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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
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 141
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  • 37
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  • 21
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  • 14
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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
worth the trouble to book a table!

gjelina remains popular, as other faddish restaurants come and go. great atmosphere, wonderful menu, delicious food. have been coming for several years and i'll keep coming back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
kmac4541
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rocky river ohio
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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rocky river ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

gjelina remains popular, as other faddish restaurants come and go. great atmosphere, wonderful menu, delicious food. have been coming for several years and i'll keep coming back!

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a delicious dinner with friends at Gjelina. Its a very small place - we had a reservation - but we lucked out with a corner table next to the window. Our friends (who live in LA) recommended that we order a variety of plates from the menu and share - this was a great idea. Everything we had... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

First things first... they will not alter anything on the menu under any circumstances. Nothing on the side, altered or small portions for the kids. Despite that overly strict attitude the food was absolutely amazing, the service was typically Californian and the atmosphere was terrific. Really interesting menu - try it.

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Drobak, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Fantastic restaurant with great atmosphere and high buzz factor. A packed restaurant on a thueday, and lots in line. The food was perfect and the menu very nice. Quick and freindly service.

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very top on my list. Had a dinner and lunch at Gjelina. Always packed, yet the team is down to Earth and very helpful (hats down to the hosting staff for big smiles and positive energy - the industry should learn!). First food: don't expect anything "new style" posh. Although food is simple, it is an explosion of flavours (and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A local favourite, I can see why. A trendy setting, somewhat pretentious, with a good selection of drinks, and food that completely won me over. The grilled peach, burrata, arugula, radicchio and prosciutto salad was like a Californian party in my mouth. For anyone that doesnt like kale, order the tuscan kale salad, if that doesnt convert you, I don't... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We decided on very short notice to visit Gjelina's. The reception was very kind and did manage to get us a table despite not having made a reservation. As our boys are in early school age, we decided to pkay it safe and ordered a variety of Pizza. While we as a family have been to Italy on many occasions,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have eaten at Gjelina several times, but the last time we ate there, we were seated in the back courtyard area. Can't believe all the flies that were there! Our party of four couldn't finish the food, due to the flies swarming around. Something should really be done at this restaurant. Overall an extremely bad dining experience.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Gjelina was a gastronomer's dream - fresh, local organic ingredients. Amazing healthy choices. Stylish decor. Prompt, efficient service. Wood fired oven... and maybe the greatest takeaway sandwich shop I've ever been to. 5-Stars you cannot go wrong here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

One of my favorite restaurants in LA. Get the roasted cauliflower, shishito peppers, and the green beans off the small plates section. Yum! For entrées, the roasted chicken and the hanger steak were both amazing. Their pizza is good but they do a burnt crust style that I'm not a big fan of. Some people really like it but it's... More 

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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: Romantic, 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

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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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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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