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1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA 90291
1429 Abbot Kinney BoulevardUSCalifornia90291
$$$American Restaurant, BarToday 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Monday 8:00 am – 12:00 amTuesday 8:00 am – 12:00 amWednesday 8:00 am – 12:00 amThursday 8:00 am – 12:00 amFriday 8:00 am – 12:00 amSaturday 8:00 am – 12:00 amSunday 8:00 am – 12:00 am
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Hot spot for seasonal New American cuisine presented in a rustic-chic dining room.- Google
"The butterscotch pot de creme dessert is delicious!"
"The warm strawberry & rhubarb crisp with almond gelato is FANTASTIC."
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For starters, the fennel salami pizza and the ricotta mushroom agnolotti were great. Service and ambiance stunk! I felt like they were trying to rush us out from the start of service. We had reservations, we confirmed, and we got there on time. We ordered over $125 worth of food (for 2 people) and the food didn't even come out in any kind of sensible order. Oysters took forever to get, but once that finally came out, all of our food was brought out to us as quickly and in no particular order. We felt rushed and felt like they were trying to push us out--which they were! So, when we finished our food, our waiter assumes we were ready to leave and didn't offer us dessert! Just "do you want a coffee before you go?" When we asked about dessert, he had to ask the hostess if we could stay! We had only been there for an hour! Though the waiter gave us a thumbs up and a 30 min max for our table, we felt like we should have just left because of the poor service, but we stayed so we could experience what makes Gjelina a staple in this neighborhood. While we were waiting for dessert, we noticed that the same thing was happening to the couple at the table next to us. They were bringing their food out so quickly, they had to ask the waiter to hold on their food. He said sure but it would be under a heat lamp waiting for them in the kitchen. We were so disappointed by the lack of professionalism we talked to the manager just so he knew about our experience. Eat here with caution; the food is good, but it's loud, really dark, and you just don't know if they'll even allow you to enjoy your food before making you leave.
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Mary Dawson
3 months ago
Really amazing food with a great atmosphere make this LA tradition a keeper. The food is inventive and always delicious while being playful with its ingredients and preparation. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all equally delicious at this place and Abbot Kinney beckons to you after your amazing meal which can greatly help you walk off the extra weight that can be the consequence of delicious food.
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Kate Jones
4 months ago
Everything was done with great care - simple, clear flavours very well executed. We had a great table in a little nook, attentive and knowledgeable service.
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Amanda Hoskinson
3 months ago
One of the hippest spots in Venice. Go to the take out spot, pet some dogs, and sit on a milk cart. When one of us is going on a trip out of town, my friends and I go here as a sending off. It's definitely an LA experience.
4 months ago
Why on earth would Gjelina change a great, classic sandwich, their pork meatball sub, to a pork meatball on a soft bun? The contrast between their wonderfully crisp baguette and the softer meatballs made for a wonderful sandwich. They should call their new version the mush burger. The meatballs are wonderful, and fortunately unchanged, but the soft bun does nothing for the sandwich. Sometimes change for changes sake is not an improvement. I hope the chef realizes it, or enough people complain. and they go back to the original, or at least give they paying public a choice. There's nothing more frustrating then being told they can't make it when you're staring at baskets full of baguettes. My guess is they'll probably take it off the menu with the logic that nobody orders it anymore.
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Mabelle Greenfield
3 months ago
This place is AWSOME. Small plate share. The roasted peach and Prosciutto ham was amazing The Egg plant on top of sourdough was also as good. Best drink Ginger honey line Pilsner beer
Patricia Pessi
2 months ago
The best thing that can happen is unexpectedly find the flavour you are looking for when you are traveling around. Thank you GJelina! The gnnochi with tomato sauce (that is much more than a tomato sauce) is perfect!
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Sarah Koo
5 months ago
Huge menu with something for everyone any meal of the day. Highlights are seasonal/rarer vegetables prepared in innovative ways. Equally appropriate to do a simple pizza-and-wine dinner or a more elaborate one with a bunch of shared small plates.


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