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Gjelina

1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740 (Venice / Beach Areas)
310-450-1429
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Ranked #43 of 8,555 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Home Style
Neighborhood: Venice / Beach Areas
Cross street: Milwood
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English first
Los Angeles, CA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Came here with a friend before a concert. Early dinner with reservations and we were seated right away. Although not crowded, long wait before we saw a waiter. Ordered small plates all at once and they came out as ready (tapas style). All food excellent. Had to flag a busboy for bread (not offered). Had to flag again for coffee... More

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London
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Gjelina has a very trendy vibe but also provides a good selection of wines and food. We went for dinner and sat on the back terrace. Service could be better and it may be riding off its name and popularity. Would probably drop in again the next time I am in LA.

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Tallinn
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went for saturday brunch and had a great time, no reservations taken for brunch but since there were only two of us we had no wait to be seated at a communal table which neither one of us minded. Communal tables seat 8-12 depending on which one and if you are two they will seat you on the same side... More

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Vancouver
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

But service did not match and for me all three categories must be strong or I won't recommend or return. Bone of contention. Ordered a draft beer. Waitress brought a bottled beer. Opened and said this is what we get. I told her to take it back and she grunted. If I was not part of a large group I... More

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Los Angeles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We tried this well reviewed west side hangout for a late lunch to learn they have an ultra thin "tween" afternoon and late night menu. Pizza was good but highly over rated and on the pricey side. The toppings were well selected and fresh so the quality of ingredients was excellent. The crust was not a type I would rate... More

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had dinner here last night and can say that it's still as good as the last several visits over the years. Great food abounds. Go to dishes include the grilled peach and burratta, the brocollini, the salame pizza and the meat balls. Many more good choices as well. Also enjoyed a good Chateaneuf du Pape. Always a great experience.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Visited for the first time last week, it's just brilliant. Lovely atmosphere, sitting outside in the courtyard with roaring fires and the service is spot on. The food is delicious, sharing plates and shared pizza is the best way to go. It's all so well put together with interesting dishes done to perfection. They serve some great Californian wines too.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This street is pretty hot right with a bunch of great restaurants on it. As this one is on Jonathan Gold's top 20 restaurants, it is pretty hard to get a reservation and always packed. The hubby and I went on a Monday night at 9pm just on a whim and the place was jumping. It's very loud, so don't... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Travis is the chef. He does such a great job with the food. It is always delightful to sit down at Gjelina, have a glass of wine and eat a pizza. They take pride in the food, the service, the culture and the ambiance. Gjelina does a great job!!

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I love going to this restaurant when I can get a tables the food and atmosphere are incredible and any annoyance I have about the wait disappears when I sit down. My only complaint is how strict they are on the no substitution policy. I went with a 8 month pregnant friend who tried ordering the lamb burger and asked... More

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