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Gjelina

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1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740 (Milwood)
310-450-1429
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Home Style
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 207
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Friendliest, Healthiest Spot for Lunch

Once again returned to this friendly place for lunch after a few years absence and found the menu as fresh and healthy as ever. What other place has an appetizer section devoted to vegetables: roasted root vegetables, asparagus, mushrooms. Salads, sandwiches all interesting and appetizing. Staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Westport, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Home Style
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Westport, Connecticut
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112 reviews 112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Once again returned to this friendly place for lunch after a few years absence and found the menu as fresh and healthy as ever. What other place has an appetizer section devoted to vegetables: roasted root vegetables, asparagus, mushrooms. Salads, sandwiches all interesting and appetizing. Staff among the friendliest although they are sometimes so eager to turn the tables that... More 

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Katonah, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A recent lunch at Gjelina in their back garden was a delight. Three of us arrived a few minutes past 1:30 without a reservation and were seated within 5 minutes. Timing is key--the lunch tables start to turn around then so it's easier then to be seated and the atmosphere is more relaxed (another friend says it's "a zoo" at... More 

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San Francisco, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were visiting LA, and love Venice. When my friend told us about this hot restaurant, I decided to put up with the one-hour wait. The food was marvelous--the real deal (and I lived in Rome). Great vegetable menu, amazing, authentic Italian thin crust wood oven pizza, and all around a creative, well executed menu (nettle pasta with housemade noodles... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Visited LA on business and took advantage of the mornings to explore the area around my Marina del Rey hotel. Wandered over to Abbott Kinney on my last morning and accidentally stumbled onto Gjelina after a recommendation from a friend. Went in for breakfast and was so glad I did! Decor was beautiful, my fried eggs (with brussels sprouts &... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is the third time I visited Gjelina and was not disappointed! This time we went for lunch and shared salads and pizzas. The anchovy burrata appetizer was heavenly but you really gotta love the little fishies. Broccolini and brussel sprouts were perfect; carrot salad so-so; the mushroom pizza was good though it could have used something to give it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I came to LA with a couple of friends last week. We heard Gjelina was a great restaurant, and came there to check. We didn't have a reservation, but luckily, we were simply asked to come back later. In short, the food is great and the crew as well. We didn't know what to order and asked the waiter for... More 

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Dallas, TX
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Came by mid-afternoon, so limited menu. Had pizza and it was excellent. Highly recommend. Nice environment, good service, communal tables.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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115 reviews 115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The did not have reservations so we purchased food at Gjelina Take Away, which is next door to the restaurant. I cannot judge the food at Gjelina Restaurant but if it is a thing like the food at the Take Away I am impressed. To appreciate Gjelina Take Away is to understand that it is a meat lovers paradise. They... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This review is specifically for Gjelina Take Away (GTA), which is a separate entity adjacent to Gjelina with a little patio seating area. As much as I like Gjelina itself, GTA is an easy choice for breakfast or brunch. The menu lists a generic egg sandwich, which usually includes kale and bacon, but I recommend the turkey tomato egg sandwich... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Just do not understand how there can be so many great reviews of this place. We are not fussy eaters but really the food here was just OK and the service was awful. We waited over 1 hour for a table outside and was eventually given one inside because the guy at the door didn't hear the word outside. So... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
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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