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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in La La Land and 2 other guides
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1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740 (Milwood)
+1 310-450-1429
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
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An extremely unpleasant experience at the overhyped and overrated Gjelina at Venice this week. The situation we faced there was at its core a problem with the restaurant’s self-perception and arrogance in the face of very understandable circumstances: the establishment places its pompous ’NO MODIFICATION’ policy as a priority over a guest's legitimate medical needs. I am pregnant, and not... More 

Thank daniaisma
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great spot on Abbott Kinney to spend a couple hours on the weekend. Delicious food and excellent wine list. Loved the Austrian Riesling.

Thank dpigat
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was soooooooooooo excited to eat here, and it was so disappointing. The food was ok -- not exceptional in general, but the vegetable plates we had were quite good. However, the service was not very good, at all. Inattentive, waiting for water while servers chat at the bar, lack of familiarity with the menu, etc. Not what i would... More 

Thank Joshe12
Manchester, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great place, we ate here shortly after it opened and booked ahead, I guess you'll need to book further in advance now. Our table was in the back patio/garden area outside. It's sleek, modern, the food is excellent, you'll pay for it, but it's work the money. All the food we had was so good. The pizza is... More 

Thank worldwide002
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took take out food. Yummy turkey reuben sandwich with fresh sauerkraut mix. To die for even after having turkey on Thanksgiving. Not a big drink selection with take out but maybe I missed it. Benches outside provide perfect people watching place.

Thank Kristine P
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic restaurant with excellent food (menu changes daily) and great staff. We loved it so much we went back again before we left Los Angeles. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank northsidegirlDublin
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I heard about this place for a while and was finally able to get a reservation. Gjelina definitely lived up to the hype!! The food and experience is as unique as the spelling of the name. The food was unique, flavorful, healthy and TOTALLY Venice!! There is great energy in the main and rear rooms and it's always packed. It's... More 

Thank Brian C
Kentfield, California
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped for lunch but because I didn t have time I ate from the take away spot. Amazing pizza! I ordered 3 pizzas: guanciale, anchovy, and tomato with burrata. Amazing!!!!!

Thank landimarco
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the chance to have dinner at Gjelina the other night with a couple of friends. I have loved the place and the atmosphere, food is excellent and service friendly and efficient. we have chosen to stay outside and since it became chilly they have offered us blankets that we enjoy a lot and made the dinner even more... More 

Thank Silvianegrifirman
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the service was superb. in a place like this, I requested the waiter to pick the top dishes. the first dish (oysters) blew my mind.. as he kept bringing the next dishes, it kept getting better and better. the taste was beyond satisfaction that I was simply speechless in that moment of enjoyment.

Thank zeemak1

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
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: +1 310-450-1429

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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