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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
Closed now
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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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Santa Monica, California
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a lovely evening recently celebrating the birthday of a close friend. The menu is quite eclectic and the hostess was very knowledgeable about it. They also have beer on tap which is always a plus for me. Reservations are hard to get so book early. We shared several small plates and all were delicious. My only quibble would... More 

Thank Colson1010
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to this place as it was recommended to us. We were told to go for lunch as it is impossible to get a table for dinner. When we arrived we were told that we could get a table in 20 minutes (although we could see at least 2 tables free) and that we would get a text when... More 

Thank Nathalie M
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for a hipster cafe with great food and coffee, then Gjelina is it. We visited for breakfast and enjoyed delicious pancakes and eggs. I love me a good pancake and this place had a great selection. The 9 grain pancake was sensational! So much so I'm buying their cookbook. Located on Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, you can... More 

Thank Jusfardelli
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time at Gjelina on Venice beach. The food was healthy, fresh and yummy. There was a long wait but it was worth it. We walked around the neighborhood while waiting and then got a message to arrive. We had kale salad, pizzas and veggie dishes. Not cheap but also not overpriced. Sit wherever and enjoy the... More 

Thank Megandshai
Brasilia, DF
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went at 5pm and we ask for a pizza and some drafts beers. Everything was awsome. The pizza is delicious and the Pale Ale draft beer is very good. We had to get out at 6:30 pm because the table was reserved. I really will return there!

Thank Ffs51
Melbourne, Australia
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382 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gjelina was recommended to us and we weren't disappointed. The wait was 45 minutes but that's OK because they text you when your table is ready so you can go for a wonder down Abbot Kinney Boulevard which is great. We were put on a commune table which was fine although a little squashed at first. The staff are very... More 

Thank kgreenwood
Scottsdale, Arizona
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280 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was rated as one of the top restaurants in the country, it has flocks of people lining up to wait for a common table, and is part of the popular food scene in Venice Beach along Abbot Kinney Blvd. We were underwhelmed by the common tables where you share space with 10 others or so. It is too... More 

Thank AmanJunkieBoston
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81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing, either if you go for their pizzas or for a healthier option Good for brunch, lunch and dinner The only problem is that it is very noisy

Thank Tania R
Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped into this spot while walking around Abbot Kinney. The pizza we ordered were burnt around the crust. Ingredients were okay but not the best in terms of quality and quantity. The vegetarian and the lamb pizzas are recommended. Salads were ok. They have a mandatory 20% service charge on the bill. The service was not enthusiastic enough to... More 

Thank Kwoksrus
Medford, Oregon
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in a larger group and asked for different plates to keep coming, so we could taste several. Everything was outstanding, genuine and creative. Bravi! Also the atmosphere is lively and conducive to having a pleasant time.

Thank ChefLuigiBo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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