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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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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 281
    Excellent
  • 175
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Trendy place near Venice Beach

A friend recommended this place to us for dinner on a Monday night. We went along without a reservation but noted straight away this place was trendy with a waiting list on a Monday evening. The food looked and smelt good, so we put our name down and went to a bar down the street. It is a shame... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
PlayboyPK
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A friend recommended this place to us for dinner on a Monday night. We went along without a reservation but noted straight away this place was trendy with a waiting list on a Monday evening. The food looked and smelt good, so we put our name down and went to a bar down the street. It is a shame they... More 

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Thank PlayboyPK
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We made a reservation but were taken outside to sit in the cold (even though we asked to be seated inside and there were plenty of tables available). "Oh, but there are heaters and blankets!" Nice. Also, they do NO alterations to any dish so they couldn't accommodate a VERY simple request to leave an item off of a dish.

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Thank Erin A
austin,Texas
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218 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot food, fresh delicious, imaginative menu.great waiter, good service. The best grilled little gem salad and the mushroom pizza. We will be back when shopping on abbot kinney

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Thank austin_TexasLkd
London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were down in abbot Kinney and looking for somewhere to eat and most reviews suggested this was the place to go. I can see why it is so popular and even on a Monday we had to wait an hour to be seated. The food was delicious, my only slight grumble being that the veg came out ahead of... More 

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Thank Paul S
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very trendy interior and delicious on trend food. We arrived at a very busy restaurant without a booking so we had to wait 20 minutes for a table but this was a good sign and the staff were helpful in accommodating us. Given how busy the restaurant was the service was good and we were warned that our roast chicken... More 

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Thank Steven F
Toronto
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178 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I travel to LA a lot for work and fun. A-K has some really cool restaurants and bars but Gjelina stands out time after time. The food is unique and the tapas style allows you to experience a wide variety of their creative dishes. Decor is also special, with each room and area of the restaurant offering a different, rustic... More 

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Thank DJKham
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I come to LA I make sure I have time to come here. There is a bit of a wait, especially for brunch and dinner, but I went by myself last time so it wasn't that bad. The service is great and the food is amazing. Also nice decor and a hip crowd. Very good pizzas, but the... More 

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Thank Silviu T
Healdsburg California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good fare, interesting menu, enterprising wine list, dark as the inside of a c at, noisy as a frat party, Venice California. Not sedate.

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Thank cshere
Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lot of hype about this restaurant, but not sure why after being there. It is very, very, dark and quite loud. The food choices were interesting but not necessarily tasty, the service was rushed and impersonal as we had several of the staff wait on us throughout our dinner. Its a busy place and trendy.

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Thank JoannKZ
Irvine
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yum! Each dish that came out was better than the next! Everything was truly outstanding. Five of us shared multiple dishes. Especially loved all the flavors of the vegetables. Only ordered one meat dish and probably 7 vegetables. There was more than enough food. Short ribs are enough for four people at least...they are huge and mouth watering. Great device,... 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, Pizza, Spanish

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?

Staying in Venice

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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