of rose, suggested by our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
ChandlerMBC
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This may seem exaggerated, but I think this was one the best meals I've had. My good friend and I had a late lunch, and we were so enamored with the food that we just kept ordering and eating. We way over indulged but it was worth it. We started with a lovely glass of rose, suggested by our server.... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Okay. So I'm not a supermodel. That should shock no one. But nowhere has it felt MORE apparent that I am not a supermodel than at Gjelina. And I'm only slightly exaggerating. The decor's cool, the music's almost prohibitively loud (and I'm not ancient, I swear!), but the food's pretty good and, I think, reasonably priced for LA. Had an... More 

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great little stop at Gjelina Take-Away en-route from LAX on our way up to Central Valley! Just to be clear, I ate at the Gjelina Take-Away, which is right next door to Gjelina restaurant. I believe it serves much of the same food with a limited menu. There is a pleasant alley way to eat the food on benches right... More 

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Moscow, Russia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

No words can describe this place: it's located in one of my most favorite area's - Venice and Abbot Kinney, so it's very hip and trendy. The food is just amazing, you just want to eat everything you see on the menu! I'd recommend to go for mushroom toast and halibut, mushroom pizza is also smth you have to try!... More 

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Bodrum
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Gjelina is a fun, hip venue and great for people watching. The industrial approach to decor is nice for daylight hours, but I would imagine a bit dark for dinner, especially if coming from an office environment. Our cold cuts plate was pleasant but nothing unusual, and the pizza had a very nice, thin crust. The wine-by-the-glass menu had excellent... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Everything is very fresh and tasty. The outdoor courtyard is the place to be. Young uptrend clientele. The menu is extremely attractive really would like to try everything . Friendly service, although a bit slow.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Gjelina is a very vibey restaurant with loads of ambiance. The interiors are dark and industrial, with raw wood panelled ceilings and a great lighting feature over the bar. The food is equally divine, using seasonal ingredients to compliment their menu. Loved the cheese platter, and the duck confit potato hash dish - delicious. Its best to reserve in advance,... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This place is popular and it should be. We walked through some of the nearby stores while we waited (not long, maybe twenty minutes) and then got a seat in the window. It was great people watching while we ate. Everything we had was good and the wine by the glass list did not disappoint. We had a couple of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I went with friends based on recommendations of others. Located among dozens of quaint and eclectic shops in the Venice neighborhood, this little restaurant was packed with people enjoying fresh from the farm ingredients in well prepared meals. We sat in their shaded outdoor courtyard and enjoyed our roasted peach and cheese appetizer. I had a spicy lamb sausage pasta... More 

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India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Had gone there for dinner with friends. I am vegetarian, and had limited options, i ordered for the mushroom pizza which was average, but my friends ordered a lot of sea food and their food was apparently spectacular! lovely cozy restaurant, very chic-ly done. Its a bit pricey though. Reservations required, even on a thu night it was full

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Additional Information about Gjelina

Address: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740
Phone Number: 310-450-1429
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740
    (Milwood)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 310-450-1429

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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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Neighborhood Profile
Venice
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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