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1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740 (Milwood)
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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
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Danville, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here on the recommendation from a friend that it was one of "the" places to go. The front room has the music playing at an incredibly high volume and it was very dark. We were seated in a room off the patio. If you are going, ask to sit on the patio. It is charming. We ate family... More 

Thank Travelmom143
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gjelina is a scene but, my of my, what a worthy scene. Set your clock, mark your calendar, tie a bow around your finger but make a reservation. The place is excellent and highlights Venice and the Abbot Kinney scene. The food and service are excellent and although you might leave poorer, you will leave happy. I love this place.

Thank Grant R
Campbell, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first time back to Gjelina since last summer and they continue to evolve the menu with new takes of gastronomic excellence. We sat on the back patio and enjoyed a relaxing breakfast. My wife couldn't stop talking about her fresh blueberry pancakes as I savored the chef's choice... baby kale, wild rice, white beans with soft egg. Brilliant!

Thank BeachLover666
New York
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Gjelina was a delight to eat at. Has a very upbeat and eclectic atmosphere. The service was wonderful from the hostess, to the waiters, to the busboys. We really enjoyed eating here more like a tapas bar. We ordered many different dishes to try all the great food. Definitely worth a visit. A reservation a must!

Thank spicysindhi
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate lunch and sat outside in the garden area. Food and setting was wonderful.. Oysters on the 1/2 she'll, kale salad, pasta, sandwiches along with a rose wine and beer. All was fresh and prepared just right! Can't miss with this restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner .

Thank Denise H
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at Gjelina many, many times during my visits to Venice, around three times a year for the last several. It's simply on another level from most restaurants. The menu is familiar yet everything has a twist or a turn that makes it outstanding. Just try the Kale salad and marvel. Yellowtail? Sublime. Lamb sausage pizza? Delicious beyond reason.... More 

Thank BryanSt60
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a afternoon strolling Venice Beach we drove over to the cool neighborhood of Abbot Kinney and luckily we could get ourselves a table at Gjelina. This was a happening restaurant with a great space. Staff were friendly and the place had a great vibe. There were so many amazing things on the menu and it was hard to choose... More 

Thank Nadina S
Little Rock, Arkansas
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our family here for breakfast.... And I was so happy. My husband is a, "Give me a breakfast burrito and I'm good." Kind of guy :) and I have a 16 (vegan) and 4 year old too... What a great breakfast! Our service was pleasant and quick, and our food was so beautiful and flavorful. We wanted a... More 

Thank Michelle M
Annecy, France
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant. Delicious food served with a huge choice of wines (french, italian, californian...). Gjelina is full all the time, make a reservation!

Thank badev2012
Kansas City, Missouri
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here on both trips to Los Angeles and recommend a reservation here if you're considering it. I've been fortunate enough to hit the right time of night both times, but it can be very busy in the evenings. Things that I remember most about my visits are the changing food menu with very fresh local specialties and the... More 

Thank Jeff B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Gluten Free, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 310-450-1429

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

Neighborhood Profile
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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